Friday, April 8, 2011

Rain, Rain Go Away

I remember lovin' the rain as a kid!!  Splashing in huge puddles with my favorite rain boots and some Strawberry Shortcake-ish umbrella, sticking my tongue out for rain drops and waiting for the earthworms to come out and play!  Man, who needed the sunshine when you could have that much fun!

Today kicks off a new challenge over at Guylou's Inimitability and our challenge theme is "Umbrella".  Thats right - all you need to do is have at least one umbrella somewhere on your project.  If you win, you will be awarded two digistamps of your choice from Guylou's Inimitability Store and will also be invited to be a Guest Designer on an upcoming challenge.

I used Guylou's image, Ben, for my card today and had so much fun with this little guy paper piecing him all up - almost reminded me of being a kid enjoying the rain again!!!  The awesome sentiment is by Tracy S., one of my fellow DT members, and if you purchase Ben --you will get Tracy's sentiment, too! 

The challenge runs until April 21st, so I hope to see you play along with us and show off those cute Umbrella creations!! 

Image:  Ben from Guylou's Inimitability
Sentiment:  by Tracy S. (yours if you purchase Ben from Guylou's Inimitability)
Digi Papers:  Kristie by Shabby Princess
Embossed with Cuttlebug's Spots and Dots folder/distressed
American Crafts Elements Medium Jewel Brads - Earth Tones Collection

Sketch Saturday - Week #149
The Pixie Cottage - Sketch and/or Paper Piecing
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Spoonfull of Sugar - Challenge 146 Tons of texture
Creative Card Crew - April Showers
Crafty Creations Challenge Blog - Challenge #113 Rain Showers


  1. I happen to love the rain! lol Which means I LOVE your sweet card! Thanks so much for playing with us at Sketch Saturday! I hope you'll join us again soon!

  2. Cute card, happy color combo, and lovely image! =)
    thanks for sharing at the pixie cottage

  3. Oh the memories!! I remember sticking my tongue out to drink the rain drops!! Your card is beautiful!! Love it!

  4. Sarah, I love your card. Very fun design! Again I am so happy to have you as part of Guylous team. You are going to be such an asset. But dang, I forgot to update my sidebar. I am going to do that now!!

  5. I love these colors and your paper piecing. I remember loving jumping in the puddles, too. When I got older, I loved walking in those warm spring rains. They never seem to come around it's all cold yuck! LOL

  6. What a sweet little guy in his matching wellies and brolly! I love this, and like the rain too, so long as I'm indoors lol! A fun fab card!

  7. Love the card Sara. Great way to kick off your design team debut! I still love the rain!

  8. What a cutie! I certainly do love the paper piecing! Thanks so much for leaving me some blog love today! :O)


  9. Adorable card. I love the paper piecing. It looks great! That is a great image.

  10. Ahhh Sara...what can I say. First off...I used to love the rain too...until I lived the last 30 some odd years on the "wet coast" lol. But I do love your card...the paper piecing is fabulous and those colors...perfect for this little guy. You have done such a marvelous job on this card...from the layout, to the colors and dp, and the little bits of bling, you have created something that is cheerful and a total delight to behold. What a terrific start to your term as a DT member!

  11. This is such a sweet card with your wonderful choice of colors and amazing paper piecing! It really takes me back to my days as a youngster where I too loved playing in the rain! Today I still love playing in the rain, but now I'm just indoors at my stamp table instead of splashing in puddles :) Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet comments :) Have a great Sunday!

  12. This is so cute! I love the paper piecing and texture!


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  13. Hi Sara! Such a sweet card! TFS Janna

  14. What a darling card, hon! I just love your paper piecing. I really do need to try that technique! =) I love the colors, and Tracy's sentiment is absolutely perfect!

  15. Loooove your card, Sara! Love the sentiment, too!

  16. Your GuyLou image is so adorable! Love the paper piecing you did for his slicker, hat, and boots. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations! :-) Amy

  17. love the plaid boots and coordinating umbrella!
    thank you for sharing at the pixie cottage.

  18. Love this Sara! The paper is gorgeous!!! Love the layering and of course that impeccable paper piecing is fabulous! You rocked it fo sho! Thanks for the shout out in your post :) You are too sweet.

  19. What a great color combo and paper piecing!
    Jodi =)

  20. Great card!
    Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage :)

  21. HA! What a CUTE card Sara!! =) Love the paper pieced boots, coat and umbrella!! Oh my goodness, this song (the way you look tonight) reminds me of one of my all-time favorite movies =) Cute blog!!

  22. Perfect card for a day like today, pouring rain, but, he's so cute, he made me smile!

    Sara ,I have an award for you over on my blog, you pick when you get a chance. :)

  23. L.O.V.E this card! The paper is FAB!! I need the snow, rain and hail to go away. Where is spring?!! :-D

  24. Oh my goodness you did a FABULOUS job with this image, sooo fun,and LOVE the paper piecing!!! Beautiful!!!!