Wednesday, April 1, 2020


Hello!  Happy Wednesday, and Happy April 1st!  I hope you aren't going to play too many tricks today...I'm not playing any tricks, even though it IS Humor Me Wednesday at the Catch the Bug blog.  Here is the card I've created:

I loosely followed the current Tuesday Morning Sketches, #548 for my card layout.

I made this card in celebration of Find a Rainbow day, which is the 3rd.  I didn't know that was a holiday, but I DO KNOW that we could sure use some rainbows right now!  I was going to actually use a rainbow, but then I found this cutie, Rainy Day Bears -Side Rain, in my Bugaboo folder, so I thought I would go the more indirect route instead.  The colorful papers from the Doodlebug Hello Sunshine paper pad kind of hint at a rainbow also, I think.  The image was colored with alcohol markers to match the papers, and I added Waterfall Stickles to the rain drops and puddle.  Some Wink of Stella was also added to the polka dots and heart on the umbrella, and to the fasteners of the raincoat, but my pictures didn't capture any of it.  

The Honey Bee sentiment comes from the Happiness set, and I finished it on the inside with "You Make Me Happy."  It's like the song, but backwards.  Those gorgeous sequins are also from Honey Bee and are from the Clear Iris Mix.  MAN, do I love those sequins!  They are so pretty, I hate to even use them!  You all know how that is, right??


CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG
Love to Craft #45:  ATG (1/5)
Mix it Up #36:  ATG (1/5)
Color it, Create it, Show it off:  ATG with coloring (1/3)
Creative Moments #187:  ATG (2/3)
613 Avenue Create #231:  ATG  or option to use colored pencils (2/5) 
Crafts Galore Encore #74:  ATG (1/3)
Crafty Animals #37:  ATG  
Classic Design #4:  ATG
Digi Doodle #26:  Easter/Spring (1/3)
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #37:  ATG using a critter (1/5)
The Paper Funday #16:  ATG (1/4)
Die Cut Divas:  Animals (1/4)
Gem of a Challenge:  ATG (2/2)
Crafty Creations #408:  ATG (1/3)
Creative Fingers #182:  ATG (1/3)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #128:  ATG (3/3)
Word Art Wednesday #432- #433:  ATG (2/5)
The Sisterhood of Crafters:  Spring (2/3)
Cardz 4 Gals #118:  Cute Animals (2/3)
Crafty Friends #132:  Spring (2/3)
Double Trouble #53:  SomeThing, AnyThing, EveryThing (2/4)
Colour Crazy #12:  ATG with coloring (2/2)
The Crafter's Café #239:  ATG (1/5)
Lemon Shortbread #116:  ATG (2/3)
Fab 'n' Funky #475:  April Showers (or whatever the weather) 
Polkadoodles Week #13:  ATG (2/2)
Digi Choosday Week #13:  ATG (2/2)
Crafting Happiness #42:  ATG (weather)
The Outlawz Festive Friday's:  Spring/Easter

Here's more of a side view of my card:

That's all I have for today.  Thanks for stopping by again...please be sure to pop over to the Catch the Bug blog to see what the other designers have made for some of the offbeat holidays!  Until next time, take care of yourselves, and each other.




  1. I love that adorable image - and considering how much rain we have had lately, it's perfect! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

  2. How cute is this! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafter's Cafe.

  3. Oh I just love everything about your card! Wonderful bright colours and super rainbow stripes. Such a sweet image. Yes, I know exactly what you mean about your sequins! I end up buying two of every paper pack I like - because once I use a sheet of paper, it's GONE! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Digi Doodle Studios!

  4. Stunning way to show the signs of spring in many colours and forms on this gorgeous creation. Many thanks for joining us in our current challenge of SPRING at The Sisterhood Of Crafters Challenge..good luck with your lovely entry.[aNNie design team member for The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenges

  5. Super cute Spring card and fun design!! Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood!
    Diane TSH DT {Nellies Nest}

  6. Lovely card great colours!
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

  7. Really cute card! Thank you so much for playing along in our Crafting Happiness Challenge this week. Hope you’ll link up again!
    Hugs! Janis
    Crafting Happiness Challenges, Challenge Blog Owner
    Pause Dream Enjoy, Personal Craft Blog

  8. Great take on the sketch and love the bright design paper and small bits and pieces of other pretty the image and coloring. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and wow, three of our previous partners Crafting Happiness, 2CraftyCritterCrazies and The Crafters Cafe.

  9. What bright and fun colors on your card, and wonderful image and coloring. Thank you for sharing your card at Double Trouble!

  10. Super cute little bear and adorable card! I am happy our sketch could inspire you! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches! We appreciate your support and I hope to see you again!

    KT Fit Kitty
    DT, Tuesday Morning Sketches

  11. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 13 at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge!

  12. I wish our weather would straighten up and have some sunshine! Very cute card! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

  13. Hi Marie,
    What a cute card! Perfect for April.Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

  14. A very sweet card and it's a great match to the sketch. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenges! Donna - DT Member

  15. What a cheerful card , cute image and bright cheerful colours (despite the rain) ! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create x

  16. Adorable. Our March weather has been a mix of rain and sun, but we really do need the rain in California, so it's not too bad. So I do love the umbrella keeping the bear out of the rain. Very cute. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas, where it's all about the animals for April.

  17. Very cute rainy day bear. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz xx Lynda DT

  18. Cute papers and sketch! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  19. I love all the colors you picked for this and that cute image. WOW you entered it in a ton of challenges good for you! Thanks so much for creating with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

  20. Fantastic interpretation of the sketch and a fun submission to our ATG challenge at 613 Avenue Create! Thanks bunches for playing along with us!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  21. Marie this is adorable with that fun image and bright colors. Hopefully you didn't have any tricks played on you. Now for my other role...thanks for joining in the Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

  22. Really cute card. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  23. Hello… Thanks for joining our challenge with another one of your lovely cards… great sketch layout too. Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends. Good luck in the draw!
    Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  24. Nicely done. What a sweet image. Thank you for sharing with us at Double Trouble challenge #53.

  25. Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies! This is cute as can be!

  26. Such a cute card. Thank you for play with us at a Gem of a craft challenge blog. Good luck with your entry.

  27. Sweet image and card. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT

  28. This is such a sweet card! Thanks for sharing your card at Mix It Up Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT

  29. Nice image and fun colors, great job :-) Good luck in the draw. Thanks for joining us at Color It, Create It, Show It Off Challenge Blog . Hugs Neva

  30. Cute card! Thanks for joining us at Digital Doodle Studios Challenge!

  31. Marie this is wonderfully crafted and perfect for our April challenge. Thanks for sharing your creative talent with us. Good luck and please stay safe and healthy.
    {Color It Create It Show It Off Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  32. Hi Marie! I have that digi and it's as cute as your clever sentiments. Thanks so much for playing with us at Love to Craft Challenge #45! XXO, Aimeslee DT

  33. I love how bright, fun and bold... and I love the cloud. What a great little detail to selectively die cut out of your DP. That coloring woman!!! #swoonworthy



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