i {heart} papers guest designer: rainy day & Season’s Givings Blog Hop Winner!

Hello and Happy Sunday!

Well, my holidays are wrapping up today.  I’m back to work tomorrow!  I’ve really enjoyed my time off and will be super busy at work, but it’s all good.

I’m back today with a post as the January Guest Designer at

For those of you that have been following me for a while know how much I adore color and patterns:

Greetings from Washington State!

This card is perfect for Washingtonians because we have such the reputation of rainfall.  Personally, I’ll take rain instead of snow any day.  I’ve lived here for a majority of my life and can’t imagine living anywhere else.

Can you believe that this entire card is made up of paper from:

Chickaniddy Crafts

Although, yes, it is chock full of “jolly good” stuff, don’t be deceived by the name, there is plenty in the paper pack that can be for non-holiday projects.  The 6×6 pad is available in the i {heart} papers shop, plus other Chickaniddy Crafts Collections.

Make sure you pop over to the Shop and the Blog for more inspiration!
My card was inspired by

My card is 3.5 x 5.5 inches.

The Seasons Givings Blog Hop was a ton of fun…

 I used random.org to draw my winner for my giveaway:

The winner is:

(i’m sending you an email!)

Thanks to everyone that stopped by!

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35 thoughts on “i {heart} papers guest designer: rainy day & Season’s Givings Blog Hop Winner!”

  1. Congrats to Shelly!! And CONGRATS to you on the GDT spot!!! I love love love your card!! Loving the little rain girl!!!!!!

  2. Congratulations Shelly! You are one lucky lady. Good for you!
    An adorable card Amy, it is so cute.

  3. Congratulations to Shelly!

    Love today's card, Amy! The mixture of papers is superb! I love that cute little image too. Kinda perfect for today's weather here… we had snow yesterday which transitioned to rain overnight. Ugh! So the snow is looking rather ugly at the moment.

  4. I love how you mix and match!!! Glad you enjoyed your time off (I got a bonus day off today, which I am thankful for!).

  5. such a great card! LOVE the mix and match of papers!! 🙂 and i LOVE that little 'rainy day' card! so cute!!!! i lived in washington for about a year and half. but it was like a desert portion, barely any rain!!!! so disapointing! we wanted the 'washington' experience! lol!! 😀

  6. congrats to Shelly, glad to see you doing so many fabulous things. I looooove patterned paper. Sometimes I think I just buy them to look at them LOL <3

  7. Polka dots are probably the greatest invention of womankind. And this card showcases those sweet papers to perfection! Such a lovely design.

  8. This is fantastic! Love the colors and patterns! Congrats on the Guest gig with I heart papers!

  9. Totally adorable Amy!! I love the little strip of Gray raindrop paper layered over the Orange!!

  10. LOVE your card Amy!! The colors and pattern paper are awesome!!!!!
    Congrats to your winner also!

  11. Orange and gray, yes please! Really cute, Amy. Good luck getting back into the routine at work!

  12. How sweet is this?! I adore your combination of patterns, and that little flashcard is adorable! So sad I missed your hop. I've been wanting that JBS stamp forever. I added it to my cart from the store and was quickly thereafter informed that it was discontinued. Sigh. Please let me know if you know where I can find another. Blessings!

  13. Such an adorable card, Amy! I love the papers and color combo. You'd never guess that was a Christmas collection. The little rainy day card is SO cute! Loving the little fishtail banners, too!

  14. Nobody mixes patterned paper like you–especially on a tall card!
    And huge congrats to Shelly! Yay!

  15. This is positively and absolutely my favorite card I've seen you make! Love all the different papers u used, without it seeming crowded. Felt happy with the girl walking in the rain. The paper pack u worked with is awesome. Hmmm, not good for my new 2013 budget. Lol.

  16. I love how you use patterned paper!! I have this paper pad and would never think to put these papers together….its so sweet and quite appropriate with your weather at the moment so I hear. Hope your dry and warm!!!

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