Monday, October 18, 2010

A Great Catch

Today's card meets the "It's All About the Boys" My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club challenge at Split Coast Stampers. That was a mouth full, wasn't it? I knew the minute I saw this adorable Fred Bear Goes Fishing stamp that I wanted to pair it up with the Bella Blvd Camped Out paper from last year. I created the lake scene within the Nestabilities circle, placing a pop dot behind the bear head as well as behind the top of Die-namics tree to add more dimension. I love this soft MFT twill too. It's just organic enough to make a bow on a masculine card look likes it fits there. I initially had some clouds cut out to use for the sentiment but I actually thought it detracted from the tranquil look so I just stamped it on the inside instead.

Products: My Favorite Things stamp, Die-namics and twill, Bella Blvd and Basic Grey dp, PTI button and cs (card base), Spellbinders Nestabilities, Copic Markers

Copics: Bear-W1, W2, W5; Log-E35, E37, R29; Fishing Pole-E55, E57; Fish-YG91, YG93, YG95; Water-BG72, BG75

Now for the personal stuff. We took Friday and this weekend off from the basement project but we've really made some major headway just working a few hours here and there. We have discovered that we have a bigger moisture problem than we would like as we found mildew on a bunch of things. I threw away some of my childhood memories because of it. It's the nature of basements to be somewhat damp since concrete block is porous so I think I just chose the wrong place to store certain items. I thew away "Bill Parker" (a stuffed tiger) because of it - only my sister will know what that name actually means  - as well as a doll that my great Aunt Sue gave to me when I was a little girl. Neither of these items were something I could just throw in the washer and that was really the only way to salvage them. I guess most people would have looked at these items as old and useless but they meant something to me and I am sad to lose them. At any rate, we will be back to work either today or tomorrow. 

I hope your week is off to a great start.  As always, thank you for stopping by.


  1. Adorable card!! Great job on the challenge!! Love the twil with button and twine!!

  2. Awesome use of the paper/images/diecuts together. I like your twill treatment, too. Perfect to get a bow on a card and still look masculine with that twine and button.

  3. Fabulous card Nancy, I love the scene you've created and the twill bow is perfect for keeping it masculine!
    I'm sorry you lost two of your childhood toys, I hope you had already scrapped pages about them.

  4. How cute!! I love how you paired the challenge with the DP.

  5. Great combo of DP with the houndstooth and the swirlies, then of course those fishies!!! :)

    Love the Card Nancy!!!!

  6. This is SO fun! What an awesome scene! LOVE this!!

  7. Nancy - I am in love with your Fred Bear card! I want these papers too! TFS!
    Pam Going Postal

  8. Nancy, this is amazing! I love that twill ribbon. Gorgeous project! Congratulations you are being featured on the MFT Blog today as part of Our Favorite Finds!

  9. Oh my gosh, this card is so cute! I love it so much. It's pure genious. So much creativity was happening here. I just want to stand here in awe and admire it! I love absolutely everything about it. The always adorable Fred, the fishy paper, the twill ribbon -- everything. Fabulous job!

    And so sorry you had to throw out those precious items. :o( That must have been unbearably hard.