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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Toadally Frog Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Toadally Frog Blog Hop!  If you made your way here from the sweet Mistyrose's blog then you are in the right place!  If you just happened to stop by my blog and would like to start from the beginning of the Toadally Frog Blog Hop then please head back to Karel's blog >>>  Karel J Creations

If you are looking for the Keeping the Peace Blog Hop click here >>> Keeping the Peace

If you are looking for the Disney Easter Egg Blog Hop click here>>> Disney Easter Egg Blog Hop

When I was working on the card for this hop I found this plaid paper that I wanted to use by K&Company.  Once I got the frog cut out I accidentally flipped it over to discover how it looked on the reverse side of the two sided paper and I was instantly torn between the two!  Which side should I use???  I  really liked them both!  The patchwork print looked so cute as the frog which was funny because if it would have cut out on any other section of that paper, I don't think I would have liked it as much.  I decided to keep the patchwork cut for one card and cut another out of the plaid and make two cards!




Paper is by K&Company.  The frog is cut from Paisley Cricut cartridge at 5".  The crinkle ribbon is by Kimberly at My Craft Spot.  The button is from my stash and the rick-rak is by Wrights.  The cool dimensional bling stickers that I used from the eyes were given to me by my friend Steph who thought they would be perfect and she was right!  They are All That Bling by Jolee's and she found them at Target. Thanks Steph!  The stamped sentiment on this card is from the Be Mine set of Pink By Design stamps (which has FREE shipping this weekend!).  Oh...I almost froggot (hee hee), I used my Uni-ball Signo white pen to go around the outside edges of the froggie.

Now...here is the backside of the first frog I cut out!  See why I just had to use it?  I really like how the patterned lined up on the frog cut even though it wasn't planned that way.   The products and cuts for this card were the same as the first card, except for the stamped sentiment on this one is from My Pink Stamper and I used some baker's twine from The Twinery



I also wanted to share the card I made for my guest designer day on Karel's blog since things got a little messed up with the day it originally got posted.  The Frog was cut from the Boys Will Be Boys Cricut cartridge at 4 1/4" from Core'dinations Whitewash cardstock.  I used the Tiny Bubbles Cuttlebug embossing folder to give him some dimension and then inked him up a bit with some Starlite Silver Dew Drop ink.  The pink was a piece of banner cut from Country Life Cricut cartridge that was left over from another project and the background patterned paper is by K&Company.  I used My Pink Stampers stamps for the "Sorry, I froggot." sentiment.  I just used a left over piece of Colorbok Pearlescent paper to cut a small strip and then wrapped it around my stylus to give the froggy a bug catching tongue! 




Okay, I just got my first pair of Close to My Heart tweezers and I {{{HEART}}} them!  I have been a diehard Mrs. Grossman tweezers gal since I started scrapbooking.  I have two pairs of them, but I can't find them in any stores anymore!  These tweezers are new from CTMH so I thought I would give them a try and they are fabulous!  I love them so much that I bought another set to share with one of my lucky followers!   So be sure to get in on this blog candy!  I plan on ordering a few more pairs of these the next time I place a CTMH order!


To be eligible for a chance to win the blog candy:
1. Please leave me ONE comment on this post.
2. You must become a follower of my blog if you aren't already.

You will have until Monday, April 25, 2011 at 11:59 PM EST to enterEntries for giveaway closed at 50 comments.  Winner will be drawn and posted 4/26 I will use Random org to draw the winners on Tuesday, April 26, 2011. Winner will have one week to contact me and claim their prize.

I also have a Nursery Rhymes Cricut cartridge up for grabs here >>> 1000 Followers Blog Candy

Now you need to take a big HOP to your next stop which is Patti! Be sure to head over to Patti's blog, Short 'N Scrappy and leave her some love!  


Don't forget about take 2 of our Disney/Pixar Blog Hop coming up next weekend! Shawn and I are very excited to be hosting a two day hop this time featuring a total of 22 blogs (12 stops each day). There are going to be some AMAZING prizes including a Gypsy, a Scrap N Tote, Scrap N Easel, cartridges and MUCH more so be sure to mark your calendars and come back to hop with us....Disney style!

51 comments:

Maureen Reiss said...

These are such cute cards!!! Thanks
reissfam10 at aol dot com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Adorable frog cards! Love all the pattern papers!

scrapperbecka said...

super froggy card, love it

PixiesDelight said...

love the papers used!
Toadly cute card!!!
bargainmama@mchsi.com

Misty said...

I toadilly love all the cards, but #2 is my fav!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

golfergal said...

Love frogs, great card! Jeananne jrtherunks42 at yahoo dot com

Karelj said...

I just love your frogs! That plaid paper was genius! Thanks so much for hopping with me! Karelj

jessica said...

Love the froggy cards! The paper is awesome!! Thanks for sharing another GREAT project
Happy Easter!
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

Celeste said...

great cards.... sooooo cute... Love them

Jacqueline said...

love the frogs - great job; the frog with the pattern paper is my fav. Thanks for sharing ... already a follower.
Hugs ~ Jacqueline
madebyjacqueline(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Sweet Magnolia Rose said...

Hey Melissa,

Happy Hopping Melissa!!! I added the direct link for this. I love the 1st project!!!

Lisa said...

OH my! I love them all!!! Have a toadally great weekend!!!

paperbutterflies AT sbcglobal DOT net

Tamara said...

All 3 of your cards are so cute! I love all the different papers and how you used am embossing folder on the last one! TFS!
sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

Donna said...

I love K & Co 2 sided paper. Funny how the "wrong" side turns out to be the "Right" side. I've had that happen also!
comopark@roadrunner.com

cdm317 said...

I think it's great how you used the banner from Country Life on the card. Funny what you said about the flipside of the frog because I have that happen sometimes, too! Happy Easter and thanks for the awesome inspiration, your cards rock!
Colleen

c d m3 17 a tyaho odo tco m

kristyscraps said...

I think the second frog with the backside of the paper is my favorite-sometimes it is the unplanned moments that turn out the best! :)
kristyscraps@sbcglobal.net

Miz said...

I really like the patchwork frog. I know I've deliberately fussy cut on the bug before but sometimes the random stuff works out quite nicely.

llmedeiros at aol dot com

Amy said...

I'm hop, hop, hopping through again!! :) I'm TOADally in love with your cards, Melissa!! You did a frogtastic job on them!! I would have been torn between the plaid and patchwork too!! :)

Thanks for sharing your talent in the hop today -- and thanks for inviting me to hop along with ya (for all three)!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

SiskiyouSue said...

Your frogs are toad-ally cute! suekimmet@gmail.com
siskiyousue.blogspot.com

Tami B. said...

I love the little tongue on your 2nd frog and the sentiment that goes with it. Both are really cute.

Glitter Fantasies said...

Amazing work - cards are so cute!
Jackie
jmpresearch@gmail.com

Brenna said...

those are two amazingly cute forggie cards!! tfs
brenna
rbanderson@live.ca

The Cropping Canuck said...

Cute froggies!

Tambo said...

great cards! I love the texture from the embossing on the frog. I love the back side of the paper cutout. How perfect! great work. thanks, Tami
tambo1010atcomcastdotnet

Tambo's Creations

WAM Family said...

So Cute!!! Thank you for sharing and have a blessed Easter.

BunnyFreak said...

Love both cards. Great froggies.

Lillian Child said...

Ohmygosh! The back side of that paper TOADALLY works - so unique! Great job!

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Fun frog cards! Great use of alternative colors for making the frogs instead of the standard green. But I do love the tiny bubbles cuttlebug you used on the green frog. Makes it pop. Thanks for sharing all your froggy creations!

coupondenise at live dot com

doverdi said...

Great cards. I've never seen a plaid frog before. He's too cute!

Debc06 said...

Wow these area all darling love the patchwork one.
Debbie
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

shersl84bed said...

Melissa your cards are so cute. Love that frog saying.. I froggot. I will have to use that some time, very cute.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

Patricia Hurlburt said...

Love all your cards. The frogs are adorable.
Patti
lilbitee1971 at hotmail dot com

Lori Apgar said...

Love your non-traditional frog colors and textures!!! Super cute!

Michelle said...

Okay girl I can see how busy you have been... God love ya!!! You are ubber talented.... I love both of your cards and I stopped in and checked out both of your other hops too...
Michelle
mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com
http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com

Anna said...

Adorable cards. Just too cute.
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Kris said...

I burst out laughing when your card first came up because that frog is just so doggone CUTE! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

Oh my, I just realized I missed your posting, as I started my hop at my own listing. Your cards are adorable... I love the patchwork one the best. It's Frogalicious!! TYFS

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

Josie0602 said...

Three toad-ally cute cards!!! I love them all!
Tracy
www.scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com
jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

Kathy's-Krafts said...

I really love the patterns that you used on all the projects...Really fabulous
kgprevost(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
www.kathyskraftsandmore.blogspot.com

joydee1963 said...

love the colors,great cards,I am a follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

A Scrap Above said...

Your card is really cute, took me a while to find the post for the hop since you dont have a link posted on the other hops to this one, but glad I did find it, really great details.
I am already a follower of your amazing blog
TFS
Bonnie
http://ascrapabvoe.blogspot.com
ascrapabove at aol dot com

Judy said...

great card tfs. I'm your newest follower.

mollypolley at gmail dot com

RitaLynne said...

Have been a follower for a while now! I LOVE your stuff! You always make the cutest things! Thanks for the chance to win!

Emily said...

Great frog card! I love the 1st forgs buggy eyes!

emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

Laura said...

I love both sides too.. what a great frog.love the cards...
lauraleed48atlivedotca

nantastic said...

Love them all. Great job. Already a follower.
nana5604 at gmail dot com

Stephenie said...

Your Frogs are soooo cute! The patterned paper works so well on these cards!!

Stephenie
www.sscrafter.blogspot.com
stephs361@yahoo.com

Cyndi S said...

Love your frog cards. I love the colors that you used.
cstephenson at q dot com

thekolbes said...

Love all of your cards. I could use those tweezers for making the satin flowers........thanks so much for sharing
Trish
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

Glora said...

Cool frog cards! I LOVE the patterned paper and the embossing on the frogs. So fun. Hugs- Glora

Melissa said...

Entries for giveaway closed at 50. Winner will be drawn and posted 4/26.

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