Valentine’s Day Card Blog Hop

Welcome to the Valentine’s Day Card Blog Hop.

I want to thank my good friend Ellen (aka Card Monkey) for putting this Blog Hop together.  She is my “Scrappin’ Sistah”.  If you are a regular follower of my blog, please go to Ellen’s site so that you can see the entire Blog Hop from the beginning.

For my card I was trying to think of something I could give to my teenage son.  I was looking at the new Spring Holiday Cards Seasonal Cartridge from Cricut, and I saw this image on the cartridge.


Now I do not own this cartridge, but the image and the phrase inspired me.  So I found a toad image on a cartridge that I do own and created this card.


The message under the toad says “Have a “toad”ally awesome Valentine’s Day”  Personally, I think it is a great interpretation of the idea from the Spring Holiday Cards Cartridge . . . and I did not need to go out and buy a new cartridge!

Oh . . . and how did I know that I had an image of a toad?  If you know me and follow my blog, you know that I used my other website to find the image that I used for this card.  

Before you go, would you like a chance to win a $25 gift certificate from Custom Crops?  All you need to do is go to and type in the word toad and see how many images there are too choose from.  (Hint: You don’t need to count them . . . after you run the search if you look below the thumbnail previews it will tell you how many there are total)  Then send me an email with the number of toad images that you found, and I will pick a winner to be announced on Monday, January 24th.

 (you can send me an email here, or go to the Contact Us page at Cricut Search)  Please DO NOT post your email address in the comment section of the blog . . . that is not a safe thing to do . . . it allows other to get your email for those spam email lists.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and for playing our Cricut Search game!  Now it is time to send you off to the next blog on the hop 


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38 Responses

  1. Your card is *toadlly* cute! Your son will love it. I use CricutSearch every day…it's in my toolbar to make it easy! I've been a follower for some time now, and love poking around on your blog to see what you've come up with! You can find me at ksjennings at and/or

  2. Good morning, Sistah! Love your take on the image and I agree, I think your very tall son will love it! 🙂 But watch out, some day a princess will kiss that "toad" and a prince will emerge!! You know how much I love Cricut Search and rely on it heavily. It's the best!

    And if you want to WIN that Spring Holiday Cards cartridge (along with other goodies), please be sure to leave a comment on MY blog stop @

    I ♥ YOUR BLOG!

  3. cute card, unfortunately i cannot email. my account is not set up correctly. i can reply, but cannot draft and send.
    but i have set up on my desktop and refer to it often.

  4. Thank you so much for sharing! I love this card, it is perfect to give your son! Have an amazing day, thanks for the inspiration! Off to do my cricut search!

  5. I have such a hard time making cards for my teen son and this is a cute idea. There are fourteen toad images, I didn't realize there were so many. Thank you for sharing on FB about this hop and sharing your card.

    Marianne S.
    sthquilter at gmail dot com

  6. Great idea! It can be challenging to find cards for boys & men. I'm always looking for these ideas! Thanks for participating in the hop!

  7. Shawn, Wow! I don't know why I did not know about Cricut search…What a dummy, I was tryin to keep a written invoice..Again Wow!!
    Thank You sooooo much.

  8. Cute card! I find it very difficult to make a boy / men cards… Thanks for sharing the idea!!

    postaisdajoana at gmail dot com

  9. Thank you for sharing this card. It is such a great idea for any teen really. Oh, there are 14 toad images.

    dobiemom09 at gmail dot com

  10. Totally cute, had to come see what is happen on this hop, I have involved in one all day with some of the other "Sisters". Going to go hop along. If you have a minute visit my blog, I just became your latest stalker.

  11. Toadly cute! Thanks for sharing this fun card with us and for being a part of the blog hop!!


  12. This is such a cute card.
    glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

  13. Your card is adorable! I love the toad on the Paisley cartridge! I emailed the number of images. Thanks for the chance to win!

  14. Shawn – this card is darling! I love the toadally awesome idea! So cute! Who would have thought there would be that many toad references on Cricut carts?

  15. I sent you an email about my results…Have to say, I LOVE the site!!!! It is so awesome and I see myself using this A LOT!!!
    THanks for the chance to win!

  16. Woo Hoo!
    I've been looking forward to this <3 Hop!

    ~ Darn … someone already used 'toadaly' awesome … hee hee. Frogs are cute!

  17. Shawn,

    Your card is so cute!!! 🙂 I like it even better than the one on the Spring Holiday Cards Seasonal! And your sentiment is clever (& better for your son).

    Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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