Saturday, November 29, 2008

Happy Frog

I've been dying to use my new 'A Flower for All Seasons' set from Stampin' Up! Those who know me know that I was drawn to it because there's a bird in the set. I can't help it...I love birds! BUT, instead of using the bird stamp first, I decided to use this cute little frog. Truth is, I got to use that bird stamp at my friend Joanne's stamp class back in September. LOL!

As I was blurfing around today I stopped on Taylor's site and saw the sketch for her Cupcake Challenge #44. Right away I knew this set was perfect for the challenge. I dug into my stash, ok my giant stash of patterned paper and pulled out this sparkly polka-dotted one by My Minds Eye. You can't really see it in the photo, but trust me, all the green dots are super sparkly.

The card base is a 5x5 square of SU's Garden Green (hmmm...when was the last time I used Garden Green...but it matches perfectly with my sparkly paper!). The chocolate square is 3.25 x 3.25 and the polka dot squares are 1 5/8 x 1 5/8. The im

age was stamped with Memento black onto Gina K white cardstock, cut out with nesties and coloured with copics. I LOVE my copics. I know a few people are chuckling at that comment cause I was adamant that I didn't need
them (or nesties for that matter and we can see how that worked out!).   :)
A little paper piercing here, some sparkly gems there, attach some ribbon at the bottom and voila! When I was all done, I also realized that the expensive sparkly paper qualifies my card for the 'Ways to Use It' challenge #182 over at Splitcoaststampers. Yay! 

Isn't she just the cutest little frog ever! I look at the image and think she just leaped up onto someone's potting table to look at the flowers. I know she's a girl frog, because no boy frog would ever admire flowers like that. grin!

Thanks for stopping by!


Anonymous said...

What a cute little card to wake up to this morning. Love the layout too. Leslie

Janet said...

so cute!! love the layout!

Cheryl Koskakura said...

I love that frog!

Adriana M.Q. Weingart said...

Really cute! Loved the frog... and the colors

Nancy said...

Okay, Karen, how are you convincing me that I need another stamp set when you're so far away?! She's adorable.

Taylor VanBruggen said...

So cute, Karen! Great colors and great coloring with your Copics! Thanks for playing the challenge!

Joanne B. said...

How cute, and look at you putting all those copics to work! I can't believe you didn't use the bird first! LOL!

Donna said...

found out abut you blog from Joanne Basile - awesome creations!! love this cute little frog, isn't Gina K's pure luxury c/s awesome!?

Tanja said...

Love your cards and your thoughts are entertaining too! Glad I found your blog!