Saturday, April 28, 2012

Friends Brighten Your Day

            See, I even finished the inside, yeah me!

Well I just couldn't miss the Sassy Cheryl Challenge this week.  Best Bud, Sassy Jeni is hosting the challenge and she wanted to see April Showers Cards.  Cheryl just created this new little image named  "Sam's Umbrella" and, of course I fell in love with her.  If you want to add her to your collection, you can get her here.  If you hurry and get her by Sunday night, you can get her for $2.00!  I bought her last week for $3.00.  I sure missed that bargain, didn't I?

My yummy DP is from the Hip Hooray collection at My Mind's Eye.  The Cloud paper is also My Mind's Eye but from the Good Day Sunshine collection.  The yellow card stock is DCWV.  The cloud itself was punched with a Friskar's punch.  I printed the digi twice and cut the umbrella out of the red polka dot paper and popped it up with foam tape.  I love dimension and liked the look it gave as Sam poked her head out from under the umbrella.  Everything was colored with Copics and the sparkles are a combination of Stickles and a glitter pen.  My sentiment is a clear stamp, but I am sorry to say I don't know the manufacturer.  Button from my stash and a little chalk to dress up the cloud and she is done.

I made this card while at Aww Shucks, my local scrapbook store.  While one customer was shopping, her daughter came over and helped me place the sentiment and chose the button for me to use.  So I must give credit to my designer apprentice, Sidney.  Sidney lives in Niagra Falls, Ontario Canada and was visiting Myrtle Beach this week.  I think she made the perfect choice, don't you?  How do you think it looks on the blog Sidney?  Thank you so much for your advice, you rock honey!

I have a surprise coming on Wednesday, so be sure and check back then.  You are not going to want to miss it, I promise!

Hugs and Happy Rest of the Weekend to you!



  1. so gorgeous linda.stunning sweet image and i love your bright colours ;D

    xx coops xx

  2. Super adorable! Love the image and your beautiful coloring! Your apprentice has a good eye!

  3. Linda, you have outdone yourself on this beauty today! I love everything! the paper pieced polkadot umbrella, prefect!
    The vibrant colors and awesome sketch, make for a fantastic card!
    the shading on her hair is perfect!
    thanks for playing along with us for the Sassy Cheryl April Showers challenge!

  4. Linda, you and Sidney made a gorgeous card this week. I have missed getting to see your cards while I was away. Beautiful card and I love th paper pieced umbrella. Love it. Thanks for playing the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge.

  5. That is gorgeous Linda. The image is sooo sweet, peeking out from under her brolly!

    Susan xx

  6. Absolutely adorable, Linda! Love the paper pieced umbrella with Sam peeking out. And the shining rain drops!

  7. Love, love, love it Linda and the polka dot paper pieced umbrella is just perfect for your gorgeous card. Super fun!
    Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge this week!

  8. oooohhhh major paper envy Linda, they are so lush and I love this sweetie peeping out of her umbrella so sweet
    Mina xxx

  9. Hi Linda...hey..I just noticed, your blog POPS! hehehe!! I haven't been by to visit in ages...I am so sorry...trips and then being sick with the flu for more than a week have all taken their toll! I'm so tickled to see your adorable card, girlfriend. You and Sidney did a fabulous job!! Gorgeous coloring and paper definitely rocked this challenge, sugar!! Hugs. Pat Frank

  10. BEAUTY-ful Linda!! I just love her little polka dot umbrella. ~jeni :)

  11. This is so adorable! I love the bright, bold colors and the wonderful polka dot umbrella! Too cute!

  12. I'm not the best of friends, not getting here with every card you make. This one is gorgeous and so colorful. Your apprentice did a wonderful job in her selections.

  13. OMG! Another wonderful card using another FAB Sassy Cheryl image (gotta add this one to my ever-growing collection!!) Love the paper-pieced umbrella, its so effective. So pleased I found your blog!
    Hugs, Ali x


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