Friday, April 8, 2016

Inspiration Friday - Inspired by Spring Rain


The arrival of April always makes me think of the phrase "April showers bring May flowers." 

Many might find rain depressing, but there is a certain happiness to a good downpour. You can pull out colorful umbrellas and galoshes when it rains, and at the end of the storm, you might even spot a rainbow! I remember cherishing rainy days with puzzles, snuggles, and soup. Today we are celebrating the sweetness of a spring rain.

I searched the web for a variety of images pertaining to rainy days, and here is a look at a few of my favorite finds:











Oh, the JOY of dancing in the rain and playing in puddles like that first image. And that colorful canopy of umbrellas in Mexico makes me swoon!

My Favorite Things has some fun products that celebrate rain. Let's take a look at some awesome projects that will inspire you to create with rain in mind!

Barbara brings us this cheery card using the Sunny Thoughts stamp set. The addition of her watercoloring and the Radiant Sun and In the Clouds Die-namics makes this design shine!

Cheer Up Card by Barbara Anders featuring the Blue Skies Ahead and Pure Innocence Sunny Thoughts stamp sets and the Blueprints 2, Blueprints 24, In the Clouds, and Radiant Sun Die-namics #mftstamps

Donna creates a pretty little ditty by using the All Heart stamp set and the Layered Umbrella Die-namics. I love the detail she created on the umbrella.

Showering You with Love Card by Donna Mikasa featuring the Lisa Johnson Designs All Heart stamp set and the Layered Umbrella and Blueprints 24 Die-namics#mftstamps

I love the wonderful and encouraging sentiment on this card from Barbara incorporating the Rainbow of Happiness stamp set and Color the Rainbow Die-namics. And the watercolored background with the Raindrops stencil is just delightful!

Look for Rainbows Card by Barbara Anders featuring Rainbow of Happiness stamp set, the Color the Rainbow, Puffy Clouds, Sunny Skies, and Blueprints 20 Die-namics, and the Raindrops stencil #mftstamps

Torico's rainy day design would work well for a baby or bridal shower. Such sweet details she added with the Mini Hearts Background stamp and the All Heart stamp set and Die-namics.

Umbrella Love Card by Torico featuring Mini Hearts Background stamp, the Lisa Johnson Designs All Heart stamp set and Die-namics, the Stitched Cloud Edges and Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

The sentiments in the Blue Skies Ahead stamp set are absolute perfection for rainy day cards. The cascading umbrellas in Barbara's design remind me of the canopy pictured above! So very happy!

Under the Weather Card by Barbara Anders featuring the Blue Skies Ahead stamp set, the Lisa Johnson Designs All Heart stamp set and Die-namics, and the Raindrops stencil #mftstamps

Before you go, take a look at a few of the delightful rainy day things you can buy at the My Favorite Things online store! Simply click on the photo to be taken directly to the product. If the product is currently out of stock, you can sign up for an email notification once it's back in stock!




Here's to a creative weekend!

3 comments:

  1. That picture of the umbrella canopy is gasp-worthy! So pretty! As are all the design team projects. Off to go jump in some puddles...

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  2. Big fan of these posts, SRO! The image of the umbrella canopy is skiptastic--bc it makes me want to skip through there :) I love a rainy day, so long as they aren't unending. And I love the inspiration and the smattering of fun cards to bring it home! :)

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