My apologies for this being late!
Hello and welcome to the Toadally Frogs Blog Hop hosted by the very talented KarelJ! We have some "TOADALLY" awesome crafters along the way! So sit back and hop along with us! Let's give that Bunny a run for his money!!! You should have hopped here from Krista's at scrapaleupagus.blogspot.com. If you haven't, why not hop all the way back to the beginning with Karel's blog.
Before I start I have to tell you that I love frogs. I had toads that we had caught on vacation when I was young, and we kept them in a small aquarium in our living room. I went and bought crickets for them to eat, and the whole nine yards! When we put in a pond in our backyard, we went and got tadpoles to add in, and we had at least one grow into a frog. He would sit on the lily pad to sun himself. He disappeared though, and I tell myself he hopped away to a better place. Or maybe met a Mrs Frog and are off having tadpoles some place. When my grandmother was alive, she collected frogs. Sadly she passed away when I was young, I was 9 I believe. I remember very little about my grandmother. I remember she liked butter on her sandwiches (which I still don't understand). When she was at our house she drank her coffee from a green mug. I remember her cough. That unmistakable smokers cough. And she collected frogs. She had a bluish-purple frog in her kitchen that held those little green scrubby things for washing pots and pans. When my Grammy (as we called her) passed away, the frog found a loving home in our kitchen. It still lives with my mother in her kitchen. When I moved into my own home, I was out one day shopping for kitchen items when there on the shelf sat this little guy:
He is the same design as the one my Grammy owned, only difference was that this little one was white, they didn't have a bluish-purple one, so I bought him. He lovingly sits in my kitchen, above the sink. His scrubby has never been used. It's a reminder of my Grammy. I only wish that she had lived longer. It would have been nice for her to have met my children. I could hear her now "Doesn't she ever take anything serious" that would be my daughter, and "does he have ants in his pants?" that would be my son. I could just smile and tell her, no Grammy, after all they are just like me when I was little!
Okay so now onto my project. I went with a card, I know surprise, surprise. I love how happy this little frog looks!
I colored him with my Marvelous Markers by Stampin' Up. I don't know if you can tell in the picture, but I did my best at trying to blend and shade colors. I used papers, cardstock and ribbons that I had on hand. I must say I am not sure about the bow. I am NOT a frilly kind of gal. I love this ribbon though, and I think it goes well with the colors of the frog. You can't tell in the picture but it's top half is green, while it's bottom half is yellow. I love how it looks, and i think I bought every color combo they had!
I only wish my Grammy was here. I'd love to send her this card with a little note like "Oh Hoppy Day!" And she'd probably think to her self...."doesn't she ever take anything seriously?" No Grammy, I try not too. Life gets too stressful that way!
Now HOP along to your next stop Stephenie at SSCrafter at http://www.sscrafter.blogspot.com/ And try not to take life so seriously! :)