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 card...love your rain drops....