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Friday, June 17, 2016

Here's Phido...

... the Photo-Bombing Pooch!

Strathmore watercolor paper; Distress Ink core; Recollections black cardstock
Phido: Paper Smooches comforting hugs image
Lily the Frog, and accessories: Paper Smooches royal cuteness stamps
Paper Smooches teen routine and group hugs stamps
Stampin' Up! on film framelit die
images and sentiment stamped in StazOn jet black with MISTI
images colored with Prismacolor pencils
inking in DI mustard seed, applied with Ranger blending tool
Lily embellished with Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents
Paper Smooches heart dies; stash sequins; SU brads
adhesives: Scotch ATG; Zig 2-way glue pen

So, our heroine Lily had made undertaken some serious preparations and was more than ready for her close-up. She had gotten all shimmery and shiny, grabbed her flower and tiny heart, and printed up her sentiment before striking a pose. Then came photo-bomber Phido... just having to steal Lily's thunder. But Lily, being the sweet girl that she is, chose to not crop out Phido... and even changed the sentiment to accommodate his appearance.

Lily and Phido will probably find their way into my next SAS4Kids shipment to Nationwide Children's.  :)

This card was inspired by the Simon Says Stamp Animal Magic and the Shopping Our Stash Let Me Take a Selfie Challenges. In addition, I'm going to link this up to the Paper Smooches Layers Challenge and the Paper Smooches August Guest Designer Search. As I say every month, hope springs eternal!

Parting Thoughts

A huge thanks to everyone who stopped by during last weekend's Rainbow Challenge Hop. Your visits and comments were most appreciates. And, thanks to Sandy for inviting us patrons to play along.

A quick reminder about our New Beginning Challenge over at Words 2 Craft By. Our challenge is open until July 6 and we'd love for you to join us.  :)

Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'! Have a wonderful weekend.


  1. This is just too stinking cute Sybrina!I am working on a shipment that I hope will be coming your way this week!

  2. Cute idea for your design, Sybrina! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  3. Hello Sybrina: What a hilarious selfie card this is, love this cute critters and the way you told the story behind the "photo", LOL!!
    Phido stealing Lily's shot is just a hoot!!!
    Thank you for sharing this adorable card with us at Shopping Our Stash, hope to see you again in the gallery.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  4. So sweet and very nicely crafted! Thanks for sharing this wonderful creation with us here at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana, DT

  5. oh my gosh, that's soooooooo cute, what a great image to use for the polaroid, he's totally photo-bombing her!!! :) love it! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! ♥

  6. This is adorable, super cute images, tee hee for makeing it a photo bomb episode. Thanks for playing along with us at shopping our stash for the Take a Selfie challenge.

  7. Love your card and the story that went with it! Verrrrry Cuuuuute! Thank you for sharing! I saw your note on the cards for children and I checked out their website and will also send cards to them so thank you for the info! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash! Cyndi, DT