Friday, September 3, 2010

{all you need}

... is love.

Well, and quite possibly the Bananas Foster Hagen Dazs Ice Cream I just discovered.

Wow.

But love is good too :)

So are owls.

So is Friends with Flair Friday! I have been longing to play with my August kit of the month goodies and I finally got to. I know, it's September! But it's just as cute, right??

I had SOOO much fun making this card. First, I was inspired by Julia's Ways to Use It Challenge, which was to use one sheet of paper. I had to make every paper element on the card from one piece of paper, and let me tell you, this was an awesome challenge. The card base is easy - that's half the sheet. But then I needed some FLAIR for Friends with Flair! :)

So I took a strip of the remainder and used my new MFT Die-Namics die to make the notepaper edge, except after I looked at the notepaper edge, I noticed how cute the opposite shape was too, so I used that. I sprayed it with Smooch Spritz (River Mossy) to make it all blue and glittery. Then, because I loved that look so much I punched some hearts out and sprayed them too.
I stuck them in between the diamonds I stamped the little border with in Cajun Craze. I stamped and colored the owl with Copics, and I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder on another strip to make a wood grain background behind the owl. The greeting and heart from the set are also in Cajun Craze.

So when I was done making my Just One Sheet card, I was left with this. I think I was pretty efficient!I was so efficient that I think it gave me good luck....

Or wait - did it give YOU good luck? I think it's you!! Because it just so happens I'm in possession of the magic blinkie that is going to win one of you TONS of free stamps! WHEE!!

Unity Flair!


I will do a random drawing on Saturday from my commenters and my lucky winner gets 25 Unity Stamps! Yipee! Congrats in advance.

And remember. Besides stamps - all you need is love :)


Have you signed up for the UBlue Cyber Club? Attended one of my Webinars?? Come on - get your geek on! :) Want to see my other blog?

72 comments:

  1. I love your card! I love the hearts and the owl is my favorite owl from Unity! So cute! And the wood texture background is great with this image! So fun! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  2. You're right Lydia, owls are good :) Love your card and your use of textures and colors. Fabulous!!

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  3. I like the textures and dimensions on this card. Sweet!

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  4. this card is ooozing goodness and texture! love it!

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  5. That woodgrain b/g looks perfect with the little owl...your coloring is fabulous! Such fantastic elements on your card and thanks for all the deets! Hey, you have the blinkie...isn't that fun?!!! Fabby weekend to you!

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  6. This card is STINKIN' cute! Now I need some Unity goodness. Oooh, I hope I win! (pick me, pick me)

    WV: uncophe

    When you need to cophe, but you hold it in or drink water and you don't cophe, that's an uncophe.

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  7. This is a darling card, fabulously created from one sheet of card stock. You go, girl!

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  8. Sooooooooop cute Lydia! I love everything about this card!

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  9. This card makes me so stinkin happy. :D I needed to see this today :D

    You're amazing....and now I have to go buy more stuff...I do NOT own this Tim Holtz embossing folder. A travesty!!

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  10. I really love your designs and creations -you are very inspirational. Mostly, I really enjoy your stories of your observations of daily life. You always tug at one of my emotions. Keep up the great work and I look forward to more stories.

    Dana

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  11. This is a super fun card!! Love the colours, the owl and all the texture. Thanks for sharing!!

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  12. OMGosh, way too cute! Love how you colored the owl and that embossing folder was just the perfect background!

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  13. wow, what a cute cute card, love it.

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  14. Such a cute card....how creative are you girl???? Just keep the creative juice flowing....I need the inspiration.

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  15. Love the card, and absolutely LOVE Unity and all the stampy goodness that Angela has over there! I hope that the random number-picker in the sky draws my name this time. Thanks for sharing another great card.

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  16. That is totally amazing!!! You did all that out of one sheet of paper?!??!?!?!

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  17. Oh fingers crossed that Canadian girls can win too!

    I love your owl card, the smooch, the hearts in the diamond pattern...sigh... (and I want some of your bananas foster ice cream too) LOL.

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  18. Such a gorgeous card - loving the colour scheme. I just got my Aug KOTM yesterday and am now inspired to get that super cute owl inked up! TFS

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  19. Hi Lydia. It really took some work to find this page -- the link was wrong from SCS. TOTALLY WORTH THE JOURNEY THOUGH!!!! I wanted to see how you created that very cool border -- and I see it is a reverse notebook die. SO clever. Love your colors and your happy card. Blessings! Lela aka Serenity_Stamper

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  20. Love this! And what a fun challenge!
    You did a great job with it, very creative!
    Thank you for the inspiration!

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  21. What a great challenge -- using a single sheet of paper. It reminds me that techniques are at the heart of stamping. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation.

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  22. This is super cute, Lydia! I love the colors! The owl looks great! Your coloring is awesome!

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  23. Maybe you did give me luck! I got the desktop to stay on long enough to get my photo!! And the flair, too? Awesome! Love your card! You made really great use of that one sheet of paper!

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  24. what a cute owl card very colors too!

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  25. What an absolutely adorable card! LOVE the "negative" notebook edge and the cute hearts and diamonds with your little owl. Perfection! And I spy FLAIR!

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  26. Love your card! So creative with the challenge! On another note, I love, love, love the tutorial video of yours on SCS this week. I have several silhouette-type stamps and I can't wait to try it out. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!

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  27. Hi Lydia! Gorgeous gorgeous card hun! I was eyeing up that kit today! Just wanted to say thank you for the compliment on SCS about the belles and whistles card;)

    Love Rowena aka craftypagan

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  28. I agree, all you need is love!! Love your card, too!

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  29. I love your adorable card and would have stopped here for a while even if you didn't have the blinkie. There is so much going on in the card and it's all good!!

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  30. Love the texture of the embossed tree. The owl is lovely, and I am impressed that you used only 1 sheet of paper. Congrats of having the blinkie!!!

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  31. Great card, the owl is too cute!

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  32. I like the texture and the owl is adorable!

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  33. OMGosh, this is S O C U T E ! ! !
    Yay for the blinkie!

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  34. Wow you were efficient and the card is adorable!

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  35. SUPER cute card--love that owl! I also love the popped hearts:) CLEVER!!

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  36. What a fun card! Love the color combo and all of the texture and dimension.

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  37. Fabulous Card!! Love all the texture!! The colors, the owl, your coloring is perfect!!

    Thanks for the chance to win with the blinkie!! fingers crossed!!

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  38. The owl is so cute! It's the first time seeing it. Great card.

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  39. What a great card Lydia. I love what you did with this owl it is way too cute!!!

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  40. Omigosh! I just found your site through SplitCoastStampers. I watched your tutorial on using the colored pencils on a silhouette stamp and was laughing and laughing about your botanist comment. :) The technique is really interesting. But the video is so different from the step-by-step tutorial. Looks easier! :) I absolutely love your blue butterflies! Glad I found your site.
    Shala

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  41. Hi! I'm fairly new to stamping, so your card is particularly inspiring to me because I think I can recreate it without learning a bunch of new techniques! It looks so complicated, but you have explained each step so well, even a novice stamper believes she can do it. LOVE the owl, the color combination, and the details. Thanks!

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  42. Such a wonderful card, Lydia!! I love your shimmer smooch on the blue paper!! Using the opposite end of your dienamics border is a stroke of genius!! Plus- your card is sooooooooo cute!!! I love love your cute owl and all of those wonderful hearts!

    Debzi333 from SCS

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  43. You always amaze! I love seeing your name in my inbox! Everything about this card is sweet- I especially like the woodgrain background--subtlety pulls it all together!

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  44. What a wonderful card!! The owl is so cute!

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  45. oh, Lydia! this is just a-dorable. love the negative MFT notebook die piece, that sweet, sweet owl, and those lovely hearts. tfs!

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  46. What a great challenge! I must try it. Love checking in on your blog. Would also love to win those stamps!

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  47. This is so adorable, I love that you made this with "one sheet", that's amazing. So many textures and colors. Would love to win some free Unity, TFS.

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  48. Remember that I love your blog even when you aren't giving stuff away ;-)
    Seriously, loved your card -- great touch with the hearts inside the diamonds. I would never have thought to do that!

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  49. Hi! Your blog is one I MUST read every day!! You are so funny, but also packed with information. Wow, 25 stamps all at once?! How FUN!! Thanks for the chance~have a super weekend!

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  50. Owls are great on cards cuz you can do them for either men or women. You did a great job using only one sheet of paper. That is a clever challenge. I love reading your blog -- you have such a great take on things. Oh and I loved your tutorial Wed. on Splitcoast.
    hugs
    tonilea
    jiffy1212@aol.com

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  51. Awesome challenge and awesome result!! He is very cute!

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  52. This is so neat, love the effect of the embossing folder.

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  53. What a hoot! I just love the wisdom and whimsy of owls. And that "spotted" belly paper is too precioud. Your card makes me smile out loud!

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  54. What a great card!!! The owl just looking at it's recipient with an expectation of hearing "awwwwww". Love the harlequin red with blue hearts in between, details, details, details!!!

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  55. Beautiful job, Lydia!! THanks for the deets..I don't have a gmail account, but I hope I can be a lucky winner :)

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  56. love that you made this from only one sheet of white paper. i am going to have to try this when I get home from my vacation. I so need to get in my room and creat!!!!
    m

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  57. Oh, wauw! That owl is soooo cool!! Love the colors on your card and that pretty wood structure! And the way you did the quilting on the bottom it's sooo pretty!! Love it!!

    Hugs, Wendy

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  58. Hey Lydia. Love the layout of your card, with all those special details. That white, textured wood grain is fabulous....what embossing folder would that be? I love that whimsical owl, and the blue (of course!) that you added in with the hearts. ...On another note, I loved your recent SCS tutorial you did, too! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents, Girl!

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  59. Lydia,

    Love the card! Love the owls! Makes me happy!

    Shawn K.

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  60. I love your card-from the owl to the gorgeous pattern you made at the bottom, the whole thing is just gorgeous. And what a great idea to use the reverse diecut piece-it looks really cool!

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  61. Your work is always great and I love owls, like everyone else.

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  62. Oh my gosh this card is ADORABLE!!!! I've been debating signing up for KOTM but haven't taken the plunge, now I regret that I didn't start last month!!!

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  63. Woo hoo, so fun!

    This card is way cute too!

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  64. * love the reverse notepaper border
    * want the stamps
    the_fultons at earthlink dot net

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  65. what shimmery goodness. Love the woodgrain too.

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  66. I might be too late, but I love free stamps!!!

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  67. Sooooo super cute, honey! Love the owl & all the fun color you added. It's just so "Lydia". Beautiful card! :)

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  68. I have been a long time lover of your blog. your cards, combined with your humour give me a real lift!
    I am not sure if you are willing to ship 25 stamps to Canada, but if you are....i would love to house them and ink them and mash them into paper.
    Thanks for having a great blog.

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