Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Toadilly Awesome Snippets!

I bought myself a new die this past weekend so of course I had to use it.  The die is reeds and cattails.  We used to have some cattails growing near the creek (not crick) when we lived in Ohio.  My dad, another crafty person, once cut some down and put paraffin over them to seal them.  That way we could enjoy them all year round in the house.
I used lots of snippets and scraps to make this card, so I'll be linking up with Di's Playground Pals.  All the die cuts were made out scrap paper, the dotted piece was another scrap, and the cool puffy butterfly was a present from Darnell.  I mentioned before that I don't consider quarter sheets of designer paper to be snippets but this was in my "to use up" stash, as was the card base (which matched my scraps!!).  So I got to use up lots of bits and pieces to make this card.  The inside greeting says "You're toadilly awesome" and you are!

The Fine Print: Frog stamp by Annticipations, large scallop punch by EK Success, oval dies by Spellbinders, cattail and reed die by Cheery Lynn, colored with Copics.  I might not be spelling 'toadilly' the same way they did on the stamp, but you get the idea. 

18 comments:

Sandee Setliff said...

Cute card, toadally love it! Well, one good pun deserves another right? ~ and I'll trade you the squirrel for one of our raccoons ;) ♥

butterfly said...

Ah ha... cattails is it? Bulrushes this side of the pond... whichever, it's a lovely die - and a great card!
Alison x

Patricia said...

That is one super scene card, love that great frog and your wonderful bulrushes.

Patricia xx

MaryH said...

Aw, I like your froggie. DH will have to see this one, as he's a frog person. Love those cattails. and that sweet b/fly too. Am really liking your background on this one too. Perfect with all the elements. (We say Creek here in the south too. My DH is from Ohio and I think he used to say Crick, but I straightened him out! He still has some 'funny' words though- Warsh for wash). Get that MB die out & USE IT! TFS & Hugs.

SARN said...

Hi PJ . . . loving your toadily awesome card. So sweet. Nice cattail die too . . . please don't let your dad put paraffin on these ones! xxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, you've stolen my frog-lovin' heart with this beauty, PJ, and how fun to see you use the butterfly! But carp, girl, you also are an enabler because now I want that die!!! Sigh.

I once brought some cattails home from our local lake. They were fab in their vase in the living room for months. Then I came home one day and they had exploded all over the entire room. Where was your dad when I needed him? You live and learn!

Enjoy the day! Hugs, Darnell

Wishcraft said...

Ooh fab new die and love the cute frog, lovely card hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

jimlynn said...

Your card is TOADILY ADORABLE!!!! Love the color combo and that little frog is too cute. Fantastic cat-tails! Love it!
Lynn

Cathy said...

Cute fun card, I too love frogs and the cattail/reed die is now on my wishlist :) Cathy x

Di said...

Fantastic PJ!! LOVE the froggie and such a clever sentiment (did you know we have our very own frog living in the Playground here?) - plus that die is also now on my wish list!! Great card.

Hugs, Di xx

LisaDV said...

Toadilly cute card. Love the cattails detail.

Joyce said...

This is really cute, and I just love that new die you got. We had cat tails in my yard growing up. I haven't thought of them until seeing your card.

Karen Petitt said...

I love the die you have used and that froggie is so cute! Lovely use of snippets too xx

Dragon said...

He is SO cute. I collect frogs, Keep him safe!!

Linby said...

Great use of snippets and I love that new die.
Thanks for your comments on my blog.
Linbyx

Liz said...

Love the card. Bright colours go just right with the frog. Oooops, watch he doesn't escape and get in the pond in the Playground

Kimbo said...

This is just great - lovely fresh colours and that die - well I'm not like Miss, I couldn't leave it on my wish list and had to go and buy it x

Jenny Shepherd said...

Love this card it is so cute and the die is fab