Pond Memories

With summer break winding down, I find myself thinking about my own childhood memories of summer!  For me, there were a couple summers when my family went to stay for a few days with some friends at their old farmhouse in rural Wisconsin.  They had a pond and we spent a fair amount of time fishing.  I was never one to actually touch a fish, but I sure enjoyed luring them in!  My father, being a vet, always had some kind of interesting tidbit to share with us regarding fish anatomy, but I don’t remember any of that!  Poor dad!

Today is the beginning of a new cue word challenge over at CASology and this week the word is POND!

I had to create something with little fish on it!  I always managed to catch sunfish when fishing.  I thought they were pretty…for a fish!  I decided to use blue fish on my card just because I like the color blue with white (a good reason, right?).  I used a textured cardstock this week to give things a little character.  The fish panel is matted on SU’s Pacific Point cadstock and then popped up with foam dots.  I tried adding some simple embellishments, but ended up deciding it was too much and left them off!

I hope you join us at CASology if you find time to craft this week!  We love seeing all the entries each week!

Have a terrific Tuesday!



  • Tracey McNeely Posted Tuesday, 08/07/2012 1:37 pm

    Melissa your fish are just too cute! Fun fun sentiment. I think the blue is so fitting!

  • Ardyth Posted Tuesday, 08/07/2012 1:49 pm

    Great CAS card – one colour, one (or two) repeated images – perfect!

  • jimlynn Posted Tuesday, 08/07/2012 2:50 pm

    Cute, cute, cute!!!

  • Anonymous Posted Tuesday, 08/07/2012 4:22 pm

    Beautiful CAS card. Love it!

  • Joyce Posted Tuesday, 08/07/2012 6:39 pm

    I really love the simplicity of this. And, of course, your fishy visual triangle.

  • Rosemary Posted Wednesday, 08/08/2012 1:49 pm

    sweet card, melissa… the little fishies are so cute!

  • Darnell J Knauss Posted Wednesday, 08/08/2012 5:34 pm


  • Bev Gomez Posted Wednesday, 08/08/2012 10:10 pm

    Hi Melissa, thanks for your kind comments on my CAS card. Your pic of blueberries makes me hungry. Lovely blog. Hugs, Bev

  • Carol L Posted Thursday, 08/09/2012 12:12 am

    Blue fish, Blue fish, Blue fish…..I think you're re-written Dr. Suess in the form of a great card 🙂

  • Bonnie Posted Thursday, 08/09/2012 3:39 pm

    I remember fishing in the pond near our house. I wouldn't touch the fish either. Your blue fish are sweet!

  • Jean Posted Saturday, 08/11/2012 4:49 pm

    A great CAS card ~ its amazing how much matting adds to a card!

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