Monday, January 19, 2015

Owl wish U a Happy Bday!

Hello & Happy MLK Day! Did ya have a great
weekend? Are you still on your weekend with today
being a holiday? Either way... I hope you have time
to enjoy the little things life has to offer you today! :)
I want to reply to a comment from
who asked "What is a Card Swap?"
Swaps are always a fun part of any craft groups.  
For a card swap, each crafter makes a number of cards and
then trades them with other crafters.  This is a GREAT
way to get new ideas, get a good variety of cards,
learn new techniques, and meet new people. 
It is far easier to make 8 of one card than 8 different cards. 
We have a theme every month and we get the list at the beginning
of every year... So February's theme is Female Birthday....
So I just need to make 8 Female Birthday Cards (all the same)
and bring them to the Feb. Swap and exchange them with
the other gals in my group... and I'll have 8 new cards to share...
Now, sometimes you'll get beginner crafters in the group, so
you need to be supportive of the cards they make no matter
how bad you may think they are.... They will get better and it
helps if you're more experienced than them so you can
give them tips & tricks to help them improve..... :)
Before I moved I was in a card swap group... and when we
started it.. a lot of them had no clue how to make a card...
I was in charge of the monthly theme and making sure everyone
brought their cards whether they could make it that month or not...
We would have 2 people teach a new technique every month as well....
Over time.... My friends started to make some amazing cards...
And I was so glad to be apart of the group & helping them
bloom into the wonderful crafters they are today! :)
You can also do an online card swap too.... you just need some
friends who would want to participate and then mail your
cards off.... it's fun & exciting to get some fun Snail Mail! :)
Any way... I hope I answered your question! Sorry its a bit long!
I guess I'll share a card with ya today! :)
Card Stock - Stampin' Up
Designer Paper - Echo Park (Walk in the Park)
Banner/Tags - Echo Park Embellishments (Walk in the Park)
Shapes _ Sil. Store
Owl w/Hat - Miss Kate Cuttables
Sentiment - computer Generated
Orange Twine - My Mind's Eye
I used my Cricut Explore to Print & cut the Owl out
because I could not get my Silhouette to Cut the stars
out as good.... The rest of the items were cut on my Silhouette....
I'm entering the following Challenges:
Little Scrap Pieces - Show it off Saturday
Silhouette Challenges - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - Sketch Challenge
Thanks for taking a peek today!
Have an AWESOME DAY!!!


Marilyn said...


Stephanie said...

This is adorable, Theresa. I love that owl with his branch of stars. The little banner is so cute and fantastic paper. A perfect birthday card.

Gerda said...

What a fabulous birthday card!! Love the cute owl, pretty papers and banner!!!! Have a great day.

Lisa said...

This is so sweet!! That little owl is adorable!! I love the fun papers you used - they are perfect to celebrate a birthday!! The banner is fabulous, too!! Love this!! Have a great day :)

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Melissa said...

This owl is just tooo adorable, gr8t job!

snappy scrappy said...

Too darn cute!!

Karen said...

Theresa, this is a festive delight! I love the precious owl and her birthday goodies! The banner on top is gorgeous and you couldn't have chosen more celebratory papers. :o) The twine finishes it off so beautifully. Gorgeous as always, my friend! This will be loved. :o) And your new card swap sounds fabulous! They're lucky to be receiving crafty fun from you all year. :o)

Hugs and blessings,

Tanya/Nonna said...

Oh good golly - how cute is that little owl?! Love the party hat and colorful banners. This card is super cute my friend!

Sharon said...

Oh my goodness! Look at that darling owl! Love those big eyes and that fun party hat. The banner is wonderful and I so love all of the pattern papers. :)

Sherrie K. said...

Aaaaw, what a super cute card! The little banner is so a fun and love all the colors:) The birthday owl is the cutest!!
The card swap sounds so fun!!! Great way to meet people to!
Have a great evening my friend and thanks for explaining the card swaps!
Sherrie K

Tina H said...

This card is just adorable!!! I love that little face and the colors are fabulous :) I wish I had crafty friends...I would love to be in a swap group!

Joann6274 said...

This card is so cute!!! I love owls.. and this card makes me smile!!! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Jo's Funday Friday Challenges!

♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Kim. said...

This is super cute Theresa, your little owl is adorable.
Thanks for sharing with us at Silhouette Challenges.
Kim x

Nana said...

Oh Theresa this is one cute card. Thanks for linking up over at Silhouette Challenges

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