Friday, August 22, 2014

Sad Me, Sad Owl

Hi there friends,

How is your day/week coming along? Good, I hope!

You know how you are happily going along working on a project and you don't stop when you should have? Well.... That's what happened here.

See, I just realized a dear friend of ours REALLY is moving away from Hawai'i (who does that LOL)? She and her hubby are moving to the Oregon coast, a place close to where we moved from to come here. Suddenly I felt the urge to hurry and make her a card, about how I really feel so sad inside about her moving away, and this is what came out!

At first the owl looked normal, and all. I added the little miss you flag, and then.... "IT" happened. I picked up the glitter pen and started adding a ton of tears, rolling out of her eyes, added the eye lashes, and I even made a teeny TINY handkerchief, with holes for lace, and little flowers in each corner. SOMEBODY STOP ME!

Anyway, it really was how I was feeling, with a pit in my stomach, as reality sinks in that she is moving away. Waaaaahhhhhh! Do you know how hard it is to keep a friend? They move, fade away, make new friends, and yada yada. I want to hang on to each precious one I have. But alas, life happens and we learn to accept the inevitable.

Talk about gumption, I am entering this monstrosity I mean card into the StampTV autumn challenge lol.  You can click HERE to see StampTV's challenge.

The front:

The inside:

(And just in case you are brave enough to look closer at the crying owl....)


Stamp Sets: Autumn Blessings and Sunkissed Autumn, both from Gina K. Designs
Inks: Memento both pads and markers; Stampin' Up ink pads; Sakura glitter pens
Bakers Twine
Cardstock by Gina K. Design, Pure Luxury White and In the Navy; Pale yellow by Bazzill
Flag: toothpick with ends cut off

Handkerchief: MY PRIDE AND JOY -- I cut a tiny square 3/4 inch, scored it into fourths, folded it, colored tiny sparkle flowers in each corner, punched three holes along the edges on each side. Then I folded it up to look like a hanky waving in the wind.

I used a scallop cut out from chipboard to sponge the sky like clouds. You can't see, but all the leaves and acorns are stamped with ink, then colored over in Sakura glitter pens of each similar color.

Thank you very much for looking, and if you read the whole page, KUDOS !!!!!!!


  1. Love this card! Love the story behind the card. Moving on is so hard and keeping up with friends once a move is made is even harder. Best wishes with your friendship!

  2. Absolutely love your cute hanky! The sad owl will touch your friend, for sure!! A lot of love went into this, I can tell!

  3. Awe, this card is just so sweet. It really conveys what you are feeling. And it's NOT a monstrosity - it's super cute. Your friend is gonna love it!!!!


Your kind comments really encourage me a TON! Mahalo nui loa!