Saturday, February 2, 2013

Welcome to the OWH Skip!


     I was thrilled to be invited to participate in this special Operation Write Home Skip.  The theme of this skip is "Cards with Critters"!  Since it is also Groundhogs Day, what better critter to usher in an end to winter?  Fingers are crossed that he does not see his shadow.


     Here is what I used:

Digital image:  from MelonHeadz
Stamps: sentiment from The Cat's Pajamas, butterfly from Rubber Stampede
Punches and Dies:  SU!, Spellbinders, and Memory Box
Embellishments:  Glossy Accents, black pearls from Queen & Co., flowers from Prima
Card Stock and Papers:  Pure Luxury from Gina K. Designs, scraps from my stash
Ink:  from Versafine, Copic, VersaMagic

If you would like to see a few more critter cards that I posted yesterday, for the OWH Mid Week Throwdown,  please check out my last post, here!

     If you would like to start from the beginning of this skip, please head over to the Stars and Stamps Blog.

     If you are already on the skip trail, the next stop is to visit  Jan @ She's Gone Digital, here

     Big thanks to Julie Fountain for creating such a fun Skip for us!

60 comments:

Jen said...

Cute! That plaid background is just the right look for him... A little bit country. Lol!

Carol L said...

AHhh, it's time for that groundhog to convince folks he can predict the weather again! LOL Great card M A, I love how you created the sun! The butterflies and flowers all bring spring to mind, so to heck with whatever that critter predicts - I'm ready for spring! (after tonight's snowfall that is) Great card, enjoy your weekend!

Kathy S said...

I too enjoy digital images and Melonheads is great for some really cute ones. Thanks for sharing.

Olga said...

that is so adorable!! Love all the details

madamewong said...

Love the groundhog. Great coloring.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

cute card - yes lets hope for spring - thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

Angi Rankin said...

Really cute card! I am so hoping for spring to come early too!

Lisa Oliver said...

Absolutely adorable! Great spring card! Thanks for sharing :)

Angela Boutiller said...

I love all the bright colors and the image is so cute! It's a good thing the groundhog didn't see his shadow! Early spring!

Patti J said...

Cute as can be, Mary Anne! Congrats on being invited to join in the fun!

Debbie Caldwell said...

What an adorable card, it's beautifully done!!!

rscholz said...

Enjoyed your card. I like the spring colors you used. Thanks for sharing.

jfkthemom said...

My first reaction was "awwh" - so cute with great details to set an outdoor scene.

Misty said...

This is an eyecatching card! Love all the details.
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
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Verna Angerhofer said...

What a delightful card you created. I really like the background printed paper that showcases the scene you created so well. Thanks for sharing.

Sherry Hickey said...

Yay, a groundhog card! I just heard on TV that the groundhog predicted an early Spring...I'd better not jinx us, lol. Your card is so HAPPY, and I love that about it!

Nancy M said...

Cute card; TFS!

Nancy Keller said...

Since Mr. Phil predicts and early spring, I am very happy with him, and all groundhogs in particular today. :) This one could very well be my favorite. I love the butterflies and extra touches! Well done! This is a great critter card!

April Story said...

Such a cute card. That little critter is adorable and I'm loving the butterflies. Very springy. April

Dixie Cochran said...

Looks like Phil! I love the design of this card. You've made a perfect card for spring.

Sarah said...

LOL adorable card-- love the touch of Spring-- fantastic!

greggers said...

Awwww, spring! Can't wait for the butterflies to appear. Your card is adorable.

Julie said...

What an adorable groundhog! So glad to have one on our skip! Love that you created a scene with the grass, sun, and sweet butterflies. Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our skip today!!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Oh how cute Mary Anne, I love your groundhog card! I've totally enjoyed the OWH blog skip, so much wonderful inspiration I'm ready to go make some cards =) Have a great weekend!

Diane said...

Wow- love all the details you have used- the sun, grass, the little yellow flowers,butterflies and of course the cutest groundhog ever! All add up to a fantastic spring card! Thanks for sharing and I need to check out MelonHeadz!

Sue D said...

Great critter to use today and I like the Happy Spring sentiment and the butterflies.

Cheryl Claycomb Anderegg said...

Love your card. We do alot of fishing here in Western Colorado, and we have alot of beaver dams. Makes me yearn for summer! Thanks for sharing your talents with us this morning!

Donna Nuce said...

Such a cute groundhog! Happy groundhog day!

Bev E said...

So darn cute! Someone is going to love getting this card.

StampTramps said...

The seer of seers says early spring!!! Yeah!!! Super job on this card! How did you know ahead of time what Phil would proclaim? That is the question!

Payne Holler Cards said...

Tooooooo cute!
And it looks like ...early Spring (-:

Paula S. said...

Terrific work! All the elements work so well together from the great MelonHeadz image (Nikki's got such a fun illustrating style) to the details of the grass and flowers to the perfect plaid background. Thanks for spreading some inspiration on today's OWH Skip!

JoAnn Ross said...

You did such a super job on combining all those elements and the plaid paper just pulls them all together. I ADORE that heart! Not only is someone going to be so happy to get this card, it also has me feeling like spring, which I think may be coming to our rainy PNW. I had to take a dog out this morning in the dark and only needed a sweater instead of a jacket. And my daffodils have sprouted!

Deborah said...

Loved all the details you placed on your card, the grass, flowers, shadow, sun, butterflies...Wow! Very impressive. Thanks for sharing.

Becky said...

What a fun image and you created a fabulous little scene with him.

Patricia said...

Your groundhog is cute against the plaid background! I love the butterflies. All the little details make this a card that somebody is going to cherish. Thanks for sharing it with the OWH community!

JD said...

Really cute card!

Margaret said...

So cute.

Ann said...

This card really does convey happy and spring. The plaid background is great. Thanks for sharing!

Nancy said...

Really cute card. TFS Also I love your lake photo. Looks like a great place to relax.

Ann said...

Very cute card!! Your groundhog is adorable! I love the added touch of the butterflies!

Cynthia Rose said...

Phil looks great - thanks.

penguinpapers.net said...

He is SO cute!! Thanks for sharing him, holding his little polka dotted heart! Love him! --Yvonne

Nanette said...

Cute card!! Love all the papers and details - coloring is great! Thanks for sharing...

Rufus said...

Hope that Mr. Phil behaved himself this morning! Thanks for supporting OWH!
R/

Naomi said...

Great looking card - looks like you put a lot of work into it, and it shows! Thanks!

Kathy said...

Great card. You used just the right embellishments on your groundhog card. I don't see a shadow!

Diane said...

This has to be one of the cutest critter cards I have seen...adorable!!

croppinmama said...

Cute groundhog, perfect to usher in spring soon. TFS and providing your product list.

Aundria B. said...

So nice to see a groundhog for Groundhog Day - so cute! Love all of the sunny bright colors and the butterflies (I love butterflies!). Thank you for sharing this adorable card & for all you do for OWH!

Cheryl L. said...

Wonderful dimension! Gotta love a groundhog!

Desert Rose Stamper said...

My oh my --you were a busy bee -- all of your cards are really cute -- I love the first one with the Groundhog. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sharon S.

Rebecca Daniels said...

Such a great card...and I agree, in the spirit of the Ground Hog, "shoo--shoo, now go on Winter!"

Marsha said...

So cute. Love the die cut grass and flowers.

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Such a cute, fun card Mary Ann. Love how you created a spring scene. That is one cute groundhog standing in that lush grass. The sun in the sky, butterflies flitting, and flowers oh my! Everything just fits together perfectly. Thanks so much for participating in the skip!

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
Congrats on the hop invite your cards are so special and this is no exception loads of cuteness and detail love it.
Congrats on top 3 in craft a scene.

Sandy Trefger said...

Adorable card! Love the butterflies!
~sandy
visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

Janice M said...

Cute!! I'm sure glad he didn't see his shadow.....so ready for SPRING!!!

Theresa said...

So cute, Mary Anne!Congrats on your win at Craft a Scene. Been trying to catch up with all your creations. Should be by on a more regular schedule now that we are settled in FL for a few weeks.

Jennie said...

So cute Mary Anne!!