August 10, 2009

Rainy days and Mondays always get me down...

I used to love singing that song down the halls in HS with a dear friend on Mondays. Although I like rain, we've had a surplus of it this summer, and today so many places are flooded, roads are closed, and power is out. I dropped my son off at daycare this morning (he goes to the Learning Center at one of the ski resorts here) and the entire resort had no power. It was a madhouse of yelling, running children inside that building with no lights on! *grin*
I wish it would stop raining here in western NY, and give us a few warm, summery days. Soon it will be snowing and I will have missed summer altogether!
I started this card by paper piecing the umbrella from Scattered Showers with Green Tea Leaves PP from PTI. Then I used my new score-bug embosser with my score-pal to create dotted score marks like rain on my card base. I love how that looked, and once I added some glitter, it was even better. Just like rain! (It doesn't show up very well on the photo though)
Keeping it simple, I added the sentiment and a button and a tiny scrap of ribbon. Then in a fit of insanity, I decided to scallop the bottom of the card and pierce it. I didn't like it, but I was stuck with it anyway! *smile*
So keep your chin up on this dreary, rainy Monday. Or, better yet, if it's sunny and warm where you are, send some my way, please.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Dana

7 comments:

Julie Campbell said...

oooh! I love how you made the rain! Very cool! And... the sentiment is great too. I could see myself using it a lot. ;)

Tara said...

dana I LOVE this! I have been looking for ways to use the umbrellas without stamping (can't get a good clean impression) and still keeping the card clean and simple. you have really nailed it! don't be surprised if you see me CASE this one day!

Bonnie said...

I love this Dana! The pop of black is awesome and I love the rain too! Perfect!

Melissa said...

Very pretty Dana! I love the Green Tea paper and the rain is awesome! Did you use a punch for the scalloped rectangle? Great job!

Jen said...

That pile of card creations you make that you end up not liking...yeah, we are all jealous of that pile! This is such a fun card!

Maile Belles said...

Love this! It's so simple and beautiful! Love all the details!

Joan B said...

gorgeous