Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Whimsical Wednesday Challenge

Hello and welcome to another Whimsical Wednesday Challenge. I would like to Thank Stephanie for allowing me to be a part of this incredible challenge blog and team. If you are new to Whimsical Wednesdays we have a scrapbooking challenge the first Wednesday of every month, and then other paper crafting projects each Wednesday for the rest of the month. This week our challenge is April Showers bring May flowers. We were asked to use at least one of the following elements: umbrella, rain boots, rain drops or flowers. Well if you have been to my blog lately, FLOWERS are on my mind! So here is my take on the challenge.

I really had a lot of fun with this card! I chose to put flowers in my umbrella. I cut my umbrella twice from the Sweetheart Cartridge. I taped the sides and edges of the umbrella so I can stuff it with tissue paper to puff it up. It made is easier to stuff my little flowers inside.  I made my flowers with strips of plain white paper and inked them. My choice of paper colors for my base of the card is my parent's high school colors: Purple, Yellow/Gold and white. Obviously this is for my Mom ~ she really needs some extra love right now. I also used Emma's, My Creative Time,  "Mom You Rock" stamps set. I LOVE this stamp set... okay I LOVE them ALL.

This week our challenge is being sponsored by the AMAZING Emma over at My Creative Time and has generously donated her stamp set "Mom You Rock" for the giveaway. I was so thrilled that I chose to use this stamp set for my project. Please be sure to hop over to the Whimsical Wednesday blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has created for your inspiration. I am sure their projects are amazing and inspiring. You will find the link there to enter your project for this challenge, and the guidelines. We can't see what you will create.

23 comments:

  1. Hi Kim your card is sooo beautiful!All the details are Amazing,and your Flowers SOO PRETTY!!Have a great day my friend!! :)

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  2. Oh Kim GORGEOUS!!!! I love your flowers! I am sure this will give your mom such a big smile!! Thanks for posting it!!! Hugs, Cathryn67 :)

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  3. Wow, what a beautiful card! I love all the colors and those flowers are so great! I can't wait to give them a try. Is there a tutorial online that thought you how to make them?
    Tfs and have a great day. :)

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  4. That's beautiful! I think we were in the same wave length when we made our cards this week lol :)...I had the same concept, with a polka-dot umbrella as well! Great minds think alike! lol

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  5. Your flowers are so pretty and so is your card! Your Mom will love it!

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  6. This is so cute! I love that you cut the umbrella twice and stuffed! What a great idea and those flowers are amazing!

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  7. Everytime I stop over here now I am so taken back by your new blog look...you know how much I love it. Your project is amazing! I love the colors you used and your flowers are amazing. It is nice to see a different style flower. Of course I love the sentiment...can never go wrong using a stamp of Emmas. Your mom is going to love this card. :)

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous! Look at all those fab colors :)

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  9. Kim this is beautiful! I love the flowers and the way they "fill" out the umbrella :)

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  10. Hi Kim~ I truly adore your card. The polka dotted umbrella is wonderful but those flowers are supreme with their rainbow of colors & placed ever so beautifully in just the right spot to make this card a standout. So, so pretty.
    The sentiment is darling tucked beside the handle. Great job!
    Crafty best wishes,
    Sonia

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  11. Kim, your card is wonderful. those flowers are beautiful. And I love the sentiment!!! Great job!!

    Charlotte

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  12. Kim this is gorgeous! Love the idea of a flower filled umbrella and what beautiful flowers they are! xxD

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  13. my dear kim...you are too silly. you do better work than i do. much better work.
    your umbrella card here is awesome and i love you are DT for Steph. such a great friend too.

    hugs!

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  14. This card ROCKS!!!! Oh my gosh I just love it!!!!! I would love to make one like this. You did a fabulous job. Keep up the great work.
    hugs,jen

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  15. How pretty! I love the flowers. Thanks for sharing!

    Lisa
    http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

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  16. Kim, what a great card! and I love that how you used all those flowers! The upside down umbrealla was a great idea. TFS!

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  17. OMG Kim I LOVE those flowers!!! Beautiful card with all the flower colors and umbrella!! I'm loving how you are taking the photos too:) TFS another amazing card!!!
    Hugs

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  18. So pretty.....love your idea with the tissue paper, looks fabulous!

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  19. Oh what a sweet creation! An umbrella filled with flowers is such a lovely idea! So pretty! :)

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  20. awww, i love this, the flowers are wonderful and the card precious!

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