Search This Blog

February 1, 2013

I won! How Uplifting!

Hi, everyone!
I had a great surprise this morning in Blogland.....I had entered a card into the Fresh Brewed Designs Caffeine Crazy Challenge the other day, and was so happy to have won three digi's from the Fresh Brewed Shop! Woohoo! (Here's my original post for the card I had entered).
One of the images I picked was Java Hot Air Balloon. I knew when I saw it exactly what I wanted to do with it (I LOVE when that happens, don't you?!). It is a CAS card, not like me, but this is actually what I pictured, so I'm glad it worked out! lol!

Click Image to Enlarge

I used four of the image, each sized differently, and then created my cloud background in PhotoShop. If you look closely at the balloons, the brown strips of the balloon are made up of a bunch of coffee beans. I was sorry I lost the detail of the beans when I shrunk my balloons down enough to have them all in the space I needed. :0(  My image and the base layer for it were cut using Spellbinders dies. I've been stuck on these decled rectangles for a week, or so. I just love them! I added the flags using some CTMH Waxy Flax. I like it a little better than hemp twine - you can shape it and it stays a bit better. It's a lot like dental floss. lol!
I used my new EK Success Mini Pendants punch for my flags, and Sizzix Strip for the alphabet letters.

That's it, folks! Just quick and simple again today! If you like my card, please consider checking out my other creations, and I'd love to have you follow me. ======>>
PLease leave a comment so I can come by to do the same for you on your page! :0)
Happy Crafting!

This card has been entered into the following challenges:

Fresh Brewed Designs - Anything Goes
Moving Along With the Times - Punch It Out 
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
The Perfect Sentiment - Die-cut


  1. Congrats on your win! The card is great :) I love the way you did the sentiment.

  2. Congratulations Cheryl! Your work is amazing, so I am not surprised!!

  3. Congratulations on your win Cheryl, the card is fabulous I do like the balloon image.
    Kevin xx

  4. Congratulations! Glad you won!

    Love you card! The banners look so cute running down the side of the card.

  5. Love the CAS, Cheryl, and how you repeated the balloon! What a great way to do the sentiment. Love the new header, too.

  6. Ooops, forgot my DT hat.... So glad you are playing in our "Die Cut" challenge at Perfect Sentiments this week. Hope to see you again soon. :-D
    NanaConnie DT

  7. oh this is fabulous .. i love the little penants
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for our punch it out challenge
    Lisa x

  8. Great idea with the banner. Very cute.

  9. Oh this is fabulous and brilliant too, love how you used the banners for the sentiment.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge.


  10. OH HOW ADORABLE!!! I LOVE THIS!!!! Very happy, colorful, caffeinated ;) and totally uplifting!
    Great design.
    I Am so happy to have you share this with us at our January month long prize challenge.
    Heather D.


I read and enjoy every one of your comments! Thank you so much!