Saturday, April 7, 2012

The "April Showers Bring May Flowers Blog Hop", April 7-8

Welcome to the "April Showers Brings May Flowers" Blog Hop! This hop will showcase things that are all about Spring, so please sit back and relax and let this hop put you in a springtime mood.

Here, the sweet smelling cool rain gently wets the ground so the seeds poke their heads out and become beautiful flowers.

If you happened to stumble upon the hop here by chance, and want to start from the beginning, it all starts with Lissa at  Starting here will take you through the entire hop of inspiration.

Here is the sweet card I made for this Hop:

For this card, I used a sweet digi-image that I colored using
Prisma colored pencils (with turpentine for softening) and
Copic markers.  I added Stickles to represent the rain and
water. The clouds were cut using dies; they were embossed
with Cuttlebug swirls folder. I wrapped the card in Honeydew-
colored twine from The Twinery (purchased from Ginger Snap
Scraps, a new* online store by my friend Cori), and I made the
Cutie wrapped flower having cut it using a Cheery Lynn Designs
die I purchased from Happy Scrappy.  The banner was hand-cut
and stamped with a sentiment from Pink By Design's "Enjoy
the Journey" set.  The lilac background paper is from a 6x6"
stack by Lawn Fawn (from Ginger Snap Scraps, as well).

*P.S. Ginger Snap Scraps is having a Grand Opening special
through April 8 -- Free shipping on orders over $25, anywhere in the U.S. and Canada!  
Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog posting today. I do have a wee bit of BLOG CANDY available, and it's just in time for spring:

This sweet Sizzix die is one of my favorites.
I use it several times a year -- "Bee Mine" at
Valentine's Day, or a general "You're Bee-Ootiful" card.
I attach it to an Action Wobble for extra fun!

To be eligible to win it, there are two steps:
1. You must be a follower of the CardMonkey blog.
2. Leave a comment on this blog about the card shown above.

Now, zip on over to the next stop on the April Showers Bring May Flowers Blog Hop, which belongs to ZENITA ("Z").

Happy Spring!


Unknown said...

I love love love your card, you did an awesome job.
Your blog is super cute too!

Anonymous said...

Your music went well with the card, it's beautiful of course!

Shawnee said...

Super cute card!! Happy Easter!

Pink Dalmatians said...

What a cute card. Lots of love went into all the details.

rlovew said...

Lovely card- I like the stickles to make the water seem more real.

Star said...

Always cute!
Happy Easter.

Liz said...

Beautiful card Ellen, love your "Mary Mary" :-) the coloring is divine

Bhawana said...

I really loved the freshing coloring and all combination. Feel like beaazing effect. Became your follower too.

Vicki Chrisman said...

Just stopping by to wish you a Happy Easter. Enjoyed all the pretties on your blog! Thanks for comming by mine and leaving such a nice comment. Made me smile :)

Anonymous said...

Great card. It is really pretty!

Wandy said...

Super cute card! I want to learn how to use digi-stamps!
Hugs your newest follower, Wandy

Karenladd said...

Darling card and I love the colors and sweet image!

Karenladd said...

I'm already following you by email!

Unknown said...

Beautiful coloring!! I love digi stamps!! Thank you so much for sharing with us!!