Friday, March 5, 2010

Look Up! - Day 4

Look Up! will be available tonight at midnight at our new site with a whole new look! I think you'll love it! Plus, you'll get to see all of that gorgeous May Arts ribbon! Speaking of May Arts ribbon I've got some of that beautiful twill ribbon to show you on my card today and some super talented girls to show you what they made with Look Up!

For this card I broke out some old Cosmo Cricket paper because it just looked so fun with the balloon. Did you notice the birds? That's actually a stamp that you haven't seen so far. I think they are so fun and nostalgic for me.


And now you'll have to go check out these girl's cards. They really created some amazing cards with Look Up!

Paulina has flawless execution with her cards! And don't miss those clouds in the back that's actually from You're Dandy! Don't you love the way she paper pieced that large balloon and the way she used the sentiment?
Kay has that style that you can totally spot a mile away. When I saw this card it just screamed Kay to me! Also, you'll have to check her blog for another super creative card she made with the set! You may not even recognize that it's Look Up! Really my jaw dropped.
Cindy made such a fun card. Her cards are always loaded with details and right on the cutting edge. I love how she angled the balloon half off and half on the card.
Kelley has helped me with every set so far. It's so nice to have someone in real life that 100% gets what you are doing, and Kelley is so that for me. I can't tell you the number of pep talks/advice she's given me. She's such a great friend and a totally fabulous card maker too.

I love how she designed this card. The super tall card works so well with the balloons! And notice she used the clouds from You're Dandy too!
So go check out those cards for a better look... and there will be more from all of these girls!

Many of you have asked me this week if I've ever been in a hot air balloon and the answer is AHHH NOOOO! I'm actually pretty afraid of heights. We have a two story entry so when we painted it (as in we I mean Chase) I literally had to sit on the ground. I was afraid to even stand up while he was up there. I think it would be really cool though. Maybe one day... with medication. If any of you have been in one I'd love to hear about it!

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Today's the last day to comment and get another entry in for winning the set! I'll draw the winner tonight at 10 pm Eastern Time.

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As we are moving to our site, it's time that we have an official design team. In the next few weeks we will be having a design team call! I wanted to give you all a heads up in the hope that you will have time to consider it. More details coming soon!

53 comments:

Brenda Weaver said...

all those cards are amazing! I love the versatility of Look Up. You can paper piece, color,just plain stamp with ink. Very cool. I can't wait to order mine.

Karen B. said...

Wonderful cards, as always. Really love the freshness and playfulness that these sets offer! Really looking forward to your DT Team call too! Congratulations again!

StampinCathy said...

All all the different takes on this set. All the cards are just so cute and inspiring. Love that ribbon too! Can't wait to see the new site.

jaime aldridge said...

I have just recently stumbled upon your blog via maile's when she was showcasing you're dandy. i just have to say that i love your blog, love your style and love your stamp sets! congrats on starting your own company! you must be thrilled! and this new set is what is missing in my little collection! hot air balloons-love them! can't wait to order!

de said...

Super jobs ladies! Wow! I can't wait until the launch of the set and the shop! So exciting!!

Gina said...

I love hot air balloons and would love to go up in one some day! I can't wait to see the full set.

Laurel said...

Oh my these are amazing, I have to have that set!

kari said...

Such beautiful cards! Everyone is so talented.

wendyp said...

Super cute samples!! Love how your sets are interactive! Those smaller balloons look like they could make cool flower petals too!

Laura.K said...

Gorgeous cards. I love them all.

I'm looking forward to your DT call.

Ribbons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love ribbons. And buttons. Are buttons also in the new shops?

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

These are all so fabulous loving this set!!!!

Michelle said...

Oh yeah - the paper piecing on the hot air balloons is what I'm lovin' the most. Can't wait to see all the ribbon you're going to be offering...ribbon is hot...and a must!

naomi chokr said...

love it love it love!!!! i love what you and your team has done with your new creation!!! amazing work!!

Virginia L. said...

Wow! Love all the possibilities from this great set of your creation! I'm blown away by the amazing cards I see! Thanks for the inspiration!

Dawn said...

AAACCKK! I can't wait to order this set Courtney...and I will give it MAD PROPS on the blog! GORGEOUS CARDS!

It reminds me of when I lived in Monterey CA and they had the "Hot Air Affair" balloon races. Do they still do that? So cool.

Tiff said...

Your new set looks like a ton of fun! I'm a big fan of hot-air balloons!!! The designers did an amazing job!

Sarah Martina said...

Love these! All of them are so fab! :) Hey do you have a link to everyone's blogs?

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

ALLLLLL of these cards are AWESOME! Can't wait for the site, the DT creations, and more! Great stuff:)

Summer Braxton said...

oooo a DT call... intriguing!!
That balloon is SCREAMING to be paper pieced. Love the reults.

Winter said...

Love the paper piecing! That was my first thought when I saw the set! I can't wait to order mine tonight! :)
I have never been in a hot air ballon, I am also afraid of heights, but in Colorado they have them and I told Chance I want to try and go back in the Spring (one day)and go in one. We'll see! :)

Bogner's said...

All of the examples are awesome. I can't wait to get my hands on the new sets!

AnitaRex said...

Love today's cards! What a great set! I love the hot air ballons too buthave not been in one either, and my hubby is a realtor for Remax so he can get a deal on it! But he is scared of heights and won't let me go! I wish you the best of luck with this set! I towuld make such wonderful father's day cards with the hot air ballons! Can't wait for you DT call!

Brit Swiderski said...

Courtney- I'm so excited to see you new site and your stamp set in full! It's crazy to have known you for a few months and have watched you go through this HUGE, new phase of your life. I'm definitely going to be purchasing from your site when it opens! Good luck with the opening tomorrow; I'm so thrilled for you!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

These are FABULOUS Court! I can't wait to buy the set. Totally sad I have to wait until AFTER Easter.

Lea L. said...

I just have to tell you that these cards are beautiful, and this stamp set looks amazing!! I am digging the hot air balloons, and the bird stamp!! Sometimes you are just looking for that simple bird, but don't want to risk drawing them yourself for fear of messing up. Such a great touch!

Lea

oh, and PS: One of my dreams is to go in a hot air balloon one day. I am hoping I might get the chance this summer. :)

Shazia Wall said...

Beautiful card ladies. I love the tall card, it's my favorite!

lillianchild said...

My sister is the secretary for our local hot air balloon association and I would SO love to win this set to give to her, as she is an avid cardmaker as well. Love all the talent and creativity these cards inspire. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Elise said...

I'm feeling kind of dizzy. actually. HOLY MOLY! Such spectacular work in one little post! GOSH, Courtney, not only do you DELIVER such gorgeous goodness, but your FRIENDS {Hi, Kelley! hee hee} are FANTASTIC! Seriously, those cards are ALL up, up and AWAY over the top! Yipeee!

Julie E said...

Wonderful cards from all - so different and fun!
I have never been in a hot air balloon, but would love to (someday!). I guess your set would have to hold me over :>) thanks for the chance and I can't wait to see the full set.

Lisa Petrella said...

Oh my gosh! You had TONS of crafty goodness to share with us today!!!! I absolutely LOVE the many different ways you all used this set!! So cute!!! Looking forward to getting my hands on this set and to your DT call!!! YAY!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Great cards... all of them! I really do love this set! It is so much fun!

Thanks for your sweet words and for allowing me to help! You know I will help anytime!! :) Especially when stamps/stamping are involved! Ha!

Jessica said...

Great cards, Courtney!!! The girls did an excellent job with your new Look Up set :)

Kay said...

Courtney your card is totally wonderful and I LOVE what the other girls created! It was truly a pleasure to work with your new stamp set, so THANK YOU!! I can't wait for it to go "live"! YAY! ♥♥ Kay

Heather P. said...

These are totally gorgeous!!

Christiana said...

Oh wow, those cards are all so brilliant! Like I said yesterday, this set is so versatile, I just love it. Can't wait to see the new site!

Laurel said...

Wow. Why I have visited your blog before I will never know, but you have now been added to my reader as I do not want to miss another thing. This stamp set looks so fun and so my taste! Can't wait to see the whole release and just have to go and take a look at the other sets you are already offering. How in the world have I missed such cuteness!

Deanna said...

Love love love it all!

Nancy L. said...

love your card and the dt is just as good!!

Karin said...

Such exciting things going on! Looking forward to everything...Have a great weekend! Off to check out the card details on the blogs :)

Randee E said...

Great cards from the DT. I love how well this set can coordinate with the You're Dandy set!! I can see the clouds and sun rays being used alot with this set! Can't wait to see the whole thing :0)

Tina said...

Love this colorful cards today. I really look forward for the new shop. Good luck.

Laural-Lee said...

That paper piecing is amazing! So much can be done with this set. I want those balloons! So much fun. I still need to get the Dandy set as it has more practical uses but I want those balloons first!

What a wonderful beginning Courtney. Congrats!! Can't wait to see the new site and I may just DT call a try when it happens.

Jen said...

oh my word! these cards are fantastic! oh, i love them all. that is a great fun set...super cute!

Dana Gustafson said...

Oooooh Court! Everyone did such an amazing job with your gorgeous stamps! I love the balloons with the paper piecing technique especially. I'll be stalkin ya for the DT opportunity....how exciting!!!

Karen said...

Another fab round of fun & fresh cards with your cool designs! :> I can imagine Kelley's pep talks and encouragement and it is great to have someone like that cheering you on. :> Looking forward to seeing your new site!

clouds shadler said...

such amazing inspiration! I luv it, thise hot air balloons are awesome! totally cool! Gosh, another set added to my list, hehe! I luv it Courtney!

Hugs
Clouds :D

Dana said...

Wonderful cards! So fresh and cute and springy - just what I needed now that the snow set in again :)
Oh, and I'm afraid of heights, too! Nevertheless, I would love to go up in a hot air balloon some day, the views must be stunning!

Kim Wilson said...

Love the new stuff! Cant wait to see what else u have in that head of yours :) All the sets are adorable! Cant wait to see who you choose for your DT!

Cindy Lee said...

These are fantastic, Courtney!! Love the versatility of these stamps and I love the cards you created! I just want to thank you for letting me being part of this. I'm excited for your DT call :)

Tiffany said...

Absolutely adorable cards, what a charming set you've created!

Stephanie said...

Courtney - all the samples are just FABULOUS!! What great examples of ways to use another terrific Practicing Creativity set :)

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Love this set, so so cute! Heading to the new site now!! Have a great day:)!

~kelly marie~ said...

Loving all of your color and your samples!