Thursday, February 7, 2013

Sunshine, Sprinkles, Owls and Adoptions...Oh, My!

Hi stampers! The title of my post is a little random, I know. Hopefully it makes sense by the time you get to the end. I'm in a sassy mood today as I had the day off and was wicked productive. Don't you love days like that? I got a LOT scratched off my never-ending "to do" list, including cleaning up my stamp studio. I was a little scared to go in there, as it looked like the Tasmanian Devil ripped through there recently. Not a joke, by-the-way. It was BAD! 
I was so happy that my space was fresh and clean, I celebrated by...getting it messy again and making some cards today. Oh well! I made this card after seeing the awesome sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, created by the amazingly talented Cindy Hall. I got to meet Cindy at SU Convention last year, which was pretty cool! 

When I get really excited about creating, I always reach for bright and cheerful colors. The Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Paper (from the SU! Spring catalog) is one of my absolute favorites right now. I couldn't decide which stamps to use and after staring at my collection for longer then I truly needed to, I abandoned that thought completely and went to my punches. WHOOOO loves owls? This girl does! I've listed all of the supplies I used at the end of the post. 
So what's up with that "adoption" in the title of my post? Well, if you are a regular visitor to my blog, you know that my husband and I have been fostering a dog from the city shelter since last September. After many months of unsuccessful (and some very creepy) adoption inquiries, we decided that Mr. Oscar had already found his home...with us! So we went ahead and made it official last week. Thank you to everyone who has been inquiring about him for an update. Oscar (he is the one on the right) is super excited to be part of the family and so are we!
Until next time...Have a very HAPPY day today! :) 

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Stampin' Up! Supply List
Stamps: Owl Together Now (retired)
Paper: Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP (Spring catty), Brights Designer Series Paper Stack, Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight Old Olive and Whisper White card stock 
Ink: Basic Black Classic ink
Punches: Owl Builder Punch, Bird Builder Punch (branches), Large Oval Punch and Modern Label Punch
Accessories: Cloudy Day Embossing Folder (Spring catty), Melon Mambo 3/8" Striped Organdy Ribbon (Spring catty), Big Shot, Basic Rhinestones and Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. Aw, this little dude is cute! ANd congrats on your adoption!!! Your pets are so very lucky!

  2. Ah, there is nothing better than a productive day, especially when stamping is involved! Congratulations on adopting Oscar...he's a super looking dog and I'm sure he will be a wonderful addition to your family!

  3. Such a cute card Anne Marie! The happy colors and playful design refelct your sassy mood!! Yay for Mr. Oscar, he's a lucky little fella ~ give him a pat on the head from me ;)

  4. What an adorable card! Love the bright colors! And congratulations on your newest addition, I know Oscar is a very happy guy knowing he has a forever home with you! I have to tell you, your house is starting to look like mine! I do Golden Retriever rescue and currently have 4 Goldens of my own, two terriers, and a foster Golden (who we all know will not be leaving, lol!), and 4 cats! You are definitely catching up with me! I know your house is a very happy place!

  5. Sweet and sassy - just like those adorable pups!

  6. Ann Marie your punch art card is adorable. I LOVE owls too! In fact Hootie is my blog mascot but Owlove your hootie too!
    Congrats on your new family member ... however, I'm sure Mr. Oscar is not as excited as you as he figured he was aLready adopted! ...and too stinkin' happy! hugs.

  7. Gosh, I don't know where to start, Ann Marie! First, blessings on you for your new addition of Oscar! Those two are adorable and look like brothers from another mother!

    Your bright and cheerful owl card is a winner in my book! Such a perfect take on that sketch from FMS and one I am keeping in my CASE faves!!

  8. This card is so amazing. I never cease to be awed by your details and color coordination. I love the papers, the embossing, the little heart on the owl... and the list goes on and on! It was so great to meet you, too, and I'm so grateful for your kind words! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  9. Congrats!!!!!!!!! What a lucky boy!!! We call you foster failures :)

    But isn't it the greatest :)

    Now you just gotta get him up on the sidebar :)

  10. Love that owl punch, it looks great with the paper and ribbon from the Spring Catalog.


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Anne Marie