Thursday, April 11, 2013

Wait for the Sunshine

Do you ever have days or even weeks when it seems like there's someone always raining on your parade?  I've had a lot of those days in recent weeks but I refuse to let the "rain" get me down.  I was blessed with one of those unsinkable spirits that might take a dive now and then but quickly rises back to the top.  I love the sunshine too much to let the rain bother me!  So, I patiently wait for the sunshine.  I know it's right around the corner!  Or, right here on this card!

This is my first official post as part of the Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team!  I can't even begin to tell you how happy I am to be a part of this talented group of ladies.  It is truly a blessing.  I've had several people tell me they wouldn't know what to do with a stencil if they had one.  Seriously!?  This surprised me!  I guess I have been paper crafting so long now that I'm always surprised when someone tells me they're afraid of a technique I see as simple.  I forget that not everyone has the same level of experience I have.  So, today's card is very simple but pretty darn cute if I may say so myself!

For this card, I let the paper take the lead!  This patterned paper was already adorable, all I did was airbrush some raindrops on with my Copic marker and airbrush system, how simple is that!  The stencil used was LJ 905 Rain and may be purchased here.  I can't believe how easy this was!  Then, all I had to do was layer my airbrushed patterned paper on a Bazzill card base, stamp my sentiment from My Favorite Things, layer it on more patterned paper and Bazzill and DONE!  Very easy, very quick and very cute!  So simple a caveman could do it!  (Snicker!)

More members of the Dream Team have created special projects for your viewing pleasure and inspiration and can be found here:

Dream It Up!
Lea Kimmel (That's me!)

Feel free to leave some love for us and don't forget to play along.  Mr. Linky on the Dream It Up! blog is just waiting for your card, he has attachment issues!  Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon!



  1. How clever are you!! Love the idea of air brushing on patterned paper. Your card is adorable and so happy! It makes me smile just seeing it!

  2. Happy card! Happy card! Love the bright flowers in the tree, and even the rain looks happy!

  3. You have such a positive spirit, I love it. :) Your card is adorable but I admit to being one of those who is not great with stencils. I do own a few and you've inspired me to give it a shot... so I'll be back later with my creation. :)

  4. You're right, it IS pretty darn cute! Love the colors and cheery feel to it. Easy, but darling, the perfect combination!

  5. Lea, love this card. It's funny, my first card actually airbrushed the raindrops on patterned paper too. Glad I changed my mind, yours is actually better! And you're right, pretty darn cute!!!

  6. This is so stinkin' cute! And super huge congrats for makin' the team! I am so happy for you! I cannot wait to see what you do with Dreamweaver's amazing stencils. I know you will rock them out!

  7. Congrats for being on the "Dream" team...super creative group! I really like your cheery, cute card. And thank you for the inspiration...I would never have thought to try the stencils on designer paper...great idea...must give it a try.

  8. Such a springy feel to your colorful card Lea!


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