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February 1, 2018

Swoon!

Hello, Stamplings!

Well, that's January done then, 31 days whooshed by in the blink of an eye. Wish I'd stay on that diet 29 days ago, but that's wodka under the bridge now. What's done is done. Have a chocolate kiss.

We can't dwell on any kind of negativity while there are lovelorn frogs in the world! Do you see how he is looking at you?
How about now? Can you see how he is still looking at you? 
His eyes are following you around the room because he woves you. Not woves you like a blanket, wuves you like a puppy. He is, of course, a colored and winked Purple Onion frog, sitting on a PTI oval, and encased in an MFT stitched heart. He wanted the heart cut from the pretty green paper because it looks so good with his skin color. His swoon was made, letter-by-letter, using Concord & 9th's Sophisticated Script, which I'm an idiot for not using more often.

Challenges

My Froggie all aswoon was created especially because CASology has such a fun and perfect cue card: SWOON! I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. I didn't use a rectangle, but I think that's okay. And I'm entering CAS on Friday: Color Me Pretty.
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Wait. What? One card? Is Hammy okay? Yes, he's fine! He's letting me slow down a little while I patiently wait for new glasses, but I can see his little wheel spinning feverishly as he thinks up lots of future ideas!








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74 comments:

Valerija said...

So cute and beautiful. Love it!
Valerija xx

Maxine D said...

I am swooning at that frog in his beautiful green heart Darnell - he's gorgeous, but then can't let Hammy feel left out, so give him a kiss from me - I'm not kissong that frog in case he turns into a prince...
Blessings
Maxine

Linda Harris said...

Your frog is adorable and perfect for this month of love.x

Jane Willis said...

He is an absolutely gorgeous froggie!

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, You just reminded me to change the calendar page.

Loving Froggy.

Hope you have a nice day. Sue

Gerrina said...

A funny and bit sweet card! The green looks so fresh! Groetjes, Gerrina

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a cute card Darnell, I love the frog.

Sue xx

Carole said...

Love your frog in his green heart...different and of course brings a smile to the face! Glad your eye ops went well....we will have to call you Hawkeye when you get your new glasses as you wont miss a trick!...lol....xxx

Mrs A. said...

Yep and those eyes are still looking at me even when I turns me IPad upside down and wadra mean I gotta wait 10 days to find out the next twofer challenge!!
Hugs Mrs A.

Marilyn said...

Too cute!!

Jeanne said...

Haha! What a fun and woving frog, Darnell. Thanks so much for sharing your delightful card and humorous description!

Brenda in IN said...

I wuve the froggie and his bright eyes even though they are following me. He looks so cute in his pretty green heart. Oh my gosh, you did make me laugh when I read about how old I am!! Good thing I didn't have coffee in my mouth. Just think, if you tint your new lenses pink, you can look at the world through rose colored glasses every single day.

Bunny said...

Hero Arts.........Hello Tree and Friends. It's on Pinterest but I don't have Pinterest. I looked it up on Google by typing in Hi Hello Hugs Tree Stamp. Yay! I won! What did I win? Nothing? Well......you could send Hammy for a play date with Woolfie.

Cute frog card. Miss Piggy would love him, too. Plus all of girls that kissed the frog and got our prince love him.

[Bunny]

designbydonna said...

Well that is just adorbs I love cute frogs. He could just follow me home anytime.

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh my, such a cute lovely frog! He is a prince, perhaps? I think he want a kiss LOL :D
Adorable CAS!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I'm not that keen on 'wodka', please can I have gin under the bridge instead? The little froggy is very cute and yes, the eyes...wooah, they're spooky :-D
LLJ xx

Mac Mable said...

Such an adorable face on that frog. Well done on linking the letters for the sentiment...I too must use the set more often x No can't help you with the manufacturer on the text tree x Sorry x

KandA said...

I Love that super little froggie and those letters are fabulous..... not seen them before so I'm off ro hunt them down xx

Lynne said...

Your card is fabulous Darnell. I love your little frog and he's coloured beautifully - a perfect CAS card x

Jen Timko said...

Love this sweet fellow! The heart is just perfect for the sketch...adorable take on the challenge. Always glad to see you at FMS!

Jenny L said...

Hi Darnell,
only you could get wobbly eyed over a frog. LOL.
But seriously he is gorgeous and so cute.
Love everything about this card and your super design.
He could definitely win a staring comp. LOL.
Diet goodness I'm running for the hills as I should really be on one but I think I have given it the heave ho for now, but watch this space as they say.
Love and big crafty hugs from my house to yours. Jenny L.

JD/ Jill said...

Your froggy is so cute! I can't believe it's February all ready too. But it has seemed like a LONG winter (and it's not over yet!)

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, so absolutely adorable!! He toadally makes me smile (get it ;) So fun and fabulous, Darnell!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Craftychris said...

I am swooning over your wonderful card and that super cute frog! Hugs xxxxx

Jean said...

Super cute!

conil said...

You've used my favorite frog, EVER! Never noticed how his eyes follow one nomo matteer the angle, though. Not sure I like it...kind of disconcering, isn't it? But still he looks so adorable on your card, I smell another winner.

JoAnn said...

What a fun card, so cute.
I know you are "patiently" waiting for your new glasses and hope they arrive soon. Take care and have a wonderful weekend. ((hugs))

Glittered Paws said...

Now that is just about the cutest frog out there. Love the heart perfect for the month of February. Wondering where January went!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What an adorable froggie! I love how he is inside a green heart frame too. And, yes, I can see how he is eyeing everyone who looks his way too. So cute!

Beverly S. said...

Your "ribbet" friend is simply adorable....I am swooning. ;) Plus I think he "likes" me....his eyes are still following me. ;)

Bonnie said...

What a fun little guy to have swooning over me! Love the green heart that is so perfect to frame him! My diet has consisted of more chocolate kisses than diet food. Maybe that's why I'm not losing weight!

Susan said...

What an adorable little critter! Love this cute card...and I need to use those letters a little more often too! LOL!

Pat said...

Such a sweet froggie wonderfully coloured and winked Darnell, and the stitched heart frames him beautifully. The Sophisticated Script is definitely on my wish list as it is the perfect all purpose alphabet to make single words to go with anything and a great size too. x

OH Babs said...

He is a cutie-patooty.

Carol L said...

He's a cutie patootie and I love his little green heart! Those fonts look amazing in that fun sentiment too! Now I need to go hide cuz I have this feeling he's still wooking at me :)

Christine said...

Love chocolate kisses... sending some back to you.....
Xxxxxxxxxxx

Christine said...

Love chocolate kisses... sending some back to you.....
Xxxxxxxxxxx

Brenda said...

Yes, where did January go?!! Of course winter can't fly by fast enough for me though! lol I am swooning over this handsome guy! Frogs are my favorite and I am really loving this guy! I love the way you have colored him and made him sparkle Auntie! A great take on the sketch and no, I don't think it matters if you used a rectangle or not! lol Love, love, love! Hugs, Brenda

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous froggy Darnell, and I love that you created your own sentiment.

Christine Alexander said...

so cute, everyone loves a green frog and a great sentiment. I have that letter set but never think to use them.

Sharron said...

Don't think I've ever been wuved by a frog and such an adorable one too! Adore your sweet card and sentiment!

Cheryl W. said...

Yeah, that frog definitely looks lovestruck. Poor thing. Hope he finds his true love before Feb. 14.

Greta said...

That is such a funny image & how clever to use him with the heart, Darnell!

sandie said...

What a fun image Darnell and coloured beautifully x

frommycraftroom said...

Such a great card. I have always thought he was a very cute frog. Love the way you had the patience to stamp each letter to make your own sentiment.

oldpunca said...

Fantastic idea inspired by the word. I like the funny guy and his eyes. Your colouring is fabulous.
Have a nice weekend,
Hugs,
Sonja

Linda said...

This little guy is just too cute ..... Love him xx

Trina P. said...

What a little cutie, Darnell. The heart frame highlights him perfectly. I wuve him!
January did not go by as quickly as I’d like... I was hit again with another flu earlier this week just to cap off January the way I started it! 😷🤧😔 UUUGH! February can only get better. 🙏
Have a great day. xx

Lia said...

Your little frog is so cute and looks perfect on the card.
Lia xx

Fikreta said...

Very nice card!
hugs

MaryH said...

What a fun way to start my morning, reading this cute post. Here at our house, DH loves frogs. I only like the cute ones. Which this one is! He looks grand in the pale green heart, and I love that script on the sentiment. It's a perfect V card, and I Wove it! Rest ya eyes when you can! TFS & Happy wkend. Hugs

Em Louise Fairley said...

He's sure got me swooning after him! I love frogs and used to collect their ceramic kind years ago, until so many pairs of eyes looking down at me from the shelf gave me an inferiority complex while freaking me out!
Hugs,
Em xoxo

Sarah said...

He is wonderful!! xx

Redanne said...

Aww, he really is adorable and I do love his eyes, I really do your new glasses come soon - I do hope Hammy doesn't work you too hard in the meantime! Hugs, Annie xx

Helen F. said...

Oh such a cute card, Darnell. Love the scripty 'swoon' and that awesome heart die! I would kiss this frog ~ maybe get a handsome prince :-}

https://bharatinayudu.com/ said...

Yup this cute frog does wuve! I love the coloring. The little green heart adds a nice touch to the design. The sentiment looks amazing in that font. Thank you for joining us at CASology Challenge this week.

Hugs
Bharati

Wilma de Korte said...

What a cute frog!
Thanks for joining us at Cas on Friday!

Cara said...

Oh Darnell, you do make me laugh! Love your handsome frog with his flawless colouring x

Leslie Miller said...

Aww, I wove him, too! What a darling Valentine he makes, sitting there all sparkly in his skin-matched heart frame. He makes ME swoon! Love those letters. Yes, you should use them more... big talk from a person who has a basket full of NBUS, right? I do have a feeling I'm being watched. Can you see me though his eyes?

Sue said...

Such a fabulous frog Darnell! love it huggles Sue xx

karen h said...

Adorable! And the coloring is awesome! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

Susanne Vargas said...

Oh, he is so sweet and beautifully colored, too!

Lisa Elton said...

Ridiculously CUTE...nuff said!!!

scrappymo! said...

Hilarious! Great frog...and great card.

Bobby said...

That cutie can follow me anywhere, Darnell. I have some letters like that and never think to use them either. Thanks for the reminder.

Sybrina K said...

Darnell, How cute! Think I'm in love with this little swooner.

Anita in France said...

Thanks, that was scrumptious, Darnell ... the chocolate I mean ... you didn't think I'd want to eat this dapper little chap? He's a cutie ... I might even consider kissing him ... looks as though he has the potential to be a sweetheart of a prince! LYAMYHMA ... HTEATEWNG! Big hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Ne-Ja said...

Ooo how cute froggy and his look... Are you shure that hi isn't a price :-)?

Donna said...

How cute, what a great design idea!

Karren said...

Ha! This frog is just the cutest! Adorable card, Darnell. So happy to see you at FMS.

Kreative Kymona said...

Hey Darnell!!! I love your froggie!! He is so cute. Great coloring! Thank you for playing along with CASology this week.

Teresa Kline said...

super cute card! I am so glad you played along with us at
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Lisa Tilson said...

Swoon! He is a cute frog indeed! Love your card Darnell! His eyes are fabulous 😍

Sheila H said...

Frogs aren't my thing, but this one is cute and fun!