Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Desk Time and Balloons

Another Wednesday, another desk, another card.  Yep,  I managed to get some desk time yesterday and you get to see one of my cards along with the "famous" desk blog tour instigated by head desker Julia at the Stamping Ground almost 5 years ago!  Are you ready?  Get your favorite beverage to enjoy as you hop around the world?  Here we go!!

I had just finished making 4 photo cards for Mother's Day and a card shown below.  Therefore my desk isn't too busy. Let's see.... left to right:  paper trimmers & Cricut, stamps, craft mat with cards & black ink pad, acrylic blocks, ATG gun with new package of foam mounting tape.  At top are the shelves full of stuff.  I really need to go through that stuff but no desire to do that yet.  ( The photo cards will be the focus of my post on Friday.)

And along with my desk I have a card that I made to go with the Tuesday Morning Sketch #247.  There's no stamping as the paper collection, Simple Story's "Summer Fresh", has some great stickers that I decided to use.  This card will be for my mom on Mother's Day.

Mom and Dad have been to Albuquerque, NM a couple times to see the Balloon Fest.  I think she will like this.

I added the 3 little red stickers under the text for some bling.  I used my Spellbinders "Beaded Ovals" die for the red gingham piece. I should have had a red layer under the card-sized yellow but I wasn't planning on the red on the balloon and ribbon until they wouldn't stand out enough with just the yellow.  Oh well.

I hope you enjoyed my desk and card and now, after you leave a comment if you so desire, pop on over to the Stamping Ground and Tuesday Morning Sketches to see more! I did get more visiting done last week for the desk blog tour than the week before but today I'll be taking care of mom while dad goes golfing for his birthday.  I'll be taking mom out for lunch then a couple errands but won't have much computer time until Thursday after work.  For those deskers who visit, I will get back to you this week.

P.S. Friday I'll be getting fast internet speeds!  Going from 1.5 Mbps to at least 20!  Amazon Prime Video will work again!


Unknown said...

Just peeking in before Im off to my DR. Apt.. so I have to keep it short.. I like I like. Thanks for sharing. Roberta #78

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

That balloon design is so cute. You've been busy!

Heather #78

Krisha said...

I have always wanted to come see the hot air balloons. She is going to love the card.

Happy WOYWW, hope lunch with Mom was fun.
Krisha #71

stampingbowd said...

Such fun cards!!!! Love the four on your desk!! So pretty! Super fun papers and design on the balloon card! #73

Claire Grantham said...

Hi Carol, thanks for the visit earlier. AC is a blast..a low rent Vegas by the sea..Love your Mother's day cards, the balloon card is awesome. In large quantities, I offer 2 kinds in 5 next week. Cx #16

Craft buddy said...

Love your hot air balloon card for mother's day - what a fresh take! And you're right - those stickers are great and you don't need stamps. Thanks for stopping by my desk! x #46 Jessie

Chrysalis said...

One busy desk there, and a lovely, colourful card - your Mum will love it! Love, Chris # 15

Anne said...

Lovely card I'm sure your mum will love it. My DH used to say he'd like to have a trip in a hot air balloon. So when he was 50 he got his wish :-) He did enjoy it when he got over the shock :-) think he has been careful since to say what he'd kike to try. Thanks for popping by. Anne x #56

voodoo vixen said...

Lovely hot air balloon mother's day card you have there, its a gem indeed. Hope you had a lovely lunch with your Mum, Annette #6

Annie said...

Sorry I'm so late popping over this week.....yesterday was full to the brim with twinnie fun [blogging doesn't get a look in as you can imagine :-) ].
Gorgeous cards this week.
Annie x # 26

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love that Mother's Day card, so bright and happy :-) I used to have a 1,000 piece jigsaw of the Albuquerque balloon was a pig! Lots of very similar balloons and a huge amount of deepest blue sky, lol!!!
Hugs, LLJ 36 xx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Anne, thanks for visiting mine,
your parents are so lucky, I just love balloons and the card is such fun.
Happy crafting, Angela x 49

Lorraine said...

you make some lovely cards..your blog title is cool..its forever raining here and is hardly ever hot

glitterandglue said...

Hello Carol. I like the mother's day cards - I love to use my photos on my cards, too.
Thanks for the visit. Thanks for your prayers for John. He is a little better this end of the week; still poorly, but taking an interest in things other than the room he is in!
Take care.
Margaret #19

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

hi Carol enjoy the faster speeds they are fun... and love the desk fun going on too, Shaz in oz.x #50 thanks for popping over.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Very cute card! I have the 6x6 version of that paper, and I love seeing what you did with it!

Debbie said...

This is such a cute card!! Your mom will love it!!!
Thanks for joining us this week at TMS #247!!
(I'm jealous of your RED Cricut! :) )