Up, Up and Away!

It's an Up, Up and Away type a day. My little boy is on a jet plane today headed for Anaheim, CA for his big Robotics competition. He is SO excited and has been since the big announcement that he was going.

He has been so excited he couldn't even sit still in class and the teacher had to call me.  LOL.  I couldn't blame him as I would be just as excited.  He is all packed and ready to go.  He flys with the team tomorrow and then Russ will meet him on Wednesday. I'm a WRECK knowing that he is not with one of us.  It will be okay… it will be okay.  

The big competition starts on Thursday.  It's a world competition which is one of the reasons he is so excited.  He can't wait to meet new friends.  Love that kid!

To add to the excitement I have one of my BFF's here visiting and we have been BUSY as bee's in my stamp room.  OH BOY!

Today we worked on a few projects and this is one of them.  



Kimberly Van Diepen, Stampin' Up!


The You're Amazing stamp set is one of my favorites from Stampin' Up!.  The images are some of my favorites and the hot air balloon is just perfect. When you add the World Spectacular DSP with the hot air balloons I'm super excited.  

Kimberly Van Diepen, Stampin' Up!

I started this card base with Whipser White and placed the Designer Series Paper at the bottom with a small strip of the ticket design at the top of that.  I used a few scallop die cuts and a 2 1/2" circle punch of Crumb Cake to add a little dimension to the card.  

I placed a piece of the Canvas Creations across the 2 1/2" Circle punch.  

*Tip*-  You can sponge over the Canvas Creations to a color of your choice.  Isn't this fantastic? I sponged Sahara Sand over my canvas.  

I added a little burlap across my Canvas Creations.     Kimberly Van Diepen, Stampin' Up!

The last element that was F.U.N is the Bakers Twine.  I used four layers (yikes) and then tied a few knots to create the banner of twine across the card.  The little pennant banners across the twine are from the This and That Epic Day product line.  I attached these using my glue gun.  

Kimberly Van Diepen, Stampin' Up!



Stamps: You're Amazing (126722), Petite Pairs (122497) Splatter Image- March Paper Pumpkin image Cardstock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Pool Party Ink: Sahara Sand, Early Espresso

Accessories: World Spectacular DSP (126897), This and That Epic Day Stickers (131271), Island Indigo Bakers Twine (125575), Canvas Creations (129375), 2 1/2" Circle punch (120906), Perfect Pennants Die Cut (123126), Petal Cone Die Cut (121810), 1 3/4" Circle punch (119850), Smooch Spritz (118770), 


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Kimberly Van Diepen, Stampin' Up!


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  1. Can always feel your enthusiasm when you are excited about a specific creation!  Happy for you to have a friend to stamp with and not worry too much about Brandon's trip!  Can't wait to hear about his adventures…and yes, deep breaths!!!

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