Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Frogs and Flowers

Hello Everyone,

I have been busy making cards this week, but I havc not had the chance to post them. I made a total of 8 cards including these two cards. I have also been busy trying to get ready to go to Ohio to spend a week with my two girls and grandkids. I have a grandson that is turning 7 and a grandson who is turning 1. The 7 year old celebrates his birthday on March 30th and the 1 year old on March 31.

My daughters and three grandchildren will be meeting me at the Columbus Airport and from there we are going to Archiver’s and then to lunch. I am anxious to spend time with my family to have some quality time scrapbooking and making cards and just enjoying each others company.

Frog Card
The green background was stamped clear Versa Mark Ink using the Scattered Flowers stamp. I stamped the frog, grass, flowers and sentiment on white cardstock that measures 2 5/8 x 3 ¼-inches. I distressed the edge of the paper and then attached it to the front of the card with dimensional adhesive. The flowers are from another stamp company but I can’t remember what company. I drew the stem and stamped the leaves. The leaves are from Hero Arts Birds and Branches set CL219. Stamps used are Hero Arts: Sending Happy thoughts CL305, birthday Messages CL139, Be Happy CL377, and Scattered Flowers S5129.

Flower Pot Card

I stamped the wavy leaf pattern in versa mark ink and embossed with white embossing powder. Then I distressed the paper with scattered straw ink. The next thing that I did was stamp the flower and I stamped the dictionary type over the flower. For the top of the flower pot, I distressed it with wild honey ink and stamped the sentiment with rusty hinge. I wanted the ribbon to match the card, so I dyed it with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink. Stamps used are Hero Arts: Wavy Leaf Pattern S5050, Earth flowers CL428, Truly Appreciated CL380, and Diagonal Dictionary Type S5497. Distress inks used are: Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, and Tea Dye.

Both of these cards were fun to make and I lost all track of time and by the time I was finished I had ink all over my hands. It feels good to get ink on my hands; it makes me feel like I accomplished something.

Thank you for stopping by and I appreciate the comments. Take care and God bless.


Tiffany said...

These are all so sweet and fun, love the whimsical style on both! Cutest frog image! I'm so happy you are enjoying family time with the little ones!

Brenda said...

Hi Sue! You sound like you have been really busy! Have a great time with your family and grandkids. Love your fun froggie card and your lovely flower pot card! Very sweet.

Barb said...

How nice that you get to visit with family soon, Sue! And a trip to Archiver's too. . .yay! Love both of your cards today! That frog is adorable and the flower pot shaped one is so fun! Have a safe and wonderful trip! :)

Lin said...

Beautiful cards, Sue!! Have a wonderful time with your family and let us know all about Archiver's!!

Robin K. said...

Sounds like you have a fantastic visit planned with family - enjoy every minute Sue! Your froggie prince card is adorable :) I like the shape card too. I haven't done one of those in awhile - thanks for the inspiration!

Anne said...

Wonderful cards Sue- both of them are just fantastic! Have a great time with your family :)