Thursday, August 5, 2010

you're an aunt ♥

When we were living in San Diego, I met someone who kept birds as pets. Until that time, I'd never met anyone who had a bird as a pet. Of course, birds are everywhere every day but I never really paid much attention to them until I got see them up close. For example, I had a toucan sit on my arm in Costa Rica and you'd never believe how light they are considering their size! With a beak that size, I guess they'd never be able to fly if they weren't light. Since I entered the craft blogosphere and started working with avian images and seeing the beautiful work that everyone produces with them, I started admiring birds more and more! As you know, I have a panda obsession and keep a close eye on the PandaCam at the San Diego Zoo, especially when there's a new cub. Well, my friend Anna recently sent me a webcam link to watch an owl named Molly. Molly's four eggs will soon hatch into owlets! Based on the owl images I'm used to - mostly cartoons - I was a bit surprised to see what a real owl looked like. LOL It just goes to show that you can learn something new every day!

I made this card for Anna because she's going to be an aunt any day now. Today would've normally been a Pink Cat Studio digi release so I decided to use this cute Baby Owl digi to make a card for Anna. This card is also for this week's CAS78 Challenge to use polka dots. I hadn't used this particular digi or background image from Background Basics: Retro so you're seeing two new things in my repertoire. I used a variety of words and letters from three other PTI sets to create the sentiment on the side. I blinged up the centres of the dots and, after colouring the owl with my Copics, popped it on with dimensionals. That's not an ink smudge at the bottom of the card, just dark fibres in the cardstock (which I'm going to continue calling kraft until I actually use the new crumb cake). Thanks for stopping by today to have a look!

P.S. I'm feeling much better today after having a really big vodka martini with three olives last night. I'm looking forward to another one this evening. ;) The other good news is that my father-in-law is recovering just fine from an infection. Thanks for all your well wishes!

Sources: SU Kraft cardstock; GinaK 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Pink Cat Studio Baby Owl; PTI Background Basics: Retro; PTI Tiny Treats: Valentine; PTI Simple Alphabet; PTI Outlines Alphabet; SU Summer Sun, Taken With Teal & Basic Gray inks; Vivid Red ink; Memento Rich Cocoa & Tuxedo Black inks; Ranger Diamond Stickles; Glue Dots pop up relief


mustavcoffee said...

Great card Emily, love the contrast between the owl and the background , really makes him pop!
Also love how you've used the letters, very clever! Glad that your Father-in-law is making a good recovery, enjoy your martini :) xx

Lynn said...

So glad your father-in-law is feeling better and that you are too! Love this the stickles in the backgroun!!

Tammy said...

This is adorable!

Elise said...

Hello, darling and crafty one! Your post is killing me - you are so funny! I can imagine how odd it must have seemed after your experiences with birds! I've been REALLY thinking about how many bird images are SMOKING hot in paper crafting these days - it's amazing! But there's ALWAYS going to be something so pleasing and amazing about good old owls... AND then there's your use of this darling one! It's ADORABLE! What darling work! You are truly wonderful! Great work, sweetie pie!

Angela said...

I'm glad life is going a bit better...and that some vodka has come your way :)
Very cute card. Love the overlapping letters and the cutie owl!
I love birds, but they freak me right out if they come too close. Yikes. Give me bird stamps any day :)

Meg said...

First of all, glad to hear your FIL is doing better. Maybe he just had a craving for some more hospital food! And glad to hear you had some nice relaxing martinis!

This card is just another adorable Emily creation! Love your retro blinged polka dots and of course your fun lettering and three cheers for spelling "you're" correctly!

So you're telling me that owls do not have diapers and pacifiers in real life? Huh. ;)

Donna E. said...

hi :) thanks for leaving such sweet comments on my blog... visited earlier actually sunghee mentioned you to me :D

your cards are simply fabulous! looking forward getting to know you more :)

Karen B. said...

What an absolutely cute card! Great colors and composition.

Anonymous said...

Emily, I'm so sorry to hear you've had such a rough couple of days but am glad to read that you're feeling a bit better now.

I love your card! The blinged up dots are fabulous, and I love the way you layered the letters. Cute owl image too! x

itsabrt said...

Emily this card is fantastic! I love the craft stock and awesome background! I am glad you a feeling better and absolutely to be able to work along side you as A Pink Cat Studio ! Beth

suzARTe said...

hi Emily,
firstly I absolutely love this card, ever so cute. I am glad your feeling better and that Vodka Martini is just what you needed, I might just have one myself.
about the chipboard bicycle-its made by 2CRAFTY,their website is, I am not sure if you can order from them but if you want me to post it to you I am more than happy to do so,