Sunday, April 3

April Showers Blog Hop! Day 2!!!!

Posted by Leah
 I want to welcome you back for day two of our hop.  I hope you enjoyed yesterday hopping through the various ones that we've included.  I know I sure did.  I loved how everyone pulled together gathering up the various themes that we could choose from.  I know throughout the month I'll be making cards based off the themes that were an option for us.  I just love some of the ideas that I've come up with for them.  I think it's neat how you can give one theme and so many variations can come off that one theme.  This one I chose is called "Puddle Play".   I decided to do this one because my son just loves to splash me whether it's when we're out waiting for the bus, just playing out in the rain.  Now mind you when we play in the rain we generally have other ways of getting each other wet.  I don't let him have guns so no squirt guns.  We have bubbles out there and plenty of bubble solution.  Although we're out of it now... I have to build up my stock.

Before we get too far I want to say if you've stumbled on me because you're a follower or you're new to my blog welcome!!!! I love when people stop by.  Now, don't forget the coffee, tea and snacks... oh and those that are following Weight Watchers or any other diet plans there's healthy snacks too. They're all over there on the table, Enjoy!!!! If you'd like to start at the beginning you're welcome to go to Creations With Kathryn and start there.  If you've come from Peanut Butter and Jelly Designs then you're in the right place. Welcome to have you!!!!

I have to remember when we're playing in the puddles... not to let him splash me in the know those days... when things are melting and there's a few puddles.  That water is bitter cold, but boy does he love getting Mama with it.  I think he likes to hear me scream when the cold water soaks through my pants. I can't complain.  I love to splash with him, try and get him wet too.  I just love the fun we have together.  As many say life is too short.  I want to build the best relationship I can with him so that when he needs me later he will feel comfortable in coming back to me to talk to me about anything and know that I will listen to his heart.  That I will tell him in truth what is right in God's eyes.  I don't want him to fear telling me anything for the fear of getting in trouble by telling me.  He's gotten in trouble at school (not by doing anything to someone else); he bit his own arm.  We don't have the full story yet.  He hasn't shared all of it.  I can tell you he's shared enough that we feel we've figured out why he did what he did.  I have talked to him and what came out of it in the end was a day of playing in the water.   Oh we have such a blast!!!!

I know you didn't need all those details, but I wanted to say that with all those days of playing in the water ~ splashing in the puddles ~ splashing each other while on the boat (or getting splashed by the boat because of waves LOL); it's all so much fun!!!!!   This card is made from an 8 1/2 x 11" piece of cardstock folded in half.  I then found a piece of decorative paper to go over the top of it.  I then cut the boy and dog from A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge.  The puddle is from Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge.  I then added raindrops and welded them to the puddle.  I even sprayed some of my homemade glimmer spray on the water ... it looks really neat.  The Tree is from Heritage Cricut Cartridge.  I am really enjoying this ~ putting cuts from so many cartridges to make one card.  I just love how this came out.  I think this one just captures the joy we have when we play in our puddles.

Hope you've had a wonderful visit and you're full now with the coffee and other treats that were available.  Now you can go on to Disney Dreamer Designs.  Enjoy, you'll love what Melissa has for you.  Always a treat to go to her blog.  Have fun hopping and enjoy your day!!!!

Have a Happy Cricut Day,

23 Comments of Appreciation:

BunnyFreak said...

I love your project.

Anna said...

Adorable. Love it.
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Scrapbooking Beginner said...

Hi Leah, I love your 3rd card. i like the little boy runing in the puddles. so cute

Jacqueline said...

Cute card - like the sillouette image.
TFS - already a follower.
Ps – I have a hop & blog candy too click here (awesome scrapbookin and cardmakin prizes) .. love u to pop by and check it out.
Hugs. Jacqueline

Misty said...

LMBO! Love the card & the story! And...umm, I took the last TWO chocolate cream donuts, sorry, couldn't help myself!
Hummer Hugs,
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Brenda said...

Very cute card! You really captured the carefree days of childhood.


Patti Ross said...

This is a work of art - for sure. Just beautiful!

Karen S. said...

Cute card! Love that he's splashing in the puddle!

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Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Love your card! TFS


Cyndi S said...

Your card is beautiful. Love it.
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joydee1963 said...

very cute card!

Pammejo said...

Love your card, it is my favorite of the 3 you made for the hop.

Staying Crafty said...

Super cute project!

Corrine said...

Very CUTE!!! Corrine

Patricia Hurlburt said...

Nice card. Thanks for sharing.
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Becky Dunham said...

Love this card Leah! I love hearing the story behind it too - thanks for sharing! Raising kids is difficult at the bests of times and teaching them to communicate with us as parents is one of the hardest things I think. I have 3 teens now and though I have always tried to be open with them and encourage them to talk, they don't always. My youngest is 13 and such a clam! Well, all I can do is continue to try and know that the Lord is watching over us and hears my prayers for them all. Thanks for sharing!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Michelle said...

Leah, this card is so cute. I have yet to try and make my own glimmer sprays but, everyone is doing it and I heard it's much more cost efficent. I'm going to have to give that a try.
I love how carefree your card is. I may also need to get the heritage cartridge. I like that tree and I'm the family historian.
Thanks for sharing,
Michelle ----> mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

If you haven't seen it yet please be sure to stop by my blog. I promise it will BE worth it.

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Thank you for sharing your project for the second day! I like how you added images from different cartridges to work together!

Ola said...

This is gorgeous.... and I loved reading your story! My family is the same way with puddles!!!!

Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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Karelj said...

This is just so fun! I can see you and R. in it---and hear you laughing, too! I'm a follower--you can find me at ksjennings at gmail dot com and/or

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love your card, the puddle is great
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doverdi said...

Cute project & story. It must be something with little boys. DS used to love playing with water right from the start, he'd love playing with the spray bottles & even loved getting sprayed, squirtgun, and then came the hose. Even his poor grandma wasn't safe around him when he had that hose. (most of the time she'd start it though)lol TFS!

JustYolie said...

Your card is so cute! TFS!

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