before i show you my cards for this challenge i feel it is my public duty to report a serious case of GRAND THEFT BIRDHOUSE!!!!! you see, *everything* that is cool about my cards: the shape of the houses, the layers of papers, the trims of lace and flowers, the charming vintage + funk vibe...allllllllll of that was lifted lock, stock, and birdseed barrel from my blogging friend lori, whose site is called faerie window. lori recently took part in an art blogging event called "bling your birdhouse" and lemme just say this: if birdhouse blinging ever becomes an olympic event, miss lori will have a lock on that gold medal! when i saw her creations, i was truly blown away. so much so, that i wanted to copy (ummmmmmm) steal (ahem!) pay tribute to (yeah, that's better!) her idea in card form.