Friday, October 21, 2011

Mother Goose Blog Hop!

*** I have TWO Hops going on this weekend, both have GREAT GIVEAWAYS!  click HERE for Emma's!***

Welcome to The Scrapbooking Queen's Mother Goose Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Heather from Green Scrapin Machine!  If not, head over to The Scrapbooking Queen for the start and all the rules to be eligible!
Did you ever wonder where some of the nursery rhymes came from?  Well I decided since I choose Rain Rain Go Away, that I should know where it came from!

History of "Rain rain go away" poem
The origin of the lyrics to "Rain rain go away" are said to date back to the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603), one of the English Tudor monarchs. During this period of English history there was constant rivalry between Spain and England culminating in the launch of the Spanish Armada in 1588. The Spanish Armada consisted of many Spanish galleons and was sent to invade England. The Armada was led by Duke of Medina Sedonia and the the fleet numbered over 130 ships. The English fleet, under Admiral Lord Howard, totalled 34 small Navy vessels and 163 armed merchant ships.
But the great Spanish Armada was defeated. Only 65 Spanish galleons and just 10,000 men returned to Spain. The attempt failed, not only because of the swift nature of the smaller English ships but also by the stormy weather which scattered the Armada fleet. Hence the origin of the "Rain rain go away" Nursery rhyme!

I had no idea!  Now for my project...I just used the rhyme for inspiration, so here's my take...

A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge
boy cut 2.97 x 3.85 and shadow to match
drops cut at.33 x .67
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
card base cut at 10.16 x 5.12
card layer cut 4.85 x 4.60
unknown paper
ribbon, ink, button

Now for the blog candy, all the rules are at The Scrapbooking Queen's blog  Your next stop is  Abby at Scrapbookaholic by Abby!


  1. Theresa~
  2. Janet N-
  3. Janis -
  4. Heather -
  5. Liz ~  You are here!
  6. Abby~
  7. Maria ~
  8. Shannon ~
  9. Lisa ~
  10. Lynn ~
  11. Michele-
  12. Sherri -
  13. Mary ~
  14. vicky~
  15. angela~
  16. theresa~


Eva said...

super cute!

Eva :0)
I have a giveaway on my blog

Maria Matter said...

this is lovely Liz!!

Sherri said...

What a cute card, TFS and hoppin with us!!

Janis said...

Loved the pain stamp and the glittered raindrops!

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

LOL love your sentiment it perfect for this hop.. and love your card too... awesome job
thanks for being apart of the Mother Goose Blog Hop
The Scrapbooking Queen

Leanne said...

Love this card and the cut you used is awesome! Hugs, Leanne

the cricutologist said...

So sweet! Great sentiment!

Maria said...

super cute project

Larisa said...

It is beautiful!

CA Scrapper said...

Really pretty card!


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Ashley Nicole said...

This is an awesome card. I love it.
glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

brittmartin0910 said...

Such an adorable card. Thank you for sharing.

Becky Dunham said...

Oh Liz - this is so cute! I love that pun! I have got to get that cartridge! I kept thinking I didn't need it because I have scrapped my kids younger years, but I need it for cards right?!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Vicky said...

such a cute card.

Sharon said...

Wonderful card. Love the sentiment. :)

Luanne said...

very lovely card! {hehehe} i tell that sentiment to my son when he's hurt to stop him cry.


Kathy said...

Cute card! Thanks for sharing!

Crafting Katie said...

How did I miss this one yesterday? Absolutely adorable! I love your "unknown paper," LOL!

Percilla G said...

LOve that sentiment - nice for a person who is struggling with one thing or another
I am a follower

Heather C said...

Great card! Love how you blinged the raindrops!


Kim H said...

Wonderful card. Love the shape, layering, and glitter accent rain drops. beautiful details with the stitching, ribbon and button. thank you for sharing.

joeygirl86 said...

Liz this came out so pretty! Love the shape of the card and the glittery rain drops! :)

Michele Spera said...

Love this card:-) the glittered rain drops are perfect:-) with this

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I love the little history lesson on the "rain rain go away"... and of course the card is just adorable... hugs

Diane Hodrick said...

What a beautiful card!