Another Year Flew By!

Happy Tuesday!
Anyone else get a little mixed up with the holiday yesterday?  I did!  Totally forgot today was Tuesday and we have a new challenge starting at Tuesday Throwdown!  Sorry my post is late!

We have an awesome new sponsor for this challenge:  Newton's Nook!  I love this company and I love that we have them as a sponsor now!  And with our challenge being Anything Goes, I got to do whatever I wanted with their fun stamps :)
 I absolutely LOVE this card!  It makes me giggle every time I see it...I think because I colored my kitty from the Newton's Antics set up to be like my little Ezio and this is totally something that would happen to him.  Now, if you look at past cards where I have colored a kitty like Ezio, you might notice he is more orange/brown in those cards...while looking at him again to make this card, it dawned on me that he's actually more grey than I had to adjust my coloring with just a little bit of brown.  This kitty is much closer to what Ezio looks like :)

I stamped out the balloon from the Newton's Birthday Flutter set, along with the birdie and then cut them all out.  The bottom panel was watercolored with a few different shades of blue to give a nice soft sky background.  I die cut out a few clouds and stamped my sentiments on the larger ones before arranging them around my scene.

Getting the balloons lined up properly was interesting.  I laid them all out the way I wanted them and then used some washi tape to keep them in the correct order while I attached different levels of adhesive on the backs.  Once it was all on the card, I took all the little balloon strings and wound them around Ezio's tail and off to the side of the card.

Finished it all off with some glitter brush and glossy accent dots around the card.  So stinking cute!!!

I hope you will stop by Tuesday Throwdown to see the rest of the DT's creations, and then join in the fun of our Anything Goes challenge to win an awesome prize from Newton's Nook!!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Craft Your Passion #278-Anything Goes
    Incy Wincy Designs-For the Boys
    Simon Says Stamp-Make it Colorful

Thanks for visiting! <3


  1. Hey Emily! :) I happen to catch this card in my news feed and it just popped right out at me!! SO ADORABLE!!! Love your balloons and your coloring is the bomb lady!! :) Fabulous make!! Hope you are well!! HUGS

  2. This is absolutely FABULOUS! I love it!!! Thanks so much for playing along with our Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  3. Thank you for joining in the For The Boys challenge at Incy Wincy Designs this week with your lovely card.

  4. Emily - great card. Love the design and colours. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy this week. Hope to see you back here again soon Judy DT

  5. I'd sure love to get this card! So cute! Thanks for playing with us at Craft Your Passion!
    Carolyn, DT

  6. This is fantastic! Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion#278! Good luck!

  7. Congratulation for your TOP3. Your card is unique and very fun.


  8. Adorable card!!! Love your coloring!!!