Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Crazy for WHO?... YOU! + Free Whoot Stamp!


Hi bloggers! Happy Wednesday to you! I'm so thrilled to bring you 2 amazing, adorable, & innovative Art Impressions cards by the sweet friend of Simon, Kathy Racoosin! Follow along as Kathy shares how she made them below the photos.
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  • Do you wonder what owl is behind doors?? Bachelor #1 or Bachelor #2?? : )
  • The parquet floor was fast and fun to make using the full card hexagons die. The grout was filled in with Copic markers
  • Using the memento ink gives you lots of control to stamp the particular areas of choice. In this case I opted not to stamp the hat. 
  • If you are uncomfortable drawing a line where the hat wasn't stamped this ruler is for you. You can bend it into any shape you need. 
  • If you Google "owl photos" you can find some photos like this barn owl for inspiration. 
  • Take note... my owl isn't looking card ready yet. If you dampen a rag with texture and dab onto your owl you will see some magic. Be careful to do over do the dabbing. 
  • Add some accents black dots when the image dries. To add the details on the feathers you need to work quickly. Immediately after putting a white dot (over your gel pen in the same spot so the white ink can flow and pool) THEN immediately take something sharp place the tip into the white dot .... pull up. 
  • Leave your die cuts in the negative space when adding color 
  • Add lots of white dots to finish off the card. sprinkle hearts from the falling heart background

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  • The owl on this card was a quicker to color and after using the Copic ink blending solution the owl came to life. Cut under the wing so you can insert the party hat. Feathers were added to the wing with a Micron pen
  • Glossy Accents were added to the owls eyes and to the dots on the background, and then a close up shot after using the ink blending solution. 
  • Split a die cut down the middle to stretch it to fit behind by adding some of your favorite adhesive.
BONUS!! Make any purchase at receive a FREE Little WHOOT stamp with each purchase!! Use code freewht at checkout! Hurry!!! While supplies last! Photo shown below of what he looks like!!! Isn't he THE CUTEST?
 Thanks for reading today and thanks so much to Kathy for providing these gorgeous & inspiring cards!






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168 comments:

  1. Fabulous cards! That owl is adorable.

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  2. Both cards are really cute. Love the owl stamp.

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  3. Very cute cards--love this owl!

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  4. I love owls! and hes simply charming! great card too!

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  5. Ooh! Such a cute little owl, lovely cards!

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  6. how very cute and the coloring is fantabulous!!!!

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  7. So, so cute! I love all the details Kathy puts into her cards. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. What a darling owl! Thanks for the tips. The cards look great.

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  9. This owl is soo cute and love how he looks in the card with the doors. Flowers are wonderful too.

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  10. The little Whoot Owl is just too cute! Kathy R is terrific.

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  11. Adorable owl. I've had a bendable ruler for quite some time and haven't used it but now I'll get it out and put it to the test..lol. Terrific cards and great techniques.

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  12. LOVE her coloring! It's just so real!

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  13. Lots of great tips here. I especially like the way you modified the stamp by using the curvy ruler to "remove" the hat (which BTW is really cute under his wing!)

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  14. I'm a follower. Kathy always gives such good instructions to help us make great cards. Thanks Kathy.

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  16. Adorable cards! I need to get out my bendable ruler!! Love the 2 door card very unique!

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  17. Super cute, love the little owls.

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  18. A gorgeous card Kathy - owls are a favourite for me

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  19. Wow! Who knew that a single stamp could product so many variations. Well, I guess it was the artist, not the stamp...

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  20. This little owl is adorable and so are your cards!

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  21. What a darling little owl. I love the way you take what you have and make it what you want. . . Like using the hexagon die as flooring. Very creative.

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  22. Oh my, the most adorable darling little owl. Kathy's card is just stunning!!!

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  23. As always Kathies coloring is so perfect! And the cards...just beautiful!

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  24. Love the pop of color on the flowers. Fun cards!

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  25. This owl is to cute!!! Love it!! Fabulous cards!

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  26. How cute are these? Adorable image and masterly colored, Kathy did her magic with the white pen. TFS

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  27. Kathy's cards are always full of fun and inspiration! Love this adorable owl!

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  28. Kathy's cards are always gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  29. I love, love, love this owl! So cute! Great projects, thanks for sharing.

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  30. Such great cards and helpful tips. Thanks

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  31. Love the cards today Kathy. The first one is totally stunning with it's scene of undying love for whomever is behind door # 1 and the falling hearts int he second card is a wonderful background. Thanks for always sharing such perfect tutorials and letting us in on all your secrets. Lol. Hugs.

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  32. That owl is the most adorable thing! Love your cards!

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  33. Such an adorable card, love it!!!

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  34. Great cards! Thanks for the techniques & tips here.

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  35. Door #1 or Door #2..it's like LETS MAKE A DEAL!
    Cut WHOOT!

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  36. I think these little owl cards are adorable! I am not much into "cute" stamping, but I am adding these owls to my SSS wish list :)

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  37. What a cute owl! Great inspirational cards!

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  38. Super Cute card! Love the owl image!!

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  39. He is just to darn cute. And these cards are adorable. Love the door # 1 and # 2. Very cute idea.

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  40. oh my word how totally adorable.. LOVE IT..

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  41. I love these two cards! The little owls are just the cutest! :-) xx

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  42. I think these cards are great.

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  43. Wow! Fab cards and the coloring of the owls is amazing!

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  44. Finally, an owl that I like. May have to place an order just to get it.. Whoot is SO cute; Thanks Kathy.

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  45. That owl is amazing! Love it!

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  46. What fun cards, Kathy! Lots of inspirational ideas including your use of Copic blending solution, drawn feathers and die cut splitting. Thanks a bunch!

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  47. cool thanks for all the tips and techniques today. that owl stamp is so cute..
    Your cards are too stinkin cute..

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  48. Awesome techniques!! The owl is sooo cute!!

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  49. Thank you so much for the detailed instructions on how to make these cards!

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  50. OMG!!! Thank you so very much for a fabulous tutorial!!! Your card is so stinkin cute!! I am just lovin' this little guy!!

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  51. Adorable projects, and so clever to lift the wing for holding fun elements. hugs, Kimberly

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  52. Gorgeous owl! Love the cards, especially the first one!

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  53. Cute cards, Kathy! I need to try the white accents trick.

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  54. So lovely, thanks for the idea of putting an element of the stamp in other place like his hat in this case.

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  55. Oh what a cute Owl!
    So adorable, I want one!
    Carla from Utah

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  56. Kathy is so talented. I love the way she colored the owl! Very cute card.

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  57. He IS the cutest! Thanks for the chance to get him FREE! YAAAAY!

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  58. The little owl is precious.

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  59. Love the different looks from the one little owl stamp!

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  60. Well I am crazy for owls so of course fell totally in love with this little owl stamp! Super adorable cards and thanks for the crafty tips!

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  61. How cute is that???? I have one of those rulers. It's one of those things I rarely use, but knew I'd need some time. I feel so smug! ;-) Cute card and great tips to make it easier.

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  62. man oh man I love Kathy's cards and this time is no exception. Thanks for having her on. :)

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  63. Gorgeous card Kathy and the little owl is so adorable! Cathy x

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  64. Kathy is so clever! I always love to see what she creates! Thanks for the freebie today!

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  65. great colouring! love the cute owl!

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  66. Both of these are adorable. I've noticed that Kathy sees "outside the box" in her card making creativity! Great job!

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  67. Both cards are crazy cute! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  68. What a cute little owl and I love both of the cards!!

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  69. An adorable owl, appearing on amazing cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  70. Cute owl! And he's free with purchase ?!?!?! Thanks for the tips. I'd never have thought of the bendy ruler for drawing in the bits that don't stamp out well!

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  71. Oh I have always loved owls. Thanks for sharing so many cool tips here!

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  72. kathy's card are always magical!

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  73. You did such a good job coloring and creating texture on the owl, wow! And I love how he is holding the bouquet of roses to give to his owlette! Great cards. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  74. That owl is so cute! Thanks for the tutorial, the cards turned out great.

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  75. Cute cards - love the owls :)

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  76. Oh, he is sooooo CUTE!!! Great way to use him on your cards!

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  77. Lovely cards awesome details

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  78. cute owl stamp thanks for sharing

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  79. lovely owl card today thanks for sharing it with us !!

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  80. That owl is adorable! Great cards:)

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  81. Fab project.. awesome coloring. Thanks for sharing!

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  82. The little whoot stamp sure is cute.

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  83. super cute card and the mystery element is great... what fun!!!

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  84. this is the cutest owl Kathy. love the feather tip

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  85. Kathy, you never disappoint, and these cards are no exception. Love the owl. Really nice job!

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  86. This really is just the cutest. Owls are always a winner!

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  87. So pretty! Love the coloring and all the elements on this card. Thanks for all the tips

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  88. totally adorable!! I love owls :) ♥

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  89. Well, whoot a ever thought of this? Thx for sharing your adorable bird!

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  90. Thanks for the sweet owl tutorial card. It's adorable.

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  91. Kathy you are an amazing cardmaker!!! Each of these cards is so creative and a piece of art! thank you for the ruler tip! Another must have in my never ending list! ha!

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  92. Adorable cards. I love the owl stamps.

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  93. WOW!SOOOOOOOOOO VERY CUTE!!!!Love the owl!Thanks for the tip!!!

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  94. Love how you tweeked the owl.

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  95. Whoot Whoot.....adorable. Thanks for sharing. Happy 4th.

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  96. What a cute owl....love his slightly tilted head.

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  97. Wonderful cards - love them both! Thanks for explaining the steps too! Happy 4th of July!!!

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  98. elle est adorable cette chouette

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  99. Kathy, I'm sorry, but I just don't understand about how you madethe feathers! Love your techniques!

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  100. Kathy, you are just the artist who alters things I never even think about!

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  101. This card is just adorable, love your technique

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  102. Gorgeous card, Kathy! Your artistry is stunning! The flowers just pop! Thanks for the tip regarding the white gel pen! Love the bendy ruler!!!

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  103. This is so cool. It took me a minute to figure out the door idea but I am old enough to remember the dating game so am of that mentality! Love it.

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  104. Fab cards ... and such a beautifully coloured owl!

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  105. Really cute. The owl is darling. I'd love to add him to my collection. Guess I'll go off to make a purchase so he'll come home to me.

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  106. Love your card. I love owls and this stamp is adorable. I like the tree stamp also. You can do so much with it. Have a happy 4th of July.

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  107. Love the cards and the owl stamp!

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  108. What a super cute image. Love the coloring and how you can tuck things under the wing. Clever idea. :)

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  109. My goodness, Katjy is seriously talented! Both cards are amazing...that little owl is adorable...and her flowers on the first card are totally realistic! Yikes, she is amazing!

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  110. Cute as button. Great use of techniques. Thanks.

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  111. Love the floor and door effects.

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  112. Oh wow... that would take me days to do and if still wouldn't look as good as yours. Beautiful work!

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  113. awesome and cute owl kathy you are awesome

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  114. Probably the cutest owl I've seen!!

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  115. I forgot to leave my email sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

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  116. All the detail in that owl looks amazing...what a well-thought-out card. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  117. what a cute owl -- have never used a curling ruler. Thanks for the new concept.
    tonilea
    jiffy1212@aol.com

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  118. Darling owl and love the details. I love the two doors and the flow of baby hearts is a great touch and adding of color. Your work always inspires me. Love the hints on the owl details. Thanks HAPPY 4th to you and your family.

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  119. The cards are fabulous!

    Thanks for all the tips and the chance to win this cute owl!

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  120. Loving the fun ways Kathy played with this sweet owl! Thank you so much for the step by step tutorial!

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  121. Love the creative use of the owl stamp! Thanks Kathy! Thanks for the opportunity to win the owl stamp.

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  122. Your creative talent just keeps amazing me, Kathy! Mr. Owl is so darn cute!! Happy 4th of July to you & your family!

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  123. Kathy you have captured the owl colors and markings beautifully. You continue to amaze me with your coloring.

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  124. cute little owl, versatile too

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  125. Love the coloring for those owl feathers!

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  126. LOVe how you detailed the owl feathers and came up with these fabulous card designs!

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  127. WOW!! How FUN are these two cards!! I am LOVING your INSPIRATION!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS 4th of July Week!! =)

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  128. very clever, Kathy.....especially the "extra" touches with that micron pen.

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  129. Wow! Love all the ideas and inspiration I get from SSS blog! Thanks Kathy!

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  130. great deets on how to get the look, thanks for sharing

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  131. Most adorable owl cards I have ever seen!!!! <3 J

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  132. Fabulous cards, Kathy! Love every details you put in!

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  133. Lovely card, Kathy!! love the details!

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  134. Love the cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  135. Super cute! Love that little owl.

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  136. I'm not a big fan of owls in general, but I've got to say that this little owl is just the cutest thing ever! I love the card and how you cut up under his little wing to put the hat there to make him look like he's holding it. I love the creativity I see every time I read this blog. Keep up the great work! Cheers.... Christina :)

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  137. Absolutely adorable cards. I love the Art Impressions Owls. Thanks for the tip on how to stamp the owl without the party hat.

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  138. Love this hoot card and delecate flower with it. Your creative use of the hat is great. I am already an email recepient. Bonnie K

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  139. Adorable cards! ~God bless~

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  140. Both of these cards are adorable! I'm big into owls and have the birthday Whoot stamp. Thanks so much for the tip on how to make him "hatless" and thus more versatile!! Now off to shop to see if I can get a free "little whoot" stamp! Thanks for all the fun and inspiring creativity!

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  141. So cute! Love the tips and tricks you give us! Thanks so much!

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  142. Super cards and I love that little owl. Thank you for the inspiration and tutorial :).

    Hugs ~ Mette

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  143. very very cuuuutttee owl card love this much...tanks Kathy for the tutorial

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  144. Where do we order to get this free?

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  145. very fun cards, the owl stamp is so adorable... Your door idea is too fun.

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  146. Wow, that was a lot of awesome tips!

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  147. great cards.... this owl is soo cute <3

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  148. Kathy's cards are always fab! Thank you for the tips.

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