Thursday, April 26, 2007

The Big, Crabby, 40 baby!!


I hate being so far from my grandma

I made this one to fit in those envelopes that I got from Target, so I tried to bring in a little green to the scene. The card base is gable green. There is one small layer of basic black and real red under the main image, which is on shimmery white SU! card stock. All the coloring is done with my aquapainter and ink pools in the lids of my classic pads. Images are stamped with Timber Brown Stazon. I started by stippling cool caribbean and creamy caramel on the shimmery and went from there by adding the rest.

I want to thank you all again from the bottom of my heart for the support you've given me!! And, a BIG extra thank you to all of you who are sending cards my grandma's way. I know she will treasure each one!!

Hope you have a super day, and thanks for visiting!!

and each time the phone rings, I get a little nervous. Thankfully, things seem to be going well, even though yesterday she had to spend one more night in ICU. I can't complain too much, since most of my cousins are much further away. Thank goodness for email and cell phones!! Anyway, one of my cousin's turned the big 40 the day after my grandma had surgery. I had this card half made for him before I left. It was relaxing to sit and color and it helps get my mind off things. I am such a worry wort. He is flying out today from MN and I'm sure it will make my grandma's day to have him there when she gets out of ICU. He also grew up here on the OR coast and also grew up crabbing and fishing. I thought he'd especially like the little crab scene. :) I can't rib him too much about turning 40, since it's right around the corner for me. LOL I hope this card brings him a big ole smile... even though he is THE BIG 40 now!©Stampin'Up! 1990-2007

26 comments:

chelemom said...

Cute card Cambria! So glad to hear your grandma is doing ok!

beate said...

Cami, that is one amazing card! There is sooo much to see!!!

PJBstamper said...

I absolutely love it! Ya know, if he's not a card keeper, you could recycle it by changing it to 45 and send it to me in December!!!!

Allison said...

This is a super composition...great job!

lilstamperalex said...

The card is WAAAY cute! I am sure he will love it!

Sherri aka sherristampsalot said...

First of all I'm glad your grandma is doing good! Both of mine are no longer with us by my kids cherish my mom...moreso than they love me sometimes...LOL! Secondly, that is one CRAB-HANDSOME card!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it BABY! And how far around the corner is your 40? Mine's November!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cambria!- Hope your Grandma is feeling better everyday! Your card is wonderful! You have shown so many cute "Crab" cards that I actually had to order one and got it just yesterday!!! Looks like I'll be crabbing also!!! Hugs Kay M.

Rose Ann said...

This card is sooo cute! You've been making some wonderful creations with this cute Crabby set!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Rose Ann said...

This card is sooo cute! You've been making some wonderful creations with this cute Crabby set!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Scrapbook 'Freubelen' said...

what a lovely card.... so cute!!!!

marja

Gina Wrona said...

Awesome, awesome card!

diane mcvey said...

This is just the coolest card ever! You are going to make me get this set, aren't you??!! I LOVE what you did with it...genius!! :)

Anonymous said...

Fun, fun, fun card. Glad Grandma is doing well. Her card is in the mail.

Melody

Laura said...

The cutest card I have ever seen! Glad to hear Grandma is doing better.

Pam/Iris said...

CA-UTE Cami!! Love the crabby scene!!

Susie said...

This is just gorgeous !! Now I'm mad... I passed up a chance yesterday to buy this set, now I want it more than ever !! LOL

tracy f said...

I LOVE your crabby cards! love, love, love them. =) TFS!

Sencie said...

This is so cute!!! Love your coloring!!! And glad your grandma is doing better. :)

Karen - Jusgottastamp said...

OMG!!! That is too stinkin' adorable!!!! I have that set coming to me....bwahahahahaaa....

Teresa said...

Too, too cute!

Trudee said...

OMG!! So sorry about your grandma, Cami!! I will send a card your way for her.

and as for this card....DUDE!!!! this totally freakin ROCKS!!!!!!!!!! 'nuff said. ;)

Kelly A. Battles said...

I just have to tell you -- your cards are SO amazing. I keep coming back to your site, and wishing I had your talent! I never think to put together such a great scene on a card, but that's why we get our stamps in sets!!

Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Anna Wight (SweetMissDaisy) said...

SUPER SUPER SUPER CUTE!!!

Julia Stainton said...

Oh this is wayyy too cute! Love all the details!

Kim said...

This is just way too cute!!!! I LOVE IT!!!

GinaP said...

holy cow, is this every ADORABLE!!! This is great!!