Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Stork Was Busy, So...

... the frog is filling in! Yes, it's about time I started letting all my Gina K stuff mix and mingle!! Look how perfectly the little sling fits in his hand! Now I realize this makes the baby* he's carrying incredibly tiny, or the frog terrifically huge, but I'm fine with that! Frogs don't have eyelashes either, but they do in my world!


I covered the baby blanket with Stardust Stickles (to match my glitter striped DP) rather than choosing a color, this way I can send it out for a boy or girl when the occasion arises. I used a Sakura glaze pen on his eyes. (I just realized I forgot to give the image a shadow, doh!(oh well, I will later, but not taking another pic!) I chose to put the stripes going horizontal since he's hopping along, and stamped my greeting on the two colored lines, look how nicely that fits!


Oh, did you want to know about the blog candy winner? I almost forgot! ;) Comment #64, Lee Murphy come on down! She writes: "Okay.......my second comment for my Google Reader-ing your blog.....Okay......I'm guessing there will be 4 new animals in the new set***!! I'll be at the release party!!!! :)" (Lee got to leave three comments BTW) Congrats, I hope you enjoy the candy! (I'll send you an email later today)

*I thought about coloring the little baby face green to match the frog, but a new mom might not really appreciate that...



** for the time being, I'm sticking with random.org. While I get what people are saying about how it "always picks in the middle", at the same time "the math person" in me says that it "always" picks in the middle because there are more numbers in the middle, while there's only one first and last number. So on some of these candy giveaways with let's say a 1000 plus comments, maybe 1 or 1000 has never been chosen, but probably also never 5 or 99 or 832 or whatever unless you've done 1000 giveaways to see...KWIM? I could be completely wrong here, though, it's been known to happen! Dad,(math major/genius/regular "Hands, Head and Heart" reader) can you help on this?? Either way, I STILL think you have a better chance with random.org than random.DH (who will guess the same number every time because he really couldn't care less about my blog candy results) or random.Jonathan who only counts up to 100 so far, and while he says numbers like "10,000 million!", I'm not quite sure he's completely aware of all the numbers in between, ya know? oh, and printing out and cutting up 200 strips of paper for a drawing? um, let me think about that...no. not for me. Sorry!

*** Lee's a winner, but she's wrong!

PS It always feels so quiet and lonely AFTER a blog candy winner is announced, so maybe you can leave a comment congratulating Lee, or about the card, or even vent about how you never seem to win anything before you go? pretty please?

43 comments:

Lisa said...

I think the card is very sweet. I love everything about it, and all of your designs, really.

And I think Lee is a very lucky blog candy winner. I never seem to win blog candy. I also never seem to win the drawing at Whole Foods that I enter at least twice a week for bringing my own grocery bag. Oh well, I still shop there, and I'll still read your blog.

Have a great day!

Lisa

Ryan, Lisa and Abby Foust said...

Congrats Lee!!!! I haven't even won any blog candy - and this was good blog candy! Enjoy Lee!!!

Your card is adorable as usual!

Lee said...

WHOA BABY!!!!!!! So I sneak out to the LR after dh falls asleep to check for a new challenge.....think to click on my google reader to check for updates!! Obviously there are lots of night owls like me!! ;) And I'm looking at Mel's FABULOUS froggy delivery card, giggling and thinking I would have thought it was awesome to color the little bebe face in green!!! And then my NAME pops out at me!!! WoooooooooHoooooooo!!!!!!!!! I'm so absolutely positive Melanie, you heard my holler from here!! Oh I can't wait for that TREMENDOUS blog candy to show up in my mailbox!!! Oh gosh.......all I can say is THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!! I'll be HOPPING with excitement to create with all the wonderful goodies!!! I love Random.org!!! LOLOL Thanks Melanie!!!! :)

P.S. I seriously must stamp now 'cuz there's NO way I can sleep!!!!!

Jana Weaver said...

Congrats Lee!

FABulous card!! I love the idea of having a frog bring the baby!! Just too cute. Think I need to go play with my Hoppy set now! :-)

Tejal said...

Congrats to Lee...she surely has my envy...Lucky gal!!
Melanie, I think you did good not to color the baby green...whoever heard of a green baby..unless it had a dragon for a mom...(you are right, a new mom wouldn't like to be compared to a dragon!!! LOL)
Love the sparkly card..
Tejal

Libby said...

This is so cute - love the froggie subbing for the stork! And I was going to say so even before you asked for comments... ;-)

Heidi said...

What a fun card! Congratulations Lee!

Nancy said...

Hi Melanie, I didn't win BoooHooo! Just kidding I never win anyway, but it is fun trying. Congratulations to the winner. Love the card idea, the froggy carrying the baby is cute. Have a great wekend I have to find some time to clean the spider webs off my blog.

Carol said...

I love this card! The striped DP is striking and this frog image is too cute!
Congrats on winning Lee! Enjoy :)
I'm sure you award your blog candy the fairest way possible - no explanation is needed :) It's just great for the chance to win!!
TFS

Heidi said...

How cute to have the frog hold the bundle of joy! Clever idea!

Pamela Smerker said...

I agree with you, after you post the winner of blog candy all you hear is the chirping of crickets. Well I am out here...hope you will check on me when my blog candy contest is over on Sunday.
Have a great Thursday!!
Hugs,
Pam
www.paperaskew.blogspot.com

Donna said...

HA! I love froggy playing stork! too cute!!!

Patty W said...

Congrats to Lee !

Love the frog card!

Also the banana bread ! yumm.

Michelle said...

Don't feel lonely, were always blog stalking you to see what fabulous idea you come up with next. I love the way you encourage thinking outside the box. Keep the great ideas coming.

Michelle

Andrea Leigh said...

Lee is lucky - I'm happy for her... a little grieving for me though :(

SO HOW MANY THEN?!?!?! And will there be a loveable llama? You've alreday go the eyelashes down!

astaff@bete.com

Anna Jones said...

Congratulations Lee!

Melanie-
Whoever came up with storks in the first place. Can you imagine a stork carrying an elephant baby (dumbo).
So frog carrying a baby is ok.

Doesn't the first guesser of the right number get any candy? (Wink, Wink)
Anna

Andrea said...

Oh, a baby frog in the sling would have been really cute too!

Congrats to Lee!

Bee said...

Heehee, I told myself right away you should color the baby green and then I saw your little note at the bottom about that!... LOL I would have colored it green, cause it's less disturbing than thinking the baby is the size of a tadpole (which arent' green though...) and the frog is like a giant... :-)

BTW I forgot what the address is, where I should send my subliminal tape that your hubby is supposed to have you listen while you sleep, it says "draw a panda, draw a koala, draw a panda, draw a koala...." it's very relaxing!... No, really, it is!... :-)

Dana said...

congrats Lee! And what a cute card!

Allison said...

Super cute frog/stork! Have a good day!

Peggy Maier said...

Congratulations Lee! Have fun stamping!!!

Whimsey said...

Love the card; adorable as always...I have to saw, I'm glad you didn't make the little one's face green! :)

Congrats Lee!

I still think random.org is the best...it's picked 1 for me before...of course, I have piddly entries compared to yours. LOL

Littlekel90 said...

Woohoo! Way to go, Lee! Lee is one of my good buds from SCS, and she is very deserving of this prize. So happy for you, Lee!!

I think this froggie special delivery is really cute. Maybe he is bringing a new tadpole to the mama? Then green would have been okay. *wink* :) Kel

Catherine said...

Very cute card and congrats Lee =)

Shelby said...

Congratulations, Lee!!! You're SO lucky!

(I'd complain about how I never win anything now, but I have won a couple of blog candies in the past, so I won't) ;)

I ADORE this card, too! The frog delivering the baby? Awesome! You come up with such original, creative uses for your stamps; keeps me coming back for more every day!

Stacy said...

I love your card. He is so cute delivering that little bundle of joy. Congrats to Lee for winning. Take care and have a stamp happy day. Stacy

Vanessa said...

I didn't notice that the baby was so small or that the frog was so big. I do love seeing a frog carrying the baby instead of a stork! Congrats to Lee. I'm SO jealous!

Erynn said...

Congratulations Lee! Although, I suppose, as her daughter I'm sure I can talk my way into using some of that awesome stuff... ;) lol

That has to be the cutest, most hilarious card ever! Awesome. :)

Carolyn King said...

totally clever! love the frog-stork! lol!

Rita said...

Congrats Lee! I luv your frog filling in for the stork...cute idea!

Stampmouse said...

yeah 4 new animals congrats to the winner

Mindy said...

Melanie, when I saw this card I about FELL OUTTA MY CHAIR! Why? Because my DREAM stamp set would include a FLAMINGO delivering a baby instead of a stork! I have been trying to get pregnant for a long time and with some medical intervention we hope we are on the road to success in the next year. My dream flamingo would also have looong flirty eyelashes like your frogs:) I just love it that you think like I do....it doesn't HAVE to be a stork that brings the baby:) LOVE this card! Thanks again for sharing your talent!

Etha said...

What a cute frog baby!! I don't think the baby is small in respect to frog mom, not at all!
As to random.org, last candy I had it pick I had numbers from 1 - 63 and it picked 63!! so first and last number definitely are in the game :)

Linda SS said...

Congrats to Lucky Lee! Nobody makes cuter froggy cards than you do:) You are getting a lot of comments on this post which must mean that the majority of us haven't gone away pouting because we didn't win. LOL

Pegg S said...

Congrat to Lee the winner! I am looking forward to seeing your new set!

Whimsey said...

Hi Melanie,

Where did you purchase your Sakura Gel Pen? I'm guessing it's just a clear gel pen that gives the image a bit of clear 3D effect??

Sorry; I'm sure this is an extra dumb question - just help the blonde chick out if you have a moment. LOL

Linsey said...

WHOO WHOO! Go LEE, it's you birthday! Okay, so maybe not, but hey, you're gonna party like it's your birthday cuz this stuff looks awesome!!! Congrats and have a blast with all the great goodies--we want to see what you make with it! ~hugs~

Diane said...

It's amazing who delivers babies now a days huh??? Lol!! Your card is too cute!!!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Love the frog stork. Too funny.

Yolanda said...

Congratulation to Lee for winning such a great prize. Sure wish it would have been me. I never win any blog candy. Oh well, I won't stop ready your blog...It's way to inspiring. I'll just keep trying.

Thanks

Stampmouse said...

I agree with the last part of your post saying its so quiet after a blog candy. I try to leave a comment saying congrats as well

dpkennedy said...

This is too cute! You are so creative!

Lori J said...

Way to go, Lee!!!