Thursday, January 15, 2015

TWO PAPER DIVAS DESIGN TEAM CARD - Hot Air Balloon, Mts., and the Sentiment "Simply the best"

Another Clean and Simple card from me this week.  We are having a perfect winter day in Pagosa Springs, CO. today.  So, it reminded me of how normally we see our Balloons up taking the tourists around to see what beautiful countryside we enjoy!!  But, today I have not seen a Balloon up, so I decided to make my own scene.  As I have said before, I love this new set of stamps by TWO PAPER DIVAS - "You are my Sunshine".  So when the balloons are out flying around, I see them against the Mts. out my windows at our home.  This scene is truly "Simply the best".

I used the Mama Elephant "Clearly Creative Cuts" die to allow the focus of the Balloon and the Mts.  We always see some very colorful balloons, especially during our Colorfest each year ..... so, I decided to sort through my large clear container holding my Washi Tape to use for the balloon.  I stamped and cut the balloon and then applied the tape and colored the basket.  Then it was popped up to show it in front of the Mts.  Speaking of the Mts. ..... this is a wonderful stamp, CREATED by TWO PAPER DIVAS.  The name of it is "Mountains".  What else and you need it in your stash!!  Along with these Mountains is a tiny two "extra" tree grouping ..... not used here but would be good to have in certain circumstances.  Thanks Gayla and Melissa!!!

TWO PAPER DIVAS has this awesome Sentiment only it actually says, "you are Simply the best".  Well I performed "surgery" again and separated it because as I said above ...... we have "Simply the best" view!! AND, we always have a camera ready or our binoculars handy!!

The card base and the die cut is with the Robyn's Egg Blue card stock from Ellen Hutson.  A few punches of the clouds and the card is done!!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoying My View!!


  1. Love your card. You do just like me and cut apart and "fix" your stamps to suit yourself! You do have a beautiful view!

  2. Wow Gayla ...... I think you hatched my card. HA!! You posted at 2:43 this afternoon. I spent time today playing with our computer system with our wonderful friend, Don - our Guru, on the phone. We both inadvertently found our way to get my picture that you see out of my camera and into this new system (Google Chrome Box). Yay a picture for TPDivas and my Blog!! I like new things but at this age that I am now (shhhhh 70) am I too old to be taught......Nahhhhh ..... I will get there!! Thank you for the comments. Yes, I love to perform surgery on my stamps!! It does not hurt them!!! Hugs to you.....

  3. Boy does this make me home sick for my Pagosa. Love the colors of the balloon, it looks just like I remember, and the mountains, well you know how I feel about those. Mel

  4. You and Tim can come back, Mel.....your VISAS still work!! Ha!! Love you both!!!!

  5. Love how the colorful balloon just pops right out! Fantastic CAS card Carryn! Hugs, Jenny

  6. This is such a lovely card, Carryn. I don't think I'd noticed those mountains before, so I'm off to check that out. :)