Wednesday, June 10, 2009


It is time to celebrate! I have officially moved into my new house and FINALLY have my craft room up and running!! "Before and after pics of the new room will be coming soon!" For now I have decided to get a post up for the Timeless Tuesday Challenge FTTC19! This challenge was simply to use designer papers in the creation. I also entered the Easy Breezy challenge to make a 10 minute card fllcjuneI decided to use a stamp set from Close To My Heart "CTMH" called "Frogs". It is an older stamp set of theirs but new to me and I just love those froggies! The designer papers are from the "Boom -Di -Ada" collection from CTMH. The colors feature Barn Red, Autumn Terracotta, and Sweet Leaf. I started with a Barn Red base and selected the Sweet Leaf polka dot designer paper to compliment it. On the Barn Red, I stamped the plants with a Versa Mark stamp pad and then used dark brown chalk to bring out the image. I used the same technique for the creamy yellow image behind the frog as well as the frog itself. The frog was stamped on a separate piece of white cardstock with the Versa Mark and then I used different shades of green, yellow, and brown to bring up the image. It was then cut out and using Fiskars hole punches, the center of the frog was punched out to show the paper behind. All papers were chalked to bring the bright tone down a bit and the cardstock was distressed using scissors. Lastly ribbon from CTMH Autumn Terracotta ribbon rounds was added along with some matching brads.

I hope you enjoy my creation! The Versa Mark/ Chalking technique is so much fun! Give it a try:)

Keep Crafting,



  1. Yeh!!! You're back - love this card,TFS and keep them comming;-)

  2. Yay... you finally get to post! Super cute card, love the frog. Look forward to more. Congrats on the new house!

  3. This is super duper cute! So glad you made time to play with all of us over at Flourishes!