Are you hearing the 5th Dimension? "Wouldn't you like to ride in my beautiful balloon?" At least for me it's a song I like. I often get stuck with things like the themes for old TV shows, "Dallas" in particular, that drive me insane. Once they get in there it's hard to get them out. So I will enjoy this song as it comes and goes through my head for who knows how long.
A short time ago I (along with 6 other stampers) won the Mojo98 contest and the prize was my choice of a Verve stamp set with a value of up to $24. I didn't have any Verve stamps so it was a really tough decision because there are so many great sets to choose from. I have been following the A Paper Melody blog for awhile and Melody had posted a few cards using this set and they sold me on the "Up, Up and Away" set. If you have some time go visit her blog, she's a very talented, you'll like what you see.
Now onto my card. The Pile It On challenge #12 is "good things come in threes" so I stamped the tree and the clouds three times, and each tree has three Taylor's Tiny Twinkles. You can enlarge the picture by clicking on it and you will be able to see those tiny twinkles better, however I must warn you that if you see them you will probably want them. In the upper corner I placed three square orange bling that are Darice Self Stick Gems. I picked 3 sheets of double sided designer paper from Grandma's Kitchen, Pretty Pinwheel, Dippity Dot and Simple Stripes. I used both sides of the papers. For the Pile It On challenge the theory is to do more than one challenge. I used the sketch challenge from Shirley's 2 Girls Twisted Thursday Challenge #22 and as the name implies they have a twist, this week is to "punch" something and running around in my head was the No Time to Stamp challenge "Polka Dots". I didn't have any polka dot paper with me so I needed to run out to pick some up and then I saw the EK Success "Swiss Cheese" border punch and had to have that, and I got the paper I mentioned before. So I punched the edges of the maroon cross strip of paper and got polka dots and punch at the same time. Since the stamped image is a hot air balloon it also works for the Paper Cutz challenge #5 to use something that flies.
The images were stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa and Bamboo Leaves. I distressed the edges of the papers with a scissor and my fingernail and then inked them with the Bamboo Leaves.
Well, I hope you enjoyed your visit here today, before you go, I'm asking you to click the pink ribbon, it's a simple and free thing you can do. I'd also like to say thanks (a much belated thanks) to the wonderful people over at Pile It On, when they saw my ribbon they not only clicked on it but they added it to their page and they get a lot more views than I do, so a big thank you goes out to Pile It On.