Stamp What? ~ Frogs 'n Flies!

Hi friends!

I'm back with another fun card in the Stamp What? blog series
and the card for March is all about frogs ~
and flies!

You can read how this started on the first blog post here,
[although I've needed to change the posting date to the 10th of each month.]

I asked my son this weekend to chose the newest Old Dusty
(what we call my long forgotten Stampin' Up sets)
and when he brought this one down the hall,
we both started cracking up!

He said "I chose this one because these frogs do be swag!"


::: cue the teenager translation subtitle:  'Cute frogs!' :::



I'd long forgotten this one!
I LOVED it when I saw it and thought it was hilarious.
The labels are now long gone but I do know it's circa 1998
so it's been around the pond for quite some time ♥

And here's my card :)

I had a very hard time coloring this 
and not so happy with my color choice for the frog.
In hindsight, I'd have colored it differently but moving on!
I decided to use some older Stampin' Up designer paper as well
to keep the feel of using older forgotten supplies.
This is from the 2008 Stampin' Up! Muirfield collection.

The updated twist is that I've used the newer dies on the market
and banner dies to pop up the sentiment.
I masked off with washi tape the flies to have just the wording
and the sketch is one from this century last week at Splitcoaststampers! 

 Because we 3 are crazy, Barb and Jeanette were
totally on board for this challenge as well.
This is Barb's card +
 this is Jeanette's card.

I've purged so many of my Old Dusties through the years
but always have those 'favorites' that I'll part with last
when I'm done with stamping and paper crafting.

It's so much fun walking down memory lane and seeing stamps
that I haven't seen in awhile.
Even more fun is the surprise element since I can't pick the stamp set!

Give it a try, if you haven't!
Have someone reach for a stamp set or just pick one at random,
dust it off and modernize those Old Dusty stamp sets!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


  1. Great card and fabulous image
    Carol x

  2. This is so cute. I love the image and I think your coloring is perfect! Another great card for a fun challenge!

  3. I have just posted a card on my blog, using a stamp that I have had for years Kelly. The sentiment is brilliant, as is the frog. Love it and the colours are perfection. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  4. What a fun frog card and a great way to use the "older" sets.

  5. Love this Kelly, and think your colouring is just fine! this old dusty is a wonderful set, and I love the humour in it :)

  6. Kelly, your card is adorable... and as always I loved reading your post, too. What fun things I learn - like "these frogs do be swag". LOL! I needed the interpretation.... thanks!

  7. What a fun set of stamps that your son choose and a great idea to mix the old with the new. Great card x.

  8. This is a fun image I have not seen before! Great saying too! I’m so glad you are getting more use out of your old sets.

  9. I have never seen this one, and wow that you know the dates of your stamps and papers! This is truly a gem and even looks a little retro.

  10. I remember that old set. I can't remember if I had it or not. but it is so cute.

  11. Why don't they make images like this anymore?? What a precious card, Kelly!!!