Monday, October 17, 2011

Sweetest Day

Sweetest Day? I have to tell you I had never heard of a holiday called Sweetest Day. That is the challenge at MFPSPEEDYTV this week. I looked it up and it seems, according to Wikipedia, it is celebrated primarily in the Great Lakes region and parts of the Northeast United States on the third Saturday in October. Being in the South, we never celebrated that day.

I asked my coordinator at MFPSpeedyTV about it and she said I could make something for my sweetheart. I am guessing this is kind of a Valentine's Day holiday. Hope I wasn't supposed to make something with candies as some people indicated the holiday was started by the candy industry.

I like my little froggie and the cheerful paper I used. The stamp sets are from Mark's Finest Papers, Our Side of the Pond and Our Family Tree (sentiment).  I colored and cut out my froggie twice, popping only his head on double. I also popped the cattails. The sponging is for a look of sunshine and then I added brads. I'm using the MS punch around the page that looks like a frog to me (just take a long look). Do you see the frogs? Of course, that is not what it really is supposed to be. 

Recipe:
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers-Our Side of the Pond, Mark's Finest Papers-Our Family Tree (sentiment)
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! chocolate chip, unknown dp
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip and Memento Dandelion
Accessories: Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page (quilted), sponge, gold brads, Copics

12 comments:

Hussena said...

oh this is so cute... i love the image so so much,you have framed it so well ,what an adorable card:)

Basslady said...

hun, how sweet the frog looks on your card!
gorgeous idea with the branches/grass on the left!

very sweet and delightful!
the punched border is so brilliant!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Marisa said...

You used the froggy punch to go with your cute image :) Wonderfully framed and coloured with the reeds on the side a perfect touch! Darling card.

Emily Keaton said...

Awwwwwww, that truly is sweet--perfect for Sweetest Day! My mom and dad always gave each other a little something for Sweetest Day when I was growing up, but I'd forgotten all about that!! Thanks for the sweet trip down Memory Lane. :)

Pam~ said...

I see the frogs in your punch ... too funny! This is a sweet card ... great job with Mr. Frog! Can't say I have heard of Sweetest Day before either.

Lynne in NI said...

Cool froggy themed card! (...and I've never heard of Sweetest Day either - does that mean Greg owes me a pressie?!)

Carol L said...

Every time I see this punch, I think of you and how you see frogs, so it's perfect for this frog image :) What an adorable card - CUTE!

Bonnie said...

I never heard of Sweetest Day and I was raised in the Northeast. Of course that was a long time ago. The pink frog could pass for bubblegum if necessary. Regardless, this is adorable!

Bonnie aka raduse said...

I love the frog!!! This is one of my favorite MFP sets!!!

Lynn McAuley said...

What could be sweeter on Sweetest Day than this pink frog!! Great design, Brenda!!

Julie Hoffman said...

Cute, Cute, Cute!!!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

How fun and fabulous. I love that expression on the frog. A super cute card!

Bear Hugs,
Carol