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Hi everyone! I am a veterinary technician living in NY who loves to pen pal and make cards in my spare time. I have never been good at crafts since I can barely draw a straight line with a ruler but I was determined to give it a go.  I love learning all the different techniques and ways to craft. Follow me on my journey as I grow as a card maker!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


Hey everyone! I finally was able to open up the card kit my friend picked up for me at Archievers. It came with a cute set of owl clear stamps with Halloween sentiments, a 6 x6 pad of designer paper, orange stickles, jeweled tape, wiggle eyes and some cardstock.  I have been looking forward to playing with this.  I saw the owl stamps and just had to have it.  I am obsessed with anything owl related! I cut the orange skull paper and fitted it to some black card stock.  This is a mini card measuring 4 by 6 inches.  The smallest card I have worked with yet.  I stamped the owl image on the orange paper first in black ink.   I stamped the same owl image on the mini pumpkin paper and the black chevron paper and fussy cut around each of them.  I then paper pieced them together.  My first time with paper piecing! So much fun. I stamped and fussy cut the boo sentiment that came with the kit.  I used a 1 inch circle punch to make the moon piece.  I added a line of the tape that also came in the kit along the bottom.  I used some orange and purple gems along the bottom from my stash to bling up the card a bit.  There are some orange stickles around the wiggle eyes.  I had so much fun making this card! More owl cards to come from the kit in different variations! I want to exchange some Halloween cards this year so hopefully this card will be enjoyed! I am always up for exchanging of cards. Isn't that so much fun?



Entering in the following challenges:

V's sweet blog : halloween
Incy Wincy designs challenges : halloween
THE pink elephant - photo inspiration
Cards for men halloween challenge
The crafty bloggers network- anything
Crafty Boots challenge halloween
Lexi's creations halloween
Artistic ispirations anything goes
Crafty sentiments designs halloween
Party Time Tuesdays - color challenge
craft room challenge feathered friends
Bearly-mine challenges - anything
Clear it out challenge blog - halloween orange stash gems
Creative card crew- moon
Creative craft challenge - anything
Oldie but a goodie challenge - spooky
card making mamas trick or treat
Crafts 4 eternity CAS
Crafty Catz halloween and GDT call
Totally gorjuss -w ings
Crafty Calender challenge - halloween
Sweet stampin challenge blog halloween
All that stickles halloween linky party
Glitter and sparkle challenge blog
Polkadoodles and studio 12 autumn crafting


  1. Cute Owl! I really like the chevron paper you used and the bling you added. Great job!

  2. Fabulous card Erin...LOVE the paper you used for this little fella.
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Cards for Men. hugs, Pat K xx

  3. Very cute card! I love the papers.

  4. What a GREAT card! Great color choices...and great image! Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out Challenge. Hope you join us again soon. (and Good Luck!!!)

    Kathy CIO DT

  5. Sweet card, I love the little owl, especially his eyes. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  6. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  7. Hi Erin, Great Halloween card, love the cutsie Owl...
    Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week..x

  8. This a fabulous card - that owl is adorable with his chevrons. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time

  9. Gorgeous owl, beautiful design.
    Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge, welcome again;-))m

  10. Hi Erin This Is Great Thanks For Sharing At Crafty Catz This Week

  11. Simply gorgeous, thank you for sharing with us at Artistic Inspirations

    Zoe DT

  12. Great card! thanks for sharing it with us at crafty catz this week. Naomi x

  13. A great card Erin and good idea of the paper piecing for the owl. thanks for joining our challenge at Sweet Stampin this week
    x catherine

  14. Super cute Owloween card!!! The chevron owl is terrific and I love the wiggle eyes.

  15. Great layout and a wonderful Halloween themed creation! Love your papers and the Owl's wiggle eyes. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations for our 'Halloween' challenge!

  16. Thanks for joining our challenge at TG this week. What an awesome card. hugs Sharon

  17. Thanks for joining us at crafty sentiments this week, good luck
    Hugs Kelly

  18. Super card.

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Susan x

  19. fab card love that chevron owl! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Incy Wincy,
    hugs Samantha :0)

  20. Just adorable - love the googly eyes! Thanks for joining us for the challenge at The Crafty Bloggers Network.

  21. Truly Halloweenie! Fab papers and adorable owl! So glad you joined is for our Halloween challenge at Cards for Men!

  22. Beautiful card. Unusual colour and I love how you play with it. Great job!!
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Halloween” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

  23. Adorable card Erin, thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stamin, good luck with the challenge. Hugz Suzanne DT

  24. Such a cute card...
    Thanks for sharing it with us at PTT..

  25. Stunning card and image.Thank you for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network with our anything goes challenge hugs Tania (DT) xx

  26. Wonderful project. Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew on our Sun,moon & star challenge. Hugs Tania (DT) xx

  27. Thanks so much for joining us at Craft-Room with your great card, the kit sounds fabulous and you've used it brilliantly, love that cute owl and vibrant colours...Esther xx

  28. Fab card love the paper pieced owl thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week
    Jenny x

  29. What a lovely card you have made here which fits perfectly the Bearly Mine Designs Challenge this week of “anything goes”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

  30. A super cute card, thank you for sharing it with us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  31. What a cute cute owl! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs!! We hope you play along with us again soon :)

  32. Great looking card! Guess what? You have become a card maker and you do have talent! Keep it up, creating is good for your heart and soul. Thanks for linking up to All That Stickles.

  33. Beautiful card with great design. Thanks for joining our challenge at Creative Card Crew!

  34. This is such a fun card! I love owls too but my mom says they are so '70's', lol. Anywho, thanks for joining us at the Clear it out Challenge blog, good luck :)

  35. Spooktacular card!
    Thanks for playing at Oldie but a Goodie!
    Helen x

  36. Boo to YOU!! :) Thanks for sharing with us at Card Makin' Mamas!
    Hugs, Adina

  37. Great card - love that owl!

    Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Calendar Challenge.

    Helen x