Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A Christmas Owl

First of all...HOW in the world did it get to be September 23 already? I think it was just September 1!!! WOW! Time is flying.

I am back. :) I think I am having a bad case of HORRIBLEMONES... After my quiet time this morning, I determined TODAY I have no reason to be stressed, yet I feel like every nerve is on the tip of my skin and each of my children are getting on it. They aren't doing anything abnormal, just being kids. So it must be me. Sooo deeepppppp breath and SMILE... That will be my mode today. If you don't FEEL like smiling right away, do it anyways and the feeling will come. I just told my 7 yo to take my crabbiness away and throw it out the door. This brought a smile to her face and that helped bring a smile to mine ... for 2 seconds anyways. LOL

All right, back to my card I think I used just about every thing there is in my Stamp Room to make this card...

I did a few challenges -

Splitcoast Stampers Color Challenge #185
that was to use BAJA BREEZE, KIWI KISS and VANILLA.

Then I also did my friend from Sisterhood of the Blogging Sisters group, ANNA BANANA's Sketch challenge #11.

I tried to add glitter to the White Felt Snowflake - but it looks like dirty snow, doesn't it? Well, in Wisconsin the snow doesn't stay white long...so we will say it is a snowflake from my yard. LOL

I think this Owl from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is sooo cute and Korin designed a FABULOUS Christmas Accessories stamp set for it. This will be released next week at the Release Party on September 30.

Oh yes I almost forgot! I used my new Nestibilities dies on this to cut the scalloped circles. I am LOVING these new toys! I used my Aquapainter on this leaves and background for the Kiwi Kiss and Baja Blue then colored and shaded the remaining images with my Copics.

Here are a few more details:
Stamps: Owl Occassions, Owl Christmas Accessories
Paper: Ski Slope DP, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss
Ink: Black brilliance, Copics, White gel pen, Versamark
Accessories: Heat Tool, Black EP, Glitter pens, MM Brads, Nestibilities, Black grosgrain, Embossing Buddy, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Felt Snowflakes - Just about everything in my room! LOL

Thanks so much for stopping by! I will be posting the BLOG CANDY WINNER later today! Have a great day!


Anna Banana said...

Oh Chris!
That little owl girl is sooooo cute!
I love how she is surrounded by the holly!
For the snowflakes - are they a punch or a die?

I have placed you in my Design team entry folder - thanks for your cute submission!

Christi said...

This is fantastic Chris!! I love Olivia!! I love your outlook for today and pray that things get better with you. {{{HUGS}}}

Kathy W said...

he is cute and I like how it is blue and green tones for Christmas

Barbara said...

Cute, cute, cute! Especially love the addition of all those fabulous felt snowflakes. Hmmm...may have to purchase them now!

ScrappyHappy said...

I love the owl! SHe is too cute! It also looks like she is concerned of the sharp leaves on the wreath! Yes, I know about the horriblemones! I don't have kids yet (just started trying), but the cat fits the bill quite well! :)

Kerry D-C said...

splendiferous!! This owl is super cute!