Monday, January 25, 2010

Hoppy Birthday!

I found a fun challenge and sketch to play along with this weekend! The challenge was the Sweet & Sassy Digi Day Challenge over on PCP, to use a frog or princess image. That was hard! I have an extreme lack of frogs and princesses in my collection, LOL!! I finally found this little guy from the December Stamp of the Month by Clear Dollar Stamps and paired him up with the Cupcake from the CDS set Birthday Celebrations. I paper pieced the bottom of the cupcake and did some creative inking and stamping to change "happy birthday" into "hoppy birthday". A super fine line marker like my Zig .01 Millennium pen comes in really handy some days!! ;-)
One of the fun things about the digi day challenge is that you get a free (really cute) digi stamp. My friend, Laurie, said that she prints out a page of digi images at a time, just like we might stamp a page of images for a friend to color later. I really liked that idea. I have a few really cute digi-stamps on my computer that are just begging to be used, but I forget about them because I don't see them. I think I'll try out her suggestion!!

The sketch that I followed was from the "Sweet Stop" - also by Sweet & Sassy. And I'm very proud of myself because I used flowers on my card and I haven't done that for quite awhile. I seem to get in ruts and have to challenge myself to change things up every once and awhile. :-) How about you? What have you found that you just don't use anymore?? It's amazing how fun it can be to pull out some of those gems!

Thanks for stopping by! There is LOTS going on here this week!! Tonight is the PaperTrey blog hop, Clear Dollar Sneak Peeks go from Thursday through Sunday and there is both a Clearly Inspired Challenge and Paper Garden Fifth Friday Challenge on Friday! Be sure to subscribe or follow my blog so you don't miss anything!! :-)




Stacy said...

Beautiful card! I love all the purple! and the little frog is just adorable! I never use the zillions of brads I have {sigh} I love them, I am just always in a hurry.

Rhonda Miller said...

Great card. I just love that frog on top of the cupcake.

stitchinfiend said...

That is sooo cute. All my favourite things, cupcake,purple, green and frogs. I luv it.

Cheryl said...

I like that little frog. What a cute idea. Frogs are not something I would think to use.