And then came John's birthday (February 2010)...so it was time to try my own creative juices again. I only had some scraps of paper actually leftover from my Christmas cards, but I was actually able to use them and make a non-Christmasy-looking card. I had a moose button laying around and feathers from a craft project several years ago, and I thought. . .hey, if I cut the button shank off and make the little mouse flat it might just work! Then it needed something more, and I spotted the bag of feather in my craft storage box. I stole the brown scalloped oval from a kit of cards I bought to practice with and had not yet put together, and...Voila here it is!