Thursday, August 9, 2012

A card for the Cloud 9 blog hop...

8/16/2012:   Edited to add:  Postscript:  see end of post....
Here tonight with a card I made for my Dad to thank him for helping me (and my son Tim) with some work at my house this last week.  Since my sweet Stuart passed away (it will be 6 months on the 15th of August) he has volunteered to help around the house with some maintenance that was put off during my husband's long illness with brain cancer.  I wanted to make a special card to thank him and this is what came to mind when I saw the sketch on the Cloud 9 site: HERE.  It is a card that says, "Grandpa, Work Less, Fish More." and is made with WPlus9's "Fish More" stamp set which I just love!  My Dad loves to fish and I thought it was the perfect card to send him a little note that says I appreciate all that he has done to help me this summer - and how I hope he takes some time now to himself to go fishing!!!

 I had this idea to make a "fishing hole" with a circle die.  I added some waves for water and then made a fishing pole out of a piece of kraft cardstock, a button and the stamps in the set. 
Here is a full shot of the card too.  I may have to redo it because as I was finishing the card I ruined the cream cardstock on the right hand side a little bit.  I tried cutting part of it off and distressing the edges but it still doesn't look "perfect".  The design is half the battle so whipping out another one of these soon shouldn't be a problem....right now I am off to put my little one to bed for the night or I would fix it and then post....but I have learned to post and fix later since I often do not make it back to my craft room and blog posts in time for the deadlines and end up not posting at all!

So....thanks for taking a look at my slightly marred card!  I was so inspired by all of the wonderful designers and can't wait to go and see what others have uploaded to the linky!   If you love WPlus9 stamps then you probably have already seen their new release with the adorable scarecrow and quilting dies and MORE!  I was lucky enough to win the 1st days release sets in a drawing and am so excited to receive them and PLAY, PLAY, PLAY!  Thanks again Dawn for my prize and for your inspiring stamps!  Thanks Cloud 9 for holding these amazing blog hops!  I am so excited to join in for the first time tonight! 

Happy Crafting everyone! 

: )  Jill
Edited to add (8/16/2012): 
Hi Everyone - I just found out that my card was chosen as the winner among all of the outstanding entries for the August 2012 Cloud9 blog hop.  I am so excited and surprised!  I thought I would add the last picture of my card (that I took after the original post but never made it back to add).  Thanks so much for choosing my card!  I am so very honored!!!  And a little shocked too! :)


  1. So clever and cute!

  2. This is SO clever and adorable! Your little fishing hole is a fabby idea! Bet your dad will love it!

  3. WOW - that little fishing hole is sooooo clever! I agree sometimes its best to post a slightly less than perfect card and do the fix later, but honestly don't see a thing wrong with this one - love the distressed edges & the pop of pattern paper with the banners, but still keep coming back to the clever little fishing hole! This card is a little work of art!

  4. Love how you made the water - hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup again this week!

  5. Jill it's fabulous!!
    Love the idea of a "fishing hole"...
    and the waves...
    I die!!
    I'm sure he will appreciate this more than words can ever say!

  6. Jill, I LOVE how thoughtful you are to make this card for your Dad. I KNOW he was so happy to help you out. I ADORE that fishing hole your created! How CLEVER! LOVE the waves you can see the fish through! LOVE the sentiment and your card design! FAB card!

  7. Such a creative card! Love every little detail of it.

  8. So cute!! I love your take on the sketch and the fishing pole and fish are very fun!

  9. I love your fishing hole idea and it came out so well! Great colors, great idea, PERFECT card!

  10. JILL! This is amazing! I love the fishing pole, and the vellum waves, and those distressed edges...just WOW on every detail. So happy that you could join us for the Cloud9 Hop! Thank you!

  11. Oh Jill, how fantastic is THIS! I love it! The thought you have put into this design! Really, just fabulous. I love the waves! So glad you joined us for this month's Cloud9 Blog Hop!

  12. This is such a fabulous design! What a brilliant idea to make a fishing hole, especially with those adorable waves. It makes me wish I knew someone who like to fish, just so I could CASE this! :) Thanks for joining in this month's Cloud9 Blog Hop!

  13. congrats on winning!! I love your card, especially the waves!! Are they vellum, and what did you cut them with: they look great! All the little features on your card make it just perfect!!

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