Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Owl Always Love You

Our dog wishes she could do this with a kitty!!
"Cat said, 'I am not a Friend and I am not a Servant.  I am the Cat who walks by himself and I wish to come into your Cave.' "  
                                                                 --------------Rudyard Kipling

(Our cats have their own way of saying this:  "We are the cats, you are only the people.")


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Hi, Friends.....

I am back with a quick card for a second entry into the MFP Speedy TV Simple Salutations Challenge.  The theme this week is to base your card on your favorite subject in school.  

As I mentioned in my last weird post, I majored in biology.....way back in the dark ages!!  My hubby did, too, and that's where we met.  <3 <3 <3  We had a lot of classes together, but some of the best ones were our field classes.  

Owl calling in Ornithology still ranks as one of our fondest school memories.....where our class would go out in the late evening to view owls by playing recordings of owl calls to attract them over to us.  Currently, we live in a place where a huge and rather rare species of owl, the Great Gray Owl, is quite common. We love seeing them.
 

Since owls hold such a special place in our hearts, I decided to make a sweet little owl card to send to hubby while he is away on an extended work trip.  I want him to know I miss him and that I appreciate how hard he works.

I wanted to keep this super simple and unadorned.  Face it, most guys just don't really care much about cards...and especially are not interested in fluff.  I liked the DCWV plaid background paper, though, and I hope it doesn't look too girly. 

My owl stamp is from the dollar rack at JoAnns and the I Love You is from Lil Inker - Rainbows and Clouds Sentiments.  They are both stamped in Distress Ink - Broken China and not even heat embossed.  I rounded all the corners and put the sentiment up on foam.  How's that for simple?   I think he will like this card. 

Oh, my goodness....I have been the very lucky random winner in some challenges lately!  You can see my latest badges in my sidebar.  I just love those badges and I hadn't had any new ones for a long time!!  Thanks so much, Vandicrafts and My Craft Creations!  

And, as always, a HUGE THANKS to MFP!! You are my go-to, one-stop blog for the most wonderful challenges everyday!!! 

Hope you liked my card and enjoyed hearing about owls. Hoo wouldn't? ;)


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Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. MFP Speedy TV Simple Salutations Challenge #112 - Your Favorite Class in School
2. Inspired by Stamping - IBSIC #85 - Color Challenge
3. Frosted Designs - Friday Challenge - Break out the Stamps
4. DL.Art September Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
5. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #147 - Anything Goes

30 comments:

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

Adorable! Being a "birder" I naturally find any subjects regarding birds a FAVE! Nicely done! Thanks for joining us at MFP Simple Salutations challenge.

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Pam
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Karenladd said...

Whooooo loves owls? I do!! I have quite a collection of owl stamps but this cutie is a winner! You are so right about guys usually not liking a lot of fluff so the plaid paper is just the right amount of pattern and color! Now I have to go check out your earlier card so I can read more about your college biology antics!

Sue D said...

Great card for your husband. I like this owl stamp.

Vickie Y said...

Adorable image and card; love your Owl memories! Thank you for playing along with us at MFP Simple Salutations Challenge.

Jo Ann said...

This is great. Love that you ink the image in blue. Worked wonderfully! Thanks for blessing us with your project for our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday...Please join us again in a new Challenge starting today. Leaving you with God's Word in Isaiah 40:8, "The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever." Hugs and blessings!

JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

Stampsnob said...

Love the story love the card I am sure he will appreciate it.............Lis..MFP DT

Janis said...

How cool that you are a birder! I like to think I am, but I don't go out birding very often. I just enjoy seeing the ones that make themselves obvious!! Ha. I do try to plant things around the property to attract them, though. Have you seen Great Grays?

Thanks so much for your nice comment on my card!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Karen!!! I love it that owls are so popular right now, because they are just the cutest things!!! Well, in real life, they aren't exactly cute....but they are intriguing, in a ruthless predator sort of way! Ha.

Some of the little owls are cute. A number of years ago hubby found a little bitty saw-whet owl in our chicken house one night hunting mice. Now THAT is cute!!! Awwww.... He got it safely out and on its way, elsewhere.....before one of our mouse-hunting cats got it.

College biology antics? Oh, Karen, you have no idea!! Ha. Those were the days!!!! But we all have to grow up, eventually. :) Still, lots of great memories.

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Sue!!! The owl is sweet, isn't it?

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Vickie!! Always love playing along at MFP!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Jo Ann, for your lovely comment. I appreciate the Christian emphasis at Word Art!!! Blessings to you!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Lis!!! It will be fun to send him something. Usually he's not gone long enough for me to think about doing that before it's too late for him to receive it while he's still there.

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Janis

Mynn xx said...

I'm sure your hubby LOVES this! The colors are fabulous and I adore that owl--what a cute image! Thanks for joining us at Inspired By Stamping! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

DIANA L. said...

So sweet - He will love it.!!
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes September Linky Party. Have a blessed day
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

Shan said...

What an adorable card. I just love that little owl. Thank you for joining us at Inspired by Stamping. I hope you have a wonderful week. Hugs, Shan

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wonderful color combo on your card!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Adorable!! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!

Bella said...

Janis, love your blog, and the owl, and the story. I think a kangaroo rat card would be nice too.

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Mynn. I have really loved playing with these IBS colors!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Diane!!! I appreciate your visit!!!

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Janis said...

Thanks for your sweet comment, Shan!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Lynda!! Did you see that you are one of my Double Giveaway winners? Please contact me ASAP so I can mail you your goodies!!! :)

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Julie!! I appreciate you stopping by and leaving your nice comment!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Bella....you found my blog!!! :) :) :) I wasn't sure if anyone ever looked at that line at the bottom of all my emails. Ha.

Weren't those owl-calling adventures fun? (As well as all our other biology misadventures?!!!) Do you remember how in owl calling it seemed like we'd always accidentally rewind the taped great horned owl call too far? In the stillness of the night, as we tried our best to avoid making any extraneous noises or whispers.....a booming voice would proclaim "GREAT HORNED OWL". Blew our cover every time! But the owls didn't seem to mind. hehehe... The digital age has taken all the gamble and risk out of owl calling!!!

Hey, a k-rat card would be wonderful.....if only I had a stamp!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Hope you will come visit me often!! Hey, you could come really visit me, too! I don't just mean on my blog. :)

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Janis

nupurcreatives said...

Such a cute card .... I am sure your husband will definitely love this cute owl card... Thanks for joining us at IBS... All the best :)

Donna Nuce said...

Such a sweet little owl. Great use of the color scheme. Thanks for joining us at Inspired by Stamping.

Janis said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I appreciate your visit!!!

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Janis said...

Thank you, Donna!! Those colors have been just the best this month!!!!

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Janis

Christine said...

Very cute and you are so right about making cards for the guys. They love the idea of them and the surprise but don't really notice the work involved. This is great.

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Christine!!! Yah....no frills, no anything fun for guy cards. My hubby loved receiving this. He had to pull my blog up for all the office staff where he was that week. <3 <3 <3

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Janis