Thursday, February 9, 2017

Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration's February Blog Hop

Can you believe it is already time for our February Blog Hop?  And with it being February and close to Valentine's Day our theme is Love is in the Air!  I was happy to play with a bundle that I haven't really used so much along with a fun Love theme.  As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number 9 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Donna at Geek Squad Crafting. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.

So the bundle I decided to use is the Lift Me Up bundle.  I just love the Hot Air Balloon, even though I think I would never have the guts to go up in one.  Here is my first card:

I used my favorite Valentine's Day color combination of Real Red and Pool Party with a touch of Crumb Cake.  I used the framelits to cut out all the parts of my balloon from the Sending Love DSP stack.  I used Pool Party to stamp the clouds on Whisper White and cut them out with the framelits.  I thought the Love is in the Air was the perfect sentiment!  Here is the inside:

I stamped the little love heart from the Lift Me Up stamp set and added a strip of Sending Love DSP.  I really love using up all the little scraps of my patterned paper this way.  

Here is the other card I made:

Okay, full disclosure here.  I stumbled upon this card from a mistake.  Originally I had intended on using the detailed balloon die cut from Gold Foil on top of the balloon in the previous card.  But I thought it looked a little too busy so I decided to use to make it the star of this card.  I put it over the Fabulous Foil Acetate.  I added a strip of Sending Love DSP underneath the sentiment and added a gold bow.  I finished the card off with some Real Red enamel hearts on the balloon.  Here is the inside:    

I decided to heat emboss a gold balloon and added another strip of DSP at the bottom.  

Thank you so much for stopping by today to see my projects!  Next up is Jen G. at Faith.Grace.Stamp.  I can't wait to see her fabulous creations!

Blog Hop Participant List:

  1. Nichole L. at Scrappy Stamps & Ink
  2. Cathy A. at Maine Mountain Stamper
  3. Tobe B. at The Craft Sea
  4. Diana E. at Stampin' Fun with Diana
  5. Pamela W. at Stinky Tofu
  6. Darcy J. at Dj's Stampin' Place
  7. Melissa S. at The Stamp Doc
  8. Cheryl H. at Create with Cheryl
  9. Donna S. at Geek Squad Crafting
  10. Jennifer G. at Jenny G Paper Crafts
  11. Jen G. at Faith.Grace.Stamp
  12. Jen P. at By the Shore Stamping
  13. Bree W. at Craft-somnia Momma
  14. Tonya B. at Stampin' with Tonya
  15. Kim R. at Stamping with Kim
  16. Darla R. at Stampin' with Darla


    1. Great piecing of the balloon in the first card. Pool Party and Real Red are my go to Christmas card colors. :)

    2. I love both of your cards. I really like the ballloon without the detailed piece...never would have thought to do that.

    3. Love your cards! I haven't seen it done like the first card & it's simple & very nice! Thanks for the idea!