My gal pal Val (I'm such the poet) gave me the inspiration for the exploding xmas card/decoration. (She's the Bill to my Ted on our excellent craft shop adventures).
My 11 year old son Connor actually gave me the idea for the pop-up Santa card. Last year he created a hilarious interactive card all by himself that featured Santa Claus going up and down the chimney, with his legs sticking out and a speech bubble coming out the side saying 'Help! Help! I'm stuck!!' Freakin' hilarious. When I showed him my card he looked at me in outrage and yelled at me that I'd stolen his idea! So I promised to put in a disclaimer ;)
The shaker card uses the Penny Black snow globe stamp and the Stampendous elf - sooo cute. Secretly I just did it to justify my buying the stamps ;) Maybe I'll use it again soon to do a layout about my snowglobe collection.....
Well, I don't have anything else exciting to add, except that I fell in love with a cat named Jingles yesterday, and daren't go back into the pet store for awhile in case I come out with an adorable furball stuffed down my jumper (hey, and I'm not a cat person per se - but this guy was hilarious, a total goof-ball, he'd fit right in around here.) Sigh. I'll have to send Connor in for the crickets for a while until I come to my senses...no wait he'd be as bad as me, it'll have to be Dion ;)