Crabby Patty!!

Around our house, if someone is not a happy camper, we call them a 'Crabby Patty'!! Heehee! So when the stamp set Crab & Company came out in the Spring Mini, I just loved it! HOWEVER, I'm trying to be a little more frugal with my stamping purchases these days and I have NOT purchased it yet......can you believe that?? I mean, it's a totally adorable set and I can see some great cards and scrapbook pages using it, especially with those awesome sentiments that come with it, like 'snappy birthday' and 'sandy claws' but I wasn't sure that I would use it a whole lot. So what I did, was wish for some images in the Wish-RAK forum on Splitcoast and some awesome people sent me some of the images. This way I can play with a few of the images first and try it out before I decide to purchase it! And this was my first chance to play with good ol' 'Crabby Patty'!

This morning's Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast was to use a very small panel in the middle of the card and not much else. The panel itself is only 3 1/2 X 1 1/4, so pretty small! I used my fave stamp from Itty Bitty Backgrounds and stamped it along the bottom of the panel in Creamy Caramel to look like sand and then sponged over top in the same. I matted the panel on Only Orange and then Pink Passion. I took one of the Crab images and coloured it in using my Prismacolor pencils and my odorless mineral spirits. I'm not very experienced in using that technique yet and I guess it takes practice, but I do think I'm getting better. I used three different pencils to get the shading right. I used Canary Yellow along the bottom, Orange in the middle and Crimson Red along the top. Then I used my Karen Foster Snap Stamps (thank you Cindy, for being my Enabler....*snort*) to do the sentiment, which says 'Shore do miss you!'. The card base is Pink Passion and the patterned paper is from the DCWV Pockets Full of Posies stack (I just realized that I think I put something else on my SCS gallery....whoops!). I used linen thread to tie around the main panel and added some brads in the corner. It's quite simple, but that's what the challenge called for!!

I'm really thinkin' I may NEED this I'd better get it before it's gone!! The Spring Mini is only good for another month or so...yipes!!

I was also tagged by Cindy and Julee to fill out this questionnaire about things you might not know about me. I'm really not that interesting, but I'll give it a go!!

A) Four jobs I have had in my life:

1. Ice Cream Shop Girlie
2. Tourism Coordinator
3. Bank Teller
4. Church Secretary

B) Four movies I would watch over and over

1. The Notebook
2. Pretty in Pink
3. Notting Hill
4. First Knight.........I'm an 80's girl and a hopeless romantic....can ya tell??

C) Four places I have lived:

1. Wallaceburg, ON
2. Waterloo, ON
3. Chatham, ON
4. St. Thomas, ON ..... those are the ONLY four places I have lived!!

D) Four TV Shows that I watch:

1. Survivor....Yau Man should totally have won!!
2. The Amazing Race...the Beauty Queens should have won!!
3. Dancing wit da Stars...I'm glad Apollo won and Joey came in second!!!
4. Big Brother......can't WAIT for it to start!!!

E) Four places I have been on vacation:

1. Orlando, FL
2. Dominican Republic
3. Las Vegas
4. Niagara Falls

F) Four People who e-mail me (regularly)

1. My Mommy.....hi...*wave*
2. My Honey...he emails me from his computer two floors down....*giggle*
3. My BFF....Leigh
4. Cindy Lou ..... my pal and fellow DT member!!

G) Four of my favorite foods:

1. Laura Secord French Mint chocolate bars!! ....chocolate IS a food group!!
2. McDonald's....I know, yuck, right??
3. My Mommy's Cherry Cheesecake
4. Corn on the Cob!!!

H) Four places I would rather be right now:

1. back in Florida, on the beach with my family!
2. maybe on a cruise.....I've never been on one!
3. Hangin' out in the pool with Em and my Mom!
4. Can I say Florida twice???

NOW, it's YOUR turn..........yes, YOU!! Please comment here and fill me in on YOU!! You can answer All of these questions or just one!! It's up to you, but I would LOVE to hear some little tidbits of info about you!!


Colleen said...

I think your watercoloring is AWESOME! I really like the bright colors in this one today. I would get this CRABBY stamp for is soooo cute!

hmmmm...I am a huge Survivor fan too...and yes, Yau Man should have won (he's the man!)

lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

This is just darling! I LOVE how you colored the crab and the linen thread!!

Marie said...

Great colours on this card! I love this crab stamp.

ps. Email me your address - you've won my blog candy!!!

BETZ said...

A.waitress,cook, surgical tech,chef
B.Not a movie buff
C.Roseville MI.,Richmond MI., St.Clair MI.
D.House,Monk, Law&order,C.S.I
E. Up North,Tennessee,Philidelphia, Canada
F.Daughter, Mom, Friends
G.Spaghetti or should I say Pasta, Chocolate,Yougurt, Tea (fav beverage)
H. Up North, Stamp store, Stamping class, Vermont I've always wanted to go

Cindy Lou Who said...

Loved readin all those tid bits *grin* That card just rocks too! Come to think of it, I have been kinda 'crabby' lately (hint hint)*snort*
Oh wait! I am a card behind aren't I? Bad Cindy Bad! I am totally on it!~

Terry Molineux said...

A) Four jobs I have had in my life:

1. Department Sales Clerk
2. Filing Clerk
3. Secretary
4. Administrative Assistant

B) Four movies I would watch over and over

1. Titantic
2. Pretty Woman
3. Dirty Dancy
4. Ghost

C) Four places I have lived:

1. Brooklyn NY
2. Copiague, NY
3. Amity Harbor, NY
4. Lindenhurst, NY

D) Four TV Shows that I watch:

1. Law & Order
2. Young & the Restless
3. All My Children
4. General Hospital

E) Four places I have been on vacation:

1. Jamaica
2. Aruba
3. Bermuda
4. Barbados

F) Four People who e-mail me (regularly)

1. Renee
2. My Brother Richie
3. Beth
4. My Brother John

G) Four of my favorite foods:

1. Shrimp Scampi
2. French Onion Soup
3. Cheesecake
4. Crumb Cake

H) Four places I would rather be right now:

1. Retired and at home
2. Hawaii
3. Fat Farm to Lose Weight
4. Europe

Hope this is what you wanted us to do as I see to the left no one answered the questions....

Melanie said...

Great colors on your card. And I enjoyed getting to know you better. I've always worked in libraries - in high school and college and for my real jobs. I did do a few summer stints at a shoe and men's clothing store, a counselor at a girls summer camp and the dishroom at college - bleck.

Donna (Sapphire1968) said...

Love your card.. so cute and the colors are awesome.
Love the little facts about you too. Thanks for sharing.. :)

Linda Deline said...


Four jobs:
1. Secretary
3. Admin assistant
3. Billing clerk
4. Mom - does this job ever end?

1. Heart & Souls
2. Gone with the Wind
3. any of the Land Before Time movies (I know... for kids, but I love them)
4. not really sure... now authors I could have given many with no problem!)

Places Lived:
1. Hamilton - born there
2. Mull - on a farm
3. Chatham

Shows I watch:
1. Any C.S.I.
3. Crossing Jordon
4. 7th Heaven

1. Dominican Republic
2. Venezuela
3. West Virginia
4. Maine

1. Helen
2. Mira
3. Hugh
4. Jim

1. Avocado
2. Pasta
3. Lobster
4. Crab - almost all sea foods.

Rather Be:
1. Stamp Class
2. Colorado (we're going in July)
3. Hawaii (never been)
4. Camping - not the actual camping by yourself - just the part where you're with friends.

Kim, I must be getting better at making cards because my daughter is getting remarried in July and wants ME to do her invitations! Wow!

Looking forward to June 1st. See you then. God bless.

Angie said...

This is fun, we have some things in common.
A) Four jobs
1. Payroll Clerk
2. Bookkeeper
3. Store manager
4. (does working on a farm count?)

B)Four Movies
1. Ever After
2. Sommersby
3. Legends of the Fall
4. Ghost
(I could list 100 movies)

C) Four places I've lived
1. Nashville, TN
2. Yulee, FL
3. Beecher, IL
4. Overland Park, KS

D)Four shows I watch
1. CSI (Thursday night)
2. Survivor
3. Greys Anatomy
4. Lost

E)Four vacation spots
1. Aruba
2. Vegas
3. Clearwater, FL
4. Kentucky Lake

F.) Four people who email me
1. Sandra
2. Dawn
3. Amy
4. Shelly

G.)Fav foods
1. lobster (most seafood)
2. steak
3. homemade desserts, cakes & Pies

H) Four places I'd like to be right now...
1. Tennessee
2. Hawaii
3. Aruba
4. In the South!

Sharon in NE said...

LOVED the Notebook. I recently read the book (well, it was the book on CD which I listen to while I stamp). I ruined a perfectly good card that I was working on because I cried and the ink was not waterproof.

We just got back from Florida last week. I'm hooked too. New favorite vacation spot!!! Love your work.

Shadowcatcher said...

Another adorable card. Love the shading on the crab and the sandy look to the sentiment panel. You ROCKED the sketch!

Something about me... I love strawberry wafer cookies. You know those things with the styrofoamish cookie layer, then creme, then more styrofoamy cookie? MMMMMM...good.

Anonymous said...

Hey Kimmie, you have also been to England on vacation!! I know, you have forgotten! NanaDiana

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