Saturday, July 26, 2014

Lollydoodle Owls and more

I made these cards on February 9th. I was having a blast with my Lollydoodle paper. But 12 weeks on a real-life job OT project interrupted my fun, so you get to see them now!

I really had a great time making these. The photos do not do them justice. The browns and grays and pink and greens go so well together!

The first card uses Banner Wishes, which will still be available in the new catalog.  I stamped it with Versamark and used Brown Embossing Powder.

I also used the Chevron Embossing Folder on Slate paper behind the sentiment.

I used Embossing Folders in an ancient Sizzix, and had to cut 1/4" off each side. But they work great!

The Ribbon is contrabrand Stampin'Up, but the color worked well, so, it made a cute card!

Lollydoodle with SU (gasp) owl!!! SO CUTE!
I used the Lollydoodle paper with a little punched SU owl sent by a good stamping friend, and this card also came out fabulously!

I used the zip strip with leaves on the card, and a white gel pen to accent the layer I cut from slate paper using my Artiste Cricut Cartridge. I LOVE that cartridge!!!

The sentiment is from the June13 SOTM, A Flowering Bunch. I tend to use it a lot. I think it's just the right size.  

After all of that fun, I started cutting owls from my Lollydoodle paper using the exclusive CTMH Artiste Cricut cartridge. I made several parts and pieces and laid out a few different adorable owls for future cards.
Lollydoodle Owls using the exclusive CTMH Artiste cartridge!
Lollydoodle Owl Card
Here is ONE of the cards.  And after that, my friends, is when REAL LIFE stepped in and I worked 80 hours a week for the next 12 weeks.  

Since then, I have been catching up on life events, you know, like cleaning, yardwork, and paying the taxes - YES, we filed an extension...and just trying to recuperate in general.  I have one more little project this summer, and then I am taking a FULL week off to STAMP MY HEART out.  

It's great that it will happen when the new Annual Inspirations catalog is out!

Until then, I will be playing with limited time, so, thank for looking and see you soon!


  1. These owls are really and very cute!
    Great cards...thanks for stopping by my blog...visits are always appreciated!

    1. Thank you, Mo...I've missed being online and crafting. Have a great nite!