"When our eyes see our hands doing the works of out hearts, the circle of creation is completed inside us, the doors of our soul flies open and love steps forth to heal everything in signt"

-- Michael Bridge

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Lawnscaping #8 - 2nd Entry

Back again today. Really making up for those two weeks I was M.I.A. ;). Hope your week has been good to you so far. Today is my Friday, which always makes me ecstatic!!! I work four 10 hour days and have Friday, Saturday, and Sunday off. Thank God, but I’m pooped by the end of today, I’ll tell you that.

Today I wanted to share what would've been my 2nd entry into the Lawnscaping #8 Challenge. It was due by yesterday, but I wanted to share it with ya today anyway:

I just can’t ever get enough adorable Owls. I love them all. I really, REALLY want the Lawn Fawn Critters in the Forest stamp set - I love all of those little critters included in the set, especially that Owl!!! I’ll have to wait it out though :(. Must stay on my budget. Anyway, I used this adorable Hampton Arts Owl Stamp instead. I got it a while ago from my A.C. Moore trip. That store seriously rocks for stamps & stamp goodies!!! I’ve only been there once (it’s a little far away from me), but do plan on visiting again someday.

I had a lot of fun with this card. It’s for my Grandma who lives in Upstate NY. I’ve gotten a BUNCH of cards from her this past month. One for my son’s B-Day, one for my Anniversary, a congrats card for my son (for getting Student of the Month), Easter Cards for the kids, and now my hubby’s birthday (which was yesterday). I decided it was time I send her one back! I’m over due, I guess. I think I get my love making people smile through sending cards from her ;). Here’s a look at the finished product:

and a wonky view... for the dimensions:

I thought this paper {October Afternoon’s “Seaside” - from an 8x8 pack} was a perfect choice for this card - so bright and fun!! It’s still pretty chilly up her way, so I thought this would remind her that the warm weather will come soon. I used the map page inside the Polaroid because it makes me think the owl’s taking a balloon ride from FL to NYC ;)... I wish.

I picked up those awesome (Fiscars) Cloud punches last weekend (YAY for punches being 40% off at Joanne Fabrics!!) And decided this was the perfect card to use them on. I popped one of them up with foamies, then paper pieced the owl’s balloon (3 times!!) and also popped them up (3 times!!) - and attached them to the owl with bakers twine from The Twinery and a glue dot around his hand. I like it. Came out c-ute!

That’s probably all for me for the week. I’ll be foot loose & fancy free until Monday. Hopefully creating up a storm - when I’m not playing with my family, of course ;). Have a great weekend!!!


  1. This is such a sweet card, Heather! :o) I love that adorable little owl, and I'm getting cute overload from your patterned clouds and heart-shaped balloon!!

  2. Awe! This card is a cutie! Thanks for your comment on my little notebook. My son also adores Star Wars. He was Darth Vader for Halloween - such a cute liitle thing!

  3. Squeal! So CUTE!! That little owl is adorable, and I love the dimension on the balloon. You're right that the pp work perfectly with this card! :)

  4. Eek! How cute is this. Love everything about this!!! Love your owl, the patterned paper and the dimension! This is awesome!!!

  5. Very cute card and blog. I found your blog through Made by Momo's follower post. I am following now and look forward to seeing more of your creations! =)