Sunday, February 3, 2013

Ice Fishing


It's cold, so very cold, here in Wisconsin. What better way to beat the winter blues than to pull out a beautiful, spring stamp and ink it up? The boys, rather, are going ice fishing at the annual fisheree, I sometimes think they are crazy.

Later today the 49er's play the Ravens in the Super Bowl. Normally with any household in Wisconsin there would be some resentment seen as how the beloved Packers lost a couple weeks back to the 49ers, however, there will be some partying going on at my house. My husband has trained the little one to be an avid 49er's fan, just has he has been since he was a young buck.

I do have a general tip today, but please stop by The Craft's Meow Blog for more details...

Today's Tip: Selectively fussy cut around an stamped image from a collage stamp for a whole new look.

**So much spam lately, I've got to moderate my comments. Do you have this problem too? If you don't see your comment pop up right away, that's why! Hope it is only temporary.**

36 comments:

  1. This is so pretty Karen!

    Just wondering if you got my email?

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  2. I hear you about using a cheerful spring stamp during the cold days! I feel for you in WI. Not so bad here in CT this week. Average about 25!

    Love the kraft base!

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  3. This is so very very petty. Snow here too in ND. from Martha

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  4. I meant pretty! lol from Martha

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  5. So very pretty & great tip about collage style stamps!
    Enjoy the Superbowl!
    Hugs!
    x

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  6. What a gorgeous card!
    Love that big hydrangea blossom!
    Great coloring!!
    Keep warm and enjoy the Superbowl!!
    Happy Sunday! :)

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  7. Gorgeous...the color is absolutely amazing. I turned off anonymous comments on my blog today because I was tired of the spam :( Hope the boys have fun ice fishing...I think they are crazy...I'm taking my guys sledding in just a bit.

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  8. Gorgeous card Karen, I have comment moderation on, it prevents spam.

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  9. This has me longing for warm weather Karen ~ so pretty! Brrr to the ice fishing and yes I've had spam the past couple of weeks. It's always on the same post from last year and it never really makes much sense. Also invites you to some kind of loan or credit web address.

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  10. This is beautiful! Gorgeous coloring! I do the comment moderation because of spam too!

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  11. I'm about to go outside with my capri workout clothes, yeah, crazy! Thanks for the spring card!! Will it ever come back? Happy super bowl day! partay!!!

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  12. Your colouring is gorgeous Karen. I don't allow anonymous comments and that stopped all the spam :)

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  13. Gorgeous card Karen! Your colouring is so soft and beautiful, amazing how you managed to convey both shadow and depth with the hues!

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  14. such a gorgeous flower! I've noticed other people have been getting spam like Simon Says Stamp and others.

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  15. Beautiful Karen! I love your tips :)

    I moderate my comments as well. I've even had to revert some older posts to drafts because the spammers seem to target one post over and over again...they must be searching for certain key words? Not sure, but it's annoying!

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  16. Ice Fishing? They are crazy... football, so not my cup of tea... lovely card. I want winter to return to California, please send the warm sunny days back to you and give me some SNOW!

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  17. If I could send our warmer weather to you, I would! Your coloring of the flowers is beautiful. I was getting huge amounts of spam on certain posts so I changed my settings to only allow comments on posts within the last 30 days and that took care of the problem.

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  18. This is delightful. The flower is so beautiful with it's burst of color. Sorry to hear that the weather is so cold there.

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  19. Great coloring Karen... this card is so beautiful!!! Love it...

    yeah I agree... too many spams nowadays... it does my head-in!!!

    Hugs...xoxo

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  20. Gorgeous card Karen! Ice fishing sounds too much like hard work to me... lol!

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  21. I think they're crazy too, Karen! I'll vote to stay inside and craft every time! :)

    Beautiful card! Love that pretty flower!

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  22. This is beautiful! And funny you say something and spam, just recently, I got a spam comment on my blog that I had to delete due it's inappropriate content. I am hoping it's an isolated experience!

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  23. Such a lovely card! :) And ice fishing?!! Oh, that has to be freezing!! Not sure I would stay alive, in that kind of cold?!! lol The plus for you, is you didn't have to go with them! :) Sorry to hear about the spam....I haven't had any issues (knock on wood). ;) Take care and thank you, for the tip!

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  24. I am a big fan of fussy cutting... this card is gorgeous.. I have been getting a lot of spam but I have mine set so I have to approve all the comments.. That usually helps and they don't come back..

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  25. Ice fishing?? They are nuts! You got the right idea staying home with this gorgeous flower!

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  26. so pretty! We've had the warmest weather here in Denver, it's weird! Like mid 50's warm!

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  27. Beautiful. I love that image - love the embossing too!

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  28. Your card makes me want to have SPRING right now! The coloring and details are fantastic!Well done!

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  29. Lovely card. It's been chilly here too. Not so much go out an ice fish chilly. Can't blame you for wanting to stay home and stamp.
    As for spam...YES! I have no idea why but the comment spam has been going off...Had to switch to moderate too. It's bad :(

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  30. Such a spring like card. Hope old Phil was right and we get an early one.

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  31. This is stunning! I love the colors you chose - such a great card to create on a cold winter day!

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  32. What a pretty card Karen. Love the coloring. It's been cold over here too...
    I had some problems with spams and have been moderating... it's better this way...
    Thanks for the sweet comment! I am super excited about the Calico kits. :)

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  33. beautiful coloring on the image. such a pretty card! i changed my comment to registered users and users with OpenID only. there were too many anonymous spams and i just got really tired of it. and that change has made a difference. hope it gets better for you!

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  34. I hear you on the spam comments. I started moderating mine almost from the beginning because the spammers were relentless.
    I love the deep purple centers of the flowers on this image, and the watercolor effect on the leaves is so pretty!

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