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I love crafting, especially rubber stamping. Most weekends I can be found surrounded by paper, rubber stamps and ink.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Happy Birthday


Today was one of those interesting and fun days at work, even though I was just doing one of my usual work tasks. I spent the day at SeaWorld San Diego installing a new analyzer in the laboratory. After I finished this afternoon, the lab manager took me to see a few of the rescued marine animals that are recuperating from various injuries. One was a large green sea turtle that was rescued from San Diego bay. He has a huge chunk of his shell missing after being hit by a boat propeller which had become infected. He also had intestinal blockage because he'd swallowed a large amount of discarded fishing line. Luckily,  he is recovering well with the expert treatment he's receiving from the veterinarians at SeaWorld. There was another sea turtle that was brought in today, but I didn't learn what his issues are. I also got a tour of the "fish"room. It's the kitchen where all of the meals are prepared for every "resident" of the park. Also, very interesting and tons of work.

I have my card for this week's Paper Players sketch challenge. Nance is this week's hostess with a great sketch. I've been having tons of fun with the new Fruit Basket stamp set from Stampin' Up. For this card, I've used some images in the Tutti-frutti paper pack in the fruit bowl as well as the paper in the background.

I stamped the bowl with SU Pool Party and Bermuda Bay inks, then fussy cut it out.  I also fussy cut some of the watermelon slices from the Tutti-frutti paper and arranged them in the bowl. They are glued onto a circle cut out using a Double-stitched Die-namics die. That is layered onto a Real Red circle cut with a Spellbinders die. All of the background patterned papers are from the Tutti-frutti paper pack too.

Here are a few more cards that I've made using this set.

Yay, it's Friday tomorrow. My only wish is that my cold is better.

Thanks for stopping in,

Stamps: Fruit Basket set by Stampin' Up
Paper: SU Whisper White and Real Red card stock and Tutti-frutti DSP paper pad
Ink: SU Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Real Red
Other: Die-namics Double Stitched Circle and Fishtail Flag dies, Spellbinders circle die, Fiskars corner punch, Gemini Jr, dimensionals


  1. Gee whizzies...I don't know which fascinated me more...your cards or your Sea World story! How cool you got to go behind the scenes! But these cards....your attention to detail and all the fussy-cutting make these a cut above, no pun intended! They're adorable, but you have way more patience than I do..I'll just admire your handiwork, they sure are sweet! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Players this week!

  2. Oh my, I agree with LeAnne....fabulous cards and fabulous day at work! Your fun use of color and these sweet images makes me look at this set in a whole new way. So glad you joined us this week at The Paper Players, my friend!


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