I named myself The Crafting Professor, since I'm a crafter, and I'm a college professor. I went through many, many years of graduate school, and the best source of relaxation and stress relief was being in my craft room or going to a local crop. Back then, I never told anyone that I was a full-time graduate student. I was waiting for the day I would scrapbook my graduation page. Now, I run the ScrapbookerPhD challenge blog (http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.com), and am bringing my passion for crafting and teaching together. But here, at The Crafting Professor, I'm just sharing my work with like-minded crafters from all over the world.

Monday, April 28, 2014

April Showers

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #208 April Showers

This Weeks Sponsor

Winner will receive their choice of 3 digital images
~This Weeks Challenge~
April Showers
Create a project using an umbrella

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.

Here is my project for the week:

The whole idea for this card came from wanting to create a scene. I've never created a scene on a card. I used Nate's ABCs Cricut cartridge to cut this wonderful mini-scene with the umbrella, boots and water. With the puddle and vine, this was a perfect set up to create an outdoor scene. So I used the Penny Black stamp set (rain) all across the top, and put a dot of blue in each raindrop. I thought about adding a bug or worm running away from the puddle, and I settled on these two ladybugs. I colored them with red Spectrum Noir markers. 

*Note: You can't tell, but I cut a few layers of the umbrella and popped them up for some dimension. 

Challenges Entered:

Stamping Sensations: Die cuts and/or punches 
The Squirrel & the Fox: Die cut or punch
Crazy 4 Challenges: April Showers
My Time to Craft: April Showers
Paper Craft Challenge: No Patterned Paper
CCEE Stampers: April Showers


  1. What a super creation Faith and great use of your Dies and Punches, thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x (My Grand Calibur candy is still running here )

  2. I love, love this card, it is so different. Well done. Thanks for sharing with us at My Time To Craft. xx

  3. So fun card! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensation. I hope you join us again in our new challenge.
    Eret x

  4. I love this scene you've made, Faith! So cute!!

    Thanks for joining in at The Squirrel and the Fox!

    love Mags B x

  5. Gorgeous card!!! CONGRATS on your HM at Paper Crafting Challenges!!!!

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