Monday, September 24, 2012

Balancing Act

I have several cards that I've been wanting to post, but have yet to get around to.  I am perpetually playing catch-up in my life.  What can I say, that is just the way it goes.  I guess that is just the result of being a full-time working mother with MS.  I have to learn to stop and slow down and say no on occassion.  I am not super good at this, but working on it.  I am always on my mission to strike the perfect balance with everything in my life.

So...speaking of balancing acts, what do you think of my little froggy trying to balance on the "O" in Hoppy Birthday?  I had a pretty fun time making this card, although I will admit all the cutting was tedious.  Well worth it though in my opinion.  This guy (I guess this card could be a gal, couldn't it) is for the most current Lawnscaping Challenge #42, getting texty!  I used lots of different LF sets to make this, Critters Ever After, Gnome Sweet Gnome, Quinns ABC's and Critters in the Burbs.  I have to say, that Quinn's ABC is my newest and most favorite set, but that will probably change as soon as I get another new set! :)  Yes, I do plan on doing that soon! HA!

Oh, oh, I almost forgot, while I have you here, I was nominated for the Liebster award by the lovely Erica over at Papertrails.  Thanks Erica!  I am pretty darn stoked that she picked me because she is brilliant and she picked some other brilliant folks too.  Just being on the same blog post as all of them tickles my fancy! :) Here is some info about the award and you can see whom I nominated at the bottom! YAY!


This award was designed to be a blog award in the pay it forward fashion. Once you've been nominated, you award it to blogs that you like that have fewer than 200 followers, to encourage new visitors to visit these new blogs.

Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog. Post the award onto your blog. Give the award to five bloggers who you appreciate that have fewer than 200 followers. Leave a comment on their blog letting them know that you have given them this awesome award!

Here are the five blogs that I'm nominating. These ladies are fabulous! Go and check them out, they are definitely worth the visit. Better still, follow them then you won't miss out :) Get ready to be inspired!

Here are my picks.  Be sure to check these brilliant ladies out!

Lynnette over at Netter's Notables (she has 198, so close to 200!)
Kari Webster at KWCardDesign
Annie Rose at Annie Rose makes things
Kimberly at Paper Yummies (I just love that name!)

Thanks for stopping!


laurelbeard said...

Katie, how cute is this! I am loving this birthday card and the frog sitting on top of the "o" is perfect!!!! He he, love those floating mushrooms too!!!

Thanks so much for getting texty with us Lawnscaping gals.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a fabulous card! I LOVE the papers and that sentiment!! LOOOOOVE those mushrooms! LOVE it all:)

Kari Webster said...

Thank you Katie for the Liebster award and becoming a follower!! Brought a smile to my face!

Annie Rose said...

Katie, you are so sweet! Thank you for the blog visit and the award :) I'm happy to be your newest follower, too!

This card is SO CUTE! I always forget that I have Quinn's ABC's -- I gotta get them out more! It looks so cute paper-pieced like that. And I know, it takes forver.. but totally worth it! :)

Annie Rose

Joe Shien Shien said...

love this birthday card!! cute scene, love those hoppy stripes... Thank you for playing with us at Lawnscaping

Elena said...

that little frog with his blushy cheeks gets me every time. Such a cute card! thanks for linking up with lawnscaping!

beru said...

oh, so nice! I love it ;O) Hugs Ute

Yainea said...

What a cute creation! Love how you've placed everything and your color combo! Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping!! :)