Friday, July 23, 2010

Aviary Owl Thank You

 I hope I still have people out there interested in my stamping after such of long time of not showing any new projects!  I was away from home for almost 2 weeks and used up my stash of blog posts and then when I got home it took awhile for the fam to get back into the swing of things.  Then my cousin and her kids came for a visit for a few days.  Needless to say there was no stamping in my house that week with 4 kids aged 4 and under running around!  While my cousin was here my BIG order of new Stampin' Up stuff arrived....she's not a stamper but she had fun looking at all the goodies with me.  I'll turn her into a stamper yet.  She bought some retired supplies to make tags for her baked goods (she's a pastry chef and makes wonderful treats!) so I can't wait to see what she starts making!

  So this past weekend I finally got busy playing with my brand spanking new stuff and I'll be posting more regularly.  July is a busy month for us (both boys birthdays, our anniversay, & the dog's birthday) so I have to make a lot of thank yous for all the wonderful gifts we've received for the various occasions....well I guess not for the dog's birthday but only because I don't have a dog stamp....add that one to the list!

  Here is a card I made to thank our friends for gifts they gave the boys.  I saw this sketch challenge on Pals Paper Arts and used it as a jumping off point.  Then I consulted my awesome new Color Coach (LOVE this thing!) and came up with these colors.  And after all this silly chatter....Here is the card:

   This owl is so cute.  He's included in the new stamp set Aviary and I think this set will see a lot of use in the next few months...I hope you don't get tired of it!  The stamping is pretty straightforward.  The only really jazzy parts (totally thought of jazz hands right there!) is the Early Espresso strip that was run through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice Textured Impression folder.  I also did the same for the little punched circle I used in my Build-a-Brad.  Each little owl was punched out using the 1" circle punch and of course popped up with a dimensional (yes I'm addicted to dimensionals!).

  I also apologize for the poor quality of this and some upcoming photos.  I think our camera is slowly biting the big one.  I can't zoom while on the macro setting anymore...the pictures get totally washed out with crazy vertical lines.  If you have a good camera recommendation I'd love to hear it!

 Stamps: Aviary, Thank You Kindly

  Ink: Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso, Bashful Blue, Garden Green

  Paper: Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso, Bashful Blue, Garden Green, Whisper White

  Accessories: Square Lattice Textured Impressions folder, Build-A-Brad, 1" circle punch, dimensionals


  1. Very cute card, Amanda! Glad you've had a nice visit with family! You should be all rested up and have tons of Mojo goin' on! Welcome back!!!

  2. This is really cute. I can't wait to get this set! Love the layout.

  3. Too cute!! i need to get that stamp!

  4. These are great colors together and the owls are adorable! Terrific job with the sketch! Thanks for joining us at PPA!

  5. This is such a fun card! love the colors and those sweet owls!

  6. The owls are very cute! I didn't realize that it was your card (Sweet Scoops) that I cased from SCS for the VC Rocks blog hop. Thanks so much for making a great card that I could copy :)

  7. This is an adorable card. I love the little pennant thanks.

  8. Great card! I love the colors and the layout!


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