Monday, March 24, 2014

Crimpin' My Style

Oh how I love the challenges over at Just Us Girls! Here is the challenge:

I'm not a huge fan of hot air balloons but this inspired me to get out my crimper! Don't you just love to dust off a long abandoned tool and put it to use? It's like reconnecting with an old chum over a cup of coffee! It is difficult to see but the design paper layer was crimped. I paper-cut an extra balloon and attached it with a foam dimensional.

Did you ever use a crimper on your hair? I never have - I can have that crimp look everyday - it's called wash and go! I DO however use a straightener on a VERY regular basis!

Hot Air
~Base card - Papertrey Ink Enchanted Evening
~Layer of Farm House Paper Co. Fair Skies
~Elizabeth die Thinking of You, highlighted with Wink of Stella
~Paper cut balloon highlighted with Ranger Glossy Accents
~Hero Arts Hello Flags colored with Copics
~Fiskar crimper
Inspiration | Challenges
Just of Girls - photo inspiration
Cheerful Stamp Pad - transportation

Here's to crimping paper, crimping hair, and crimping my style!
Nancy in Iowa


  1. haven't used mine in SO long - on my hair OR on a card! Thanks for the inspiration (for a card, that is!)
    Love the hot air balloons. Fun colors and a perfect little banner!

  2. Nancy....Completely impressed with your card! I do not own a crimper, but always wanted one! It sure is fun dusting off an old tool now and again! Thanks for joining us again over at Just Us Girls.

  3. This is inspiring.Love the vibrant colors Thanks so much for joining us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.
    Karla B - DT

  4. Beautiful card, Nancy! Love all of the wonderful balloons & the crimping! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  5. What an unusual card! I love it especially the banner across the top! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  6. This is such a great design! This makes me want to find where I put my crimper! Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  7. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 82 'modes of transportation' , Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon x

  8. Perfect use of the crimper~Thanks for joining in with JUGS~

  9. I love everything about this card - the colours, the images, the texture.

  10. I love the balloon background. Thanks for sharing with the Design Team at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

  11. Perfect papers for the theme Nancy, loving the bunting!!! I'm now wishing I had a decent sized ribbler instead of the children's craft one I have, love that little extra it's achieved! X


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