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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

FCCB Challenge Me Monday's #107 - April Showers (LATE POST)

Hello my sweet and wonderful friends!  Thank you all so much for hanging in there with me and leaving such nice comments for me.  :)  Sorry I've been so out of touch!  Same ol' Fibro stuff going on and just hanging on over here by a thread, but your support truly keeps me going!  I appreciate all my new followers too and thank you for following!  I apologize to my friends for not keeping up with responding to your comments and emails.  Please know, I do receive and read every single one and I will be getting back to everyone slowly, but surely. ;O)  It is super important that you know how much I love you all!

I have a fun, albeit late little project for you today that was actually supposed to be for last week's FCCB challenge, April Showers.  I got it done a few days after it was due and just decided to post it on the Wednesday Winner's post instead.  I am going to go ahead and enter it into a few challenges since I've posted it now. :)  I hope you enjoy it and I apologize for the crummy photos.  Without the flash it looked too dull and with the flash it looks too glossy, but I will post all the pics anyways, but keep in mind, it's much cuter in person. ;)  I actually made this for a friend of mine who is going through a very rough time.  I'll post the deets below for those that are interested. ;)

 Cricut Cartridges:  April Showers, A Child's Year, and 3 Birds on Parade
 Sentiment stamp is from CTMH and punched out with a Creative Memories double-punch.
 With Flash
Glossy Accents and Stickles

DEETS:   I was super excited to use A Child's Year for the first time, for the background shape of this card. There's some great shapes on that cartridge!  I used 3 Birds on Parade for the bird/umbrella/raindrops and April Showers for the clouds that I welded.  I designed it all in Cricut Craft Room.

All cardstock used was from my stash and most were from scraps!  For the background I really wanted it to look like rain coming down and found an awesome stamp in my collection that was perfect for this!  Notice all the white swirls in the background?  I don't know the stamp set off-hand, but if anyone wants to know what it is just leave a comment and I'll look it up for you. ;)  I also used a CTMH stamp set that I bought online and I am in love with this set!!!  I'm in bed at the moment and can't remember the name of it either, but again, am happy to look it up. ;)

I did a lot of little doodles and extras on this card with gelly rollers, ink, Glossy Accents, and Stickles.  I decided the bird looked too plain so I gave him a funky little 'do and some eyelashes too. ;)  I popped things up with foam dots to add some depth and there ya have it!  

Thanks so much for stopping in today and since you're here, why don't ya leave a comment?  I'd love to hear from you! :)

XO ~ Amy Jo

Challenges I'm entering:
Victorine Stamps - #32 Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - April Showers

7 comments:

Linda said...

Hello Amy, I was just about to send you a message on Facebook and a message popped up you have blogged. I hope you are keeping well hunny!

Your cards is just fabulous! I am just loving that cute little chick with his wellies and umberella.

Sending you lots of crafty hugs
Linda xxx

jennyplace2 said...

Such a cute card, I love the way you added the gloss to make the rain shine. Just Adorable! Also wanted to let you know that I have a 800 follower give away for my followers, and I know you are one of my regulars so I just thought I would let you know just in case you would like a chance to win some yummy googies. Hope you have a pain free day and that the sun is shinny and you can do just what ever the heck you want to do.
Jenny

Happyscrapin said...

Amy your card is too cute! I love the glossy accents and the stitching! I hope you get to feeling painfree soon, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Cathy

Sherrie K. said...

Aaw, I love this Amy!!! The glossy accents look amazing...love the sweet cuts!!! Great job!
Hope your feeling better...take care of yourself my friend:)
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

missstamper said...

So very cute!

Maria Matter said...

super adorable Amy Jo!!

lszalil said...

Really cute card, Amy.

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