Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Something Fishy goin on...


Something fishy IS going on... I'm going flower-less today because my friend Sue tells me I really need to ty it! Still using the Basic Grey paper though and still LOVIN' IT!! This bubble-like paper is from the Phoebe paper pad - I thought it was the perfect backgroun for fish stamps!
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This card measures 6.25" x 3.25" - I made it to fit into a short business sized envelope - you can see the envelope peeking out from under the card. I'm gonna try to make an effort to make a matching envelope for every card.... it's so much easier to just use a blank one.... but it really adds to the card to have a matching one!
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My main image was made by stamping the fishes on celery cardstock and cutting them out - they were colored a bit with markers to add highlights. I them punched a white circle and stamped the fishes on it, then glued the cut outs on top. I put silver stickles on the bubbles. The white circle is mounted with dimensionals on a garden green scalloped circle (Mega size) that was highlighted with white gel pen accents. The ribbon was threaded between the green and white layers.
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BLOG CANDY ALERT... This card will be my Wednesday giveaway this week... along with a bag of ribbon and Primas! So leave a comment on today's card and enter to win. Don't forget to check out my Lily Kate journal from yesterday... I need more suggestions on what else to put on the front!! I'll be working on that tomorrow and would like to look through lots of suggestions!! Thanks for reading and have a great day!

97 comments:

charmayne_tan said...

YEAH! at last I m the 1st to comment!! love the fishes - so cute and you've used green instead of the normal blue for sea & fishes - interesting too! yes, will be exciting to see wat you will come out with without flowers =) TFS!

Alicia said...

Those fishies are to cute! Love the colors and papers you used!

Anonymous said...

Love the bubbly card!!! Your fish look so content and happy... I really love the big scalloped circles that you use...

Debbie S.
SC aka: DeborahLynneS

DeniseLynn said...

FABULOUS card!!! It's great spring time colors and I love that it's *masculine* too. I look forward to seeing more of your creations without flowers {although I adore flowers!!} -Denise

PS. Yesterday I received my Basic Grey bundle from you and I am just giddy. oh and please, please pick me for the wednesday candy I would be so thrilled to have one of your cards!!!

annikki said...

Oh, I do love your flowers... but this is cute also. I like the green colour and the stamp.

If you are thinking to add something to the book, please let it be one of those gorgeous flowers of yours.

Lilian said...

what a gorgeous card! i love the extra touches with the white gel pen on the scallop circle! and the paper is just perfect for the stamp.

jademingmeidesigns said...

I'm totally loving all your awesome creations!! I absolutely love how all your crafts are 3-D...gives it such a wonderful "pop" to it. As for the journal, I don't think it needs anything else...its beautiful just the way it is!
Dawn C.
scs: marinelvr

Regina said...

I love your fishie card. About your journal...well, I would leave it as is. It's already so pretty and doesn't anything else. Don't you just love that paper?! (davisfamily4930@comcast.net)

Penny & Lisa said...

I really really really love your card creations! They are so rich and eye catching! Fab job on the fish card! Just got my paper pack too! Hmmm...I will have to start creating me own eye catching creations! Lisa K

barontoo said...

This would be nice used for St Patrick's Day. That is a difficult holiday for me to make cards and since I am Irish I need to keep reminding my grandchildren about their heritage. Love your work!

Jacki R. said...

I just love your card - I didn't think of using the "Best Fishes" stamp with green but it looks wonderful! The paper is perfect too.

Anonymous said...

I really lovvvve green. My 9 year anniversary on Sat. so this could be the beginning of a great card for the hubby! Thanks for the ideas!!! Love'em all!

Julie said...

Cute fishies! Love the bright green colors - very nice card!

Allison said...

This card is super...totally caseable (which is saying a lot for me since I think I have used this set maybe once!).

Leslie Springer said...

Now those little fish are just to doggone Cute!! Love the paper to. Guess I am going to have to find a store to visit! I just joined your blog and I love it! Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.!
Leslie

Amy said...

The patterned paper is just perfect .. evocative but not so blatant. Thanks for sharing!

doverdi said...

I love the card & matching envie. But then I love all of your cards. I like the idea of being able to use the business card envie and might just try some of this size card for a change.

Kathy said...

I love this one! So cute and great colors. You're definitely getting me in the St Paddy's mood :-)

Anonymous said...

Love the fish card. I like that you used green instead of the typical blue. Very cute indeed. Gotta love Basic Grey papers :o)
As for your Lily Kate notebook, I'm thinking it needs some metal. Maybe some metal photo corners on the square with the tree??? Just a thought. Take care,
Ruth A.

sentimentsbydenise said...

The green is especially nice with St Patrick's Day just around the corner! Cute card!

quickcurl said...

The fish are adorable! No need to worry about the flowers, this came out fantastic! Thanks for sharing with us! Christine

Dawn said...

Clever work! Love everything you create!

Marie said...

This is super cute - especially with the Basic Grey paper! I love the greens with the fish, I never would have done that and it looks great!! TFS

Kenna said...

I love the little fishes - it is amazing how versatile those basic grey papers are - even with no flowers they still look perfect! :)

shelley said...

I love this card. I could never tell you what to add to the journal. You seem to be the master of all colors wonderful. Your work is always so vibrant!
Shelley D.

Y said...

Love the fishies!!! Sooo cute! Colours are great too!

YM

Wife2TJ said...

Cute card. I posted a card on my blog a few days ago with a matching envie and it was too cute. I agree I'm going to try to do more matching envelopes as well, it really makes it much cuter! Great job!

Heather said...

Wow, what a cute card. I love the bright and contrasting green. So cute. You did a great job.

Heather Stevens.

Bonnie said...

You don't see green used a lot so it's a nice change. Cute card!

Anonymous said...

Great card...just found your site and have subscribed to it!!! LOVE your stuff! Thanks!

Crystal Beck said...

Wow.. i really didn't care much for this set... but that card is adorable! Thanks for the inspiration! Crystal

cbeck8@verizon.net

Dawn Mercedes said...

I noticed that you decorated the envie. I enjoy doing that same thing...when I have time. Great green color for the fish btw!

Leah said...

I ADORE this card! Of course the paper is just fabulously perfect with the little fishies! I have this set & haven't been able to play with it very much. But I have some birthday cards to make.. I like the idea of going with the bubbles! TFS! :D

Lisa Beeman said...

Such a cute card, as are ALL your cards! :) I so enjoy visiting your blog, your work is very inspiring!

Lisa Beeman

Joanna said...

I love the coordinating envelope...it is easier to just leave it blank! Love all your stuff, especially how you used green instead of the usual blues for water/fish theme.
TFS!

April Hall said...

That card is ADORABLE!! I love the fish stamp and the color combinations! Again I LOVE peeking at your blog!

Anonymous said...

You're KILLING me with all of the fab BG papers! Your work is awesome. Thanks for taking time to share it with all your groupies.

gremhog said...

adorable pix. great colors..especially for March.

Anonymous said...

I love love this card! The colors are great! HOPE

Anonymous said...

Cute lil fishies! I love how you coordinate the envie.

Anonymous said...

Um.....the above comment is from me.....paperchick aka Lori !

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Kevin & Amy said...

Great blog candy! As for the journal, I think the tree image needs to be framed more prominently... I would make a frame around it with sticky strip and emboss on it - maybe a chocolate brown to make it stand out? Otherwise, it looks great!

~Amy H.

Terry Molineux said...

Oh my gosh! This card is too fishy!!! Love it...The colors, the layers.

I would be honored to win and show it off to all my customers...plese pick me!!!???

Susan H said...

This is too cute - love the fishes!!

Anonymous said...

Your "fishies" are cute...no need for flowers!! Love all your shares. Barb

Rebecca said...

I love the idea of decorating the envelope to match. I love the fishes they're so cute !

L8ybug2 said...

What a cute card! I just love everything about it. TFS!
~~Rita~~

bethtrue said...

Michelle - great fishie card - love the green. Also nice work on the matching envelope - makes for a really great presentation! Thanks for sharing another great creation!!

Someday I'll win!! :-)

Beth (mommy to a busy 3 1/2 year old)

kathy foy said...

I have just got to get my hands on some fish stamps. I love the card you made with the fish but then I like all your cards even the ones with flowers

tina werner said...

another great card and totally inspirational. lovin' the basic grey... gotta get me some yum!

Lisa said...

Oooh love the green fishy card! And what do you know, green is my favorite color!

cmctxgal said...

i love your fish card! Too cute! Just added a suggestion to your journal - although I think it is already adorable!

Kelly Jo said...

Love the fish card- it has so much detail, I wish I could see it in person!!!

your blog is great- I really enjoy your card work!

Beate said...

Michelle,
What a fantastic card. I ordered some of the Basic Grey paper too. I can't stand it no more! I need some of that. LOL

Lisa H said...

Love your card and the way you used the paper. All of you work is so cativating to look at.

LSN2 said...

Love the card! Love all the glittery touches on all the bubbles. Your cards are such eye candy!

Linda

laura j said...

Your cards are all so gorgeous! Thanks for offering the blog candy!

Ally Stamps said...

This is to cute!! I love the green, which just so happens to be my favorite color of the week!! LOL It changes weekly as do most stampers!! LOL Great card!! Thansk for all the great ideas you give us!! Keep up the great work!!

Angi said...

Your fish card is just too cute! I love the green and the paper you used is perfect. Thanks for sharing. I really like the journal that you did also. I can't think of anything it would need. It looks great as is.

Heather said...

I love the card- and it was refreshing to see that you used green with the fish rather than blue!

scfranson said...

What a darling card, love the green. Great blog too.
Claudia F.

Jackie said...

Those fish are just the cutest! Your Lily Kate journal yesterday is stunning - great job! I always look forward to seeing what you come up with next :-)

Michelle (MilwaukeeMommy) said...

Love love love the fish ~~ love love love the paper ~~~ okay, I just love love love this card ~~~ everything you make is simply above & beyond!!

Cher said...

Again, another perfect card. I love your green fish design. Your papers are wonderful.
Thanks for sharing.
-Cher
cher-k@pacbell.net

tyrymom29 said...

LOVe this card!! those fish are soooooooo cute!!! TFS!!!!

maxadoodle01 said...

great job on the no FLOWERS!!! it must have been hard, :) i do so LOVE your flowers though....

SmilynStef said...

is it okay to say "pick me - pick me" ... love your work ... it's always stunning and this fun fish card is no exception. Love it!

Julie said...

cute fishies

michelle said...

Love this card. i like the papers and the sparkles!!
-michelle

Kerry said...

I want this card!!! I love all your creations and am dying to get one in my hot little hands!

a_place_for_ink said...

That GREEN fish card is gonna be mine! LOL I LOVE HIM TO DEATH!!
Elaine :)

Cindy Keery said...

What a cute little fishy card!

Cindy

foodpartyfun said...

Love all the details that you add to your cards. The envelope is adorable and adds the finishing touch to your creation.

Pat

Adelina said...

wow! That so cute! I just found your blog and I'll definitely come back to check it out more often.

loislane said...

Very cute! You are so talented. I look forward to each card you add.

Keri Jackson said...

Very cute card! I like how you used the gel pen.

Cheryl said...

Love, love, love the fishies card. I am not sure that the lily kate journal needs anything more. I love it just the way it is. thanks for the blog candy.
Cheryl

Julie said...

Love the card!! I have got to get some of that paper!!

KathyC said...

Michelle,
Love this card! I just ordered and received some of these great papers from you and I can't wait to start creating with them! Keep inspiring us with your great creations :)

Lisa said...

LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT.. And I love your blog too... It doesn't get much better than that :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! Soooo cute! I have this new Basic Grey paper too (I just love BG!) and I love the way you used it with the fishes! So springy and so cute! I have just found your blog and I love all of your creations...thanks for sharing!

Denise :)
SC name droseball

Dina said...

I love those little fishes! and I LOVE GREEN! Great card! Thanks for sharing!

Dina Anderson

kristinaalewis said...

This is so adorable! I love the colors! You continue to WOW me! You are so talented - I love your work!!!

Kelly Sampson AKA Emmiestamps said...

Such a cute card love the fishies!!

Debe said...

Love your fishes card! I just used that same BG paper to make a bday card for a friend but I stamped stacked martini glasses down a strip. I thought the bubbles looked like olives...isn't this fun?

Peggy said...

I am loving the fact that you are matching the envelopes! What a great idea! I think I will try this business sized cards that you have been making... Something different is always fun!

Ila said...

Love your card and your blog. I love the way you complimented the envelope too!! I need to remember to do that. I look forward to the updates.

Debi said...

What an adorable card! Greens are my favorite color! Your blog is on my list of favs and I check in frequently - your work is so inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

Deb AKA "Turtle" said...

What fishy fun!! Love that stamp set. Great color choices. I'm going to have to get some more of that paper. Thanks for sharing.
Deb

tamimoreno said...

What an awesome card! I love the fish theme!!
New to your blog and looking forward to checking it out!
Thanks to Allison for sending me your way.
TFS!
Tami

mnhyrkas said...

Love your green fishies. Great layout for that size of card!

Joyce said...

I love your 3 little fishes and the Phoebe paper. It's such a fresh, happy, energizing design.

Vicki said...

Super cute card....love them fishes!!!

dini said...

I looooooooooove the fishies! Green cards are not my norm. Very nice job. Love the size too!

Dina

Jen said...

OH waiting so ever patiently for my basic grey pads of paper..............I can't wait, this card is a must case, unless of course I by chance happen to get it in the mail!!!

Charmaine George said...

I love the green fisheys! You should take a flower vacation a litle more often. Your work is really great.

Charmaine

Anonymous said...

Love the fishes! What a cute card. Thanks so much for putting in such hard work to maintain a nice blog for everyone to enjoy.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

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