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Hot Air Balloons Again!

One of the highlights of our June trip to Albuquerque was Allie's hot air balloon ride.  I know I shared this picture already, but it is so pretty I am sharing it again.  

The following week, there was a horrible balloon accident pretty much at the same spot she took off from.  A balloon hit some power lines and everyone died.  My heart goes out to thoose people and those families.  I can't image what the families are going through.  

I did a scrapbook page of her balloon ride to add to my travel book.

The main panel was printed and then I dipped the paper in an inky mixture.  Once it dried, I swiped my Crumb Cake, Orang Marmalade and Broken China pads across the paper.  It made a cool looking abstract scene at the top.  I added in some tiny baloons from the DRS Designs 4 in 1 In the Sky stamp.  I got a thumbs up from Allie on this - it isn't often that happens so I am thrilled.

This is also for Alison's Summer Countryside theme at **ART*JOURNAL*JOURNEY*. 

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  1. That really is a lovely photo, along wiyh a wonderful page to treasure her hot air balloon adventure! So glad she got to do something she loves!

  2. I bet this was a beautiful thing to do. That accident was horrible, but it was an accident so I hope it doesn't ruin the whole balloon industry. Your page is amazing. And I've said it before, your daughter is gorgeous. I bet she had a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing this for Alison's challenge at AJJ. And have a great rest of your week. Hugs-Erika

  3. Fabulous journal page, and the photos are gorgeous. So sad to hear of the balloon accident, what a tragedy. So sad. Thanks for joining us at AJJ again for Alison's challenge. Have a great day, take care, hugs, Valerie

  4. It certainly is a beautiful photograph Nancy and a great scrapbook page, such a wonderful way to record your memories.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  5. What a super page and what a great way to see the countryside! So sad about the accident! Hugs, Chrisx

  6. You really captured the thrill of the balloon ride your daughter had with this lovely journal page you shared with us at Art Journal Journey using Alison's theme. The background is beautiful and so are the pictures you added. I was at a car show one time where a hot air balloon flew over and got caught in power lines. It was very disheartening to see it, much less to realize I had just seen several people die in front of me. I can empathize with this accident, too.

  7. What an amazing trip for Allie, and your scrapbook page is great Nancy.
    We went for a balloon ride in Turkey as a family, it was the most amazing thing I've ever done.
    Very sad to hear about the fatal accident though.
    Alison xx

  8. She is really sooo beautiful! And that´s a great work you did.
    But - even if I never heard of this horrible accident,... this will never land on my bucket list, I´m afraid of heights, just taking a plane is... huhhh.

  9. It is a very pretty happy photograph.
    I do like your collage with the photographs and the tiny balloons.

  10. An amazing way to get a whole new view of the summer countryside - must have been amazing. My brother and I have been trying to book a gift voucher for a balloon ride for about four years now - we keep getting postponed because of the weather. Reading about that terrible accident, I'm less keen to sort it out now.
    Alison x


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