Sunday, August 1, 2010

Smiling summer

This card is for 2 challenges: using the fun sketch at Get Sketchy, and using chipboard for Jenny's Scrappy Saturday Challenge.  I didn't think I had any chipboard, but I found a tags and frames set tucked away, and just inked these parentheses with some green ink.   When I saw the sketch, my mind made it into a little garden plot, with rows of vegies and flowers.  That led me to the wonderful summer colors in the Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety mini deck, and then to the Hero Arts digital Poetic Petals.   The sentiment is an old favorite from a Hero Arts clear set called Thoughtful Messages.

I'll also share a picture of what we saw outside our back patio Friday evening.  We here in Canton, Ohio are celebrating the beginning of our Pro-Football Hall of Fame Festival, which begins with a balloon festival.  We had about 8 or 10 balloons pass over our house - this was the most unusual one:


Yes, it really was this close!  I think they were heading for an adjacent golf course to land in.  

21 comments:

  1. Hi Lin! The CC papers on your card caught my eye! So cute! And the ladybug balloon looks right at home on your blog! What a fun event!

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  2. My! What big ladybugs you have in Ohio! ;) That had to be a fun sight to see :) Love your card-its just delightful! Glad you could join us at Wee Memories :)

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  3. What a fantastic sight an enormous ladybird LOL. Love the card, so bright and cheerful and love the image. Tracy x

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  4. Too fun!! Love your card too!! So pretty! :) :) :)

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  5. Lin, I love your card! Really love how you made your little garden with the sketch and the great CC papers. How fun to have a parade right in your "backyard"! Thanks for sharing the Giant Ladybug.
    bless you!

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  6. Lin this card is so pretty- I just love those papers and that gorgeous sunflower! The ladybug balloon is too cute also.
    Stop by my blog- I've got a fun award for you!

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  7. What fun to have a parade of balloons ...literally parade though your yard sista!! I love how you used all the patterned paper and cut the big daisy for your card.. It's so Beautiful! Sending hugs,Kathy

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  8. Lin this is such a pretty card. very colourful and bright. Love the balloon.. being that close you would have heard it too.... they can be quite noisy.

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  9. Looks like a beautiful day for a parade! How fun to see these big balloons so close by! Love your summer card, Lin! The vertical strips of paper look so pretty with the big flower!

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  10. Beautiful card, Lin! Love the garden-y colors! :)

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  11. Beautiful card with the assorted papers and I LOVE that flower!

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  12. Beautiful card. Love the papers and the fabulous flower. Now that balloon is too fun. Look out the window and see that is enough to make you think you are seeing something. :)

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  13. Oh my gosh how fun would it be too see so many balloons fly by! Love your card, love how you did the chipboard as a frame to the flower!

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  14. Lin- I just can't tell you how much I love this card!! Sunflowers are my favorite flower (they were the flower in my wedding) and you have captured their happiness in your card! Love the embellishments and paper choices! Just FAB!

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  15. love your take on the sketch and the pps you used! lovely card, Lin! that ladybug balloon is sooooo adorable!! it must be so fun to see in person!! thanks for sharing!

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  16. I love the bits of paper along the bottom! Thanks for playing the wee memories challenge!

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  17. NIIIIICE Lin, what a smart way to use up those scraps. I am so guilty of just throwing out EVERYTHING.. have u seen how small my desk is? LOL, but awesome idea!

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  18. love the sunny flower there, lynn! is it mere coincidence that the lady bug balloon is also on a sunflower? ;)

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  19. Gorgeous card Lin! I love your mix of colours and patterns on the bottom panel - I'm thinking fab quilt!! The flower and delicate punched border are beautiful too! What an amazing hot air balloon, that must have been some sight seeing all those balloons fly right over your house!

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  20. my little boys would have LOVED seeing all the different balloons passing by. and so up close too!
    like all the PPs in your flower card!

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