Monday, July 25, 2011

Sleeping Peacefully Tonight Because of You

Happy Monday evening, bloggers! I have a card to enter into Getting Cricky's Simply Sunday Challenge - Freedom Isn't Free. I think I still had the Operation Owl Blog Hop on my mind when I made this ;)
The background paper is from My Mind's Eye Love Notes stack. For the strip of red paper, I used the Tim Holtz distressed lines embossing folder and for the blue, a Cuttlebug star border and EK Success punch. The red stripe and blue star paper are my weird take on an abstract flag :P The owl was cut from Create a Critter at 3". I used the seeing spots folder on the owl, argyle on the tree branch and I'm not sure what the name of the one I used on the leaves. The twine is from The Twinery. I used a nestabilities die to cut the tag for the sentiment, which is from K Andrew's awesome Freedom Isn't Free set. $1 from every stamp set sold benefits the Intrepid Fallen Heroes for those who are seriously wounded/disfigured while serving overseas service. Click HERE to purchase your own set. I actually combined two stamps. I taped over the other words on the American Solider stamp because I liked how this sentiment sounded for this card.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I promise to have those tutorials up soon :)


Sunshine HoneyBee said...

A nice way to honor the reason we are free. Just came from Becka's site where I won a stamp set for posting a comment on her blog for the Operation Owl blog hop.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Kathy said...

How cute is this card, Kristal is going to love it. What a great idea. Good Luck!
Thank you for playing our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
Hugs :),
Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM

Maribel said...

So cute! I love all the embossing you incorporated! Perfect way to make a custom sentiment!

Amy said...

Wonderful card Lisa! Love all of the embossing and the way you used the sentiment with the sleeping owl. :)Amy

Kelly S said...

Fabulous card, Lisa! I love all the different embossing folders you used. And the owl goes wonderfully with the sentiment. Thanks for joining the Simply Sunday challenge this week.

Kelly (Getting Cricky Guest Designer)

Karen said...

Lisa, this card is so cute! I love the colors you used and the embossing. Perfect sentiment with the sleeping owl too! :)


MyCuriousCrafts said...

Lisa, your card is AWESOME. FABULOUS job with this one. Your kind words and prayers mean so much when a person in deployed. ~Shen

shersl84bed said...

Beautiful card, and so true

Smiles Sher

Amy said...

Every element on this card works perfectly together! I love the embossing and I like that you taped over the part of the stamp you didn't want to use for this sentiment! Beautiful card with a beautiful message...

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Perfect sentiment for this owl! Great details and embossing!


Sherrie K. said...

Fantastic card Lisa!! I love this cute owl and the embossing always looks s nice. Love it and I like how you thought outside the box on the sentiment and taped part off....clever idea! I will have to remember that:) Great tip, thanks for sharing! Wonderful job again my friend:)
Sherrie K

June Houck said...

Lisa, I love that owl. I like the way you embossed him too. Your card is terrific, as usual :) Your embossing (limb, leaves, and both backgrounds) add so much dimension and texture. Gorgeous!

You are such a sweet friend….thank you for the comment you left on my blog a few minutes ago.

Karen H said...

Oh gosh Lisa, this is just stunning. I love how you incorporated our country's beautiful colors in trims/patterns that I don't usually see. Of course I'm in love with all that embossing... and the sentiment is just gorgeous. The owl is so beautiful and I love how his wings are sparkly.. just like our soldiers have brightened our lives so richly by enabling *us* to fly. This will be a blessing, indeed.

Hugs and blessings to you! :o)

Christine America Real said...

Everytime I see one of your cards, I think "this is my favorite" then you make another one! I really love this owl and the embossing is fantastic! Just great!

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Arlene said...

I love this card! Very touching sentiment and the embossing is just perfect. Actually, the entire card is it a lot! :)


Karen said...

love all your embossing and your colors and papers!

Ildi-The craftin mama said...

Another great card Lisa. The sentiment works great with the sleeping owl!! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I love waiting for your comments. Would you grab my Button and put it on your blog??

Ildi-The Craftin Mama

Judy said...

Such a cute, cute owl. I love the embossing.
Have a great day

LeeAnn from NC said...

Great card ! I love it ! And I love the sentiment. Your adaptation of the two stamps is perfect for the card.

Karen said...

Lisa, please come visit my blog. I have some awards for you! :)


Squirlygirl said...

Out of the park again this week Lisa! I love your style :) Great way to use Kristal's stamp with another set, I may have to steal this tape trick.

Squirlygirl said...

P.s. I grabbed your blinkie for my blog :) I would love it if you would go like my new fan page on FB :)

Crafting Misfit said...

Again... you are awesome! Wonderful job with this!!!

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scrapperbecka said...

Oh Lisa
I love it! The owl is perfect. Great job
Thanks for playing along with us this week
Getting Cricky DTM

Tiffany said...

Adorable card! I love that owl :)

my crafting creations said...

This is so cute. I love the sentiment and how you did the embossing. Fabulous.


felkatz said...

cute card.. love the sleeping owl goes awesome with that sentiment!!

Thanks for playing along with us at Getting Cricky's Simply Sunday Challenge.


Amanda said...

This card is super cute!!! :)

Amanda said...

I am also playing along in the Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky! Good Luck to you!

Brenda said...

Your card is another wonderful creation. That owl is fabulous.
Thanks for joining us on Simply Sunday at Getting Cricky.
Brenda GCDTM
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

Lynn B. said...

This is wonderful! You make great things, very inspiring! Thank you for sharing your talent.

Lynn B.

Lynda said...

This is a beautiful card Lisa! I love the embossing! Great Job & Good Luck in the challenge! I too am playing along in this weeks Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge!


JulieK said...

Beautiful card Lisa. The sentiment goes perfectly with the owl!

Thanks for playing with Getting Cricky this weeK!


Jenni said...

The sentiment on this card is just too sweet! Great job Lisa!
Hugs, Jenni

Amy said...

Oh, Lisa!! As always, absolutely BEAUTIFUL card!! I just LOVE the color combination!! Let me say it again... You ROCK, girlfriend!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your talent in the Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge!! :)

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Jamie said...

Wonderful card! I love the design and everything else!



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