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Monday, June 20, 2011

Swimming By To Say Hi

I'm swimming by to say hi, today, because it's time for Marvelous Monday at Shelly's Images!

Since we've just celebrated Father's Day, I've been creating a lot of male inspired cards, lately! I have another fun masculine card for you today, using today's featured image, called bad Day Fishing. You can get this fun image today only, for a special price, in Shelly's Store

This image reminds me of going fishing with my dad when I was younger. I remember one time, I went to cast my line into the water and got it hooked in my hair! Poor dad had to sit and untangle it! The things we put our dads (And moms!) through! LOL

My card layout follows the sketch at Ellephantastic. I'm using the Bad Day Fishing and the Hook Line and Sinker images, from Shelly's Images. The images are colored with Promarkers. I cut out the Hook Line and Sinker three times, to use as an embellishment for the bottom left corner in the matted image. I used foam mounting tape to attach them, so they have the 3D effect of fish jumping out of the water. The cute fish ticket says "Swimming By To Say Hi" and is from When The Scrap Hits The Fun. I added hand dyed dew drops above the fishy ticket, to simulate bubbles. The green patterned paper is a digi paper from Bearly Mine Designs. The other patterned papers are scraps from my stash. I used a Clearstar Gelly Roll pen to add some sparkle to the water in the image.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #56 One For The Boys at Wags 'n Whiskers
Challenge #41 Inspired By A Song (Fishing In The Dark) at Lollipop Crafts
Challenge #28 Card For A Boy Or Man at Mami Doodles
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at Hooked On Crafts
Dad and Lads at Papertake Weekly
Challenge #38 Open at Top Tip Tuesday
Challenge #51 Put A Little Song In Your Heart (Fishing In The Dark) at Fresh Brewed Designs
June Sketch Challenge at Ellephantastic
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at Deep Ocean
Challenge #38 Mixed Alpha's (Two Types of Text on Fish Ticket) at The Paper Variety
Challenge #103 Inspired By A Song (Fishing In The Dark) at Moving Along With The Times
Summer Fun at AI Factory
Challenge #117 For The Boys at Dutch Dare
Challenge #61 Summer at Alota Rubber Stamps
Favorite Things (dewdrops) at Crafty Purple Frog
Challenge #10 Masculine at Craft Us Crazy
Challenge #12 Animal Magic at Do It With Digi's
Challenge #77 Sparkle and Shine at Sassy Studio Designs
Challenge #83 For The Men at If The Shoe Fits... Scrap It!
Under The Sea (Fish) At Cardmadfairy's Digi Day Challenge
Challenge #12 Anything Goes (used a square of their digi paper) at Bearly Mine Challenges
Challenge #1 For The Men at Paper Creator's Crafts
Sparkle Power at Fairy Knoll
It's A Man's World at Catch The Bug
Challenge #9 Cards For Men at Little Claire's
Challenge #44 For A Guy at 2 Sisters
Anything Goes at Mygrafico
Challenge #116 Fun In The Sun at Stamptacular Sunday
Sparkly or Summery at Sentimental Sundays
Summer at Crafty Ann's
Something Old (Paper Scraps), Something New (Fish Ticket) at Totally Stampalicious
Masculine and No Flowers at Stamp-n-Doodle


  1. Fabulous card. Thank you so much for joining us in our first challenge at Paper Creator Crafts this week!
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

  2. LOL..that's adorable! I did the same thing with my dad fishing, only it wasn't my hair, it was his. Hahahaha, ah, good times!
    Thank you so much for entering your card at Top Tip Tuesday. Good luck to you!
    Lisa xx

  3. Perfect card for a male!
    Thanks for joining us at hookedoncraft challenges this week and hope you join us again. Good luck with your DT entry!!!

  4. Another great card Sammi. Love the little fishes outside the main image. Thanks for sharing with us at Do It With Digis this time.
    Good luck
    Dawn xx

  5. Lovely card. Love the addition of the fishes. Thanks for joining us at Wags 'n Whiskers.

  6. Love all the extra little things you've done to make this card so fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Variety!

  7. Another lovely card, as this is our first challenge we are very pleased you have joined in with us thank you.

    Julie xx

  8. Great mens card and another fab entry for you
    Thanks for joining us Digi Divas at the "Do It With Digis challenge" this time
    Hugs Susie Sugar & Lynne xx

  9. Lovely card, thank you for joining us over at Paper Creator's Crafts.

    Debbie x

  10. Lovely card, love the layout and your images. Thanks for sharing with the Digi Divas Lynne & Woo x

  11. Such cuteness! Love all the glitter. Thank you for participating at The Paper Variety.

  12. A lovely card. Great colour scheme and image.

    Thank you for joining Little Claire's blog challenge.

  13. A great Fathers Day card - beautiful papers and layout. Thank you so much for joining us at MAWTT this week - hope to see you next time. Hugs, Sylvia x

  14. Super card for a male and your image is so much fun lol!
    Thanks again for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Hugs Laurie x

  15. What a fun card! Love those sparkly fishies:)

    Thanks for joinig us at Top Tip Tuesday :)


  16. Cute card and image. Love all the glitter on the fish that got away. Glad you joined us for the Summer Fun challenge at AiFactory this week.

  17. What a great image! Love it! Thanks for joining in at Ellephantastic. Jill

  18. What a fun Father's Day card. Thanks for playing along with us at Mami Doodles.

  19. Great card for a man or a boy. Thanks for joining us at Dutch Dare Card Challenges and we hope to see you again next week!!

  20. what a great use of our sketch. Love the fish!! Thank you for playing along with Ellephantastic this month.
    hugs Helen x

  21. Lovely card...so funny :-)

    Thank for participating in the Alota Challenge!

  22. Stunning card and thankyou for joining in the Paper Creator Challenge

  23. what a great Father's day card, thanks for joining the Diva's at Do it with Digi's!

  24. Very cute! Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Variety!
    - April

  25. Sammi, so glad to see your sketch over at Elle. Great card...luvin the image and dew drop 'bubbles'. thanks for playing with Ellephantatic's sketch challenge!!! hugs, joanne

  26. such a terrific masculine card!! thanks for joining us at AiFactory & hope to see you again soon! hugs!

  27. Cute card and I love the sparkle! :) Thank you so much for joining us at Fairy Knoll! Smiles ~ Brandi

  28. What a great card, lovely image and I love the layout. Thanks for joining in with our challenge at MAWTT this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

  29. what a great father's day card! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays for our sparkly/summer challenge. :-) Amy

  30. How cute, love that image! thanks for playing along with SSD!

  31. Love the card, it's perfect for Father's day! Thanks so much for joining in with the Cardmadfairy challenge this week. Please come back and join in again :o)
    Jenni x

  32. Love your design and image! Very fun card :)
    Thank you so much for joining us at Alota Rubberstamps Challenges!


  33. That is such a fun image...love the touches of glitter. Thanks for joining in the Underwater challenge at Cardmadfairy Digi Days.

  34. Wow! This is gorgeous!! Beautiful card in great colors and lovely details! Thanks for joining us this week for our Mans World Challenge at Catch the Bug! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy

  35. Wow! This is gorgeous!! Beautiful card in great colors and lovely details! Thanks for joining us this week for our Mans World Challenge at Catch the Bug! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy

  36. This card is fantastic. Love the funny image and the colours you have used. Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular this week hugs from Bron :D

  37. Fabulous guy's card. Love all the fishes! Thank you for joining us this week at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge! Hugs, Lesley

  38. Sammi this is one great guy card! And I love the fish one here. Thanks for playing along at the Nook this week!

  39. Fabulous card.
    Thank for your participation at Stamp-n-doodle this week.
    Good luck.