An Attempt at Steam Punk...

Do you ever have one of those cards that you just put off creating until just the last minute because you frankly don't know where to go with it? 
Well, if you do I'm happy to say that you are in good company.  I usually like to have my cards done well ahead of time for challenges that are being posted, but this time I got it done just barely in time.  It's not that I hadn't been thinking about what I could do...I just dreaded doing it because it was a theme I had never attempted before.  

I'm sharing the new challenge with you today that starts at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog.

"Steam Punk"
(must include one metal piece)

Our awesome sponsors for this challenge are...

as well as...

Be sure to check out The Cafe Blog to see what juicy prizes they are tempting you with this go round!

Now, back to the card making business...
I hope I haven't scared you with the challenge.  I've never dabbled in the world of steam punk before.  I love the way it's just not really my thing.
That being's a peek at what I finally came  up with...

I was lucky to be able to work with the Bugaboo image "Frame It One Day at a Time" which I sprayed down with my Mr. Huey's manilla colored spray.  I cut out a border with the Cameo that has gears running all the way around it.  (Sorry this picture is so crappy...I used Goosebumps for texture on the card and now it's hard to photograph because it's all shiny!)  I've embossed a metal sheet with a Tim Holtz embossing folder which is tucked in behind the digi stamp.  I've also used the metal sheet to cut out some gears with my Memory Box die (also did some in brown card stock).  I've added a few numbers to the side of the card as well as a vintage photo of a couple on a motorcycle.  The sentiment at the bottom of the card says "Live a little, life is an adventure".  The vintage photo and small sentiment come from a Heartwarming Vintage sheet.  I've added a few metal brads to the top corner, as well as the pointed finger, the mustache, and a male head die cut.  Then I sprayed it down with the goosebumps as mentioned above to give it some texture. 

As I was working on the card, I actually started to enjoy creating it.  It seems the key to steam punk for me was to just keep adding more elements.  I hope you think it came out ok....I likely won't be trying my hand at this again anytime soon!  LOL

It's your turn now...dig around in your stash and see what you can come up with to create a card with that Steam Punk feel.  It's good to get out of your comfort zone once in awhile and stretch your crafting abilities.  Just don't wait too long like I did...the challenge only runs for a week!
Can't wait to see what you come up with!

This card has been shared in the following challenges...
Lexi's Creations..."For the Man/Boy in Your Life"
Cardz 4 Guyz..."Time"
Quirky Crafts Challenges..."The Letter S"  (steam punk)

Life is Good! Enjoy!

Hi!  Glad you could stop by for a visit today!
As I sit here scheduling this post to go live, it's a foggy, rainy, soggy day here in Manitoba, Canada!
We've had 3 days of this in a row, and some sunshine would be great!  

I'm back today with a new {Pin}spirational challenge...and the picture we have for you makes me hope the sun will come out and gives me a hope that spring must be lurking for us around the corner...

Let's take a look...


Isn't it gorgeous!!!!
I'm so ready to be working in my flower beds and to be going on bike rides!

We have a wonderful bunch of sponsors for you today...



Be sure to check the {Pin}spirational Challenge blog for all the fabulous prizes being offered!

Awhile back while browsing the SVG Cuts store, I came across a fabulous cutting file that included a bicycle shaped card.  I just couldn't pass it up!  I knew it was perfect for this challenge!

Let's take a peek...

I chose to go with softer and muted tones even though the {pin}spirational photo is more vibrant.  
I just think it's the most adorable card!  I decided to add two sentiment stickers to the card because they just summed up how I always feel when I go on a bike ride and play among my flowers!

I'm interested to see what inspires you this challenge round.  
Be sure to link up you creations so I can stop by your little spot in blogland for a visit!

Until next time...

Time to go Christmas Caroling

Woot!  Woot!  It's Friday!
I just cannot believe how fast this month has gone!  I keep thinking life will slow down, and it seems that it just keeps speeding up!  We're gearing up for our camping season to begin, the kids only have 2 months of school left...and before you know it we'll be thinking about Christmas!

Well, let's start thinking about Christmas today...for a little while at least!  LOL
Today begins a new challenge at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long!
As always, our theme is anything Christmas goes with the twist of...

Use Ribbon as Your Only Embellishment!

See...easy!  You have time to whip up a card to join in the challenge and will still have time left to head outside and enjoy some sunshine if you're lucky enough to have some in your area!
(We've had a few gloomy days with just rain here, so I could really use a does of sun).

We have a fun sponsor's Broken Box Stock!

Check out the CSAYL blog to find out what a super prize they are offering!

I was given the cute digi called "Caroling Toodles" to design with.  I decided to enlarge the digi in my Silhouette design studio, print it out and then just use a portion of the image.

Wanna see?

Don't those two gals just make you wanna run out and do some caroling?
I've colored the digi with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I've done a bunch of matting with various Christmas papers.  I really liked the "It's Christmas Time in the City" music piece and decided to use that instead of putting on a sentiment.  I've added a bow in the corner, the same ribbon behind the music "sentiment" and lastly an red and white floral and swirls ribbon to the bottom portion of the card.

I hope to see you linking up with us at CSAYL this week!  It feels so good to have a jump on getting all your Christmas cards finished before the busyness of the season!

Until next time...

This card has been shared in the following challenges...
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge..."April Challenge" 
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge..."April Challenge"
Sparkles Christmas Challenges..."Inspired by a Christmas Carol/Song"  (the caroling of "Silver 
Bells - see musical line sentiment)

In the Garden

I'm so excited that you've been able to stop by today!

It's Sunday, which means there's another new challenge beginning at Pile it On!

No Patterned or Designer Paper

I have to admit that this was a tough one for me.  I don't usually make a card without any designer paper.  So, a challenge it was.  

I had the most beautiful digi to play with from our current sponsor.

My image is called "Tender Thoughts".  I just find it to be a peaceful and elegant image.  A beautiful young girl surrounded by budding flowers and butterflies.  It reminds me of spring!
When I saw this image I immediately had the words to a favorite hymn pop into my head...

"I come to the garden alone,
when the dew is still on the roses."

It then dawned on me that my daughter has a friend being baptized next month and thought I'd use this image to design that card.

Here's a look...

I printed out the image onto a floral frame with my Silhouette Cameo.   I then set about to water coloring it and matting it with the front portion of the floral frame.  I decided that I would do a white on white background with a navy mat behind that.  I decided to dry emboss the white mat with a floral embossing floral.  I then added some beaded swirls, a few white flowers and 2 white butterflies.  I colored the butterflies with my Wink of Stella clear glitter pen.  I then popped them up with pop up dots to give the card some dimension.

It's your turn now!  Push that designer paper off to the side on your craft table and get creative without it!  It's actually not so hard!  LOL
Be sure to check out the other DT members awesome projects for more inspiration!

Until next time...

This card has been shared in the following challenges...
4 Crafty Girls..."Anything Goes"
Delightful Challenges..."Bloom/Add a Flower"
Crafting By Designs..."Anything Goes April Challenge"
Crafty Creations Challenges..."White Plus One"
Creative Moments..."Anything Goes/Girly"
Word Art Wednesdays..."Anything Goes"
Natalie and Amy Challenges..."Embossing"
Sweet Stamps..."Embossing"
Crafty Sentiments Designs..."Use Lots of White"
Party Time Tuesdays..."Die Cuts"
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards..."Spring"
Craftitude..."Anything Goes Spring/Easter"
Crafty Catz..."B is for..."  (Butterflies, bling)
Crafty Hands Challenge Blog..."Anything Goes"
Fairy Tale Challenge Blog..."Butterflies"
QKR Stampede..."Spring Celebrations"
Sister Act Card Challenges..."Anything Goes"
Stuck on U Sketches..."Anything Spring Die Cut Challenge" (butterflies & floral frame)
A Gem of a Challenge..."Spring is in the Air"
Paper Crafting Challenges..."No Patterned Paper"
Pumpkin Spice..."Coloring"
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenges..."Frame It" (digi has been framed with a floral frame)
Totally Gorgeous..."Die Cuts and Punches"

A Pastel Christmas

Happy Easter!  

He is Risen...He is Risen Indeed!

I hope you find yourself among family or friends today celebrating the sacrifice that was made for us thousands of years ago!  Today is a true day of celebration as we remember the empty tomb!  

Now, as we are celebrating Easter, I find it funny that I'm sharing with you a Christmas card I created a week ago while at a card making crop.  I worked the entire weekend on Christmas cards to get a jump on the cards I need for the craft sale I attend in November. 
But, if you think about it, Christmas is truly the beginning of the Easter story!  Jesus came as a baby, grew up and came to complete his task of seeking and saving the lost!

If you will recall, our current challenge over at Unstampabelles is to use a bird or animal on your card and to use pastel colors.  (Remember, no stamping allowed).  

Here's my mid month card for the challenge...

The image is a Penny Black Christmas sticker.  I love these!  Not only are they gorgeous, but they make the fastest cards.  The sentiment is a sticker from a pack I purchased at our local dollar store.  
I've added some stickles to the snow and the berries on the branches.  
And's the fastest card ever!

Don't forget to check out the Unstampabelles blog for the sponsor and prize info!  While you're there, make sure to check out the other pastel creations the rest of the DT have created for your enjoyment. 

Merry & Bright

It's Friday again!  Can you believe it!  You know what that means...I'm back with another creation for the new challenge at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long!  We have another great one for you this's a sketch challenge.  Here's a peek at our sketch... 

Sketch is courtesy of Mojo Monday
I love sketch challenges as they take so much of the designing
stress out of the picture...and yet I don't use a sketch often.  
I was given a digi from our sponsor that pictured 3 bauble 
ornaments.  I knew immediately that I wanted to fussy 
cut them and use them that way in my design.  
Speaking of sponsors, our sponsor this week is...

and they are offering one lucky winner 3 digis of their choice!

Here's a look at my card for this week...

I found the perfect Christmas ornament background paper and went from there.  The sentiment card was a purchase at Michaels when they were clearing out their Christmas stock for really cheap.  I used my new Stamp'n Up punch to do the little banner flags at the top of the sentiment card!  And of course I decided to stickle a whole bunch of everything on the card.  The finishing touch was to add little bows to the digi ornaments.  It was a quick and simple make thanks to the sketch and the coordinating paper pack!

I hope you'll join us in our Christmas card creating this week.  By the time Christmas rolls around, you'll be glad you have that stash of cards already finished and ready to go!
Remember, we've made it easy for you this week...the sketch design is already ready and that's half the battle.

Until next time...

This card has been shared in the following challenges...
Christmas At Sweet Stampin'..."Glitter" 
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra..."Anything Goes"
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge..."Anything Goes"

Clean and Simple

Welcome Back!
Glad you could join me today!

Today I'd like to share with you what we have brewing over in The Crafter's Cafe!
So, grab your java, hot chocolate, cappacino or whatever your beverage indulgence might be and let me share with you about our new challenge which is...

"Clean & Simple...or CAS for Short"

I found this to be an interesting challenge as I don't usually do a lot of CAS cards.  
For some reason it intimidates me to leave a bunch of white space on a card!  LOL

So, let me share this attempt with you now...

My stash of Sympathy cards has been dwindling lately, so I thought this might be the perfect type of card to try out a CAS design.  I was so excited that our sponsor for the week was A Day for Daisies as they have gorgeous, clean hand drawings.  I chose the image Freehand Bird 5 to make my card.  
I wanted to make the image more like a decoupage layered image so I printed out the bird 3 times.  The first layer has been printed straight onto the card itself.  For the second and third layers, I just printed the image a tiny bit smaller each time.  The second layer included the head, wing and tail section, and the third layer is simply the wing on top of that.  I should have taken the time to take a side view pic of the card so you could see how dimensional this little bird really is.  It definitely added more depth and interest to do it this way.  The little birdie has been colored with chalks as I wanted a very soft feeling for this card.  I've added some blue sky to a portion of the card, again with chalk.  I love the softness and prettiness of images colored with chalks.  Lastly, I've added a Stamp'n Up sentiment.  I thought for not dabbling in this type of creation often, it came out ok!

It's your challenge now!  Don't forget to stop by the Cafe to see what the other DT members have created for your inspiration.  

Until next time...

This card has been shared in the following challenges...

It's a {Pin}spirational Day

Welcome, and happy Tuesday!
That means its a new challenge over at {Pin}spirational Challenge Blog!
You know....where we challenge you to use our weekly photo for your crafting pleasure!

It's another good one this week...

Isn't she just adorable!
And her dress gives you so many color options...and the bunny!

 Here is where the {pin}spirational pic led me...

 The digi I had the pleasure of working with is from Elizabeth of the awesome sponsors this week.  She's been colored with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I threw in some designer paper which reminded me of the little girls dress in the photo, cut out a circular tree cutting file from the Silhouette online store, threw on a few sequins and lastly came up with a fantastic sentiment from TLC Creations.  I also did a little distressing on one of the designer paper layers to give the card an older feeling.

Before I forget, here's all the sponsor info for this go round...
(Please check the {Pin}spirational Blog for the prize info)

as well as...

  and last but not least...

So, head back on up to the beginning of this post and study the {pin}spiring photo and see where your creativity will take you.  Then, don't forget to link up with us over at the {Pin}spirational Blog!  You never might just be one of our next lucky winners!

Until next time...


It's Not Hip to be Square!

Friday Again!
Spring finally seems to be slowly invading Manitoba, Canada!
The robins are out in the trees, the water run off is finally moving and the snow piles are getting smaller everyday!  Hooray!

Even though my mind is turning to summer activities, I'm here today with our new challenge at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long!  
I love the feeling of getting a jump on my Christmas cards early in the game!

So...we've got a bit more of a challenging theme for you this week!
Of course it's "Anything Goes" as always...with the theme of 

No Square Card or Project

Think of all the fun you'll have thinking outside of the box this week...LOL...sorry, no pun intended!

Here's the card I created for this challenge...

This is a cutting file that I purchased over at SVG Cuts.
I fell in love with the rounded top and the adorable cardinal!
I didn't stray too far from a square card, did I?  I was browsing the various places that I purchase my cutting files from and was coming up with mostly circle cards, etc.  I wanted to do something a little different, so when I saw this file I knew it was the one.  
The card file did not come with a sentiment, so I chose to use the "Be Merry" from my collection of sentiments from the Silhouette online store.  
I had so much fun going through my Christmas paper packs finding papers that would work well together! And, for the finishing touch, I just had to add the small jingle bells to the cardinals skates!

Before I go, I guess I should share with you about our sponsor this week!
We are so excited to be sponsored by...

who is offering one lucky winner a $12 Gift Certificate to the store!
Thanks Di's Digi Stamps!

It's your turn now!  Get that crafty mojo going and create a project or card that is not square!
Get excited that it's another card to add to your Christmas collection!
Need more ideas?
Don't forget to check out the other DT members awesome creations as well
on the CSAYL blog!

Until next time...

"Little Lamb"

If you've been following me for awhile, you will already know that I love, love, love
 retro and vintage cards!
And, today's card I'm sharing with you goes down that retro road!

I was so excited to see the new challenge we're running at Unstampabelles this month!

"Incorporate an Animal or Bird...using Pastel Colors"

I knew I had the perfect collage sheets I had purchased off Etsy to create for this one!
Remember those retro baby lamb images that used to be used for baby cards many years ago...I'm pretty sure my mom received something similar when I was born! LOL
(I'm really dating myself now aren't I!)

Well, I got busy and here's where my creativity led me...

Now, the colors are actually a lot softer than what they appear here in the photo.
This was a super fast and simple card to make.  The card is actually just a note card size which for me means it's gonna be more clean and simple with few embellies.  The only extra touch I've added is to add Glitter Ritz to the grass to make it shimmer like it's covered in dew, and I've also added a touch of white flocking to the lamb.

I think this would make such a cute and different baby card!

Taking into consideration that Easter (all those pastel colors)  is just around the corner,  I don't think you should have any trouble coming up with a card or scrapbook page to play along with us this month.  Just remember...No Stamping!
It's really not that hard...and it challenges you to think outside the box!
For more inspiration, please take a peek at what the other Belles have created for you here!

Oh, and lastly I should mention that we are sponsored by Regal Press this month!  They are generously offering one lucky winner a $15 gift voucher!

 Regal Craft

So, put on those thinking caps and see where this challenge can lead you this month!

Until next time...

This card has been shared in the following challenges...
Challenges 4 Everybody..."Anything Goes"
Crafting When We Can..."For a Child"
The Squirrel and The Fox..."All Creatures Great and Small"
Open Minded Crafting..."Animal Antics"
Polkadoodles..."Animal Magic"
Totally Papercrafts..."Pastels"
Country View Challenges..."New Beginning"
Feeling Crafty Challenges..."For a Child"

Feminine Fancy

Good Morning, Afternoon, or Evening...depending on where you are visiting from today!
So glad you could stop by!

Today is a new challenge at Pile it On!
This week we would like to see cards made for the ladies in your life!
Our theme for this challenge is...


We are sponsored this week by the wonderful

who are offering one lucky winner a $10 Gift Voucher in their Etsy Store!
This digi stamp company has absolutely beautiful and detailed images!
I fell in love with the image "Kitten in Tea Cup".
I felt this was a great image to turn into a very feminine card.

Here's how my attempt turned out...

  While printing out the image I quickly decided I would print the sentiment straight onto the image sheet as well.   I chose one of the many sentiments I had from TLC Creations!  I just love Paulette's work!  I then got busy water coloring the image.  Now my daughter (age 10 almost 11) believes that pink is the most feminine of colors...and I tend to agree with her.  So I decided to go with shades of pink for the roses.  I added a thin layer of diamond Stickles on top of them to give them a shimmer.  I rummaged through my stash of pearls and came up with some beautiful swirls which I figured added to the softness of the card.  Now I thought a doily was the perfect addition to the tea themed creation.  I pinch pleated a doily as best I could and used it as a background for the roses I was about to put on.  I grouped the roses and then added some netting in various places...not sure you can see it too well in this photo.  And for the finishing touch I added a pearl hair pin.
My daughter felt it came out very pretty!

There are so many different elements you can incorporate in a card to make it feminine.  Please be sure to check out the other DT creations at the Pile it On blog as well!  I'm sure you won't be disappointed.  I can hardly wait to stop by your blog to see the feminine creation you come up with.

Until next time...

This card has been shared in the following challenges...
Doodle Pantry..."Any Digi Image Goes"
Flat Friends Challenge Blog..."Use a Sentiment"
Mema's Crafts..."April Challenge Anything Goes/Spring/Easter"
The Cupboard Trilogy..."Friends/Friendship"
The East Wind Challenge..."Use a Sentiment"
Crafty Girls Challenge Blog..."Anything Goes"
Art Impressions Challenge Blog..."Getting Girly"
Delightful Challenges..."Hip to be Square"
A Song in Your He{art}..."Everything Grows"...(kitten/animal, roses)
Crafting by Designs..."Anything Goes April Challenge"
Divas By Design..."Anything Goes"
Word Art Wednesday..."Anything Goes...uplifting, spiritual"
Aurora Wings Challenge Blog..."Anything Goes"
Open Minded Challenges..."Animal Antics"
Polkadoodles..."Animal Magic"
QKR Stampede..."Recipe Challenge 123"

Christmas Layers

Happy Friday Everyone!

You know what Friday's a new challenge over at Christmas Stampin' All Year Round!  
I know it's one that many of you will excel always "Anything Goes" and our twist this week is...

"Lots of Layers"

I have a confession to make about my card today...I'm not really sure I like it!  LOL
There were so many little things that went wrong with it along the way!
I was aiming for a bit of a country feel to the I chose snowflake paper, polka dotted paper and a beautiful gingham paper.  I layered it with white paper for matting...

Let's take a look...

I decided to layer the sentiment as I snipped it apart as it was too long for the card and started matting with the white and polka dot paper.  I decided to try to do this the quick way by using my Xyron sticker's a new purchase and I'd only used it once before.  Well I got busy running all of the pieces through, and when I went to take off the backing of the sticker part...I had sent all of the pieces through the wrong way!  Oh was I ticked with myself.  So what did I do?  I decided that I would cover them all with Glitter Ritz!  (The card is sooooo sparkly, and I don't know if you can see it on the photo...but the sentiment and the main image all shimmer!)
So...I sent all the pieces through the sticker maker again...the correct way this time.
The image has been colored with my Spectrum Noir markers.  And, when I scratched a test mark on some scrap paper, I really thought I had chosen colors closer to the gingham and sentiment muted colors.  It's a little more vibrant than I was going for...oh well...I suppose it sorta works!
I added a few smaller snowflakes and then covered them with Crystal Stickles and then punched a few hearts to add to the card to again try to rescue that country feel!  LOL
So, I hope you'll find some inspiration in that creation somewhere!

Now, I should share a bit with you about our sponsor.
We are so happy to welcome back Bugaboo Stamps!


I just love the cute digi I got to work with!
They are generously offering one lucky prize winner 7 digis of their choice!
Thanks Bugaboo!

The rest is now up to you!  Get out those stacks of paper, choose a color scheme and get lots and lots of layering!  Then remember to link up with us at CSAYL.
The rest of the design team have created some amazing cards for your inspiration as well.  Remember to stop by their blogs to leave them some love!

Until next time...

This card has been shared in the following challenges...
ABC Christmas Challenges..."Glitter"
Make Something Monday..."Sparkle"
Christmas Card Challenges..."Favorite Coloring Medium"
Completely Christmas..."Anything Goes"
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge..."Circles"
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra..."Anything Christmas Goes"
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge..."April Challenge"
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'..."Brrr It's Cold Outside"
Crimbo Crackers..."Anything Goes Christmas"
Sparkles Christmas Challenge..."Inspired by a Christmas Carol/Song"  (Let it Snow & Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland)

Let's Get Krafty!

I'm back...and I'm glad to see that so are you!

Today is the day a new challenge starts over at The Crafter's Cafe.
It's a fun one this week...

"Kraft Paper and Corrugated Cardboard" what we're challenging you to design with this week!

Our sponsor for this challenge is... sure to check out The Crafter's Cafe Challenge blog to see what they are offering for a prize this week!

I chose the image "We Just Click" to work with this go round.

Here's a look see...

I've used an embossing folder on the kraft paper and then inked over it with a brown ink so that you could see the embossing a little better and to give it an aged look.  I've applied a piece of corrugated cardboard behind the image which has been mounted onto a chalkboard piece shape.  The image itself has been colored with my Spectrum Noir markers.  The lens has been covered in glossy accents to give it the appearance of glass.  Lastly, I came across some sticker letters that have been in my stash for like forever and decided to add the word "smile".
A quick and simple creation!

So grab all your "krafty" stash and get creating.  I can't wait to see how you use your corrugated cardboard!

Until next time...

This card has been shared in the following challenges...
My Craft Creations..."Anything Goes"
Sugar Creek Hollow..."Make Your Own Background"

Under the Sea

It certainly feels like the weeks are passing faster and faster lately!
How about for you?
We're still awaiting spring here in Manitoba, Canada...and I'm just happy that the snow they've been calling for in the last week or so has never come to pass.  
The kids and I are so ready for sunshine and green grass!

I'm glad you could stop in today to see what our new challenge over at {Pin}spirational Challenges is this week.  As you know, we always base our creations on a {pin}spiring photo.

We have a unique one for you be prepared to throw on your creativity cap...

Aren't the colors beautiful?  Those teals, blues, greens...not to mention the textures!
And the possibilities with turtle digis seem to be endless these days!

I decided to use some cutting files for my Silhouette Cameo which I purchased on sale at
 Designs on Cloud 9.  This under the sea themed set was a file that was being retired and I just couldn't let it slip through my fingers.  

But, before I show you what I created for this challenge, let me bring you up to speed on our wonderful sponsors for this week...

as well as...

and last but not least...

Be sure to check out the {Pin}spirational Challenge blog to see the wonderful prizes are sponsors are offering this week!

Now, back to my creation! 
Let's take a look!

and here's a closer peek at the sentiment I used from our sponsor Imagine That...

and lastly a closer look at the grouping in the shadowbox as well as the turtle on the front...

I had purchased a shadow box cutting file from the Silhouette online store that I thought would be perfect for this card challenge.  The different layerings and the fact that it was a shadow box I felt would give you that under the sea water feeling like in our {pin}spiring picture.  Since I was a little short on time with this one, I decided to use the PNG files that were included with the cutting files rather than paper piece for this project.  I've popped up the sea horse, as well as some of the seaweed so the background looks dimensional.  I've cut some extra waves for the front of the card and added the turtle so it looks like he's swimming through the scene as well.  Lastly, I've added a print out of the sentiment from our sponsor Imagine That.  All in all, I thought it came out kinda cute!

Are you ready to tackle this under the sea challenge?  Needing more {pin}spiration?  Don't forget to check out the other DT members creations on the blog!
I'm looking forward to seeing where your creativity takes you with this photo!

Until next time...

This card has been shared in the following challenges...
Alphabet Challenge..."D is for Die Cuts"
Bloggers Challenge..."Animals"
Crafty Catz..."Anything Goes"
Sister Act Card Challenge..."Anything Goes"

Crafting by Designs..."Colors of the Sea Recipe" (inspiration photo, sea creatures, water & bubbles)
The Sisterhood of Crafters..."Animals"
Creative Card Crew..."Animals"
Crafty Calender Challenge..."Animal Antics"
Open-Minded Challenges..."Animal Antics"
2 Cute Ink..."Anything Goes"
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog..."Cute with Dies/Punches"
Use Your Stuff..."Die Cuts"

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