Aug 5, 2016

Follow Your Dreams

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  Growing up in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York meant being able to see hundreds of hot air balloons every September during the Adirondack Hot Air Balloon Festival.  The festival still continues to this day and attracts the most unique hot air balloons.  There are shaped balloons such Darth Vader, an elephant, turtle, panda bear, strawberry and so many more.  To see photos of these balloons you can go to my blog at or here:

To make my card, I decided to use the Stitched Cloud Edgers as a tree line. (I hope they don't look like green clouds).  The balloon is the Frantic Stamper Hot Air Balloon and is a whopping 3.7 inches tall.  I wanted a big balloon for my card, and this one worked out great.
Frantic Stamper Hot Air Balloon

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  1. Love that Hot Air Balloon, your colors just POP! We've been to a festival before, it's quite FUN! Your 'clouds' as a tree line looks AWESOME! Well done!

  2. Another fabulous scene, Ann! The tree tops do remind me of the northern forests, especially in late Spring! Talk about a lot of fun, bold, VERY HAPPY colors! Your balloon is just that! Fantastic inlaying and the black pops out the other colors beautifully (pun intended). Love your "happiness" card of memories!

  3. What a fun creation Ann. Love the balloon and what a clever idea for the treeline! Thanks for awesome inspiration.

  4. I have never been to one of those events, I bet it is really neat. Love the colors you used and the different shades of the tree lines, great scene!

  5. Love the hot air balloon die, and the stitched clouds, fabulous card! I took my husband on a hot air balloon ride a few years ago for his birthday, it was a fantastic experience! I can imagine a balloon festival must be very interesting to see too!

  6. What a fun card Ann! We have a balloon festival every year in the next town over so we've seen lots of creative ideas for balloons too. What fun!


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