Saturday, July 23, 2016


Howdy Crafters - I hope your day is going well for you... here is my Peace card - think of how peaceful it would be riding in a hot air balloon on a nice clear, sunny day. Of course, you would not find me up there in that hot air balloon, but my MIL, Harriette,  had riding in a hot air balloon on her bucket list and my husband Richard and his siblings took mom up for this adventure for her 90th Birthday- she so loved it. Mom died at the age of 95. Have a blessed week - Gail

White cardstock for base of card
Scor-Pal to score base
Kraft cardstock for mat
Everyday Kraft for Sketch layout
Sketch by Memory box

Sizzix circle die cuts - Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Swiss Dots - pink and teal cardstock
Memory Box Hot Air Balloon die - Pink cardstock
Memory Box Peace Word die cut - Tan Foam Tape - love using this foam tape for creating a pop to the card
Poppy Stamps - the 3 birds in teal from the Serendipity bird Frame
3 Pink Gems

It would be an honor to share with

 Just Keep on Creating - September Challenge

CHN July Patterned paper Challenge

Memory Box #14 Sketch Challenge 1E

Poppy Stamps #22 Up Up and Away #3

Dragonfly Journeys Up Up and Away UE

QKR Stampede #201 Up Up And  Away #1



  1. Hi Gail! Beautiful card and a great memory of your MIL too. You wouldn't find me up in one either! Great colors too. Thanks so much for joining my challenge this week :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  2. The sentiment compliments the Hot Air Balloon wonderfully. Enjoy watching & photographing Hot Air Balloons. Not ever been up in one but would like to. A co-worker of hubby's said they went up in one and there were 8 people in the balloon basket which in my opinion is crowded. Have a Bee-utiful day!
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. So elegant!Thanks for sharing with us at QKR Stampede this week, Pirjo Dt

  4. Riding in a hot air balloon is something that I have on my wish list. Whether I will actually ever manage it ... well we will have to wait and see! Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Eureka Stamps.

  5. Beautiful card and great take on the challenge. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Karal DT

  6. Thanks for sharing your lovely card and joining us this week for QKR Stampede's challenge.

  7. A wonderful creation - thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

    Helen x

  8. Great card Gail..
    Thanks for joining us at Poppystamps this month.
    Pam x

  9. Really nice use of the layout to highlight the central image. Thank you so much for playing along with the Memory Box challenge this month!

  10. Such a great story about your MIL, I would also love to go in a hot air balloon lets say over the Pyramids, a dream of mine. I love this card with the different elements you have used.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
    Anything goes September link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx


It is always and honor & blessing to have you stop by - may your day be filled with Joy & Happiness - God Bless you today & Always - ~ Gail ~