Monday, February 1, 2016

Welcome, Little One!!!

Hi, Friends.....

I am here with a shaker card I made for a new little grand-nephew.  I made the card in a froggy theme to go with the simple quilt I also made for him.  I just love how cute the card turned out.

It's fairly self-explanatory, so I will just give you a brief description. The green DCWV sparkling holographic paper is a leftover scrap, along with all the other paper I used. The froggy in the shaker is a sticker from a JoAnn clearance pack. Both sentiment stamps were in thrift store grab bags, as were the satiny puffy stars. I used my Sizzix - Circles, Scallop , Paper Smooches - Gift Tags Dies, and Lawn Fawn - Into the Woods die set. The sparkly green circle is some glitter foam from the dollar store. Fun!!!

I hesitate even to post a photo of the very simple quilt that I made for the new baby because I live in an extremely tiny community that happens to have numerous highly-skilled quilters and a very nice quilt retreat center. My little pieced and tied quilts are made with love (and with lots of leftover fabric scraps!), and are nothing like the totally amazing quilts my neighbors make. Wow. Wow. Wow.

I purchased the cute little froggy fabric and used it as the theme of the quilt.
Hope you enjoyed my little froggy shaker card.  It was so much fun to make!!!  Thanks always for your visits and kind comments.


Thank you for the honor of entering this card (and quilt) in the following challenges:
1.  The Male Room Challenge #27 - Babies and Little Boys
2.  Pixie's Snippets Playground Week #214 - Use Snippets
3.  Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday Linky Party
4.  Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #156 - Punches and/or Dies
5.  Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge #5 - Anything Goes
6.  Word Art Wednesday Challenge #218 - Anything Goes Family Friendly
7.  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
8.  Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Ray of Sunshine   (Awww...Babies are a ray of sunshine!!)
9.  Critters and Creatures February Linky Party #1 - Animal as Focal Point
10. Amusing Challenge #26 - Anything Goes
11. DRS Designs Challenge #211 - Sparkle & Shine
12. One Crazy Stamper February Challenge - Anything Goes


  1. That little shaker card is just way tooo cute!! Very fun :) Your quilt is very pretty, plenty of piecing there I can see. Besides its the love it was made with thats MOST important :)

  2. Eeek and double-eek!!! That little froggy card is so cute I think I would't have been able to part with it! In fact, I'd have to hang it around my neck on a string just so I could get a jolt of happiness several times a day! Who would have guessed that froggy sticker would look so adorable in a shaker card...but what a perfect place for it. My second favorite part of this card though, after the shaker frog, is that BOING sentiment. Oh my gosh, it was made for this project. Your sweet little quilt and froggy card make a gift that will be treasured for years! Now, the fact that you were able to find a cat with a frog hat on to accompany this post almost scares me...ha!

  3. Oh Janis - I adore the card, so clever and such fun. And your quilt is just gorgeous - you need more faith in your undoubted talents! Folk around here would fight for one of those quilts!


    Di xx

  4. Janis I love this shaker card TFS MFP Stamp shop Lis Dt

  5. Adorable card! Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Stamps Challenge.

  6. Cool card! Fun too, perfect for a little guy! Thanks for joining in with the challenge at The Male Room
    Louise xx

  7. Wow! Love the kitty picture, the card, and the quilt! All match perfectly and are darling. You are so talented! Love, love, love that quilt and the card is really fun! Thanks for sharing this with us in the DRS Designs Challenge, Janis! Hugz

  8. Wonderful, I sure do like shaker cards, and this one is super cute, great job, thanks for sharing with us at One Crazy Stamper.
    Leanne DT/OCS

  9. awww that is soooooo he loved it x

  10. Such a cute card! Love the little frog and fun shaker design. The quilt looks amazing! I've never made one and wouldn't even know where to begin!
    Thanks so much for sharing in my Critters and Creatures Linky party, hope to see you there again soon!

  11. This is the sweetest little card. It goes perfectly with the adorable quilt. Love that it's a shaker. Both are beautiful and wonderful keepsakes. Thank you for joining us this challenge at Crafty Cardmakers!
    :) Pam

  12. Super cute card - love the frog! Thanks so much for playing along with our Babies & Little Boys theme at The Male Room! Deborah, DT.

  13. This is such a darling card and I love the little frog peeking out from inside the shaker section! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! :)

  14. Gorgeous shaker card. Love the frog. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.

  15. Your shaker card turned out so cute! TFS! Thanks for joining us at the MFP Stamps blog challenge this week. kReN@afourthlife

  16. such fun. love everything about your cheery design! :) Thanks for playing along in this months challenge over at One Crazy Stamper!


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