Thursday, August 30, 2012

Leap Froggin...

Before I go into my card share today, I just wanted to announce our special guest designer for this release!  She designs for one of our retailers and always created such awesome cards using our images.  I just love how she always seems to use our images in new ways.  She comes up with great out of the box ideas that I just can't seem to get out of my mind!  I've repeatedly asked her to start a blog so I could feature her as our guest designer and she finally did!  Yay!  Please check out her cute samples using our images here... and give her a warm welcome to blogland!
Back to my card.. . I had to give my action wobblers some love again.  The last time I tried to use them on Takeo, I just wasn't happy with the results.  I think the balloon image was much too small, so I decided to give it another try.  What better image to use than our new Buddies image!   Started off by laying some washi over gold cardstock and then onto kraft.  Wanted to keep the background muted since the focus of the card is the action wobblers, so I chose a very dull colored washi paper.   Found some matching cardstock in my stash and cut circles using my Spellbinders.  Colored up the boys using my copics in coordinating colors too.  Added some hemp cord and a button across the circle before adhering the boys using the action wobbler.  Topped it off with a Poppy Stamps "Tomodachi" kanji sentiment. Tomodachi means "friends".  On the wood, the stamp actually says "friend" on it, but for some reason, when you stamp it, they didn't include the translation.  I still like it though since the stamp is solid and is different from my other kanji stamps.

Here's a closer look at the buddies...  BTW- I cut out their froggy friend and moved him to be leapin higher than where he is on the original image.  I think we should name him... what do you think?  Maybe "Bud"?

OK now for the action...  Again, no camera for the live demo....  But I think this photo explains it all.  My husband had to help me by activating the "boing" factor while I took the pix.  Now that's what I call Leap Froggin!

Any other suggestions for froggy's name?  Oh got a little carried away talking about froggy... Don't forget to visit Debi's blog too!  She might just have some candy to give out on her blog.


  1. oh, too cute! yes, especially the little froggy. does he need a japanese name?

  2. Love your use of the wobbler. I'd name the frog: Ribbit.

  3. I love the colors of the card you created. & I love the "tomodachi" stamp; perfect! I agree with Eva, the frog should have a Japanese name!

  4. Woohoo! Fantastic card! Love the BOING going on! Next time just make a YT video ... xoxo, Kimmie

    Hmm, frog's name ... how's about Uru? Short for urusai! LOL! Just kidding ...

  5. I think that froggy should be KANE - because it's a boy's stamp and the Japanese custom of frogs and money. :)

  6. I like how you added the wobbler. Is kaeru, frog in Japanese? The tomodachi stamp is perfect for this card. I gotta get this stamp.