Sunday, July 14, 2013

Owls After the Fact

I like owls and didn't even get irritated with the great horned owls who woke me up recently, but I've struggled with using owl images on cards. I decided to try again with Clearly Besotted's You're a Hoot set.

I combined the adorable owl with a flourish from Clearly Besotted's With a Flourish set. Fun!

You'll note that the owl is roosting on the flourish, which anchors the owl in the design, and the flourish directs your attention to the sentiment.

I'm on a lake in northern Minnesota right now, enjoying the smell of rain and the hope of seeing some eagles. I've kayaked around an island, shadowing my insane husband who swam in a wetsuit in water that was ice less than two months ago. He's training for Ironman Wisconsin in September because, in case I haven't mentioned, he's crazy. But we're enjoying time with his family here on Lake Vermilion and getting ready to celebrate the life of his grandmother, who passed away last winter at the age of 101, in a memorial service later this week.

May you all be enjoying a week in July that is full of love and fun...and if you're lucky, a little stamping, too!

stamps: Clearly Besotted You're a Hoot, With a Flourish
ink: VersaColor green tea, umber, burgundy
paper: Papertrey
accessories: none


  1. adorable and the trip to MN sounds heavenly!!

  2. The owl is perfectly perched on that magnificent flourish. How I wish I had that stamp set. Have fun with your family :)

  3. Kayaking is so peaceful...enjoy the wildlife while you're there!

  4. Really cute card...but more importantly, DID YOU KNOW JOAN HAS A NEW BLOG? Yes, it's in caps, yes I am excited. Did you know? You probably already knew since you've had lunch with her and all but just in case you DON'T's the link!

  5. Very pretty card!Love the sentiment!!!

  6. I'm working my way back through posts. I knew you were on vacation, but didn't know it was to celebrate the life of your husband's 101 year old grandmother. Oh, the stories she probably told through the years. I hope it was a joyous occasion. Life in and on the water always seems to suggest renewal of one kind or another to me. Did you take a dip in the water, too? Did you see any eagles? Your husband sounds like a hardy chap. Oh, I guess I should say how much I like this perch made from a flourish stamp. It's much more interesting than a stamp that looks like a plain old stick. The owl looks happy and perfectly at home there.


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