Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Hoo loves ya, baby?

Hi there Delightful friends and family!
We are heading into the middle of the week and I hope you all are doing well.  I've been a bit busier because I've been working at the lss a few more hours than norm to help fill in this month, it's good to be able to help but it takes its toll on me in the evening and I don't want to do anything (and that includes spending time in my delightful craft room).  But I'm glad I can help out.

 I did manage to make a card for the new Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge blog's first challenge!!  (Congrats Gloria and Team!!)
The challenge is to make something that showcases your signature style.  I think this qualifies. I'm still trying to define my style (lol) I like the kinda cutesy look, sometimes CAS other times lots of layers, usually with either paper piecing (not this time) or colored with Copic markers or usually both techniques.  See I'm not only a hoarder but a confused crafter, too!  My daughter thinks I need intervention just because I have over 60 stamp pads. Silly girl went to college, too....

Do you think this qualifies as a kinda masculine cutie?  DO NOT tell the guys I said cute though, okay?

 I've been inspired by a lot of wood grain papers lately and thought I'd try something a bit different and make my own wood grain paper tree trunk.  I've been hoarding this Happy Camper paper (background), the Sizzix wood grain embossing folder and the fun sentiment (Unity - inside of the card) so I thought I'd pull them out and make a masculine Valentine card. Let me tell I might have broke out in a sweat when I cut into this cute paper by Imaginisce (love the trees!)  Shhhh don't tell anyone I bought two sheets of it.

I've colored this fun owl (Paper Smooches - Chubby Chums set includes the woohooo!) with my Copics (E18, E25, E27, E51, E79: Y11, Y17).

Other Ingredients:
Ink: Memento, rich cocoa; Distress Ink: frayed burlap; Card Stock: Neenah bright white and Bazzill; Spellbinders Nestabilities Circle Die, EK Success corner rounder, very old heart punch and Paper Smooches Stamp (stitched heart from Needle Little Loving) and my much loved Cuttlebug.

I'm also entering this card in the challenge at
  Cardz 4 Guyz (#4 Truly, Madly, Deeply)
Sister Act Card Challenge #43

Thanks for visiting!  Enjoy the rest of the week.

Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. 1 John 2:3



  1. WOAH! This is so cute! Love the peeking owl and the woodgrain paper.

    Thanks for joining Sister Act Card challenge this week

    -Angeline DT

  2. Oh I just love this card, the pun on Woo Loves ya baby, terrific. Wood effect is so realistic. Well done and thanks for joining in with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

  3. I love your masculine Valentine. It is beautiful, love the paper and embossing. You did a fantastic job on this and someone is going to be a Happy Valentine to receive this fab card.

  4. omgosh...this is so cute!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Craft Hoarders!!!

  5. I love this! Love it! All that great wood grain texture and the pop of red from the heart. It's awesome! Thanks for playing along in the very first Craft Hoarders Anonymous challenge!

  6. Love the wood grains, your card is so cute....oops I said...Thanks so much for joining us for our very first challenge over at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  7. Hoot hoot, it's Natalie!! :-) This card captures your style beautifully!! Love, love, love it. . .your expert coloring, CAS, funny. . .and cleverly done! So thankful you're joining us for our first challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!! Lord bless!!

  8. It's a great masculine card and cute too. Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week x

  9. what a fun card. Love the owl and your wood grain paper rocks. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon

  10. I love this little guy peeping out of the hole in the tree! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  11. Nat, I love this. Esp. the wood grain! I also love silly sayings like whooo hoooo loves you! hee hee Thanks so much for joining in with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous. Your love and support means the world to me, my friend!

  12. Very pretty card! I'm so excited that you joined us for the launch of Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog. I hope you come to play often! Ginny from Polly's Paper : )

  13. oh i LOVE the way you have that cute owl peaking out :)

  14. WooHoo - rocking the cute card here!

  15. Hi Natalie! Love the new look here!

    It's hard to make a masculine card, but I think the theme and colors you chose are perfect. And aren't our daughters so helpful? Lol! Well, they keep us giggling at ourselves anyway.

    Happy Valentines day to you and yours :)

  16. Nice card, love the owl peeking out of the tree! Thanks for playing along with CHAC!