Thursday, January 31, 2013


Hello there! I'm sorry the lighting isn't the best on this card, but the camera has been acting up so I just took what I could get! Even though it's kinda dark, I gotta say, I love this card. It has all of my, coffee and Chocolate, Chip that is. It's pretty quick and easy too, so it gets even better! I used my favorite SAB set-Patterned Occasions, which you can get for FREE with a $50 purchase. I just don't think it would even be possible to make an ugly card with this set-it's so darn cute! I started with a Chocolate Chip base and ran it through the Big Shot with the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder-one of my favorites also. I used the red paper from Storytime DSP. It's actually Riding Hood Red, but it works just fine with the Real Red ink and ribbon that I used.

I ran a piece of Crumb Cake through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder-my MOST favorite folder! While I was at my Big Shot station, I ran a piece of Chocolate Chip through using one of the Designer Frames Folders and then cut the frame out with one of the Labels Collection Framelits. I'm not a huge fan of these Framelits-kinda going against my favorites theme, but I covered up the pointy sides with ribbon, so it helped. I would much rather just have some simple, normal shapes. A scalloped oval in this size would be ideal! I've shared my thoughts with SU! on this, so who knows? Next, I stamped the image in Chocolate Chip ink and punched it out with the Extra Large Oval Punch. I stamped the coffee cup again in Real Red, cut it out and popped it up with a Dimensional on top of the Chocolate Chip one. I took my Paper-Piercing Tool and Mat and poked a couple of holes on the pointy sides of the frame. I kind of trimmed some of the excess cardstock away and made a slit for the Real Red Stitched Ribbon to fit through. You may have to cut the end of the ribbon at an angle to get it through, and maybe even add a little bit of glue to the end to make it a little stiffer. Once you get the ribbon through, you're home free. Just tie the knots gently.

Finally, I added a Naturals Button with Linen Thread through the the button holes, and attached it with Glue Dots. I hope you enjoyed a few of my favorite things on this sweet cup o' joe card. And now onto the lovely little box I promised you...

I made this for my wonderful hostess this month. She's like me and loves Crumb Cake, so I thought I'd start with one of our awesome Kraft Gift Boxes. I added some of the dainty Tea For Two DSP that's in the Spring Catalog-very lovely! I covered the top of the box along with the flap. On top of the flap, I added a row of the sweet Vanilla Flower Trim-I think it might be my most favorite thing in the catalog. I tucked a little piece of lace under the flap with one of the White Tea Lace Doilies.

For the tag, I used the Pop Up Posies Kit that is also featured in the Spring Catalog. It comes with the embossed Crumb Cake tags and everything you need to  make a bunch of flowers. I added a Vintage Brad and one of the flowers from the Flower Trim to the center of the Calypso Coral posie-I'm guessing that's what kind of flower it is? The sentiment stamp is exclusive to this Kit and is included. I tucked a Natural Ribbon flag underneath, adorned with a row of Basic Pearls.

As a closure for the box, I added 2 of the vanilla brads that come with the Kit. They're intended for the flower centers, but I thought they worked wonderfully in this capacity also. The twine is also included in the Kit, and I just wrapped it around the brads to secure it. I added a touch of the Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon on the side to balance out the ample flower. I finished it off with a pair of Basic Pearls. The box holds about a dozen pieces of chocolate, so hopefully my hostess will be enjoying her gift for a few days-or at least a few hours, which would be the case with me!

I hope you've been noticing that I'm trying to give you several options for some of the products on these cards. That way, if you're interested in earning some FREE SAB goodies, you'll have lots of ideas for how to use them. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I'll see you back here tomorrow with another card!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Hello there! I have another 2-fer for you today! I have another Valentine card for you. I just can't help myself-I'm a sucker for this season of love :) This will be one of the options for the 'Kits/Cards To Go' this month, so if you're wanting this card, I'll make sure I get it to you in time. This card features the SAB set Pretty Petites and the coordinating Petite Curly Label Punch, which are yours for FREE with a $50 purchase. I started with a Crumb Cake base and stamped the sentiment and hearts in Crumb Cake ink. The sentiment is from Seasonal Sayings which was in the Holiday Catalog, but it is still available. The hearts are from Confetti. Next, I layered a piece of Patio Party DSP onto Early Espresso and adhered it to the base.

I stamped the curly label image in Primrose Petals onto Whisper White Cardstock and punched it out with the Petite Curly Label Punch. I mounted that onto an Early Espresso square that was punched with the 1" Square Punch. That was layered onto a piece of Whisper White which was punched out with the Postage Stamp Punch. I added Dimensionals between each layer. I repeated the process for the adjoining square but punched out 3 hearts with the Owl Builder Punch in Primrose Petals Cardstock. I added a sweet little Early Espresso bow made with the Stitched Ribbon and attached it with a Glue Dot. Finally, I colored the heart from the sentiment with a Primrose Petals Marker and punched it out with the small circle in the Owl Builder Punch. Next, we'll move onto St. Patrick's Day. Not saying that I'm totally done with Valentine's Day yet, but for today I am...

Again, I used the Pretty Petites stamp set and punch. I started with a Very Vanilla base and added some Tea For Two DSP. I cut a square of Lucky Limeade and punched out little label windows. To get them evenly spaced, just punch out 4 of the labels out of Post It Notes and center them evenly on your cardstock. Simply line the punch on top of the Post It Note and punch out the shapes. Next, I cut a Very Vanilla square and used the Scallop Trim Corner and Border Punches to make the border around the Lucky Limeade square. I need a little more practice at it, but it worked pretty well.

Next, I stamped some tiny shamrocks with the Itty Bitties set in Lucky Limeade onto Lucky Limeade Cardstock. I punched them out with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, and popped a Basic Pearl in the center. I attached the shamrocks to little flags with Glue Dots. The sentiment is from Got Treats and I punched it out with the Word Window Punch. It works really well for these smaller greetings, as you don't have to worry about getting it stamped straight. Just line the punch up over the sentiment and punch it out. Then just cut the rounded ends off and flag one end. Next, I took a piece of Lucky Limeade Cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot with the Stripes Embossing Folder. I ran a piece of Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon around the top and adhered it to the base with SNAIL. I tucked another piece of ribbon underneath and tied a knot. I added a couple more flags to the bottom along with a Basic Pearl. I should clarify the window frame a little more...The Very Vanilla square has 4 of the punched out labels attached with SNAIL.
I layed the Lucky Limeade window square on top of the Vanilla to get even placement. Once the Vanilla labels were adhered, I moved the Lucky Limeade window square. On the back of it, I added lots of Dimensionals and then placed it on top of the Vanilla square. I hope I don't have you thoroughly confused!

 Make sure to stop by tomorrow as I'll have some more 'Kit/Card' options for you. The deadline to have your selections to me is February 5th. I'll also have a lovely 3-D item to share with you tomorrow, so make sure to visit. Thanks so much for coming by-I hope you liked todays projects!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Hello there! Thanks so much for stopping by! I have a couple of sympathy cards to share with you today. I used the set So Sorry for this card. I started with a Very Vanilla base and stamped the sentiment in Soft Suede. I cut a couple of stems from Certainly Celery Cardstock and glued them in place with Tombow Liquid Glue. Next, I punched a border at the bottom of a piece of Vellum Cardstock with the Scallop Edge Border Punch. I ran a piece of Sticky Strip across the top of the Vanilla base and attached the Vellum. I added two more rows of scallops to the top of the card with Glue Dots and added some Basic Pearls.

I attached two of the lovely flowers from the Vanilla Flower Trim with Glue Dots along with a Linen Thread bow. I punched a few delicate flowers out of Vellum with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack. I added a Basic Pearl to the centers and attached them with Glue Dots.

Unfortunately I needed to send this to a friend who just lost her dad. Actually I needed 5 for the same family, so I changed each one up a bit. For some of them I made them horizontal and ran the Vellum through the Big Shot with the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder before I attached them to the base. One of them needed to be for a guy, so here's what I made for him...

I started with a Soft Suede base and tore one of the edges. I layered it with a piece of Naturals Ivory Cardstock and tried to tear it like the Soft Suede. I stamped the Soft Suede with the Woodgrain Background Stamp in Soft Suede ink. Next, I ran a piece of Natural Cotton Ribbon around the base overlapping the Ribbon and securing it with Sticky Strip. I ran some Linen Thread over the top of the Ribbon and tied it in a knot.

Next, I added some strips of Soft Suede to the button holes and attached them with Dimensionals, and then wrapped some Linen Thread around them in a figure 8.

I used the flower image from the set Love & Sympathy, and used Soft Suede ink.
Finally, I stamped the sentiment and wrapped the edge of the cardstock around a skewer to distress it a bit. I attached it to the Soft Suede base with SNAIL and that's about all there's to it. I like how the cards all coordinate, but each one is a little bit different.

Both of these cards will be options for you to choose from for the 'Kits/Cards To Go' this month. Make sure to stop back tomorrow to see more. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, January 28, 2013


Hello there! I'm sorry I've been away for so long! I've been knee-deep cleaning my stamp room. But I'm happy to say there's a place for everything and everything is in its place! I had to weed out a bunch of stuff to get to this point, and fill up a bunch of boxes, but hopefully all you local ladies will be able to give my stuff a nice home in the spring! I'll keep you posted when this event will happen. I have a couple of cards for you today since I've been away for so long. As you know, Sale-A-Bration is in full swing, and this stamp set-Patterned Occasions is my fave! I couldn't wait to get this card finished so I could share it with you. I came up with some fun ideas for the Tea Lace Paper Doilies and Creped Filter Paper! I've seen lots of flowers made with the Crepe Filter Paper, but I'm not a big fan of bulky flowers on cards. So I've been trying to figure out what else I could do with the Crepe Paper that I earned from a promotion in the fall. As I was putting this card together, I was wishing we had some denim DSP or a stamp that would give me that effect. Then I remembered the Doilies and how they had some great texture in the center.

So I stamped the denim image onto the Doilies in Midnight Muse, SNAILED them to Whisper White Cardstock and cut them out. I made a trio of Summer Starfruit flowers made with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and Regals Brads, and popped them up with Dimensionals. I pierced the Soft Suede rectangle with the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Mat and Tool. I used the Midnight Muse Marker to mimic faux stitching.  I also used the Marker to ink up the sentiment and punched it out with the Word Window Punch. I flagged one end with my Paper Snips and attached it to the bottom. Next, I inked up my Brayer in my Midnight Muse Stamp Pad and rolled it onto the Crepe Filter Paper. I rolled it onto the side that was a little rougher, not the smooth side, and instant denim! Kind of in'jean'ius don't you think! :) I attached it onto a piece of Midnight Muse Cardstock for stability and used the brand new Stampin' Distress Tool around the edges to rough it up a bit.

I mounted everything onto a Midnight Muse base and added some DSP from Comfort Cafe and Patio Party. I then wrapped some Summer Starfruit Stitched Ribbon around it and added a bow attached with a Glue Dot. Before I attached the DSP to the card base, I roughed up all the edges with the Distress Tool. This was such a fun card to make and I hope you're as excited as I am about finding some different uses for these new products! Check out the fun flap on the envie!

Onto the second card...

My husband's boss gave us an awesome gift of Omaha Steaks, so I wanted to make him a thank you card. I tried to guy this up-I hope it worked! I started with a 'manly' Island Indigo base. I used the FUN new Borders Scoring Plate that works with the Simply Scored Tool to create the 'masculine' design on the side. I paired the Indigo up with a 'bold' Tangerine Tango DSP from the Sycamore Street DSP.

I stamped the precious packiderm...I mean 'elite elephant' in Sahara Sand and ran it throught the Big Shot with one of the new Oval Framelits from the Spring Catalog. I stamped out 'thanks' in Basic Grey using the Simply Serif Alphabet and punched out the letters with the Owl Builder Punch. I used Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango, Pool Party and Rich Razzleberry Cardstock. I inked up the water image from the stamp set Oh Whale, also in the Spring Catalog, and used the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to align it properly on the oval. I then attached the letters with Glue Dots. I stamped the elephant again in Tangerine Tango onto the same cardstock, cut out his ear and attached it with a Dimensional. I had some Pumpkin Pie Baker's Twine left over from the Halloween Kits, so I decided to put it to good use inside the Rich Razzleberry Sycamore Street Button.

I added a fun little insert to the inside of the card-fun, yes, but 'manly'too! I added the same design to the envelope.

This was a fun card to make as well. I hope you are getting some ideas of what you can do with this adorable set. And remember, you can get this set or the DSP or the Button & Ribbon Pack for FREE with a $50 order!

I wanted to let you know that my January 'Kits/Cards To Go' was a success! These 2 cards that I posted today will be part of February's choices. I will be posting several more designs over the next 8 days. So make sure you check back tomorrow and see what I have for you! Thanks so much for stopping by-I'll see you back here tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Hello there! I'm getting ready for my last Card Night tonight and I made these little treats for my Club Members as a thank you. SU! has 2 Valentine's Day promotions going on right now, so I decided to combine the two. 'My Little Valentine' features the stamp set of the same name for $9.95 and you get the Sealed With Love Simply Sent kit for FREE with the purchase of the set. The other promotion is the Valentine Treat Bundle. You get the Happy Valentine Heart Single Stamp and a package of 1" x 8" Cellophane Bags for only $5.95. They were both such great deals, I had to get them both!

The Simply Sent kit comes with 10 prescored, double sided envelopes, 10 notecards, 10 pieces of Real Red Baker's Twine, 20 paper buttons and 24 Dimensionals. You can see the kit on page 35 of the Holiday catalog. I made a tag with the heart image in Real Red and punched it out with the Full Heart Punch. I layered it onto a Pool Party heart that was run through the Big Shot using the Heart of Hearts Scallop Hearts Embosslit. I added a tiny Calypso Coral heart made with the Owl Builder Punch. I attached it with a safety pin from Vintage Trinkets.

The little heart image comes in the kit and I added a Calypso flower underneath punched with the Boho Blossoms Punch. I popped it onto a larger Pool Party flower with a Dimensional, which was made with the same punch, I just trimmed off the points of the largest flower. The sweet little tag was made with one of the images from the My Little Valentine set. I colored the floral image with a Calypso Coral Marker first, then want back with a Real Red Marker and colored the sentiment and flowers and stamped it onto a Whisper White tag.

I filled the cellophane bags with Valentine M&Ms. They hold 25 perfectly if you stack them, which is a little tricky. You can use a skewer to hold the first few in place and then it goes pretty smooth...after a few choice words!

The Simply Sent kit comes with some cute little notecards, 2 designs. I added a little Pool Party scallop edge to the top punched with the Scallop Edge Border Punch.

I had a lot of fun combing all of these adorable products to make these little pocket cards. They're only available through January 21st though! So if you're interested in them, you need to act fast. You can see them on my Online Store at or feel free to email me. I hope my card ladies like their little surprises, and I hope you do too! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

FOR THE BIRDS CARD: (and some clarification)

Hello there! Here is another Valentine card I made, a little more on the masculine side. This will also be included in one of the choices for your 'Kits To Go' or 'Cards To Go'. Make sure to read at the end of this post, where I'll have some better clarification on these options. For this card, I started with a Very Vanilla base and added the Soft Suede design from Comfort Cafe` DSP. I adhered the DSP to a piece of Soft Suede Cardstock of the same size, so it would be a sturdier base for the ribbon to go around. Next, I stamped the sentiment from For The Birds at the bottom with a Basic Black Marker and the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get perfect placement. Next, I wrapped a piece of Cotton Ribbon around and adhered this piece to the Vanilla base.
For the little lovebirds I used the Owl Builder Punch and punched their bodies in Soft Suede. Next, I layered a piece of Sahara Sand for their fronts that I ran through the Big Shot. For the guy, I used the Stripes Embossing Folder, and for the girl, I used the Delicate Designs Embossing Folder. I used Soft Suede and Very Vanilla for their eyes and gave her some Basic Black eyelashes made with the end of the leaf of the Bird Builder Punch. Their hearts were punched from Cherry Cobbler Cardstock and I perched them on an Always Artichoke branch that I made with the Bird Builder Punch. I cut out a Cherry Cobbler oval using the Ovals Collection Framelits and layered it on top of the blue piece using Dimensionals. I added a Naturals Button with a Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine 'X' in the center. Finally, I stamped the tag with a sentiment from Tiny Tags and punched it out with the Jewelry Tag Punch. I punched holes in the tags with the 1/16" Circle Punch and tied them around the ribbon with baker's twine.
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I want to give you some more clarification on the card kits. Basically, there are 2 options. The 'Kits To Go' are for any of you who are crafty and want to stamp and assemble the cards yourself. I've sweetened the deal by including 4 cards in the Kit, instead of 3 that I had originally posted. It's just easier to have both options be a 4-pack. The price will still stay the same for the 'Kits To Go':
*4 cards for $15(includes tax & shipping-sent to your door)
*4 cards for $12(tax included-you pick up)
*4 cards for $12(discount for Club members and demonstrators-includes tax & shipping)
*4 cards for $9(discount for Club members and demonstrators-you pick up)

'Cards To Go' are cards that will be completely done for you. The prices for these are as follows:
*4 cards for $17(includes tax & shipping-sent to your door)
*4 cards for $14(tax included-you pick up)  
*4 cards for $15(discount for Club members and demonstrators-includes tax & shipping)
*4 cards for $12(discount for Club members and demonstrators-you pick up)
You can pick from the 8 cards that I posted to my blog from December 29, 2012 on. You'll need to pay for the Kits first by clicking on the PayPal button on my homepage. There will be 2 separate options-make sure you select the button for the option you want. Next, you will need to send me an email with the selections you'd like for your Kit. They will be numbered underneath each card. Here are the 8 cards which you can choose from:

Okay, those are your 8 choices. Decide which Kit you want, pay by PayPal on my homepage and email me your selections. I will notify you when they are ready-probably on or around the 15th of January. NOTE*The PayPal button for the 'Cards To Go' may not be working until Monday, January 7th. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at:
If you're interested in joining a Club and earning FREE product of you choice, or if you'd like to place an order, please email me. I've worked hard to duplicate the products I've used on these cards to give you more options for any of the stamp sets or products you might be interested in purchasing.
Thank you so much for stopping by!

Saturday, January 5, 2013


Hello again! My brain hurts trying to keep track of all these steps I have to go through now. Oh, well, at least it's working! Here's another card that I made with Stylin' Snowfolk and the fun Pop Tops. I started with a Crumb Cake base and added DSP from Twitterpated. I ran a piece of Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon underneath. I looped the ribbon at the top and attached a snowflake over it with a Glue Dot. The sentiment is stamped in Basic Black with the set Friendly Phrases.

For the snowman, I punched out a circle with the 1" Circle Punch and stamped his face with the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig. I used Pink Pirouette for his cheeks and applied the ink with a Q-tip. I stamped his face in Basic Grey and his nose is stamped in Pumpkin Pie. I attached it with a Dimensional. I double stacked Dimensionals on the back and attached it to the bottle cap. I stamped his hat in Basic Black, cut it out and attached it with double stacked Dimensionals. I stamped his scarf in Riding Hood Red, cut it out and glued in underneath the Pop Top with Tombow Liquid Glue. I punched out a tiny heart with the Owl Builder Punch in Baja Breeze and glued it onto a Bitty Button. I used a White Gel Pen to draw a stitch to the center. I hope you enjoyed the daily double that I had for you today!
In addition to the 'Kits To Go', I'm offering a 4-pack of cards, completely done, that you can order. You can choose from any of the cards that I've posted since December 29, 2012. I will extend the deadline to order these and the 'Kits To Go' until Monday, January 7. Hopefully, I'll have a Paypal button added tomorrow. Or you can email me at: and tell me which ones you'd like. The cost will be as follows: 4 Pack(tax & shipping included-comes right to your door)-$17.00
                                             4 Pack-you pick up-$14.00
                                             4 Pack discount for demos & downline(tax & shipping included)-$15.00
                                             4 Pack discount for demos & downline-you pick up-$12.00

Thanks so much for coming by today! And I hope to be doing business with you soon!


Hello there! As expected, I've had a heck of a time trying to remember what I did yesterday to get to these @#*+ pictures! If I ever get the hang of it, I'm sure they'll change it back...grrr! I was so excited that I was able to crop my picture yesterday, but naturally, I can't get it to work today. I really need to hit something! Anyways, onto the card. This is made with the SAB set Vintage Verses and You Are Loved. I started with a Brushed Silver base for a cool shimmery effect and ran it through the Big Shot with the Needlpoint Border Embossing Folder. I layered it with a piece of Twitterpated DSP which I rounded with a 1" Circle Punch. Next, I ran a piece of Basic Grey through the Big Shot again with the other folder that is included in the Needlepoint Border duo. I added a sweet Whisper White lace trim to the bottom using the Scallop Trim Border Punch. I mounted that with Dimensionals onto a strip of Riding Hood Red with Basic Grey Stitched Ribbon tied around it. I punched the Brushed Silver Cardstock with the Curly Label Punch and attached it to the back with SNAIL.

Next, I ran a piece of Whisper White Cardstock through the Big Shot with the Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embossing Folder. After that, I embossed a piece of Riding Hood Red Cardstock with the heart image in You Are Loved with Versa Mark and Clear Embossing Powder. I used the Full Heart Punch to punch it out and layered it on top with SNAIL. I used the Paper-piercing Tool to poke a hole through the heart and the strip with the sentiment, and added an Antique Brad. The sentiment is stamped in Basic Grey. As promised, I have another card for you since I missed posting yesterday.
I'm going to start another post, because it's not letting me get back to my pictures-which I figured out how to crop again...sigh....


Friday, January 4, 2013


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Hello there! I'm sorry I didn't get to post yesterday. I had this card all ready to go and this site changed something and I wasn't able to get to my pictures. I'm not really sure how I managed to get this one on here. I hope I can remember what I did so I can do it again??? Here's another card I made with the set Stylin' Snowfolk. The sentiment is from the You Are Loved. I started with a Crumb Cake base and used Sycamore Street DSP. You may not recognize it as it's one of the products in the Sale-A-Bration catalog that you can get for FREE with a $50 purchase starting January 22! Notice the coordinating Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button too! The Ribbon & Button Pack is aonther SAB option! I added the sweet snowgal to a piece of Pool Party Cardstock and rounded the edges with the 1" Circle Punch. The outline for the snowman is stamped in Island Indigo. The other colors in the Sycamore Street suite are Pool Party, Tangerine Tango and Rich Razzleberry. Sahara Sand and Summer Starfriut are also featured in the DSP. I stamped the nose, scarf and mittens in Tangerine Tango and trimmed the mittens with Island Indigo. I cut them out and popped them up with Dimensionals. Her hair bow is stamped in Island Indigo and added with a Glue Dot.
I added a Naturals Button and topped it off with a Tangerine Tango button threaded with Island Indigo Baker's Twine. The sentiment is stamped in Island Indigo also. I love the cheery colors of this card-I hope you do too. Make sure to check back tomorrow as I'll have 2 cards for you since I missed yesterday-that is, if I can remember what to do! Maybe they'll have it fixed by then and I can go back to automatic pilot. And remember, tomorrow is the last day to order your 'Kit to Go'! Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Hello there! Our little grandbaby had his first bithday on December 29th and here's the card I made for him. He loves 'Yo Gabba Gabba', so we went with that theme for his birthday party. I started with a Tempting Turquiose base and added a background with the Confetti set. Next, I added a couple of strips of DSP from the Paper Stack. I used Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango from the Brights Stack. His favorite character is Brobee, so I needed to figure out how I'd put him together. As usual, I was throwing this together as I'm running out the door, so I didn't have a lot of time to work with my punches and dies. Most of it was just cut out with my Paper Snips, but for his body I used the brand new Oval Framelits from the Occasions Catalog. I used one of the biggest ovals-not exactly sure which one, sorry. I ran it through the Big Shot with Lucky Limeade Cardstock. I ran it through again with Garden Green Cardstock and cut stripes out of it kind of jagged to resemble fur-think caffeine overload cutting. I made his arms and popped them up with Dimensionals. For his eyes, I started with Whisper White Cardstock and used the Bird Builder Punch to punch out 2 of the wings. I rounded them out with my Paper Snips to look like his eyes. Next, I laid them on Basic Black Cardstock and traced around them making them a bit bigger and cut them out. I used the Owl Builder Punch for his pupils. For his mouth, I punched out an oval using the Large Oval Punch in Tangerine Tango and used that as a guide for the shape of his mouth. Again, I traced around it and enlarged it a bit in Basic Black. I also made a smaller one in Basic Black for the inside of his mouth. I used the Large Oval for his eyebrows also and just cut away to get the shape I wanted. I hand cut the Tangerine Tango horns on the top of his head. For the sentiment, I used the Memorable Moments set and coordinating Labels Collection Framelits. I added a couple little flags in Tempting Turquoise from the Brights Paper Stack. The 1 was punched out with the 3/4" Circle Punch and I layered it with a Lucky Limeade circle with the 1" Circle Punch, and used lots of Dimensionals to make it pop.

Olivia worked really hard on all the cupcakes

and the cake. She even made the cupcakes in different flavors. DJ Lance is chocolate. Muno is Red Velvet, Tooty is vanilla, Foofah is strawberry, and Plex is lemon.

She did an awesome job!

Mommy & Q...

and Gabriel...

and his other Nana-Julie. It was a double whammy-first Christmas, then 4 days later, his birthday-we need an addition! But it was an AWESOME day!

And just a only have 3 more days to order your 'Kit To Go'. Here's the 3 cards that will be included in your January Kit:

PLEASE NOTE I'VE ADDED DEMONSTRATORS TO THE DISCOUNTED PRICE, ALONG WITH CLUB MEMBERS! To order a Kit, go to my Home Page and click on the PayPal button on the right hand side. There are 4 Price Options:
   OPTION 1: 'Kit To Go' including shipping-$15.00
   OPTION 2: 'Kit To Go-you pick up-$12.00
   OPTION 3: 'Kit To Go'-discount for Club Members and Demos(includes shipping)-$12.00
   OPTION 4: 'Kit To Go'-discount/you pick up-$9.00

DEADLINE TO ORDER IS JANUARY 5. YOUR KITS WILL BE MAILED OUT OR READY TO BE PICKED UP ON JANUARY 15TH. I'm really excited to launch these Kits and hope you are too! I'll be posting more ideas for you using these stamp sets and products throughout the month, so make sure to check back often. Thanks so much for stopping by!