Friday, February 1, 2013

Friends with Flair and OWH Challenges


     Happy Friday!  The weeks are really zooming by, and I can't decide if that is a good thing or bad.  I have a few things to share in this post, and I hope it does not get too confusing.  This weeks Friends with Flair linky seems to be working, so make the rounds and show a little love.  You may just win a prize!


     My first card uses the adorable owl and sentiments from the January 2013, Unity KOM, and I decided to paper piece him.  He is following this weeks sketch for Operation Write Home, which is # 157.


      Card two is a birthday card created from the KOM back in June of 2011.  I tried to use happy colors, and some more child friendly papers for this one.  I will also link this card to the Mid Week Throwdown over on the Stars and Stamps Blog, which is to create birthday cards.

     Sorry for the short post.  Hope everyone had a great week, and I will scoot around for comments over the weekend!

32 comments:

Olga said...

now those are just to cute, I love the owl!!!!

Jen said...

I love that owl! Cute card.

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
That owl is a hoot with the glasses, the birthday card is very colorful and I love the banners. Freezing here this morning. I hope my car starts I ran it for an hour yesterday as I haven't used it in two days due to illness. Talk to ya later.

Gaylynn said...

He really stands out with your paper piecing and those pretty blue colors.

Julie Odil said...

Both cards are great, but I just love that owl! He's so darn funny with his glasses on and all. Great to "see" you again this week!

Cynthia said...

Great cards, Mary Anne! Love the paper pieced owl.

Kary said...

Really nice cards, Mary Anne. I esp love that cute owl - it makes me smile. Happy Weekend!

Ruby said...

Lovely cards. The owl is cute.

FeistyCrafter said...

Great cards!! I really like your owl, so cute. I like that you didn't use the traditional valentine colors, the blues are nice.

Chris D. said...

Fabulous cards Mary Anne!

kdgowdy said...

Cute card...fun stamp!

Carol L said...

I'm gonna have to come watch you make some kids cards so I can be inspired to do the same! These are adorable, and I love the eyes on that owl! Cute!!

Karen (karey2005) said...

cute cards! I sure love that owl!!

libbym said...

Both cards are awesome but that Owl!!>>>>> Rocks!

BobbisTreasure said...

Really like how you layered the blue paper twice on the owl card. Really effective!!

SherylK said...

Very cute cards. And great colors with them :)

Rebecca Daniels said...

Lovin that owl.

Honestly...lovin his sweet eyes. Paired with the XOXO, it makes for one of the better Val cards I've seen yet (especially since it's not the usually pink red white combo cards!)

Bravo.

Angel said...

the owl is way way tooo cute!

Sue said...

The owl is a hoot! And looking at us through those heart shaped rose colored glasses!! The birthday card with the fun papers and bright colors is wonderful. Have a great weekend.

Hugs
Sue

Sam said...

Love this stamp, the owl is so cute!!! Will have to get this one. Great cards, colors are really nice.

Miwa said...

Great cards!

JPScraps said...

Your cards are super cute!

created by ~donnaK said...

The owl is sooooo adorable! Love your cards!

jennifer mitten said...

I like both cards but that owl really pops!

Barb King said...

That is a funny owl, I love it. Very cute card.

Diane said...

Loving that owl......and what a great project the other one is!!!

Corrie said...

That owl is very striking a stands out. They are both great cards

Sue D said...

Great owl card and I like all the fun papers on the cupcake card.

Pryn said...

Fabulous cards!!! They are both awesome!!!

Toni K said...

Both cards are awesome!

Gwen said...

Two great cards, especially love the second one and how you used the three stamps from that KOTM! Great idea!

Jessi Fogan said...

I so love the shades on that funky owl! And the bright birthday card is fab - love those banners & bright colours :)