Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Treasure Hunt with Re-Purposed Nail Polish

Yes! I said NAIL POLISH! (tee hee!!!)

Here's what I bought on last week's Treasure Hunt (yard sales finds):

2 bottles of Nail Polish - 10 cents each

hmmmmm... wonder if I can make something with that?

Yes, I can!

It's difficult to see in the picture, but the cherries on top of the two cupcakes are actually nail polish... so shiny!

The designer paper directly behind the image is created with the two shades of nailpolish brushed lightly in a streaking motion onto yellow cardstock. I really wish I'd taken a picture of "my" designer paper before adhering it to the card, so you could get the whole effect. It turned out quite nice, but the cute CUTE image covers most of it up.

Here's a closer view that shows "my" designer paper a little better:

In case you're wondering, the adorable image is a Bugaboo digital image! Precious!!! And Bugaboo is having a 50% off sale on ALL of their adorable images right now... so hurry on over and do some serious shopping. (Tell them Jeanette sent you.) The last day to purchase at 50% off is July 4.

Image: Bugaboo WO Cupcake Tower
Ink: Copic markers and Copic Spica pen
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Marigold Morning and Riding Hood Red
Designer Paper: The Paper Studio Sugar and Spice Collection
Special Treatment: painting with Nail Polish
Embellishment: organdy ribbon

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I ♥ Flip Flops

It's true! I wear flip flops as soon as the weather gets warm enough to do so. In the summertime, I rarely wear shoes except to go to church. I ♥ Flip Flops!

So I was super excited to see the freebie at Crafting with Dee Dee's. Check it out... you're going to want a pair for yourself.

Thank you, Dee Dee, for this awesome image and a chance to play!

I ♥ Crafting with Dee Dee's Challenge, too!

Image: Crafting with Dee Dee Flip Flops
Ink: Copic markers
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Green Galore and Pacific Point
Designer Paper: vendor unknown
Embellishments: small Prima flower, flip flop buttons, hemp, and plastic droplets

Monday, June 28, 2010

Tip Toe through the Tulips

June 28 - July 4

This week's challenge is for everyone to use the same image. Go to the Squigglefly Challenge blog for all the details.

Here's my card:

I used a paper piecing technique for the image and like the way it turned out. The layout is simple, which I think is very suitable for this modern image.
This is my last creation as a Squigglefly design team member. It am both honored and humbled to have had this opportunity. Thank you to Holly, my team coordinator Maria, and all of my fellow team members. You are all an inspiration to me!!! I have enjoyed being part of the Squigglefly design team!

Image: Squigglefly Retro Tulips
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Blush Blossom
All Other Papers: from my scrap file
Embellishments: a scrap of ribbon and White Opal Liquid Pearls

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Kit Cat

Please Note: I have two blog posts today, this one and the Crafty Ho's Challenge post that follows it. Please check them both out!

Kit Cat Sunday

Normally the KitCats post on the first Sunday of the month, but the past two months have been kind of crazy... and we've gotten off-schedule. In fact, so much so that we've decided to take a break for the rest of the summer. Therefore this is the last KitCat creation you'll be seeing on my blog at least until fall.

Catherine was our hostess this month. She put together an awesome kit and mailed it out to the other five of us, as well as keeping one for herself. The kits included two different images, three pieces of double-sided designer paper, a button, and three pieces of ribbon. We have all had about a week for creating and now we are posting our project. I'm so excited to see what the other KitCats have made. But first, I'll show you my creation! (winks)

The Greeting Farm - Roll Call - Maria

I used almost every item Catherine sent. The only thing left untouched besides the other image was one piece of ribbon. (Well, actually, I did touch it. It is so pretty, I had to keep admiring it... but in the end, I didn't use it on my card.) The only thing I added to my card that Catherine didn't include in the kit was some Kaiser rhinestones and the plain cardstock.

Now, let's see if the other KitCat's have posted their creations yet. I don't know......






Image: The Greeting Farm Roll Call Maria
Ink: Memento and Copic markers
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Green Galore and Pink Pirouette and a piece of shimmery cardstock from my scrap file
Designer Paper: My Mind's Eye Abbey Road Collection
Embellishments: ribbon, a button, and Kaiser rhinestones

Just Another Day in Paradise

Every Sunday there is a Crafty Ho Challenge!

The Crafty Ho's would love for you to create a card/project and join the fun!

This week's challenge is an Inspiration challenge. Go to the Crafty Ho Challenge Blog to view the inspiring photo so you can play along!

June 27 - July 3

Here's my card - Just Another Day in Paradise!

I will admit, I kind of struggled with this challenge. I thought about that inspiration picture for a few days and was getting nowhere. Then I just happened to receive a package in the mail (yep, I've been online shopping again) and it had the CC Designs Bikini stamp in it. By George, I think I've got it! (tee hee) My card went together quite easily after that.
To make the "designer paper" in the background, I took a piece of Stampin' UP! Bashful Blue card stock, some crumpled plastic wrapping from some stamping supplies, and three ink pads. First I inked with Bashful Blue, then with Brilliant Blue, and lastly with Close to Cocoa. I love how it turned out!
I love the Bugawumps sentiment and couldn't resist adding it to my card.
In keeping with the inspiration photo, I used some tulle for embellishment. I also happened to have a white plastic sailboat (it's actually a zipper pull) in my stash of supplies and it was the perfect finishing touch.

Image: CC Designs Bikini
Sentiment: Bugawumps Just Another Day in Paradise
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Stampin' UP! Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, and Close to Cocoa; and Copic markers
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Bashful Blue and Creamy Caramel
Embellishments: tulle and a sailboat zipper pull

Saturday, June 26, 2010

You Are My Angel

Each week Squigglefly releases several new images. As a design team member these past six months, I've received many of these images to play with. It has been such fun! I want to thank Holly for sending them my way! THANK YOU, Holly!!!

Artist: Ashley Young

The You Are My Angel image actually has a dainty set of wings and a halo in the center of the circular sentiment. However, I decided to create a punch art angel to put in that spot on my card. The angel was created with the use of three punches - a heart shape (for the body and wings), a 3/4" circle (for the head and the center of the halo), and a 7/8" circle (for the outside of the halo).

I am entering this card in Aly's Flower Power Challenge. The designer paper I used is covered with flowers, so it certainly fits.

Sentiment: Squigglefly You Are My Angel
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Chocolate Chip and Groovy Guava, Ivory, and Metallic Brushed Gold
Designer Paper: Stampin' UP! Groovy Guava and Target Glitter Paper
Embellishments: Kaiser Brown Adhesive Pearls

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Pool Fun!

SMC presents

June 25 through July 1

The Sew Many Challenges Theme this week is ANYTHING GOES!

Sponsored by
Stitchy Stamps

Owner: Stitch

SPONSOR PRIZE PACKAGE -- 3 Free Digi stamps of winners choice from the Stitchy Bears Store

Here's my Anything Goes card:

I tried to create a pool scene with the use of some wave designer paper. Miki is cooling off while floating around on his inner tube!

I also had the joy of creating a card with a Stitchy Stamps image. Stitch provided me with the What's Cooking image. (THANK YOU, STITCH! YOU ARE AN AWESOME SPONSOR!!!) It was so much fun to color the What's Cooking image. I used some delicious designer papers for a yummy card!

I did some layering to give the card some dimension.

Anything Goes Card
Image: Sew Many Cards Miki Innertubing
Ink: Copic markers (Lemon Yellow, Lipstick Red, Orange, Prawn, and Salad) and Prisma markers (Light Tan and Sand)
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! (Only Orange, Real Red and Pacific Point)
Designer Paper: from my scrap file
Embellishments: three green brads

Stitchy Stamps Card
Image: Stitchy Stamps What's Cooking?
Ink: Copic markers (Burnt Umber, Cool Gray #1 and #4, Dark Brown, Light Crockeryy Blue, Pale Pink, Pinkish White, and Warm Gray #1) and Prisma markers (French Gray 30% and Warm Gray 30%)
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! (Certainly Celery, Creamy Caramel, and Pink Pirouette)
Designer Paper: Paper Pizzaz Yummy Chocolate Chip and scraps from my scrap file
Embellishments: dark brown grosgrain ribbon, two dark brown brads, and Stampin' UP! Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint

Treasure Hunt and Some Exciting News!

This past week's treasure hunt was quite fruitful!

Here's what I bought:

hmmmmmmmm... wonder what I can make with all these cool items?!?!?!

BTW, my total cost was 55 cents!

A booklet of beautiful vellum papers - cost 25 cents

A box stuffed with clock numbers (and a couple of packages of clock hands) - 25 cents

A partial roll of beautiful ribbon - 5 cents

Here's the card I created:

This is where the EXCITING NEWS comes in!!! Woo Hoo!!! I've been asked to be part of the design team for Stamp 'n Doodle!!! I'm so excited! I was not familiar with this stamp company, but oh my... was I thrilled when I looked at the Stamp 'n Doodle store. There are so many beautiful images - many of them very realistic looking images like this wildlife image of two cute little lion cubs named You Calling Us Momma.

If you look closely at my card, you'll see that my printer malfunctioned. The image, which is supposed to be black/white, has a streak of pinkish/purple ink running through it. This is NOT a problem with the image, but rather with my printer. I was going to reprint it, but then reconsidered. I thought it added to the artsy look of my Treasure Hunt card.
I used four of the dots from the assorted clock numbers for some bling on my card. I also used the "X" and the "O". Hmmmm... you may be wondering about that. LOL! Yes, XO is the common symbol for hugs and kisses, one that I use often when corresponding with my children who live many too many miles away from this Momma. This card will actually be going to my daughter because it reminds me so much of her. A number of years ago, when she was a senior in high school (she's now a college graduate working on her Master's), she and I went on a mission trip to South Africa. While there, we were able to go to a wildlife reserve. She was delighted to get to hold an adorable baby lion in the petting area of that reserve. (Brittney, I know you often check my blog, so if you're reading this... x0x0x0!)

Image: Stamp 'n Doodle You Calling Us Momma
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Black and Garden Green
Designer Paper: Paper Pizzaz Fern Vellum
Embellishments: Offray Fern Ribbon and clock parts

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

It's Smokey!

I have a special card for you today. It is a reflection of me. (tee hee!) My Splitcoast Stampers name is Forest Ranger. My avatar there is a picture of Smokey the Bear.

Images: Stampin' UP! Lovely as a Tree and a Smokey the Bear stamp from a vintage stamp kit
Ink: Versafine Black and Stampin' UP! Creamy Caramel, Handsome Hunter, and Sage Shadow
Cardstock: Gina K Pure Ivory and Stampin' UP! Handsome Hunter and Sage Shadow
Embellishments: Michael's Sheer Creations organdy ribbon and four vintage wooden buttons

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Dog-gone It... I woof you!

Here are two different cards I made with the card kit I received from Tracey.

Tracey is the hostess this month in an on-going card swap I'm part of. She sent us kits that included images (MFT Furever Friends), designer paper, and some white eyelets (which I ended up not using for these cards).

Here's a close-up of the sample card I made with the kit. It's okay, but I wasn't very happy with it, so I re-thought my plan.

This is what I finally decided to create.

Image: MFT Furever Friends
Ink: Copic markers
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Old Olive, and River Rock
Designer Papers: vendors unknown
Embellishments: ribbonFX bone ribbon and a bone-shaped brad

Monday, June 21, 2010

The First Day of Summer

Squigglefly is celebrating the first day of SUMMER...

with a Challenge!

Theme: Add yellow to your creation (in celebration of summer sunshine).

Here's my card:

Image: Squigglefly Little Maisy
Ink: Copic markers
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Yo Yo Yellow
All Other Papers: from my scrap file
Embellishments: Prima flowers, Oriental Trading Company brad, and Making Memories ribbon and fabric-covered brads

Sunday, June 20, 2010

What's Cooking on the Grill?

June 20 - 26

Here's my card:

This is the Challenge Sketch:

Image: Barbeque Riley
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Spica pens, Copic markers, and Prisma markers
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Chocolate Chip and Summer Sun
Designer Paper (double-sided): Rinisisce Camping Cook Out
Embellishments: chocolate-colored brads from Oriental Trading Company

Saturday, June 19, 2010

I Don't Like GLITTER

I don't like GLITTER! It is soooooooooooo messy!!!

That being said, my very good friend, Sweet P, is hosting a Glittery & Glamorous Swap.

I don't like GLITTER... but I joined
(cuz I like Sweet P).

Here's my card:

I don't like GLITTER...
but I kind of like my card!

I wish you could see my card in real life. It SPARKLES! (It must be the glitter... tee hee!)

The background paper is black GLITTER paper.

The train image and sentiment are embossed with a GLITTER-ful Embossing Powder.

The stripe was created with a piece of sticky strip and red GLITTER.

hmmmmmmmmmmmm... I still don't like working with glitter, but I like the results!

Image: Sampin' UP! Happiness Is a Journey
Sentiment: Stampin' UP! Whimsical Words
Ink: Versamark
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Brushed Gold and Real Red and Gina K Pure Ivory
Designer Paper: Colorbok Glitter Paper
Embellishments: Judi Kins Black Opal Embossing Powder, Stampendous Red Ultrafine Glitter, and gold brads

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Proud to Be An American

It's Friday... time for another

June 18 - 24

Fancy Fold with 4th of July, Americana, Military Theme

This week's sponsor is:


PRIZE PACKAGE -- $15 Store Voucher

Here's my card:

I'm not sure what my fancy fold is called, but it features two diagonals. Here's a view of the card when it's partially opened:

The sentiment is attached simply with a star-shaped brad with allows it to swivel, making it possible to open the card.

I also had the joy of creating a card using a McMahon Five Designs image, gifted to me by the incredible owner! THANK YOU, SUE!

My Challenge Card
Image: Sew Many Cards Military Baby
Sentiment: Studio G
Ink: VersaFine (Black), Copic markers (African, Baby Skin Pink, Blush, Brick Beige, Bush, Cool Gray #1 and #7, Dark Brown, Green Gray, and Pale Heath) and Copic Spica pen (Silver)
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! (Close to Cocoa and Perfect Plum)
Designer Paper: from my scrap file
Embellishments: star-shaped brads

My McMahon Five Card

Image: McMahon Five Fancy Fins Seeing Double
Ink: Copic markers (Chrome Orange, Cool Shadow, and Golden Yellow) and Copic Spica pen (Baby Blue)
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! (Brocade Blue and Pumpkin Pie)
Designer Paper: from my scrap file
Embellishments: Ofray grosgrain ribbon and Robin's Nest dew drops

It's Puzzling Me!

Treasure Hunt!

Here's the treasure I found while at yard sales last weekend:

A bag of over-size puzzle pieces - cost ten cents

I wanted a blank puzzle piece for my creation, so I simply peeled the slick picture image off of the chipboard puzzle piece.

Now, before you look at my card creation, let me ask you... have you ever had a card that looked better in your head than it did when you created it? Wellllllllllllllllllll... this is one of those times for me. LOL!

Here's a close-up of the image/puzzle piece. I paper pieced the image, except for coloring the little girl's face with a Copic marker.

Treasure Hunts + a Dose of Creativity = Fun!

Image: Me & My Big Ideas Kirsten
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic marker
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Pink Passion and Summer Sun
Designer Paper: Amscan Inc. and scraps from my file (for paper piecing)
Embellishments: Walmart craft ribbon, two purple heart brads, and a yellow flower brad

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Oh my! Is this Victorian???

I am Victorian-challenged. LOL! I need input... puh-leaze!

Is this card Victorian???

My sweet friend Paola (a.k.a. Sweet P) is this month's hostess in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Cards swap. Her wish is our command, so to speak. She has challenged us with instructions to create cards (any occasions sentiment) with a soft, victorian element to them, that should also include the following:

"Something OLD" (use an old, neglected stamp that needs some loving) - got it! (I rarely use my Stampin' UP! sets these days and on this card I used both the Script background stamp and the large flower from the Bella Blossom set.)

"Something NEW" (could be anything of course ...) - got it! (the cardstock, duh!)

"Something LACEY" (add some lovely lace to your cards) - got it! (the Offray lace at the bottom)

"Something BLUE" (add something blue, even just a hint of it) - got it! (Blue Bayou paper and ink)

But the question remains... is it Victorian?


Image: Stampin' UP! Bella Blossom
Background Stamp: Stampin' UP! Script
Ink: VersaMark (with clear embossing powder) and Stampin' UP! Blue Bayou
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Blue Bayou and Very Vanilla
Embellishments: Offray lace, embroidery floss, and a vintage button

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A Father's Day Tribute to Mr. Fix It

With Father’s Day quickly approaching, I’ve noticed that many bloggers are showcasing their masculine creations, honoring the men in their lives. I decided it was time for me to head to my Hideout and create a special card for my own dad… the true Mr. Fix It!

Before I go further, let me say, you have my complete permission to read no further! This blog post will be long, because there are so many things I’d like to say about my dad. If you choose to read further, thank you!

A Tribute to My Dad

My parents had two daughters; no sons. I am the younger of the two, Daddy’s little girl. I always adored my dad, in the wide-eyed wonder that only a girl can have for her daddy. He was (and is) my dad, yes, but also my rock and my hero!

I remember when I was in second grade. I truly believed my dad could fix anything. One day at school, in my childlike innocence I voiced that thought on the playground during recess. One of my peers mocked me and suggested I was wrong. With my adoration of my dad and the need to defend his honor among my peers, I declared that I was right. Later, when we returned to the classroom, my peer took a Kleenex from the box, tore it in half and handed it to me with the hurtful words, “Here! Have your dad fix that.” I was crushed… for just a moment. Then I remembered all the things my dad could fix and decided this mere peer was “dumber than dumb.” My dad remained Mr. Fix It in my mind!

A few years later (and several moves later – did I mention we moved a lot when I was growing up? We moved every 3-6 months, so by this time I’d long left behind that dumber than dumb peer. Yay!)… but I digress! A few years later, my dad finally decided I could learn to drive a motorcycle. Yes, we had motorcycles. The first one my dad bought was a Triumph that he brought home in a trash can. The previous owner had torn it apart piece by piece and was going to fix it but he couldn’t remember how to put it back together. (I don’t know… maybe the previous owner was Dumber than Dumb’s dad???) My dad, Mr. Fix It, was able to put it back together!!! Anyway, my dad spent hours teaching me to drive our little white Honda 150 motorcycle. I was 10 or 11 years old at the time. I loved that bike. A short time later we moved and my new driving area was rolling hills in the field behind our house. I’d take the little white Honda out on the hills, but I was afraid to shift down and it would die part way up the hill. I’d honk my horn, and my dad would come to my rescue! Mr. Fix It would jump on another motorcycle and come flying over the hills to my side. My hero!

When I was in High School, my dad began the tradition of giving my sister and me a Christmas present. Until that time (except once when I was young and wanted an expensive doll that my mom wouldn’t buy for me, so my dad did) my mom was the one who did all the Christmas shopping. The first year my dad gave us a gift all by himself, he gave us the softest thermal blankets. I loved that white blanket. It was warm, yet lightweight. I loved snuggling up in it. For many many years whenever I wasn’t feeling well, that was the blanket I’d grab. It always seemed to make me feel better. (Who am I kidding? I still have the blanket… it’s my security blanket.)

Less than two months after graduating from High School, I married my High School sweetheart, squelching my dad’s dreams for me to attain a college education. But he never voiced criticism or dissatisfaction. His love was (and is) unconditional. Three years later, my husband became ill. The prognosis was not good. He had leukemia and was dying. During the eleven months that the illness raged, my dad was a source of strength to me. He did so much to help! Perhaps the best thing he gave me was his presence. Sometimes I would see the hurt in his eyes, but mostly I saw his love. And I leaned on him and his strength. After my husband died, I sought solace in my parents’ home. I suppose I was hoping that my dad could fix my heartache, my pain. But in fairness to him, this was something he could not fix… not because my second-grade peer was right, but because only time and the merciful love of my heavenly Father could heal my broken heart.

As a 23-year-old widow, I went to college. (I’m sure that made my dad proud.) It wasn’t always easy. I depended on my parents a lot and appreciate them more than they know. During my college years, my dad fixed my car – regularly! He made sure I had a dependable vehicle to travel to/from school. Without my personal Mr. Fix It, I might never have graduated. About a year after graduating from college, I married again. I think I may have heard my dad breathe a sigh of relief… after all, now someone else would be maintaining my vehicle. (Honey, my dad and I both love you!)

My dad is in his later seventies now. I am so thankful that he has good health. And he’s still fixing things. A few years ago he restored the 1953 (I think) GMC pickup truck that was my great-grandfather’s vehicle. It sure is pretty. My parents take it to Antique Car Shows and it has earned many trophies! My dad is currently restoring an old Corvair Convertible (1961, maybe???) that was my sister’s first car. Some days he gets frustrated with the process, but we are all so proud of his progress. He’s doing well and before long that Corvair will be earning some trophies of its own.

But in my mind, the real trophy goes to Mr. Fix It. Remember, he’s my dad, my rock, my Hero!

Happy Father’s Day, Daddy! I love you!!!

Challenges I've entered this card in are:
The Town Scrapper (Father's Day)
Kah-Wink-e-Dink (Father's Day)
Pearl Tree Designs (Father's Day)
Simple Doodles (Father's Day)
The Pixie Cottage (Father's Day)
Tellen's Place (Father's Day)
Daisy Doodles (Father's Day)
Magical Crafts (Father's Day)
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge (Father's Day)
Paper Cutz Challenge (Father's Day)
Tanda Stamps Challenge (Father's Day)
Drunken Stampers (Father's Day)

Image: Karen's Doodles Mr Fix It Car
Ink: Copic markers
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Riding Hood Red and So Saffron
Designer Paper: from my scrap file
Embellishments: red brads and Karen Foser Mini Screw brads

Monday, June 14, 2010

A Snack and a Nap!

June 14 - 20

Use Newsprint As a Designer Paper!

My newsprint is actually a color advertisement taken out of a Woman's Day magazine. (how fun!)

In keeping with the sandwich/bread theme going on, I used an actual plastic bread-wrapper closure for an embellishment.

The Squigglefly design team has created some awesome cards using newsprint as a designer paper. You can, too! I'll be watching to see what ideas you come up with!

Image: Squigglefly A Snack and a Nap
Ink: Copic markers
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Certainly Celery and Chocolate Chip
Designer Paper: (giggling!) It's a Earthgrains Bread advertisement from Woman's Day magazine
Embellishments: Stampin' UP! satin ribbon and a bread closure

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Summer Brights Challenge

June 13 - 19

Theme: Summer Brights


Nothing says summer like DISNEY... and this card definitely qualifies for BRIGHT!

The card base is clear - a piece of overhead transparency, folded to make a card.

Here's a view of the inside of the card:

I'd love to see your Summer Brights card, too!

Images: Stampede Rubber (Mickey Mouse) and All Night Media (Mickey face)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic markers
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Black and a piece of yellow from my scrap file
Designer Paper: Creative Imaginations Camera and a piece of Disney characters from my scrap file
Embellishment: Michael's Damask Steel ribbon

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Lions and Cupcakes - What a Combination?!?!?!?

Paola (a.k.a. Sweet P), my online friend at SCS, has the most incredible card swaps. That's why we call her the Temptress.... cuz she's always tempting us to join. *tee hee

She did it!

I just HAD to join her "assorted stamp companies" swap because one of the companies listed was Whipper Snapper... and you KNOW how much I love Whipper Snapper. Then someone suggested she add another company - Bildmalarna. I'd never heard of Bildmalarna, so of course I just HAD to go take a look. Yep, you guessed it! I'm now the proud owner of not one, but TWO, Bildmalarna stamps.

Wanna see my cards? (If not, just click exit, cuz you know the picture is coming next.)

A Fun Lion... Hear me Roar!

Whipper Snapper King of the Jungle

A Yummy Cupcake... or Two!

Bildmalarna Mimosa Cupcake
Whipper Snapper Card
Image: Whipper Snapper King of the Jungle
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic markers
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Black, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, and Marigold Morning
Designer Papers: Paper Studio Safari Collection
Embellishments: Studio 18 rhinestones

Bildmalarna Card
Image: Bildmalarna Mimosa Cupcake
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic markers
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Bermuda Bay, Close to Cocoa, and Pink Pirouette
Designer Papers: DCWV Sweet Stack Collection
Embellishments: Dashes, Dots & Checks ribbon (from Michael's) and an Eyelet Outlet cupcake brad