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Snowy Owl Birthday

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Happy last day of 2012! I can’t believe the year is almost over, like hours away from being over! I want to take a minute to thank all of you for visiting, leaving comments and just being awesome. People from over 115 different countries have stopped by! Wow! A special thanks to Canada and Australia for so many visits! At the beginning of the year I set a goal for myself, to have a post every day. I’m extremely happy to report that I accomplished that goal! Today marks my 366 post for 2012! I also am happy to report that I have had over 100,000 visitors this past year. So, for me this has been an amazing year and I have all of you to thank!

For today’s post I have a birthday card that friends of mine asked me to make for their mom. I was told that it should have a winter theme and that she likes owls and here is what I came up with.

The base of the card is Sahara Sand Card Stock and for the background I embossed a piece of Whisper White with the Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The branch is form the Take Care Stamp Set and is stamped in Early Espresso and cut out with my Paper Snips. The little owl is punched out with the Owl Builder Punch from a piece of Sahara Sand and his eyes are Whisper White, Pool Party and Basic Black. His little vest is a teeny tiny sneak peek at the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper**. I used some Stampin’ Dimensionals to mount him to the card. The greeting is from the Wacky Wishes Host(ess) Stamp Set and is stamped in Pool Party. A nice simple card with both of the requests added. It was good to use the Owl Punch, he was feeling a little neglected! I hope you like the birthday card as much as my friend’s mom did. Thank you for you visit and I’ll see you next year! πŸ™‚

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Pool Party and Basic Black

Designer Series Paper: Sycamore Street**

Ink: Pool Party and Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Ink

Punch: Owl Builder

Embossing Folder: Northern Flurry

Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

**2013 Sale-A-Bration (January 22 to March 22, 2013)

Donna B'day Card 2012

Take Care CM

Wacky Wishes Host CM

Northern Flurry Embossing Folder

Owl Builder Punch

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog or the NEW Holiday Catalog!

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About jrk912

I am a tech junkie that loves to engineer some paper!

22 responses »

  1. So cute, Justin. I totally love this card. You captured the brief perfectly.

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  2. Again, love it! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Thank you for all your hard work and daily inspiration! Happy New Year!

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  4. Hello Justin,

    this is a really pretty card! The cute owl you’ve designed in beautiful colors, I like it very much!

    I wish you all the best for 2013!

    Kind regards,
    Jenny

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  5. Love this card! I also love how you blog about your life in NY. I look forward to reading it each day. I hope you will keep posting daily in 2013! Happy and blessed new year to you.

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  6. I love your snowy owl (you know how I feel about owls to begin with) and congrats on all your accomplishments in 2012. Happy New Year and all the best in 2013!

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  7. Justin, I have been following your blog for sometime now. I am always amazed at how you post daily. I am lucky to get a card or two made a week! Your cards are amazing and I wish you the best in 2013.

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  8. I was away for 5 days snowshoeing, and skiing – no internet, electricity, TV connection and water pump at the cabin in the high snowy mountain. Got home last night and had a blast time! This am having my coffee, I am catching up your post….love this birthday card! Happy New Year J!!

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    • I don’t think I could survive without Internet for an hour let alone 5 days Sandra! It does sound like fun though! Glad you like the card! Welcome back! Happy New Year to you too!!

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  9. Gratefull, your card!
    I wish you a happy New Year and gool luck!!

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  10. Very cute card. I didn’t find your blog until the last of this year, but I sure have enjoyed all your posts. Your cards are always amazing. Thanks for having us πŸ™‚ Hope 2013 is as amazing as your cards. Happy New Year!!

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  11. Well done Justin! To have posted every day this year is a fine effort. You have inspired me with all your great work and I wish you well for 2013. Health, wealth and happiness. I look forward to reading more of your day to day happenings in NY this year.

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