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Monday, April 4, 2011

FCCB Challenge #54 - April Showers

Hello Beautiful Friends!  It is time for another Challenge Me Monday challenge over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.  This time the challenge is to create a project with an umbrella somewhere on it.  Of course, it is a Cricut challenge so I used an umbrella from the Tie the Knot Cartridge.  I had an unbelievably hard time with this card for some reason!  I had the perfect idea, with the cutest paper (looked like it was raining hearts), but no matter what I did, I couldn't get it to look right.  Finally had to give up on the idea and do something entirely different than what I had in mind.  I really love the end result now and I would love to keep the card as part of a portfolio, but I've already promised it to my mom so she can send it to her sister-in-law who has just had surgery.

Here are the pictures of the card and the details will be posted below...

Umbrella Card Outside

Umbrella Card, Closeup, Right Side

Umbrella Card, Closeup, Left Side

Umbrella Card, Inside Sentiment

Okay, so, I was really bummed that I had no cutesy stamps to go with my umbrella so I had to come up with something on my own and just print it from my computer.  I came up with... "Under the weather?  I'll bring the umbrella."  I thought that was cute after much deliberation and debate.

Background cardstock & umbrella background:  Stash
Pink patterned paper:  Keeping Memories Alive
Pink hearts paper, umbrella patterned paper, 3 cut out umbrellas - American Crafts
Sentiment - Green copy paper printed on printer from MS Word
Flowers - Prima
Brads - Basic Grey
Pearls & rhinestone - K& Co.
Ink - Stampin Up & Colorbox
Liquid pearls - Platinum
Stamps - Inkadinkado Circles & Dots
Adhesives - ATG, Super glue, Pop dots, Red tape, Tombow Mono Aqua liquid glue

There ya have it!  Hope it inspires you to join our challenge and put those umbrella cuts to use!

Amy Jo


Khristen said...

That is cute, Amy! Got your card in the mail and it reminded me to send out yours LOL it is off in the mail today. I hope to join in on this challenge, as one of my goals is to use my Cricut a bit more in my work. Gotta use it, right? Love the sentiment, I may have to snag that sometime. Hope you are having a great day and that today finds you well :) xoxo

Helen said...

It turned out great! I've had those days too and just had to start all over, but it works out great :)

Jamie said...

Very pretty! I love the colors! And it did turn out great! My card was a challenge also. :)

Pat N. said...

That's adorable, Amy. Love your sentiment; you could write for card companies!--Pat N.

Pat N. said...

And thanks for your comments on my bunny birthday card. appreciate it.-- Pat N.

Robin's Creative Cottage said...

What a thoughtful card Amy, it will certainly cheer someone up for sure! :)

Tanya said...

What a happy, spring time card! Great card!

Anonymous said...

Hi Amy, I love your spring time card. So sweet and I love the sentiment. Great job with the challenge!!!

Lisa said...

This is so cute and colorful! :o)


Marlene said...

Great Card! Love the colors!

FCCB & Birthday Sundaes DT Member

Kate said...

What a fabulous card! I'm sorry to read you had such trouble with it, but the end result was just meant to be and looks fantastic! It was well worth your efforts! What a wonderful umbrella cut too. So pretty!

Jennifer said...

Very cute card I posted it over at with a link back to your blog

Maquel said...

Pretty!! Love the colors!!

Sherrie K. said...

Very pretty!! Love the colors that you used!
sherrie K

Sarah said...

I love how this card turned out-- looks like all the trouble you had really paid off :) Love it!

S :)

BugBites said...

Amy- this is so adorable. I love the sentiments.

Anonymous said...

wonderful job, and I love the sentiment too! ( FCCB DT )

Evanna said...

So Pretty, I love it!

Celeste B. said...

What a cute card! I can't believe you thought of the phrase yourself; it's PERFECT!!!!!! You're so creative, I really love this one!!!! Beautifully done, TFS! :)

Rhonda Emery said...

very pretty card

Anita said...

Amy, This card is adorable! You also won the new luau cartridge that I gave away during the easter bunny blog hop. Please email me your mailing address so I can get it out to you!! Congrats!! Hugs, Anita

~Tammy~ said...

I would never guess you had a hard time with this card! It is unbelievably CAUTE! I am happy to be a new follower! This is adorable and I love your work!

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