Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Sunday, April 17, 2016

The Stamp Review Crew: Balloon Celebration Edition

It's time for another round of The Stamp Review Crew and I am SO excited because this is the first blog hop I have been able to participate in in THREE months!  Yikes!  There are two reasons for this. One, I have not had any of the stamp sets because I have not been able to place any orders. Two, we are moving from Indiana to Tennessee in July and have been VERY busy with everything that goes into that.  This is the first time I have ever moved in my life. I have lived in the same house for my entire life, so there is lots to pitch, give away, sell, and pack.  My stamping time has been neglected so bad!  I'm beyond excited about our new adventure but I am ready to get back to stamping on a regular basis.

At the very end of SAB I was finally able to place a small order so I could get this fabulous set, Balloon Celebration. Since it has been so long since I've stamped, I felt like my creativity had been drained so I needed a few challenges to help inspire me. Just Add Ink and CAS(E) this Sketch provided me just the inspiration I was looking for!


Here is what I came up with! 

This card is for my father-in-law and I thought these were great masculine colors!  I decided to use the circle/wheel and stars on my background to make a fun design. I love making my own DSP with stamps! This set has a coordinating punch, which made the balloons really fast and easy to make. 

This little bit of stamping really made me excited to get moved into our new house and start stamping again! I hope you enjoyed my card. Thanks for stopping by. Click on the links below to continue on in the hop!

Blog Roll:
  1. Rochelle Blok
  2. Tanya Boser
  3. Sue Plote
  4. Linda Callahan
  5. Nikki Spencer
  6. Kelly Kent
  7. Dawn Tidd
  8. Bruno Bertucci
  9. Holly Krautkremer
  10. Heidi Baks
  11. Valerie Moody
  12. Holly Stene
  13. Yapha Mason
  14. Martha Inchley
  15. Shana Gaff


  1. Great card Shana. Love the colours and the repeated stamping of the circle images and the stars make for a fabulous background. Looks like DSP. Rochelle xo

  2. Love, love, love this - so glad you've found the time & stamp set to craft again! Such a great use for the wheel stamp - it looks great. Kelly x

  3. Cool card and I love the colors perfect for a guy your father in law will love it! Love your background using the odd stamp lol perfect for it!

  4. Such a fun card, and I love the color combo! I'm so glad you got a chance to stamp with us!!

  5. Super fun card, Shana! Great use of that wheel element, too! :)

  6. Perfect for your father-in-law! Great birthday card!

  7. I thought that this looked like a great masculine card before I saw who you made it for! It truly is and I'm keeping it in mind!

  8. Lovely card Shana! I'm sure your father in law loved it! havent seen much with the stamp on the background but you made it look great!

  9. How cool is that background. What a fab masculine card Shana...Love it!

  10. Fabulous masculine card Shana!! I wish I was as talented at creating this kind of background stamping :)