Thursday, January 13, 2011

your're fin-tastic! - Create a Critter

I know I haven't been around the blogging or cyber world lately, but my schedule has been so messed up since the baby came.  It takes me all day to get anything done.  I work for a few minutes then have to feed a baby, work for a few minutes then have to get a drink, fix a meal, do some laundry, wipe a bottom, pick up some toys, change a diaper, do some dishes, wipe a face or nose, work for a few minutes, break up a fight, read a kid a book, work for a few minutes, chase kids around the house (they love that), change a diaper, feed the baby again, work for a few more minutes and hopefully then it is finished! 

Then here I am late at night taking pictures and posting!  All the kids are asleep even the baby's sleeping but will be awake soon for another feeding!

Today's card is for two challenges!  Yes, if I want to do even a few of the challenge I like I am going to have to double up!  Here's a link to a post of the challenges I like:  Challenges!  Challenges!

One challenge is Splitcoast Stamper's color challenge:  CC305:  Pretty Cherry Melon and the other over on The Paper Players which was just to make a Valentine's Day card.  Who doesn't need at least one or two of those?  So a perfect opportunity and reason to get one done.  AND the color challenge was perfect too!

Here's what I came up with:

 Fin-tastic Fish is cut from Create a Critter Cartridge at 2 1/2".

Card Base: SU  Cherry Cobbler 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:  Pretty in Pink 4" X 5 1/4"   
Other Cardstock / Paper:  SU Melon Mambo, Patterned Paper SU Sending Love Specialty on clearance!
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, PTI True Black
Stamps:  SU Toucan of My Love
Accessories:  Bottons from Oriental Trading Co., Cricut & Create a Critter Cartridge, Cuttlebug & Tiny Bubbles embossing folder, SU punches, fancy pants All Fall Gingham Ribbon

Thanks so much for visiting me while I am
Hiding in My Craft Room a few minutes at a time!

Have a great crafting day!


  1. Hi Laurie,
    Your card is "fin"tastic!! I love that fish and you have used the colours perfectly! Thanks for joining us with such a sweet Valentine card at the Paper Players!

  2. This is absolutely ADORABLE!!! TFS! -Sam :-)

  3. Totally adorable card ~ wow SEVEN kids?!?! that is very cool - i am one of five and my mom is one of seven too!
    ♥ Diane

  4. Oh my goodness, this is just darling! How creative! I love the fish in different hues of pinks and reds - superb!

  5. This is really cute and love the embossing and colors.

  6. You are amazing!! All those different tasks - I would forget what I went into my craft room to do, after all that changing and feeding, etc!

    Please tell me you get enough sleep?? Very important that :-)

    Your card is fab, as usual - I guess you must really love to craft to be so dedicated.

    Best wishes x

  7. Oh, how cute!! Love the embossing on the fish.

  8. Awwwwww I love him so much! how adorable!

  9. Awww, this really is "fin-tastic"! Love all of the pretty colors and textures and that gingham ribbon is perfect! :)

  10. Laurie this is DARLING! I LOVE it!!! CONGRATS on the new baby!!
    Have a GREAT weekend!

  11. Love that fishy card. The texture is wonderful. X

  12. Laurie, I don't know how you manage to find the time to create such fabulous cards, but I am so pleased you did! I "fink" this fish card is fin-tastic! I love the embossing on the fish body and tail. All round - fabulous!
    So glad you joined the Paper Players this week

  13. Super cute card! I love the embossing you did.
    Have a great day! :)

  14. This is so cute! Love the fish and all of the texture and the sentiment is perfect! Thanks for playing with us this week at The Paper Players!

  15. This is just too darn cute and I LOVE that fish! GREAT job & TFS!!!!!!

  16. Great job with this out of the water cute card! I love the embossing for the scales and that pop of gingham ribbon! I LOVE gingham ribbon!

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