The Sky is the Limit

Good things are happening in my stamp room lately.  I'm not sure if I had told you about this earlier but I'm on a mission to complete a challenge.  A little goal setting if you will with a lovely Stampin' Up! staff member.  I believe 100% in setting goals and I love to set goals and adjust them as I see fit.  Lately I've had to be realistic with myself and come up with a better plan on how I'm running my business with two beautiful but ACTIVE kids.  I'm on the go a lot… however I know that this doesn't mean I can't do my business.  In fact, I think that's the beauty of a good challenge. Just seeing HOW I WILL make it happen.  I'm keeping my challenge a secret for now… but you will understand it soon.  I'm learning that the Sky is the Limit and just as I've always said to my kids and my downline, "You can do anything that you set your mind too!" 

Speaking of the Sky is the Limit… this card is perfect for today.

Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin' UP! Demonstrator



Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

I love Hot Air Balloons and we are always lucky when we go home to Iowa to see a few in the air as his family lives near the Balloon Field.  The last time we were there Russ went up in one and he loved it.  I had fun chasing it. 

This card uses one of our new Designer Series Papers called World Spectacular.  LOVE, love this paper.  Every single sheet.  I pulled out my Up, Up & Away stamp set and put it to good use tonight. 

I started with Island Indigo cardstock for the base and added a piece of Whisper White CS to mat the DSP onto it.  The balloon is stamped onto Crumb Cake cardstock.  I punched that tiny little Decorative punch using my Decorative Label punch.  Have you seen this done before? Maybe I should do a little tutorial on it? I doubled up the Natural buttons and tied a little Linen thread into them.  I also placed a Daffodil Delight brad on the card to hold my greeting.  Confession… I have barely used my colored brads.  I love how this brad looked on the card.  I will start using more of these.  It's super cute. 

Hope you are having a GREAT week. 


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5 thoughts on “The Sky is the Limit”

  1. Carol Carriveau

    Loving this card…I too want this DSP and stamp set….have a great trouble with heights but still love these balloons….    Thanks for the inspiration!     Best of luck with your challenge!

  2. you've got inspiration coming from every where; tutorial would be refreshing; I love this card & what you've done with it; can't wait 'till you disclose what your action plan is!!

  3. Wow! Kimberly – I didn't realize you were from Iowa!!!  I am from Iowa too and grew up in Storm Lake where we had Balloon Days every Labor Day weekend – so I too have a fondness for Hot Air Balloons.  I love to hear them filling with air, and I'll run outside whenever I hear that "phhhhiiiissssshhhh" noise!  I knew I should have gotten up the nerve to say howdy when I saw you at Leadership – but I chickened out!  ๐Ÿ™‚  Keep up the great work and all of the inspiration!

  4. My husband is from Iowa. ๐Ÿ™‚ His parents live close to the balloon field too. Every time we go we get to see the balloons. Either the big event at the balloon field or just stray balloons flying. Very fun. Two years ago Russ went up in one. I was chicken. ๐Ÿ™‚ LOL. Don’t be chicken to talk to me my friend. I would LOVE to meet you. Are you going to convention?

  5. Susan, aka Soozie4Him on SCS

    Kimberly, I would LOVE to see a tutorial on making that adorable shape with our decorative label punch!  I really enjoy your blog and I love that you share family stuff too.

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