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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Hot Air Balloon Festival Plano 2013 Scrapbook Layout

Created this Clean & Simple CAS scrapbook layout using 3 photos of mine photographed Sun 9/22 in our front yard when the hot air balloons went over our street. Plano has an annual Balloon Festival which was this past weekend. We do not go every yr so we were pleasantly surprised when 3 balloons went over our house starting with the Plano balloon.

Used Children Around the World Cricut cartridge to make the balloon image in top right corner.

Supplies List 

chalk: Stamp N Plus red
Cricut cartridge: Children Around The World 3" Balloon
ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark
machines: Cricut & Sizzix BIGkick
paper:  HP photo paper, Sky scrapbook paper, cardstock -blue, red, white, yellow
photos: 3 Balloons I photographed Sun 9/22/13
Spellbinder: Shape Ribbon Banners
stamp: craft lounge Flyin' Birthday sentiment

Entering this into the following challenges:

9/26 QKR Stampede Ch57 Flying High w/ Balloons 3E(#2) 9/20

9/28 613 Avenue Create Ch38 Anything Goes or Twist - Create Your Own Color Ch 3E(#3) chose anything goes w/o twist 9/22

This week's optional twist is to use this Create Your Own Color Challenge chart

 Column A = white, gray or black
Column B = pink, purple or red
Column C = orange, yellow or green

You should only use ONE color from each column for a total of 3 colors used.

9/29 Fantabulous Cricut Ch179 Going Places 1E(#1) 9/23 

9/30 Crafty Sentiments Not a Card 3E(#2) 9/24 
9/30 Cuttlebug Mania Flying High 3E(#2) used Sizzix BIGkick for Spellbinder sentiment tag 9/17 
9/30 DLART Thankful Thurs Sept Linky Ch Anything Goes unlim 9/5
9/30 Just B Creative Anything Goes lim1entperday 9/1

10/2 C.R.A.F.T. Insp By a Book 5E(#1) Book by Jules Verne 'Around the World in 80 Days' 9/26
10/2 MFP Scrapbooking Ch34 Anything Goes 5E(#1) 9/26

10/4 Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe Ch45 Chalk w/ VersaMark 3E(#2) 9/22

10/5 Creative Insp Paint Anything Goes unlim 9/22


  1. I love your scrapbook page! Awesome CAS work. Thank you for sharing with QKR Stampede this Week.

  2. Great page! Interesting approach to our Create Your Own Color Challenge. Creative thinking..I like it! Thanks for slipping this under our door here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  3. Super layout, I love how the paper & images you chose compliment your photos perfectly!

  4. What a colourful layout - it must have been great to see the balloons above your home. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

  5. Love balloons as well! I have been on one with my BFF, it was on our bucketlist and we loved it! They are Always so special so what a a great idea to scrap about them!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania!

    Cuttlebugs & Hugs

  6. Now how cool is that? I would love to see hot air balloons pass over my home. Super cute layout =)
    TFS & Joining Speedy Tv Scrapbook Challenge AJ-

  7. Very pretty. I love the balloon cut you used. Thank you for joining us at FCCB!

  8. fab layout
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  9. great LO Melissa - thanks for joining us at crafty sentiments and good luck x

  10. Wonderful photos of the hot air balloons on your CAS layout. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue, Create this week.

  11. Great layout!! It must have been fun watching the balloons from your house. Love the little balloon diecut. Thanks for joining the MFP SpeedyTV scrapbook challenge this week. Blessings.

  12. Gorgeous pix and LO! Love the bright colors. Thanks for playing along at FCCB this week!

  13. Great layout. Love hot air balloons. There is a Balloon race every October in Natchez, Ms. Lots of fun. Thanks for joining the challenge this week at FCCB. Kim Ogden

  14. Love balloons, they are so relaxing. Thank you for joining in at Cuttlebug Mania this week x

  15. Great page. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT this week. Jeanette