Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Weekly Challenge #16 - April Showers

April is more than half over (can you believe how fast time is flying?), and we can't get to the May flowers without the April showers, so that's this week's challenge - April Showers

Our team is showcasing the Pink Paislee "Hello Sunshine" collection.  There are such cute umbrellas, raindrops, and flowers in this collection!  They even have a stamp set and a coordinating die.
I tried a number of colors for my card base.  The lighter colors that matched the patterned papers made the card look too washed out.  The deep, bright blue made things really pop!   The "be the rainbow" focal image is actually one of the pocket cards just cut a little bit to square off the corners.  Also included are ephemera, puffy heart stickers, and the umbrella die (which I cut twice -- once for the yellow handle & tip, and again for the flower canopy).

Happy (Spring) Stamping!

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Weekly Challenge #14 - Rainbows/Easter

Wow, what a gorgeous week it has been here in Idaho so far!  Such mild & sunny weather.  Loving it!  It's in that spirit that we're celebrating rainbows & Easter -- using the Paper Smooches Spectum stamp set and the Doodlebug Springtime line. 
The focus on rainbows is pretty evident in my card, especially with the unicorn's mane and tail, which were paper-pieced using one of the very colorful Doodlebug papers.  I also pieced the horn from a different patterned paper.
This card used quite a few items from the Doodlebug Springtime line: the plaid, baby chicks, & kites papers; flower washi; and the banner is from a Simply Put album insert.  Other items used include dies from QuicKutz (word bubble) and The Cat's Pajamas (grass), and Copic Sketch markers.
Because this week is an ANYTHING GOES week at Paper Smooches Sparks challenge, I'm submitting this card for that, too! 
Happy Stamping!