Saturday, March 10, 2012

Helen of FROG...

You are my strength, I sing praise to you;
you, God, are my fortress, my God on whom I can rely.

Psalm 59:17

It’s been an extremely busy week as I have been involved with the ‘100 Comments on Your Blog’ Event, sponsored by Blogelina.  A few hundred bloggers were assigned to ‘Visit and Comment’ on over 100 other blogs between March 1 and 8 - to learn from, network with and encourage each other.  It’s been a lot to keep up with - along with other things this week - but I have truly enjoyed and appreciated the experience and having made many new Online Friends across America! 

I look forward to continuing with more of my Projects that I have been working on and to sharing them with you as I complete them -

A Dear Friend of mine, Helen, has recently moved her Marriage and Family Therapy practice to a new office.  I was visiting her there, helping her arrange furniture and wall hangings when I noticed a ceramic from sitting on the floor under a potted plant I was moving.  She explained that it was her Mascot, of sorts, as a friend of hers had offered it with the acrostic:  Fully Rely On God - FROG!

I decided to make her an ‘office-warming’ Shutter card, using the colors and style of her office furniture…and the Frog.  Here is what I designed and gave her this week.  The sentiment is, "WELCOME to Your New Pad!"  The acrostic is on the bottom right pane.  The background papers are discontinued wallpapers.  I cut the frog ( KadoodleBugDesigns), the sentiment mat and the leaves on my Cricut/SCAL and used the positive and negative of that cut.  The borders were done with punches.  I dyed the flower with stamp ink and then spritzed with copper spray.  The gems are from Recollections.  After giving it to her, she thanked me and said she’d put it on a shelf in her office!  *smile*

The front - card closed

The card - lying flat

The card - standing open

I have a Tutorial that I made last year to make a Shutter Card that fits in an A-1 envelope (4 ¼ x 5 ½”).  I merely adjusted this one to be a bit longer - to fit a business-size envelope.  I can offer those measurements, also.  If you’re interested, just eMail me with your request and I’ll send  it to you -

Do let me know if there’s anything I can do for You or someone You know -  I have just finished a couple of large orders for Digital Photo Restorations and am working on another one currently ( a Marriage Certificate from 1920!).

On to my next Project!  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I would think you could host your own giveaway with some of your beautiful creations!

  2. Hi, Lynden! Thanks for visiting my blog! It's great to see yours, too. Love the acronym for F.R.O.G.!


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