Thursday, April 7, 2011

{singing in the rain ~ a new Paper Variety challenge!!}

It's a brand new week at the Paper Variety - which's a new challenge and a new prize!!! :) :) Here is your inspiration image. Cute, right?

Create a paper project (lo, card, tag, altered item), using this image to get you going. Upload to the Paper Variety gallery by Tuesday, April 12 @noon (EST) for a chance to win this wonderful prize from Studio Calico!!!

I had some cute photos of my nieces from last summer. The two of them were "singing in the rain" - literally belting out that song while strolling up and down the street while holding a big red umbrella. Really so funny!! We have a huge festival in our city each July. It's held all along the waterfront. My BIL Donny lives right along the harbor where people dock their boats. (Location, location, location!!) We hang at Donny's during the Harborfest festival every year (and have been doing so for over 20 years now!) There is a trolley that provides transportation for people who get tired of walking or trying to find a parking space. The people on the trolley were laughing at Elly and Sky...and of course, Elly and Sky were loving it! It was a fun day, regardless of the rain! :) :)

{singing in the rain}

For my lay-out, I used Nikki Sivils "Rainy Day" line. The letters are SR, heart ribbon is AC, ric rak's been in the stash for a long while, as have the buttons. :) I cut apart a piece of pp to create the whimsical umbrella shaped line along the top of the lo. I also made a birthday card while I was working with this sweet Nikki Sivils line. I used the sketch #81 at Get Sketchy.

{inside} Thanks to the Get Sketchy girls for their sketch and inspiration. :)

I hope you'll play along with us this week at the Paper Variety. Participation has been fabulous!!! It's so much fun to see the unique projects that you all come up with every week. Love it!!

Thanks for coming by my blog. I hope the sun is shining where you live. :)

hugs, patti


~jan said...

Sadly, no sun here today, BUT your projects sure brightened my day! :) That layout is so fun! I love how you fussy cut the umbrellas at the top of the page-so cool! Terrific title work and I adore that you put the girls' initials at the bottom-perfect little finishing touch! Wondeful birthday card too! Love how those big scallops look poofy like clouds!

Diana Fisher said...

Great way to use the N.S. line! And I soooo hope to play along this week! Great page and photos!! :)

mustangkayla said...

Too cute! What a fun fun layout! Fun pictures too! Adorable card as well! Love how you embellished the inside as well!

gottaluvboyz said...

What a fun LO and photos! That card is too adorable! I love the sentiment inside:) Happy Wednesday!

curlyqmosaics said...

LOVE both the layout and the card! Such fun details! I adore the way you put the umbrellas at the top of the layout, very visually interesting and the photos of the girls are precious!

Ann said...

Love both pieces, but especially the layout - super photos and really fun elements. I love the diecut top of the page.

Valerie said...

These are great Patty - loving that umbrella border and your layerd scallops!
Sun today but rain for tomorrow. That's ok - green grass and flowers to come :)

Elisa K said...

I just adore your card... thanks for playing this week at Get Sketchy.


Laurel said...

Such a cute card!