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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Le Tour de Craft + SDC108

Today it's my turn to host the Stampotique Designers Challenge. During my Tour de Craft month! Can you guess what theme I came up with?? Yup, that's right - I'm asking everyone to design a project with French flair!

This Old Timey Frog from Stampotique makes me smile. He's so very serious up there on his old timey bike! And I love love LOVE the fact that Stampotique carries a few sentiment en francais! This frog is saying "Que la vie est belle", or roughly "life is good". (Or more literally, "how beautiful life is") Which is EXACTLY what I'd be saying if I was riding an old timey bike!! I dug deep into my old supplies for this card, and found both a fleur-de-lis embossing folder I had forgotten I owned, as well as that fabby vintage copper brad! Ooh la la!

Yesterday the Tour de France traveled through Brittany. I heard the town of Dinan mentioned during the route and had to go and visit my old photos from the trip my hubs & I took to France way back in 2003, for a little trip down memory lane. Here are a couple of my favorite photos from that beautiful old medieval town. Le sigh. I need to go back!!

Nice hat I'm wearing, eh? LOL! You have no idea how much JOY that silly hat brought me. We were in France in October, and it was really much colder than we expected. I bought that hat on a crazy cold & windy day in Normandy, and it kept me warm and MUCH happier throughout the rest of the trip! I still have that hat and wear it on cold days here. And daydream of being back in France. ;-)

Thanks for stopping by today,

Stamps: 4011 Old Timey Frog, 2031 Life is Good (French) from Stampotique Originals
Paper: MFT (Kraft, Gumdrop Green), Hero Arts (Cerulean), LilyBeeDesign Sweet Shoppe
Ink: Ranger Archival black
Other: Derwent Inktense pencils, Prismacolor pencils, Fleur-de-lis embossing folder (Cuttlebug), PTI scallop border die, fleur-de-lis brad, ribbon, machine stitching


  1. Love that card Libby - Mr frog is fabulous and you have showcased him to perfection.

  2. Fab card Libby! Thanks for the challenge. XOXO

  3. Love the card! Great sketch and the frog is so cute! Great photo too!

  4. Lol! Fun card, Libby! I love it, makes me smile :) Sounds like a fun challenge.

  5. I love your card and it's great to see your holiday photos. xx

  6. Love your card and thanks for a great challenge this week.

  7. Great card Libby, love the frog on the bike and the layout on your card is fab. Great challenge...even if I was a little stumped :-)

  8. What a great card, Libby! You motivated me to get out some cardmaking supplies and create a card with a bit of French flair! That for your little tour (de France)!


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