April 15, 2009

Scattered Showers

Woohoo, what a fun release this month for Papertrey! I'd love to hear if you stayed up late and what you ordered!!


Dawn McVey introduced a darling new set this month for Papertrey called Scattered Showers. There are many combinations of umbrella patterns and one of my favorites is the outline umbrella image so that I can paper piece my umbrella using patterned paper. Here, I've used some Making Memories Garden Party paper from last year's stash for the umbrella and the background paper. The images were layered onto Spellbinder's Rectangle and Scalloped Rectangle Dies. I stamped the sentiments and adered them to the image pieces with pop dots. For embellishments, I added some tied Vintage Buttons, some flower epoxy stickers from the MM Garden Party collection, patterned paper snippets and circles and some Papertrey ribbon. I just love to mixy matchy all those fun little elements. And how about the new colors of the Vintage Buttons? The Sweet Blush and Aqua Mist are two of my favorites so far. Card bases are Aqua Mist.
And here's a card that I added to my Papertrey Gallery. I tucked some duckies from Bitty Baby Blessings into the upside down umbrella. The ducks were colored with Copic markers. Image was layered with Rectangle and Scalloped Rectangle Dies. Patterned paper is from the Bitty Baby Blessings collection. Ribbon is Lemon Tart Swiss Dot with a white Vintage Button tied on.
Did you add Scattered Showers to your list this month? I know it's a set I'll use again and again for baby showers, get well cards, cheer up cards and more. Hope you enjoyed this month's release!

28 comments:

Mary said...

Cute cards! I ordered the Spots and Dots background and the guidelines paper - oh and the Damask set from last month - couldn't hold off any more!

pretty-pink-cards said...

been following your blog for a long time. Love all your creations.
You are someone who inspires not only me but my friends that pop on my blog to hop over to you.
Beautiful work

Caroline x

Michelle said...

Ohhh I love that last baby shower card - is that Lemon Tart and....Sweet Hibiscus? Not sure the pink on that one...looks too light for one but too dark for the other. ANYWAY! - yes, I was up last night and at the release - yipppeeeeee!! I ordered Scattered Showers, the All Star set, and Life (from last month)....can't wait...and I'm pretty excited about all the new buttons - got them all too. Oh - and Green Tea Leaves paper...looks kinda matronly so I'm not sure about it...hope you or some of the girls use it in fun ways so I can get the mojo goin' on that one. Have a great day!

angel1990 said...

I tried to stay awake but instead ended up waking up early thanks to my 22month old. But I was still able to get the scattered showers set and a couple others!! YEA- I think this set is going to sell out quickly like Dawn's other set. Thanks for sharing your samples using this set-I love your designs and they really get my creative juices going!!!!

sarahmartina said...

Mish! I got Scattered Showers, and lots of ink & buttons & ribbon - I'm SO EXCITED!!!

My next purchase will be some copics... I can't wait!

Ok... so just wanted to say, you're a genius b/c of the simplest things. Who would've thought to FLIP the umbrella? It's ADORABLE! This is why you're one of my favorites!!! TFS!

Karen said...

I love the little ducks in the umbrella, what a creative use of this set. I didn't order this set last night, opted for the tea set. Had to have the DP and buttons also. What is it about buttons that you can have tons and still want more? Justing looking at them can make a girl happy. As always, thanks for sharing your creativity.

Gabriela (GabiWithAnEye) said...

Oh Mish - your cards are precious! Just lovely. I sure wish I owned this set.

Christy Compton Hall said...

LOVE the baby shower card - to die for! Stayed up for my first party last night. I got the teapot stamps and tea leaves papers, some of the new gray papers, and FINALLY scored a few buttons. Can't wait to create!

Karen said...

Those ducks!! In the upside down umbrella!!! Such cuteness!! What a great idea for a baby shower!!! :>

katrynka said...

I love the shower card with the duckies! I stayed up till 10:30 pm to enter the contest, then I woke up about 1 am (not planned, just did!) So I got up and ordered Spots and dots, tea for two and Scattered showers. And the new 8x8 paper pad!! I REALLY need to get into my craft room and get working!

Stephanie said...

Michelle, you are amazing! I am in awe every time I visit your blog. Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous designs!!!!

Dana said...

Mish, Great cards! I have a couple baby showers coming up and I am totally loving your duckies in the umbrella idea. As always you have super cute eye candy on your blog today!!

Sheila said...

Inspirational Indeed! Love your blog. You have restored my love of stamping once again. Have a list of must haves.

Melissa said...

I got Scattered Showers and Tea for two, plus Mother from last month. I really loved Spots and Dots, but I had to cut something out. My kids are still little so no sports yet, but Pine's set is really cool. I can't wait to play with the goodies!

Troy Louise said...

Leave it to you to come up w/that darling ducks in the umbrella card. You just never cease to amaze us w/your fabulous ideas. I just love the umbrellas & the tea set.

Babies- Beth said...

Ack! Why did I not see the duckies in the brolly before I hit the Submit Order button- lol, hey, it's only $6.00 extra to get everything I forgot, lol!!

Deb said...

All your cards are beautiful and so soft looking. I have been following your blog and you give such great inspiration for ideas a s gifts that are truly one of a kind when given. Thank you for sharing.

Janelle said...

How cute to put the ducks in the umbrella for a baby shower invitation. Love that idea! I ordered Scattered Showers -- mainly because the sentiments were just too good to pass up; and love that font, too. Also got all the new buttons, some ribbon, and white cardstock (which I had run out of -- how does one let oneself run out of white cardstock?!!). Oh, and I ordered Simple Alphabet, too. First time I've placed a midnight release nighte order -- so exciting! And, again, love your blog. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Kari D said...

You think you can sneak those little details by us, don't you? ;-) We saw those embossed dots behind those umbrellas and the little apricot colored band of cuteness under the lemon tart ribbon! SO LOVELY! Thanks for today's wonderful inspiration!

Chris said...

Gorgoeus cards Michele - that's what I love about yours and the other DT's blogs - so much inspiration. 3am is not a good time for me but I woke up for the release and spent far too much - including Scattered Showers and the fantastic guide line c/s!

Lori said...

Hi Mish!! I did stay up late and order, I didn't want to miss anything!!! Love your umbrella cards, that is the set I ordered and can't wait to get it!!

Jana said...

Darling!

Kelly Lunceford said...

OH these are so fun! I love your color combo and fun details! The one with the duckies is adorable! So cute!

DeeDee said...

So sweet Mish! The stamp set is so sweet, who could resisit it! THANKS for always sharing your wonderful ideas! HUGS!

Anonymous said...

I've been following your blog for quite some time and so appreciate your inspiration and soft colors. I didn't stay up late, but I was up early and ordered the Scattered Showers, Tea for Two, and Life sets. I can hardly wait to get them to start playing. Thanks again for all your beautiful inspiration. God bless you. Elizabeth S. in mid-Michigan

Cindy Major said...

Those are so very cool! Love how you flipped the umbrella and added duckies in it!

Cindy

Ann said...

Totally cute cards! Love the colors!

glitter girl said...

Hey Mish - I love how you've been tying those bows w/ a button in the front. How do you do them so they're not bulky? Mine seem to be thick and chunky. . .

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