I decided to use my Imagine to create this adorable little card for our little friend, Kennedi's 4th birthday. The background is a Cuttlebug folder of dots. I cut out the doll and frame from Best Friends, then used a sentiment to stamp inside the frame. The inside of the card said "happy birthday". I layered the little girl to make her pop up. I also used pop dots to pop the doll further off of the card. This card totally worked for two purposes: Miss Kennedi's birthday, and Emma's Imagine Nation Monday Challenge (http://www.creativetimeforme.com/) . ~Hoppy Crafting!
On National Card Making Day, I convinced my husband to sit down with me and make a quick card. I walked him through a few basics, and he picked the stamps that he wanted to use. Take a look at how his card turned out! ~Hoppy Crafting!
Just wanted to share a quick Halloween card that I created during National Card Making Day. I used some Martha Stewart paper, and some dollar-bin stamps (frog, sentiment, spider), to create a cute card. I also added silver Stickles around the sentiment, on the frog hat, etc., and added a green and black polka-dot ribbon towards the bottom. I popped up the sentiment, as well as inked all edges with Stampin' Up's Concord Crush. ~Hoppy Crafting!
Came across this new patent listed for Provo Craft. This patent seems rather interesting...It almost looks like a new Gypsy-type machine that will not only connect to the Cricut and computer, but it also showed a Yudu icon, as well as possibly being usable with a sewing/embroidery machine. That's most of the information that I got out of the patent. See for yourself, and you decide: http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.freepatentsonline.com%2F20100217428.pdf&h=c379f .
I can not believe how quickly I made a dozen cards! I used my Cricut Imagine and the Nursery Tails cartridge, to choose the bird with mushrooms and background. I popped up all of the birds and one mushroom on each card, to add dimension. I stamped plain cardstock with a cute floral stamp and Stampin' Up's Marina Mist (blue). I also used Marina Mist to stamp the sentiment "A little bird told me..." on the front, and "A friend like you is hard to find", on the inside. I used a variety of colors for the card bases (green, blue, pink, and yellow). I used these cards to give to my friends who came to my Stampin' Up party (of course I didn't write on the inside, so they'd be able to actually use them!). I hope you like them! ~Hoppy Crafting!
I am SO excited! My newest Stampin' Up goodies are here! Yay!!! I had an awesome party last week, and because of the wonderful orders my friends placed, I ended up with some really cool hostess benefits! I am super-excited to use these new stamp sets, and am sure that a few will be lent to those who helped me earn them! My new stamp friends include (from top left): Punch Potpourri, Long Fellows, and Because I Care. I also earned a few other fun punches, etc. Thank you again, everyone, for coming to my party and placing orders! It was totally fun and we'll have to do it again, soon! ~Hoppy Crafting!
I recently ordered a Gypsy travel case from http://www.creativexpress.com/ . I was skeptical about the case, but after reading some reviews, other users said the case would hold the Gypsy with a skin on it, no problem. I have been using my case for a few weeks now, and have to say that I'm pretty happy with it. The sides are not as hard as I was expecting, but still fairly protective. My biggest fear for my G, is that I'll crack the screen (as I have done to multiple cell phones....yes, I have a history...).
The inside is a pretty black and white damask print. When the G is in it, you must position it "just right" in the case, in order to get the zipper to close. I wish there had been a color choice for cases (just like there are with skins), but I suppose black will have to do. I think my purchase has been worth it, thus far, and I look forward to using the case a ton! ~Hoppy Crafting!
Kindergarten teacher by day, and self-proclaimed crafting nightowl. I enjoy long walks with my Gypsy, iced mochas, and salivate over the newest papers, embellishments, Stampin' Up products, and Cricut cartridges available. While I LOVE my job as a kindergarten teacher, I need a creative outlet in my downtime. For me, this comes in the form of scrapbooking, cardmaking, cake decorating, and other miscellaneous crafts. I am a woman who is forever 29. Artist. Married with furry and slimy children (cats, dogs, & fish). And, in case you can't tell by the blog name, I'm obsessed with frogs. :o) I'm ready to try new things...let's see where this journey takes me!
Copyright: All creations and ramblings displayed on this page are shared with the intention of inspiring others to be creative. You may use my ideas to guide your own creations, but please don't use my photos to pass off as your own artwork (submissions/contests, publications, family scrapbooks, etc.). Thank you & "Hoppy" Crafting!