Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Teeny Trees to Trendy Balloons!!

That's the story of my card!! When I saw the Waltzingmouse sketch challenge this week... the first thing I thought of was trees or something in the sky, balloons etc....

So I decided that I could wanted to try to turn the stamps from WMS Teeny Trees into balloons... trendy ones... well, two trendy ones and one normal one!!

 Stamped four images from Teeny Trees onto vanilla cardstock, punched out two, and fussy cut the last, added some jute twine, and popped up for dimension. Embossed the background with the SU textile folder, added a few strips of dp from Authentique Lively and sewed around the edges. Sentiment is from WMS Compact Sentiments and was stamped onto an oval nestabilitie and tucked inside the top dp horizontal pattern. A lace bow to finish.

Ha, did it work???

I'm thinking the placement of my right balloon should have been a little bit higher but, overall I think the images make some adorable "trendy" balloons!!

Here's Teresa's fabulous sketch...

The Holidays are coming and I'm getting busy!! Work has been crazy... I started my Christmas shopping late (although I'm almost done) and my youngest has a Birthday next weekend. The pressure is on!! We've got a dinner date at the Melting Pot on Friday for Haley's birthday... it's her fav. It is a fondue place.. dinner is long as you cook everything at table (courses include cheese fondue with veges, salad, meat/fish/chicken fondue, then chocolate fondue with strawberries-marshmallows-bananas- etc. etc.) It's fun and great food!!

The sketch challenge/submissions run until noon on Friday so there's still time to play... details here.

Lastly, Waltzingmouse stamps is starting to ship from the US... so, if you have hesitated to purchase due to international shippin prices.. check out the store and look for this symbol


Although, I have to say... I love when I get mail stamped "Royal Mail" like today (whoo hoo- I'm thinking I've been good and Santa sent a present!!) ...silly I know!!

Thanks for stopping by!! Appreciate all the kind words... read every one!! Hope you're having a wonderful week and looking forward to the Holidays!!

13 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Your card is perfect, I love the stamps you used and that yummy embossing too.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a fun card Vickie! Love the Trendy Balloons!

Wanda Cullen said...

Way to rock those creative genes and think outside the box! Fun card! We have a Melting Pot in Charlottesville but haven't been there yet...it's on my bucket list!

Marisa said...

You always rock this sketch challenge, Vickie! Love the balloons and that embossed BG. Great card :) Enjoy celebrating your daughter's birthday. The restaurant sounds delicious!

Kelly S. said...

YES, trendy balloons! Love them, Vickie! Love how they are all tied up in that sweet lace...matches the background so perfectly!

Marybeth said...

Vickie I think the balloons( trendy trees) are in just the perfect spot. Such an adorable card and I love seeing these colors this time of year. Have fun at the Melting Pot and Happy Birthday to your daughter(?) The embossed paper almost looks like material. Enjoy the rest of your week.

Cathy Weber said...

Great idea Vickie to make the balloons from Teeny trees! So smart of you, love the twine string and the lace bow. That SU folder is one of my favorites!

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

FABULOUS DESIGN!!! So cool and beautiful! Love your card! have a nice week-end, hugs, Karin

Renee said...

Love those trendy tree balloons...
how absolutely fabulous!!
I'll be borrowing that idea...
just to let you know! :)
Love your creativity...
always gorgeous! :)

Julia Aston said...

what fun balloons Vickie! very creative use of the trees!! love the lace and that Emb folder is my absolute fav!

Heather Jensen said...

Super cute! I love the embossed background. :)

Deborah Frings said...

I think your balloons are fab! Love the background texture and the gorgeous lace ribbon! Super card!

Jean Martin said...

Happy New Year Vickie!!! OMGoodness I love your card! The texture is sooo beautiful! Love it! :)