Thursday, June 26, 2014

CASE Study #197 - Birthday Balloons

Hi!  I hope everyone is doing good.  I bet you're wondering where I've been the past few days?  A week ago today we picked up a new Akita puppy we named Moriko (Japanese for Child of the Forest).  

It was a long drive to the breeder in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan - about an hour away from the Canadian border.  We've been getting settled into our new lives together - I don't think either one of us is adjusting too well.  She still wants to get up at 4 am and I still want to sleep til 7.  My husband and the kids are both spending lots of time with her so I get a little "me" time - but it's going to take a little while.  She's 14.6 pounds and is very curious.  

She's taken well to "going outside" and I think she just about has the word "sit" figured out.   I'm glad for a new companion and I hope we have lots and lots of good times ahead of us.   

A new challenge begins today at CASE Study.  Our muse this month is Pamela Ho  from MIAO - A Design Blog.  There's lots of great little details to love about this card.  You know the drill, study the design, focus on the parts you like and make them your own.  So what do you see?  The pop of orange?  The vellum overlay?  The stitching?  How about the words in the circles?  Do you see the star inside the vellum die cut circle?  I don't even know if that was intentional but it looks pretty neat doesn't it?  I focused on the words in the circles, with some word balloon stamps.   I tried to reverse the color scheme - using lots of color and only a few black embellishments to pop off the page. 
I hope you'll visit the rest of the design team - They're sure to inspire you with some interesting takes on the design.

Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!

Supplies Used:  Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Avery Elle Balloons, Cupcakes
Dies:  Avery Elle  Balloons, Spellbinder Nested Pennants
Ink:  Avery Elle Cherry, Fizz, Celery, Versafine Onyx Black
Ribbon:  1/4"  Black Ric Rac, 1/4" Stripe Twill Black May Arts, Twinery Twine Charcoal
Pattern Paper:  Crate Paper Party Day 6x6"
Card Stock  PTI True Black, Vintage Cream
Pin:  Basic Grey
Enamel Dots:  Melted Perler Beads


Tracey McNeely said...

Jeanne she is such a beautiful puppy, and oh is she going to get big. Have a lots of fun! Love your card for CASE and I really love how you explained your process!

Diane Jaquay said...

Love your fun, festive card, Jeanne! And your new puppy is ADORABLE!

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous and fun card Jeanne...I love those big balloons, so fun and festive. I had no clue Avery Elle sold such big balloons...these are amazing, just like your card. Your sweet puppy is just too darn cute. I love that fur. Have fun!

JD/ Jill said...

Really like your cheery, Happy!!!
birthday card. Your new puppy is so cute...thanks for sharing.

Marybeth said...

Moriko is adorable! I love her! OHM what a sweet fluff ball!
Love your very happy birthday balloon card! Nothing but fun!