Friday, June 11, 2010

Dancing in the rain - Stamp Simply #143

It's time for another Stamp Simply challenge! This week Sharon is challenging us to "give it a chance." Here's what Sharon says:

June 11 - ssnotime143 - Give it a Chance! - Today we are going to dig into our drawers, boxes or bags of those rejected or unfinished pieces -- I KNOW we all have those containers. Gosh, I have WAY too many of them. Pull out a piece you started at some other time and for whatever reason you just never finished it and it ended up in that collection of *maybe I'll use this someday* items. Be sure to tell us what piece you have rescued and given a 2nd chance to! Should be fun!!!

Isn't this a great challenge! I definitely have a few things tucked away that never got used and I'm loving dragging one out to put to use. Saved time, for one thing, and I used up a tiny piece of collected "stuff". Yay!

The item I'm using is the image. It's from MFT's Rainy Day Friends and I stamped and colored it last year for a project that never happened--sound familiar? So it's been languishing in a drawer since then. I decided to put it to use with Mojo Monday Sketch #142 and some of my new MFT Die-namics dies for what I think is a very fun card! The image was already colored with Copic markers and all I did this time was to cut it out. I used the Scalloped Scallop Die for the bottom border, the Clouds Trio Die for the water "puddle" and clouds (cut from this white felt), and the Sunshine Die for the sun. Pretty much every layer was popped up on Pop Dots, and the little tabs are made from twill ribbon. I love it and I think it's MUCH better used for this project than for the original, LOL!

Here's the inside:

So, now it's your turn. Come along and play and take us up on the challenge--we'd love to see what you come up with. If you do, be sure to leave the link to your project on Sharon's blog using Mr. Linky. Please use the keyword ssnotime143 if you upload to a public forum. And don't forget to check out Sharon's fabulous sample and also the great designs from the Stamp Simply team and leave 'em some love!

Julia Aston - June Guest Designer

Barb Schram

Janine Orchard

A J Otto

Deb Saarenen--sitting out this week

Jenny Gropp

Deb Neerman

Thanks for dropping in! I always love it when you do!

Stamps: Rainy Day Friends (MFT)
Paper: More Mustard, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White (SU!); Mango Frost mat stack (DCWV)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Die-namics Scalloped Scallops, Cloud Trio, and Sunshine dies (MFT); Label Trio (Spellbinders); twill ribbon, Pop Dots (craft store); sewing machine; Copic markers


  1. This is just too cute, Barbara! Love that adorable image you stashed away 'for a rainy day!' Love the details here ... and oh, my those dies are fab ... and that pretty blue twill ribbon. A fantastic 'rescued' project!!

    Have a great weekend, Kiddo!

  2. What a delightful, adorable card! Inside and out! Take good care and have a great weekend, Barbara!

  3. Love how this card makes me smile for so many reasons.

  4. What a sweet, wonderfully colored little rainy day girl Barbara! so glad she didn't languish any longer on your work table! love the sentiments too - inside and out!

  5. Way cute! This just makes me smile!
    Didn't everyone stomp around in puddles as a kid? I did! The inside is just as pretty and cute as the front too! Glad this project got rescued!!!

  6. This is SO adorable!! I love all the little details!

  7. How do you get it all done Barb??? Great cards. Love the inside too.

  8. This is cute cute cute!!! I love the image and how you popped her up over the panel. Precious! Great colors, too!

  9. I ADORE this Barb! The Die-Namics are my FAV thing to use these days, and I LOVE the mix of sun and clouds on your card!!

  10. Holy Moly, Bar, you're just crankin' out fantastic card after fantastic card! This is DARLING! Love the puddle at her feet and the fun colors!

  11. CUTE! Love how you used the cloud die to make a puddle for her to splash in!

  12. Very sweet. Really love the sentiment on the inside of your card!

  13. Oh my goodness this is cute.. I love how you used your cloud die for the puddle.. You always have such great ideas..

  14. Wonderful card Barbara! I love how you colored this image. Everything is perfect.

  15. Barbara, this is DARLING!! And that puddle; BRILLIANT! Another use for that old cloud die ;)

  16. These sentiments are ADORABLE and I love how you used the cloud die for a puddle. How cool is that!

  17. Love this little girl!! Great work!


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