Friday, April 27, 2012

April Showers

We hope that everyone is having a fantastic Friday and I'm sure everyone is looking forward to the weekend. The last few days we've had rain. But, it doesn't rain all the time, just at the most inconvenient. Like, when your car doesn't start, or as soon as you step out to go for a run. (I can't complain about the second, but the first was most unfortunate.) Anyway, I thought this card would be perfect for days like today! It is my "April Showers" card. And you know what they bring?! May flowers. And Mayflowers bring?! Pilgrims! (Sorry, I felt the need... )

But back to the card. I had a different idea for this card, at first, but I'm glad I changed my mind! I love the girl's outfit- her little capris and matching umbrella, along with her bow and shirt. She's wearing sandals, too, but you can't see them behind the tall grass. (Yuck...wet feet from the grass...) And she's all dolled up, with her little earrings and matching belt!

I have been on a kick trying to make paper flowers. I have looked at so many tutorials and blogs with how to make them, and I haven't found a pattern that I liked 100% yet. However, all of the ones I have found, aside from these on my card, would end up being much too big for this project. So, I made some zinnias (I think that's what these are supposed to be). This is probably the easiest type to make, and I could make them small enough to fit. So, they're my "May flowers". As you can tell, they're not perfect, but I think they're cute!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!
I have entered this card into two challenges:
Cooking with the Cricut: Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend
Creative Cutter Room: April Showers


  1. This is just adorable! I just love the grey storm clouds and the bling-y earrings and belt- so cute!! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Cooking with Cricut!
    Heather P :)

  2. How cute! I love how you accessorized your person! Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Cutter Room!

    CCR DT

  3. Your little girl is so cute. Love her earrings and blinged out belt. Really a cute card. Thanks for joining us this week with Cooking with Cricut.

  4. OH MY GOSH!!! So stinking cute!!! I love the bling!!! SUPER CUTE!!!

    Thanks for joining us at CCR!!

    Crafty Hugs,

  5. So adorable!! I really like this blinged up girl!! She is too cute:) This card is so bright and cheery!! TFS and thanks for joining us this week at Cooking With Cricut.
    ~Madison CWC DT

  6. Super fun! She is for sure stylin'! Love her fashionable belt and the great flowers! Thanks for joining us over at the Creative Cutter Room! DT Member Carri

  7. This is so adorable I love the clouds and your cutie pie holding her umbrella. How sweet. Thank you for joining us at Creative Cutter room
    DT member DIANA L.

  8. What an adorable card! I love her earrings and the little bits of bling you've added here and there. Thanks for sharing at CWC.

  9. Super cute, love how you added the earrings & belt. Beautiful flowers also!
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Cutter Room:)

    CCR DT

  10. Too cute! Love all of the special touches and your flowers are wonderful! Thanks so much for linking up this week with at Cooking With Cricut!

    ~ Jen