Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Way to Go L'il Fishies!

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Happy Tuesday! Oh. And happy "Tell a Story" day too. Now for sure I'll have to tell you a story today! Betcha can't wait ...

ONward H-C-M's:

Today's strange offering was created using the cutest l'il 2 x 2 Cuttlebug die in the world. It was love-at-first-sight when I found this adorable die ... on sale for $2.55!

I cut out the "fish bowl" using a Large Classic Oval die, created "waves" with Fiskars decorative-edged scissors, then sealed up some of the sweet l'il poissons with super-sturdy, crystal-clear card stock from Flourishes. The other l'il poissons are adhered to the front of the back-side of the inside of the card ... got that?

I stamped a sentiment, added some "air bubbles," tied on some grosgrain ribbon, and finis! Easy-peasy and ready to serve in just 15 Minutes! For the rest of the breath-taking product info, check out the Supply List, below.

So, yesterday Sheila and I decided to hit the West Palm Beach beach. There's lots and lots of great beaches we like to go to, but when we think we look hot, we go to West Palm Beach's beach. Which is smack-dab in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach ... crazy place for a beach, huh?!? Floridians; they're all crazy! Anyway yesterday, Sheila decreed that we looked "hot."

So, what with the beach being right in the middle of downtown West Palm Beach, we have to feed a meter. As luck would have it ... it being our "hot" day and all ... we scored a primo parking spot. After we parked and unloaded all of our beach-crap, we realized that the parking meter had a paper sack tied on it. And written on the paper sack, were the words,"Broken" Omigosh, does it get any better than this?!? Lookin' hot, primo parking spot, AND a broken parking meter?!? WoWzA!

So after we broiled for a couple of hours, we gathered up all our stuff and headed back to the car ... at the exact minute the meter maid arrived. Lovely Rita, Meter Maid, removed the bag, inserted a quarter in the meter and turned the dial. Ooops, it worked!

Lovely Rita was visibly pleased ... and she smiled cheerfully at us as she handed Sheila the parking ticket.

"You've got to be kidding me! You're giving me a ticket?" Sheila demanded. "Why???? There's plenty of time left!"

Nice try, but no l'il fishies ...


  • Card Stock: Clear Card Stock by Flourishes; Papertrey Ink; Stampin' Up!
  • Stamp: Sentiment from "Say it in Style" Set by Close to My Heart
  • Ink: "Pacific Point" Dye Ink by Stampin' Up!
  • Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine by Provo Craft; "Fish" 2 x 2 Die by Provo Craft; Large Classic Oval Die by Spellbinder's; "Wave" Decorative Edge Scissors by Fiskars; Scotch ATG 714 Adhesive


Tina said...

This is entirely too cute.

Janine said...

Hi there girlfriend!! How are you?
What a great story! and a great card!

Leslie Miller said...

These are cute little fishes and I love the fresh colors. What a perfect card for the sentiment, too! I love it!

Allison said...

Very cute...love the idea of a fishbowl here!

Wanda. said...

Such a cute card!

redwasher1 said...

Cute card Deb! Love the story, but think of it this way, You still looked hot!!

Chris said...

cute, cute card! love the fish bowl! hope you feel better soon!

Elena said...

Oh, these fishes are so cute! Your cards are one of a kind, Deb! And I love them!!!

Ann said...

Super duper ca-ute!

Theresa said...

Eek, sorry about the ticket! Love the fish bowl!