Friday, August 30, 2013

Up, Up, & Away

X-Press It Paper
Favorite copic color combo: Teal, Yellow, Pink, Black
Hello Friends and Stampers,
I hope this long weekend takes you Up, Up, & Away from it all.  I am lucky this year, I get the long weekend as well!  Yippee.  So it really is an Inspiration Holly-Day! Time for some inking up those cute stamps I just got.  Speaking of Cute Stamps, Have you seen the Newer than Newest in the New Items section over at Loves Rubberstamps?  You really want to, trust me.  lol. 
Today I am using a technique I saw on Theresa's Blog Crafting the Web.  There is a light tan page in the Beautiful Life paper I used to stamp the balloons and clouds.  I colored the balloons up with my Copic Markers, but I was happy with the way the clouds looked, so I didn't color them. 
As usual, I inked up the images with my Memento Tuxedo Black.  I was thinking of inking up in another Memento Color, but decided it was too late at night for trial and error, lol.  I always talk myself out of that too, one day..... Anyway, I fussy cut them out and used my Blueprints 5 to guide me in this sketch.

I really love this paper and will be sad when I run out, lol.   I love the Balloon images as well.  I will most definitely be using this set again soon, as well as these fabulous blueprints.... I love them!  I also stayed with our Challenge this week - your favorite color combination. 

Thank you for all your kind words as I lived my drama out on my blog re: my Grandson's School start, lol.   I'm very passionate about my Children and when something effects them, it effects me deeply.  It's so hard to have that helpless feeling and have to watch them experience life.  I just want to protect them from every little thing.  As it turns out, Reed has a wonderful teacher and all the staff at the school are warm and helpful. 

My son Jeep is a serious student.  He wants to please the teacher and he really wants to please his parents with his grades.  He is super smart and is becoming a bit of an over achiever.  My grandson, Reed, is also super smart, but could care less who is impressed with his grades, lol.  He does not like any part of school work or studying.  He is very tenacious and into playing with his Ipad and all the other things that interest him.  So we have the daunting task of catching my Grandson up in school to his grade level and while he is only in the 2nd grade, he really is missing much of the first grade stuff and a few things from Kindergarten.  He is a wiz at Math though.  And while we are catching him up, we also have to keep our son motivated, lol.  Jeep has decided he would like to play the violin this year.  So my quiet little world is a bit chaotic right now, lol.  Tonight I wrote out a sentence I wanted Reed to write on his homework.  He told me I "do my y's funny".  I explained that I didn't pay enough attention in school and so I never really learned how to write them correctly.  He told me not to worry, he would teach me!  So now it's his mission to teach me what I missed in Grade School or cannot remember because after all, "It was a long, long, time ago when you went to school Gramma." 

Stay tuned for more, lol.

Thanks for Looking and for your kind Comments.



yyam said...

Such a sweet card!
Enjoy your long weekend!

Sue - bearhouse said...

Fabulous card Holly. I love the image, colours and wonderful papers.
Sue xx

*Vicki* said...

I really LOVE this image Holly!! Such gorgeous colors and a beautiful tribute to Summer! HUGS :)

Tress said...

Lol, okay, Gramma how are the lessons coming? Your card has a sophisticated air (no pun intended) to it! Very clean and elegant!

Tracy said...

The hot air balloons look amazing. Love to see them on cards and you did such a wonderful job using that sketch. Super fun card Holly! Hugs!

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Holly! Those hot air balloons look awesome! Hope you have a great weekend! Thanks for joining along with MFT :)

Ellen said...

Wonderful card Holly! Love the papers and those clouds are awesome! Enjoy your hollyday weekend!!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Wonderful card, Holly! Love the hot air balloons and great take on the sketch!

Berni Cuttino said...

Fabulous hot air ballon. Beautiful design and eye catching coloring. Lovely card! Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.

Marcy said...

This is so pretty Holly! I love the image and your beautiful coloring. Great take on the sketch too.

Dangina Martinez said...

Fabulous Hot Air Balloons. Love the colors and awesome sketch.

nwilliams6 said...

Beautiful balloons Holly - great colors and this card really stands out. Does for me at least as I use to be on a balloon team a million years ago and it was one of the highlights of my life. Peaceful and pretty just like a ride in one. Lovely card and I loved the story about your grandson and your handwriting! Hugz!

Athina said...

You are so awesome Holly! What a treasure you are to your grandchildren!

Beautiful card! I love the placement of the cloud!

Shelby said...

Wonderful card and Love the image you've used.


Sanja Grdinić said...

I love this one. I don't know what exactly, but I love air balloons on a card. :) Love the colors and papers used on this one.
Have a cool day, Holly!

wannabcre8tive said...

So very pretty, I love the colors and I love hot air balloons. They look so peaceful.