Monday, April 7, 2008

April Showers Blog Candy

Hi! Here's a card I made for Julee's Mojo Monday Sketch #32. Great sketch, Julee!! The color combo and Rainin' Daisies image was inspired by a card made by Cammie. I know I've mentioned the card before, but I just had to again...'cuz I love it!!

Have to give a big thanks to my friends on the PIF thread (Alison, Kris, and Thao) for the bear image and swiss dots sheets. Thanks ladies!!

Recipe ~
Stamps: Penny Black Rainin Daisies
Paper: Ballet Blue, Real Red, White, Basic Black
Ink: Black
Accessories: Swiss Dots Cuttlebug, White Shimmery Flowers, Blue Adhesive Rhinestones, Red Polka Dot Ribbon, Dimensionals, Prisma Pencils

Technique: Baby Oil (works like Gamsol Magic)

In general I love images with umbrellas and/or this one...or the Hanna Rain Day set...those are probably my favorites! Anyway, I thought maybe we could have some fun with an "April Showers Bring May Flowers" giveaway. I'll have blog candy to give away! first giveaway! Here's the deal...

1. Leave a comment here under this post telling me what you love most about spring. It can be anything at all. This will get you an entry to win the blog candy shown below. In your post, *please* include your entry number.

2. Want a second entry? You can get a second entry by making a card with an "April Showers Bring May Flowers" theme. It can be anything with an umbrella, rain, spring flowers, spring colors...anything with a springtime theme. Just upload the card to your blog or on SCS, and post a link in your comment so I can check it out. I'd love to see what you've done. Oh, and *please* provide a second entry number for the card.

I'll draw a random number on April 21st using you'll have until April 20th to complete the card and/or leave a comment. Oh, if you leave a comment under an "anonymous" post...please provide some sort of name so there's no confusion with another "anonymous" person. :)

Wanna see what you get?

Two sheets of 8.5x11 Cryogen White Shimmer CS, two sheets of 8.5x11 Poison Ivory Shimmer CS, 10 each white and ivory shimmery flowers (these are the same ones that I used on my Rainin' Daisies card above.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you'll play along. :)

....and I hope I didn't forget any details....ya know, with this being my first giveaway and all. :)


JAR said...

What a darling card!! I love your colors and the dots EF BG!! Super cute!!

Nardi said...

What a lovely card!

What I love about Spring is the joy of the new life bursting all around. THe scent of the flowers and the feeling that all is awakening from sleep.

Thanks for the chance to win.
[Check out my blog for some candy too!]

Julie said...

What I love most about spring is all the flowers blooming, birds singing, and kids playing. Love to be able to sit out on my patio and just enjoy it all.

misse336 said...


I love your card - the swiss dots background is perfect.

I like not having to put coats on the boys and being able to wear sandles the most about spring.

JenMarie said...

#5 Most adorable card Pea!!!
Hooray for Spring! LOVE the blooming trees, not lovin' the yeloow pollen on everything though.

Newstampinaddict said...

What I love about Spring is that the weather is beautiful. I love seeing the new flowers pop their little heads up!

Stephanie said...

I love the smell of spring rain...

Carolyn King said...

I LOVE seeing the first flowers in Spring....

Hey, where in southeastern pa are you? i lived in philadelphia suburbs most of my life (before meeting my dh who took me away from my famliy! lol)

Me thinks I have to send you that card---since you like it soo much! Send me your address.

Sherri said...

OMG, I love that card! It is beautiful. Different colors for a spring card but it works so well!

Anonymous said...

Love the card Denise!!!
What I love about spring is seeing everything come back to life. It is truely amazing to me!
Thanks buddy :)
Lori M

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

Fabulous card. Love that darling bear & umbrella. Thanks for playing! :)

Janice M said...

#12 I LOVE the card, it's adorable! What I love about spring...when everything comes to life and turns green, flowers blooming, and birds singing ect... Spring is so beautiful!

Newstampinaddict said...

#13 Well, since my name isn't JenMarie, I need all the entries I can get.

This is my tribute to spring card...

peanutbee said...

Grabbing spot #14 for Alison (for posting about spring and sharing a card).

Thanks for sharing your card with us! It's a cutie!

Anonymous said...

Your cards are always so fun and colorful... i just love browsing through your gallery.

Anyway.. hmm.. spring.. what's NOT to love about it? My all time favorite thing is seeing everything come back to life after winter. I love seeing the buds on the trees, and the flowers start blooming again (not to mention their wonderful fragrance!)! (I could do without the million of birds outside of my window at 4 in the morning!!!! ugh! :o)

Carol Kugler

laurlynn said...


I love the fresh air, after all the icky snow and rain goes away.

Anonymous said...

Fun challenge Denise!! Here is my card:

Lori M

Lori said...

What I love most about spring is that everything starts turning green again. Its a new beginning after a long, brown winter (Front Range Colorado). Thanks! #18

Sarah said...

A really beautiful card. This is one of my favourite PB stamps.

Great blog. Found it via the Mojo Monday challenge. Will definitely be popping back again!

xx :0)

LeAnne said...

Hey Denise, I am #20. I LOVE all the birds I see in the spring....robins, bluebirds, rufous-sided towhees, hummingbirds, orioles (if I am lucky). I agree that I don't like them in the wee hours of the morning, but I put up with them!
I may try to post a card, not sure if I'll have time! :D