Tuesday, December 15, 2015

CASology #177: TOY

Hello, friends!  It's Tuesday, and I'm back with the next cue card for CASology!

I'm also sending Happy Birthday wishes to my Design Teammate Hazel Hodgkins who celebrates a birthday today!  Best wishes for a happy birthday and a wonderful year ahead, Hazel!

Now, on to the new cue card...it's time to play!

When I was a kid, I loved getting toys for my birthday.  And Christmas. (Unfortunately for me they are two days apart...it's either feast or famine!)  I still have some of my favorite toys from my childhood...my Tender Love doll...my Holly Hobby cloth doll...my teddy bear (my son sleeps with it now!).

I had a Miss Piggy puppet that was among my favorite all-time toys but my mom donated it without my knowledge...I was crushed!  Would you believe my darling husband heard that story and bought me the same puppet (from eBay) and gave it to me for Christmas a few years ago?  I was shocked...it literally brought me to tears when I opened it on Christmas morning!  I was immediately brought back to my childhood.  That's a nice feeling when you are in your mid-forties!

Yep, I still love toys.

I couldn't help thinking of the Paper Smooches "Knick Knacks" set in my stash for this cue card.  My kids had a rocking horse when they were little, and that inspired my card!

What does TOY bring to mind for you?  Be sure to link up your TOY card by noon on Monday (Central time). You will find more inspiration by our Design Team and Guest Designer at their blogs, too!

Guest Designer: Deidre

Our Sponsor This Week:  Concord & 9th

Thanks for visiting,


  1. Great minds, Judy - we both headed straight for Knick Knacks! Love the embossed background and antiqued feel of your gorgeous card. :)

  2. Awwww I love your puppet story Judy, sounds like your husband is a special guy!! CUTE CUTE card!! Right now, toy to me, is the enjoyment of Sweet P playing with toys that were her daddy's!! I brought out his Fisher Price farm for her last week and she has been Mooing ever since LOL!!

  3. Hey Judy!! Oh man, I love that story!! Your husband is the best!! You have to cherish that puppet!! Your card is super cute. Who wouldn't want a rocker. Nicely done.

  4. Firstly, I have to say...your husband is a sweetheart! How thoughtful of him to replace your precious Miss Piggy!
    This is such a beautiful card, Judy! It brings back memories of my children's amazing rocking horse, and your coloring is gorgeous! Love all the soft browns and the chevron pattern is perfect! Thanks for inspiring us, once again :)

  5. Judy that is such a sweet story and I love your sweet card too - fab!

  6. Now that story is the highlight of my Christmas season, Judy! How wonderful! LOve that little rocking horse, and your wonderfully embossed card!

  7. What a wonderful husband. I too have a Christmas birthday (two weeks before) and frankly I always thought it stunk. My brother's birthday is the 27th and my sister's was the 31st, and both d-i-l have birthdays on the 27th and 31st. My aunt turns 100 on the 27th - isn't that amazing. Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas Judy :) Barb

  8. This is adorable :) coloring is awesome on the kraft card base !

  9. Hi Judy! Soooo embarrassed!! Just saw the lovely birthday message you left me on this post!! You are so sweet! Your story about Miss Piggy is so touching! Your hubby is a treasure! Such a precious rocking horse. Loved visiting this post (albeit a bit late), and many thanks again for your thoughtfulness!


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