April 4, 2008

YOU'RE UNFROGETTABLE....

Good Friday morning!! I am sooooo glad it's Friday - only two more days until Tony comes home and relieves me of puppy duty - LOL! Oh yeah, I miss him too! *wink* So, today, since I was up at the crack of done with the little guy, I decided to check out Beate's weekend sketch challenge - AND I LOVE IT!!!! So, I made a card! I really like this sketch and know I will use it again! I wanted to use my Unfrogettable stamp set - it's really cute, and I have neglected it. I also decided to make a square card because the stamp is large and I did not want the card to look crowded. Although I may have overdone it with the hodgepodge.....oh well. So the base of this card is Garden Green card stock and the next layer is Mellow Moss card stock. I faux stitched around the edges using my mat stack and paper piercer. The two smaller squares are also Garden Green card stock and Mellow Moss card stock and I also stitched around those layers. I used my stampin' wheel Lilypad for the background on both of the squares....I just love that wheel, aren't the lilypads cute??? I colored in the flower leaves with my Garden Green stampin' write marker and added some dazzlin' diamonds to the leaves. The frog is stamped in black stazon ink on Naturals White card stock and then punched out using my small square scallop punch (not SU! - they don't have one.....YET!) Then, I used my jumbo square scallop punch with Garden Green card stock (also non-SU! for the same reason). I had to change to the square from the circle because the frog is just so big - LOL! I inked the edges of the image, added four vintage brads, and colored him in using my stampin' write markers and my blender pen. Then, just for fun, I added two small black brads for this eyes and used my white gel pen to add the small circles! The sentiment is stamped in black stazon on Garden Green card stock and punched out with my Large Oval Punch. I then added a piece of Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware which matches my brads perfectly! So, this little guy is going in the mail to a new friend who is just so sweet! I hope everyone has a wonderful Friday - I am off to blog browse!

27 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

what a great card, love those lily pads in the background.

Deb said...

Gorgeous card, lovely colours, that is a great stamp set, such a cute frog.

dasimonds said...

Adorable Froggy Card..
Wonderful colors..cute lily pads!
Nice layout.

Jen Glover said...

ADORABLE!!! I love the frog stamp and the sentiment. Wow! Your friends and family are so lucky to receive all these gorgeous cards from you! *HUGS*

corinnesomerville said...

A-D-O-R-E-A-B-L-E !! Love this frog...I have to remember to take him out again and ink him up !!! Love what you did with Beate's sketch...great job :) Two more sleeps till Tony gets home !!! Have a good evening :)

Love ya...

Melissa said...

That frog always makes me smile! Good job A.!

Many Blessings,
M.

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Oh how adorable Alex! I LOVE it!

Amy G. said...

Your card is adorable! Love these little frogs! ;)

Diane said...

Wonderful as usual Alex!!! I agree,
those lilly pads are just too darn cute!

Deborah said...

Good job at the crack of dawn Alen! How cups of coffee? Love what you did with this great challenge! The layers are wonderful and I love the greens and the forggie! Hugs, Deb

kathleenh said...

Hi Alex. Your frog card is so cute! Great job with the faux stitching.

Yes! I would love to meet you when you come to Minneapolis in the summer. I'll even pick you up and we can stamp together! Yippee!!!

Erin... said...

I love those lily pads!! cute cute cute!!

Dawn said...

I am really glad you chose these colors. I really like them.

pescbrico said...

I wish you a great night of sleep! Cute card!

malieta said...

What a cute card and I love the frog! I hope you are able to get some rest this weekend Alex. Take care now.
malieta:)

Dawn Easton said...

Love it Alex! I never purchased that set and I'm not sure why...Your card is so cute!! Great job on that sketch...hope to do it this weekend!

Manna said...

What a great card, Alex! I love the froggy and the lily pads!

Nikki Bond said...

This is toooo cute Alex! I love this set and you made such a wonderful card with it! The glitter on the lilt pads is perfect! Hope Tony has a safe trip home! {SMILES}

Corie said...

Ahhhh this is adorable!!

Maureen said...

great card! It is toad-ally cute! (sorry - had to do it!) I have been perusing through your blog and stories about the "new kid" and all of the cards and pages are awesome! You are a fabulous stamper and I love looking at your stuff! Here's wishing you sleep *wink* - you poor thing! And a lab to boot - I think they come with extra energy!! LOL God Bless!
((()))maureen

Ana Baird said...

really cute!

Vicki said...

Love, love, love this card.

Debbie said...

Ooohhh so many new cards to comment on but this has to be my favourite .. am very tempted to get this set as we have it in the UK but not the lilypad unfortunately .. which is just gorgeous ... the whole card is stunning and one of my favourites on your blog ... love it
Debbie
:-))

Denise~ said...

So adorable! You really did awesome with this sketch. Great colors, layout, papers, everything. Love the glitter accents too. :)

Rose Ann said...

Such a cute card for Beate's sketch!! Love your frog!!

Lauren said...

Super cute. The lily pads are adorable.

Jenn said...

So cute! Love the lily pads and the hodgepodge hardware.