{4.1.2011} friends with flair

Happy Friends with Flair Day!

Just to warn you, today is April Fool’s day… don’t let anyone fool you!  Ha.

I have no tricks up my sleeve today, just some fabby stamps.

I love this Sunny Happy Skies Bella Blvd stamp set.

There is just something about this hot air balloon I can’t get enough of.  I paired it with the saying from Dutch Mustard Soup by Jillibean Soup.  This little card is based on two different challenges.  First, The Create: Blog! challenge this week was to create a grid based card.  I just got this Fine and Dandy paper by My Mind’s Eye and couldn’t wait to use it.  I am in LOVE with the teal, orange and kraft color combo.  So I created the grid using the little labels.  And then since I love this hot air balloon, I wanted to play in the In My Beautiful Balloon Challenge in the Moxie Fab World, which is, of course, to incorporate a hot air balloon.

Thanks for stopping by… check out the rest of the hoppers on the Unity blog.

stamps: Sunny Happy Skies, Dutch Mustard Soup {unity}
patterned paper: fine and dandy {My Mind’s Eye}
die cuts: labels 1 {spellbinders}
punches: clouds {mcgill}
tools: Corner Chomper


  1. Janna

    Hey Lisa! Gorgeous!!!!! Love it, your style is very special and so creative, thanks for sharing and inspiring! Janna

  2. Wendy ten Hove

    Oeh, I love this one, Lisa! All the papers go soooo really well together and I’m a big fan of hot air balloons, so this is gorgeous to me!! Love it!
    Hugs, Wendy

  3. Smita

    Love the little labels!

  4. Emily Niehaus

    This is fabulous, Lisa! Love the background!

  5. Julie Lacey

    Super cute card and layout, Lisa! Love it!!

  6. Emily Leiphart

    This is so cute, Lisa! I love how the sentiment/middle label is off-kilter like the balloon. Those papers are definitely yummy. Thanks for the into on the challenges! 😉

  7. Victoria

    Love the depth of the card and oh your balloon!!! SWEEEET!!! love it!!

  8. Marcy H.

    Beautiful Card!! Love it!

  9. Katrina

    So so cute and eye catching Lisa!!!!! Hugs, Katrina

  10. Natasha G.P.

    I like how you didn’t just make squares of paper, you used a special punch. One that I also own..thanks for the idea.

  11. Sharon Gullikson

    Oh, I really like that card. I also have a thing for hot air balloons. I went on one, and wasn’t scared at all. Just fun.

  12. B. Poteraj

    I really like the hot air balloon card. Nice job.

  13. mustavcoffee

    Hi Lisa, Great card, love the colours particularly:0)

    I hope it’s okay I’ve done a link on my blog for your watermarks? I’m really happy with mine, it’s so lovely to have it designed for me:0) xxx

  14. Lindsey

    These colours are awesome, Lisa! Great card.

  15. Rona

    Love this – totally adorable!

  16. Roslyn

    Oh – I love this card – love how you did the background!

  17. Beate

    Fantastic card, Lisa! Love your background , love that you mounted the clouds and balloon over the die-cut paper.
    Hugs and smiles

  18. Scrapcollectr57 (Cindy W)

    Wow…a great use for those lil scraps we hoard! Thx for the beautiful inspiration!

  19. jackie

    Love all your cards. I can see why you can’t get enough of the balloon stamp. I love it

  20. Sandy Ang

    Such a wonderful way you combined patterns and colours on your card. Love that hot air balloon.

  21. Eva

    Girlie, this is AWESOME!!!!!! So love the patched look and the balloon…LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!

  22. Glenda

    Absolutely fantastic! Great work!

  23. veronica

    great layout. love those colors.

  24. Cath

    Hey Lisa! Thanks for linking this up to the In My Beautiful Balloon Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I’m so glad you joined in on all the fun! 🙂

Your comments really make my day, thank you!