This is a cosmic event! It has to be! What else could explain that the PTI Blog Hop would coincide with the end of school vacation, boys are away, daughter is at work and grandkids are at their dad’s. When they moved in with us a while ago I was sure blogging and hopping were a thing of the past! This morning it dawned on me that it was the 25th and hopping was a possibility. What the heck it’s only been since July. I haven’t had a chance to stamp since then. What a drought after the flood of ‘11 in Vermont!
I love making interactive cards! I hope to get some of the new dies to help with that. For now I have to do it the old fashioned way. The little frog from PTI Boy Basics hopped to mind the second I read the blog hop. I used so many stamp sets on this it is ridiculous. No wonder it took over 2 hours to make! On the front his head spins. I use a brad set backwards to do this. the construction is the same as the lion seen HERE. Then on the inside I hand cut a spiral to have him spring up. Thus the Hoppy Spring!
Papers: PTI Hawaiian Shore, New Leaf, Text Style: Green Boutique
Inks: PTI Fresh Snow, Hawaiian Shore; SU Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery ; Memento Black
Copics: YG03, YG11, YG97
Stamps: All PTI ; Frog and lily pad – Boy Basics: Frog Hop ; Grass – Garden Variety; Dragonfly – Wishing You ; Front Sentiment – Floral Frenzy; Inside sentiment – Boy Basics: Frog Hop and Friendship Jar: Spring Fillers.
Dies: Boy Basics: Frog hop
Crop-A-Dile, Foam Dimensionals, Ribbon PTI, Sakura pens; glaze black and glitter
Hope you enjoy the rest of the hop.