Sunday, August 23, 2009

Birthday Balloons

Hot air balloons, that is! Hello my crafting friends! I finally have something to share that I don't have to save for another day. I've been working on several things for the coming week, but last night I decided to put together a quick card for a little girl who is turning 13 next Sunday. Her mom says she loves hot pink and black... especially zebra print. Well, I don't have any zebra print (which is hard to believe since I'm not lacking in the paper department), but I thought of this awesome paper by Papertrey Ink. Plus, I'm looooooong overdue showing my Papertrey Ink stamps some love!

This stamp set, called Everyday Button Bits, is just one of the most clever stamp sets I've ever seen! The outlines are there for you, and you just fill in the spaces with buttons! Since I happen to LOVE buttons, it's a match made in heaven for me! And, of course, PTI carries the most awesome selection of buttons in colors to coordinate with their exclusive line of cardstock and designer papers. This card was a snap to put together. Everything is from PTI. I stamped the birthday greeting inside because I just couldn't see a good spot on the front without making the card look too cluttered.

Well, back to my busy day. School starts tomorrow for my two youngest (we start late out here in California), so we've got final preparations for that. We were supposed to go to the beach today, but that got postponed due to weird monsoony weather along the coast, which has made for a very muggy day inland. We're getting a taste of the humidity most of you endure every summer. I think most of my time will be spent indoors today.

Don't forget, there's still time to play in the inaugural Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge for a chance to win a truly beautiful stamp set from Our Daily Bread Designs AND recognition as a Shining Star, and there's still time to play in the inaugural challenge for La-La Land Crafts for a chance to win a 25% discount on your order AND recognition as one of the Top Three, so hurry on over to join us! And if that's not enough, check out the awesome sketch Korin has for us at The Sweet Stop! I don't know about you, but I know what I'm doing later this afternoon!

Have a wonderful day and I hope to see you back here soon!


Stephanie said...

Looks awesome, even without zebra print!! =)

Cat said...

So cute! I'm sure the Birthday girl will love it!

Anonymous said...

Looks great, Lisa!! I especially love the "button balloons" -- what a great idea!! =)

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so pretty, love the red and black.

Kristine said...

Lisa Lisa Lisa, this is absolutely FABULOUS! She's gonna LOVE this! I know I do. She's got good taste with her color combo, =0) Love black white and hot pinK!

And that stamp set is sooo BRILLIANT! I'm so glad you got to just stamp for fun and not have to save it for later. I'm gonna have to go check out that stamp set now, LOL! LOVE THAT! Hope you're having a relaxing Sunday afternoon!

Patti J. said...

Girl, you and I are so much alike! I just ordered this stamp set this week - in fact, it will be in my mailbox probably tomorrow! Lol, how funny! Your card is so adorable- the 13 y.o. will truly love it!

Irina said...

Really great card in the PTI style, LOVE it!!

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW - these stamps are super cute!!! My mind is just racing at the possibilites and all the buttons and bits in my stash!! And what a fabulous colour combo - perfect teenager colours!!!
Am looking forward to seeing your other "secret" projects!!
Hope going back to school goes well - I'm counting down to my next holidays - 2 weeks off in September - and the start of Spring - woohooooo

Kristine said...

I know I already commented on this, but I just really love this one. Very cute with those polka-dots and the COLORS! Great card.