Sunday, March 24, 2019

Balloon Twofer

This is my first time participating in Darnell's Twofer Challenge:

 Clearly Besotted Best Birthday, Simon Says Stamp You Da Best die, Technique Tuesday Bubbles on the Border bubbles, We R Memory Keepers Albums Made Easy Instagram die

If you want ideas on how to stretch your stamp collection...WOW...  RUN to see what's been submitted so far!

I was super inspired viewing the gallery, but it also intimidated me.

I don't usually peek at other cards in a gallery, because it freezes me up, but I got curious.

Then I remembered I had fun balloon animal images, that motivated me to give it a go!

A leftover layered sentiment from my last post had me steer toward urban colors again for another entry at Fusion:

 I used this cute stamp for its traditional purpose as a balloon:

My second card features these cuties as animal friends:

Thanks for stopping by today~


Loll said...

Your balloon cats are so adorable Marlena! I bet the whole set of balloon animals is lots of fun to work with. Great cards! Your first one is a wonderful design with the polka-dot background and large sentiment. The second is so fun with the bright colours ... really does look like a party to me! Thanks for playing along with us for the first time at Twofer Card Challenge. Hope you play along again!

Darnell said...

How wonderful to see you here, Marlena! Thank you for your kind words about the challenge and the gallery! I'm glad you overcame your intimidation because I always remind folks that we have two winners so no one needs to feel like they have to use their products in unconventional ways. Having said that, however, look at you! You did just that! First, I love your "you da best" design using the darling squirrel balloon! Great coloring, polka-dotted panel background, and awesome bold sediment! Then I love how you turned him into a regular critter with his fun fat friends on your birthday card! Love the photo frames wonkified, the bottom border, and the bright and fab colors you used! Two very fun designs! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challegen #14! Hugs, Darnell

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my gosh, first time and you did such a great job! I'm so happy you played along. Those balloons are the cutest and I love how you made the second card into party animals caught on camera. So fun! Thanks a bunch for joining us at Twofer and I hope it won't be the last we see of you. You're good at this!

Karren said...

Two wonderful cards! Those little balloon critters are just so cute! Thanks so much for joining us at Fusion.