I was invited to play along with this challenge by my cousin/dear friend and fellow blogger. She has many amazing talents so check her out at: http://artedar.blogspot.com/
I started this morning by drawing a frog. I cut it my hand traced it on a folded a piece of paper measuring 4.25" X 5.50" so that it would be even. I then scanned it and made a svg file in SCAL. I created the eyes with circles to match the shape and cut it with my Cricut. I cut the bow tie by hand, but I will include that in the frog file. I inked the edges and colored some spots. I punched little circles and glued them on his feet. I used dimensional dots on the eyes and the bow tie. I think he turned out pretty cute and hoppy;) The inside could be: Have a hoppy birthday, or hop you're feeling better:) I pasted a dragonfly punch beside the sentiment. I just thought about adding a little strip/tag across his belly that says; Hippity Hoppity Happy Birthday.
The challenge is offer by: Laurel DeViney and you can find her at: http://paperandscissorsrock-laurel.blogspot.com/
Laurel offers many you tube and ustream videos. Her slide show has a wonderful collection of her scrapbook layouts and cards.
Since I've just started blogging in June, I have so much to learn and I am excited and inspired to see all that's offered on other crafting blogs. The challenges help keep me focused on creating something new if not every day at least several days a week.
If your interested in the frog file let me know by email. I have a lot to learn about sending files but if you use SCAL and Inkscape I believe I could email it to you.
Thanks for visiting, comments are much appreciated!