Friday, April 22, 2011

Toadally Frogs Blog Hop (Day 1)

Ribbett!! Ribbett!! "Welcome to the Toadally Frogs Blog Hop! We have Toadally amazing crafters hopping along...and we hope to give the Easter Bunny a leap for his money! You should have come from Jamie at Glitter, Paper, Stamps, Oh My!'s blog at wasn't that a fun place to visit? If you just happened to find us, and want to join in the fun, hop on back to Karelj's Blog at to start at the beginning."

I'm a couple hours early with my post but lately I've had a problem with blogger not publishing my posts when I set them up to post automatically. Since I'm usually up by 3 am, I don't very often stay up until midnight which is why I'm posting early. So please do come back at 12:01 EST to see the start of the Karel's Toadily Frogs Blop Hop.

When I was a little girl, I always wanted to own a pet of my own. My father wasn't too thrilled with having house pets so when he was alive we didn't have them. (Well, we weren't supposed to. lol) Somehow we always managed to have pets of some sort, from a raccoon, a huge painted turtle we rescued from the road, a series of outdoor cats as well as whatever else followed us home.

I remember one summer in particular, it was all about frogs and toads. My friend Elizabeth who lived across the road from me and I spent most of the late spring and early summer trying to find frogs and toads to bring home. We had found 2 toads and we had them in a huge wooden box that we kept outside covered up so that they wouldn't escape. Well, one day on our way home from school we spotted a huge fat toad that we knew we had to have for our pet. Since we didn't have anything to carry him in, we emptied out Elizabeth's lunch box & put him in there. We had given all our toad's names and we kept them as pets for several weeks. Eventually I guess we realized that they weren't happy in their new homes and returned them to the wild. Even today I have a soft spot for frogs and toads.

For today’s project I stumbled across a cute idea online on how to make a Frog Bank. I saved the template for the frog & later made some alterations to it in order for it to fit on my container. I used an empty yogurt container for the frog’s body. I covered it with green cardstock that was run through my Cuttlebug using the Mesh Embossing folder. After embossing the cardstock, I wrapped it around the container. I then cut out the shapes for the head and body and also ran that through the Cuttlebug. I punched out circles for the eyes. Cut a hole in the lid of the container to make a slot to put your money in. The tongue was then cut out & attached so that it can lift up to hide the money slot. This is a fun easy project that can be done with your children & that I’m sure they’d enjoy. How fun to have this frog sit on your desk to help you save your money.

Or if you’re like me….you’ll use it to store all those left over punched out spare pieces. I usually store up all my left over punchies and give them to my niece who run’s a Day Care out of her home. She always takes the time to do craft projects with her day care kids. Her kid’s always love to create things with all the left over punchies. I also have a new scrapping friend who also happens to be a long lost cousin that I met through have the same great grandmother), that I send the leftover punchies to. I have so many punches that it’s nice to be able to share these leftover pieces with someone. It’s also a great way to use up all my scraps.

Here’s a picture of my Frog (Punchie) Bank:

I hope that you’ll stop by tomorrow to see more of my Toadilly Frogs projects. Ribbett!! Ribbett!!

"Now that you've seen my blog, you should jump on over to Krista Her project is so toadally fun---I know you're going to love it!"

If you get lost along the way, here's the list of the blogs and their order. Have fun hopping!! Ribbet!!

1. Karelj at One By One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity

2. Celeste at Touched By a Butterfly

3. Michelle Petrovich at Peanut Butter and Jelly Designs

4. Belinda Kersey at Queen Bee’s Musings at

5. Cali Romero at Calie’s Creative Corner at

6. Nicolette Simpson at Beyond Scrapping

7. Bonnie Cantu at A Scrap Above at

8. Lisa Gorlewski at Lisa’s Paper Butterflies at

9. Jamie at Glitter, Paper, Stamps, Oh My!

10. Diane Davison at Crafting This Moment at *YOU ARE HERE!!

11. Krista at STOP ON THE LIST!!
12. Gina at Gina Thornton Stamping

13. Stephenie at SS Crafter at

14. Rebecca Maddux at Creations With Becka at

15. Kathryn at Creations By Kathryn at

16. Summer and Jennifer at The Cricut Diaries at

17. Mistyrose at Sweet Magnolia Rose at

18. Melissa Allore at Disney Dreamer Designs at

19. Patti Hurlburt at Short ‘N Scrappy at

20. Colleen McCauley at Col’s Creative Corner at

21. Janice Anello at Cricut Confessions at

22. Leah Pagliaroli at Leah’s Card Designs at

23. Audrey Roseman at Life Is Beautiful at

24. Ellen Jarvis at Card Monkey at

25. Mallika Kejriwal at Miss Not So Good With Words at

26. Inga Klaus at Momma Hobbit Creations at

27. Brynn Thornburgh at Flair and Frills Creativity

28. Kristal Andrews at Getting at


Karelj said...

How cute! I'd use this to store my extra embellies in...I always seem to have a few left-over! Thanks for hopping with me! karelj

WAM Family said...

Great Card!!! TFS and have a blessed Easter.

scrapperbecka said...

super cute

PixiesDelight said...

toadly cute :)
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Melissa said...



Misty said...

Toadlly cute project! I only have one punch, so I don't have that problem.
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Sweet Magnolia Rose said...


jessica said...

toad-ally cute!!

Anonymous said...

Ohhhhhh How cute is this.... Love it.

Lisa said...

That bank is ADORABLE!!!! I love it!!!

cdm317 said...

He is just adorable! I really should spiffy up some of my scrap containers! Thanks for the fun idea!

Amy said...

TOADally cool project!! Love the tongue!! He sure gave me a smile!! :)

Thanks for sharing your talent in the hop today -- I was invited to hop by Melissa (Disney Dreamer Designs) and am HAPPY to already be a follower!! :)

Amy :) at
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

Tambo said...

I collected toads and frogs too as a little girl. I also save all my scraps. Great project! Maybe I will give them all to my daughter, who is a 4th grade teacher and let them try something like this. thanks, Tami
Tambo's Creations

Mary S said...

Very cute!!

SiskiyouSue said...

That's an original card, cute.

Glitter Fantasies said...

LOL that was cute!

BunnyFreak said...

Love the idea of a bank.

Lillian Child said...

CUTE! You need to add a fly to that frog's tongue! :0)

shersl84bed said...


Smiles Sher

Debc06 said...

Great project. TFS
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Amanda said...


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Patricia Hurlburt said...

Very nice. Thanks for sharing.
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Michelle said...

I liked reading your story... Isn't Ancestry the best??? I've met so many relatives thru that site it's pricey but, it works... I think your BANK is sooo cool (I still can't believe it's a bank...) what a unique idea. You know I was a follower of yours but today when I was on here... It didn't show me as a follower so I'm refollowing you..
mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

Anna said...

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Kathy's-Krafts said...

I love this...the tounge sticking out is so great

A Scrap Above said...

This is really cute!
I am already a follower of your blog
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Laura said...

oh my this is adorable.. i love it!!!

Cyndi S said...

Very cute frog bank. You did a great job.

Jamie said...

How wonderful this project is! Thanks so much for sharing, it's super cute!