Sunday, April 11, 2010

It is time for another Meow-meow Monday Challenge

Good Morning Everyone!
Today's card features a new digi stamp that Kristal has made, just in time for spring. It is called Splish-splash Frogs and if you participated in the last bi-weekly challenge you received it for free. I can't wait to see what your creations will be for this challenge. If you missed out on the freebie, you may purchase it here, and play along. Be sure and visit the blog to see what others have posted and to link your project to Mr Linky. Most of all, have fun! Then you will get a freebie when this challenge ends. For my card, I chose this cute little frog splashing in the puddles after a spring rain. I used to run through the puddles of a summer rain, barefoot in the street. I loved stepping on the hot tar, that patched the roads, after it rained because it was cooled just enough to feel soft and squishy, but not too hot. Funny the things that will spark a memory. I don't even know if they patch cracks with that stuff anymore. I grew up in WI and that is what I remember, way back when. On to my card. I paper-pieced the frog and umbrella. The way I paper piece a digi image varies. Sometimes I will use a light box to trace the part I am piecing onto patterned paper. Other times I will copy several images, and cut the pieces apart. Then I will glue patterned paper over the cut out piece, making sure the paper covers it, and then trim around the image. You can also print the stamp onto patterned paper and cut out the part you are piecing. I usually do not use this method because there would be so much wasted paper. Whew..... sorry for the long post. Guess I got a little nostalgic. thanks for having a look!


  1. Your card is adorable. The paper piecing is great!

  2. I love it..YOu can tell you put a lot of work into it. Deb P

  3. Janice, I left you a comment earlier--but i dont' see it here--weird!
    this cared is absolutely kawaii! It reminds me of Japan so much.
    I love your paper piecing method--it works beautifully.
    I love having you on the DT

  4. adorable! And fabulous paper piecing!I love the umbrella and the puddles!