Saturday, April 30, 2016

Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge - May 2016

Welcome to the May Inspiration Challenge over at Paper Sweeties!  I was so excited when I saw this one because it's full of my favorite colors which is what I drew my inspiration from .. as well as the pretty flowers on the cute little tea set.

And here is the project I made using this inspiration:
As I was flipping through my stamp sets ... thinking I'd probably use the coffee/tea set that have been been staring at me, I came across this lovely Showering You With Love stamp set  and coordinating Sweet Cuts and I knew right away it's what I would use.  Gardening is another one of my loves and although I don't see much rain where I live here in Arizona, when I lived back in Western New York this was my outfit for a good part of my growing season.

  The heart behind all of this is a leftover from another project ... I cut out the heart doily from the With Love Sweet Cuts and this is the center piece that I ran through my Big Shot.  This is another one of my favorite dies... I mean... what project can't use a pretty heart or two...
Nothing like pulling on a pretty pair of mud boots (I added flower petals to some of my polka dots to change it up a bit on my boots here) and grabbing an umbrella to go out and pick weeds, or watch while the fish in the pond try to eat the "food" you're throwing them (but it's really just raindrops falling on the water), and if the rain stopped long enough, grabbing the camera and getting some beautiful pictures of the droplets on the flower petals.
Love all the patterns on these stamps from the Showering You With Love set and that cute little sentiment.  Of course I had to make more vellum flowers from last month's release Hello Spring.  And hmmm... wonder where those cute little glittery hearts came from? 

This is what you call a sneak peek right here!  OH.. and of COURSE I added some of the lovely Paper Sweeties flower shaped cup sequins in Marshmallow!
Thanks for stopping and don't forget to check out all of the great creations my fellow Design Team members have concocted for you!
Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jeri Thomas 
Jinny Newlin - *May Guest Designer*
Larissa Heskett
Lisa Bzibziak **You Are Here**
May Guest Designer: 

And be sure to come back later this month for the May Release... you're gonna LOVE it!


  1. Lisa this card is so gorgeous!!!! I am an avid gardener and am so excited this week because my roses and clematis and peonies are all starting to bloom here in Seattle! Enjoy! ;)

    1. Oooohhhh. I never had much luck with roses but love them!! And I do miss clematis and hosta and azaleas and hydrangea. And oh I got to see some lily of the valley yesterday!!! One of my favorites. I do have a lot of favorites. Lol. Thanks so much Jill!

  2. Love love love this! LOVING the rainboot, the umbrella and the hearts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Oh my - sweet as can be! I LOVE the heart shaped raindrops!!!

  4. This is adorable, Lisa! All of the fun layers and embellishments are perfect.

  5. Lots of sweet goodies on your layered card, Lisa! What an awesome April shower scene! Love the umbrella, boots, hearts and pretty sequins on the flowers!!!

  6. That is a rocking card! And it's fitting that I am reading your post on a rainy typical early spring NY's cold enough the black flies haven't even come out yet...remember them? Betcha don't miss them like you might the gardening! HUGS for such a lovely card!

  7. What a fun card! Love all the wonderful layers! Your rain boots are so cute!

  8. Amazing!!! Love the pretty layers and elements!

  9. Super adorable card, Lisa! Love all the amazing layering.

  10. I'm always amazed with how many textures you get in your cards,and so much detail...beautiful. Think I have that doily too and I was going to do a very similar card to this one, but now I'd look like a copy-cat :) Just me, Mom.

  11. This is so fun and colorful! I love those cute little rain boots! Gorgeous!
    Take care!

  12. Totally gorgeous! That wee umbrella &
    The smattering of hearts.... Too cute!!!!

  13. Perfect for spring. The elements are all pretty - I really love the boots layered into the card.

  14. This is just too cute and fun! Love the shower apparel with the "heart" rain showering down!


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