Saturday, July 4, 2009

Hoot Hoot



Happy 4th of July to those who celebrate it! My plans today include nothing more than keeping an eye on my littlest one, who's been battling croup since Thursday night. It was bad enough for him to be hospitalized for observation most of yesterday and overnight. The good news is he's home now, sounding and looking so much better.

I would have skipped posting a sample for Jen's Sketch For You To Try this week, except that I've had both cards (couldn't decide which direction to take) all laid out since Thursday night, so all I had to do when I got home and sufficiently caught up on sleep (aka long afternoon nap) was adhere everything together. The owl stamp is by Inky Antics (he wears a birthday hat on his head, which I snipped off for this card) and the dps are from the K&Co Carolyn Gavin Greenhouse collection. Coloring is with Copics. The owl is popped up, and then the eyes are popped up a second time.

If you haven't seen Jen's sketch already, have a look over at i{heart}2stamp.com. While you're there, give a warm welcome to the new July guest designer!! Amy Rohl, Carole Burrage, Kelly Lunceford, and Susan Liles all have sketch samples posted for even more inspiration. Hope you'll play along! Link up to Jen's post and/or use keyword SFYTT on SCS.

Here's my alternate version:



Have a great weekend!



Stamps: Birthday Owl (Inky Antics)
Paper: SU Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze, PTI Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate, and Kraft, K&Co Carolyn Gavin Greenhouse dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Vintage Cream
Accessories: Copic markers, Labels 3 Nestabilities, foam adhesive, SU buttons, linen thread, twill, and ribbon

34 comments:

Kerry J. said...

Hope your son is feeling better soon - croup is just no fun! Love both cards! I just bought some of that paper and can't wait to use it! Happy 4th of July!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Oh Amy, it is so cute!! I sure hope your boy gets better soon!! Happy 4th!!

Heather P. said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! Love the colors you used on this, and your coloring is fabulous. :)

So glad your son is doing better! Hope you both can get some much needed rest...

leslie said...

Oh, I love both of these!!! I do NOT need more owls ... I do NOT need more owls.

June Houck said...

Once again, I knew these were Amy cards in my blog reader before I even checked the blog name :) I love owls and I love our cards. I hope Gabriel feels better soon and that you can get some rest.

Gabriela said...

Well would you look at all that detailed and precise trimming? I love your stitches on that bunched up twill too! Just precious. I do hope little Gabriel is feeling stronger soon.

Pam Speidel said...

Amy, your cards are always spectacular! Seriously! Every single detail shouts of perfection...love the colors, layout, embellishments... and the owl is such a HOOT! :)

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

great layout and I love the blue in the wings!

jackiestamps4fun said...

Oh wow this is stunning - those colors are spectacular together and your coloring is great! LOVE it! I sure hope your son feels much better soon!

Basement Stamper said...

Great card, love those colors!

Mindyann said...

Great card! Sorry to hear about the little one. Hope he feels better soon!

AlienAnessa said...

Jeepers, Amy, this is delicious! Love the kraft paper choice, the dp choice, and the owl is TO DIE FOR!! I just LOVE my daily visit here!! =)

Oooh, almost forgot, I'm so sorry to here that your littlest hasn't been feeling very good, dang the croup!!! And not fun for the family, it hurts knowing somebody doesn't feel good!! =(

Desire Fourie said...

Just stunning Amy. Hugs from Desire

Viv said...

Gorgeous owl cards Amy, you have a way of bringing them to life, that's all your own. Adorable.
I'm so sorry to hear about your little boy! I hope he and you are getting some rest and respite.
Wishing him well...Viv xxx

Valarie (vampme3) said...

I just love the color combo you used on this!! Great job! Hope your son gets better soon! tfs

kirstyscardnscrap said...

Wow! I havean't been here for a while and when I saw this first card it was like "OH MY GOSH!, Look at what I have been missing!" I absolutey love your card. That owl is just stunning! Thanks for your inspiration!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh gosh, Amy, I hope your little one is doing better this morning and that you all got some much needed rest. It's always a frightening situation when they are ill and especially when a hospital is needed. I do hope they are on the road to recovery!
Your cards are both fabulous and I can't pick a fave ;)

Conniecrafter said...

sorry to hear your little guy got sick, good to hear he is on the mend!
Love these cards, that owl stamp is too cool, like the dimension and the twill on the second with the cross stitches is neat!

Jackie Pedro said...

Croup is the worst...my DD, Sarah got it every year for about five years. I hope Gabriel and YOU are feeling better soon...it's so stressful to have a little one sick!

LOVE both cards! I really need to try the ribbon technique on your second card!!

Marimer said...

¡Como me gusta abrir el PC y encontrarme con la vista de un trabajo tuyo!, te admiro muchísimo, porque me parecen tus obras de una perfección absoluta, super bien realizados y muy creativos. Felicidades. Saludos

Amy Johnson said...

I'm so sorry to hear how ill your little one has been feeling. Thats no fun...especially when he should be enjoying the summer and the holiday. I love your cards! Both are fabulous! Love the image, the colors, papers, and embellies.

Juls said...

great card. he looks such a wise old owl! Love the blue you have used. Fab!

Ida P. Krause said...

Wow these are both fabulous cards. It's hard to pick which one I like best (so I won't).
Hope your boy is feeling much much better now.

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Look at you, Miss OverAchiever! And here I thought you weren't even playing (I've edited my post now, fyi). Love both of your cards, and I just discovered that Carolyn Gavin dp -- isn't she fabulous??? Hope your little one is doing better. The croup is scary. That bark sounds so other-worldly... (((Amy)))

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Both are fabulous!! Love the fun colors and all your remarkable details!! So glad your little one is doing better too. Croup is so scary!! Not a fun weekend for sure, but I'm sure you're just glad he's on the mend.

Randee E said...

I don't think this card could be any cuter! I love how you did the layer of kraft on kraft. Simple, but what a nice effect it has. And those bugging eyes just make me smile :0)

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

Amy this is gorgeous and fun at the same time. I love the colors. I haven't seen this dp yet. It is awesome. Super job.

Desiree de Monye said...

Super cute!!!

Lynda Benden said...

This is beautiful Amy! I love how you did the twill, great idea!

I'm glad your son is better. Croup stinks! My daughter is finally outgrowing it but every time the weather changed extremely, she'd get croup but over the years it is better but when they are little, it is awful! Take care!

Angella D. Crockett said...

I love both of these cards! The splash of blue/green against the brown tones is awesome!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful Cards!!! You are such an inspiration. Your creations are works of art. Glad to hear your little one is doing better!
Anne-Marie in Salem Oregon

Libby Hickson said...

These are both so great - LOVE the colors! But the 2nd one - I adore the little Xs you stitched on the ribbon. Such a wonderful detail!

Kristin said...

Oh gosh these owl cards are over-the-top awesome! I especially love the first one... not sure why though, they are both great!

dpkennedy said...

I can't believe how cute this is! I am so done looking at your blog now...I'm dead from the overdose of awesomeness exuding from your cards! Ok? OK!

I am glad your little one is feeling better!!

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