Friday, December 24, 2010

Season's Greetings

From all of us here at Frog's Whiskers Ink

to all of you,

we wish you a very Merry Christmas


a 2011 filled with good things.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Survey Ended

Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond to the poll. The results showed what I expected but the decision to develop the idea further will be made early in 2011.

A slight change of pace from holiday cards, but this could be easily be made into one by changing the sentiment. The Rosewood Bittersweet Wreath is stamped twice and embossed with copper. Red stickles were added to highlight the berries. Rosewood Happy Birthday (this one is #F160) is stamped and embossed with gold. The stamped piece has the bottom edge torn and layered onto olive cardstock that has been torn to loosely replicate the edge on the stamped piece. The base card is stamped with Rosewood Leaf Detailed and embossed in copper.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I struggle with ribbon. Yes I admit it. I love the look but usually get so frustrated because it never looks the way I envision it in my mind. I saw this card on another blog and thought wow, I can do this with what I have. The stamp is Rosewood Winter Cardinal stamped in Memento and coloured with Copics. The mint green cardstock went through a Sizzix folder. I distressed the stamped image with Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo. (side note: I have discovered that I prefer the foam pads to the felt pads for distressing and although the make-up sponges are readily available and inexpensive, they don't work as well as I would like.) I used Nestibility Label 8 to cut the the image and the layering mat. A piece of ribbon and I am done.

I screwed up cutting the stamped image on the next card but it still works. I did discover that I had to shift the stamped image to the edge of the card instead of the embossed layering mat. I'm not thrilled with the bow on this card but still pretty. One slight difference with this card. I used Core'dinations paper for the embossed layer. After running the paper through the Sizzix folder I used an emery board to scrub off some of the top layer of paper. So pretty.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Canadian Scrapbook Magazine

As I told you earlier we have been featured in the Winter 2010/11 issue. The magazines are now in stock, ready for you to enjoy. There are some excellent card ideas in this issue as well as the regular articles on scrapbooking.

Monday, December 13, 2010

A Picture at Last

I am finally getting around to posting pictures of the cards we made using the stamp I purchased from Whipper Snapper Designs. The image is called Prescott, which we stamped and coloured using Copics and Bic Mark-Its. I wrote a bit about how this cards were created a few days ago. As you can see we have enjoyed the possibilities of this stamp. I have been playing with a different design, still using Prescott as the central image. Yes, I am one of those people who will make cards Christmas eve.

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Technology is everywhere it seems. Our website is still a work in progress. We have been promised a complete overhaul for 2011 but life has been getting in the way of our webmistress. We are still hopeful that the new layout will happen, with over 750 Rosewood images in production the current format of the website is becoming a problem for our customers. We procrastinated on this blog for quite awhile but it has been relatively easy to run. I still have much to learn but it has been good.

Now my question, Rose-Marie has been tossing around the idea of a Facebook page for Frog's Whiskers Ink. It seems to be the next "great" thing for a business to do. It would be a great way for people to talk to each other, share their work and chat with one of our staff. What do you think? Would this be something you would use? Would you become a follower of Frog's Whiskers Ink on Facebook? Please take a minute and submit your vote on the poll.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Pre-Christmas Sale

We are having a sale on all in stock Cuttlebug, Sizzix, and Crafts-To-You embossing folders. All Tim Holtz dies and embossing folders and all Nestibilities dies are on sale.

On purchase #1 you will receive 10% off
On purchase #2 you will receive 25% off
On purchase #3 you will receive 35% off
You get the idea. Stock up and save.

This sale is effective immediately and runs until Monday, Dec. 20 at closing and applies to IN STOCK ITEMS ONLY. Most of our dies and embossing folders are shown on our website but there are a few that haven't been uploaded yet. Please ask if there is a particular item you are wishing to add to your stash of supplies. All discounts will be applied prior to shipping. If you require confirmation of your total purchase please add a note in the comments field indicate your request.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Card Making Frenzy

Although we didn't get the snow parts of Ontario did, I spent Sunday making cards with the girls. Although I have tried very hard to use what I have this year (and believe me I have good stuff), I couldn't resist purchasing one stamp. He is called Prescott from a company called Whipper Snapper Designs and boy has he been loved. I do have to admit, the girls did most of the colouring on these images. We used either Copics or Bic Mark-its and added a bit of glitter glue. The blue background was run through a Sizzix folder and the snowy hills were created by ripping paper and adding more glitter glue. The sentiment is Rosewood Merry Christmas (this one is D94 an oldie but a goodie). I will get a photo of the cards we made and add it later. The girls were so much help and we got a lot of cards done. Finally a Christmas season that I shouldn't be making cards at the last minute.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Suddenly it's Winter

I am one of those shunned people who absolutely love the seasons we are blessed with here in Canada. I embrace winter along with all the other seasons we are blessed with in Canada and I have got to tell you I am thrilled that it has started snowing. As I sit here and write up this post, there a snowflakes falling gently from the sky. A perfect day to go get our Christmas tree. My Mom & I have gone to cut a tree for Christmas since I got married 20 years ago. Yes I know not the most economic or environmentally friendly thing to do but the girls look forward to the outing every year. Last year my brother's family came with us and my sister wants to bring her family sometime. These are the memories of tomorrow and I for one am glad that my teenage daughters still want to go with us to carry on this tradition. Sure, there will come a time when I find a suitable artificial tree but for now I am looking forward to our visit to the tree farm.