Monday, April 23, 2018


Hello Everyone,

Today I am going to be playing along with Addicted to CAS, CASology, and Twofer Card Challenge. I chose my pet to be a fish; more about that later but first I would like to share my cards with you, enjoy!

Here we are showing two of my cards created using the same fish stamp.
This stamp reminded me goldfish and a beta fish.

Above: Lots of white space for this little loner. Some betas do not interact well with others. That is why I left alone in the vastness of white and some bubbles. Left/Below: I think the sentiment for this card is so fitting. These fish are loners and sometimes loners can seem like they are wondering. When in fact, they are just carving their own route in life. Right/Bottom: Some betas can be outright gorgeous. I believe it to be the case for the Japanese Fighting fish. The bright colors they adorn are stunning. 


Above: The everyday goldfish stuck in a bowl on the kitchen counter. The 'bubbles' are confetti that I found on the floor of a craft store. I was so excited to see them that I picked them right up. Yes, funny looks. Left/Below: I am told that fish have a memory lasting only eight seconds. That is why I picked this sentiment for this card. For me, most birthdays go to The Land of Good Intentions and then remembering and forgetting again. Right/Bottom: We have all seen them, the lonely fish with one lonely plant in the bowl and poor fish desperately trying to get any privacy that that plant could offer. Well, at least that is the story that is in my head. 

Challenges Entered:

When I was a teenager I wasn't allowed to have any pets. Why? Well, my dad despised dogs and I am highly allergic to cats. A rodent didn't appeal to me or Dad, but we both thought fish would be a good idea. So we get all the supplies and the fish. We always had three of them in the ten-gallon tank but two always seemed to survive together, Ferdi and Shortz. I believe these fish lived for three years and Shortz grew to be as long as a toothbrush. They survived through multiple room reorganizations which, that alone should have killed them. They stuck together till the end when Shortz died, Ferdi was a day or two behind. I have always said when I croak all the fish that have died on my watch will be in the Big Pond in the sky. Who knows?! One thing is for certain, Ferdi and Shortz will be the first to greet me.  Good or bad I am still trying to decide.

Well, that should do it for me!! Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. We will see you soon. Take care and happy stamping.


Sweety Gupta said...

This is superb. Love both the cards but oh the second one wins the heart. :)

Darnell said...

Oh, well done, Shawna! You and your delighted fish had me enchanted and engaged all the way to the end! Two very clever and smart designs and wonderful explanations along the way! Brilliant coloring and bubbles, too! I'm so glad you played and I'm so glad you had Ferdi and Shortz for quite a long time!! Thank you for joining us in Twofer Card Challenge #4! Hugs, Darnell

Loll said...

Two awesome cards Shawna! LOVE the CAS design with all that gorgeous white space. Really shows of the beautiful fish image, especially with those gorgeous colours! Love the bubbles.

Great scene that you've created with the counter, brick background, fish bowl and beautiful gold fish. Those confetti really add some beautiful shimmer when the light hits them. Great find! Thanks for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge.

oldpunca said...

Wonderful cards and a great story behind.

Susanne Vargas said...

Your fish cards are fantastic! The look really different even though you used the same stamp, exactly what we are looking for at the Twofer! Thank you for joining us! Also loved to read about Ferdi and Shortz! Thanks for sharing!

Bobby said...

What amazing fish cards, Shawna. The coloring is beautiful and I loved the information about them and the story of your own fish. Making bubbles from found confetti is so clever and the stamped bubbles look fantastic. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Addicted to CAS.

anja curvers said...

Ooohhh those fish cards are awesome,love them. Thanks for sharing with us over at ATCAS.

karen h said...

Wonderful card! Beautiful coloring! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

Jen W. said...

Shawna, these are both gorgeous and I love your story about your fish! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

artful-notions said...

These are both so beautiful. Love the stamp you used, and especially LOVE the way you designed both cards. Lovely, lovely!

Anna Uhras said...

Super pretty !! 💙 Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology! Anna xo

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