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Saturday, February 20, 2016

29 & Holding Leap Year Birthday Easel Card

Yesterday, I got a new Bunny (that's what I call a battery using Energizer Bunny as a pun) under my hood (2007 Honda CRV). Former battery was put in Sept 2011 and cost $143 total w/ labor & tax. New battery cost $163 total w/ labor & tax. New battery warranty is for 4 yrs which is typical & seeing as my former lasted just over 4 yrs that is about normal for TX weather heat conditions & such. Also new batteries do not require water to be added and when the chemical runs low which in my case 2 of the compartments of the battery had low fluid it was bound to happen. When I got my 1st car a 1974 Ford Mustang you had to add water to the batteries then.

Made this birthday card with a Leap Year/Frog theme.

Do you see the connection between the sentiment '29 & Holding' and the Leap Year date Feb 29?

Before adding Glossy Accents: 

After adding Glossy Accents:

Supplies List

adhesive:  Scotch ATG, Zig 2 Way glue pen
Cricut cartridge: Kate's ABCs  2 1/2" LilyPad
Die-Namics: die - Sequins 
Glossy Accents: added to frog & LilyPad for water look
ink: Delicata Golden Glitz
machine:  Cricut Explore Air, Sizzix
marker: Sharpie green - to circle mth & date 29 & write yr on calendar
paper:  scrapbook - sky, water 
   cardstock - blue, blue glitter, greens, pinks, yellow, yellow glitter
recycle: toothpick - for sign stick
Sizzix: die - Frog
Spellbnder: die - Nest Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles
stamp imaginisce -  calendar   Scrappy Moms Hooray for Birthdays - sentiment
SVG: Lori Whitlock Birthday Easel Card without the Bday cake & without the balloons
tools: MISTI  
wiggle eyes: 5mm

Entering this into the following challenges:  

2/20  Pile It On Ch #101 Homemade Embellishments  UE  2/7   Emb - homemade sequins

2/24  DRS Designs Ch Thurs #214 Insp by Color Ch  UE 2/18
   used all the colors - blues, pinks & yellows

2/26  Allsorts Wk351 Bday Wishes  3E(#1)  2/20
2/26  Sweet Stampin Glitter & Sparkle    2E(#1)  2/20 
   Glitter & Sparkle - Sun yellow flitter cardstock, sequins - blue glitter cardstock

2/28  Craftin Desert Divas Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party Ch Nature's Wonder   UE  2/15  
   Nature - Frog, LilyPad

2/29  Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Feb 2016 Ch  UE  2/1
2/29  DLART Feb 2016 Linky  no stack  1Eperday  2/1

3/1  Cut It Up Ch90 Leap Year Frog  1E(#1)  2/19

3/3  CardzTV 3D Ch#2 Bday Card  3E(#1)  2/19

3/3  Your Next Stamp Sketch & Color Ch#33  3E(#1)  2/19
   used 3 colors - 2 blues, pink


3/5  Sweet Stamps Feb Anything Goes Ch  UE  2/7


  1. Super card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this time. xxx

  2. Fantastic job! I love the sky paper and the water paper, and that lily pad is absolutely gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our Leap Year challenge!


  3. Fun card, the shiny frog is so cute! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  4. What a fabulous card!!! Love that cute frog!!! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge!

  5. Great card. Thanks for joining us at CHNS patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  6. I love this card! So cute! And that lily pad is my favorite!

  7. Really adorable! Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge.

  8. what a fun card Melissa! I love how you used the flower and frog for the easel!! Thanks for linking up with Craftin Desert Divas' "Nature's Wonders" linky party!!
    CDD dt

  9. What a very cute easel card? Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up challenges. Good Luck.

  10. Oh what a cute card!

    Thank you for participating in the Sweet Stampin’ "Glitter & Sparkle Challenge!

  11. How cute and fun! Thank you so much for joining us on this Cardz Tv 3D challenge! DT Krystal

  12. Cute.. Thanks for joining us at Your Next Stamp.