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Happy birthday to Evan...oh, and valentines day. FM45!

Hey there all! First of all, HAPPY 8th birthday to my wonderful son, Evan! Time truly flies! He'll be a teen (eek!) before we know it! Happy Valentine's day to all of you cupid lovers out there as well. Hopefully your cupid got you something thoughtful.

 I made these little cutsies for my fellas. Nothing too crazy, but Evan will be getting spoiled after school with the heap of gifts from family (its like christmas over here!) and Carl and I don't do too much to celebrate...everyday is valentines up in here, LOL! Inside of the sour cream wrappers (as Belinda calls them, my hubby says they are fruit popsicle wrappers) has some candy. Reese's Pieces for the hubby (and left a note saying I love him to pieces in his lunch) and two push pop candies for Evan.
Sorry its not very clear, it was taken on my iPhone.

 On with it, you say! Its been a while, but I saw the Friday Mashup's cutie patootie challenge, and had to play along! Who doesn't love PENGUINS????
So here is the "Mashup" Challenge :
  1. Make a project using the "Spotlighting Technique".  
  2. Or Make a project featuring "Penguins".  
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a project featuring "Penguins using the Spotlighting Technique"
I saw this challenge and thought of a card my friend Belinda made for Evan last year when we came to visit! Its so stinking cute! I changed up a few things, but its essentially the same, and took minutes to make! 

Isn't he something!! Also, there was 0, zilch, nada stamping involved! (There will be for a sentiment when I finally give away this gem!) Its all punches and the Top Note Die from SU! Also used was a white gel pen, the green ribbon (which is SO adorable...but I forgot the name) was a SU clearance rack find and is retired. (It came with orange rick rack) and the dazzling diamonds glitter glue! I propped him up on dimensionals and added a tiny bit of Early Espresso sponging around the bottom of his feet, his bottom and on the snow. 

Well, I'm off to prepare for some birthday festivities for Evan. He requested store-bought cupcakes (for ease he tells me, my baking is rather delicious) to pass out to his class. Also, some ammo my hubby has been bugging me about (its cheaper at Wal-Mart, and he's been asking me every day if I went and got it, he won't be shooting until this weekend...what's the rush!) And then to make a card and wrap the gifts for Evan. Its a good thing he has after school club today! 

Have a stamp (or punch since there was no stamping) tastic day!


  1. Happy Birthday to Evan! Just wait for those fun teenage yrs ;) LOL

    Jayme, this card is SOOOO adorable, I love it! I never thought to make a penguin with the top note die. I am definitely going to have to CASE this card!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

  2. Hi Jayme. Such an inventive little penguin. Love the creativity of it all.

    Thanks for sharing this cute little fellow with us this week.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

  3. I love those sour cream containers, or treat holders. They are so fun and everyone loves them!

    You know I love the penguin ;)

  4. What an excellent use for the Top Note! Super cute Penguin. Happy you could play along at The Friday Mashup :)

  5. Ah, very cute! I love his scarf! Thanks for joining the Mashup this week.

  6. Adorable. I love the ribbon scarf! Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup.


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