Saturday, February 2, 2013

OWH Groundhog's Day Blog Skip

Hello! Welcome to my stop on the Operation Write Home Groundhog's Day blog skip!  I am honored that I was asked to participate in this skip! The theme for today--CRITTER cards--what fun!

If you want to start at the beginning go to http://operationwritehome.org/starsandstamps/.

 Did you come from Jan's blog http://www.jans-gonestampin.blogspot.com/   ...I am always in awe of Jan's talent!  You do not want to miss her stop on the skip!

I decided to make 2 cards-the first using the Cricut.
The elephant and the sentiment were cut from Everyday Pop-Up Cards. The patterned paper is BoBunny soft shades double dot designs and all the solid cardstock is DCVW. I kept the card pretty simple because the elephant is on an action wobble! He balances oh so carefully on his stand! Making him wobble is simply fun!

My next card features one of my favorite companies...My Favorite Things!



I stamped this cheeky little monkey on copic x-press it blending card and colored his face, ears and belly with a few colors of copics. I stamped him again on some fuzzy paper that has been in my stash for over 10 years! The black ink showed well enough for me to cut him out but the tail was too tiny so I hand cut a larger tail! I stamped a lot of the bananas and colored them in with a yellow glaze pen.

The patterned papers are from My Mind's Eye Darling Dear and the solid red cardstock is DCVW. I used Spellbinders dies for the main image. The rhinestones are Queen and Co and the punches for the sentiment are from Stampin' Up. I layered 3 cuts of the rick rack to form the bottom border and I believe the die is from PTI.

 
I hope you enjoyed the skip! Please try to spend some time at the OWH site to see the challenges, tutorials, videos and fun! Our troops deserve the best and that is what they get from OWH! 

And to thank you for stopping by, I have some goodies to share! All you have to do is leave a comment so I know you visited my blog!  I will draw a winner on Saturday 2/9/13.



The sweet stamp is from Unity, 4 memento inks- a must with copics- and a Quickie Glue pen-perfect for adhering those tiny pieces- like in the stand in the elephant card. And how about 5 action wobbles? Just leave a comment!

Your next stop will be the fabulous Julie, who organized this great blog skip!Big thanks to Julie!   http://www.handmadebyjulie.com/?p=3242  


Thanks for visiting! Take care and craft on!
Diane

60 comments:

  1. LOVE the elephant! Great shading and colorway.

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  2. I too like the shaded look on the elephant card - really pops.

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  3. Fantastic cards! Looks like all of your critters are lined up for circus performance. Bravo!

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  4. I love your critters, especially the monkey with the bananas! Who wouldn't want to receive such cute cards. Thanks for participating in the blog and sharing your talent. mirthmaker at dslextreme dot com

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  5. very fun cards - thanks for sharing - I bought some wobbles - I wonder where I put them

    Barb Housner

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  6. Super cute cards! That elephant is priceless perched on the stand, and the monkey is just too cute! Thanks for sharing!
    Angi
    angijrankin@gmail.com

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  7. Great skip love the cards and thanks for the chance to win

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  8. Fun cards...the vertical stip on the first add that circus feel...tfs!!!
    lough855ataoldotcom

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  9. The card with the little boy in the monkey suit reminds me of my grandson!!! Love it!!! radloff jen at cableone dot net (no spaces)...

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  10. Both are great cards, thanks for sharing!

    thestampster at aol dot com

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  11. Love both cards. Great cards for our hero to send to their kids. What kid wouldn't like to get an elephant or monkey card? Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

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  12. Forgot my email in above post KJColgan@ Hotmail.com

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  13. Super cute cards, but I must get that cart for that ellie!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  14. Oh my, what a neat thank you card that elephant is - that would show you REALLY appreciate someone!

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  15. I like how the elephant wobbles and love the dot paper you used. Thanks for sharing.
    rkscholz at yahoo dot com

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  16. What fun cards you created. They are sure to bring lots of smiles.

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  17. cute card .. love the monkey! thanks for sharing

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  18. Great cards Diane! I'm partial to elephants so I LOVE that one =) Thanks for offering blog candy today too!

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  19. Love how you used the elephant cut out. The background papers are perfect for him!

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  20. Hi Diane! What great, fun cards for kids! I like the vintage circus feel of the elephant and sentiment. Thanks for inspiring us! I don't need to be in the blog candy drawing; just wanted to leave some love.

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  21. Your cards are adorable. I like the fuzzy monkey. :-)
    april_story at hotmail dot com

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  22. These are so cute! Doesn't it feel good to put that old paper to use. :) What a cute monkey you made out of him! I love your elephant and I wish I could see him wobble, I bet it is hours of fun! But I am easily amused like that!! Happy Blog-Skipping day!!

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  23. Both of your cards are adorable and their sentiments fit the critters perfectly! TFS

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  24. Great cards! Love the monkey and that paper is awesome!! Some one is going to love the wobbling elephant too!

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  25. These are great cards! I love puny cards, and you did a fantastic job!

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  26. Awesome cards, Diane! How clever to put that elephant on a wobbler! I bet it's so cute when it wobbles. Love that fuzzy monkey too! Great job on these! Thanks so much for participating in our skip today!

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  27. Great elephant card--love the polka dot papers. Cute fuzzy monkey card--I like all the bananas.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  28. I love both of your cards. Wow! The monkey card took alot of effort and it really paid off! Thanks for sharing your talents with us today!

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  29. Very cute! Monkeys always make me smile.

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  30. Terrific work! I have never seen the action wobbles in person but can imagine that it adds a totally fun dimension to cards... and I bet the kids love 'em. The fur on the monkey and those glossy accented bananas are nice too. It's the unexpected little details that make cards like these so much fun for the recipients! Thanks for playing in today's OWH skip.

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  31. Too cute and once again today I'm reminded that I MUST drag out my Cricut more often! If not the larger Expressions, at least the original one! Because that elephant is darling and I love the idea of making it wobble. As for the monkey. . . wow! As Cheryl said, you put a LOT of work into that card and it totally paid off. The fuzzy paper is too cool, but what nailed it for me was the gloss on the bananas! Super, super cards!

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  32. The action wobble elephant is so fun! I like the pattern papers you chose, too. Love all the details in the monkey card. Very special. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Very cute cards. I love the sentiment with the elephant. Pat Kinkaid

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  34. Love your cards. I have to try that wobbles technique soon.

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  35. Love the elephant card so sweet. Great color combos.

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  36. Love the elephant card, even though I can't see him wobble. The sentiment is wonderful.
    annjerryk at aol dot com

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  37. The elephant card ~ a true trophey of thanks for a lucky recipient!
    Mary in Wausau, WI
    mittie-babe at charter dot net :)

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  38. Cute. I have not heard of a wobble card. It is unique and I am sure some little one will be delighted with it. TFS

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  39. Thanks for sharing the elephant wobble card.... first time I've ever seen or heard of that. Great sentiment too!
    dm dot allnock at verizon dot net

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  40. What cute cards ! The elephant card is adorable! LOVE your prize offering, too. I love me some Unity stamps!!!
    jmueller409 AT Yahoo Dot com

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  41. These are adorable. Going to have to check out action wobbles -- those are new to me. Love the fuzzy paper you used for the monkey. TFS!

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  42. Thank you for sharing your cards! I love those bananas!! This has been a fun skip!

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  43. I have that cart! I'll have to get it for some playtime tomorrow.Thanks for the ideas. I love both cards!

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  44. Great cards! Love the idea of a 'wobbly' elephant!! Thanks for sharing.......

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  45. What fun cards!! Whoever is lucky enough to get them is going to love 'em...don't know which is more fun the "woobly" elephant or the fuzzy monkey?! Thanks so much for your support of OWH! You're right our Heroes deserve the best we can give them.
    R/

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  46. Loved the cards. Very imaginative use of the action elephant. Paper choices are great also.

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  47. TFS these cute creations and the opp'y to win some candy. Love all the details with the wobbly elephant and fuzzy monkey.

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  48. Excellent use of the fuzzy paper! My niece loves monkeys and I have started several cards for her, but may just re-direct them to OWH since I haven't added the sentiments yet. Thanks!

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  49. What cute cards - love the wobble with the elephant and the colors you chose (I LOVE dots!), and the texture on the monkey card is just too much fun! Thank you for sharing, a chance to win some candy and most importantly, for all you do to support OWH! aundriab at yahoo dot com

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  50. Those are such great sentiments for the images you chose! TFS!

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  51. You Cricut owners make the cutest things ! I can't decide which one I like best. They are both great. Love the rickrack border. Thanks for the chance for your blog candy - looks wonderful.

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  52. These critters are adorable Diane. Your special touches like the furry paper, glossy accents and Wobbles really makes your cards special and adds so much. I've never heard of Wobbles, but imagine they would be fun on a card. Thanks for participating in the skip!

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