Tuesday, April 7, 2009

April Journaling Spot

Good Morning! Before I get talking about the new stamp set we're sneak peeking today, I have a cool story for you.

Both Ben and Sara are taking French classes at school. Ben is in his 4th year and Sara in her 2nd. Last year, Ben went to France with school and this year we are hosting a French student in our home. His name is Jules and he does speak English, which is a good thing because I speak absolutely no French. We picked him up yesterday and Ben, Sara and Jules along with about 10 or 12 other kids and their French friends all went out to eat together. This morning I asked Jules what he ate last night and he said, "A burger, an All-American burger." :) I just thought that was so cute!!! It's going to be a great week and maybe I'll learn a little French!

Okay, to my card. I love journaling blocks and I love to use things for something other than what they are intended so with April's journaling block, which is actually a raindrop, you can also use it as a balloon :) Everybody needs more Happy Birthday cards right?

Stamps: April Journaling Spot-2RedBananas
Ink: Versafine Onxy black, Chalk ink-French blue
Paper: Basic Grey-cupcake
Other: Dew Drops - Flame collection, EKSuccess corner punch

Wendy and Teresa also used this set and we all used different elements of the set, so be sure to check out their blogs.

The 2RedBananas Banana Split Sunday Challenge is about altering or making something other than a card. It's a great challenge, we hope you'll play along!

Our quote for the day: "Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen carefully." - Littlefoot's mother, The Land Before Time

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Teresa said...

Great Idea! I love the rain drop as a ballon. I'm going to have to turn all my stamps upside down and see what I get.

Danni said...

What a wonderful card!! Love it!

Lynn said...

Love this bright, bold birthday card!! What a great mix of vibrant colors and fun papers!!

Maraya said...

Jeanette - I love the bouquet of balloons! I hope Jules has a blast while he's here. You may have him stamping and blogging before he leaves :-)

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Wow, this is awesome!! I love that this can be a balloon too, and these papers are fantastic!!

stampmonkey said...

Such a cute story..."All-American Burger" -lol! Wonder if he eats "All-French Escargo"? ;P

Cute birthday balloons card with that fun dp --would work well for a guy!