FTR6 – I Toad On You Big Brother

It was nice growing up with someone like you –
someone to lean on, someone to count on . . . 
     someone to tell on! 

                       ~Author Unknown

Eat Cake Graphics Toad Sister

According to the Black family lore, when my brother was six he was really looking forward to having a baby brother. But, when Mom delivered my sister, Doctor Creek said, "That one's too little, there must be another (me!)." As the story goes, when they told my brother there was no baby boy, but instead, two baby girls, he said, "Isn't that awful."

You gotta feel bad for the poor guy because it was always two against one. But, don't feel too bad. He could take both of us on in wrestling matches and pin us down in 10 seconds flat – one with his legs, and the other with his arms. One of us little girls would whimper that he squeezed too hard and we'd all get in trouble. And then, when Mom and Dad weren't looking, we'd beg him to wrestle us again. Ah . . . those were the days! Big Brothers Rock! It was nice growing up with someone like him!

Eat Cake Graphics Toad Sister


Oh my goodness, gracious, gravy – the entries this go-round for the Catered Crop FTR6 challenge are just amazing. I'm really loving this kitchen theme we have going, even though I didn't follow the theme myself. That's the fun thing about this challenge – you can follow the recipe and still come up with something so completely different. Here's my recipe – the ingredients in italics are part of Crystal's FTR6 recipe.

  • Pattern Paper – I went crazy with patterns using October Afternoon Campfire and Girl's Paperie "On Holiday"
  • Cardstock– Stampin' Up! Night of Navy, Old Olive and Very Vanilla; Neenah
  • Stamps – Eat Cake Graphics (the challenge Sponsor) 1188-K Toad Sister and 8194-E Toad Sister (text)
  • Color MediumsPrisma Pencils (Dark Brown and Light Amber), Spica pen (Buttermilk) , Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Stampin' Up! Pastels, ColorBox Creamy Brown chalk ink
  • Embellishments – Calico Corners star hat pin, Button from Mom's button jar
  • Fibers – WalMart rickrack, DMC Floss, torn fabric scrap, Benzie Bazaar felt
  • Misc. SuppliesGlossy Accents, German Glass Glitter, Stampin' Up! Dazzling Diamonds glitter
  • Tools – My Favorite Things Banner Die, Nestabilities, Tim Holtz Paper Rosette die
  • Techniquescoloring with Prisma pencils, sponging with chalk inks, out-of-bounds with Nestabilities
  • ShapesSquares
  • ChallengesI{heart}2Stamp, If the Shoe Fits, Catered Crop FTR6,

See you all tomorrow for the Catered Crop Quickfire. Be there, or I'm telling on you.  😉



Sweet Comments

  1. Funny sentiment and cute story and card.  Thanks!  I have a big brother, too.

  2. Fabulous card!  love the sentiment and the adorable image!  thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!


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