Thursday, July 23, 2009

woot woot!

Happy Thursday!

Today is my day over on the 365 Cards blog and it is also my day to pick out an inspiration piece. I decided to go with this pillow from Anthropologie:

Here's the thing, I love pillows...they add such a nice pop of color & pattern to a room. It 'could' be an inexpensive fresher-upper to a room. Here's the other thing, pillows can be soooo expensive...I was at Pier 1 checking out their pillows for at least 30 minutes to leave with nothing...nada...either too expensive or just "not" right. Still on the look out for some for my living room...Anyways, here is my take on the inspiration pillow.



Okay, you really can't be too shocked that I used my sweet Hero Arts Owl...I didn't have anything else that was just perfect and come on now, who wouldn't love an owl on a pillow with pom pom trim??!!!! I stacked 2 butterflies together {blue/yellow: like on the inspiration pillow} to add some fun.

I had actually started this card over the weekend and never finished it...that was a mistake. I should have went with the flow and finished it up then. I revised this one a couple times last night....grrr...hate it when it doesn't flow...so when my mojo isn't flowing I fall back on what I love...clean & simple...oh yeah, and owls.

I'll be much better today...I'll have a fresh pair of contacts...hmmm...I was on week 5 on my last pair that are only for 2 weeks...yipes...I was wondering why my eyes were sooo sore and tired.

Okay, show me what you got ladies....hmmm...michelle will like this one, it has orange in it :)

40 comments:

Elaine said...

You mean "Hoot, hoot"!! LOL Great fun card, Amy! The pom poms are flirty & fun! Great colors too, Miss owl-lover! :)

Steph said...

Love the pom-poms and ...woo hoo ... an owl. xxxx

xiumaiyuki said...

How cute is that owl???!! Love those butterflies on his head...and the pom poms...so fun! I agree, those Pier 1 pillows are wayyyyy too expensive...even when they're on sale. :)

yyam said...

This is soooo cute! Love the tiny butterflies on the owl!

That pillow is beautiful too!

ivy said...

my fave---mr. owlie!

Dora said...

I'm in love with the Owl, yes I'm sure! Fabulous card Amy!!
hugs Dora

Latisha said...

How flipping fantastic is this!! So cute Amy!!

Ivolina said...

Very beautiful card. I like orange background and white ball lace.
I hope your eyes will be better.

Michelle said...

Amy,

What a FUN card.. The fringe cracked me up.. I am loving those owls and the stacked butterflies is so cool!

Mishy

Sherry Eckblad said...

Amy ~ I can see why you were having so much trouble on this one. I don't even know where to begin with my card, but I will give it the old college try. You did an excellent job with this one girlfriend.
Know what you mean about the contacts I am just finishing week 4 of a 2 week pair. But I always wear them for a month and then toss them out. My Bad.

Tina said...

wow, wow! What a great inspiration piece and your creation is gorgeous!

Janice said...

Beautiful! I bought poms and now can't find a project to use them.... I may have to CASE this one!
Don't know why they say after two weeks throw contacts out, I wear mine until I start to get headaches then it's time to replace!

Unknown said...

LOL I adore the orange Amy but orange and green together girl I struggled with it lol. But it is up there for all the world to see and I didn't see the two little butterflies on your card which is why I left mine off LMAO and then I read your actual post and saw that you indeed put them there. Now I feel bad lol. Too cute Amy, love it. The designer paper is lovely too.
Hugs
Michelle

Evelin said...

lol...you did a great job :) It's cute!

I'm gonna have to scratch my head many times for this challenge....me and orange don't really go along >.<

Becky Carafa said...

That pompom trim is perfect, love it!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome card, lady!! Hope you are well....
-t

PCM said...

Amy, that pompom trim is just too cool. Did you use a piece of tapestry fabric for your bg? I sure looks like you did and the fun way you stacked the butterflies. Wonderful challenge.

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Amy,
As usual terrific card perfect card for the inspiration pillow. I am loving that owl!!!

AUsome mom said...

FABulous!! I love those pom poms!! Hope life is being good to you :)

Allison Rankin said...

Terrificly cute and fun!

Barb said...

I think you've definitely nailed this inspiration challenge! Luvin' the pom poms, and the brocade paper is perfect!

Maricar said...

Amy,
This is yet another DARLING card. I like how you stamped the butterflies in two colors!

Sparkplug17 said...

Very cute! I love all the pompoms.

Kim said...

Too Cute! Luv the pom poms and that adorable green owl too! Great take on today's challenge... : )

Rose Ann said...

I love your big owl, pretty papers, and cute pom pom trim!! Fabulous card, Amy!!

Michelle Alejandro said...

Adorable! Love that inspiration and your interpretation, just wonderful!

Stacey said...

This is pom-pom-tastic Amy! Loving your work with your cute little owlie ~x~

Regina Easter said...

okay i think i am gonna go play today...love your owl...hugs

Unknown said...

Yowza!! Fab inspiration! And your card is just too stinkin' adorable! Love, love, LOVE it! Your place is secure as the mighty queen of the pom fringe!

So know what you mean about pillows...love them, but they can be so spendy! I bought my first sewing machine just so I could make my own!

(-: Heidi

claudia shadler said...

cute card Amy! the poms poms are super adorable as a frame! the owl is just to cute!

Clouds :D

Ann said...

Oooh, cute owlie, and of course I love the pom trim! And is that some old BG paper I spy? ;)

Carla said...

Fresh contact are a must! Love this fresh car, especially the layered butterfly-too cute!

Anonymous said...

This is way too cute!

Kelley Eubanks said...

I love the owl and the pom pom... so cute!! I don't know if you are an etsy shopper... I am not but hope to have time someday to be. I do know of a blog of a woman who sells pillows that she makes on etsy... here it is in case you want to check it out. May not be what you are looking for but... it also could be :)
http://xxsweetfancyxx.blogspot.com/

Martha said...

Beautiful!!! Love the owl of course :)
I am away for three weeks, so I will not be able to comment your cards! Sorry.
Bye,
Martha

Unknown said...

LOVE the pom poms - awesome card!!! :)

Angie Tieman said...

Love it!! The owl, the pom pom, it's toooo good! Great job with the pillow inspiration!

Mandy said...

what a great little owl! super cute project!!!

sideoats + scribbles said...

OH my, where to start! Love the owl + pom poms -- super duper over-the-top cute! And the little butterfly? What a perfect touch! Then there's the mushroom -- so fun! And the whirrrrrr card -- love it!

Savitri said...

Aaaah, the owl is adorable and the pom-poms... me likey!!