Thursday, July 1, 2010

LeapFrog


The greatest discovery that ever was for my two little boys is searching for allusive, mobile and green creatures with four legs amongst the grass. Every night the hunt begins. Sometimes they catch one, sometimes they miss one. Sometimes they catch a few at a time. I chuckle when they want to keep these creatures in their sand pail, and fear the time that they won't remember when they've stuck them in their pockets for safe keeping.

A new to me site called the City Crafter Challenge has a wonderful collage of green to be inspired by, and a perfect opportunity to ink up my first ever Unity set! Kind of a fun card to give to someone struggling with the decision on whether or not to...do something, eh?


Supplies Used: Cardstock: White (Georgia Pacific) Kraft (PTI) So Saffron (Stampin Up) Patterned Paper: Green from Stack 5 (DCWV), Stamps: Leap for Life (Unity-thanks AJ!) Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine) Other: Twine (PTI) Button (Cloud 9) Tools: Circle Punch (Creative Memories) Black Journaling Pen (Pilot)

36 comments:

Lindsay said...

This is to cute Karen! I love that frog and the sentiment. Just so fun!

Ryann Salamon said...

Oh I love love love this Karen! Perfect in plaid!

Sew-Ink said...

This is too cute! Love what you did with the 2 buttons and twine at the top!

june lanum said...

love the sentiment,,,thanks for joining us at the CCCB

Deb Neerman said...

This is fabulous, Karen!

I love that adorable frog and the inspiring message. And your buttoned-up twine is the perfect finishing touch!!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Sweetie! Sending hugs!

AJ said...

your card is simply adorable!! LOVE it!!

yyam said...

Wow! I love the green on white! It's so striking! And the sentiment is perfect!

alexandra s.m. said...

Oh my!! I LOVE this Karen!
It is so sweet, refreshing and PERFECT!

Thank you ~

Kelley Eubanks said...

Super cute... Love this card!

Just did a little catching up on Karen! :) Love the dyed ribbon card on down a bit... wow!! Gorgeous! All of your cards are great!

Janelle said...

Wow -- such a cute card, Karen! Love that paper-pieced frog. Just perfect! Did a bit of catching up and enjoyed seeing your other cards and layouts, too.

Ayana Posadas said...

A plaid frog!...
Cute, cute, cute! :)
Great card!

jen said...

This card makes me happy. Period. :) I think it's the plaid frog- but the sentiment & stacked buttons are probably wooing me a bit too! :D
Thanks for always being so sweet in your visits to my little blog-land...! (Hadley loves to catch frogs too- a little less common in a girl, I suppose! We've already got a 'home' for them, but she has to let them go before we head in for the day!) Have a fab 4th!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I think this card is great- love all the white! The button/circle/twine combo really works well. Great job.

Michelle said...

such a fun card!! love all the green on white, makes it look so crisp:-) and you stayed true to your minimalistic style as well..
the perfect card!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fabulous card! Very cute image and fun sentiment! Thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

Isabelle P. said...

I like this little frog tiles! A card full of freshness.

Jenny said...

Aww so cute! LOVE it!! :) :) :) :) My daughter does the same and she especially loves when there is baby frogs :)

Jess said...

This is so super cute Karen! I love paper piecing, and yours is fab ;)

Alice Wertz said...

this just makes me smile, Karen!! super duper cute! and you know i adore your CAS style!! LOVE THIS!

Dana said...

This really made me smile this morning in google reader Karen...had to pop over and let you know it makes me happy!

lynn said...

too, too cute--the story and your unity card! happy 4th, karen:)

Cheryl Nelson said...

This could not be cuter!! thanks for playing along at CCCB!

Brandi said...

I remember catching frogs as a little girl until one thought it would be funny to pee on me when I was 8. Yuck! What a cute card! Have a wonderful 4th holiday!

Belinda said...

Oh how cute! LOVE the sentiment and the fun pattern on the froggie!

Courtney Baker said...

Oh this is super cute Karen! I love the patterned paper you used!

Lynnette said...

Love this, I love green and I love frogs... And I always love patterned paper. It's perfect!

~amy~ said...

fabbie paper piecing Karen...your stories make me chuckle...LOVE the sentiment!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

This is the kind of card I adore! Everything about it is wonderful!

Cheryl said...

Karen, this is adorable! I love your paper piecing and the clean lay out.

Have a safe & happy July 4th week end!

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Cheryl
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Mandy said...

This is absolutely adorable!! Love it, Karen!! :)

annieambriel said...

this stinkin' cute and gorgeous! Lovely CAS card.
Thanks for dropping by my blog and leavings such sweet comments. :D

Janetcraft said...

Hi Karen, you've got a sweet blog..and I am now a follower of yours. Love to follow your interesting blog. Hope to participate then..

Michele Gross said...

Oh this is just toooo cute!! I love the story that goes with it too :) How much fun would it be to catch a plaid frog!! ;)

Shauna said...

What a fun and refreshing card, Karen! He's just too cute, and I love how you did the button and the string up top. This is a style I adore.

Thanks so much for your sweet comment. You're such a wonderful help to the ego :-)

Laural-Lee said...

Fantastic paper piecing Karen! This is adorable!! I see you've been using bits and pieces of pattern paper and you're working magic with them!