That is the name of the incentive paper packet going on now for National Scrapbook Month. Although it's officially May we started a little early:)
It's $5 with a $35 purchase. Good deal and some really cute, really functional paper patterns.
Over the weekend I got together with my two friends Char and Elaine for the annual April 3 Pea's Birthday:)
It's really only 2 of the pea's considering Char's birthday we do in July. Which she reminded us about 1/2 a dozen times:)
I decided to make Elaine a card. Do you know how long it's been since I made a birthday card!!?? Needless to say awhile! But I got some stuff out to play with and got to it.........
My "dotty" paper packet, cute cupcake stamp set and glue stick..........
Once I got my paper cut and glued down on a Colonial White Die Cut card, I trimmed and sanded a bit.
Then I got on to stamping. Two keys to the perfectly stamped image. Number 1 make sure you have a nice juicy ink pad. If your pad is old and dried out it will never look good! And number 2 make sure you use the piece of plastic foam that covers all Close to My Heart stamp sets underneath the piece of paper you are stamping. It insures even application of ink.
Then a little cutting. These are the BEST scissors I SWEAR!! I have been using my old CTMH pair for the last 6 years and was lucky enough to get a brand spanking new pair in my kit. These are by far my favorite and for $9.95 they are well worth it and they last forever.
Glued that to the little flap of the card with a glue dot.
The "Happy Birthday" was also in the stamp set. While I had them out I stamped the envelope too and did a little coloring. Which is always fun:)
And last but not least a little "sparkle" and it's all done:)
Well it's time to start packing...........
Tomorrow Frank and I leave for Missouri to see our oldest son, Zachary Ryan, graduate from the 31st Engineer Battalion's AIT program!! He has been gone since the 7th of January. Seems like forever ago!!
So Frank and I have never been to this part of Missouri so this is going to be a hell of an adventure! Starting with a 2 and 1/2 hour car ride after the flight into St. Louis. I have a feeling we will know why they have nicknamed Ft. Leonard Wood "Fort Lost in the Woods" soon enough:) Also hotel accommodations are few and far between in this neck of the woods. Frank booked us at Almoost Heaven Bed and Breakfast and yes it's 2 O's like "All Moosed Heaven"! As you can see with the Moose in the corner. Look like fun? Hmmm...........
I don't know about this!!!
All I know is the proprietors are really sweet and emailing back and forth to make sure they make our stay as comfortable as can be:)
We are in the "Bearly Tame" room if that isn't funny enough!! But hey at least it's got it's own bathroom!!!
Wish me luck and I'll be back soon:)