Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Whooo's a True Friend?

Hello there! It is kind of gloomy here in Texas, so what better way to brighten up the day then with a little stampin' time? Small problem...I had absolutely no mojo this morning! Oh nooo! NOT a good thing! After a few minutes of surfing the web, with coffee in hand...three challenges caught my eye and I was inspired to attempt to "get my crafty on". (*time to cue up a similar sounding Justin Timberlake song on my iPod now...haha!*)

First, I just fell in love with this week's sketch from Unscripted Sketches. I knew it would be a fun way to use lots of patterned papers.
Then, I was inspired by the SU Only Challenges this week to feature Sale-A-Bration items on your project. I went with the Punch Bunch stamp set, the Ice Cream Parlor DSP & Accents Pack and the Ice Cream Parlor Ribbons & Buttons pack. All were earned for FREE during SAB with my qualifying order. HERE is a link to the SAB catalog, to learn more. 
Finally, I found a fun new site called: Res-Q-Challenges. The challenge this week is to beat the winter blues and create a project with something that makes you happy. Nothing makes me happier then using my punches and two of my favorite colors together:
PINK and YELLOW!  :)


  • For some details, I added a quick squirt of Crystal Effects to the owls eyes and heart. I wanted to use glitter for the heart but held myself back. Not everything has to be sparkly...wait, did I just say that? ;) I also heat embossed the center of the sentiment to make it stand out a little more and mimic the polka dot DSP. (Yeah, it's a little crooked, I know...oops!) Also, I added some embroidery floss to the buttons so they would look a little more dressed up...I don't like "naked" buttons. Haha!  


  • Last up, it wouldn't feel right if I failed to decorate the of the inside of the card. I just used up some scraps from the front along with some stickers from the Quick Accents Pack. So simple!  

Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy your day today! :)


Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: Punch Bunch (Sale-A-Bration)
Ink: Melon mambo Classic ink and Versamark ink
Papers: Ice Cream Parlor DSP (Sale-A-Bration), Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point and Whisper White card stock
Accessories: Ice Cream Parlor Ribbon & Button Pack (Sale-A-Bration), 1/2" Circle punch, 1" Circle punch. 1 1/4" Circle punch, Two Step Owl XL punch, Scallop Trim Border punch (inside), White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Crystal Effects and Stampin' Dimensionals
Non-SU!: tiny bit of white embroidery floss

31 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love the bright, cheerful colors. Where in Texas are you? I'm in DFW. So glad you joined US for this weeks sketch challenge. Hope you'll play along again soon! :)

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  2. what a fab card! Love the bright hues and that adorable owl image. Just popping over from the Res Q blog links because I saw your card thought I must have a closer look! :-) Amy

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  3. Such a bright, cheerful card! I especially like the way you embellished the inside of the card. Thanks for joining in at SUO Challenges.

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  4. It's gloomy in this part of Texas as well, but your card sure brightened my day! Wow where do I start, I just love everything about your card, but no glitter, not just a tiny bit? Ok, I confess, I love my glitter and bling, but don't always use it.

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  5. Gloomy here in TN too! Love your cheerful happy card!! I've loved using the SAB dsp this week too and now wishing I'd gotten two packs of it!

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  6. Call the Doctor! I think you have a fever! No glitter? (I'm just teasing you.)

    I love your punched out. He looks fabbby with the Crystal Effects. I think your mojo was working just fine.

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  7. Oh, Anne Marie!!! What a wonderful way to brighten up the day. I love what you did with this sketch! I would have been stumped, but you made it look so amazingly easy. I love the bright colors! the three buttons and the use of the patterned paper really add to the interest and fun on this card. Absolutely LOVE IT. Great job with the inside, too!
    Big hugs, my friend
    Jaydee

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  8. So cute! The crystal effects add a great touch! I rarely use mine...tsk tsk!

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  9. Oh my goodness, this couldn't possibly get any cuter! I love it! That owl is so stinkin' adorable.

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  10. Absolutely ADORABLE! The front of the card really caught my eye and then I saw the inside-Wow! Great job! tfs :)

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  11. I love your blog!!! Thanks for posting it on SC. Your cards are beautiful and I really like how you decorate the inside. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  12. What a beautiful Card. Great take with the sketch and i LOVE the bright colors and different DP. And this sweet little owl-cute !!

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  13. Lovin' this card Anne Marie! The bright colors, that cute owl punch....everything! I must say that I truly enjoy seeing the inside of your cards---I never take pictures of mine!! Awesome work & tfs!!!!!

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  14. Well now, that little card is quite a bit of cheer! I actually just received the same pack and stamp set yesterday and with my ME day today, you have inspired me to get creative with this set. As always, I love the inside of your card, too.

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  15. So bright and cheery! This is just adorable. I love how you always decorate the inside...lovely!

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  16. Just got the little punch bunch and the owl stamp so I'm dying to try this out. Your card is so gorgeous inside and out Anne Marie. I love it. Your photo's are great too. TFS!

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  17. I love this!! I love all your stuff! lol

    Holly/Rubber Redneck

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  18. Challenges ALWAYS help me when my mojo is slacking! Glad you found three to use! Love all the patterned paper and that owl is just adorable!!! Glossy accents always help on a card too :)

    Nice job!
    Maria

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  19. Oh I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!!! So cute. A PERFECT card.
    Lynn

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  20. Ohhh...this is too cute, love that little owl and the bright color combo is fab!

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  21. Ohhh my gosh, Anne-Marie! How absolutely delightful! This is just the HAPPIEST card evah! So much color, so much joy! This is the cutest owl and gorgeous way to showcase your talent. your card flows together so nicely - love every little ounce of it! I'm behind in my blogging and wish I'd seen this earlier - it just brightened up my whole night! x0x0

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  22. oh Anne Marie I LOVE this card. So cheery is right! Love the crystal effects eyes, and your patchwork front too. How cute is that?

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  23. Cute Card!!! That owl is starting to grow on me! Thanks for your sweet comment on the bag! I am considering making more to sell. Will keep ya posted! :)

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  24. This little card had me grinning ear to ear! How adorable is this??!!! And those yummy, bright colors... eeeek!!! I'm swooned!!!

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  25. Fantastic!! Love the little owl, love the front and inside! Every detail is wonderful! So glad you joined the SUO Challenges!

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  26. Love the details! Thanks for playing along at SUO Challenges!

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  27. Oh my goodness! This is so cute! I just love the Ice Cream Parlor DSP & Ribbon:)

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  28. great card! This will be on my punch inspiration blog post tomorrow. TFS

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  29. I never tire of the little owl. And I love how you used the SAB ribbon. This is a great layout I'm going to try!! Great card!!
    Smiles, Laura
    www.smileslaura.blogspot.com

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  30. Love this card! I popped over from Paper Punch Addiction and I'm your newest follower.

    ~ Jen @ Musings of A Crafty Mom
    www.gator-4-life.blogspot.com

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  31. do you have the dimensions for this card? I would love to make this. thanks.

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment!
Have a great day! :)
Anne Marie