Sunday, January 7, 2018

Time Out #100 and IBATLT 77

I really felt I wanted/needed to party with those fabulous Time Out peeps again ... 100 challenges is a very big deal!


Besides, my awesome friend Bobby is a Guest Designer, and I always think of her when using an Owl stamp... did you know she's crazy about them?  PLUS I'm so thankful for her friendship...


Do you know what I'm crazy about?  Those fabulous E.H. Hinged dies ... today I've taken the Hinged Thanks, and with a few inky adjustments, turned it into a tree... a pretty tricky way to say thanks, if I do say so myself  =]

I was so inspired by that Lil' Inker cute Hootie Patootie set, that I also created another for Inspired by All the Little Things - check out their Inspired photo:

See if you can find the little whooo-ter that inspired this coloring:


Thanks for sharing a smidge of your Sunday with me ...

=]  Michele

Supplies:  Lil Inkers Hootie Patootie stamps, and diesE.H. Thistle [for branches], and Hinged Thanks; W&W Noelle cutaways panel dies, MFT Natural White, and Kraft cardstock

34 comments:

Lynn said...

And we are so happy to have you playing along with us at Time Out! I love the way you've die cut/stamped the sentiment. So fabulous!

Kelly S. said...

That owl card is adorable! I love his expression and the fun birch tree! And he's perfectly sweet for a get well card, too!

TK said...

You're a genius, I tell ya! Do tell how you did that tree/die combo though (maybe I don't understand the die tho....)! Two great cards, two cute little owls to make 'em pop!

Bonnie said...

I think both of your owls are adorable, Michele!

Susanne Vargas said...

Oh my, the way you created that tree trunk is absolutely brilliant and I love it (it looks like the birch background from PTI or did you create it yourself?)! (Recently treated myself to the hinged alphabet, woohoo) The second owl is also adorable with that concerned look!

Lisa Elton said...

Too much cuteness is happening here tonight!! LOVE the clever tree on your first card and that sweet little owl on the second!

Darnell said...

Fabulosity in spades, Michele! You rocked Bobby's world with two brilliant owlies! I think a video of your tree magic with the hinged thanks is in order and I just love how you picked out that adorable turkoyce owl from the woodland critters! He was dying for the attention and you did him proud!! Thanks for playing at Inspired By! Hugs, Darnell

Wanda Cullen said...

Your owl cards are absolutely adorable! Love them both and am so glad you played along with us at Inspired By All The Little Things!

Aileen said...

How could we miss the little hooter who inspired your colouring of your ohhh so sweet owl. Just perfect. And that hinged thanks tree trunk well what can I say that hasnt already been said you clever chicky babe. How brill is that card mf. You totally rocked both cards.

Linda Langes said...

Love the THANKS tree trunk - awesome feature Michele.

sandie said...

I hadn’t realised that said thanks, cool way to make a tree! So pleased you joined us at Time Out Challenges

Anita in France said...

Oh my goodness ... that tree with the sentiment popping up right along the trunk ... puts me in mind of birch bark peeling off ... creative genius! Oh, and the sweet little owls on both ... adorable! So happy to have your partying along with us again at Time Out, Michele, you know how welcome you are! Hugs, Anita :)

experimentswithcardmakingetc said...

Totally awesome cards, Michele! Absolutely loved them both! So adorable!!
- Ashwini

Gerrina said...

Wow what a beuty! Love how you cut the word out of the tree and the CAS-style for the card while you used so many techniques! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

Leigh Penner said...

These are both wonderful, Michele! How you did the thanks on the first card is fantastic!

Jeanne said...

You are amazing and so is that first card. WOW!! And I spotted the inspiration for the second card, I think. I hadn't looked too closely at the Hootie Patootie set at Lil Inker...the perils of not having a super creative brain like you. I miss so much potential. Happy Monday to you and thanks ever so much for sharing, Michele! Hugs!

Kay Miller said...

Oh wow!! I am in love with that first one! The birch tree thanks is amazing and the little owl so cute! The second one is darling too!

Silke Ledlow said...

Awww...these are super sweet cards Michele! Love the CAS design on both!

Bobby said...

How did I not know about that Hootie Patootie set? Both cards just thrill me to pieces, Michele. As did your kind words. Now about that tree trunk. Totally amazing! I must admit I didn't see it at first but that was genius.

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous! I love your tree-trunk-thanks!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Yay, your hinged alphas! The hidden "THANKS" in the tree trunk is awesome, Michele! Love that you used baby pink as card base. It adds sweetness to the card. Both owls are so adorable and your coloring is pretty!

~amy~ said...

Love them both, you're so very clever!

KimCreate said...

Super cute Owl cards! Thanks for joining Inspired by all the little things.

cm said...

Genius, innovative, charming! Bases covered! The only 'extra': LOVE x two!
Hugs~c

Linda said...

Sweet, fun card. Thanks for joining us at Inspired by all the little things.

Sharron said...

Your tree is SO creative!! What a wonderful way to use the hinged die. And the little owl is such a cutie. The owl on the get well card is equally adorable--and maybe even cuter. Love them both!

lostinpaper said...

WOW, so inspired, yet again, you are rocking the card world my friend x

Barb Ghig said...

You are so creative, Michele! I love how you played with the hinged dies...such a striking card, and your rainy day owl is adorable! Beautiful coloring on both cards, too!!!

Cat Craig said...

Awesome awesome awesome. Love the "tree" of thanks and those owls are adorable.

Karren said...

Gorgeous cards, Michele, and the way you've created the "thanks" is so clever and creative!

Linda Callahan said...

Ok that tree officially puts you in the genius category! Such a creative use of that die! Adorable cards!

Marianne Pelletier said...

Such a charming card !! Beautiful !

Joyce said...

This is adorable. Perfect for Bobby, of course. Love your second card as well. And, I have never seen those hinged dies--must check them out. Brilliant idea to use it as your tree. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

Donna said...

So darn cute... xxx