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Sunday, August 7, 2011

SSSC129....Happy Birthday



Good Morning Peeps!!!
It is Sunday which means it's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.

Here is the SWEET sketch Karen has for us this week:


I have been wanting to play around with this new set I got with my first big order from the new Stampin Up catalog called "Up, Up & Away". I loved it right away when I saw it and haven't had a chance to play with it so today was the day!

I love hot air balloons, I have never rode in one but I have saw some up close. The first vacation that my DH and I took after we were married, almost 35 years ago, was to Colorado. DH was raised there and he wanted to show me around. I have to say I love Colorado, the mountains, the sites, the smells, the fresh air and beautiful rivers. On that vacation we spent most of our time camping, yes we were hippies, LOL!!!! We would see alot of the sites and visit some of his family and friends during the day and at night we stayed in various campgrounds. We were in and around Denver, Colorado Springs and Golden, DH is from Arvada, which is outside of Denver. One early morning we were awaken to some very loud swooshing sounds, when we came out of our tents we saw hundreds of beautiful, colorful hot air balloons launching. It was a spectacular site and one of my fondest memories of that trip. I also sprained my ankle so bad I couldn't walk for days on that trip but that is another story!!
This card is for my DH's birthday, next month and inside there will be tickets for us to take a hot air balloon ride, hopefully!



The base of the card is real red and the DS paper I used is from the Stampin' Up Big Top Birthday paper pack. It is a bright one and not my usual style, but I have dreamed of making DH this card every since I first saw this set.

I hope you can find some time to play along with us this week, I would love to see what you come up with, create a card or scrapbook page with this sketch and then go to Karen's blog and link up your project for all of us to see.

OK, let's see what the rest of the Sweet Sunday Sketch Team has in store for us this week:



Karen-Paper Playhouse- is taking a few weeks off




Well, thank you for stopping by today and HAPPY STAMPING!!!

Vicki

19 comments:

Jen Tapler said...

GORGEOUS as always Vicki!! We were thinking alike as far as colors (love it when I think like the oh so talented Vicki!!). I actually have this stamp set...hoping I can come up with something this awesome when I finally have a chance to get it inky!!

Sarah-Jane Kalé said...

Gorgeous Vicki!! This is such a FUN card. I LOVE those balloons.. definately on my Wish List!!!

xx SJ

Cindy Beach said...

Another absolutely FABULOUS card, Vicki, I love your bold balloons and delightful scene. Your work is gorgeous!
Great story too, reminded me of my own camping days in Colorado.

Wendy said...

This is awesome and I enjoyed reading about your fond memeories of camping and the hot air balloon memory! I hope you guys can go on one! That'd be so cool! Love your card, so bright and most adorable! When is Ed's birthday?

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Karen Giron said...

I love this card, Vicki! The colors are fab and I love the way you popped the balloons up over the edge. I may be just a bit biased about Colorado you know, but I agree, it's gorgeous here! We camped almost every weekend growing up too - it's just so fun!

Lynn said...

This is fabulous Vicki! Loved reading about your thoughts on Colorado and seeing the hot air balloons! (hippi lol). Everything about your card is fantastic, the cheerful colors, the fun popped up hot air balloons and designer papers!

Dawn Easton said...

Totally fun, Vicki! Love all that brightness and sweet paper pieced balloons! I wish I could have ordered it yesterday but I'd spent a LOT already...ha....next order ;)

Linda McClain said...

Vicki - What a great card. My home town used to host a hot air balloon festival - they are amazing up close! your card captured it well.

Kathy Martin said...

Awesome! Love the balloons and bright, happy colors! :)

Allison said...

Such a fun awesome card! Now I regret not ordering that stamp set!

Dana White said...

Vicki this is so cute; love how the balloons are outside the panel

Heidi said...

I love this set! and this card is so stickin cute. Great job TFS
Heidi
-www.stampinking.blogspot.com

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

OOOOOH! This is AMAZING Vicki! LOVE these papers and those hot air balloons!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow, Vicki, this is fantastic! Love the bright colors and how you've popped up just the balloons. My husband and I were very lucky to ride in one once and it truly was amazing. A definite 'bucket list' experience!

Stephanie said...

Hi Vicki! That's a wonderful card, the clouds and birds look so beautiful behind the sweet hot air balloons!

Thanks for sharing your fun memories! That must have been truly exciting and lovely to wake up to the balloons.

maryr917 said...

This is just the cutesbirthday cary with us

maryr917 said...

Well I am using an iPad and obviously I don't know what I am doing based on the previous comment. I love this card Vicki And also the sweet memory you shared with us. Hope you get to take your balloon ride

maryr917 said...

Well I am using an iPad and obviously I don't know what I am doing based on the previous comment. I love this card Vicki And also the sweet memory you shared with us. Hope you get to take your balloon ride