Monday, February 2, 2015

Giraffe Baby Punch Art Card


Thanks for stopping by today - I have a File Folder card to share with you!  This type of card is really quite simple to make and its another use for your Envelope Punch Board which is always an added bonus!  There are plenty of tutorials across the web; I suggest you check one or two out to learn how to make your own - then I dare you to make just one ;)

I've embellished my file folder with a little punch art giraffe - I think he turned out pretty cute, don't you?  I wish I had taken photos while I was making him but alas, I'm always under a time crunch and didn't.  All I can offer is this close up for now and my supply list...

I am trying to come up with more tutorial ideas though, and I think a set of Punch Art Zoo Babies might be on the agenda - would that be of interest to anyone??  If it would be please comment down below; I'd love to hear what animals would make your Top 5!


Stamp Sets:  Epic Alphabet
Card Stock: Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Marina Mist Designer Series Paper Stacks
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist
Punches:1 3/4" Scallop Circle, 1 3/4" Circle, 1 1/4" Circle, 1/2" Circle, 1/4" Circle, Small Oval, Large Oval, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
Accessories: Envelope Punch Board, Cherry Cobbler Baker;s Twine, White Gel Pen, Melon Mambo Blendabilities, Chocolate Chip marker, Multi Purpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Stampin' Trimmer

I have a Valentine's "follow along" project I'll be sharing with you in my next post so be sure to check back!

On a more personal note, I'm sure you've noticed my lack of posting over the last couple of months. Near the middle of November my energy level had hit an all time low.  I was dragging myself out of bed each morning and finding simple everyday tasks a challenge to complete.  Card making, which was my stress outlet and I loved so much, seemed a bother instead of a motivator.  As a stay at home mom I felt like I was wasting away my days with my boys and not interacting to my full capacity with them; the moment my youngest son would take an afternoon nap I was collapsing on the couch to try catch up on the sleep I didn't feel like I was getting at night.  My body ached and I was moody to the point I didn't even want to be around myself...

Then around the middle of December a friend started posting on Facebook about a product that guaranteed more energy to its user called Thrive.  I was intrigued but skeptical so I kept scrolling past the posts...but she kept posting each day about how great she was feeling.  I finally decided I would ask her about this "Thrive thing" just to curb my curiousity.  She told me about her energy gain, her aches and pains subsiding, her more restful sleep, and her tummy issues solved.  That was it.  I believed in what she was saying and wanted to try the product for myself.  

She sent me a 5 day sample just before Christmas which included 2 capsules, a shake, and a DFT patch for each day.  I began with full on skepticism truly wondering how this could possibly work for me. Day 1 and 2 I can honestly say I didn't feel the changes I wanted and thought to myself, "ya right - I knew it wasn't going to work!"  Then I woke up on Day 3...before the kids...before my husband...with no alarm clock ringing.  I wasn't tired, I wasn't groggy, and my neck didn't hurt.  That day and the following two I sailed through a list of pre-Christmas tasks and daily routine tasks with no mid afternoon crash and burn!

All too soon my 5 days of samples came to an end.  I woke up on Day 6 still feeling fine and honestly thought "that was all in my head" I don't need this Thrive stuff.  How wrong I was!  A week after stopping the samples I had reverted to my old ways.  Christmas had left me depleted of energy and I was tired and miserable again.  I knew that Thrive was my answer and let me tell you it was all I could do to be patient enough to wait for my full month of samples to arrive!  

I began my full Thrive experience on January 3 and I have never ever felt better!  To the outside world the changes in me might not even be noticeable yet but inside I feel as though I've made a 180 degree shift.  I wake up energized; even if I didn't get any more sleep than usual, I don't ache the way I used to, I don't drink caffeine anymore or crave junk foods.  My tummy issues are a thing of the past which has led to the start of weight loss, and my #1: I have my motivation back!!  This product has changed my life!  I can't wait to see what the next 30 days brings :)

If you are experiencing any of the things I've mentioned above, Thrive might be an experience you'd like to try for yourself.  Everyone's experience is different but it's always leads to the same outcome - 
A BETTER YOU!  And really, who doesn't want that or owe it to themselves to be the best they can be?

If you'd like more info on the product I do have a website you can check out at  Once your there you can sign up for a FREE customer account which gives you access to videos and loads more info on the product itself.  Or you can contact me to start your sample experience today!  I can mail samples throughout Canada and the U.S.

Have a wonderful day!! Until next time...
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