Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Toads vs. Frogs



Just in case you didn't already know, there really is a difference between a frog and a toad.  Google it and you'll see what I'm talking about.  I always sorta figured they were the same....or pretty similar anyway but they really are different.    Toads usually are found more on land instead of in water like frogs.  Also, toads have a squat-tier  body where frogs are skinnier.  Interesting - right?  In other words, way back when you were young and called your boyfriend a toad, you were probably right!  We all dated toads I'm sure - at least I can think of one I dated.  He didn't like to swim at all and really did have a squatty body.   He was definitely a toad - and probably still is!  Eek!

Anyway.....in case you're wondering - these little guys are frogs.  They're from Sunny Studio Designs and are much too precious to be called a toad.  It's a good set to create a scene and I think it'll be a cute birthday card.    All the images were colored, cut out, and then placed on the card after creating the 'water' and clouds with distress inks.  Of course I just had to add the heart and belly button art  (pearl) to mama and the bow tie to papa.  

.....And believe it or not, I'm going to enter this in the challenge at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.  I finally feel like I'm creating a card with snippets on it!   It's been a long time since I've been there.  Too long!

Thanks for stopping by.............
Lynn

17 comments:

Carol L said...

This is such a delightful card with those adorable frogs and thanks for clearing up the difference between toads and frogs. Who knew? LOL Your coloring and clouds are amazing and I just love the addition of the heart and bowtie! Those cute little bees are fun too and so is that great frame die cut! Love this :)

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, this makes me smile!! Those frogs are so cute!! I love the googly eyes and the belly button jewelry!! What a fun card this is!! And I didn't realize there was much of a difference between frogs and toads...I learned something new today :) Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

KT Fit Kitty said...

Love your card, Lynn! These frogs are adorable! My Dad loves frogs so I like to make him frog cards from time to time. I did wonder the difference between frogs and toads - your blog post is so funny!

Bonnie said...

Thanks for clearing that up, Lynn. They're both eck to me, especially if they're in the house! But your frogs are nothing but fun! They made me giggle!

Tammy said...

Awww this is adorable Lynn! I love the fun scene you created and the frogs are sooo cute! Before I married I dated both LOL... one super skinny and one squatty, so happy my hubby is just right!!

MaryH said...

A delightful card with these cute little frogs (the only kind I like. DH likes frogs!) It's cheery & fun, and I loved reading your backstory about the diff between toads & frogs. Who knew? Actually I don't like either one (of the real life kind!) Ugh! But I do like the ones on your cute card. TFS & Hugs (and hooray for the Snippets Playground. They'll be happy to welcome you).

Davi said...

Yup I this we all know some toads lol!! This card is TOOOO stinkin cute! Such a fun dimensional scene you created Lynn, love the google eyes! Super job :)

Darnell said...

Now we all have a visual of our former dates with toads, lol! Of course, I love 'em all, toads and frogs and lizards, don't know why. So I sure love your cute googlie-eyed froggie couple swimming in their pretty pool to unwind and cool off after work! It's a delight, Lynn!! Hugs, Darnell

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh how fun! Love this card, Lynn!!!

Di said...

Love this card and it's wonderful to see you in the Playground with us Lynn! Such a happy little scene.

A few years back we were having a lot of work carried out on the house and garden and one of the builders lifted up a paving stone which formed part of a small set of steps to one side of the house. And we then found out just where the toads here go to hibernate - they all hopped out, quite upset at being disturbed. I was in our kitchen making yet another round of mugs of teas and coffees for the builders and heard this really loud scream from the builder in question - and I swear he was scrabbling trying to climb over the high fence around our back garden/yard to escape the leaping colony! Apparently he hates them - more likely is terrified of them I suspect :)

Hugs

Di xx

Nana Connie said...

Loved your dissertation on four-legged, hoppers, Lynn, and I personally think you should be awarded your PhD! lol Fab and fun card, my friend, and I really love the background that connects the entire scene. Well done!

Linda Simpson said...

Love this card and your frogs are wonderful. Thank you for the explanation and yes I have dated a toad or two in my time.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Diane said...

Greetings Lynn, well who doesn't just love googly eyes. Love the scalloped frame and adorable little frogs.

Hugs Diane

Lynn McAuley said...

Flies and frogs!! I love this fun card, Lynn!

scrappymo! said...

So cute and very fun!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Oh yes, froggies it is! What a great scene, Lynn! I do so love Sunny Studio stamps. So many critters, eek!

JD/ Jill said...

How cute! I need to play catch up...I see I have missed so many of your neat cards!