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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Rain, Rain Go Away


That is not a statement that you hear in SoCal, especially after last month being the warmest February recorded. The weather folks are saying we'll have some rain in March. One can hope.

It's Sunday and time for another The Paper Players challenge and this week, Sandy has a theme challenge for us.

I have several stamps that would be perfect for this, but I was kind of stuck on what to do. When that happens, I always look to a sketch for inspiration. I had saved this week's Freshly Made Sketch to my desktop earlier in the week and it did the trick. I wanted to stick petty close to the simple design of the sketch while incorporating Sandy's theme. Here is what I came up with:

I found this patterned paper from Pebbles that just seemed perfect for the "rain or shine" theme. I knew that I had the LF stitched cloud dies to use as the horizontal element, and I knew that I wanted to use a sun for the focal point element in the sketch. But stamped or die? I tried it both ways and liked the stamped image best, plus it gave me a great place to put the sentiment. A few sequin and an enamel heart as embellishments and I deemed it done.

You're in for a treat when you visit the rest of the design team's blogs. 

The Paper Players Design Team

I can't wait to see what you choose, rain or shine for your project. Or do like me and use both.

Have fun, and have a relaxing Sunday. Thanks for looking in,

Stamps: Over the Rainbow set by Stampin' Up
Paper: SU Whisper white and Summer Sun card stock, Pebbles "garden party" patterned paper
Ink: SU Summer Sun and Tangerine Tango, Memento tuxedo black
Other: Lawn Fawn stitched cloud dies, Die-namics stitched circle die, sequin, enamel heart, the Big Shot, dimensionals


  1. Well that paper is absolutely perfect in the background! I love this card.....so cute! And the bank of clouds is adorable stretching across your card!

  2. It amazes me how you can take the simplest items and put them together to create a masterpiece! This is ADORABLE!!! Love that background paper, the clouds are amazing (I think I "need" some of them!) and your little sun is just perfect!

  3. Colleen, that pebbles paper is perfect for the challenge and I am in love with your stitched clouds. What a great way to combine the challenges. This card is gorgeous.

  4. That paper is so perfect for this challenge Colleen - I love it! The clouds make a great horizontal element allowing your bright sun to shine - a gorgeous card!

  5. Love, love, love this! Perfect for both challenges! So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  6. This is such a sweet and sunny card! I love the sentiment and tiny heart!

  7. Love it all, Colleen! The paper is so much fun and the row of clouds is a clever take on the sketch. Love the pop of a red heart too!

  8. I love everything about your card too, Colleen! Those stitched clouds are awesome (and on my wish list), and the little sunshine is so cute. And who doesn't love sequins?!

  9. Colleen, this is perfect! I love the stitched clouds and the little pop of red! A sunny delight! XX

  10. The text patterned paper were the perfect find indeed Colleen!
    LOVE your card this week!

  11. So bright and cheery! I love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!


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