Sunday, February 26, 2012

Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky

Hello everyone!
It's been a crazy week at the Bailey house.  Work has been crazy, my boss (which I liked) was fired, my daughter is out of town and I miss her, my other daughter just lost two heart breaking basketball games in a row and I spent the week installing over 800 pieces of art for our Youth Art Month exhibition at the museum where I work.  It's my favorite show all year.  Young artists from K-12th grade show their best art work and it is AMAZING! what these kids can do!  So inspiring!
I hope all is well with everyone in blog land.
Today is our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky with K. Andrew.  I hope you will create a project and play along.  There will be prize for a lucky person randomly chosen that links up their project on the Getting Cricky blog.
Today's challenge is "Argh Matey" - anything with a pirate or fishy theme.  Here is my project.
 I used paper from my stash, mostly old and wonderful Basic Grey, some of my all time favorites. The flower is cut on my Cricut using the Flower Shoppe cartridge and the mermaid is a darling stamp from the K. Andrew set called Pirate Party, it is an art/image set that also includes a few sentiments, but there is an entire sentiment set that goes with this set called Pirate Tales and Fish Scales: Sentiments.  They are really cute and good for many occasions.
I stamped the mermaid on several pattern papers and then again on flesh colored cardstock, then I cut out the parts and pieced them together on the flesh cardstock.  I used the Liquid Pearls by Ranger, obviously appropriate! :) for the pearl earrings and necklace and a little bit of antique brass Stickles by Tim Holt in her hair but it did not photograph well.  I also used a Peachy Keen face for her.  The mermaid stamp doesn't have a face on it, that way you can either choose the stamped face that comes in the set or use or draw another. I adore PK stamps and was so excited they work with Kristals stamps.  What a team!!!
Here are the K. Andrew Stamps that I used.  You can click on the preview image and head right to her store to purchase your very own.  Every purchase benefits a charity.
K Andrew Designs

K Andrew Designs
I hope you have enjoyed the challenge project and that you will choose to create one of your own to link up.  Go HERE to do so!


  1. This is so absolutely adorable, Jana!! I love, love the mermaid and the papers are so fabulous!! What a beautiful card!! :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts
    Getting Cricky DT

  2. Very cute card Jana. I especially like that flower. Super job on this challenge.

    Cheri - Getting Cricky Sister

  3. wow Jana, if i hadn't read your post I would have thought you coloured in the mermaid!! Wow patience, i wouldn't have been able to cut out all those little pieces, and if i did it would look like a mess!! Great job!!

  4. Supper cute love the papers and the Sentiments is great love the way you made the flower. supper cute Mermais the colors are great. thanks for sharing
    Anita GCDT sister

  5. Jana, I just LOVE this little mermaid. Wow!, ou have added so many details to her. I love her earings and the way her hair sparkles. Her little PK face is adorable. jana, I just love the papers you used for the card. And the addition of the big flower givers it such a great style!
    GC jrDT

  6. Jana, You have done a fabulous job on the paper piecing on the mermaid!! She is delightful!! Great card :)
    Cheers Jennie - GCDT - Sister

  7. What an adorable card! Great Job!
    Miranda :)
    Getting Cricky Jr DT Sister

  8. I love the mermaid. She is adorable! The flower is awesome. I love the colors you used. What a fabulous card.

    Heather GC JR DT sister

  9. Great card! I love the papers you used! Your flower is adorable!!

    Getting Cricky JrDt

  10. What a beautiful card -- I love that fancy flower and fun background paper!! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing!!

    Your DT Sister,
    Amy :) at

  11. Love this card!!!!!!!!! Beautiful job, another great stamp set by Kristal Andrews!!!

  12. Like how you used the liquid Pearls for the embellishing of jewelry on the Mermaid.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  13. Jana,
    This is so cute, I can see why it is one of your favorite projects. Adorable!!!

    Thanks for linking up to be a guest designer. :)

    Getting Cricky DT Member

  14. Jana,
    this is so flippin' cute! I love the pearls for earrings--heehee--adorable! You used my stamps in such a sweet way!
    Thanks for visiting me!

    Love & Light,
    K Andrew of K Andrew Designs
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