Owl Cuteness

Hey friends. What a whirlwind week for me. Last night was the Passover seder, so there was a lot to prepare. We had a great time celebrating with some friends here. And today is all about appointments – hair cut, that sort of thing – and tomorrow, off to London for a week! Haven’t packed a thing & to do list is a mile long before we head off, but that is just life lately!

Onto today’s card. I saw the stencil challenge at Virginia’s View and knew I wanted to play along. I have gained quite the collection of stencils in the last few months and don’t put them to good use often enough. I also love embossing paste, but never get around to using it – what a cool medium though! Love what you can achieve with it.


For this card, I used a Heidi Swapp star/heart stencil to create the cascading stars. I tinted the embossing paste yellow with a Papertrey Ink re-inker. I chose the dark grey cardstock to create a nighttime feel for my little owl. I did cover the stars with Wink of Stella, but it is very hard to see on the pictures – in real life it has just a touch of sparkle though.

Thanks so much for visiting today & have a great week!

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Simon Says Stamp Card Kit challenge

So, today is all about the February Simon Says Stamp card kit. I love these kits, but always feel a little disappointed that I don’t make more with them.

I set myself a goal to see how many cards I could make in 45 minutes – time is precious around here! Turns out – not that many. I completed one, and made decent progress on 2 others. Within an hour & a half I had 3 done. I assumed I would make at least 3-4 within 45 minutes, so it was a little bit of a reality check to see how much time I actually need to make something. Something to work on I suppose!

I think I’ll give myself this challenge again sometime soon with a past Studio Calico kit that I haven’t put to good use. It is a useful exercise in pushing yourself to really create with the kits – a lot of the time I just absorb the materials into my stash :-)
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