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Owl Grad

This is a last minute entry for the Caardvarks tree-themed card challenge.  I had some leftover papers from the Dollar Spot paper pack that had some trees!!!  My sister is graduating from college next month and thought an owl would be fitting! I have a bad habit of not finishing the inside of the card and figure I’d get to it later.  Most often it does not happen.  So my new goal is to make sure the inside is done as well. Materials Cardstock: Bazzill (dark brown) Patterned Paper: Dollar Spot Fall Scrapbook paper pack Stamps: The Paper Company Studio …

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Color Inspiration #50

Kristina Werner has been a busy girl with real life (which we can all relate to) and all of her followers have been patiently waiting for a new Color Inspiration challenge.  So when she posted CI #50 on Saturday, I got so excited I couldn’t wait to start… then I saw the colors.  Oh my goodness!!!!  These are SO not my colors.  But it is a challenge right!  I am not the only one who was excited… as I am about to post this, there are already 105 entries. I immediately went to my patterned paper hoping to find some …

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A leafy Yoo Hoo!

This was a definite challenge for me from CPS.  I don’t know why the angled center had given me such trouble, but once the idea came, I ran with it.  I also submitted it to the Hero Arts Blog challenge to distress.  The edges are inked to fulfill that requirement.  I’m thinking this might become a Father’s Day card or my father-in-law’s birthday card.  It has a nice masculine feel. Here is another one of my owls from Hero Arts.  I like how this little guy peeks through the punched out hole from the center of the card.  He is …

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Caardvarks Challenge – Trees

Caardvarks’ current challenge requested a tree-themed card.  Trees have really peaked my interested lately but had not quite enter my stash.  Hmmmmm… guess a shopping trip is in order! Oh, I have lots of owls, lots of birds, a few branches here and there but I had no TREES!!!!  So a quick trip to Michaels resolved this dilemma.  Turns out the the whole Colorbok Friendly Forest line was up for clearance.  If you haven’t noticed… I love my Friendly Forest owl.  He has been the feature on my most recent cards.  So I stocked up on what I could use …

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Bring on the challenge…

Time for another CPS challenge.  Please visit their site for the sketch image. It has been awhile since I have posted.  Amazing how time just flies by and you don’t even know a month is gone. Our niece is turning 15 this weekend!!!  Amazing.  Her card is being mailed off this morning… talk about cutting it close.  Hopefully it will make it on time. I’m in the mode of using up scraps.  So I used the sketch and also challenged myself to use up some leftovers from some cards I had been working on.  I just love this little owl, …