Thursday, May 19, 2011

Just for the Heck of It

Tomorrow I'll be leaving for New Jersey.  I'll be gone till Wednesday.  With something planned for everyday there'll be no time for stamping but there is one day being spent with my stamping buddies so a trip to a craft store is in order.  I'm very excited because I'll be seeing many of my friends and relatives. 

Getting ready for my trip included having my posts ready for while I'm away.  Between getting them worked up, making party favors and little gifties for my buddies I haven't had much time to make anything just for the heck of it.  Since I finally finished up I was able to make a card just for the heck of it. 

I'd been wanting to use this Teddy Bo image then I saw the DYSU color challenge and decided to hunt down some paper to work it.  I settled upon some Basic Grey dp.  How lucky was I to have some fishy buttons in my stash.  All I had to do was cut the shank off so that it would lay flat.  Today I've been wondering if you all know what I'm talking about.  Maybe some of you are newbies to crafting and don't know what a shank is.  So if you're in the dark I'm posting a pic of the back of the button and the clippers I use to cut them off.  Easy, peasy and more embellishments for your stash.

Here's the deets:
stamp - digi image from Teddy Bo
ink - hp printer
paper - Stampin' Up "Certainly Celery" and "Kiwi Kiss" cs; Basic Grey "Kioshi" and "Phoebe" dp
miscellaneous - copics; brads; twine; button; Nestibilities "deckled rectangles"; EK Success border punch

don't forget the inside
 Here's the challenges:
Teddy Bo - Teddy Bo only
Terrifically Thrilling Thursday - Show Us What You got
DYSU #20 - Celery, White and Sea Glass Blue
4 Crafty Chicks #38 - Brads
Nadia's #6 - Men's Cards
Stamps R Us- Goin' Digital
Craft Your Passion #58 - Cutie Patootie
Dream Valley #7 - Dig out the old to use with the new (the Phoebe paper is old, the brads are very old, the image is new)
Stamp Something - Anything Goes
Card Mad Fariy #8 - For the Boys
Allsorts week 103 - Teddy Bear Picnic (Teddy went fishing to get the food for the picnic)

Thanks for visiting, I hope you'll come back again.


  1. Lovely card Chris. I adore Teddy Bo images and you have coloured this one beautifully. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

  2. Adorable card. Yoiur colouring is gorgeous.
    Thanks for taking on my Teddy Bears' Picnic challenge ar Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.

  3. Fantastic card - love that image his face is a picture lol!
    Thanks for joining us at Teddy Bo
    Debbie xx

  4. Smashing card - the papers are great with this image and your colouring is lovely.

    Thank you for joining us at Teddybo.

    Edna x

  5. Oh Wow, Your Little Fisherman is Way too Adorable!! 8-) Put a big ole smile on my face! Wonderful Card! 8-)


  6. look at you go!!! :) BUSY BUSY!! have fun next week!! TedBo just might be giving FredBear a run for his money!! ;)


  7. I love this Teddy Bo image - I think its his face :0)
    The papers you have used are just sop perfect and of course the button!

    Thanks for taking part in TEddy Bo's challegne and good luck.

    Love Clairebears x

  8. This is really cute, such a sweet image. Thank you for joining us over at Do You Stack Up.


  9. ADORABLE!!! I love Teddy Bo images and this one is so so cute :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at Dream Valley this week. Hope you have fun in New Jersey xxx

  10. Oh hun, your card is fabulous! Good luck with the challenge!
    Hugs Tab xxx

  11. Fabulous job Chris, It looks so colorful and yet is primarily the 3 colors of our challenge. Puts my attempt to shame! Thanks for playing in our COLOR challenge at Do You Stack Up? this week. Good luck in the draw!

  12. oh its lovely what a gorgeous little fella
    thanks for joining in at cardmadfairy's digi days
    hugs sandra

  13. what a great card! I love how you colored your little fisherman, the colors and layout. Great use of your brads. Thanks for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  14. Lovely card! Thanks for participating into Nadia's Challenge.

    Hugs, Myriam

  15. I love that card :) That fisherman image is awesome - my Dad would love a card like that! Thanks for playing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  16. LOve your card!!!! This image is so cute and your colors and details are fabulous with him!!
    So cute!!!!!!!

  17. very nice card and thanks for joining nadia's challenge
    grtjs cristel

  18. What a great card and love that you showed how you can take a regular button and use it on the card. Thank you for joining us at Stamps R Us.

  19. What a great men's card. Thanks for joining us at Nadia's challenge. Helen

  20. Heya Chris! Thanks so much for sharing your celery-white-sea glass blue creativity with us at DYSU Challenge Blog this week :) Janna

  21. What a cute image! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley!

  22. Oh Chris...if only I could make such fabby cards 'just for the heck of it' can take me a WHOLE DAY to make one!!!!lol

    This is fabby and what a star you are to explain what a shank is...yes...I am that person who doesn't know the name of things....!!!!

    Brilliant card..x Hope your trip is going well?!?!?

    Teddy Bo & Co x

  23. Hi Chris, Fab card! Love the papers ... the colours in it are just perfect for this image.

    Thanks for joining in the fun at Teddy Bo!

    Lisa x

  24. Great job on the coloring & I love that fishy button!!!


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