Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Love Lifts Us Up Where We Belong

Ok, does the blog title give away my age?  ;)  I wanted something catchy for the balloon motif used as my parents' anniversary card and that's where my brain went!  So, I'll go with it.  Now I can't get that song out of my head......

I had the Balloon Ride papers and hadn't really done anything with them yet.  This challenge was great timing; I used the papers to make 2 cards today!  This card is going over to Color My Heart Color Dare where we are challenged to use the colors from Balloon Ride or Crystal Blue, Creme Brulee and Sorbet.   

All of the papers are from Balloon Ride.  The flowers and vines (branches) were cut from the CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge.  The little gems are from the Mocha Gems (retired).  I used an embossing folder I won in a contest!  I think it is Darice.                                                                                                                                   

While I was working with Balloon Ride I decided to make a Birthday card for my stash.  I used Balloon Ride, Bronze Glitter Trim, Sparkle Gems Tan/Brown (retired), Crystal Blue CS, and the Joyful Birthday stamp set.  I love the bronze trim on the Balloon Ride paper!  This is going over to Heart 2 Heart where the challenge is Rhapsody in Blue.  The challenge is to use Blue and a musical motif is a bonus!  See the music on the blue balloon!

If you want any of this beautiful paper, visit KatiesCorner!  It's there along with all of the great CTMH goodies!


  1. Both cards are great! Love the embossed background on the first card. The flowers are a nice touch, too. Thanks for playing with us at Color My Heart.

  2. Another lovely card, Katrina! I love the tiny 3D flowers and leaves spilling out of the balloon basket and the Interlocking embossing folder you used. Your second card is very pretty also. Thank for playing along with us at the Color Dare--please join us again soon!
    :) Marie

  3. I love those little flowers! Great way to add some dimension. And the embossing pattern is beautiful. Thanks for joining the Color Dare this week.

  4. Both cards are beautiful! I love the dimension that those little flowers give the first card, and the over-stamped sentiment on the balloon of the second card is great. Thanks for taking the H2H Rhapsody in Blue challenge!

  5. Very pretty, I love them both, so pretty and so soft! Thanks for playing along with H2H Challenges!

  6. Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us at H2H!