February 7, 2013


The card I am showing you today for Create with Connie & Mary makes me think of spring. We are still in winter mode here in Maine and spring is usually not in full swing for us until April and sometimes as late as the beginning of May. Can't wait even though I have enjoyed snowmobiling this winter.

Here is my card for this week's Color Challenge:

I thought I would use the stamp set "Rain or Shine" in a different way on my card for today. I stamped the umbrella upside-down and filled it with hearts! Where did the teeny tiny punched hearts come from? The "Owl Punch"! I even used my exacto knife to cut around the curves of the umbrella so I could neatly tuck some of the hearts in. The beautiful embossed clouds you see on my stamped panel are from the "Cloudy Day Textured Impressions Folder":

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Stampin' Up! Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Island Indigo, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade
  • Inks: Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo
  • Stamps: Rain or Shine, My Little Valentine
  • Tools: Big Shot Machine, Window Frames Framelits, Small Oval Punch, Large Scallop Edgelits, Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Accessories: Bakers Twine
  • DSP:
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  1. What a cute idea! Love the hearts in the umbrella! So many wonderful details on your card! Love it!

  2. Omgosh ,this so cute!! I have been debating on this set, and now I am going to have to get it!!
    I absolutely love this card. So creative simple with a huge wow! TFS!

  3. Awww so cute! I love the design and the colours.

    Ter ;)

  4. what a clever idea.... I love the upside down umbrella's and the clouds and hearts and and and.... ok, I love it all.... thx for sharing.

  5. Your heart-filled upside down unbrella is adorable! Love the raindrops stamped on the cloudy day background, too!

  6. Not my personal favorite color combo but I think that you did a fabulous job with this card!

  7. So very clever of you to put the umbrella upside down and fill it with hearts - SO SWEET!

  8. Oh Debbie this is really sweet! I love all of those gorgeous little hearts being cradled by the umbrella - wonderful card!

  9. Such a clever use of the umbrella. Love your layout and use of the colors.

  10. This is SOOOO cute! I love the umbrella turned upside down! Just got this set, so can't wait to play with it! Great job, Debbie!

  11. I just love how you turned the umbrella upside down! Wonderful idea for these umbrellas! I also just got this set and can't wait to create with it!


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