Monday, April 2, 2012

"April Showers" ~Paper Playtime Die Cut Challenge #71

Good morning, all!  Well, as the saying goes "April showers.....bring May flowers" that is the kind of weather we have had so far in April.  Good thing the pretty flowers are a result of the rain because rain is my least favourite weather.  Today is also the first Monday of the month and a new die cut challenge at Paper Playtime.  Our challenge is to use an umbrella and a die cut machine on your project.  Please go check out what my talented design team sisters have made and play along.

My card:

A close up of the card itself:


Card stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Unknown from my scrap pile
Cricut ~ Paisley cartridge umbrella cut at 3 1/2" all layers
Sentiment ~ Michaels $1.50 bin
Punches ~ Fiskers
~ EK Success
~ Martha Stewart
Stickles ~ Cotton Candy
Glossy Accents

I received a new lens for my camera for Christmas and have not had a chance to even try it until yesterday.  The close up of the card was taken with it.  Since it is primarily a portrait lens (Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II) I really don't have a subject at home to practice on so I took these. 

Best pictures of my cat I have ever seen.  Maybe next weekend I will get a chance to try on people at my Mom & Dad's.  Hubby says he's not posing for me.  LOL!

Take care, my friends.  Don't forget to join us this week at Paper Playtime and show us your umbrellas.  I hope it is the only time I will see one for a while.

{{{{{Hugs}}}}}, Heather


  1. Hi hun! your card is so adorable! Hannah looks Georgous posing for her mommy =) Glad you finally broke out the lens LOL.

  2. beautiful card Heather, I really like the pretty colors & patterned paper you used!

    pretty kitty!

  3. I so love your beautiful card!! Love the papers that your used. And I really love the sentiment!! :)

  4. Beautiful green eyes on your kitty! Love your card. It's cool how you did the circles behind the umbrella. :) Janis


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