Sunday, March 22, 2015

Green Balloons

I've been away and have also been on a mission to make a gift so my card making has suffered.  I went to see my daughter and family in OH and there are some great stores in her area, so I did what any "normal" paper lover would do....I shopped.  Does everyone hit every craft and scrap store when they are on a trip? One of the things I was looking for was a balloon die, and I found this one.  This is my first try using it. 

I am CAS challenged.  I like layers upon layers upon layers.  I love embossing.  So I am challenging myself to keep it clean and simple!  I think it's quite cute.  It's all I can do to not cut some patterned paper and layer the balloons.  :-)  
                              Saw this challenge at Addicted to CAS-Challenge #59 - GREEN 

Taylored expressions Up, Up & Away Cutting Plate layered on plain white cardstock
Hero Arts Operation Write Home "Year Round Sentiments" stamped with SU Wild Wasabi ink
Green paper from my stash
Mambi Stones Bling

I think this would make a great spring Birthday card too, so I'm linking it up to Cards in Envy-Spring is in the Air challenge.

Also linking this to a new site my friend Bobbi sent me...Never-Before-Used Schtuff
NBUS Challenge #4! Here We Go!


  1. Good for you - using your NBUS (never before used schtuff)!!!

  2. Sweet design! Thank you for sharing with ATCAS :)

  3. Love your card and the pretty Spring green balloons! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

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  4. I like your green balloons! Makes a great birthday card! I can see this as a die you would use a lot...I know I would...(Have to put that on my wish list!)
    I have two things in common with you. I also always look for craft stores when we go visit a new place/town. And I am also CAS challenged!

  5. Really love your CAS NBUS card ~ the balloons die and the HB font are so fab!!

  6. Yes, I do hit every crafty store when I go to an area way from home and I can see why you purchased these fun balloons! You did a great job restraining yourself and keeping your card CASlicious! It's a pleasure to meet you! Any friend of Bobbi's is a friend of mine! I hope you will pop back and click on the blue button on my side bar to join as a follower and I can introduce you to my other friends. Thank you for playing in my NBUS Challenge #4!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. Love those balloons & your great card!

  8. Love your CAS card with the pretty green balloons! Thank you for joining us at Cards in Envy ~ Marilyn