Moving forward…..frogs in a jar!


When I was 8, my family flew to visit my grandparents in California.  It was our first flight EVER!!!  (In the olden days, you didn’t fly like you do today!).  Anyway, there are 4 children in my family and 2 parents–so you do the math.   My mother let my oldest sister, Pat, pack her own carry-on bag while she dealt with the rest of us.   Fast forward to later that day on the plane~~~”Mom, what is that water under the seat??”….at which point I saw smoke coming out of my mother’s ears—True Story….almost!   Upon landing in Chicago for our layover, my mother wisked Pat, her luggage, and us other 2 girls into the bathroom.   I heard, “FLUSH”, and saw Pat come out of the stall with a lot of tears.   WELL–it seems as tho my sister just couldn’t trust her friends to take care of her frogs (which she ad raised from pollywogs!) for two weeks… she packed them up in a coffee can (in the olden days, coffee came in cans!)in an attempt to bring them on vacation with her.   Another thing about the olden days—-MUCH lower airport security where people could get through with FROGS in A CAN!!!

But—before all you PETA people are all over this, my mother just flushed the excess water down the drain in Chicago.  The frogs made it to California and went on to live a happy life in my grandparents’ turtle pond…..altho, it is hard to say what turtles eat…….just sayin’!

Anyway—Long story to introduce today’s card:


This card was inspired by Jill Hillard.   You can see her post here.  You may have missed this jar and matching framelit.  They were in the Holiday catalog but were carried over into the Occasions catalog.   The frogs that I used were from the Moving Forward stamp set, which is a stamp set that not only makes you happy but also supports the Ronald McDonald House Charity!  Win-win!  There  is another frog of similar proportions in the Spring Sampler stamp set that could work perfectly….if putting frogs in a jar is your thing.

This is one of the cards we are doing at the Copy A Card Class this Saturday.  There are still a few spots open so RSVP now!

Stamps:  Perfectly Preserved, Moving Forward

Paper:  Summer Smooches DSP, Tangerine Tango Scallop Dots Ribbon, Whisper White CS, Lucky Limeade CS

Other:  Cannery Set Framelits, Big Shot


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  1. Pingback: Everyone has a sibling like Pat! | Booptique's Blog

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