Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Mornin' hens!  Sorry for the lack of posts but I've been SOOO lazy since the holidays.  Seems all I wanna do is NOTHING!  {{{snort}}}   Oh and I've been smoochin' all over my new grand baby Jaxon too!!  Have I mentioned lately "I'M A GRANDMA?"  Goodness he's a sweet baby!  I can't get enough sugar from that little guy!  Tee-hee!  I'm not sure if I mentioned this or not, but I had this brilliant idea to send him a birthday card and a little present each month!  I thought it was a great idea until someone reminded me, "You know you're gonna have to do that with ALL your grandchildren now, right?" Ummmm, didn't think of that....  LOL!  Oh that's ok, I only have one daughter, so unless she intends to reinact the movie "Cheaper by the Dozen", I think I'm ok!  Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha!

So here's Jaxon's January birthday card.  I thought I would try to do a theme card for each month so I went with the New Year baby for January.  I wanted to make a shaker card too, so the confetti would dance around behind the image.  I think it turned out great!

Here's a close up of the shaker circle.  Oh and here's a little tip: Instead of using multiple pieces of foam tape to make your shaker box, cut the complete shaker box shape from fun foam instead.  I used my Spellbinder Nestabilities circle dies and cut the star designer paper, the red cardstock frame, the fun foam circle frame, and the transparency, so they were sure to all be the same size.  Easy-peasy!!  Okee dokee, that's it for me today.  I hope you hens have a TEE-RIFFIC Tuesday!!  {{{hen hugs}}}



  1. OMG - FUN FOAM! You have just revolutionized how I will make shaker cards. I HATE foam tape! Thank you for the brilliant tip!!

    Wonderful card too. Such a sweet idea to send a little something each month.

  2. This is so adorable. Love that you made a shaker card and the New Year Baby is so cute.
    Don't you spoil that grandbaby too much!!!!!

  3. Too Cute!!! Your New Year's Baby is perfect, with all the colors. Great idea!
    and a GREAT tip to use the foam sheets for the spacer.... I've been working on a shaker card myself for the last few days and would have loved using that TIP.... I sure will on my next one!

  4. A birthday card every month! What a great Idea. :) I like the January card. Looking forward to seeing the rest. Aren't Grandbabies the BEST !?!? :) Hugs

  5. Great idea....my first grand child and I haven't done anything like this...I hope my son and DIL don't see your blog...they might think I'm doing enough ,....haha


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