Sea ya later.

Aren’t these the sweetest little goldfish? When I saw this weekend’s sketch from Beate, I knew I wanted to use this stamp set that I won in the door prize drawing last weekend. I *love* the sweet stuff that’s included in it and couldn’t wait to play! Thank you, Joy & Daisy!

Make sure to check in on Beate, Cami, Charmaine, Laurie, Lori, and Mary Jo and see what they’ve created, too. They always have beautiful stuff!


The fish bowl is easily manipulated into an oval shape. I just pulled out a package of oval Nestabilities, placed one under my big acrylic block, and it as a guide. After the stamp was inked and the image colored and glittered, I closely trimmed it, but then thought it needed something else (isn’t that always the case?), so I adhered a clear report cover just at the top and bottom. I covered the little bit of glue I could see with rhinestones and ribbon, and had a great clear finish over the fishbowl that made me happy, but didn’t make the card fussy.


Stamps: Sushi Party Bowl – eclectic Paperie exclusive by Stampendous

Ink: Palette Noir, Copics, Spica glitter pens, dimensionals, sewing machine

Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Glossy White, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise Palette of Prints, American Crafts polkadots

Accessories: Kaiser rhinestones, acetate, ribbon by A Muse

Thank you for visiting, and for your kind comments – it’s so nice to “sea ya”!

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  1. Posted May 9, 2008 at 7:56 am | Permalink

    Beautiful card! I love your oval fish bowl, your gorgeous coloring and details.
    Dang, I need to order again from EP. I need some of those sparkling rhinestones.
    Have a fantastic weekend sweet friend! Miss you!

  2. Posted May 9, 2008 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    This is just fantastic. I love your “oval” fish bowl.

  3. Judy
    Posted May 9, 2008 at 8:19 am | Permalink

    What a cute idea! You did a wonderful job and have given me inspiration.

  4. Posted May 9, 2008 at 8:25 am | Permalink

    Love this card, those goldfish are fantstic, great card.

  5. Posted May 9, 2008 at 8:44 am | Permalink

    Oh my goodness is this the CUTEST ever! I LOVE this, Jenn! How adorable can you get?

  6. Posted May 9, 2008 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    OMGosh… Jenn! This is the CUTEST EVAH! Love the bling at the top of the bowl! YOU ROCK!!!

    Have a wonderful Mother’s Day my friend!

  7. Posted May 9, 2008 at 9:07 am | Permalink

    Way cute! I got to use these fish at SCSM5 on Taylors Stampendous project (I am pretty sure it was the same image). So bright and FUN!

    Thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog! It really made my Friday! You’re AWESOME!

  8. Mary P
    Posted May 9, 2008 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    Really clever idea!

  9. Posted May 9, 2008 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    So cute! I love your use of bling on the fish bowl! Now I’m wondering how I could incorporate in my house…that’s either a really silly thought or a brilliant one! My husband might think that’s taking bling a little too far…

  10. Autumn
    Posted May 9, 2008 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    That is the cutest card! My 3 yr old daughter is in the “fish phase” so I will have to get this set of stamps. Your color choices are amazing too. Thanks for sharing!!

  11. Posted May 9, 2008 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    Look at you!! You sewed!!! I love your card! Wonderful job on the fishbowl! This is so fun!!

  12. Posted May 9, 2008 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    Wow!!! Love it. The colors are fabulous.TFS

  13. Posted May 9, 2008 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    OMW….jaw dropping cute Jenn. Those fish are the sweetest! And the sentiment is perfect.
    Happy Mother’s Day and have a wonderful weekend!

  14. Posted May 9, 2008 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    Jenn, I LOVE your fishbowl!!! And, I can imagine the plastic over it looks fantastic! What a clever, clever idea! And bling on a fishbowl??? BRILLIANT!! 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day!!

  15. Posted May 9, 2008 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    I LOVE IT!
    The colors are awesome–and it’s just SO–GLAM!! 😉

  16. Posted May 9, 2008 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    Too cute!

  17. Posted May 9, 2008 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    Really adorable fish! Great card.

  18. Posted May 9, 2008 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    OK I did it ~ I just order this set!!!! This card is adorable!!!

    Now to stalk the mailman! 🙂

  19. Posted May 9, 2008 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    what a fabulous card! love the bright Jenn colors!

  20. MichelleY
    Posted May 9, 2008 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    Jenn, this card is too stinkin cute for words. You always amaze me with your ingenuity……case in point…..the fish bowl! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, this!!

  21. Posted May 9, 2008 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    Dang freekin’ CUTE!!!
    A WEEK is too long in between posts, ya know!!! lol
    luv ya!

  22. Posted May 9, 2008 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    Oh how positively DARLING!! Jenn .. your fishbowl idea is perfect, and the glitzy fishies are divine!


  23. Posted May 9, 2008 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    Very cute! Love the colors. Wonderful talent!

  24. Jody Morrow
    Posted May 9, 2008 at 4:14 pm | Permalink

    Oh my goodness! That is SO SO cute! 🙂

  25. Posted May 9, 2008 at 8:07 pm | Permalink

    akkk…this is sooo ADORABLE> You lucky dawg—I KNOW I should have lied and said I won that set!!!

    Amazing card!

  26. Posted May 9, 2008 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

    Oh my girl! This is soooo stinkin cute!!! Wow! Love it! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and Mother’s Day! TFS 🙂

  27. Posted May 10, 2008 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

    Oh my Gosh!! this is just So sweet!!!

  28. Posted May 13, 2008 at 11:56 am | Permalink

    Very very cute…love the little fish and the way you used the jewels. Joan

  29. QC
    Posted May 14, 2008 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    Eeek…….you so rock…..this is AWEEEESOME!

    psssst – i have a fishbowl…this card would look great beside it! LOL!! 😉
    Miss you too much……

  30. Posted May 15, 2008 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    These little fishes are too cute!! Love the little castle in the bowl and the gems!

  31. Posted May 16, 2008 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations on the Sushi Platter set! How fun it was you who got it! Man we need to come next year. We are talking about it. Very cute card and lovin’ the bling!

  32. Posted May 18, 2008 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    This is so adorable, and I love your fish bowl!! I love all of the rhinestones and sewing as well!!

  33. Sandy in NH
    Posted June 6, 2008 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    Love the idea of using the oval for a fishbowl and the fish look so happy!

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