Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom--- Hope It's A Hoot!

Well, as you might have heard, yesterday was my mamacita's birthday. I tried to play that - oh gosh - she has to be so young to be my mom -- and what does she do? She blurts how OLD she is!! LOL! Sorry mom, I just had to!! I know you're really not THAT old! LOL!

I wanted to show this card ON her birthday but I didn't know if it arrived. Didn't want to post when she hadn't even opened the card! I created this little number with Gina K. Design's new set Owl Always Love You. Isn't this guy a hoot? So stinkin' cute!

The card itself is pretty simple - patterned paper, circle cut from the front of my card with my circle Nestabilities, frame created with the circle and scallop run through my Wizard at the same time and then stamp the owl so that it peeks through the window! The tag was created from Sizzix tag set. After I stamped the owl in permanent black ink, I colored him with Prismacolor pencils. Every now and then, I remember I have colored pencils!! I blended the color with odorless mineral spirits.

Here's a close up! The owl and branch was outlined with a really pale brown marker just to make it pop a bit! You can see too that I peirced the scallop as well! AND added bling to the flower centers! The inside is the best - this set has the cutest sayings EVER!
Come to find out my mom did have a good birthday! Thanks to all who dropped in or left comments here for her! She LOVED them!!

Until tomorrow! Have a fabulous day!


“You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

9 comments:

Chris said...

Julie,
That is such a cute card. I am loving that stamp set too. It's one of the first ones that I have purchased from Gina K. I am sure that I will be purchasing more of her stamps. I posted a couple of cards using the same set on my blog today.
Have a good one.

Lesli said...

Fabulous job Julie! I love that stamp set by Gina K. I'm sure your mom loved her card!

Janine said...

Your Mom is one lucky lady!! To receive this card and have you as a daughter...

Jennifer Buck said...

This is adorable! I love it! Hope your mom has a wonderful birthday! TFS :)

Viv (VivLyn) said...

How cute! I think that GinaK set is so cute. I love the expression on the little owl faces. Your card is super!!!!

Hope said...

super cute card! I am sure she loved it.

LaY hOoN said...

Dear Julie, I love your way of communication between you and your mom. Both sharing the same interest.

Lovetostamp6 said...

Your card is just adorable Julie, LOVE the fun image and your coloring technique on the kraft CS.

Jennifer :)

Laurie in MN said...

The card is so cute I had to have the owl set. Today, I met Gina at the St. Paul Stamping Convention and bought my own set of owls.

Today was a gooood day!