Sunday, April 13, 2008

Hoppy Birthday!

Hooray for stamping time! I had a chance to putter in my craft room yesterday after getting the house cleaned up. Let me just say that 3 bathrooms are too many to clean! And later this year, we're replacing the one we tore out of the basement? Are we crazy?

I saw this challenge on Paper Askew, and thought it looked fun. I love Toy Box by SU! and always want to use it. I thought it fit perfectly with this inspiration piece. And look - a curved edge on my card! I usually make such linear layers, sometimes a round or scallop, but never a curve. I'm very happy with this card.
The paper was from a RAK, but I love the bright colors. The sentiment is SU! Greetings 4 You, and I masked the "A" in Happy, relpacing it with the "O" from another sentiment. It fit in perfectly using the Stamp-a-ma-jig. The frogs are layered on circles that I cut from scraps using the circle dies for the Cuttlebug. They are colored with Prismacolor Pencils. As you can see in the close up below, the kraft panel is embossed with a texture plate from Fiskars that has frogs, bugs and things on it. The whole thing is mounted on a Marigold Morning card base. Ribbon is grosgrain from the stash.

I got a few more cards made yesterday, and will post them later today or tomorrow. My girlfriend and her DD are coming over and we're going to take the kiddoes somewhere, if the rain doesn't start. I'm so in the mood to just go shopping, but DH has to finish the tile in the kitchen and DS doesn't have much shopping stamina.

Have a lovely Sunday and thanks for looking!


Denise... said...

Very cute!

Elisabeth said...

That is beautiful! I love it! Great job!

Annapurna said...

Very cool! Love all the little details you added.

Mistylynn said...

Very cute card. Love the frogs.

Heather said...

Great job!