Thursday, August 6, 2009

For A Friend.....

Keep smilin', keep shinin', Knowin' you can always count on me, for sure. That's what friends are for...

In fact, that's what today's Stamp Simply challenge is all about... FRIENDS! It's simple, make a card for a friend, for any reason what-so-ever! Just make sure the word friend appears somewhere on the card front. You can check out all the official details over at Sharon's place! Just click HERE!

When some of the Stamp Simply gals got together a few weeks ago, Tammy brought a bunch -- and I mean A BUNCH-- of stamps with her and in the pile was this darling little hopper! It's a Penny Black stamp and I just think he's darling!
This card is pretty plain and simple! I colored him up with watercolor pencils and then blended with a blender pen. Add a little glitz to the flower with some Diamond Stickles, cut him out with a circle Nestabilities die, mat it onto a half of a Labels One Nestabilities die. Add some SU ribbon, some paper piercing and a fun punched border (Fiskars Threading Water), add a button and... done! The sentiment is from Flourishes' Sweet Violet set.

Here's a close up of the little froggie! Isn't he just too cute?
I am sooooo excited to refer you to the list of ladies in the Stamp Simply team. BECAUSE.... my mom was asked to be the guest designer for August! How incredibly fun is that? She's Pat Adam, The Rubber Maid. My mom and I both started stamping around the same time (2000) and ever since, it's been a craft that has brought us even close together - if that is possible!

So, be sure to "hop" on over and say hello... and visit all these other talented ladies while you are at it! :-)

Pat Adam, August Guest Designer --YEAH!
Janine
Jennifer
AJ
Tammy
Deb
Barbara
Jenny

Thanks for stopping by! I'll see you back here soon!

12 comments:

Jenny Gropp said...

Love your Friendly Froggy -- The perfect pop of pink with his belly and the paper! Wonderful card Julie! It just has to bring a smile!!!

AJ said...

very cute Julie- I love it!

smallcity said...

He is adorable, someone gave me some images of him and i was wondering how to color him. Your coloring is beautiful.

smallcity

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

REALLY cute card, Julie! Love that little frog and your coloring of him and the flower is perfect. And the stickles are the perfect way to top off the flower! Enjoy your weekend, friend!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This is totally darling - I love it! And I LOVE that image -- just wish mine looked so good -- but I am determined to doctor up my mess and make a card with it!!! Cutest frog stamp EVER!!!

Barbara said...

What a fun card!!! Love that froggy image and your coloring is fab!

The Rubber Maid said...

So adorable is this little froggy!He can hop over to my place anytime. I think (well I know) we have a mental connection as we both put the words to that song on our post. Whew....scary, not really it's a Mom & DD love thing.
Mom

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Cute, cute, cute!!! Love this image and you've really made him "hop" off the screen with your coloring!! He sure looks happy ... probably because your Mom has joined the group this month!! How awesome is that!!!
Hope you have a fun filled weekend!!

Joan Fricker said...

Julie, what a cute froggy! Any friend would love to receive this card! Great job!

Joan

Janine said...

I love it Julie!! Brings back some good memories too....
Have a great weekend friend!!

Diane said...

Cute and adorable froggy! Love the flower,but heck I adore all your coloring!!!

Barbara said...

What a sweet froggy!!! Love your dots, too!!