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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge -- Bottoms Up, Matey!! :)

AHOY, and Happy Sunny Sunday to you, me hearties!!  I'd like to take a moment to say "WELCOME" to the newest Love To Crop! Friends!!  It always does my heart GOOD to see a new face in the crowd -- Each of you mean so much to me, so thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for taking the time to check out what's been on my craft table....

What I'm most amazed about this winter (aside from the lack of snow accumulation and freezing temperatures) is that I can't remember a single Sunday that hasn't been SUNNY!!  Isn't that AMAZING?!?  Once again, today the skies are blue, the sun (and SON) is shining, and the forecast is for a warmer day than yesterday!!  As my friend, Tammy over at Beyond Measure would say -- It's UBER-AMAZING (and if you haven't visited her post for this week, I hope you will -- tell her I sent ya -- she's such a FUN friend to have, and you'll leave there feeling better for stopping by!!

Another PLUS for Sundays is that it's once again the start of a BRAND NEW Simply Sunday Challenge over at Getting Cricky!!  The theme for this challenge is "Argh, Matey!!"...  We'd love to see your project with a PIRATE or FISHY theme!!  Let's go ahead and lay yer deadlights on what shivered me timbers for this challenge....
You may recognize this PiRAT as another from one of the newest collections by Dustin Pike...  I just made a card with another PiRAT from this set last week (see it here)...  But when I saw the "Bottoms Up!" sentiment, I just KNEW that this little guy was getting featured today!!  :)
Here's the front of my card (almost) closed...  The background is also from Dustin Pike (it's one of his new background sets that coordinates with the PiRAT set).  I colored everything with my Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pen...  One of the great things I've discovered about coloring is that I can do it almost anywhere, so I always have a sleeve of digi stamps ready to travel!!  Then, I can throw in my pencils and blender pen and take it along to the doctor's office, mechanic's wait area, the poop deck, or anywhere else I find myself with time on my hands (no, I'm not learning to color while driving!!)...
I decided to make this card an easel card since I wanted to add one of my homemade Wiggle Wires...  I just think it's an easier way to display these cards and get the full effect of the Wiggle that makes ya Giggle!! :)
You might think that's a mug full of arrack or bumboo, but I can assure you that this PiRAT enjoys his Jones' Root Beer Soda best of all (since the bottles make fine vessels for future craftin' projects!!)...   Some white Liquid Applique gives the mug a frothy top...
And, last (but certainly not least!), I added some Pirate FUN with not one, but TWO phrases found in my stamp loot...  Both of these sentiments can be found on the Pirate Tales and Fish Scales Stamp Art Sentiment Set...  Brush up on yer Pirate talk with this treasure of a set -- you can make it YOURS by clicking here...
Yo-ho-ho!!  I know you can't sit this challenge out, so Raise the Jolly Roger and link up YOUR creative project by Saturday, March 10 at 11:59pm EST...  I'll be on the lookout to see what ye be making!!  :)

Until next time,


Cheri said...

I absolutely love this card Amy! He is so cute and root beer is perfect! The colors are fabulous. TFS

Cheri - Getting Cricky Sister

Lisa said...

I don't know which I like better, your project or your post!! You came up with so many clever pirate sayings!! Ha!! I love the PiRat!! He is so adorable with his foamy mug of brew (or root beer ;) Awesome, awesome card my friend!! And you colored it perfectly!! :)

A Mermaid's Crafts
Getting Cricky DT

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Captain Jack Sparrow fan says you would not walk the plank with this cute whimsy Pirate card. If it was me with the mug it would be Root Beer. My father when we were young would allow us to have beer and so I do not like it much any more; guess he knew what he was doing. But then there is always Southern Comfort on the rocks or a Frozen drink which are favs of mine.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"


I second Lisa, i love reading your posts you always have me laughting!! Are you suppose to be on the computer??? hope you are feeling better!! I love the card very cute and love how it is Root beer!!

Carol said...

What a cute all the pirate 'speak!' Thanks for sharing.
XOXOX & Blessings,

Nikbee said...

A fantastic card. I love the PiRAT.
Nikki x

Anita Braddock said...

Supper Cute love this card and the Foam on the cup is cool
thanks for sharing your great card.
Anita Getting Cricky Jr.Dt. sister.

Amy said...

Super cute Amy! I love the fun image and the foam on the beer is the perfect touch! :)Amy

Charlotte said...

Ok Amy, You have done it again. What a smie you put on my face with this cute little PiRat!! And the foamcoming from the mug is fabulous. I lov etht ou made the card an easel card. It really shows off the background and the great stamps as well as the use of the Wiggle Wire. LOVE IT!!

Jenscrapstoo said...

Oh Amy, He is too cute!! You have done a wonderful job on this love the colouring (I'm going to pack some to do on the go too, thanks for the tip :) ) SENSATIONAL!!
Cheers Jennie - GCDT - Sister

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Wow Amy! I just love your card. The mouse is so cute and the details that you put in to this card. I would have to hold on to that one and display it in the craft room. Where did you get the white liquid applique? TFS.


Sherrie K. said...

Oh Amy, this is soooo cute!! I love the frosty mug and the great coloring! looks awesome and great sentiment!
Sherrie K

Pam said...

This is so cute! Your coloring is perfect, and I love the froth on his jug! You did a wonderful job matching the image and the sentiments too.

I know you might hate this but please come by my blog, I have an award for you, and yes I had to!

Hugs, Pam

scrapinmamaof2 said...

This mouse makes me crack up. He is to darn cute. Love the card.

Heather GC DT sister

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