Birds, Bling and a few Cute Cards

I had so much fun at my scrapbook retreat last night and was so excited to get as much done as I did...but most of all I liked some of the cards I created. I've been feeling like I was in a slump a bit, so these made me super happy and I wanted to share. Forgive me a bit...I got to play around with the new i-rock gem setting tool and gems from Imaginisce (a lot of my projects ended up with more bling then probably needed...but they ROCK!).

Birdie Card
I finished creating a couple of layouts with this collection and couldn't resist making a quick card with my scraps.
Birdie Card Supplies: Papers and Die Cut Sticker - My Mind's Eye Quite Contrary Collection; Buttons - unknown

Sabrina Chic Card

After an unplanned trip to the Making Memories warehouse sale I came home with the entire "Sabrina Collection." I'd never seen it before in a store and couldn't resist. But even better then that I knew it would end up being the perfect collection to try out the new i-rock tool on (check out all the cute pink bling).
Sabrina Card Supply List: Gems - Imaginisce i-rock Collection & Tool; Paper flowers, rub-on, ribbon, notepad paper - Making Memories Sabrina Collection; Cardstock - Core'dinations Cardstock

Utterly Happy Card
Here's another card I whipped up with the Sabrina supplies. But what you should really be impressed by is that I was able to heat set the tiny black rhinestones to the top of the METAL flower brads!! How cool is that??? I would suggest sanding the surface just a bit to make sure the adhesive has something to grab onto.

...see tiny black rhinestones adhered to the metal flower brads.Sabrina Card Supply List: Gems - Imaginisce i-rock Collection & Tool; Paper flowers, rub-on, ribbon, notepad paper - Making Memories Sabrina Collection

Now the question is...."Will I ever give these cards away?"