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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


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.

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.


Sherrie K. said...

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

missstamper said...

So very cute!

Maria Matter said...

super adorable Amy Jo!!

lszalil said...

Really cute card, Amy.

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