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Saturday, April 2, 2011

April Showers Blog Hop - Day 1



Welcome to Day 1 of the April Showers Blog Hop!  You should be arriving from Leah's Card Designs.  If you just happened to come upon my blog and would like to start at the beginning of the hop, please go visit Kathryn at Creations with Kathryn.    

Today I have a card for you that I created without any Cricut cuts!  I've been having fun exploring with buttons and ribbons lately and this is a fun card I came up with!  I just used one of my plain white Recollection cards and with my CTMH sponge daubers inked up the background to look like the sky.  All the buttons are from my stash... I simply took a pencil and drew the lines for the 6 different shades of the rainbow and then placed a line of glue starting on the outside layer with the red buttons and filled them in.   The "You Brighten my day" stamp is by Stampendous. 





Now for some blog candy!  I have a set of Hero Arts stamps up for grabs!


To be eligible for a chance to win the blog candy:
1. Please leave me a comment on this post.
2. Please become a follower of my blog if you aren't already.

You will have until tomorrow night Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 11:59 PM EST to enter.  BLOG CANDY CLOSED AT 67 4/3/11 11:59 PM EST...WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON. I will use Random org to draw the winners on Monday, April 4, 2011. Winner will have one week to contact me and claim their prize.

Now it is time for you to head over and visit Jen's blog Scrapping at the McCalley House

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for Day 2 of the April Showers Blog Hop!




73 comments:

shersl84bed said...

Bright and cheery, very pretty.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed at aol dot com

Elaine said...

What a cute idea using buttons for the rainbow!
Looks great.
thanks for sharing and for the chance to win:)

ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com

WAM Family said...

Love the way you did the rainbow on your card. Thank you for joining this hop.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So pretty! Love the buttons and the great sentiment!

BunnyFreak said...

Love the button rainbow.

My Scrap Diary said...

hey melissa. this is a cute card. really like the use of buttons.
Jess M :)

TheScrapbookgirl at CricutConfessions said...

Love this great card. Fantastic idea!

Janice
www.cricutconfessions.com

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Fun cheerful card! Thanks for sharing.

coupondenise at live dot com

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

SO FUN! I love it! In the scraplift file it goes!

Judy Bagwell said...

What a fun card. Love all the buttons.

Cricut Design Chicks SWARM said...

became a follower. buttons - i got plenty of them! LOVE the card and everyime i hear this song (over the rainbow) i picture 50 first dates when she hugs her daughter.. love this song!
parkernana5@cox.net

Celeste said...

such a great card... Love what you did with the buttons.... great idea...

tandkparker said...

Absolutely love, love the button rainbow!! What a cute card!
Thanks for a chance to win some more wonderful blogcandy!!
Hugs ~ Kim

Sara said...

I love this card! I have a passion for buttons! I LOVE IT!

saracomely at gmail dot com
paperdaisychains.blogspot.com

The Cropping Canuck said...

Fun and bright! My kind of card.

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Nice job on the sky! Love all the buttons.

http://scrappinrabbitdesigns.blogspot.com/

Tami B. said...

A rainbow brightens anyone's day. Nice job.

lovescrapreflect said...

love the button card calebwmartin@yahoo.com

Cindy said...

wow! that's a lot of buttons! Cute card!

Patricia Hurlburt said...

VERY COOL!! Thanks for sharing.
Patti
www.shortnscrappy.com
lilbitee1971 at hotmail dot com

Shawn Mosch said...

love the rainbow, and what a great way to use up all of those random buttons I have!

Lisa said...

I love your card! I've really become addicted to buttons lately so thats good inspiration for me!

paperbutterflies AT sbcglobal DOT net

Kaye said...

I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVe me some buttons!

Lori said...

Love the rainbow card! And the music playing on your blog goes well with it!

lori.bourg@gmail.com

Karelj said...

Melissa, this is adorable! I just love your button rainbow--it made me smile! I'm a follower--you can find me at ksjennings at gmail dot com and/or www.kareljcreations.com

Karen S. said...

Love the button rainbow! Thanks for the chance to win!

karenskapin at yahoo dot com

littlen said...

cute cards. tfs.

Kaitlin said...

Wow! I love your card!:)

Kaitlin
angel1694@comcast.net

Ola said...

This is adorable... I love the button rainbow, bright & fun!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Tanya said...

Love your card, so bright and cheery! Perfect :)

phenis2031 at yahoo dot com
http://scrappylandusa.blogspot.com

Sue in CT said...

Love the use of the buttons, it looks great!
I am already a follower.
susanslomski at yahoo dot com

Monica Flores said...

Love All the colorful buttons!!! Great job! Super cute and happy card.

scrapaholicjen said...

Love your button rainbow! Very pretty!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Misty said...

I LOVE the dimension in that! How clever!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Emily said...

Very cute! I have seen a couple of button rainbows lately and I love them!!!

Michelle said...

oh No ......now this is one of my favorite cards of the hop.... I just love rainbows they are so cheery.... I love it.

You know I'm already a fan of yours. TFS

Michelle
mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com
If your not already a follower of my blog I'd love to have you. Be sure to leave me you blog link so I can follow you too.
http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com

Trisha said...

Well, you have done it. Now I need to get into my button stash and lift your card. I love how cheery it is. TFS and I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Pat N. said...

Cute card, and great way to use the buttons. Thanks for the chance to win some stamps.--Pat N. http://patsscraps.blogspot.com/

Angela said...

Nice button rainbow!!! TFS!!!
Hugs,
Angela
lauermaa at gmail dot com

Leah said...

Wow love it!!! I love your buttons it's so bright and cheery... really makes it. Feel so springy.

Hero Art Stamps....I never used those before...y'all make me want to go searching for all these cool, neat, interesting things LOL

Leah
http://www.leahscarddesigns.com

Penny said...

I love your blog and your card is very nice. I love all the buttons and the rainbow was terriffic.

pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

Amyscats said...

How sweet is this card with the buttons! I'm an avid follower, keep up the great work.
Amyscats
amylfahnestock at gmail dot com

VinDeeLoo said...

Very cute card. Love the buttons!

VinDeeLoo
vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

What a beautiful creation you card is! I love buttons and have bunches and bunches. The only problems is that I have shared lots of certain colors when someone needed them, so I might be short to re-create your rainbow. I am still going to keep it in mind! Thanks for sharing!

There is a link to my email on my profile. Just click on my name.

- - Sheryl - - said...

I am a lover of buttons too!
Love the rainbow - brightens the day!
Sheryl

Brenda said...

Very cute card! That's a cleaver way to use buttons.

Brenda
HappyScrapper64@bex.net

Christina said...

I love your button rainbow! I think I'm going to have to try this! Wonderful card!!

Christina
ascrapbooknook@rogers.com
www.ascrapbooknook.com

Audrey Frelx said...

What a clever use for the bright and cheerful colored buttons!!! Very pretty!

Jenn said...

My gosh, that buttons rainbow is so cute - love it! Such a bright and happy card, TFS!
Jenn
craftyfulgardens.blogspot.com
smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

roxybonds said...

oooooh!!! Love love love your card :) Fun rainbow buttons!

Tamara said...

Very pretty card! TFS!
sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

Anna said...

Very creative. Just too cute.
Thanks for the chance to win.
I'm a follower.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Glora said...

This is so creative. I love the buttons! Hugs- Glora

me(at)glorajean(dot)com

Scrapbooking Beginner said...

Love your Card. The buttons makes your rainbow colorful. Love it.

jeria22 at yahoo dot com

jessica said...

love your card! so bright and fun!
jessica
eschfamily@yahoo.com

Ruby Rose said...

I love this card!! This is such a cute idea!

I'm your newest follower.

Patti Ross said...

WOW...that is amazing. Great Job.

www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com
rossfam@wildblue.net

4kids4 said...

Hope you don't mind if I steal, errr, borrow that flower technique...very nice! Love the stitching on your card too!

~Sharon C.

Cyndi S said...

Very pretty card. I am sure my 13 year old daughter will want to give this a try. She has a feddish with buttons.
cstephenson at q dot com

joydee1963 said...

new follower!!!! love the buttons!! joydee1963@yahoo.com

Pammejo said...

So fun, love the use of the buttons for the rainbow. I am a follower, TFS

pammejo1@yahoo.com
http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

PurpleScrapper said...

Love Love Love the buttons! What a fun card!

Thanks for the chance to win!

stephanielennis@yahoo.com

brandy c said...

Love this! I love buttons so much!!
Thank you for sharing and thank you for the opportunity!


brandyj1121 @ hotmail dot com

Becky Dunham said...

I love this card! What a great idea for the rainbow - love buttons :)

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Staying Crafty said...

This is so pretty! I'm not doing the hop today, but I really love this and just had to leave a comment to let you know :) What a perfect card it would be to brighten someone's day.

LesleyfromWI said...

Love it! The button rainbow is adorable!!

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love your rainbow of buttons.
Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

doverdi said...

Cute idea using all the buttons on your card. It makes for a nice bright cheery card. I'm a follower. TFS!

Rosemary said...

how clever!..never thought of using buttons to make such a cool rainbow!..Thank you for sharing at Betty Bee's Buzz!!

Melissa said...

BLOG CANDY CLOSED AT 67 COMMENTS 4/3/11 11:59 PM EST. WILL ANNOUNCE WINNER SOON.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Too cute and fun using the buttons.. you are so amazing Melissa. hugs

Andrea6760 said...

Just saw your card at Patches of Pink and had to stop over to let you know that I think it is so cute! Great job.

*Hugs*
~Andrea

BettyBee said...

Oh, another wonderful design! I think the rainbow is just delightful, and the buttons are perfect!! I love the sentiment, too. Thanks for sharing this great card!! We always love seeing your projects over at BettyBee's Buzz!

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