FWF Slacker!

Man, I have been slacking in the crafting department lately! My excuses are as follows:

I was sick...
Then the baby got sick (Influenza A)...
Next a mini vacation to pick up Hunter from Grandpa's...
and well, I am just now traveling home today!

Now that all my excuses are used up, I should be able to find SOME time to craft... Hopefully!

It is Friday, which means it is Friends with Flair day and you can find the master list HERE.

I made this card for my sample for Martha and my CLEAR IT OUT challenge blog.  Our challenge for these two weeks is to use up some of those buttons you have been stashing!  

I also only used paper from my scrap box for this card (besides my base). The designed paper at the bottom is from a pack I got from Sam's Club and the flower is an embellishment I had made a while back. The design on the paper was actually from THIS Unity KOM. I had smeared the image of the Holiday Greeting when I stamped it, and instead of throwing the paper away, I cut it into quarter inch strips and made it into a fun flower.  The balloon basket is from a KOM, but couldn't find the picture on the website. The sentiment was also from a KOM (This One).

Also used a Stampin Up punch, Spellbinder Label 4 Nestie and Scalloped Oval Nestie (Sponged Cloud Background).

Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend and I hope to blog more soon, but we will see!

17 comments:

Crystal said...

Oh my this is such a great design,
I am sooo sorry to hear everyone was sick, glad you guys are feeling better!!!! Beautiful card!

Jennifer Roach said...

Very cute! I love how you made the top of the balloon :)

Lisa H. said...

awwww! sooo sweet. love what you did here.

Rona said...

very pretty card Rachel!

dahlhousedesigns said...

How great is this!?! I love your take on the balloon, fabulous!

lisa a.

Cheryl said...

So cute and clever!

Scrapcollectr said...

Cute balloon! And that it used stash is even better...
*smile*

sharon g said...

Oh my gosh how creative you are!!

Anne said...

Love how you recycled your smeared image into this beautiful flower!!

Katrina said...

OH geez....in LOVE with this!!!!! And hope everyone is on the mend!!! hugs, Katrina

Patricia said...

Gorgeous card! I love your flower and how you reused "ruined" paper to do it!

Lindsey said...

Terrific way to use some scraps!

Marcy H. said...

Very Pretty card!! Love how you created the flower!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE that hot air balloon-- what a clever way to make it! LOVE that entire card:) BEAUTIFULLY done!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is super cute, Rachel! :)

JenMarie said...

OMGosh, I LOVE this!!

Emily Leiphart said...

Beautiful, Rachel! I love the flower balloon!