Frogs

Today I have some fun frog cards to share with you.

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I’m going to play this first card CASology’s Week 159: Aquatic Challenge this week. I’m also going to play this over at SSS Monday’s Homegrown Summer. Maybe it’s a strange “leap”, but frogs remind me of home, growth and summer. Growing up in Maine, I spent a lot of time catching frogs with my brother during the summer months. We also gathered frog eggs in the Spring and would watch as they turned into tadpoles.

I used some of my home made bubble bg paper for this card. You can read more about it here.

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I made another frog card too……this one is a bit less CAS. I’m going to play this over at The Male Room’s Challenge #16 – Theme – Vacation/On the Beach.

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The sentiment stamp is from PTI’s Swoosh Sentiment stamp set. I can’t tell you who made the frog because I was given a bunch of different ones by my friend, Cindy. They were not in the original package, but they sure are cute! I stamped the frog image in VersaFine Onyx and and then added some silver with a Uniball gel pen.

IMG_6002editedI edited a PTI Happily Ever After stamp……..can you see my “punny” edit?

Thanks for hopping by!!

XO

Melissa

P.S. My brother and his wife have a new baby in their house. My niece, Zinnia, was born on Sunday! It’s amazing to see their new little baby on FaceTime! She’s beautiful.

zinnyI love her already!

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AAA Cards: Game #45 – Cool Blue Summer

Today, I have a cool blue Summery card to share with you.

I’m going to play this for Design Team consideration over at AAA Cards: Game #45: It’s So Hot!

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and The Male Room’s Challenge #16 – Theme – Vacation/On the Beach.

Thanks for stopping by!

xo

Melissa

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Spring Sweetness

Here, I have a fun, sweet & Springy CAS card to share with you. I am thankful to be able to share that I have had a few days of feeling a little more normal. Thank you, to everyone who has been praying for me. IMG_3691edited IMG_3695edited

I’m going to play this at CASology’s Challenge 142:Sweet. Spring is such a sweet time of year, isn’t it? I’m playing in LIM’s Week 220 Theme: Up, up and away! I’ll also play this at The Mixed Media Flower Challenge with an optional basket.  Does the nest/circle thingy count as a basket? 😉 I’m going to play this over at SSS’s Monday Challenge: In the Middle, too.

I would like to thank Bonnie at Really Reasonable Ribbon and the ladies at Word Art Wednesday for the hemp cord on this card. I’m going to play this over at Word Art Wednesday’s challenge #179 this week.

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I was randomly chosen as a prize winner a couple of weeks ago at WAW and this pretty rainbow cord was part of what I selected as my prize! 🙂 I made a couple of other cards with my winnings from Really Reasonable Ribbon. You can see them here and here.

I don’t know why I’m always amazed at God’s loving kindness toward me, but I am. This prize is just another example of the ways that He IMG_3696editedcontinually showers His love on me. The Swoosh Sentiment is from another incredible prize from PTI. I am this year’s Papertrey Ink Year of Stamps Winner! Thanks so much PTI! And while I’m at it, I’ll mention that the bird stamp was a gift from my friend Cindy! 🙂

For those of you who are wondering, I’m still awaiting multiplIMG_3646editede test results. Also, I have more new specialist appointments for other, until now, not investigated problems. I also have a more sensitive test scheduled for my heart (28 April) and 6 weeks of physical therapy planned for 2 herniated disks in my neck. God is working in my life. He’s enabling me to trust Him more as He shows Himself faithful to me in many ways.

This week He gave me this verse, two days in a row.  But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one. 2 Thessalonians 3:3 (NKJV)

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xo
Melissa
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Edited Tuesday April 21: WOOOOOOHOOOOOOO! I’m so excited to share that I received my stand FIRST EVER stand alone WIN for this card and from CASology no less! True story- a few months ago I told my husband something along these lines, “I have a goal. I want to win at CASology’s Challenge, they ROCK this CAS thing!” 🙂 Thank you, Kymona, for selecting my card!