Thursday, June 30, 2011

Just Keep Swimming!

Hello Friends!! I hope you are having a wonderful week!!!

I wanted to share a cute quick project I made today while I was playing around in my craft room! Once again I used my Favoritest {that is how my 6 year old says it} stamp set EVER!! K Andrews Splashtastic Summer!! If you haven't had a chance to see all the cute sentiments in this set you can check it out along with her other stamps HERE.

Ok so now on to my card! I made this little card for my best friends dad who needed a cute and funny pick me up! He has had a lot of ill health for the last 2 years including a stroke, he is a retired fire fighter and has gotten very depressed over all the things he used to do that he can't anymore. He is the sweetest man you would ever want to meet so loving and kind! Since he LOVES his little goldfish that his daughter {my best friend Ashley} bought him I thought this would be perfect!

I know the pic looks kinda blurry but it really isn't I used Vellum in front of the fish to make it look like it was inside the bowl! I have had the vellum forever and this is the first time I have used it!
 I was a little tricky but I like the way it came out! The sentiment was perfect for the card!

Materials used:
  • Create a critter cartridge
  • K Andrews Splashtastic summer set
  • PK medium critter faces
  • i rock
Super simple and cute! I hope he likes it!! I also wanted to remind you to join us for the Explosions Everywhere Blog hop that will be starting here 9 am EST!!  We have some incredible crafters joining us and one awesome Grand Prize sponsored by Scrapbook Steals!!

That includes
Bo Bunny Pattern Papers (new release this spring)
American Crafts Adhesive
My Mind's Eye 6x6 pad,
Stella and Rose
Prima Marketing Got Flowers bottles

I hope we will see you all there!! Thank you for stopping by today!


Brenda said...

This is great. I love the vellum

LinnsScrapShack said...

I love it. Would love to see a tutorial on this. Its just too cute!!!!!!!!!

ScrapinShana said...

Sooo cute!!

felkatz said...

that is way too cute!! love that vellum idea!! love it!!!

Great job and TFS

Your friendly Neighbor

Sandra 365 Days Of Cricut said...

That is super cute! I love that sentiment!!

Crafty and Green said...

I Love this fishy bowl! So stinking cute! My kids want fish, so this would be a great alternative hehe! Just need Create A Critter!!


Amy said...

Erika, this is so adorable! I love how you used the vellum... I bet your friend's dad will really love this!! TFS...

Amy :) at

Charlotte Cornett said...

Love your card!! It is too cute! Charlotte

Emily said...

Fantastic job! Love the sentiment!

Kelly S said...

That is adorable! It is sure to lift his spirits. Great use of vellum.


Squirlygirl said...

Erika this is great! I love that little goldfish, his eye is perfect and gives him/her so much character :)

My Scrap Diary said...

Awww cute sweet card that is even cuter with the sweet meaning behind it.
Im sure he will love it :)

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

This is so CUTE!!! :-) Love the sentiment :-)