Sunday, October 7, 2012

Happy Birthday Blimp

I hadn't played along yet with this week's Fab Friday challenge, plus I have been stalking another new-to-me challenge and decided it was time to play with the Simply Stampin' Challenge.  I pawed through my pile of new-stamps-that-will-not-be-put-away-until-they-see-ink  and came up with this fun blimp!!

Happy Birthday Blimp

Do you remember years and years ago when stapling things was the in embellishment?  I had purchased a fun stapler from Close To My Heart that rotated and did all kinds of funky things - then promptly misplaced it.  I had a bit of a disaster yesterday (actually a fairly major disaster) with a very large glass of spilled water across my entire craft desk - BUT when I got to crawling around under the desk to find everything damaged by the dripping - guess what I found?  The stapler!!!  So...anything that I made today had to include staples!


  • Stamps: Stampin' Up Moving Forward
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Night of Navy CS and dsp (the older, retired patterns), Wild Wasabi CS and dsp, Very Vanilla CS and Rich Razzleberry dsp
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry and Wild Wasabi
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up Bitty Banners Framelit, Nestabilities dies, misc brads

22 comments:

snappy scrappy said...

Really cute card!! Lee-Ann :)

Lesley said...

Love the colours Kim and the stamp set goes perfectly!!!

Amanda Mertz said...

Great colors! The blimp looks wonderful in Rich Razzleberry! So gald you found your stapler...they are a fun addition to the banners! Thanks for sharing with us at Fab Friday!

Darnell J Knauss said...

So fun, indeed, Kim! And so sorry about the glass of water - been there, done that and it's no fun even if you find a missing treasure!!

Allisa said...

Congrats on finding the stapler, hope the water did not do too much damage! Cute card, love the colors.

Aileen said...

Such a fun and happy card. Love your stapled ribbon tags. x

Pam Steckman said...

I love the colors and that stamp is just so cute! Great job! Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday!

Lisa said...

So darn cute! Love your color choice, great job with the sketch ;)

Amy Downing said...

Colors are fab! Like the border around your circle and the staples are a great touch!

Anni said...

This card is so fabulous! Love the colors and the stapler you used (so happy you found it :) )
Hugs, Anni

Bonnie said...

Love these colors, Kim! This is a great card for a boy! Hope the spill didn't destroy anything.

Ginny said...

This is wonderful, and the staples are a fun detail. I really like how you put these colors together to design this card!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

I can imagine your delight in finding your magic stapler! Would like one of those myself! Love the fun card! So adorable! Hugs xxx

Cindy Beach said...

Hi Kim,
I just love your work and this pretty card caught my eye yesterday as I was blog hopping. It's fabulous!
Your "my pile of new-stamps-that-will-not-be-put-away-until-they-see-ink " expression made me laugh, I do exactly the same thing, but my pile is not diminishing very quickly, lol!
Thanks so much for playing with us at Fab Friday!

TrishG said...

Really great. Eye catching. I love the colors. Great use of this image.

Ruth M said...

Lovely take on the sketch layout and a great use of our colours in the colour combo challenge too! Such a fab card, love the crisp, fresh look it has!
Thanks so much for sharing your fab card with us at Simply Stampin'! Ruth x

Marla Reed said...

I love the colors that you chose for this fun and bright card! I also really like the staples! Sorry about your water disaster (been there, done that), but how fun that you found your cool stapler! :) Thanks for playing at Fab Friday!

Bada-Bing Creations said...

We won't talk about how much stuff I forget I have, lol! This is super cute! Love how the blimp hangs off the focal point a bit! Thanks for playing at Fab Friday!

debfearns said...

Wow - this is a fabulous card. Fantastic use of the colour combination and just love those staples.
Thanks for joining us this week at Simply Stampin'!

Elizabeth *^..^* said...

Love this card!! Fabulous colors I never would have thought of and just a cute way to use this stamp set!

MCRAFTZ said...

Reall nice card Kim, so glad you got top prize for it, we'll deserved....Marcia

Stampinjul said...

Pinned this! So cute--love the colors!