Friday, March 27, 2009

Whatta Hootski!

Today's card is based on Laura's sketch 22 over on 2 Sketches 4 You. I cut into some brand new American Crafts..stinkin' cute, huh?!! Here's a short story about that paper:

My Mom has me pegged...she compares me to my Uncle {her older brother} who is retired but was in banking all his life...very conservative when it comes to $$...here goes my translation of it: My Uncle will "need" 3 of something but he'll only buy 1....I'll "want" 3 of something and I'll buy 6...LOL. I'm trying to be better about it, really I am. Last week when I went into my local Ben Franklin craft store they had a whole bunch of new American Crafts Craft fair and backyard. I have 2 words for you: oy vey. My Mom would be so proud to hear that I only bought 3 sheets of paper...3 sheets...1 of 3 different designs...oh boy, I wanted to buy more...but I didn't, nope {deep breath}.

Those fun owls are cut from the American Crafts Craft Fair design called Lucy Hootski...isn't that fun?!!! Cracks me UP! They are sitting on a SU heart shaped chipboard that I daubbed white craft ink on...waited impatiently for it to dry then smeared Crystal Effects on it so that I could then pour dazzling diamonds on it. Everything is on glue dot pop dots...the chipboard heart is actually on double decker ones :)The buttons are my SEI after Christmas buy {sue-pah cheap!}..I've been really into making sentiment-less cards...

Remember to check back this weekend...I'll have some super blog candy up for grabs and you know what Sunday is....365 Cards Sketchy Sunday!!!

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paper: american crafts, speckletone kraft, stampin' up ruby red accessories: stampin' up chipboard, crystal effects, dazzling diamonds, sei buttons, stampin' up scallop border punch, rabom ribbon

44 comments:

  1. Oooh... love this owls!!! Cute card!!!

    Greetings,
    Saskia

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  2. Oh my gosh, this is adorable. I love the pp. My daughter (she is a 1st yr 3rd grade teacher) and I are currently on an owl kick. I just love your quirky, cheery style!

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  3. Good heavens, this is incredible!

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  4. So cute! I'm like you, trying so hard not to buy too many of something when I like it!

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  5. oooooh I totally love this card Amy, what amazing paper and love those owls, your cards are just fabulous!! :) ♥

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  6. Oh my what an adorable card! Love those two cute little owls and that paper is yummo! :D I really love the chipboard heart too...so sparkly! :D

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  7. Two words..Dawn Mcvey (I think thats how you spell he name)this reminds me of her style!

    So cute Amy~ Super PP and the owls are a *hoot*!! :)

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  8. I just love it!!! I made a card with owls yesterday too!!! I ♥♥♥ owls!!! Would you just move to Florida and live next door to me!!! hahha

    Have a good day today!!!

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  9. Love this card, the owls are so cute!
    Martha

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  10. You are right! Those owls are so super cute. Love looking at your projects.

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  11. Gotta love those owls and I love that paper too! Nice job on only getting 3 sheets of paper - you're a stronger woman than I am :).

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  12. Oh my gosh...this is adorable Amy!! Love the owls, pretty paper, and buttons!!

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  13. Oh Amy, man I just love ya! Crack me up to no end! I'm so with you on the need 3, buy 6. This owl card is so much fun. I love the placement and focus. Such a great job!

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  14. hang on, hang on--you're saying you CUT INTO brand new AC paper of which there is only a very limited supply??! ok lady: WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT HAVE YA DONE WITH *amy*??!??!? (lol) :)

    gorgeous, gorgeous card--so fun...so fab...so *YOU*!!! (except for the whole un-hoardy part, that is!)

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  15. You should have bought more! This is gorgeous paper! Love this cutie layout too ~♥~

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  16. What a cute, cute card & I don't see how you only managed 3 sheets.....I would have bought more:)

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  17. LOVE this!!!! Simply brilliant:)
    Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
    Laura

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  18. What an adorable card! Those owls are just the cutest! It's so hard to resist the pretty stuff.

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  19. Had to laugh at your story, of course you have to buy 6 because what if you run out? How cute is this card, love it!

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  20. This is so fun, funky and cute! Love it!

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  21. Amy! You're too funny. Okay you know me and paper. I just can't enough. I always tell myself "just a few"...end up with a hundred. heehee. If you only knew how many times I went back to one of our local scrapbooking store that's closing. I still want to go back. Everytime I come in, the lady behind the counter goes,"oh no it's the Basic Grey lady". Ok now what does that tell u....scary. lol. I love your card. I love AC paper. I had to get that collection. It's too cute.

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  22. Fabulous layout and colors! Love the dimension.

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  23. ooooh gorgeous card !!! I love these AC-papers !!

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  24. Love your card, Amy!!! Gorgeous!

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  25. Just adore this to peices Amy :) Kim

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  26. love the LO and the background story...I'd been soooo good not buying any DP as my stash is HUGE but I just HAD to buy a pad of DCVW papers the other day with the coolest owl papers in it...just HAD to..lol

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  27. I adore your card today, Amy and your story. Since I have been to YOUR Ben's I can just picture you roaming the aisles...have a wonderful weekend

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  28. Too stinkin' CUTE!
    I can tell ya I am soo in love with those new AC papers! I limited myself to just 4 pieces, but man was that hard!

    Have a great weekend!
    Heidi

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  29. YOU are a hoot! Guess who else bought that American crafts paper....lol! YUP!! You are so good to use it up! I love your analogy of you and your uncle....cute...I think I might be like that with someone in my family - no all of my family is like that! lol

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  30. You are so right...too stinkin cute :)

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  31. Love the owls!!! Very cute card and bright and cheery too!! TFS

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  32. Adorable! Love the owls on the heart, and the scallops, and your new paper!

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  33. Whoot whoot! Super cute!!!

    My grandpa's like your uncle. I like buying more (craft) stuff than I need but it's fun :p My grandpa will for sure not like it :P

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  34. cute story and equally cute card. Congrats on being part of the Fab 5! + 5.
    Hugs
    Kazan

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  35. Cute card!! Congrats on being one of the fab 5+5!!

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  36. Oooh! Good find on the paper! I LOVE it! Your card is super cute! Thanks for playing along with the sketch!

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  37. Ha, I missed this posting...well I wasn't doing that much blog hopping in March...I really relate with your comment...when I see something I want, I love, I need I buy way more than I should because if i like it I don't want to run out. I love this owl card...I am on an owl kick because my daughter is a 3rd grade teacher and she loves owls. You are such a hoot Amy, I just love following your creative endeavors.

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Cheers,
~amy~