Monday, November 28, 2011

Let's try this again...

Yes, this is my 2nd post today.  Oopsies!!  Sorry for the confusion!  Looks like my picture didn't get updated for the Lollipop Crafts post for today, so just to keep things in line, I will share this post with you today instead of Friday. :)

This week....we want to see your B's....bling, bows, buttons, blue, brown....etc, whatever you can come up with that starts with B we want to see it!  This week our sponsor is Karber Stamps!  Please visit the Lollipop blog for inspiration from the T-Team. :)
So my "B" is for Blondes, Bling and Bulbs.  I made a card & tag for my November C.A.T.S. partner, Denise.  We had to use bling for our card & tag and I was racking my brain as to what to make for her.  She sent me a beautiful handmade set (click here to view) and I wanted to make sure that what I sent to her was at least a smidgen as wonderful as what she sent to me.  So here is what I made using the adorable Sunny Christmas Marci, from La-La Land Crafts.

Denise lives in Hawaii and so I thought she would love a Hawaiian themed Christmas card & tag. 

For the card, I colored up Marci with Copics and then paper pieced her dress with some Hawaiian themed paper.  For the bling, I added rhinestones over the roses on her dress.  I also stickled the light bulbs she's holding and added glossy accents on top.  For the string of light bulbs up top, I colored with Copics and then used glossy accents over the top.  The sentiment was computer generated and says "Mele Kaliki Maka", you can't really tell but the dark green circle behind the sentiment was punched out of felt, giving it some added texture.  For the base of the card I used kraft cs.  On top of that I used an embossed red cs.  I used the curved rectangles Spellbinders to cut out the Hawaiian themed paper and used the same die but in a smaller size to cut out Marci.  For the shadown I used a sponge and Memento Bamboo leaves ink.  This ink is getting to be one of my favorites for distressing.

For the tag I kept it simple and colored her up with Copics and used glossy accents on the light bulbs.  I thought it would be fun to add the rest of the light bulbs to the bottom of the tag as a fun border.  Keeping with the curved rectangles dies I made the tag similar, but really simple.  This time I colored her dress red and used red gems for the roses.  Used similar elements for the papers here.  The kraft cs is invisible, but there.  It's actually the base behind the Hawaiian themed paper.  The red embossed paper is represented in the top, where I punched a hole and used a silver eyelet and strung twine through.  I knew I wasn't going to be able to get all of Marci in the center so made sure to get some fun parts to her in.  I actually love how this project turned out.  I hope Denise likes it too. 

Alrighty, now remember to directly link your project(s) with a "B" is for... in to today's Lollipop post.

Mahalo for stopping by!  Enjoy the rest of your day!! 

"B" is for Bells

Hello everyone!  Happy Monday (ugh!)!!  It's back to work and school for most of us, and boy is it going to be hard to get back to that frame of mind after this wonderful 4 day weekend.   Hoping you all recovered from Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and all that shopping if you dared to get out there.  Today of course is Cyvber Monday and I'm sure the WWW will be jam-packed with people buying online.  Best of luck to you all in finding that awesome deal!

Today is challenge day at Lollipop Crafts.  Woo Hoo!!  This week's challenge?  #59 - "B" is for...  Use the letter "B" as your starting point.  Need some inspiration?  Then head on over to the Lollipop Blog for some T-Team eye candy.  This week's sponsor is Karber Digital images and for more details on the prize head on over to our blog post.

I have to confess that I had several projects to share, but finally decided on this one that I just finished.  It's featuring one of the awe-dorable elves from Make It Crafty.  Her name is Tinkles and she is the happiest looking elf I've seen in a while.  I have had her and a few of her friends since they showed up in the store and finally colored her up.  I chose her for this card because of her bells.  This is one of the busiest looking cards I've done in a while, but I love how it turned out!  So many bright colors all in one.  So this is my "B is for... bells" card.  Hope you like it...

Busy yea?  But I love it.  This is also a big leap in Christmas colors for me.  I haven't attempted this color scheme, at least for Christmas, but if you don't try it you never know if you'll like it, right?  I actually do like it.  The dp is from GCD, Home for the Holidays paper pack, it has some really pretty pages of pinks, greens, whites and bling.  For this card I didn't use any sparkle except for the white ribbon.  When I was putting the card together I thought the centerpiece looked like an ornament.  Hmmm..  So I went with it.  I punched a hole at the top and using some pink braiding cord added some fuschia bells then a white ribbon.  The pink snowflakes are from a giant MS punch.  The sentiment is another computer generated one that I cut into a banner.

Alrighty, time for you to get your thinking caps on and figure out what your "B" is for theme and then link it up on the Lollipop blog.  Our last challenge had an awesome turnout and there wasn't even a prize!  So I can imagine that with a prize, from Karber Digital images, it will be a sweet turnout.  Have fun with it and I look forward to what you decide to link up.

Mahalo for stopping by!

Mad 4 Markers: Christmas

Card recipe:
Tinkles - Make it Crafty digi image
White cs - Neenah; pink cs - Bazzil; dp Home for the Holidays paper pack - GCD
Spellbinders circles and lacey circles
Photo corner punch - E.K. Success
White orandy ribbons - Joann's
Fuschia jingle bells - Michaels
Pink braiding cord - Horizon Group
Copic markers:
Hair: R46, N3
Skin: E21, E02, R20
Outfit, hat, bells, bow: YG13, 17, RV 21, 23, 25, N2

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Mele Kaliki Maka with Ukulele Josh

Hello everyone!  Hope you are enjoying your Saturday.  I still haven't gotten the urge to get up and go shopping.  Not even cyber shopping.  I've been trying to be good and use what I have.  Which is too much.  I also wanted to get some Christmas cards done.  I have a few images I haven't inked up yet, so thought I would do that this weekend.  Waiting til' the last minute is not going to be me this time around.  (knock on wood)  With Thanksgiving over, Christmas will be here in no time!  Yikes!!

So here's a card I just finished using a Sparkle Creation image, Ukulele Josh.  When I saw this image I thought he was so cute and would be perfect for a Hawaiian themed Christmas card!

Reminds me of my cousins playing their ukuleles and singing songs or talkin' story.   I learned how to play last Thanksgiving, but since I haven't practiced I doubt I could remember where my fingers should go.  The sentiment is computer generated, see below for a close-up.  I thought it would be fun to put it right above the music notes.  As if he was singing the Christmas song.  :)

I found some cool non-Christmas papers to use from K&Company.  They worked really well with my card.  The flowers were leftovers from last year and the leaves are from a die set from Cheery Lynn Designs, tropical leaves.  I tied two small pieces of twine into a knot and glued them to the center of the flowers. 

I entered my card into the current challenge at Sparkle Creations #68 Team Oliver vs. Team Josh.  It's my first challenge to enter and since I only have Josh images, I guess I'm for Team Josh.  LOL.. 

I have a feeling this guy is going to end up on more Christmas cards this year.  Alrighty friends, enjoy the rest of your Saturday and Mahalo for stopping in!


11/29 - Happy dancing, cause I was lucky to win the challenge!! Woo Hoo!!  Thanks Sparkle!!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Lilo's Fun Friday #7

Happy Black Friday everyone!!  (bahaha)  So was anyone brave enough to get out there early in the morning for those sales?  Not me, I don't like crowds and I hate parking lots even more, so this gal is not heading out.  I've got enough to keep me busy.  :) 

For today's Fun Friday share I have a couple more cool projects to share from some awesome blogging friends.  First up, a spooky cool Halloween card featuring Creeper Crew Lula from TGF created by a super talented lady, Rachel Schneider.  

This card is so awesome IRL, wish my picture could reveal it's true coolness.  Thanks Rach!  :) 

Getting in to the spirit of Christmas a gorgeous card & tag from my C.A.T.S. partner, Mimi Lee Pang using an adorable image from Wee Stamps via Whimsy stamps.

Both the card and tag are so beautiful IRL, Mimi did such a wonderful job and I am the lucky recipient!  Thank you Mimi! :)

This next card & tag set was sent to me from my November C.A.T.S. partner, Denise Nibling. 

She made these gorgeous Christmas trees out of paper and used some yummy papers and lots of bling.  I love the color combos and the wonderful layouts.  I'm going to try this because besides stamping I love making things out of paper.  Thank you so much Denise!!  :)

If you would like to link up this week for fun, feel free to use the Inlinkz button below and directly link your project.  Thank you to those who have played a long, Kris you're so awesome!! :)  And before I sign off I have some Black Friday news to share from La-La Land Crafts store:

Black Friday through Cyber Monday SALE!! And of course you get to hear about it before everyone else!! Starting right NOW until Monday - receive a 20% DISCOUNT on ANY Purchase of $50 or more!! Digis INCLUDED!! Please enter this CODE upon your checkout - THANKS20. And that is not it - every order will be entered into the DRAWING for a chance to WIN our December RELEASE (eight NEW stamps!). 

Believe me, the December release is going to be sooo good!  :)

Alrighty, have a great Friday my friends, stay warm, and if you are brave enough to head out to shop, becareful and be aware!  Mahalo for stopping by!!




Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hey Everyone!!  Hope you are all enjoying Thanksgiving where ever you may be and with whomever you are with.  Wasn't going to post anything, but I had to share this wonderful Thanksgiving card featuring Kraftin' Kimmie made by my Secret Sister, Amy Young.  She always has the best papers and images.  Her coloring rocks and she's just an all around sweetie.  Thanks Amy!!

Can't you just smell the turkey straight out of the oven?  hehehe.. A truly fabulous card from a truly fabulous friend. :)   Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Secret Santa Swap

Hello Friends!
I'm helping my Lollipop sistah Kris spread the word about her Secret Santa Swap sign-ups!  If you are interested in swapping cards, 3-d projects or RAKS with other crafty people around the USA you'll have fun with this one.  I have to say these monthly swaps are so fun and each time you get your "happy mail" from your Secret Sister it's just so much fun.  For the month of December Kris is having a Secret Santa swap!  How fun is that? 

For more details and to sign up click HERE to head on over to Kris' post.   Read the details and then sign up if it's something you would be interested in.  The more the merrier!

Ok, I'm out!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Life's an adventure

Brrr!  It's been raining and it's cold (50 degrees), I know I shouldn't be complaining, but I think this qualifies as ok.  I mean it's 50 degrees in California!  Well at least there will be snow on the mountains, that's always something to look forward to. 

Let's get to today's challenge over at Lollipop Crafts.  This week both the A & T teams are teaming up for an Anything Goes challenge!  Woo Hoo!!  Now how can you not want to play?  Please jump on over to the Lollipop Crafts blog to see what the rest of the teams have to share.

In anticipation of the snow on the mountain as well as a tribute to the many snowboarders, skiiers and snow lovers I wanted to share a card I made with one of the newest and cutest images from La-La Land Crafts.  He's an adventurer at heart and doesn't mind being up in the clouds.  Especially when he's trying to get to that fresh powder.  Who am I talking about?  Why, Snowboard Luka that's who.  He was available for a very short time last week along with Snowboard Marci in the La-La Land store, so if you didn't get a chance to grab him, you'll have to wait til December. 

Carving his way down the mountain he's riding a custom made board (by me) and having the time of his life.  Wouldn't you be if you had your own custom made board and all that fresh snow on the ground?  hehe
I wanted to keep this card simple and have Luka be the main attraction.  By adding the clouds it looks like he's high up on the mountain.  It had been a while since I pulled out my cloud stencil to do the background, I think it definitely makes for a little bit of drama.  I used a Tim Holtz "Fades" embossing folder to create the effect in the snow.  It was perfect because it fit right around Luka's board. 

If you haven't guessed yet, this scene is all on one piece of white cs!  Yep!  Been having fun with the CAS layout, and making the image the main focus.  Using a woodgrain image, I stamped it onto some kraft cs using Vintage photo Distress ink.  This I made into the base of the card.  The next layer in is blue cs and on top of that is the colored up image.  I distressed the card base around the edges using the same Vintage photo ink.  Thought it would be fun to add some snowflakes so I punched two out of the scraps of kraft cs using one of my favorite Martha Stewart snowflake punches and added them on each side of Luka.  I also distressed the snowflakes using the same colored Distress ink.

I was debating on whether to put a sentiment in the snow, something like Kowabunga! or some other fun eclamation, but I was looking through my go to AmyR stamps and found this one (see left image).  I thought it was the perfect choice.  I stamped it on kraft cardstock then using the Vintage photo ink I distressed the edges.  Mounted it on a piece of the wood grain scraps I had left over from the base of the card and used dimensional mounting tape to lift it up. 

Well my friends, that's all I have for you today.  I hope you all get a chance to visit the Lollipop Crafts blog to see what fun and amazing projects the A&T teams have come up with.  Then I hope you get to link up with us with your Anything Goes project(s).  Have a great week and stay warm!!


PS - It's been a while, but I'm going to submit this one to a few challenges:
La-La Land Customer Gallery
Mad 4 Markers - Anything Goes

Card recipe:
Snowboard Luka - Digi La-La Land Crafts online store (limited edition)
AmyR Sentiment - Mixed Messages C.C. Designs for All That Scraps
Woodgrain stamp - All Night Media 
Kraft cs - Recollections
White cs - Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Blue cs - Bazzil Great Lakes 12x12
Broken China & Vintage photo Distress inks - Tim Holtz
Rich Cocoa ink - Tsukineko Memento
Martha Stewart snowflake punch
Cloud stencil - handmade
Skin: E000, 50,51,01, 11, R81
Beanie: E70, 71, 74, W3
Goggles: N0, 1, 2, 0, B06, 04, 02
Cap: B41
Shirt/Sweatshirt: B02, N0, B41, E70, 71, N1
Gloves: B06, 04, 02
Pants: E70, 71, 74, 77, 79
Shoes: B06, 04, N1, 2
Board: 100, N4, 2, 1, 0, black multiliner

Friday, November 18, 2011

Lilo's Fun Friday #6

O hello!
I'm a bit behind on my post, just like everything else this week.. LOL!

I don't have a project I finished, but I do have some pictures from our adventure with Pixie Boutique at the Carson Stamp convention.  The pictures are from Elise's camera.  Unfortunately I didn't get to take any pictures, but these will show you what our booth looked like and how much fun we had.   You can also go to the La-La Land FB page to see more pictures taken by Renate from Saturday.  Enjoy!!

La-La Land stamps display 
The wooden display was hand made by Mike Eaton designs

More La-La Land stamps displayed
Right behind was our Make & Take table

Pixie Boutique Booth

 TGF Magnets Display

 TGF Display Boxes & Stamps

TGF Stamps, Mugs, and Mini Post-it Easels. 

 TGF Shirts

Kathy, Zach, and Goober (real star of the show)

Renate & Leanne with their La-La Land stamps display

Yumi & Fumi Crew
Top: Leanne & Renate  Bottom: Zach

From L to R: Renate, Elise, Kathy, & Leanne

See the sun shining behind us?  Well that was what we had on Sunday.  Beautiful weather to show off our pretty cool booth.  Just wanted to send a shout out to Kathy & Elise from Pixie Boutique for inviting us to join them at the show.  It was a pretty awesome experience and totally different from CHA.  It's always nice to know you can share a booth with friends and be ok with helping each other out. 

Another shout out to our awesome friend Mike Eaton for creating our awesome wooden display.  The stamps looked awesome!  You do some awesome work and we totally appreciate it! 

Lastly to my homies, Thanks Renate & Zack for doing all the work you did to make this successful.  It's always an adventure for us and I probably wouldn't want to do it with anyone else.  I'm thinking since we did so well we should definitely try it again.  Let's just cut out the all nighters! lol  Love you guys!!

Alright my friends, if you would like to link up just for fun please feel free to do so by directly linking with the Inlinkz button below.

Have a wonderful Friday and a terrific weekend!!


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Winter Joy

Hello everyone!
Oh man, after the awesome weekend we had at the Carson Stamp show this gal had to take a few days off to recover.  I got sick on Saturday morning and it didn't help that it was really cold at the show.  I'm now just feeling better and will be back to "normal" soon.  As soon as I can, I'll post about the show and hopefully share some pictures. 

This week over at the Lollipop Crafts blog challenge #57 is to emboss your project and NO patterned papers allowed.  So use your wet or dry embossing techniques and then link up on the correct blog post.   This week's winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to our spotlight sponsor's store: Just Some Lines. Jehanne is the owner and illustrator of Just Some Lines.  It is a relatively new digital shop where lines bring characters to life.  It has approximately 200 digital stamps.  Jehanne is a self taught artist and a stay at home mum who enjoys drawing whimsical characters.  Make sure to head on over to the store and grab some cuteness. 

For my card I used Emo Snowflake.  This adorable little girl was fun to color.  I chose to go simple and use the image as the main focus.  I did use this week's rules and embossed the image using the swiss dots Cuttlebug folder.  You can't tell but I used Stickles on all the "snow" including all the dots in the sky and in the snow.  I mounted the image along with some punched MS snowflakes on to a piece of Hanko blue cs that is embossed with stars.  I also thought it would be fun to add some pink and clear gems to the snowflakes.  The sentiment is from Unity stamps Roly Poly Winter Joy stamp set.  Hope you guys like it:

Okie dokie, you still have time to play in this week's challenge.  So emboss away and don't forget NO patterned paper allowed.  :)

Enjoy the rest of your week and be back on Monday for another Lollipop Crafts challenge featuring the T-Team.


Friday, November 11, 2011

Watcha doin' this weekend?

Hello Friends!
This is my second post today.  For my Fun Friday post please scroll down. :)

Stamp show announcement!!

My buddy Renate and I are happy to be joining our friends, Kathy & Elise of Pixie Boutique at The Original Rubber Stamp Convention this weekend in Carson, California.  If you are in the area we would love for you to stop by and visit us.  
November 12 & 13
Saturday, 9am - 4pm
Sunday, 10am - 3pm
Carson Community Center
3 Civic Plaza Drive
Carson, CA. 90745
$8/ 2-day pass
Children under 12 free
Free parking
If you're looking for that perfect gift for Christmas or want to add to your La-La Land Crafts collection we will have a nice selection of recent and past collections, including the October & November releases.  Plus we plan to have a bargain bin full of crafty deals.

We have three fun Make & Takes featuring Sunny Christmas Marci, Sunny Christmas Luka and the beautiful Angel Marci for a minimal fee, but sooo worth it. 

Angel Marci Christmas card

Sunny Christmas Luka ornament/pin

Summer Christmas Marci Tag

Schedule of Make & Takes:
Saturday: Sunny Christmas Luka ornament & Angel Marci Christmas card
Sunday: Sunny Christmas Marci tag

Our booth will be one of the six sorry souls left out in the cold garden area so we would love some company to heat us up and if you bring us some Coffee Bean we'll give you big giant squeezes.  (hehe)

For all the information on the convention please visit A Stamp in the Hand website

 If you can't make it please send us lots of sunshine and well wishes.  It's supposed to rain, but I think with all of our crafty friends sending us lots of sunshiney thoughts the sun will have to come out!  :)

Leanne & Renate

Lilo's Fun Friday #5

Happy Friday and Happy Veteran's Day everyone!!

I'm sitting here in Renate's craft room thinking of something to post.  We're getting the last minute items squared away for our first craft/stamp show.  If any of you are in the Carson, California area and are brave enough to come out in the rain we'd love to see you.  For details and a list of vendors click on this link to head to the Stamp in the Hand website.

So for today's Fun Friday share I have one of our make & takes for the show.  It's an ornament featuring Sunny Christmas Luka from La-La Land Crafts.  Both Renate and I designed it and we so loved the end result.  We wanted to create something that you would want to hang either on your shirt or sweater or on the Christmas tree.  Something cute to create a bit of holiday cheer.  Hope you all like it.  :)

We used label #9 to create this ornament.  The dp is from The Christmas glitter stack from DCWV.  The bottom layer is chipboard and he was stamped on Neenah cs.  We kept the Copic colors to a minimum and that helped bring this little guy to life.  There is an overlay of acetate on top of the whole image and we added the gem to the center of the snowflake over the acetate.  We decided to add bells and a fun bow to the top.  The bells give it a sweet sound while you are wearing it.  We hope it attracts lots of people to our  booth.  Here's a picture of Renate wearing it.  (Sorry she didn't want to be in the picture)  She's a bit camera shy  ..  hehehe...  And the picture below is the back of the ornament.

It's pretty versatile and with Sunny Christmas Luka as the centerpiece who would dare to say it wasn't cute?!  We hope this attracts lots of people to our booth.  We have two more make & takes and I will share those with you next week.  For now, let me know what you think of our little guy.  Would you also say a little prayer that the rain stays away this weekend?  Think sunny thoughts please.  :)

Okie dokie, that's all I have for today.  If you would like to link up for fun feel free to do so using the Inlinks button below.  Remember it's anything you want to share.  Thanks Kris for linking up last week and for talking about it on your blog.  You rock sista!  :)

Well time to help with the preparations for Saturday.  Have a wonderful Friday everyone and again Happy Veteran's day to those that served in the armed forces and that are currently serving.  We are so proud of you all and say a prayer for your safety everyday.

Mahalo for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!!


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Friendships - Flutter By Wednesday #179

Good morning everyone! 
Brrrr!!!  It's been so cold the past couple of nights, and as I write this up, my poor hands are freezing!!  I think I've got about 3 layers of clothing on, and in a sec I'm about to grab a blanket, but I can't type with gloves on so I'll have to stop every so often and blow hot air on to my fingers..   hahaha, sorry just had to share that little tidbit with ya!  hahaha
Soooo, guess who was asked by a certain lovely Flutter By Wednesday coordinator to be a guest designer?  Yep, that would be me.  :)  I was really touched that the lovely and talented Danni Bindel, asked me to participate.  I am so excited to share with you my card for this week's Flutter By Wednesday challenge #179!  This week's challenge is to create a project dedicated to Friendships.  If you are not familiar with the rules here they are:
•Challenge this week is to create using the theme~ Friendship along with your butterfly, fairy or angel
•Once you've created your NEW creation, please leave a direct link using the InLinkz button on the FBW #179 post.
•Danni reserves the right to remove any links not linked properly or that she deems inappropriate!
•Enter your link before midnight (PST) next Tuesday, November 15th, 2011.
•Have fun

Pretty simple & fun yeah?  I think everyone has a card or project in mind for this fun challenge.  And if you need some wonderful inspiration, head on over to the Flutter By Wednesday blog and check out what the design team has for you.  They will surely have some wonderfully fluttery friendship inspirations for ya!  I hope you can join us this week.

Now here's my card featuring a Sara Burrier digital image, Lady of Opal, that I purchased from Crafts & Me.  Fell in love with this image and was so happy to finally get to color her up.  Since it's Fall , I decided to go with fall-like colors.  The layout is super CAS as I just wanted to showcase the image with a few accents here and there. 

Isn't she a lovely image?  I love her elf-like features and the beautiful details in her wings.  I had a blast coloring her up with Copics.  I hope you can see the glittery parts.  The leaf is a punch colored with Copics and the sentiment is an AmyR stamp.  Used a combination of Tea Dye and Wild Honey Distress inks for the background.  I thought she would look lovely surrounded by light and I thought I did a pretty good job of showcasing that. The ribbon softened up the card which I was hoping it would do. 

Okie dokie, I hope you enjoyed my card I made for this week's Flutter By Wednesday challenge #179.  I am so honored to be a part of the team this week and want to Thank Danni for asking me to join this lovely and talented group of artists.  Thank you Danni!!

Have a wonderful 1/2 way to Friday day!  Mahalo for stopping by!


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Time to...

Good afternoon friends.
Today is Jenny's (co-worker/friend) birthday.  She's such a hard worker that I thought she needed a card that depicts relaxing and pampering oneself and I found the perfect image at Sparkle Creations.  My former FFC teammate, Sparkle has such cute and fun images.  I purchased some a while back during her sale and have only now just gotten around to inking one up.  I'm pretty stoked to see that this image is featured on the SCRS blog by a few ladies from the DT.  Although my card doesn't qualify with the current challenge, I'm happy to see that I wasn't the only one to ink up Relaxing Charlotte.

I tried my hand at some felt flowers which were super easy.  Thanks Rena for the inspiration!  The rest of the card came together pretty quickly.  Her favorite color is purple, but I love the combo of purple, blue and white.  I hope you can see the two different distressed ink parts on the main frame of the card.  I wanted to create a soft soothing picture, like the image needs that right?  But I love how it turned out.  To give it a bit more fun I used stickles in a fun swirly pattern all the way around the edge of the card.  IRL it looks pretty cool.  hahaha.  The sentiment "Pamper yourself," also comes with the stamp and I drew in the bubbles to match the main frame.  On the inside of the card I wrote, "On us!  Happy Birthday!"  Thought that was fitting.  We have a birthday club and each participant donates a certain dollar amount and that is our gift.  This way everyone that participates doesn't have to stress on what to get the person celebrating.  Everyone gets a day and everyone has fun with it.  

Here are some close-ups of the felt flowers with a sparkly center.  That was fun, can't wait to try it with some of the new dies I got this weekend.

Alrighty, time to wrap this one up.  Hope you are all having a nice day. 

Mahalo for stopping by!