Monday, April 16, 2012

BBTB2/Balloons

Happy Monday....Happy April. Here in AZ it is the month we wait for. A month to bring forth a short springtime that seems to scurry away before we can enjoy it. The flowers are blooming, the birds are alive with their happy songs....and it is a time when I can open up all of my doors and bring in fresh air and see the world about me. My darling cat Riley loves it too because he can rush from front door to back door, keeping guard and making sure those two porch cats, Sweetie Pie and Meow Meow, have not gained entrance to his inside kingdom. And when he tires of all that rushing back and forth, he simply lays in the center of the room so he can keep watch over both areas. I love this cat....!

It is also Birthday Month for our talented sister, Jeri, who asked us to design with balloons for our weekly challenge. All four of her daughters were born in April so she has reason for such a wonderful celebration. I used the balloons on my Celebrations cartridge but if you wish to join up with our challenge, you can pick a balloon from any cartridge. The rules are: make a new card that must use the selected cut from a Cricut cartridge, upload it to our Mr. Linky, mention on your blog that you have joined in our challenge, state which cartridge you used and a link back to BBTB2. And to be really kind, I hope you have disabled that awful word verification.

My card is a gate fold design, the bejeweled "wish" and word "birthday" overlap to the right side. Inside it just simply says "My wish for you is to have the best birthday". The jeweled sentiment was from the dollar bin at Michaels, and the printed sentiment is from Cutting Cafe printables "Happy Birthday 40 Ways" set and you can view that wonderful series right here:

Hope you join us on our challenge. Thanks for visiting me, and if you leave a sweet comment, I will so appreciate it.

12 comments:

Julia Moss said...

Pretty card, Carole....and LOVE the bling!

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card Carole, so well thought out! Love the jeweled words too!

Sandi said...

oh oh oh, love the pinks and purples and touch of bling, very sassy Miss Carole, hugs

DonnaMundinger said...

Such a pretty design, Carole! Love the colors and bling and the pretty punched border to your gate fold. Fabulous! xxD

Jeri said...

Oh my, Miss Carole, this is just fabulous. (and can I say my granddaughter would love this card because of the pink and purple) I adore the gatefold. Makes me wonder why I don't try it, too. I love how you overlapped the sentiments in the center.

Bella and Aidees Mom said...

Carole..Love the colors and the pretty jewels..Krista

Kathlene said...

Lovely gatefold card, Carole. The embossing and punched border are a nice touch as is that sparkly loveliness. Hugs, Kathy

Margie said...

Carole, this is a purple lovers dream come true kinda card! :) Fabulous design and great bling! Oh, and that border punch is just yummy!

"Um Buggin" said...

Carole, love the gate-fold card, and it's in my favorite color too. Of course I love all things created by the great Carole B! Wonderful take on the challenge my friend.

Hugz, xoxo

~L~

Regina Easter said...

oh my this card is totally awesome girlie...love that purple and BLING...HUGS

Penniannie said...

OOH la la, Ilove the card and all the bling, Pretty, Pretty....

Penny

Lori said...

This is a such a pretty card! Purple and pink are such a sweet combination :)