I made this for our neighbors sons first birthday this w/e! How fun! He is SOOOOO cute...kinda makes me want another...SPEW! I am taking Julie Ebersole's Simply Great Card Design course (why aren't you?) and the assignments are really great at helping me hone in on what I'm trying to accomplish with the cards I make. I am one of those simple designers...making an amazing, layered, complex piece of art is just way above me so I am thinking I am going to stop trying to force myself into a style that does not feel right as much as I might want it to be. Familiar to anyone or am I completely alone in this *quest*?? Anyway, this is meant for a one year old birthday for a tiny boy, so I thought a mix of primary and pastel colors might make sense. I cuttlebugged the dino skin using the reptilian folder (don't know what it's really called...) so add texture to an otherwise flat card and also to add a punch of color in the midst of all the pastels. I am especially liking the gingham ribbon and little cupcake! Now that the big rush of CHA is winding down, I am intent on finding a few minutes to create at least once or twice a week. It stinks to have so much cool stuff and no time to play with it...hmmpf.