Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Under the Weather







This little darling is a new Spring image from Sassy Cheryl's called "April Umbrella". Tracy is our hostess this week and she wants us to use something new on our project. I definitely don't need an excuse to buy something new but this was a free ticket to go to the craft store!
That's my story and I'm stickin' to it...

I have wanted to use this image since Cheryl released it but I was waiting for that perfect paper to compliment it. By luck, I found a pack of American Crafts ON SALE with this rain drop paper in it. Then I wandered over to the Prisma pencils and bought some Spring colors I didn't have. The yellow was perfect for her rain coat! Some days are just good days at the craft store so I pushed my luck and kept looking. I meandered over to the embossing folders and found a Sizzix paisley folder and a paisley is shaped like a rain drop, so I HAD to get that too. All I needed was ribbon and I actually had that at home so my trip was over. Bummer huh?

I hope you all will stop by and participate in the challenge this week. It's a good excuse to go out and buy something new. (if you need an excuse)



Paper: American Crafts-Everyday pack
Accessories: Prisma pencils, Sizzix-Paisley embossing folder, Offray-red polka dot ribbon

18 comments:

heidy said...

Wow Jeni!
Awesome card,those papers are perfect for your image!
Hugs Heidy

Gemma said...

Hi Jeni, great card, love all your new stuff and I'm crazy about big ribbons, hugs Gemma

Scrappy Doo said...

I loved going with you on your little shopping trip!!!
"I love it when a plan comes together."
:)

Karen said...

Truly beautiful and my favourite Sassy image for sure!!
Love your colouring I loved it on your SMT and love it even more now it's part of this wonderful card.
I just got lots of new ribbon so I've no excuse for a shopping trip though! hehe.xx

Tammy said...

Awesome card and coloring. You are so lucky to hit pay dirt at the craft store. Your gorgeous bow is a lovely compliment.

Cheryl of Sassy Cheryl's said...

Yep. . .perfect papers for your amazing image! Love that bow! Partial to polka dots, you know!
Love it girl!

Kristel said...

That is a gorgeous card Jeni!!
Hugs Kristel

Dawn said...

I love her... and what a find on that perfect paper!!! fab card kiddo!!!

Lynn said...

I continue to want to be just like you when I grow up - beautiful card, as usual, girlfriend!

jkreucher said...

OMgosh! look at all these fun new toys! your card, as always, is fantastic Jeni! I love it!
lovely spring colors! how great to find rain drop papers!
hugs
Judy

Mina said...

wow Jeni she is just gorgeous, so cute and pretty in these lush colours
Mina xxx

Marlene said...

What a great excuse to buy something new! LOL!! Love the card - and LOVE LOVE LOVE that bow!! The raindrop paper is pretty cool, too. :)

Ann English said...

Any excuse-I get it! This sooo cute! I really love the ribbon-perfect bow! Love it, Jeni!

mochamama said...

Oh Jeni, love the bow color and how it brings out the umbrella. Beautous card my dear!

Jodi said...

Yes those papers are perfect for this image!! I love that pretty bow you used too!!
Hug
Jodi =)

meeshka said...

Another gorgeous card, Jeni! Fab colouring and I love your BIG bows! LOL! Great idea with the paisley folder ;)

Hugs, Meesh. xx

Linda C said...

That red polka dot bow just sets this card off perfectly. You still have that WOW factor Jen.

Heather said...

Fabulous job. Love that big bow. I don't need an excuse for something new either!!