CCEE2005: Hot Air Balloon Week

Hi friends!

My blog post today is taking a little detour in it's flight path ...
my laptop stopped working :(
It's back on for now (thanks, honey!) 
and I'll begin the final back up tonight because i. need. this. laptop!

All my friends live in here!
 Santa Claus bought me a very fancy and technologically advanced new laptop 
but I haven't had the chance to set it up and learn it. 
Hi. My name is Kelly.  And I'm old school.

I guess I just found one of my weekend plans! :)

It's time for another challenge at the CCEE Stampers ~
we're celebrating International Hot Air Balloon Week!
Lynn has a final challenge for us and says:
"That's enough of this cold.  What say we shake the gloom of winter
by filling the skies on our cards with bright and colorful hot air balloons
in honor or Int'l Hot Air Balloon Week?

Here's my card for the challenge,
a tried and true stamp set from W Plus 9 called Going Places.
I love this stamp and die set because it has that little storybook quality
that I love so much!

I added another bunny and happy mail to my OG card:

My card was something new I wanted to try.
I had a small watercolor background piece 
which was too small for an A2 card.
I keep looking at it and trying to figure out a way to use it
and finally just decided to go for it ~ even if it's too small,
it can still work as a backdrop :) 

And here's the inside: 

You can see all of the DT cards here on the blog.

I'll enter this into:
  As You Like It Challenge: Cool colors (they are so fresh and earthy and they are so serene and relaxing!)
 Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


  1. This is absolutely precious!! I love your added in watercolor panel! It's perfect for this scene! congrats on your computer and best wishes with it! :) HUGS

  2. Absolutely gorgeous card Kelly, love the sweet bunnies and your design, Kate x

  3. What a lovely card, so cute ! Yes I know how it feels, my computer broke down, and getting used to a new one isn't easy. But what would we do without it ?? Hugs, Enny

  4. Two very cute critters Kelly and a gorgeous design. Have a lovely weekend. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  5. A gorgeous card and wonderful scene that you've created here Kelly. Good luck with the new laptop.

    Sue xx

  6. Adorable card Kelly....Loz

  7. Pretty card. Love the watercoloring and the shading on the balloon and clouds. Nicely done.

  8. I think your "backdrop" worked out perfectly. Cute little critters indeed. It's funny the challenge is "enough of the cold" since hot air balloons need the cold to rise.

  9. I'm with you... I'm Old School too! LOL I've had my computer lose several things over the last couple of years and I know I need a new one... But I can't part with it! SAD! I know... What can I do! hahaha
    Your card is adorable... I love the backdrop... it works perfectly!


  10. Great use of that W/C piece- adorable card!!! Hope that new computer gets set up and hits the pavement full speed soon!

  11. such a cutie, those animals are so adorable

  12. Fabulous card Kelly - loving that background and how you have used it - by keeping the images small and few, it has 'worked' beautifully.i hear you about the computer - I am still waiting for my new one, and then it will be my turn to be frustrated for a day or so :)

  13. Kelly, you certainly stretched that scrap and made an adorable card, too. You are so creative and talented!

  14. What a darling card, and a great use of that little snippet you found! Hi old-school Kelly, nice to meet you from old, old, older school Carol! I just gave my laptop away yesterday because I hated it! lol

  15. This is precious - and I really like that the background piece is "too small" for the card. It looked intentional to let the air balloon shine!

  16. How darling scene, Kelly!! Love the cute critters, the hot air balloon and that fabulous water-coloured background is adorable as background, and it is not too much small, it's just perfect!! Lovely card!!!
    Hugs and fingers crossed with your backup!

  17. Great use of the small background Kelly and such a sweet little scene on your adorable card. Good luck with setting up your new computer x.

  18. That's such a sweet little card. On the subject of Hot Air Balloons, I'll be posting some of my latest samples soon and I've used a new 'Hot Air Balloon on some of them. Wishing you a happy crafting week x

  19. So very cute. Came for the Unity hop, bet you are having more tech issues, wishing you the best!! :)

  20. Love the cute images and great background-I am with you basics I am fine anything more complicated no!I have been uploading pics to my blog for a few years and about 6months ago it all just clicked so I don't have to follow my step by step lol
    Carol x

  21. Love this fun pup delivering his airmail!! The watercolored backgrounds look awesome!!

  22. Kelly, using that panel with these sweet images was brilliant! What a gorgeous scene it makes. Thanks so much for joining us at As You Like It Challenge!

  23. What a precious card! Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies Challenge.

  24. Love your choice for our colour theme challenge, thanks so much for sharing your make with us at AYLI. Hope to see you next time too! Squirrel Xx