Thursday, June 23, 2011

Jen's Birthday Bash: Day 4

"They say its your birthday . . ."  And today is the day . . . I am now officially one year older!  Welcome to Day 4 of my week-long birthday card bash.  Thanks for stopping by!

I could think of no better way to celebrate than with a week-long celebration with my bloggy buddies! A different card each and every day and a small piece of blog candy, too. And at the end of the week . . . a special gift drawn by from all the party-goers!

Today's card was made for my sister-in-law, Brooke, who's also a June baby.  The card base is white card stock and measures 5 1/2" square.  The mat is 5" square and like all of the other papers I used, came from my scrap stash.

I only used one cartridge on this card -- can you believe it?!  Create-A-Critter had everything I needed to create this cute little pink owl.
Here's the recipe:

Owl cut at 3" high.

Branch cut at 5" wide.

Balloon cut at 1 1/2" wide.

"Hoot" cut at 2 7/8" wide.

Some googly eyes, a piece of ribbon, some bling and a little pen doodling finish off this card. The "happy birthday" on the balloon was rubber stamped with orange ink. The stamp is from a set of six different sayings that I purchased at Wal-Mart years ago. 

The sentiment on the inside of the card was computer generated (except for "HOOT").

You can't have a birthday without some presents! So each day this week, Monday through Friday, there will be a little blog candy for you to win. And then at the end of my birthday bash there will be a grand prize winner drawn from all the participants during the week. The comments section for each day will stay open until 10:00 a.m. EST on Monday, June 27th. Winners for each day and the grand prize winner will be announced later that day.

To be eligible for the prizes please be a follower of my blog and leave a comment with your e-mail address. You can increase your chances, of course, by commenting on each day's post. Today's blog candy is clear stamps by Autumn Leaves - a mini set of 4 ladybugs and a heart within a heart . 

Thanks again for stopping by and helping me celebrate my birthday!

~ Jen


Amanda said...

This is SUPER cute!! Love the owl!

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Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Adorable card! You're owl turned out so cute. already a follower.

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Jean said...

That owl is too cute and I love the ribbon.

BunnyFreak said...

Love the pen lines on the edges.

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

Oh my gosh! This is so cute! I love how you did the balloon string!

Lisa R. said...

I think my new favorite animal is this owl! Great job. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Kelly S said...

Happy Birthday!!! Hope it's a great one. Your owl is adorable. I especially love the googly eyes.


teachermom said...

Create a critter is my FAVORITE!

scrappinmomma said...

I love your card..soooo cute!!

Cathy said...

Gotta love those "critters"")

nice job on the card.
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Angela said...

Love the card! So cute! Happy Birthday again! Hugs, Angela
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