Sunday, April 7, 2013

I should be OUTSIDE . . .

Happy Sunday All!  
YES, YES, I know I should be outside it is so beautiful (71 degrees) and the sun is shining ... BUT it is VERY windy and what I had hoped to get done today (power wash the deck) is best saved for a less windy day!  SO with that being said, I decided to play along in a couple of new (to me) challenges.

The CAS Sunday Challenge at The Outlawz site made me aware of the fact that it is National Frog Month!  Yep ... I didn't know such a thing existed ... did you?  LOL!  So we are to make a CAS card using a FROG!  I have a terrible time making CAS cards so thought this would be good practice!

I sure hope this is CAS enough ... I was so hard not to add more layers, flowers, ribbon, pearls ...yada, yada, yada!  I have had this cute All Nite Media froggy stamp since I began stamping and I think he is just the cutest thing!  In fact, I think it is the ONLY frog stamp I have in my collection of many stamps!
The sentiment does actually say Happy Birthday but when I inked it up I cleaned off the "A" and replaced it with a Creative Memories 'O' sticker letter.  The WALL is a piece of scrap green paper which I drew the lines on with one of my brown alcohol markers & a ruler to create the bricks ... very easy, peasy!

A few other challenges:
Scrappy Frogs Challenge - Think Spring
Dilly Beans - Spring
One Stop Craft - Birthdays

The second challenge I wanted to play in was at the Digistamps4Joy group of Papercraft Planet.  They were offering two freebies on Freebie Friday at their Blog and after seeing some of the fabulous creations made with this image I just had to have it for myself.

Isn't this image fabulous?  My sister is SHOE CRAZY so this will be the perfect image for her birthday card this year!  I created the sentiment in PhotoShop and the polka dot paper is from Webster's Pages.  A few Stampendous Diamond Dots adorn the show squares and a purple ribbon knot in the corner is all this card needed to be a quick & easy creation! 

Other challenges:
DL.ART April Linky Party - Anything Goes 

Okay, okay ... there are still several hours of daylight left ... maybe I'll go outside and clean up a couple flower beds ... the wind won't be too much of an issue with that job!  LOL!

Thanks for stopping by ... have a FABULOUS week ahead and PLEASE come back soon!
As always . . .


Angela B. said...

Beautiful work Darlene!

DonnaMundinger said...

EEEK! Super cute! Saw you on Outlawz and had to comment here too. AND THOSE SHOES! To die for! Bummer I missed the Freebie. Imelda ain't got nothing on me. LOL xxD

Ellis said...

Didn't know it was National Frog month either, not here in Sweden that I know off! Great CAS card!
The shoe card is just fantastic! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Wow Darlene both cards are adorable. I am formally from the Eastlake,Ohio area so we are both Ohioans but I now reside in the warm state of Florida. Ohio was to cold for me. My old bones said NO MORE winters so here we are. I am a new follower and hope you will come by and join me as well. Nice to know someone from the ole home state.
Linda K.

Janice said...

Strangely I am drawn to your frog card which I think is absolutely brilliant! Love the shoes too, but give me that frog any day! Jx

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a beautiful card Darlene.

KarinsArtScrap said...

Beautiful card Darlene.

greetings karin

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Both cards are beautiful Darlene. Lurvely coloring.

Diane said...

Both cards are so daughter would love them both, as she a shoe nut herself, and she loves frogs, too...think it is from the "Kermit" era, as she still has hers...hope you are having nice weather, it is cool and gloomy here today!!

Patricia St Martin said...

Darlene, Lovely job on both. Nice job keeping the first one CAS, I find that hard to do. Love all the shoes and the wonderful colors.

** Stempelgaudi ** said...

Hello Darlene,
your frog birthday card is so sweet. I love this frog very much. And I get this stamp too. Look, here can you see my lovely frog Klick to Monis frog ....
Thank you for visite my blog and have a nice day.

sue jones said...

aww love your Card. Thanks for joining us at Dilly beans this week :)

Christine said...

Fab fun B/day card ..

Thanks for sharing with us at AGOAC this wk.

smiles Christine x

Shelley said...

Brilliant cards, love the frog one. Thanks for joining in this weeks OSCC xx

lorby said...

That froggy card is so darn cute! Thank you for sharing your talents. Jearise (DT for Scrappy Frog Challenge)

Charlene Mitchell said...

You nailed the CAS challenge with your frog!! So cute . . . I think I even have that stamp! Love your homemade brick wall. I started doing CAS with The Outlawz challenge and I love it. Sometimes I feel like I'm cheating because like you, I want to add more stuff! But once you get past that, you can sure make some fun and quick(er) cards! Fabulous and you look like a pro already!