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This is the June digital freebie image from The Alley Way Stamps. I thought this sentiment was perfect for someone who was struggling in life at the moment.That is why I featured the big fish swimming upstream. Because I think at times we have all felt that way. Like we were just *ahem* just treading water. The polka dots add the extra touch of whimsy this card needed. I don’t have a polka dot stamp so I hand doodle the dots. (Not too shabby for freehand)

I am entering this card into the The Alley Way Stamps Be Inspired #5 Challenge and also into CAS-ual Fridays CFC56 Sweet Spot Challenge.

If you want to play along at TAWS and you don’t own any Alley Way Stamps you can grab one of their freebies and craft away. To play along at CAS-ual Fridays you just have to create a card featuring Polka Dots.

Happy Stamping,


About cardsbymo

Paper crafting is my Yoga. It takes my mind off any stress that I might have at the time. My daughter loves to get involved in my projects too and it is a great way to connect with her. Sixteen years ago I began scrapbooking but, my new true love is card making!

13 responses »

  1. Mo – what a great encouragement card! I love the big orange fish, the sentiment, and those hand-doodled dots. I wouldn’t have guessed! Thank you so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. GORGEOUS card Mo – LOVE it!!!

  3. Love the colors, and such a great message. Very creative use of the little fish. I want to make this!

  4. I love the fish! I know exactly what you mean about swimming against the tide… 😉

  5. Well I reckon your doodled dots are just ‘fintastic’ tee hee :0)
    Love the big fish swimming upstream,
    Thanks for getting crafty with us at CASual Fridays :0)
    Jenny x

  6. This is absolutely adorable! I love it!!!

  7. Love those fish. They made me smile.

  8. I just love how you used this months freebie.. it’s simply adorable.. and the big fish swimming upstream.. LOVE it!
    🙂 hugs
    -the alley way stamps owner

  9. So cute!! Your fish are super sweet and love the colors with your use of polka dots…that sentiment is one of my favorite sayings:)!! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays:)!!

  10. This card is soooo clever! Adorable too, but really clever 🙂 Thanks for joining in on the fun at TAWS.

  11. This is just too cute for words – it reminds me of me – always swimming against the flow of traffic! LOL Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays – we’re so glad you did!!

  12. My gosh, how creative is this? Love it! Awesome concept, design and bright, happy colors. Thanks for joining our Be Inspired challenge!


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