Friday, June 26, 2015

FNW12: thanks so much

Hi, everyone! Welcome to this OWH-Sketch-inspired edition of Friday Night Writes. Actually, I'm publishing a little early because of the impending Words 2 Scrap By challenge deadline. But, first, a look at a couple of nature's cutest critters.


This wet spring has been a banner year for frogs. We have lots and lots of these little guys hanging our in our yard. But,who would have ever thought we could have too much rain for our frogs? Apparently our ground is so wet that a few of our buddies have sought out refuge to higher ground, so to speak.

The top photo shows two youngsters hanging out between the side of our house and our downspout. Originally, there was one little guy (gal?). But then he (she) spread the word and was joined by a friend/brother/sister.

The bottom photo shows a bigger frog who perched himself on the cap of our lamppost. If you look closely, you can see him on the left side of the lamppost, pictured in the center of this photo.

All three of these critters have returned to their normal stomping grounds. But, maybe they'll feel a need to return to these newer hangouts if we get all the rain that is being predicted.

thanks so much
Today's Any Hero card is inspired by OWH Sketch #256, which is posting over at Stars & Stamps tomorrow morning.
Bo Bunny liberty; Bazzil admiral and watermelon; Distress Ink antique linen
Paper Smooches natural beauties sentiment
Fiskars and Paper Studio star punches; ??? corner rounder (for tiniest stars)
Stampin' Up! owl builder punch (for circles)
Paper Smooches twine
inking in DI vintage photo with Ranger blending tool
adhesives: Scotch ATG; Zig 2-way pen; Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares
It's hard to believe there will be only two more sketch challenges before our August 1 Finish Strong deadline to get cards to Sandy. I know that my main job between now and July 15 is to get my last box ready to go. 
Parting Thoughts

Words 2 Scrap By   TODAY is the last day to join us at W2SB for a chance to win $20 to Simon Says Stamp for our June challenge. Yep, $20 to SSS!!!

Our thanks to Annie for hosting our challenge this month and offering up such a generous prize for one talented crafter.  :)

Cards in Envy   And, there's a Just Beachy challenge going on at CIE. Hope you will stop by and play along with us at CIE.

Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. Great card with those Bo Bunny papers and I'm going to have lots of them left over too! The distressing looks amazing!!

  2. It is very wet here in PA too Sybrina. As a matter of fact we are supposed to get up to 3 inches of rain today on top of an already soaked and saturated ground! I can't even walk in my yard without water coming up around my feet. Our farm crops look awful and are turning yellow. Don't think it is going to be a good year on the farm this year. Feast or famine is the name of the game. I love the pics of your frogs, I so love frogs. lol I also love the OWH sketch by Kristie and I love your take on it! Such fabulous papers you used! Hugs, Brenda

  3. Too, too wet here - our front field is now a lake with more rain on the way :( I better get my last box shipped out before it floats away, ha ha.
    Fabulous card, fun sketch and neat frog photos !

  4. So cool that the frogs are hanging out above ground level. Great pictures. And I really like your card.