Wednesday, February 9, 2011

owl love triangle

Happy Tuesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog, snow and some extreme cold are the order of the day here in Pittsburgh.

Our overnight temperature is going to be just 5 degrees.

The next 3 days will be very cold. Well it is February and this is the type of temps we usually get this time of year.

I just get concerned for the school kids standing out in the bitter temps waiting for their school buses. Some of our schools have called a 2 hour delay but not all of them.
I hope my grandsons bundle up. Our little one, Ethan,  runs warm all the time so he doesn't even like wearing a winter coat. Go figure!!

****My blue hydrangea card was picked as one of the shining stars over on the stampin sisters in Christ blog. I was excited to get that bit of good news today.****

My card for today covers several challenges. I wanted to make a love card but something a little different. So I pulled out my owl punch and set off to create. Someone over on splitcoaststampers remarked this looked like a love triangle. I laughed at that remark. I used it as my post title.

The color challenge on splitcoaststampers this week called for some unusual colors. Not quite navy, daffodil delight (yellow) and cajun craze (like chili powder).

 Karen, our hostess wanted to make it a real challenge. That's how I decided to use my owl punch and make a trio of owls in the required colors.

I had some designer paper in my stash from cloud 9 that works perfectly with the cajun craze color. That helped me decide what the card base would be.
The owls would be done in each of the challenge colors.

The layout for my card came from the sweet stop sketch blog.   This is my first time playing along with their challenge.

To complete the requirements for this sketch, I used some daffodil delight seam binding and the long rectangle layer is done in cajun craze. I used a spellbinders impressabilities die for some added texture here.

My text block is from the cloud 9 "cinnamon" collection. It is a rub-on.

That completed this card. Here are a few other challenges that I am entering:

1.  A spoonful of sugar blog wants us to show some love. There are 5 punched hearts on my card.

2.  The oldie but goodie blog wants us to add a heart. I am good with my 5 hearts.

3.  The simon says stamp and show blog wants us to use some embossing. My rectangle panel is done with a spellbinders impressabilities die "circles".

Time to dim the lights in charmed life land for another day. Until next time.......

card recipe:
paper: su nqn, cajun craze, daffodil delight,ww, su dsp,cloud 9 dsp

accessories: su 2 step owl punch, 2 step bird punch, nesties, cloud 9 rub-ons


  1. Mary I love this!! Those cute pieced owls are so fun and perfect with the stripes!

  2. This is just SO darling with those cute owls Mary! We're in a deep freeze here in MA today too!

  3. Absolutely adorable Mary! Love those owls!

  4. Adorable card! I love these owls! Colors look so nice together! You did an amazing job with the challenge!
    Thank you so much for visiting my blog. :)

  5. Those owls are just adorable, Mary! I love how you have their eyes turning toward each other. Keep warm!

  6. Oh my gosh! How cute is this! I love how they are perched on the branch! Perfect layout!

  7. Such a lovely card

    Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie challenge this fortnight and good luck!


  8. You so made me smile with this card!!! I love those owls. Fabulous and fun!!! Hugs, Congrats on your blue Hydrangea card, it is beautiful!!! Hugs,

  9. Oh my goodness! I LOVE those owls!!! Adorable card!

  10. Fab entry, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  11. Thank you for posting a comment on my blog! You are so sweet! I was wondering if your wise ole owl trio are singing in tune! :)

  12. What a great idea to make each owl a different color in the CC! Your little trio of sweet owls is just too cute! Thought of you and your family as the Steelers were behind...guessed you weren't waving your towels as much as you had hoped - lol! I was at work and couldn't watch it directly. I could only keep up with a written play by play blog.

  13. Such a cute card. Your owls are huggable and I think it was a great idea to use the owls for the colour challenge.

  14. Cute owls! I like that each is a different color. A beautiful scene :)

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!


  15. Oh this is just darling. Love the little row of colorful owls, so fun.
    Sorry to hear about the Cold temps. It's been fairly decent here so I'm not complaining.

  16. I love the owls in the different colors! Too cute.

  17. The trio of owls is super cute and very coolio!

  18. Your card is wonderful Mary, love the coloured owls and your embossing is lovely!
    The Design Team & I are so pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you
    HuGs Kim :)

  19. What great colors and they are just perfect for those sweet little owls...this is such an adorable card, Mary!!!!



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