Wow, it has been a weekend and I am truly exhausted. My little Jack had his birthday party yesterday and I am totally worn out from that. I literally tried to post my card yesterday evening, but I kept dozing off at the computer! Pretty sad, huh? For this week's sketch, the twist was "pretty" but I knew I wanted to create a special card for my son's birthday. Since he is turning the big "lucky" 7, I decided to incorporate things that symbolize good luck...like 4-leaf clovers and a horseshoe to commemorate this special occasion. As for pretty, I chose the fancy paper collection that Little Yellow Bicycle came out with last Spring, called Lucky Me. Not only are the colors so vibrant and festive, there is "antique foil" on the paper that gives it that extra pretty shine! : ) As for special techniques, I sliced around the edges of some of the clovers, inked them & curled them up a little to give it some dimension. The products I used on the card are as follows...Little Yellow Bicycle's Lucky Me Medallion & Denim Clover paper & Clear Cut Shapes; Karen Foster's Green Houndstooth paper; Fiskar's Upper Crest Edge Punch; Fancy Pants All About a Boy Mini Blue Pom Poms; black ink; staples; Pink Paislee's Daily Junque Mini Notes & Labels for the "No. 7" (from my fabulous prize pack :)) and last but certainly not least a fantastic mini cast iron horseshoe I scored at an antique flea market last month. That is my favorite part about the card...my Jack is artsy fartsy like I am, so I know that he will totally appreciate it for what it is.