Tuesday, August 5, 2014

What a Hoot: It's a Card for a Challenge!

August really crept up on me ... and it's one of my favorite months of the year. Why?  The month includes not only my birthday, but also that of my daughter Emily, my brother Ed, and two of my very best friends (and longest term) friends in the world -- Kat MacMurray (50 years anniversary of friendship next month!!) and Star Sitron (35 years of friendship this month!) 

...and also, Close To My Heart has unveiled its new Annual Inspirations Book, including the cutest Stamp of the Month, "What a Hoot". 

Let me first show you a card I've made for a challenge with other CTMH Sisters called the Atlantic Hearts team, based in Canada:



I designed a whimsical approach to the owl stamp, in a "See No Evil, Speak No Evil, Hear No Evil" look, following the sketch the Atlantic Hearts team (hi Darla and Michelle!) put together. 

I also have made four other cards using this stamp set:

 
 

To get this fabulous Stamp of the Month, it's just $5.00 with a qualifying $50 order from Close To My Heart (including the really cute Pathfinder paper pack ($9.95) I used for these cards).  Go visit my CTMH site to see what appeals ... maybe the new ShinHan Art Touch Twin markers ($5.95 each) I used to color these?  My site is at http://cardmonkey.ctmh.com

DeFiaNtLy DiFfeReNt & CreAtiVeLy Yours,

15 comments:

Laura said...

I love this card (and the other ones also) .. It's so darn cute..
thanks for joining us at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
Laura D.

Michelle Stewart said...

Totally cute, and it's about time you joined your Canadian sister's challenge. Well done! I love it and new what your approach was before I even clicked on your blog link. Love it as well as your other creations. Thank you for playing along with us at AHSC.

Michelle said...

so cute!! what a great card for you and your friends....which one will u give it to?? thank you for sharing with us at AHSC!! :)

Brandi said...

Great card, I love those little owls. Thanks for joining us at AHSC!

Lisa Mensing said...

This is super cute! Love the hoot owls and DPs. Thank you for joining us at Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge.

Shawnee Penkacik said...

These owls are so cute!! I love the lettering on your card as well. Congratulations on your friendship. :)

Kristen Torres said...

This is the cutest card! The owls are wonderful! -Kristen AHSC :-)

Candra Holmes said...

All of your cards are fabulous! Thank you for playing along with us at AHSC.

Alyson Mayo said...

I LOVE the concept of "speak, hear see no evil" done with the owls! Way too cute! Great use of the sketch and lucky person who receives this card :) Thanks for playing along with AHSC.

Barbara Himelman said...

Ellen, what a great take on this weeks sketch. The owls are super cute. Awesome job ! thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge !

Stephanie K said...

This card is super cute - love the owls! Thanks for joining us at AHSC this week, please come back to play again soon!

fresh.by jess said...

I just love your card! You did such a great job with the SOTM! :) So cute! Thanks for playing along at AHSC!

Cathy said...

I love your card Ellen, what a cute idea for the hear see and speak no evil.lol
thanks for sharing in the AHSC.
cathyplus5.blogspot.com

Lauren Moore said...

What a fun and cute owl card, love your playful take on the three of them! Thanks for playing with AHSC this week.

Linda Norman said...

What an adorable card! Love the hear, see, say no evil idea!

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