even though it rained for most of the day, it was still warm!!  i will take what I can get!  yes i am going tim holtz style again (for all ya wondering, he is a pretty awesome guy who makes pretty awesome cards and stuff, but he never capitalizes in his blog…check him out www.timholtz.typepad.com).  so i received my FREE, yes FREE stamp set from stampin’ up!’s sale-a-bration…for every $50 you spend from stampin’ up!, you receive FREE stuff!  and there is no limit, spend $100, get two items FREE!  check out www.nicolemoyer.stampinup.net for all the details!   so back to the cards!

i used punch bunch stamp set from stampin’ up! (yes a FREE set) and stamped the owl in early espresso ink on whisper white cs.  then i punched out the owl with the coordinating two-step owl punch and punched out his vest from the green and white polka dot paper from the jolly holiday dsp.  i colored his beak with an orange colored pencil, glued on his vest and a heart (from the punch) and added some googly eyes (what fun)!! i used tempting turquoise cs, and layered chocolate chip cs that i stamped with itty bitty backgrounds (retired) in versa mark.  i stamped happy birthday from afterthoughts stamp set (hostess exclusive) in tempting turquoise ink on whisper white cs, cut out and layered on old olive cardstock that i punched with the scallop trim border punch.  i added that to the card and used dimensionals to attached the owl!  so owlin’ cute!!

did all the same as above, but used elegant eggplant, melon mambo and old olive cs,and elegant eggplant ink.  i stamped the flower from afterthoughts set in versa mark on the melon mambo cs and i also added some dazzling diamonds to the heart!  always need some bling bling!