nuts about you


If you already haven't checked, RandomOrg picked the winner to my blog candy challenge. I don't know why that post went into caps mode, but it's extremely annoying, not to mention it looks terrible.

Anyways, on a happier note, I finally made a card after losing my mojo for almost a week! Eek! Not good!  I think that's the reason behind me feeling slightly depressed this weekend. ;)

Made this for TE, the Raspberry Suite color challenge (the greenish looking paper on the card is really blueish, but for some odd reason, my camera couldn't capture it), and Hero Arts. I have to say that participating in HA and the RS challenge are probably my favorites. The HA gals are, as I keep on telling you ;), are all so fabulous, and though I just started playing along in the Raspberry Suite challenge, Dawn McVey surprises me because she actually she responds to her readers questions/comments. I've seen some other talented bloggers who really don't pay much attention to these things, but Dawn does, and I think that is what makes her blog so fun to read. Anyways....;)

This is a rather nontraditional valentine - no pink and red, but that could easily be inserted by changing the ribbon color...

First time using this sentiment stamp - just a couple more stamps and I'll have used every single stamp in the "Tree, Birds and Messages" stamp set. Maybe not a challenge for some people, but for me, getting through the whole set is a big accomplishment!

You know, the cutest thing happened today. Yesterday was my birthday, but my two younger brothers were gone wrestling almost all day. So today, my youngest brother, who is seven, came up to me with an envelope and told me to open it. Lo and behold, what should I find but a card he made for me with five dollars in it! I gave him back the money since he'd already gotten me a present (he's had a recent obsession with giving away money since my mom won't allow him to spend it on candy), but I kept the card, and here it is...


Sorry for making this post so long, just had to share with this with you. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

ETA: You might want to stop by Simply Scrapping Crafts today as we're holding a DT call! :)

nuts about you recipe
Cardstock: Michaels
Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket "Honey Pie", Crate
Ribbon: Offray
Stamp: Hero Arts "Tree, Birds and Messages"
Other: Sticker "Adornments" by DCWV Home


  1. Love this little card, very non-traditional but just perfect!

  2. The squirrel looks like a sugar cookie - so yummy looking. How did you create this?

  3. Love BOTH cards. And happy birthday!

  4. Happy belated birthday, Clare! Love your sharing your birthday card from your younger brother! How precious is his drawing!! Love the squirrel card! The texture is fantastic!You did a beautiful job!

  5. I'm just loving your little squirrel creation, it looks fab... well done :-)

  6. Just a beautiful squirrel - and a really pretty card too!

  7. Love the clean and graphic feel of this card...the squirrel is adorable! Great job with TES97!


  8. Belated Happy Birthday Clare! Love your adorable squirrel card. Your brother's card is brilliant too. He did such a great job with his drawings and love the scallop edge he made too.

    Heather Maria

  9. Well I think that would be perfect for a guy! I always struggle to not put pink or red on the valentines for my hubby.


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