Monday, April 23, 2012

April Showers

Did you ever have one of those weekends that you just don't want to craft? I was sooooo not in the crafting mood this weekend. I tried, but nope...Then today I'm at work and alls I can think about was hitting my craft room. Might be the rain?

Todays gloomy weather inspired my card. I think my card looks more colorful and cheery than what it looks like out my window...

I picked these colors because I've been wanting to really test out the new ink formula by Paper Tray Ink. My main concern was getting a solid stamped image and I have to say I'm pretty happy with their new formula. I think I might invest in a few more...

I also discovered I had this Lawn Fawn stamp set for a while now that I didn't use...gasp!!! 
I loved the umbrella so to make it pop off the card more I added some faux stitching and glossy accents.
I think I'm going to work on a little Project Life now. I'm staying pretty up to date and trying not to fall behind to much. I'm afraid if I do I'll get discouraged and never complete my album.
Have a great evening everyone :)



  1. LOVE this card!! The colors are very pretty. Love the raindrops and the ribbon.

  2. Well I would think that an April Showers card would be all gloomy looking but yours is bright and cheery. Very cute.

  3. Hey Chris-
    Love this card, I'm crazy about clouds- I always forget
    How cute there are, I just used them on a layout I
    Finished over the weekend ;)
    I totally get the crafting rut feeling ... Hopefully
    U keep your motivation this week ;)
    I'm starting a race day layout of my hubby hopefully in the
    Next day or so ;)
    Have a great week!!

  4. Great card christina and don't beat yourself up about not being in the mood to craft, if you never took time away from it I would be worried about you tee hee, but thanks for sharing, and I love the fact you used the lawn fawn stamp that is the same one you used on the white and black card you made right? have a happy day :)

  5. very nice card. Love the colors too. Smooches... Felicia

  6. Love the card especially the clouds and the rain drops.

    Barb from Toronto, Canada

  7. Good looking your rain drops....