Monday, April 8, 2013

Just a note to brighten your day card made using Art philosophy and April Showers mini

Hello, friends!

Today's Bitten By the Bug 2 challenge called for a project using an umbrella from any Cricut cartridge. Well, there are several cartridges that have such a cut, so I had a lot to choose from. I used the search function on the Cricut Craft Room to narrow it down. It is such a life saver sometimes! I ended up using the April Showers Mini with a little bit of Art philosophy sprinkled in as it is my go to utility cartridge.

For the sentiment I used the Card Chatter - Sympathy stamp set.  If you are looking for a great sympathy stamp set this is for you! I has several great sentiments that will go great with your sympathy cards.

CCR file: https://www.box.com/s/nfer8md7yjjph73uf9on
GYPSY file: https://www.box.com/s/xs1uceefvdt1ceim9ryx

(if you are unsure how to download these files, here is a GREAT video that will assist you. Click here)



This week's giveaway is the Simple Cards cartridge!

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                                                            April Specials


It’s time to sign up as a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant! When you sign up as a Consultant in April, you’ll receive a little something extra for joining the Close To My Heart family—the April, May, June, and July Stamp of the Month stamp sets for free! These D-size stamp sets are great for a new Consultant to create artwork, bring to Gatherings, and show off to everyone. Now that’s a reason to celebrate!
*No additional shipping/handling or tax will be applied for the free stamp sets. Only new Consultants who sign up during the month of April will qualify for the free stamp sets. Offer valid April 1–30, 2013.
Dates: Offer valid April 1–30, 2013.

If you want more information email me or go here ==> New Consultant Information
April Stamp of the month (coordinates with the Artiste cartridge)
Get this Stamp of the Month set, My Sunshine,  for just $5 (S1304A) when you place an order of $50 or more.

To order click here ==> Melanie's Close To My Heart website



Have a MAGICAL Monday!



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95 comments:

Joan Smith said...

Very pretty and sweet card. Love your color and paper choices they are so soft and beautiful.

Tisha Sewell said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, lovely color selection. You knocked it out of the park as usual. Thanks for sharing all of your projects and ideas.

LST in Colorado

craftymom205 said...

Love this card. Thanks for the chance to win.

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Star said...

Great card!

Jayne said...

Such a pretty card Melanie. Love how you made your umbrella the centrepiece!
Jayne x

Vanessa said...

Very pretty card! Love the papers you chose! Thanks for the inspiration!

Brenda said...

Love this card Melanie! The papers are just beautiful, love the color combo and love, love that sentiment! Will have to check out this sentiment stamp set. I also just love how the sentiment goes over the umbrella handle! Hugs!

Sue D said...

Very sweet card--I like the colors.

marie sierra said...

wow melanie! another beautiful card! happy monday to you..marie

Kathy:) said...

What a pretty card. I love the stamps you used on this. Thank you for sharing with all of us.
Kathy U:)

http://kathy213-kathyscorner.blogspot.com/

Jill Rugg said...

What a beautiful card-love the sentiment!

lmkindell1 said...

I love this card and the inside is so nice.
linda
lmkindell1@verizon.net

My Consistently Inconsistent Life said...

Great colors! I don't know what it is about them, but I love the different umbrella images!

Kim B. said...

this is such a beautiful card. I love the colors and the sentiment!!!

Lorieann29 said...

Very sweet - perfect colors for spring! April showers....

Conniecrafter said...

very sweet, love the papers and great sentiment!!

Dorothy Perry said...

Love the card - beautiful choice of color- love all of your ideas - thanks for the chance to win.

Josie0602 said...

Love it!! The colors are beautiful and gives a sense of calm and happiness!

Tracy

vickijmax said...

Cute card as always.

vickijmax said...

Cute card as always.

Amy Pjura said...

love the umbrella! its so versatile! and i love the colors you chose!

Megan H. said...

I love the color combo on this card. Thanks for sharing.
Megan H.
mhcards@embarqmail.com

TeresaK said...

What a lovely card and I love the sentiment inside!
Teresa
www.createenjoyshare.blogspot.com

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

It's a beautiful card! I love the colors and how you put the patterns together. Thanks for sharing with us.

CathyinMN said...

Such a sweet card! Very nice colors and papers.

JM Collier said...

Such a cute card, and love the sentiment!

Elizabeth Crouch said...

Lovely card! It would surely brighten someone's day! Thanks for sharing!

Melissa Chesser said...

Beautiful card. Love the color combination.

Melissa

Tanya said...

Love, love, love the colors! and such a sweet card! Gosh, I absolutely wish I could pull colors together like you can...amazing!
-Tanya T

tndj said...

Love the colors. You have a great color sense of which looks so great together. Great card. Sentiment is perfect for the card.

Crystal said...

Such a lovely card! I love the colors & the sentiment is perfect. Thanks for another chance to win.

Lara said...

So pretty, love that cut!

K and P's Mom said...

Super sweet card. I do like the sentiments used.
Thanks for a chance to win.

Mary O'Neal
redpupper@aol.com

snappy scrappy said...

Great design!!! Love the paper...so pretty!

Barbara said...

Wow! Your card is really stunning. Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win.

a*sweet*indulgence said...

Really cute card. Thanks for the chance to win a great gift.

Kat said...

WoW! another great card.

Miriam Prantner said...

Very sweet card! I love the cut shapes and the great sentiment!

Melissa said...

Love, love, love this card!!! The colors, the umbrella....it's all so pretty!

Marianne Barkman said...

Love your cards. They are phenomenal! Thanks for sharing!

Luria said...

Such a cute card. Love your color choice. Thanks for sharing.

Luria

debbyj said...

Love the card-so timely with all the spring rains we have been having!!!

Charity Brown said...

What a cute card! How fun!

Cindy said...

What a great card...LOVE it! Sure to cheer anyone up...

Kirk and Melanie said...

Thanks for showing a fun use of April Showers!

Cynthia B. said...

Great card! The colors are fun, and I love how the sentiment carries through to the inside. :)

caj said...

Your card is so, so, CUTE! Thanks for the chance to win.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the Spring colors. April showers will definitely bring May flowers.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Anonymous said...

Love the card with the showers, it can be used for more than one thing , thanks for all the ideas we sure are looking forward to Spring

flscraplady said...

Beautiful card - I love all the details. Great job as usual!

Susan said...

Beautiful card!! Always such attention to detail. Thanks so much for sharing!
Sue Brailey

Anonymous said...

Your bows are just beautiful....wish I could do that! Karen

linda said...

Very nice card,love all the great colors. Thanks for a chance to win this great cartridge.lindave

Maryellen Webber said...

I love the sentiment and the patterned paper you used for today's card! Thanks for the chance to win the Simple Cards cartridge!

Marie said...

Great card, as always! I would love to win the cartridge, thank you for the chance.
Have a great day!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Lovely card. Great color choice and the perfect sentiment, especially the inside one. TFS

julie said...

Very nice and the colors are great I'm big fan of ribbons on cards. I'm also a fan of decorating the inside of cards to. Thanks for sharing God Bless.

Julie said...

Very pretty. Love the sentiment. :)

Gayle said...

Just love your color combo, and such a cute saying too! TFS.

Stephanie said...

So pretty, Melanie. Love those pretty papers. Love the sentiment and that bow. So springy.

Creative M said...

Very PRETTY!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥

rainy said...

Would love to win Simple Cards cartridge!!!!

Linda T said...

Thanks for brightening our day. I'm so waiting for warm weather and the card is great.

Cheryl W said...

The card you shared with us today is really great! I just love umbrellas and yours is sooooo cute!

Caroline said...

This card would certainly brighten my day! The paper you used is sooo pretty. Love your card design!

Ruth G said...

Totally sweet and fun! Thanks so much for brightening my day!

carolyn's creations said...

Your card is so pretty and I love the sentiments!!!

Moosisk said...

What a great card! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

LaurieD said...

Lovely card!! Love your bows!!

Julie Mcvay said...

Love the card. Wish I had your talent. Thanks for the chance to win

Sharon said...

This is beautiful Melanie!! I so love the colors and that great bg paper. :)

Scrapping Girl said...

What a great sentiment! Love the umbrella and your bows are just AMAZING! wish I could tie mine as prettily!
Michelle

D- said...

Love your adorable card. TFS.
D- (email follower)
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

marymaci said...

Sweet card, Melanie!
Love the paper you used.

Pamela said...

Love this card! I need to make Wedding shower invitations and this gives me a few ideas that I can use. Thanks!

Peggy Whisenhunt said...

Perfect card for Spring. Love the soft colors. thanks for another great idea.

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Rose said...

Very nice card,Shower of Blessing!!!Thanks for sharing! I like how you did your scallops on the bottom of your card(the inside/outside of card)!
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Beatrice Lawson said...

Love the sentiment being continued inside! So cute. I have been hesitating for a long time about getting the Art cart but you have finally convinced me today:-)

Pam said...

This is a pretty card. I have that stamp set and have already used it too many times!

Anonymous said...

Love the rain umbrella card!! I would like to make a card that is so super cute like that!!
Cindy in Wisconsin
BuseyRed

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Barb Delaney Obarski said...

I love all the colors in this card. It is beautiful.

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Love your sweet cute umbrella. Would need to get my hands on one of those cartridges.

Linda T said...

Congratulations, Barbara. How lucky.

Susan said...

Melanie, your card is beautiful. I love the papers you used and your design is FABULOUS!! You are so talented and I love your work. This is yet another example of your super star status!! :D

xxSusan

AJoy said...

Melanie, You always make simply gorgeous cards! I love how the umbrella follows the curve of the circle. Brilliant!

April

Jennifer Earley said...

Simple beautiful! Love the colors and that gorgeous bow!
JenE, ScrappyJenE@gmail.com

Grace Baxter said...

Such a cute card. I love the umbrella for a spring theme.

Corrie M. said...

The Art Philosphy cartridge is so versatile! It's one of my "go to" carts whenever I need an idea. Beautiful card!

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Sweet card. Thanks for sharing.

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Live Love and Scrap said...

Beautiful card!!!!!! Love the colors and the bow!!!

Hugs
Sarah

shelly said...

what a lovely card melanie such pretty paper and a sweet sentiment.

Angela Miller said...

Your creations are so inspiring. I love to just look at the different things.

Thanks for a change to win the cartridge :)

 
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