Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Fools Day - No Kidding!

Today is April 1st - which means it's April Fool's Day, and boy did the weather team in Western Michigan play an April Fools joke on us. Last night I watched the weather. It was supposed to be around 50 degrees today. The joke is on us cause it's only 39 and it feels like 20 with the windchill. It has even been snowing on and off today. Now I've heard that we are supposed to maybe get 6 inches on Monday - which is of course spring break for my kids. I was looking forward to doing some outdoor activities with them - spending some of their pent up energy - but not now! Maybe next year I will just have to plan on going somewhere warm.

Onto the card above - I made this card in a hurry for my dear friend Maegan who needed a card for a friend. I told her I'd make one for her as she worked on her valentines.
I rarely get to the east side of Grand Rapids where there is a quaint little stamp store called Stamp On It. I'd like to visit it more often, but I rarely find a reason to get out that way. Anyway, I had recently been there and had found this cool sunfish stamp from Fred B. Mullett nature prints. I had also found the really cool fantasy film made by art glitter. I had been looking for a good excuse to use these new items, and Maegan's masculine card she needed seemed to be just the ticket. Soo, this is what I came up with. I hope you like it. I think Maegan did.

Isn't the iridescence just awesome with the sunfish? I can't wait to try it with a tree or dragonfly or butterfly. The Fantasy Film comes in many different colors.

Stamps: Sunfish (by Fred Mullett), Sanded, Seaside, Sincere Salutations (all Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Basic Brown, Palette Noir Black
Paper: Brocade Blue, Not Quite Navy, Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Natural Ivory
Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware, Spritzer Tool, Chocolate Chip, Not Quite Navy, Creamy Caramel Stampin' Write Markers, Fantasy Film, iron, stampin dimensionals, glue dots.


renee April 1, 2009 at 7:32:00 PM EDT  

hey cool card, love all the color! Yep gotta love this weather! I was hoping the whole forcast was a joke, but guess not :( Blessings. Remee

Maria April 4, 2009 at 8:14:00 PM EDT  

Very pretty, Laura! Wow, that fish is spectacular. . it almost looks real! Your card makes for a beautiful summer card!


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