Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Everyone feels pretty in a new pink dress!

Is she just beautiful or what? This is Alota Rubber Stamps - "Shopper Frog". My kind of frog! I can only imagine what she has purchased in all of those bags!

I colored her with my Copics and then white gel pen. And just knew with the "green" tone to her skin that pink was the best color for her dress. LOL!

For the Card I used this weeks Papertake Weekly Challenge Sketch, and it is another of Katharina's great sketches! These are Memory Box papers, love how they all coordinate within a package and the heavy weight of the papers.

I used my sewing machine with both zig zag and straight stitches in pink thread. The mat for the image and the base of the card is Bazzil pink. I went through every ribbon I had and didn't have anything I liked, then found two that fit perfect together, so I stacked them and love how well it matched. Three Prima flower with button centers were added to the bottom corner.

The sentiment is also from Alota Rubber Stamps and is actually part of the new Ladybug set. But seemed to be just what our frog was saying.

I also want to share an award I have received from both Fran and Annie... Sometimes I miss these and don't get the time to post and forward on to others, but loved the theme of this one.

The rules of this award are:
1. Only 5 people allowed.
2. 4 have to be dedicated followers of your blog
3. one has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
4. you must link back to whoever gave you the award.
Quite simple really it is a way of saying thank you to those who take time out for wonderful comments to boost your day.
Here are my Five:
1- Sue - she has been with me since I started my blog and really has been an inspiration and has become a friend. Plus her stuff is just so darn cute!
2- Ila - I think I first started stalking her blog, I just adore her talent! Her coloring is amazing, but she has since become a friend and always makes time to post comments for my stuff and my little donkeys!
3- Claudia - This lady has been my rock... she has been such a sweet friend and not only with her comments on my blog, but our near daily emails back and forth. I love ya Claudia!
4- Patti - "Tennessee" is one of my Fiskateer Buddies and although she is more of a scrapbooker than a card maker she stops by daily to leave me the sweetest comments. She does some great pages and I think with a little shove will become addicted to ATC's and cards! HUGS girlie!
5- Karin - is one of my last Blog Candy winners and she is just so sweet! She leaves the sweetest comments and always ends them with XOXO Thanks!
Well I could have gone on and one, there are so many that leave wonderful kind comments regularly for me. I love each of you!
Off to get the day going... Hope you find some time to craft today!
HUGS and -


All Pink girl said...

Fabulous card ,beautiful image and papers ,Dawnxx

Maria said...

Wow - great card and awesome image. Just made my day! Hugs, Maria

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Such a cute image,I love it.

Anita said...

Fabulous card! I love the shopper!

christina d said...

I love your frog. Really nice card.

My Little Space said...

great card, love the image and colouring !!


Allison said...

This image is so funny...she is a true beauty!

karin xoxo said...

Hi Michelle,

I'm very honoured to receive this award from you.
I'm just stalking your blog for such a short period.
I'll post it next to the one I received already.

I love your frog card. Coloring and papers are just perfect.

Hugs from Holland
xoxo Karin

Ila said...

OMGosh!! this is the most Fabulous and Fun card! I love it!!!
Thank you so much for your kind words and this Wonderful means so much to me coming from you!!...Hugs, Ila

Jingle said...

OMG! I read your blog every day and I so enjoy your cards, but I don't usually comment, but I couldn't just sit back on this one! That frog is TOO cute! I love this card! Beautiful!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Congratulations on your awards Michelle. Love the cute shopper frog and i've never seen this before, fabulous colouring as always, Hugs, Nikki x

Belas Creating Place said...

Oh thank you so very much Michelle, for the lovley Blog Candy. I love it all and I used the punch today for a birthday card for my friend. I love the donkey and how you put the stamp on the envelope too. My kids think Raffie is too cute also.
Thank you so very much and is it okay to post your beautiful card on my blog?
Take care, love your cards,

Claudia Rosa said...

oh michelle.. you are making me blush.. thank you sweetie!!!!!

your card ROCKS!!!
the way you colored her is fabulous i think i have to have her now too :-)

hugs and i love you too michelle
big bussi (thats german :-)

Jill said...

wow such a great card, I just love your stamp Michelle it made me chuckle. Fantastic colouring in and layout Jill x

ink'n'rubba said...

that froggy card made me smile - and I needed that today! annie x

sumbine said...

Awesome card.
I like the buttons on the flowers and the stitching!

Shary said...

Great card Michelle and I love all the stitching. Mrs Frog sure has a big smile she must have spent all Mr Frogs money.

Suzanne said...

Oh what a cute little frog and your colouring is awesome. Sue ;o)

Tina said...

Hi Michelle, isn't she just pretty....hehehe i have one of these frogs from Claudia it really is cute in a funny kinda way......Well i think she does look pretty... Great Card and wonderful colours and embellies Crafty Hugs Tina xx

cocoetnono said...

I love your card!! This frog is cute !!Hugs, Christelle.

Kim said...

Oh wow this is wonderful. What a fab image :) Kimx

Jilli said...

Wow! yet another fab card, don't know how you do it!

Patti Smith said...

Oh my goodness what a nice surprise to come back to. Thank you so much for the award. I will "wear it proudly!!"...Hugs my friend!!

steph said...

Great cards! Thanks for joining us for the sketch challenge! x