Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Challenge at TMITA

Olga  brings us this week's challenge at There's Magic in the Air.  She wants us to use any PAPER CUPCAKES image and showcase it using on a box or container of some type. I have so many day lilies in bloom in the garden that I decided I would use this Lily image for the top of a simple box I made with 2 pages of CS and my scor-pal. Colored the printed  image with pencils and OMS and added some glitter to the stamens. Matted on a scrap of green paper and attached to the box. Good size for a gift or maybe to hold copies of  printed TMITA Images that I keep handy on my work station.

That was an easy peasy challenge, Olga.

Sorry to see Olga leave the team at TMITA.
Theresa

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

On the Road Again.... I'll Be On the Road Again

I will be traveling to Tennessee to visit family for a few days. I am writing some posts in advance because I will not be able to post on the road.  But I am hoping to be able to check in and visit your blogs, say Hi, and leave some  love! 
 I love to hear from you too, my cyber friends.
Theresa

Let's Get Grilling with JUGS

At Just Us Girls, Maria's week's challenge is to make an apron card. A free template is available to use from Mirkwood Designs. Check out the template HERE.
I made my card as a birthday card but the card slipped in the photo so you do not see that completely. Using the free template I cut the apron from striped CS and used grommets to attach the apron strings made with cooking twine. Added some pockets cut from a unknown PP and printed the birthday card on the computer adding some graphics and text. Matted this with anther PP. And also printed the word COOK on the computer.
Template: Thanks to Mirkwood Designs
Paper: Making Memories Fresh Anthology Collection
           Ivory CS

Apron is just right for a barbeque. Time to heat up the grill!
Theresa

Monday, June 28, 2010

A Button and A Bow

This card was made for Linda's Blast from the Past Challenge over at Stamp TV. She challenged us to attach a button to a bow BUT there's a twist! The button has to be "unusual", not the normal two or four hole button. The hardest part of this challenge was to decide which button to use. ....I have sooooo many. I started with another button but after I colored my image with pencils I changed to this lovely green button in my collection ...this one has flowers imprinted around the center. If you enlarge the photo, you may see it better. I used the sketch from Card Patterns which by the way is being sponsored by Gina K Designs this week.
Challenges:
STV Blast from the Past
Card Patterns : See Sketch Lower Right
Speedy The Cat's  Friends Challenge:  Use 3+ Flowers

Stamp: GKD "Signs of Autumn"
Papers: All from Stash
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Ribbon: SU
Punch: Fiskars
Corner Punch

I do wish I had a great story to tell about this button but I have no idea of its history!
Theresa

Join Me For a Cup of Coffee

Made this card for the sketch challenge at Cards for Men. Changed the location of embellishments a bit because of weight of the button that I wanted to use.
Used this coffee stamp that I have had for awhile ...thought it'd be perfect for a masculine card. Colored with pencils and OMS.

My husband grinds and brews our coffee every day so will be using this card for him for some occasion.
Challenges:
Cards for Men: Sketch below right
STV Blast from the Past Challenge: Use Button and Bow

Stamp: GKD "Signs of Autumn"
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Papers: Unkown source-all from Stash
Button: From an old Carole Little Jacket
Ribbon: SU

Thanks for dropping by for a cup of java.
Theresa

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Pretty Flowers in Pastels

For Stamp TV's color challenge, Carla challenged us to use any pastels. I made this card using pastels and a sketch from Midnight Madness. I used innocent pink as the base card and as scalloped mat for the image. I layered with a pattern paper of soft pastels and a glitter striped paper of blue. To show more of the floral print and still follow the sketch, I used a vellum paper framed with blue in the lower right corner of the card. Stamped the image of flowers with pastels on an ivory oval cut with Nesties. Colored with pastel pencils. Added some ivory ribbon along the diagonal

Challenges to enter:
STVColor Challenge: Pastels
Speedy the Cat 's Friends Challenge: 3+ flowers on your card. Used stamp and patterned paper
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge: Sketch on right

Stamps: GKD "Friends are Flowers" and "Botanicals"
Inks: Memento Angel Pink
       SU Sage Shadow
Papers: GKD Innocent Pink, Ocean Mist, Ivory
            Basic Grey Cappella Paper Pad
            DCWV Linen Closet Mat Stack
            Green Vellum from scraps

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Card of Many Challenges but of Only One Color

Monochromatic cards are some of the most difficult for me to do. Using shades of brown seem to be the easiest to accomplish since I can use light shades of ivory to the darkest browns. I made this card using an old PSX stamp but one of my faves. Stamped this cute bear with brown on sand card stock and colored with pencils and added touch of gold on his bow and heart with gel pen. Used a patterned paper that is flocked....love the texture of this... as a mat  for the image and then layered on a darker brown mat that I embossed with the Cuttlebug Argyle embossing folder. Placed this all on a base card of sand and added a strip of embossed dark brown with a button and bow. Finished with the sentiment on an oval cut out with Nesties.

Challenges:
Just Cute Bears Challenge: Monochrome (one colour, or shades of one colour) ...and use a bear
Cute Card Thursday: Reuse, Renew, Recycle! Used an old button saved from clothing and reused the ribbon.
Our Creative Corner: sketch layout – OCCSC21...shown to right
Craftalicious Challenge:   Monotone- any one main colour plus white...some white in his eyes and in patterned paper
Allsorts Challenge: Kirsten would like to see EMBOSSING in any form
A Spoon Full of Sugar: Karen has asked for a Good Luck or Best Wishes card


Stamp: PSX Bear
            SU Good Luck
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Papers: GKD Soft Sand CS
             DCWV Pattern Paper La Creme Mat Stack
Button and Ribbon -reused items
 
I have to cut down on the number of challenges...takes a while to link all these. LOL!
Thanks for dropping by!
Theresa

Friday, June 25, 2010

Pink, Purple and Pearls

I do not use the colors pink and purple very often but this Sassy Cheryl image "Grace" called out for them. Made this birthday card for her challenge. Used pink base card with purple mat embossed with Swiss Dots EF. Colored image with pencils and OMS and glitter pens. Stamped sentiment and added some glitter. Added some embossed flowers to the edge and organza pink ribbon. Used pearls for earring and on corners. In a drawer, I found this forgotten safety pin that I had threaded with pearls and added it to the corner.
Challenges::
Sassy Cheryl: Make A birthday card
City Crafter: Use pink, purple and pearls
For Fun: Use safety pin or paper clip

Image: Sassy Cheryl Digi
Stamp: GKD Elegant Flowers
Ink: SU
Papers: GKD PL White, Lavendar, Innocent Pink
Pearls: Kaisercraft and From Stash
Cuttlebug: EF Swiss Dots and With Love

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sweet Challenge and Card

The Beary Scrap Team has a Beary Sweet fun color challenge: Navy, Turquoise and Lime. The card that I made is quite different from my usual cards in that it is "Sweeter"? This challenge is open until June 30. I used a new  stamp from Your Next Stamp that I won from CAS-tastic - "Party Fhiona". I paper pieced her dress and colored her with pencils and glitter pens. I used the sweet sketch from Stamping 411. Papers used were Bazzill Navy CS, DCWV Patterned paper and scraps of Turquoise. Added flowers, brad, and ribbon.

Challenges:
S2Challenges: Use something new-used new stamp

Have a beary sweet day!
Thanks for dropping by.
Theresa

Friends Forever

When I first read  There's Magic in the Air's challenge to use an image of cats, I thought NO WAY am I going to come up with an idea for this....but....then I found some Basic Grey paper from Crystal's candy that inspired me. Pat's Challenge at TMITA was to use this week's freebie "Cats" by "Paper Cupcakes" and to use some spots on this week's projects; spotty paper, flowers, ribbon etc.

I used the sketch from Annabelle Stamp challenge shown below. Cut the stripes from Basic Grey "Max and Whiskers" paper pad.....used the spots and the cat print dp...how appropo!
Printed the image and colored with pencils and OMS. Attached image to the card using a spotted mat. Added some gold rhinestone bling for the Annabelle Stamps Blogspot challenge.
Other challenges to enter:
Simon Says:Challenge: All about friends
Going Grey with Scrap Creations: Anything goes, just make sure you use BG paper
The Play Date Cafe: Use Brown, Turquoise, Orange Red
Image: Paper Cupcakes
Stamp: GKD Sentiment "A Year Of Flowers"
Ink: SU More Mustard
Papers: Basic Grey Max and Whiskers
            GKD PL Pumpkin Spice CS

Quote from Simon Says:   "Friends are very important to all of us so why not show them how much we appreciate them always being there by surprising them with a card or gift ?"

        

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Another Stamp TV Challenge

Linda's Blast from the Past challenge this week is Patterned Embossing. This is my first time for this technique. I had to do this several times to get it right. You can watch Gina's tutorial on Stamp TV here!

For my card, I used GKD poinsettia stamp from"Pressed Flower" by Melanie and script stamp from "Botanicals". Used Nestibilities Label 9 to cut image and mat. Inks used were SU Regal Rose and Ruby Red. Used GKD Ivory CS and Red CS for base from Stash. Patterned DP is from Basic Grey Figgy Pudding and Green DP is from Basic Grey Capella paper pack. Added ribbon, leaves and Merry Christmas sentiment in gold to finish.
Other Challenges:
 Card Patterns Sketch 69 for layout.
Christmas Cards All Year Round: Use one bright color on card and a favorite embellishment.

Another Stamp TV Challenge


I posted this in time for STV Monday's sketch challenge by Melissa but just now sharing on my blog.  I stamped shells and sentiment using GKD "Gifts From The Sea " by Melanie. Shell border was stamped with versamark and embossed with White Seafoam EP. Cut ovals with Nesties.Used Spellbinders Impressabilites on the kraft cs and inked with Memento Rich Cocoa. Cardstocks are from GKD neutral assortment pack.
Entering:
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge: Claudine has challenged us to emboss on a card. Used heat embossing on shell border.
Thanks for dropping by for a look.
Theresa

Card for Jessica

My friend Patti has requested cards to cheer her friend Jesssica who is confined to bed rest during her pregnancy. The details are here if you would like to send a card. Patti is offering blog candy and will draw a winner from those who send cards. Sending our prayers and thoughts out to Jessica.
Made this card using Brenda's STV Challenge Inspire Photo which inspired the colors and floral theme. Followed a sketch from Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge shown below
DP is K&Company, Green and Camel CS from stash. Ribbon is GKD. Sentiment is from GKD Botanicals and stamped with Memento Bamboo Shoots ink.. Cut rose from DP and embossed with versamark and clear EP.

Wishing the best for Jessica and her unborn son. She is fortunate to have friends like Patti.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Card by Rita

Today, I am showcasing a card that I received for my birthday last week. I received this lovely work of art from my friend and neighbor, Rita. You may remember, if you follow my blog, that she is the one responsible for getting me started in rubber stamping.....a few years later and a few dollars less, I am hooked on stamps and paper crafting.
She made the beautiful rose on the card with punches and colored, shaped and glued all those petals and leaves. She enjoys working with very intricate and minute pieces ...the smaller, the better it seems. Actually these petals must have seemed large to her compared to some elements that she uses in her projects. Although Rita is an excellent knitter and crocheter she purchased the crochet doily on the card.

Isn't it nice to have wonderful neighbors  and
even better those who share our interests?
Theresa

Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Colors Make a Happy Card

Received some new GKD stamps this week and was anxious to use. Carla's color challenge at STV was purple and green plus one light neutral and one dark neutral. So I pulled out my new Botanicals stamp set and some Chocolate Brown, Ivory, Creme de Menthe and Violet GKD Pure Luxury Cardstock  and set out to make this card.  Brown is the base (looks black in photo) with mat of ivory and mat of green embossed with CB EF Diamond Plate which I won last week from Crystal. Stamped background on ivory with Memento New Sprout and then stamped flower with SU Eggplant and Memento Bamboo Shoot inks. Matted this on Lavendar. Sentiment was stamped with SU Eggplant ink and cut with Nesties Labels 9. Added some ribbon and couple of purple brads.
So much fun to use new supplies and stamps.
Thanks for dropping in.
Theresa

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Monogram with a Flourish

This week's One-Layer Wednesday Challenge was to use a flourish on your card. Small or large, one or more, it doesn't matter.

I forgot I had this flourish stamp that is in the Creative Clear Stamp Set "Hello Hunny". I stamped it using SU Really Rust ink on the 4 corners of ivory cardstock. Stamped a Monogram in center with Inkadinkado alphabet clear stamp. Added some Kaisercraft rust pearls and now I have a great monogram notecard. Easy to make box sets of these notecards for personalized gifts.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Congratulations Card for Challenge

The City Crafter Challenge posted this photo on left as an inspiration to create a card/project/layout based on the following:
1. Venice theme
2. Pick the colors you see in the picture (no Venice theme required)
3. Music score/music notes
You can do 1, 2 or 3, or combine both, or do all 3.
I chose to combine 2 and 3 using colors from the photo and music.
My card was made with a music stamp and papers in rich colors. I really like the final result.
Stamp: JLR Design Co "Sonata"
           GKD "Inside and Out"
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Papers: Basic Grey Max & Whiskers Pad
            GKD PL Khaki, Black, Pumpkin Spice
            Scrap of Flocked Black under Sentiment
Ribbon: GKD Organza with Gold
Spellbinders: Ribbon Tag Die
Other Challenge entered: Really Reasonable Ribbon- Use ribbon as a border.
Have a good weekend. Thanks for dropping by.
Theresa

Friday, June 18, 2010

I love my teddy bears and love to make cards with bear stamps. This card is an old stamp from Hero Arts "Bear with Sunflower". She is all ready for summer in her sundress and loves sunflowers. I colored her with pencils and OMS and added some accents to her button headband and the frame. Used a glitter printed paper and a solid cs dry embossed as mats but does not show too good in photo. Used a gingham check cs for base card. Added lace and buttons for some bling.
Stamp: Hero Arts "Bear with Sunflower"
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Papers: DCWV Check Paper
            We R Memory Keepers Glitter Paper
            SU Marigold Morning Cardstock
Nesties Circle Die
Glossy Accents and Matte Accents
Lace and buttons from Stash

Challenges that I entered:
Just Cute Bears Challenge: Theme is "Here comes summer."
Sweet Sunday Sketch:  Picture of sketch below card
A Spoon Full of Sugar: Summer Inspired Project
Pals Paper Arts: Summer Theme
Allsorts: Use lace and/or buttons
Teddy Stampers: Theme is Summer Bears
Stamp Something: Stamp Something Summer

Poppies with Beads

At There's Magic in the Air, Patti brings us this week's challenge. The challenge is to use a PAPER CUPCAKES image and do a Monochromatic theme project. The monochromatic does not have to include the image although I used  red in the image.
I purchased this new release "Poppies" to use  in this challenge...love this flower and the image by Nina.
I printed the image and colored with pencils and OMS and matted on a DP from Basic Grey Max and Whiskers paper pad. Placed on a mat of black CS and then on a base card of red from my stash. Glued  beads from Queen &Co on the center of the poppies... a great look and texture in real life. Used a sentiment from GKD that I stamped with versamark and used black EP. I love the dramatic look that I got with the black matting and the beads. Hope this qualifies as a monochromatic look even though I used some black
with the red.
Poppies are such a fun flower!
Hope you pop some fun into your day.
Theresa

PS:My name was drawn at random. I won a digital stamp from Paper Cupcakes.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Christmas Card

This card is for Stamp TV Xmas Challenge from Giovana to make a card with the sentiment to be the focus.
Also entering in :
Card Patterns Sketch 68: Use sketch challenge
Project Tuesday: Use glitter windows -used red glitter in holes of punch
Speedy the Cat: Make your own background paper- stamped poinsettia stamp for background

Stamps: GKD "A Year of Flowers" and "First Christmas"
Ink: SU Ruby Red
Papers: GKD PL Rocket Red and White
Punches: MS Edge Punch Scallop Dot
               EK Success Corner Punch
Nesties: Oval and Scallop Oval Dies
Other: Red Glitter Stickles
          Flower from Stash
         

Just Us Girls Go Digital

Over twelve years ago, I first started making cards using only the computer and a couple of software programs-The Print Shop and Photoshop Elements.. Then I got into stamping and began to use more elements in my cards. Lately I have begun to use more digitals images and techniques so that I am now using  the computer more in card making.


Pam at Just Us Girls challenged us to a digital challenge this week by using a digital image on your card or using digital paper for our card or do both. I used a digital image from Isabella's Sketchbook "Mary, Mary" that I colored using Photoshop Elements and added the sky background using PS. I also added a digital lace border (unknown source) and a digital sentiment from Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo Designs.  I then printed the image and border and mounted on purple mat embossed with CB EF Swiss Dots. This was attached to a white base card. I added some glitter to the lace border, dress, bow, flowers, grass, and sentiment and added colored pearls to the lace. Not sure if you can see all the details in photo. Finished with a satin bow.
 
Don't forget to water your flowers.
Theresa

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

By the Sea, By the Sea, By the Beautiful Sea

I discovered a new challenge that looks like fun- Stampin' B's Design Team. I like their Mission Statement: "We stamp for the utter enjoyment of stamping. Rules be damned! We will enjoy each other's creations by commenting on them, praising them, and NEVER having a negative impact on another person's stamping in any way!" Their challenge this week is by Joanne- to make a Seashore Card.
I used an old stamp from Stampendous " Beach Day" and stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa on kraft paper and colored with pencils and OMS. I used the Spellbinders Impressabilities Sea Scape to emboss a mat of kraft cs and inked with the Rich Cocoa. Cut a "frame" in the mat with Nesties Rectangle Die for the stamped image and assembled all on base card. Tucked a sentiment in the shells "Life is Good".

Now I wish that I were by the sea enjoying the sound of the waves and the warmth of the sand. Want to join me?
Theresa

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

When I saw the inspiration photo from Brenda's challenge at Stamp TV, I immediately thought of a pad of papers that I had with bright stripes, circles and flowers and knew that is what to use in this card. In fact, I made 2 cards inspired from the photo-one a generic card that could be used for several occasions and one for a birthday.
I let the papers inspire my layout.
Challenges:
Stamp TV: Inspiration Challenge
Cute Card: Anything but Square
Party Time Tuesdays: Anything goes birthday

Stamps: GKD Inside and Out for top card
Ink: Su Regal Rose
Digital: Birthday Sentiment from Raindrop Echo
           Designs by Ann Vento on second card
Papers: Patterned by We R Memory Keepers
            Solid DCWV Fun in the Sun Matstack
Nesties Circle Die


Photo on right is Brenda's inspiration:
Looks like a fun room and so full of colors.

Thanks for dropping by my blog "room" today.
Theresa

Petunias from Isabella

Petunias are such an old-fashioned flower and an all time favorite.
This week the challenge at Isabella's Sketchbook is to use one of her images with the sketch shown to the right. I chose to use "Petunias" on my card. I colored the image with pencils and OMS and added a little glitter to the leaves and stems.  Used nesties oval to cut out and placed on the card over two ribbon stripes on dotted mat. Added a couple of rhinestones and here's the finished project.
Image: Isabella's Sketchbook
Paper: GKD PL White
           DCWV Pattern
Ribbon and Bling from Stash

Enjoy the lovely flowers in bloom at this time of the year.
Theresa

Monday, June 14, 2010

Life is Good

"Life is Good" is another Gina K Design stamp set by Theresa Momber that I have not used that much since I bought it so I am going to use the lake scene for this challenge from Linda at Stamp TV. Her Blast from the Past challenge is to use  colored pencils and OMS. This is my most used coloring method since I don't own any Copics.
I tried to get some shading in the sky and water and to create some shadows from the sun hopefully in the right direction. I have not done many scenic cards so this was a stretch for me using pencils. I cut the colored image with a Spellbinders label and finished the card with a simple mat of brown embossed and added ribbon to the mat and green eyelets to each corner. Think this came out as a very masculine card....a nice change from all the flowers that I do.
Challenges:
STVBLASTLP2: Pencils and OMS
Our Creative Corner: Cover your corners

Stamps: GKD "Life is Good" by Melanie
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Pencils: Koh-i-noor
Paper: GKD PL White, Chocolate Kiss
           Green Texture from Stash
Cuttlebug:  EF Herringbone

I do hope your life is as good as the one I share with my DH.
We are so fortunate to be happy and healthy in our life together.
Life is good!!!
Theresa

Happy Birthday Cake

I won a stamp set from Melanie, her latest one, "Candles on Your Cake" and have been anxious to use. Check out Melanie's blog for her lovely creations. http://melaniemuenchinger.blogspot.com/ Following Melissa's sketch from Stamp TV's challenge, I created this card. Love how the layered  cake with candles on a silver platter came out...easy to stamp.Very disappointed in the photo...colors not right and rhinestones do not show very well. I will write in a name to the birthday song when I decide to which special person I will send this card.
Challenges to enter:
STV Sketch Challenge: See sketch on right
For Fun Challenges: Create a birthday card for someone special
KL Stampin N Scrappin: Make a girly birthday card
Stamp Something: Create a Happy Something

Stamps: GKD "Candles on Your Cake" by Melanie
Ink: SU Pretty in Pink
Paper: GKD PL White, Innocent Pink
           DCWV Glitter Pattern Paper and Diecut Tag
Ribbon: Looped Satin Pink from stash
Pens: Metallic Silver Gelli Pen for Tray
         Sakura Clear Star Glitter Pen
Have a Happy, Happy Day!
Theresa
         

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Orange, Pink, and Green

Carla's color challenge for Stamp TV last Monday was to use  orange, pink and green (and neutrals, if needed).  As I do not use much orange this was a stretch for me.
I used the sketch from Beary Sweet challenge to get me inspired.
I used a stamp from GKD "Elegant Flowers" one of my first sets from her. Stamped with Memento New Sprout and SU Only Orange on GKD PL White. Colored this with pencils and OMS and added some glitter with Sakura Clear Star pen to stamen, petals, and leaves. Used base card of GKD PL Creme de Menthe. Cut one mat of GKD PL Innocent Pink and embossed with CB EF Leafy Branches. Inked raised areas with green and added glitter to leaves. The other mat is DCWV patterned paper already glittered. Used pink mats under each . Added photo corners that were also from DCWV. Finished with a ribbon stamped "Thanks".
For challenges:
Stamp TV STVColorcs2: Use Orange, Pink, Green
Beary Sweet Challenge: Use Sketch shown
Frosted Designs: Use Glitter

Hope today is a beary sweet day for you!
Theresa

One Layer Challenge




I just love this new site, Simplicity, and their One Layer Challenges that I found last week. Susan's challenges are so great and it's fun to make these simple cards. Check it out here. Her challenge this week requires you to create a mask and use it to create a background on your card. You can punch, cut, diecut, or use a found object to create your mask.

I used Spellbinders Label 9 to make my mask and sponged the area with SU So Saffron. I stamped the Cattails and sentiment, both  GKD stamps from the set Life Is Good, with Memento Rich Cocoa.
Such a simple but a great masculine card.
Will enter this in Operation Write Home challenge to make a masculine card. Think the sentiment on this card will make it a great card to include in my next shipment to OWH.
Have a wonderful day.
Theresa

Saturday, June 12, 2010

This card was made for the sketch challenge (shown below) at Annabelle Stamps. We can use any stamps and bling that we wish. I decided to use a digi stamp that was free at The Creative Cottage who  has a challenge at  The Creative Cottage Challenge Blog in which I am also entering this card.

I printed the digi image of the vase and colored with pencils and glitter pens. The flower is pink but looks more red in the photo. I also added Glossy Accents to the vase. I cut blocks of patterned paper that have glitter and mounted these and the vase on a mat of dark pink matted with green. This went on a white  mat dry embossed with CB folder and then  placed on pink card base. Finished with a sentiment and pearls.
Also to enter this in the
 Annabelle Stamps Color Challenge : use Pink and Green

 Cupcake Craft Challenge: use something sparkly on your projects.
Image: The Creative Cottage
Stamp: Hero Arts Sentiment
Ink: SU Green Garden
Papers: DCWV and stash
Pearls: Kaisercraft

Thanks for dropping by. Have a great weekend.
Theresa

Friday, June 11, 2010

Catch of the Day...A Whopper!

At There's  Magic In The Air, Jessie  brings us a challenge  to use the sketch (lower right) as well as the image "Catch of the Day" (free this week here) from Paper Cupcakes.  So off I went fishing for paper, embellishments, sentiments, and ideas and came up catching the biggest fish that I could. 
I colored the image with pencils and OMS, cut with nesties circle and matted on a scallop circle.  I have had these fish buttons forever and thought this would be a great card to use one. I also ran some heavy thread  on the pole to add some dimension and interest but it hardly shows in the photo. Added a dragonfly brad....always see those when you go fishing. Added a digital sentiment from Creative Cottage, their June Freebie here. I printed the sentiment, punched out with a circle punch and sponged orange. I assembled the card elements following the sketch layout and hung the fish button from the line over the actual fish that was there. I should get a prize for bringing in such a big fish on my card. Ha!!

Other challenges entering:
Just Cute Bears: Create a Father's Day Card
Cards for Men:  Also Father's Day Challenge
Sentimental Sundays: New or neglected stash....have had the brad and button for many years. Use a sentiment on card.
Cas-tastic Challenges:  Button, Button... Who's got the button? is their challenge.
The only fish I've caught lately was in the supermarket but I love fresh fish just caught. Would love to have a old fashion fish fry with hushpuppies and all the trimmings. Making me hungry.
Theresa