Thursday, July 4, 2013

Are you feeling crabby? :)

Good morning crafty friends!  First of all - for all my fellow Americans - Happy 4th of July!  We are blessed to live in such a great country and this is a wonderful time to reflect on the freedoms we have - and thank God for His blessings to our Land!
Since it is a holiday here in the USA, I have the day off work.  So of course I wanted to spend a few minutes in the craft room.  This morning I continued my pursuit on using what I have and also using un-inked (but certainly not unloved) stamps.  I dug through my stamp collection to see what would inspire me today and I almost got pinched by a crab!  Ok, not a real one - but a crab none the less.  And he was just so cute that I had to use him!!!!  The stamp set is called "Critter Tails" and it was from Clear Dollar Stamps - now known as Clearly Digi StampsRecently they changed over to digi stamps - and I believe this set is available in digi form.  But here's a little plug - they have grab bags of their clear stamps for sale!  And what a bargain!!!!  Check it out:  grab bagsAnd seriously, their digi stamps are fantastic too!  But those grab bag deals are a steal so grab them while you can!!!  I might just have to grab one myself (even though I'm trying to just use what I have instead of buying new...but who can pass up a deal like that?  UGH!!!)  Anyway - back to my little crab friend.   I colored him with a Spica pen that is glittery - the color is "lipstick".  The picture doesn't really show the sparkle all that much - but it's really cute in person.  The papers are just some I had in my stash - mostly pieces/parts from other projects.  And then the ribbon is just another piece from a past project.  The sentiment for my little friend went on the inside.  At first I thought about putting it on the front of the card...but then I really wanted my new little friend to be the main event for the front.

I'm submitting this card into the following challenges:
Clearly i Stamp - #1 - Red, White, Blue
Shopping Our Stash - #108 - Red, White, Blue
The Paper Players - #152 - LeAnne's Tic Tac Toe Challenge (blue, bling, friendship)
Kitty Bee Designs - #2 - Red, White, Blue
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a very blessed July 4th!!


Dawn Frost said...

Love the glittery crab and rhinestones! Thanks for joining us at Clearly iStamp for the colour challenge. Dawn Frost guest DT.

Niki G said...

Mahalo for joining us at Kitty Bee Designs! Loving the bling and the adorable crab!

Glenda Atkins said...

Cute card Zella love the accessories and the cute crab!

LeAnne said...

Oh how cute! I was thinking today that I should make a crab card that says "Oh Crab!" instead of something else, LOL!!! So obviously I have crabs on the brain, and yours is quite adorable! Thanks so much for playing my TTT challenge this week!

Kathy D. said...

I like how you matted it on the different paper/ribbons. Cute! And thanks for using a Clear Dollar Stamps image!

Thanks for playing in Clearly iStamp Challenge #1 - Red, White and Blue Color challenge. Hope to see you tonight when Challenge #2 will be posted.

Kathy D.
Clearly Digi Stamps DT/Clearly iStamp Challenge Coordinator

Kelli Acopan said...

That is such a fun sentiment! Mahalo plenty for joining us at Kitty Bee Designs' Aloha Friday Challenges!!

lovies, =o) kel
Kitty Bee Designs DT Coordinator

Pearl Maple said...

cute card with a fun attitude, thanks for sharing

Lynn McAuley said...

The red, white, and blue are prefect for this crab!! Fun card, Zella!

Katy said...

Super cute crab! This card makes me smile! :) Thank you so much for joining us at Clearly iStamp! Hugs-Katy, GDT

Carla said...

haha how cute is that little crab! I also keep a basket of my not yet used stamps out.....need to get busy using them! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Leslie Hanna said...

What a cutie! I also have a box of not-yet-used things I'm working through. Kudos for progress! And thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Kathy D. said...

I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate you trying out for CiSC Design Team.
Unfortunately we could only choose 5 and we had 19 entries. There will be another DT call in Oct/Nov.
See you in the challenges,
Kathy D
Cearly iStamp Blog Challenge Coordinator

Dawn Barrett said...

Yes...I am a crab!!