Friday, February 19, 2016

It's a Leap Year

Yep, that's right…. a Leap Year!  When I was a kid I was told that Leap Years were the years when girls could ask a guy out on a date, to a dance or even propose marriage to him!  Wow, that was weird to me!  Of course, now, it's not so strange at all!

When I thought about that and knew I needed to use a frog in my Cut It Up creation this time, I had a good idea what I wanted to do.  To make it all the better, Bugaboo is sponsoring our challenge and I found Princess Charlie there!  She would be perfect for my idea!!  

I went into Design Space and found banners, hearts and my letters for the sentiment.  I arranged it on the card front and flattened it.  Then I flattened the frog from Create a Critter and cut him.  I imported Princess Charlie into DS, cut and colored her with pencils and Copics.  I embellished with some glitter and gems!  

I'm not sure if little Princess Charlie is feeling a bit disgusted or shocked at having to kiss that little love-struck frog!  

Material List:

Princess Charlie Image:  Bugaboo Digi Stamps
CTMH Paper/Cardstock:  Fundamental, Daisy White, Black 
Design Space:  Print and Cut 
Cricut Cartridges:  CTMH Artfully Sent, CTMH Artbooking, Create a Critter
Coloring:  CTMH Watercolor Pencils, Copic Markers
Bo Bunny Double Dot Gems and Glitter

Now it's your turn to head over to Cut It Up and show us your Leap Year creation!  Remember, it must include a die cut and a frog!  While you are there, be sure to check out the inspiration from our Design Team and the prize sponsored by Bugaboo Digi Stamps!  

Thanks for coming by today!  Hope you have a wonderful Leap Year and make the most of our extra day.  Of course, a very special happy birthday to all of you who might be having a "real" birthday this February 29th!  

My Sweet Princess Charlie is also off to the following challenges:
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog:  Keep it Simple
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog:  Cute + Sentiment
In the Pink:  So cute and Pink!
ABC Challenge:  B is for B:  Bugaboo Stamp


  1. I loved this little card when I saw it in the FB album, and I love it even more after reading how you made it! I got an Explore for Christmas and am still trying to figure out how to use it within my crafting style. Thanks for the screen shots and little tutorial!


  2. Fabulous card .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
    Aud Sentiments
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  3. Very beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with all of us at Catch the Bug with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you will join us again soon!

    Scrappy - Bugaboo Stamps DT

  4. Love your frog for a leap year card and great sentiment to go with it :D. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge and God luck
    Andrea x

  5. Love this card, Katrina, it's adorable. My husband loves frogs and because of that I have grown to love them too...we used to have over 100 frogs in our gardens back east; but when we moved to the dessert we didn't think they would be appropriate, but we have added some.

  6. So cute! Thanks for entering our CAS challenge over at Bugaboo Stamps' Catch the Bug blog this week. Good luck in the draw. Please join us again soon.
    Jen Leeflang

  7. What a gorgeous card!! Love the colors!!! Have a great day.

  8. So cute!
    Thanks so much for playing with this weeks Keep it Simple Challenge at The Bug Blog with Bugaboo Stamps. We hope you'll join us again this week for our February Bingo Challenge!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    Min - Bugaboo Stamps Asst DT Coordinator

  9. This is just so dang cute Katrina! LOVE that fun sentiment! Have a great day!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  10. I absolutely love this!! Amazing job! Its adorable!
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  11. Very cute indeed! Thanks for playing with us at In The Pink. Hugs xx