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Apr 10, 2010

Enjoy the Ride

It's time again for the Saturday Sketch from The Sweet Stop.  My card today uses more new paper I bought at Wholly Scrap! (are you getting a picture of me roaming around the store with a basket full of dp? LOL!  We really don't have any LSSs here in Southern Maine so this was a real treat for me!!) I'm in love with cloud paper lately - it's so whimsical and fun!  And this version from My Little Shoebox (a company I wasn't familiar with but now love) is super duper cute - love the notepaper lines and the polka dots and the colors!

The stamps are Everyday Button Bits from Papertrey Ink.  I wanted to use something other than buttons so I decided to do a bit of paper piecing with them (also to enter the Moxie Fab paper piecing challenge).  I looked through my Papertrey Ink sets and found different ways to make balloons.  For the large balloon I used an owl belly (hee hee) from Wise Owl Bellies.  I stamped it one the pink cardstock using Fresh Snow ink.  The smallest balloon in obviously a flower - a tiny one from Green Thumb.  It was stamped on the back of the cloud paper which is a sunny yellow/gold subtle stripe.  I added a teeny white brad to the center.  The last cloud uses a small solid circle from Take a Bough which was stamped on the cloud paper and punched with a 1/2" circle punch.

The final little bit of piecing is the sentiment tag - I was tickled when I found one of the clouds that my sentiment would fit in perfectly!!  Cutting out the cloud was a snap and doesn't it look cute popped up with foam adhesive?!  Love it!

So pop over to The Sweet Stop and check out what the rest of the Sugar Babies have made today!  Then go ahead and get crafty - make your own version of today's sketch and leave a link on The Sweet Stop blog!  Have fun and  . . . enjoy the ride!! :)

Korin Sutherland
Audrey Gonzales
Andrea Vernagus
Candace Mitchell
Renata Elenbaas
Nancy Brown
Kathy Paige
Dana White
Kelli Caslow

Cardstock: Soft Sky, Rose Red (SU!), White (Gina K Designs), Patterned Paper: Follow the Cloud (My Little Shoebox), Stamps: Everyday Button Bits (Papertrey Ink), Ink: Soft Suede, Soft Sky (SU!), Fresh Snow, Summer Sunrise (Papertrey Ink), Accessories: Nestabilities, foam adhesive, tiny white brad (Queen & Co.), pink brads (Pink Hedgehog Crafts) sewing machine, ribbon (May Arts), Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder (Provo Craft)


  1. WOWZER this is exquisite! Wow i think its so beautiful and i love the colours and paper piecing
    love tasha xx

  2. This is adorable paper and I like that you stamped your sentiment on a cloud too. Great project.

  3. SUPER CUTE!!! I love what you did with the paper piecing and changed that up a bit :)

  4. So sweet Julie! Love those hot air balloons and your though to use them without buttons turned out perfect! Love how the sentiment is in a cloud as well! Awesome!

  5. Honey, we have a million people here in Calgary and we still don't have great craft stores. Michaels and a couple small ones but even then you hope you get lucky and find something new! So I get it! Love the cloud paper, I am with you on that!

  6. Oh this is so cute! I absolutely adore that cloud paper! Love your stitching detail and how you put the sentiment inside the cloud.

  7. How Adorable! I love the pattern paper and that splash of orange with the Swiss dots on it is excellent! Love your idea to use the Owl Bellies for the largest balloon too. Very cute card!

  8. Hi Julie! What a sweet card! Love the airballoons! Have a nice sunday!


  9. this is so cute! Love it!

    So glad I get to play along with everyone this month!

    Hugs, Kelly

  10. Oh how sweet, Julie! I LOVE the different balloons. . .especially that flower one! Too cute!

  11. Julie, I LOVE your card! It is so bright and fun! Hope you have a great week! :)

  12. Julie this is so sweet I love the balloons! I totally understand the lack of shopping. When I lived in TO it was fantastic but now that I am in Calgary there isn't a lot of selection - good thing there's internet shopping!!

  13. Hey Julie! Thanks again for entering the Picking Up the Pieces Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)


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