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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Rainy Day - OSAAT #206



Good morning and it is since it is morning when I'm finally getting my blog post up.  Oops. Sorry. I had a busy day yesterday with working out in my flower beds pulling weeds.  Gosh, where do they all come from?????  ;)   It's a back breaking task, but has to be done.  I also bought some more plants to go in those beds, so as soon as my lawn guy gets over here and gets them planted, it will look very pretty.

I had great fun working on my card this time and had a blogging friend of mine in mind as I put it together.  She recently lost her mom to ALS, a dread disease. I actually know 2 other people who have lost loved ones to this disease.  I wanted to share in her sympathy, but also wanted it to be uplifting.
Here's a close up of the paper pieced umbrella.
And then the additional sentiment inside.
Materials Used:
Image: BBCakes - Rainy Day
Sentiments - Both from the Internet and computer generated
Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Strawberry Slush
Designer Paper - NitWit Collection - Perfect Pair
Accessories - Bling from my stash; Petaloo flowers; Nestabilities Scallop Square Die and Labels Fourteen Die; Flourish Die - maybe Memory Box
Copic Markers - B0000, C0, C1, C5, C8; E31, E33, E35, E47; G00, G40, G3, R81, R83, R85


The Sponsor for this weeks challenge is StitchyBear Digi Outlet with a 7 image prize pack.


To win main prize you MUST use an Image from our store and please put an # after your name so we don't miss you.  Runner up prize for person using a non-store image is $3 to spend in the StitchyBear Digital Outlet.  So everyone can win something.  I hope you'll join us.  Meanwhile check out what the rest of the Design Team has created and hop on over to the One Stitch At a Time challenge blog.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/Create your Own Color Challenge (Pink/Green/White)
Pile It On - Floral Fantasy
My Time to Craft - Beary Nice
Open Minded Crafting Fun - Animal Antics
A Creative Romance - Spring Flowers
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Cut it Up - Anything Goes with a Die Cut
QKR Stampede - Rain Rain go Away
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Stampin' for the Weekend - Spring colours
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Anything Goes with Alcohol Markers
Totally Paper Crafts - Think Pink
Cuttin and Stampin Challenges - Paper Piecing
Hiding in my Craft Room - Freestyle
4 Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Blessings Club - Anything Goes


62 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous, Maggie. The paper piecing on the umbrella is perfect, and the bright, cheerful colours are a lovely taste of spring!

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  2. A beautiful card with beautiful words. The ones on the insert made me cry with happy memories. Hazel x

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    1. Thank you Hazel. I'm sorry that you lost your brother this weekend. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.

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  3. Like the coloring, flowers, flourishes, papers & sentiment. You can also enter this in challenges: Pile It On Floral Fantasy & Hiding In My Craft Room Freestyle. Ck them out & please leave comments indicating I sent you.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    OSAAT DT

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    1. Thanks for the heads up Melissa. I managed to link up to all the 3 that you suggested.

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  4. Also forgot to mention that if the umbrella is paper pieced then you can enter Cuttin' & Stampin' Paper Piecing Ch14-12. Please leave a comment that I sent you.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    Cuttin' & Stampin' DT Orange Team

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  5. Gorgeous creation Maggie, loving your paper pieced umbrella to match your dp, very pretty indeed :) Hugs Jane xxxx

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  6. This will be a great card to cheer up your friend Maggie. Love that flourish you used on here too.
    Lynn

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  7. Gorgeous! I love the DP you used and the paper pieced umbrella. Great card design.

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  8. This is really pretty Maggie & that image is the cutest! I'm sure it made Sharon's day!!!!!

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  9. Gorgeous card! I am honored to be the recipient of this beauty. Love the lovely paper pieced umbrella and the scroll die. It was very uplifting, Maggie. Thank you.

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    1. You're welcome Sharon. So happy it could bring some joy to you during this trying time. Hugs!

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  10. So sweet! I love the sentiments you have used!

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  11. Love the bright color combo! Such a fun and cheerful card. Best, CG

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  12. This is very cute. It is uplifting too. Thank you for joining us at Scrapbook Blessings club.
    Barbara SBC Design Team

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  13. Oh Maggie, this card is ADORABLE! Love the bear - dancing in the rain - and your coloring is FANTASTIC! Love the color scheme and overall design of your card, too!

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  14. Fab card. Love the adorable image. Thanks for playing along in our "Anything Goes Challenge" at PCJ and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

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  15. Hi, Margaret!
    Love your design and that image is just too adorable. Wonderful coloring and paper piecing. Thanks for sharing this with us here at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugz,
    Chana, Owner

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  16. What a beautiful card Maggie, and such an encouragement.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  17. Sorry you needed a Sympathy card. Your sentiment is uplifting- love the image- and the paper piecing. Your coloring is beautiful!

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  18. I think your card will give your friend a much-needed smile. It's adorable.

    Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Cut it Up!
    Evelyn
    http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

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  19. Really cute!! Love all the dies you used!!! Beautiful card for your friend. Absolutely LOVE your sentiment!! It is wonderful!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope I see you again for our next challenge :)

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

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  20. That is certainly a sweet and uplifting card. I like the idea for your friend and her heartbreaking loss. The inside quote is ideal. Very nice. Darling image, and I'm certain she appreciated the smile it brought her.

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  21. Super lovely. These are the hardest cards to make but yours is quiet beautiful. Good luck in all those challenges :)

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  22. What a lovely card for your dear friend. I am sorry for her loss, as you said ALS is a terrible disease. I'm sure your cheery card will be a welcome treat for her. I do love the sentiments you included too...and the paper pieced umbrella. Just lovely.

    Lynn, OSAAT DT Sister

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  23. Super fun card! LOVE the papers/colors - perfect for Spring! And your image is adorable! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Cut It Up and HIMCR!

    Emily
    Mollie's Motif

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  24. What a pretty card! I especially love the sentiment you've used on the inside of the card. I'm sure your friend will treasure it. Thanks for sharing with us at Pile it On.
    Tracey, DT

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  25. a lovely card with your paper piecing and such a sweet sentiment, thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz
    Tilly

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  26. What a sweet card! Thank you for taking the Cuttin and Stampin challenge this week. Lynda - DT Member

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  27. Gorgeous card, thanks so much for sharing with us at A Creative Romance.
    Hugs Teresa x

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  28. What a sweet card! I love the swirls and flourishes....I need to get some of those.

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  29. Such a beautiful and fun card! I love your paper pieced umbrella. Thanks so much for joining us this week at MTTC.

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  30. I'm sure that your friend will really appreciate this card. The sentiment is just perfect! Love the colors as well.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

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  31. Oh my, Maggie, what a wonderful, heartfelt card!! She will love it!
    Love the colors and the paper pieced umbrella. And the sentiment inside is just perfect.

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  32. Such a pretty card, & I love the paper piecing. Thanks for joining us this week for "Rain Rain Go Away Challenge." Good Luck.
    Karal QKR DT
    My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

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  33. I love your card. It's so ready for spring! Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge.
    Zenita (aka Scrappinwith'Z)
    DT member Love to Create Challenge
    http://www.scrappinwithz.blogspot.com

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  34. You have made a very beautiful card and I really love the colors.
    Thank you for joining our 'Anything Goes' challenge at Crafty Catz and don't forget to come back on Friday for our new challenge.
    Anna xxx

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  35. what a lovely and thoughtful card for Sharon. I know this made her smile. Very sweet of you.

    Yea. weeds. Bah Humbug. Kel

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  36. Gorgeous card - thanks for joining us at the Crafty Girls Challenge.

    Helen x

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  37. Beautiful card! Glad you could join us this week at Crafters Cafe. Monica, DT

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  38. love the paper piecing and the sentiment. i'll have to get it. its definitely well said

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  39. Love the paper piecing on the umbrella. A lovely card. Thanks for joining us this week at the Sister Act Card Challenge! Hope to see you again next week! Sheena B

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  40. Love it the image is so cute , I love the colors too very pretty.

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  41. Gorgeous card...Thanks for playing along with us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Wendy xx

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  42. Such a lovely project thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz

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  43. Super Super cute card! I so love umbrellas! Thanks for sharing with us at Scrapbook Blessings Club!

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  44. Super cute Maggie! Love the sweet image and rain scene! The colors you used are so Spring too! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

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  45. What a super cute card! Just love the flowers . . . and your coloring is AMAZING!!! Thanks for joining us at Hiding In My Craft Room this week for our "freestyle" challenge. Hope to see you again!

    Kathy HIMCR DT
    UpintheNighgwithKat.com

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  46. Maggie this is gorgeous! I love how the paper used in the umbrella is same found throughout. Just beautiful!!

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  47. That rainy day bear is adorable! Thanks for joining us at SBC.

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  48. This is just pretty and fun with the pink and green. Loving the paper piecing on the umbrella.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  49. Very nice! Thanks for playing along with Scrapbook Blessings Club. I hope you have a blessed day,
    Sandy
    ♥ Scrapbook Blessings Club DT ♥
    ♥ A Working Mom's Joy ♥


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  50. Dropping by to say hello!

    Beautiful card!!! I love the swirl embellishment on the lower right :-) I am sure this brought a bit of cheer to your friend. I am so sorry for her loss.

    Thanks for joining in over at SBC!

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  51. It's a cute cute card, Maggie! I love bear!! <3
    Thanks for playing at Open-Minded Crafting Fun this forthnight. Wish to see you again next time! ;)
    Hugs, Mikha

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  52. Such a pretty project. Thank you for joining us at Pile It On this time and we hope to see you again soon. Tracy DT

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  53. Lovely card

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

    Hope you have a fab day!

    Hugs

    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

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  54. Oh soooo cute!! I mean really, really adorable!! :)

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  55. Oh, I love the pink and green color combo! And your coloring of that cute image is perfect! Great design details too! Thank you for joining us at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges.

    Amy~DT

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  56. This is such a cute card - love the paper piecing!

    I'm running a bit late but wanted to say thanks for joining us at Stampin' For the Weekend for our Spring Colours challenge!

    Hugs

    Julie

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