Friday, March 2, 2018

Hot Air Birthday Balloons...Just Us Girls Challenge #430~Balloons


Already we're into March is my niece's birthday! She's 8! EIGHT!! Oh my stars; where has the time gone! We'll be celebrating with her - and my nephew, who turns 6 - SIX! - in a couple weeks. Celebration #1 will happen when we head to visit at their place and then, Celebration #2 (shhh...this one is a surprise...) when they stop at our place to-and-from their Spring Break vacation. I'm so excited (although this growing up stuff needs to slowwwwww down!).

Anyway...Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #430~Word Week, where lovely Maria is inviting us to play with Balloons. How fun, right!

We're warmly welcoming talented Stef Perry as our March GUEST DESIGNER; you'll adore her card!  My teammates have some incredible inspiration happening, too; please drop by their places and leave them a comment to brighten their day: Sue, Angie, Vicki, Ina, Bobby, Nancy, Lisa, Maria.
Hot air balloons (Concord & 9th) from me, sailing through a puffy-clouds sky, on the wings of a gentle breeze, to deliver birthday wishes.  This one headed to my sister-in-law's mom - aka Grammy; the card for Ms. T will be revealed next week (shhhhh...that's a secret, too). 

Balloons...I love balloons and I know YOU do, too!
See you in the gallery!

Also sharing at:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge~Anything Goes

Seize the Birthday~Anything Goes

Always Happy Birthday March Challenge~Anything Goes

Thank you for dropping by!


Jeanne said...

Oh golly, the kiddos are growing up way too fast. Sure wish there was a "pause button" (from a Scotty McCreery song that is popular on the country music charts)! Your card is so fun! Love how you used the balloons for hot air balloons and how you added the doodling. Initially I thought you doodled, but then thought, maybe not. In any case, your balloons look fabulous. And your stenciled clouds...perfect! Enjoy those wonderful celebrations coming up! Hugs!

Vicki Dutcher said...

What fun designed balloons floating in the sky :)

Janis Lewis said...

Cute! Thanks for joining us at Always Happy Birthday.

Bobby said...

The clouds are so soft and fluffy behind your colorful hot air balloons, Carol. I've been up in one and would love to do it again.

Stef Perry said...

These hot air balloons are delightful, just floating along against that pretty sky! The cloud stenciling looks wonderful and I think it's so fun how you popped the balloons up over the stamped baskets.

Ina G said...

What fun fancy balloons here and how clever to make them into hot air balloons. Lovely blue sky in the background with just a few clouds hanging over. Enjoy those birthday celebrations won't you Carol.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) I love the hot air balloons, lovely colours and the design on them is fabulous! what an awesome set! The simple fluffy clouds background is perfect too :-)

Kids grow up so fast! I am sure you will have a great time at their parties :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x
p.s, I just noticed the lovely giraffe animation at the top of your sidebar, so cute!!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

I love your fun hot air balloons drifting on the gentle breeze in that beautiful sky! Love those patterns and their little baskets.

Lisa Kind said...

I love this C&9th set! You've created a great card with it! Pretty balloons!

Nancy said...

Sounds like a couple of fun celebrations ahead for you Carol! Love your hot Air Balloons and I think your sky looks ten times better than mine! Terrific job and hope you are back to your self by now!

Susanne Vargas said...

I can imagine that you are mega excited about the upcoming birthday parties!
Your colorful balloons are fun floating in the soft sky!

Macimbalo said...

Love your balloon card! So colorful and festive, that set is on my wish list! Love how you used it!

Billie A said...

Fun card and creative balloons and love the how you made them into hot air balloons. So glad you shared over at Always Happy Birthday.
Billie A
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Maria said...

What fantastic balloons! Love the doodles on them! Great job with this challenge!

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Always Happy Birthday, good luck!!! Amy DT

Greta said...

How can she be 8?! Balloons are always appealing to me--love this card, Carol!

Shelly said...

Oh, I'm loving those balloons! Such a cute card!