Saturday, March 3, 2012

99 red balloons go by....minus 98

  Okay, how many of you who grew up in the eighties knew what my post title was talking about.  LOL  I think that song is even recognizable by those who came a bit later.  It's one of those that sticks in your head.  I had to do a little googling (got to keep my Jeopardy skills updated LOL) about the song because I knew the original German title was 99 Luftballoons and I didn't think that translated to 99 Red Balloons.  Nope, it sure doesn't.  Luft means air and apparently when the song was translated to English they needed a word in there to make the lyrics flow so they added red in place of air, which honestly would have sounded kind of silly.  :-)  Mini music trivia lesson for you there.  No charge.  LOL
     I hadn't planned on posting anything today, but I finished this card and decided to go ahead and post it.  The image is called "One Balloon" and is one of the images in the March Club Kit from A Day For Daisies.  I colored the little guy with Copics and then started embellishing the card.  I thought that cool denim DP went so well with him and I went for bright primary colors.
     Hope you're having a great Saturday.  It's still a bit overcast here so I'm not as energetic as I should be.  :-)
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Delicious Doodles--inspired by a song (99 Red Balloons)
The Poodles Parlour--birthday
Aud Sentiments--include the sentiment "Happy Birthday"
Creative Craft Challenge--boys will be boys
Top Tip Tuesday--stitching/real or faux

     Be blessed!


  • Paper:  My Mind's Eye, October Afternoon, Kraft Outlet Light Kraft, Copic Xpress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  A Day For Daisies "One Balloon", Tradefish Designs "Another Year"
  • Ink:  Copics
  • Tools:  MFT Die-namics Notebook Edge die, Nestabilities Labels Two, sewing machine
  • Miscellaneous:  Kraft Outlet Pastel Hemp Cord  and Red Bakers Twine, Xmas Red and Yellow Stickles, buttons from my stash, Glossy Accents


  1. yep I remember that song, love your card and the pennant looks great with the red sparkle

  2. fabulous Tracy!! I actually thought that you had used real denim...that paper looks amazing!! cool layout too!!

    I can vaguely..ahem remember that song!!


  3. This is WONDERFUL, Tracy! Love it in the primary colors!

  4. I was all grown up in the 80s but I do know this song! What a fab card - the denim paper is fantastic! x

  5. Fantastic card, Tracy! I love the sweet image and your coloring and design are fabulous! And yes, I remember the song! Didn't know the background, though! TFS!

  6. This is so great! I love your balloon trivia and all the fabulous papers you've added to highlight this fabulous image! The buttons are fantastic, do join us at Card Crafter's Circle!

  7. I remember that song too Tracy!
    Great card,love the pannant!
    Hugs Heidy

  8. Tracy, your card is amazingly gorgeous! All the elements and image are just perfect together!

  9. I had just about forgotten the song....

    Great card though!!

    Susan xx

  10. Lovely card Tracy love the denim look .
    Hugs Elaine

  11. Great card! Love the denim and buttons!

  12. Well I've got that song stuck in my head now!! lovely card you've done here, background paper is so cool and I love the whole layout with such a cutie image :)

  13. Hi Tracy! I love this! The banner and button embellishments work great :)

  14. A gorgeous card Tracy! Lovely colours and details! I remember the song too! hugs, Marlies

  15. Oh yes, I actually started singing that song before I read your text ;-) Your card is awesome Tracy, thought you had cut up a jeans but it's paper! wow! Thoroughly fun card!! Hugs, Ira x

  16. Wonderful!! I love the stamp and I love the denim look too ... just beautiful

  17. Super fun card, Tracy! I love the great image and all the wonderful elements you used! :o)

  18. Hi Tracy,
    Oh I so remember that song ( I'm def an 80's girl lol ).
    This is just Absolutely Fabulous!!! Love the image, the dp, the colour scheme is just perfect. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

  19. Perfect little boys card. Thank you for playing at Aud Sentiments.

    Hugs Ali x

  20. A fantastic card. I love the denim DP. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
    I will be singing that song all evening now!
    Nikki x

  21. A great card, love the denim and buttons. Lovely colour choice too. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  22. Oh this is really fab and I do rememver that song;) Love the fab choice in colours, those buttons and the little border on top. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back next tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  23. Love it, great colouring. I love the papers. Hugs, ivonne

  24. Love how you pulled the elements together for this card, perfect! Thanks for joining the Stitching Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

  25. Such a cute card my friend. And yes I do know that song and I remember it well. But I didn't know that bit a trivia. Thanks...

    Hugs, Linda

  26. Oh, yeah.....I remember that song! :)
    This card is absolutely fabulous, Tracy! Love, love, love every little thing about it!

  27. I remember that song - I even have it on my 80's play list on my Ipod.

    Your card is fabulous. I love the design, especially the buttons.

  28. I saw your name and just had to leave a comment - as usual this card is a winner! Love the colors and the image is super cute, unfortunately now I have that song stuck in my head:-) Thanks for sharing your creativity with us for our "Happy Birthday" challenge at Aud Sentiments!!!

  29. Love the denim paper. Fab card. Thanks for playing along with our stitches challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

  30. I must've missed that song, but I did grow up in the 80's. No matter. Your card is fabulous! I adore all these elements, and your color combo is so bright and happy and fun! LOVE!

  31. I know the song, wonderful card and interpretation, thanks for playing with us at the Poodles Parlour, blessings Hilde

  32. One of my favorites! 99 Red baloons! When she gets to that softly being sung! Fabulous! Great design of the card, would love to know where you got the page background paper? Beautiful job! This is perfect for the Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday and I sure hope you join us again tomorrow! Best of Luck

    Tammy Louise

  33. So cute!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
    Krista H.

  34. You have made a lovely card here. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

  35. Super card hun! Perfect for our 'Inspired by a song' theme at Delicious Doodles this time.
    Good luck with the draw,
    Teri x


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