Sunday, March 30, 2008

Poor Fishy........

First, I just want to say thank YOU for all the emails and comments I have received about our upcoming move--I really appreciate all of your prayers and support...it really touched my heart!

Ok...FINALLY a card! This card is for the CCEE challenge a few gals and I do each Monday on Splitcoaststampers. This week, the zany Cindy (or Mothermark as she is known on SCS!) sent us these supplies:

Two sheet of this circle/yellow designer paper by My Mind's Eye
Two thin strips of the dp that she cut off because the sheets wouldn't fit in the mailing (! no comment!)
Three big brads
The Star by My Mind's Eye
The ribbon

Instructions were:
We had to use all supplies (We could also use other dp but the one supplied must be used too)
We had to use a fish image (because she thought the dp looked like bubbles of course!)
The fish had to be inside of a circle shape
We had to take special note to USE the star and brads and not pretend we didn't see them (cough, cough...wonder who does THAT?!)

Here are my excuses as to why the main image is NOT a fish-
1. I have no fish images---seriously, out of HUNDREDS of stamps---not ONE fish --- Crazy!
2. Ok..fine....There was a big sweet fish in the center of the circle.....then all of the sudden, out of nowhere this huge pelican swooped in and snatched him up(Think NEMO scene where all the birds are shouting "Mine, mine!)

So it is in no way MY FAULT that the main image is just a pelican with parts of a fish (Poor Fishy!) I used the adorable bird from Gina K Designs and just sketched the fish in his mouth and the surrounding scene. The sentiment is from my first stamp collection. The images were colored with Prismacolor pencils and Copic markers.

I did use one of the little strips of designer paper Cindy enclosed in the package and probably thought no one would touch---(EXTRA CREDIT!) I just folded it back and forth and thought it made a funtastic embellishment over the sentiment!

I cannot wait to see what the other crazy girls came up with. You will be able to see all the cards for this challenge here. (They will be uploaded on Monday!)

Materials used: Pelican (Gina K Designs); sentiment (Carolyn King Collection I distributed by Gina K Designs); dp by My Mind's Eye; Bazzill dark blue cardstock (Boardwalk Collection); white cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Brilliance black ink; artist sketch pen; Copic markers; Prismacolor pencils; large brads; star (My Mind's Eye); ribbon, slit punch (Stampin' Up!); Cuttlebug and Nestabilities; pop dots and dimensionals (SU!).

Fun stuff:
I have two tutorials featured in the Scor-Pal April/May Ezine---Mother's Day Gatefold 1 and Triangle Box 5. You can see these and other fantastic projects here.

I just heard that the May issue of Cardmaker Magazine is now out---I have a Father's Day card featured on page 66! (NOT that I have seen it yet!)

My Favorite Things is having a New Release Cocktail Party on Wednesday, April 2 from 9-11 p.m. Eastern time. Lots of fun is planned including finding out how YOU can be the next MFT Guest Designer. Head over to the MFT forum on Splitcoaststampers to find out all the details and we hope to see you there on Wednesday night. I will begin posting some MFTeasers tomorrow!! Stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by!

32 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh my gosh.....I LOVE your descriptive embellishments. And the fish in the mouth of the pelican is just too cute!

In my book, you are a creative genius! i.e. the folded extra piece of paper? Way too cute! :-)

Whimsey said...

Amazing; it's truly adorable and you sketched that fish? Sheesh; no wonder you design stamps!!!

huntla1 said...

I am totally with you. Often times when I am stamping the pelicans start swarming overhead in my land locked neighborhood in Michigan. I am behind you 1000%. (which by the way doesn't exist so when people say this do they really believe your "fish" story or are they going along for the ride. Hmm something to ponder! ; ) )

Karen said...

Ha! That poor fishy is too cute and I'd say it works for the challenge :-) I'm going to have to check out your Scor-Pal tutorials. I have a SP, I love it, but mainly I just score my cards in half and call it a day so I NEED to be a little more adventurous!!

Mary Dawn said...

i giggled...then i gasped...super cute!!!

Darce Roberts said...

Looooove your card!!! Too CUTE!! :)

I just got a SP a couple of weeks ago and haven't really played with it. Thanks for the link to all those tutorials...looks like fun! :)

PS~Did the offer on your house go through?

Elizebeth said...

This is soooooooooooo cute!

Rita said...

I luv this card it's so adorable!!! That DP & those colors are so pretty! Your image with the fish in his mouth is just the right touch & like you said...there's the fish in the card!!!

Stampmouse said...

great card as always.

WOW cool 2 tutorials and a card in a magazine. CONGRATS that is so well deserved

chelemom said...

What an adorable card!!!

Ila said...

This is a Fabulous and So Cute card!!..love the pelican with his fish!!

peanutbee said...

You ARE the woman! Love that little strip of folded paper over the star! Very creative and fits in perfectly. Love the layout, and of course that adorable pelican image.

Beautiful card!

Heather said...

Great card! I checked out the scs gallery and they were all just absolutely terrific!

Molly B said...

LOL, You crack me up!. It's good to have a little chuckle first thing in the morning. Love the card. Great job with the supplies. -Molly B

dpkennedy said...

This came out great! Yeah, bet that fish had better days...but it's really adorable!

beate said...

I love the card, Cammie! The colors, layout, embellishments...all perfectly go together.
Congrats on your publications!!! That is exciting.
I didn't even know you were moving or that your hubby is gone. Hang in there! I don't like moving time at all!

Janine said...

Great card!! Love your work so much..

Dawn Easton said...

So cute Carolyn! You did GREAT with that challenge!!

Judi said...

The card looks great! I would of NEVER in this lifetime thought to use the designer paper over the sentiment. What a great idea.

Andria aka prairie mom said...

What a cute card! I love that stamp!

Joan and Amy said...

Great card...I love the colours and the little strip of folded paper. Joan

Christi said...

I love everything about this card! Awesome!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

DARLING!!! Love this!! And your story...HILARIOUS!!! Love the pelican scene and how you used all the supplies!! You are amazing!!!

Christina Fischer said...

This card is fun and fabulous at the same time! Love it!

Congrats on the tutorials and the pub! :)

Carolina said...

What an adorable card! Thanks for the heads up on the tutorials and your card being published - I'll make sure to check them out!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Fabulous card! LOVE it! I saw your card in Cardmaker! Awesome! You rock!

Julie Masse said...

What a cute card! You did a great job with that challenge! Congrats on the card - sooo exciting!! :)

Lee said...

THAT is THE best "fishy" image ever!!! LOL I totally LOVE your creativity!!! So amazing!!! And the folded dp above the sentiment......waaaaaaaaay cool!!! I've gotta go check out those tutorials so I can actually justify my Scor-Pal purchase to hubby!!! **wink wink**

Jessie/knightrone said...

dcHilarious!!! I see a fish, it should count totally!! Anyway, I seem to remember from one previous challenge you ladies did that involved some bright orange in an all grey zone... I think you should be alright!!!LOL

Bethany Paull said...

You artistic people drive me crazy. "Oh, and I just sketched half of the design." I was reading through your post forwards and backwards trying to see where the cattails came from. They look great!

Rose Ann said...

This is adorable, and I love your little fish! ;) I also love what you did with that little strip of paper!

Congrats on your pub (wooo hooo!) and your fantastic Scor-Pal tutorials!!

(I hope the house sale goes through for you.)

Juanita B said...

I love the way you think! It's a fish alright. I guess the challenge didn't say "ALIVE OR DEAD". You have a fabulous and fun creation with so many possibilites for greetings. TFS.