One of the best feelings in the world is putting your hand in the mailbox, seeing it unusually full and realizing that it's almost all birthday cards for you & only 1 bill! Amongst the cards I received, I got everything from a card from a Catholic priest friend of mine to submissions for my Patterned Pines giveaway and a couple more in between. So, I shall share….

Nancy, in Iowa, was very clever to use card stock shapes and Designer Series Paper, along with punches and brads to really make this card unique – I love it!


Becky, in Minnesota, used the yummiest birthday image from Crazy for Cupcakes (pg. 68 IB&C) and I love that she split the sentiments like that and made the cupcakes blue. So fun!


I know my local friend Pat did not send this for the contest but it's darling and I had to share. Guess who loves a good martini? Me! She knows me well 😉

Pat L