Friday, April 20, 2012

April showers ~ SOUS Die Cut challenge

Happy Friday, everyone and welcome to today's blog post! Today I'm sharing my humble but fun little April Showers project for this week's Die Cut Challenge at SOUS.  I know, I know! These papers are not the usual me, right? But my hubby and I went on a little day trip a while back and I found these and thought "Hey, those are kind of different and fun!"  They are MME's Miss Caroline and are perfect for this page!

My hubby is always asking for a new rain gauge for his birthday. So every year the kids try to find him something new and different in "rain measuring" gear. Well, in 2007 we had record rainfall here in North Texas and one of our dd's gave him a plastic bucket as a  practical joke that was much enjoyed. And now it is scrapped for all posterity to see. Heehee!

My die cuts include my clouds which are cut from Zooballoo and then dry embossed with the D'Vine Swirls folder.  They've been inked and popped to the max. My banner/title is from the Enjoy the Seasons cartridge printed and  cut using my Imagine. Lastly, my flowers were cut using my new Flower Shoppe cartridge. First cartridge I have purchased in over a year! I think it will be kind of fun although I can't say that I really needed it. The  rolled flower centers are kind of fun though. These were tiny and took a while to get just right.

My raindrops are simply liquid pearls in pewter.  I was carrying out a gray, storm clouds idea .. rain is not my favorite thing. LOL I've dressed my photo with some red and white twine. Then added a couple of butterflies punched with my MS punches. I wish I could say that this was a fast page but I seriously fretted over those clouds a good bit, first using one cart and then another until I settled on these.

I hope that you will visit us at Stuck on U Sketches and see what all the designers have done this time. But more importantly, we want to see YOUR April Showers projects. Just remember that they must be new as of 4/20/2012 and you must use a die cut of some kind, either using a machine or a die cutting  tool.

Thanks for coming by~! Hope you have a fantastic weekend! Today is my birthday, so I plan to kick up my heels a bit and celebrate another blessed year! And I think there is some scrappy goodness wrapped up and waiting to be opened .. so, so long for now! Gotta go see what it is!


  1. I love your layout, and the papers...especially the wooden background image. It's perfect for a more masculine layout! Happy Birthday, Sandi!!!! Hope you have an amazing one! :)

  2. Amazing layout scrappy sister, have a Wonderful Birthday~

  3. Oooohhhh.....Sandi, I love your gloomy storm clouds and metallic raindrops.

  4. What a fun layout. So different to see storm clouds. Love it! TFS

    1. Gosh this is cute Sandi!!! Love what you did with the clouds. Have a wonderful birthday! Can't wait till you share what scrappy goodies you get!

  5. oh that is hilarious !!! a bucket !!! I love your DD.... fantastic LO with miss caroline papers, I bought some today ... should frame that LO it's a classic ... hope you had a very special day & your scrappy goodies were JUST what you wanted .. LOL .. lotz of hugz X:)

  6. A bucket . . . I love it. I have to say that the papers really remind me of a fence behind your dh. Pretty clouds and great raindrops. Wonderful page.

  7. OK I love everything about this...Fantastic job Sandi!

  8. Oh Sandi.. I love this layout and that background paper is just the best ever.. Amazing as always