Saturday, April 19, 2014

Hey there....

......for checking in on me! I will be back crafting and posting. Promise! :)

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Friday, March 28, 2014


...not quite, tho' froggy designs is taking a much needed break.
Catch up with y'all in a few weeks.

Nan and the Girls

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

CASE closed

Well here it is, my CASEd shamrock card. When I first showed the start of this card my mind went blank as to the blog name where I'd see it. (due to a senior moment) I'm CASEing the giant shamrock card found on Colleen Dietrich's blog. And for those who might not know...CASE = Copy And Share Everything
I was drawn to Colleen's card for its CAS design and its 3D appeal.

I've used the same layout and colors with a smaller shamrock and a bit of distressing in the coloring. The black card was embossed with the Swiss dots e.f. For the shamrock leaves - what to do for green cardstock as I've given away 90% of my stash. Distress ink to the rescue! I've used Mowed Lawn on white card with the fun 'spritz n flick' technique. Then cut the leaves using the TH mini heart movers & shapers die and free hand cut the stem. Boy was that a chore with these shaky hands of mine.

Inside I've used a Quietfire Designs friendship sentiment stamp instead of the usual St. Paddy day verse. In my WOYWW post this week the sentiment had been cut with the Nesties hexagon die which was too big for the card. Oops :) So I've used my all time fave Nesties Label One die. The bottom part of the sentiment was stamped separately and cut into a pennant/fishtail shape. A bit of light inking before the main section is removed from the die and....wa CASEd shamrock card.

I love the playful nature of this card and the way the green pops on the black card. And the 'friendship' sentiment applies to my IRL friends, as well as, my cyber friends. I appreciate you all so very much!!

Warm hugs
( and the Girls)

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014


....ever late! Better late than not all hey Deskers?!

Until an hour ago there was nothing new happening...I finally got sometime to get in the studio and finish the shamrock cards. On my desk are my sentiment stamps binder and the saying I'm using in these cards. It's not so much about Irish as it is about friendship.

Pics of the finished cards coming as soon as I get these mailed. ;)
I'll be popping by to snoop visit y'all over the next couple days.

Happy crafting!

Hugs from Nan and the Girls :)

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

#58 Smiles!

Yes I'm linking up with Annie at A Stitch in Time for a Friday Smile.

My Girls provide me with endless Smiles and some aarrgghhhh moments. This pic however is one of those ya gotta Smile moments.

Baby claiming the catnip plate. She knows her sister T gobbles up all of the fresh catnip ... so Baby sits on the plate gets most of the catnip stuck to her rump then runs off. She hides under the bed enjoying her bounty while T licks up the meager leftovers.

Did you smile? I hope so. Have a wonderful weekend. Y'all be warm and safe.

Hugs from me and the Girls!

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014


Hello Deskers! Another week has come and gone with not a whole lot of craftiness either. I have managed to make two cards somewhere along the way. They may look familiar to some as I'm CASEing but for the life of me can't remember her name at the moment. So I will take a better pic of the card and provide a link to the CASEd card later.

That's it from me this week, I'm off to do some snooping. Apologies if I didn't get to you last week.

Oh do visit our intrepid leader, Julia, for all the deets about WOYWW.

Warm hugs from me and the Girls

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014


Helllooo! I'm baack.

I've sure missed linking up with WOYWW at Julia's
Stamping Ground these past few weeks.

Whew boy, what a crazy hectic month it's been for me. First, the purge and sale of goodies from the room of stash. Which went very well, thank you. Then barely rested after that when T set the cook top on fire! A kitchen towel caught fire and caused a lot of smoke....I mean A LOT of smoke. Took me two weeks of constant cleaning, washing, deorderizing to get my house back to normal and smoke-free! And as a lovely side effect of breathing all the smoke and cleaning fumes I got sick. As I said...whew.

But enough of that as all is well at froggy designs now. I've two desk pics for you today. The first is my work desk looking way too clean. I need to get in there and make an inky painty mess soon. The second desk has all the pieces of a mini album strewn around ready to be assembled.

And lastly, a pic of the electric stove so you'll understand how a mischievous little kitty could turn it on.

It's good to be back! I'll be popping round for a visit throughout the coming days. Please leave your WOYWW number so I can find you.

Have a wonderfully crafty day!

Hugs from me and the mischievous Girls

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