Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop ~

Hello ladies and gent!  I'm bopping in today with a card for the Papertrey Ink blog hop for January 2011.  The challenge for this month was to pull out a yet to be used stamp set or even one that was collecting dust...I must admit that I *had* to have the Up, Up & Away set plus additional sentiments when it was first released.  However, I didn't ink it up until now.  I even put it up for sale in the forum thinking it just wasn't my style.  I only had one nibble and chose to keep it.  I'm so glad I did!  This card is large - 5 1/4" square - and the base is acetate.  I also used Fillable Frames #4 - one of my faves from the Frames series.   
Thanks for stopping by!  Have fun along the hop!  :o) lyss

37 comments:

Julie E said...

What a shocking tale!!! I know there is no room for copics on these, but hot air balloons are soooo fun :>)
I see that you did let some of your aweinspiring ideas flow with the clouds though! Gorgeous!!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Beautiful, great job with the acetate too- always a tricky one.

wandaguess said...

Great card Alyssa! Love that set and now I have to get it out again since you've inspired me. Love it on the acetate.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

You and your perfect sponging. Did I spell sponging right? LOL This card is so pretty! It's fresh and cheery.

Nerina said...

Ooooh - this is gorgeous! I love the story you shared behind this set - and you really have made peace with it now and are putting it to fabulous use! Your sponged clouds are fantastic - and the the clear card base adds so much to the theme and feel of what you've created here - What a Beautiful Card!

Peggysuez said...

Nice job on the sponged clouds. Are you glad now you kept the set? :)

Amanda Profumo said...

Fabulous card! I have this set to and still haven't made an "acceptable" card! Great job... thanks for the inspiration!
P.S. I'm a *new* follower! :)

lesleyworth said...

FAB-U-LOUS!

Kara said...

awesome!!

Kay said...

I love how this looks as though you're looking out the window at some gorgeous hot air balloons going by- the clear cardstock is THE perfect touch for this!

Tracey McNeely said...

Very lovely card, aren't you glad you kept the set?

good_day1214 said...

Those sponged clouds are awesome! What a great card!

beckynoelle said...

lovely! those clouds are great!

Diane Jaquay said...

Very pretty and creative card!

Jen Carter said...

This is so cute!! Love all the color!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Wonderful card, love the layout and pretty colors!

Gayatri said...

Brilliant work. Great card :) Love all the details.

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Beautiful card!! I like the clear cardstock - makes it look like the entire card is taking off. Great layout too!

I'm Renee said...

A beautiful card!
Love the colors and the panels with the soft clouds...
absolutely beautiful.

Annheidel said...

Cute card! I love how you separated the cloud background into squares.

——>Katie Bolinger said...

I saw your card on the PTI blog hop and I only have time for a handful, no way I could get through all 253 cards. But I definitely wanted to comment on your eye catching card. Love the acetate base and I had the same feeling about this set. I accidentally bought the dies thinking I was getting the clouds then I had to get the set to go with it.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is STUNNING Alyssa! WOW! LOVE this!

Terri said...

Very cool! Love that cloud background. This is a set I need to use more too. Thanks for the inpiration!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love the cloud background and the floaty clouds and balloons! Great job!!

Colleen said...

Wow!I love cards.

Seattle home

Eva said...

Gorgeous....love the 4 pieces with all the clouds and your balloons that pop!

Amy Beth said...

Beautiful card! I love all the layers on the clear base!

Chris said...

this is fabulous!!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Adorable--I just love the window!

Chris L.

Cheryl Valadez said...

So cute!!! Hot air balloons are BIG in Albuquerque, so this card really catches my attention! Fabulous work, Alyssa!

Christina said...

This is such a cute design! You created an amazing background of clouds, and I love the clear card base. Fabulous card!

Linda said...

Simply gorgeous!

Stephanie said...

WOW! Just WOW! I absolutely love this card and probably my most favorite card that I have seen with this set. The clear card base is perfect with this. Just beautiful!

Pat said...

So much to love about this card - the acetate base (I always forget about this but LOVE how it looks), the clouds, the 4 quadrants. Great use of this set.

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

This is a wonderful card, love how you created that window effect!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Very pretty and cheerful looking card.

romantic said...

hi , beautiful cards; beautiful patterned paper, me i work at sex shop romantic and i have read your blog, have a nice day bye