Thursday, January 14, 2010

I'll OWLways love you



Not a CLUE as to what has gotten into me. Have I EVER gone an entire week without posting one since project? UMMMM NO I think I can explain... Emily, our daughter that lives in Honolulu was able to come home so I completely immersed myself in really enjoying her being HOME even if it was a measely 10 days. That isn't to say that I didn't sneak a few moments of crafting in here and there. Sadly she left this morning and I am finding myself very blue. I do have my husband's "homecoming" to look forward to. I believe we are in the last few weeks (maybe 3). If you didn't already know, he has been in Afghanistan since Aug 3...

I created this very fun card specifically for him using a combination of Unity Stamps (October kotm) and a very fun tree stump stamp by Hero Arts which comes in the stamp set. If you look closely you can see that I wrote J&D 4 EVA on the side of the stump. Cute huh? In general, I am not a huge Owl fan, however, this funky lil guy just makes me smile. I love the Kooky eyes that I gave him.........

So glad you stopped by. Tomorrow I will unveil Fussy and Fancy's Challenge #2. (we had over 230 participants in our first challenge---- I knew we were all Fussy and Fancy girls ;o)

CHALLENGES:
ABC challenges - L is for Layering (I did lots on here)
Crafty Creations - Texture
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Girly (sure it is for my hubby but you have to agree it is totally
girly)
Simon Says Challenge - Shabby Chic
Susie's Sassy Design Challenge - create a card for a boy and add an animal (well this is for my hubby and has an owl)

..............Supplies I used...................
Stamps: Hero Arts (who loves you), Unity (October kotm)
Ink: momento (tuxedo black), copic markers, Paper Trey Ink (dark chocolate, red)
Paper: JilliBean Soup patterened papers from Paper Maniac, Paper Trey Ink (red, dark chocolate, vintage cream, craft)
Tools: Spellbinders (Nestabilities-labels one, scallop rectangles, ribbon tags), Martha Stewart (doily heart valentine edge punch), Stampin Up (Sizzix label die, small heart punch)
Misc: Stampin Up (twill ribbon, heart & love rub ons)

21 comments:

NinaB said...

So good to see you back, Justine. But, I kinda guessed you were enjoying your daughter's visit, a very good reason to be absent from your blog. I love your funky owl.

Mina said...

I was beginning to worry lol but how fantastic your Daughter was home...stunning card Justine I love the owl he fabulous...bet we wont see you for a month when your husband gets home lol
Mina xxx

Shauna {SK Studios} said...

yay for the homestretch :D hehe, i'm jealous ;) and I'm also so loving this card- adorable! i love that sentiment :) I made a card for DH with it but it got lost in the apt somewhere during the Christmas shuffle so I'll have to make another :P

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Oh Justine I am so happy to hear that you were able to see you daughter. I really did miss your posts and this card makes up for it. This is sweet and your hubby will love it!!!

Rose said...

oh this is super cute!
thanks for joining us on crafty creations this week :)

Pat (mspfd) said...

Glad to hear you are fine and spent the week enjoying the time with Emily. You card is absolutely fabulous. What a super sketch and wonderful combinations of papers. LOVE your 'cute owl on a stump'. Your stamps were meant to be used together! Totally awesome creation, my friend!

Jacki Randolph said...

Justine, your card is fabulous and the little owl is just too cute!

Hugs
Jacki

Cindy Haffner said...

What a darling Owl Justine.

Kim Dellow said...

Oh wow that is so cute - Love! Kim

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

LOL!! This cute little guy makes me smile!! I just adore his heart shaped eyes!! What a sweet creation!! HUGS

The Crafty Den said...

What a cute card. The image is adorable and the embellishments are perfect. Thanks for joining us at Susie's sassy challenge. Hugs, Denise x

The Crafty Den said...

What a gorgeous card. Such a pretty image and the embelishments and papers are definitely girly! Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Nikki Schmaltz said...

This is soooo cute. I love how you colored his eyes. I hope your next 3 weeks goes quickly and your hubby is returned to you safe and sound:)

Tracy said...

I'm sure your Hubby will love this fab card, thanks for joining Susie' sassy challenge. Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sandy said...

Oh....this little owl is simply fab GF and what a sweet sentiment...love his big heart eyes...love the whole thing...sure your hubby will to!

Jen Tapler said...

Absolutely LOVE this Justine!! And I'm sure Dave will love it too! I miss you. We need to catch up. Things are still crazy here and ultra stressful. Lots of changes coming up in my stamping world. I'll e-mail you soon and fill you in. {{hugs}}

Susie Sugar said...

Great owl card Thanks for joining in this weeks Susie's sassy challenge
Love Susie xx
PS We have a new challenge blog you might like to join in its called the Susie & Vikki's Christmas club and it started Today
Its to help us all get ahead with this years Christmas cards You can find a link to the new blog in my side bar
Hugs Susie xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) I love this owl ,, very cute :-) The papers and layout are perfect too ;-)

thanks for joining the Simon Says Shabby Chic Challenge :-)
Luv
Lols x x x

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Great card, love all the different papers and layering. Thankyou for playing along at SSC this week.
Love n hugs
VIkki xx

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us on Crafty Creations with your beautiful work! Hope to see you back next time! :)

Saskia

Hope Jacare said...

Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations - lovely card - great textures - wonderful owl! Cheers Claire x