Sunday, February 13, 2011


This is the image Cheryl Alger donated for Help for Katie!  It is the third image I have used from that group and each one has taken me outside my normal comfort zone.  If you would like it, you can only get it at the Help For Katie site.  Click the badge on my sidebar and it will direct you to the site to donate.  I have had so much fun creating with the digis and hope we raise bunches of money to help Katie and her lovely family.  I don't know how much we have raised, but it sure has generated a lot of love from the Crafting World!  We wish you well Katie and keep you in our prayer circles!

Cheryl called this littl guy "fishing days".  I called my card Optimistic because he is optimistic he will catch fish for dinner and the little worm is optimistic that he will escape the hook.   I am optimistic that Katie will beat this awful cancer.

All of my paper is from Stampin Up except the DP and I found that in my stash.  It is very old, I do know that.  I stamped the clouds with a SU stamp "Good Neighbors"  I stamped the fish on the inside of my sentiment with a SU stamp from Something Sweet.  I used a little  Meadow "Flower Soft" for the gras.  Doesn't it look soft and cushy for his little bare feet?  I used a little Paper Glaze to make the sneaky worm look gooey and yucky.  I hit the reel with a little Paper Glaze too for effect.  The red is cut from SU "Top Note" die and the corner punch was a Creative Memories punch.  Brad and twine are from my stash and the sentiment was typed on the computer.

All this was for Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #50.  Sassy Peggy gave us a color challenge and this is my take on these colors.  Whatcha think?


  1. What a sweet card! I love optimism, too!

  2. What a fabulous card Linda! Love the details and that little 'goldfish' is perfect. Thanks for playing in the challenge this week.

  3. Ahhhhh, love it!!! I see you used your new die cut, very nice. Love your surprise under the sentiment, too clever!! ~jeni :)

  4. Linda, what a fabulous card, and I love your post with all the optimism. I got into my scraps this week too. The yucky worm is perfect.

  5. Love it - great image...perfect colours used and layout...Nice and sunny here today - sending the rainbow to you across the water...
    Sarah x

  6. Oh! how to cute is this darling little card! these are fun colors to play with, and so great for your darling card!
    glad you joined us in the Sassy Cheryl Challenge this week!

  7. Awh, Linda-love it! You did an awesome job with this one :)

    Thank you for joining us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge. Hope to see you again!

  8. So cute, Linda! And so perfect for the challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's. Thanks so much for joining in our fun. Hope to see you again this week. Peggy :)

  9. Love how you colored this cute image and the hidden message! Cute card!


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