Tuesday, November 19, 2013

CSS Thankful Hop

Good evening and welcome to another CSS Alumni blog hop. For this hop the theme is "Thankful". You should have just come from Miesje's blog where she shared her beautiful thankful project. If not, you will want to start at the beginning of the hop over at StampTV.com. Make sure to leave a comment as you go along because we will choose a random comment and that stamper will win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! Look for the announcement on Tuesday, November 26th.

This time of year in the US many people are preparing for the Thanksgiving holiday. This brings being thankful to the forefront for many. I for one am thankful every day for the blessings God constantly provides to me. I am especially thankful for my creative gifts and the pleasure I get from being able to stamp, sew, crochet to name a few. If it weren't for my mom taking time to do crafty stuff with me as a kid, I may not be doing all the fun creative things I do today. So my "Thankful" card is meant for my mom to tell her how much appreciate her teaching me to be crafty.


I used a fun set illustrated by Theresa Momber called Up and Away! I love how simple it is to just stamp the balloon images on pattern paper and cut them out for cute hot air balloons. The sentiment is from a set illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger called Holiday Basket.

Now head over to Lori's blog to see her thankful project.


48 comments:

joy said...

Very nice card that is so colorful - and I like your clouds - I want to touch them!

Miesje said...

I love those balloons! Great clouds too.

Kay S said...

Fun card, Melissa! The paper pieced balloons are so fun and colorful, and I love the background!

Vicki Dutcher said...

The sky and banner are wonderful together! Lovely card~

Nana Griffin said...

Cool clouds! Lovely card.

Brenda said...

Very pretty and peaceful card Melissa! I love the pretty colors and embossing.

sooz said...

Love the way you used clouds and embossed clouds over the top - great idea!

Cheri said...

Melissa, this is so creative!!! I love the combination of papers and texture and colors!!!!

Kitty said...

Your card is beautiful. I like how you did the clouds

Kathleen

Donna Phelan said...

Great Balloons, love how you made your clouds! FAB!!!

stampqueen said...

Cute card - I love the balloons!!!

catdidit said...

Awesomeness! LOVE that paper with this, perfect for those balloons!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Super card. Love the balloons.

redwasher1 said...

Awesome job!!! Love the clouds!!

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

Love the embossed clouds over the paper! Super cool!

Frances Krug said...

Love the fluffy clouds, paper piecing and colors. So cheerful.

Barbara said...

I love those hot air balloons from Theresa's stamp set. Love the sweet, peaceful card you made with them.

Lisa K said...

I love the clouds! I keep seeing that embossing folder and wonder what to do with it; you did a good job.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love how you made the clouds. They really lift the card into a new dimension. They must have taken you ages to paper pierce them all!!

Melanie said...

Melissa, this card is so festive with its prints and I love the embossed clouds!

Tinyteri said...

Love the clouds and the dots all over

Sharon said...

Cute card! Love the balloons and clouds!

Lagene said...

Fun hot air balloons card!!!

Reb said...

Awesome a wonderful card that is suitable to all ages, all sexes, a single person or a group :) Thank you :)

Reb said...

Awesome a wonderful card that is suitable to all ages, all sexes, a single person or a group :) Thank you :)

Leslie said...

Love it! Wonderful design and dimension!

Joni said...

Your card is so cute, I just love the Balloons.

Judy Woodland said...

Really sweet card. Love the texture on the background, and the way you paper pieced the balloon. One of my favorite techniques!! Thanks for the great inspiration!!

Robin said...

Just sooooooo cute!!

Barbara said...

Love the texture on your clouds. Outstanding!

Lori said...

Fun card, love the sky!!

dskene said...

Love the embossed clouds. Thanks for sharing.

Judy Sander said...

What a great way to design with the clouds! Pennants and balloons are always so fun.

sharonv said...

Love the colorful balloons and the cloud definition is awesome.

Judy Grace said...

I love your idea of stamping the hot air balloons on patterned paper. It really makes them stand out.

Helen F. said...

Ohhh what fabulous hot air balloons flying high among those fun clouds!

Jan said...

Beautifully bright colors Very nice

Cheryl Depler said...

Nice job on the balloons and clouds! Really fun! Thank you.

Debbie said...

I love how you created the illusion of clouds thanks
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Betty Neville said...

Fabulous card, Melissa! Love the beautiful colors, and you chose the perfect dp!

Stephanie McKnight said...

Love the pop of bright red used. Love your clouds. Your card makes me happy and want to be floating away in the colorful baloon! Thank you for my smile today.

Gale said...

Very fun! Love the colors.

Theresa Momber said...

Oh, wow! I just love the paper pieced hot air balloons! Such a beautiful card and wonderful combo of paper and texture. The clouds rock!

Rosy Newlun said...

ooooo sweet! Anything with balloons and clouds wins my heart right off! Great colors and textures!

Rushd Lady said...

Your card reminds me of Jules Verne's story of Around the World in 80 days! Thank you for the reminders of what I also should be grateful for. :) I'm blog hopping for my friend, who crafted a gratitude journal. It's posted on my gratitude blog and you can find it here: http://mythankfuljournal.blogspot.com/2013/11/thankful-journal.html

Rushd Lady said...

Your card reminds me of Jules Verne's story of Around the World in 80 days! Thank you for the reminders of what I also should be grateful for. :) I'm blog hopping for my friend, who crafted a gratitude journal. It's posted on my gratitude blog and you can find it here: http://mythankfuljournal.blogspot.com/2013/11/thankful-journal.html

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a fantastic card using all those colorful balloons. Thanks for sharing. I am grateful to all who inspire me, and that includes you!

--Marcy said...

Many thanks for inspiration that never ends!