Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy New Year/Happy Birthday!

Every New Year, I feel like I need to make a blinged-out birthday card ~ why? Because it's my daughter-in-law's birthday on New Year's Day! How fun is that!

I decided to use the new bundle that is coming out on January 4th called Balloon Adventures.  It has great birthday messages like the one above. But even more fun, it has a pop-up thinlit for the inside...

Doesn't that just shout FUN?!  I picked the gold Glimmer Paper and Gold Foil to pop against the black. The white paper with the gold confetti is from Pop of Pink Specialty DSP. The Emerald Envy ribbon is new also and part of this suite.

You can read more about this card in my January Newsletter.  All measurements and instructions will be included. If you're not already a subscriber, you can sign up quickly and easily by going to "Contact Me" at the top of this page and fill out the short questionnaire. Please indicate that you would like to receive my newsletter in the drop down box.  It's free and I publish one at the beginning of each month.  

I first played with this bundle at On Stage in Atlanta last November.  We all made this card and I love it ~

It's all part of the new Party Animal Suite, pages 4 & 5 in the 2017 Occasions Catalog.  Let the celebration begin! Want some free Emerald Envy 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon? It's yours from me with a $50 order from my online store! Oh, and by the way, if you buy this Balloon Adventures Bundle at $53.00, you will also qualify for a freebie from the Sale-a-Bration catalog!  It all starts Wednesday - January 4th.

HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone! Let's make it a great year! I'm looking forward to making every day count, counting my blessings, and sharing those blessings with everyone around me.  

Have a wonderful day!


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  1. Hi, Karen! Thank you so much for sharing your card with us. I hope your daughter-in-law loved the card? I was wondering when your newsletter would be out? I'm also a SUD! I love SU! I just ordered this bundle. I was just wondering. Again, Thank YOU for sharing!

    1. Hi Gloria! Nice to hear from you. My newsletter goes out tomorrow morning. I usually publish during the first week of each month. Let me know if you would like to receive it. Email me at or let me know through my "Contact Me" on my blog site. Glad you liked the card!