Thursday, January 30, 2014

Paper Smooches January DT Blog Hop

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches February release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase at 12:01am, Eastern time...on February 1st.  There will be an Anniversary celebration at the Paper Smooches blog on February 1st, so please stop by and celebrate with us!  You will find our new releases HERE
To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize! 
  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog
  • The prize - a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your changes) 
  • You have until midnight MT on Sunday, February 2nd to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, February 3rd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

To increase your chances of winning:
  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop
(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

Today I get to share what I made with the new Hooties set.

Supplies: 
Cardstock: (blue) We R Memory Keepers, (ivory, kraft) World Win,  Stamps: (branch, leaves, sentiment, owl: Hooties set) Paper Smooches, Ink: (Rich Cocoa) Memento, Makers: Copic, Embossing folder: Darice, Corner Rounder: We R Memory Keepers
Size: 4.25"x5.5"

As you might have guessed Hooties is an owl themed set. Remember a few years ago when owls were all the rage in the crafty world, and then they sort of disappeared? Well, I missed them and think Hooties is a perfect way to bring them back! Just look at that cute little guy sitting there on his curly q branch...SO cute!

What do you think? Were you missing owls from your crafty projects too?

Make sure to pop on over to JJ's blog next, you know she has something fabby to share!

Have fun everyone and good luck!
Heidi

192 comments:

Kathy said...

Love the owls! Glad to see them.

Anonymous said...

This is adorable! Love the colors you chose, and the embossing on the tree parts is great! DF Morgan

Chitra Nair said...

This is so cute!!! Love the embossed tree...

Barb said...

I love the owls, Your card is so sweet and well-designed. Thanks for sharing!

Jessica said...

I LOVE owls! And I love how you embossed the paper pieced branches, how fun!!!!! :)

Jessica said...

I shared the blog hop on Facebook! :)

Pam said...

Very cute, great to see this owl in stamp form, I think it's the same digi I have!

barbara macaskill said...

I love the simplicity of your card!!! The owl is so cute and I love the tree and branches!!! TFS!

barbara macaskill said...

I shared on FB!https://www.facebook.com/mommamac12/posts/689557071096812?stream_ref=10

barbara macaskill said...

I tweeted! https://twitter.com/barbaramacaskil/status/428901984851070978

barbara macaskill said...

I shared on my brand new blog! http://barbspapercraftbasics.blogspot.com/2012/04/test.html#comment-form

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Tweeted! https://twitter.com/ValByDesign/status/428905326289506304

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Shared on Facebook :) https://www.facebook.com/ValByDesign

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

(hmm, I already left a comment on how much I loved the card, but it's not showing up. If it eventually does, go ahead and delete this one) Your card is ADORABLE! The scene is precious, and the expression on the owl is priceless and makes me giggle!

Maeghan M. said...

So happy to see owls make a bit of a comeback! TFS!!!

Disco Queen said...

Wow Heidi! I've put 'The Hooties' at the top of my wish list.

Marlou McAlees said...

adorable!!! sooooo cute ♥

Cat Craig said...

Love the whimsy of the branch coming in from the right with the HI sentiment. To fun!

Sharla said...

Owls are awesome, and your card is adorable!

Jane White said...

So cute! I like owls!

albrennick said...

Love Owls, and your card is just too cute!!!

Dana D. said...

Super cute card. Love the owl.

Amy Pjura said...

i think the owl trend is coming back! cute card!

Kailash said...

Super duper cute, love that adorable owl!!!

Kailash said...
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Kailash said...

Shared on Facebook too!!

Jessica Yoder-Jones said...

LOVE that cute owl. lol

Anthea said...

That is darling!

Linda T said...

Super sweet card! I just love that owl.

Lucinde said...

I think I'm already in love with the hooties set :). Great card!

Morag said...

I saw the word Hooties and started to smile... I've loved Kim's owls since she started to design stamps way back... so happy there is a whole set of these hootie cuties coming!

JoAnn said...

Love the cute owls. Great card.

Johanna (JP) said...

That owl was very "wisely" used... hee hee. I love the idea of an OWL set! I'll be ordering that one for sure...

Cristine said...

This card is wonderful! It's simple but makes a big statement. Thanks for sharing!

Cristine said...

I shared this hop on fb!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

very cute Heidi!

grandmato19 said...

Owls still remain a favorite of mine. Wonderful to see new ones coming on the scene! Cute hoots!

Rubycat said...

I really LOVE the wood grain impression on your tree - so cute!

Kit said...

The card is a hoot. The texture for the trees and colors are all quite adorable.

Cornelia W said...

Your card is a hoot - but why do you have word recognition on? Such a pain.....

Lisa Petrella said...

I love owls, and he is just adorable!!! Also love the way you've colored the owl and embossed the tree/branch!!

Melissa F said...

LOVE the textured tree and the cute cartoony owl

grammypat said...

Great little Hootie sitting in the tree coming to say HI to you and me. --great

Tracy said...

I love owls too. I would love to see a comeback!!! Cute card thanks for sharing.

Carol Perry said...

This is so adorbs! I love that you embossed the wood grain for the card too. Happy to see some Owls too in the mix.

conil said...

OMG, gotta have that owl...it looks 3 sheets to the wind. Seriously, love this card.

Lindsey said...

Your tree looks awesome and I super love the branch you added on the other side for placement of your sentiment.

linda cencelewski said...

My heart skipped a beat when I saw the little owl. I love owls!!! Can't wait to buy these. I shared the blog hop on FB.

bearsmother said...

I miss the owls too. they were so cute. Glad they're back. Great card.

marylouh said...

I shared the blog hop on FB

Tessa Wise said...

I've always loved the owls trend so I'm glad to see something new! What a fun card you made- I love the embossing on the tree!

Weenie Thomas said...

Awww...Such a cute card.

Mary-Anne V said...

Very cute...love the wood grain embossed trunk.

Mary-Anne V said...

I FB about the hop.

Mary-Anne V said...

I posted about the hop on my Flickr account (blog) http://www.flickr.com/photos/74238397@N06/12224490253/

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

I hope they make a comeback too & this is a fun set to start with. Your card is adorable. Love the tree. Thanks.

Amante del Papel said...

it's a cute card, with fantastic texture!

Vicki Dutcher said...

This owl made me smile~

PiecesByEmily said...

super cute... love those owls!

Ann Kulseth said...

Very cute card!

Kristie Goulet said...

Super cute owl!

Bethany Lau said...

I love the owl!

Jodylynn said...

I have missed the owls-love them!!

Rita said...

Love the card, the owl makes me smile!

Ariana Garber said...

Adorable owls!

Jingles Max said...

LOVE the card, it is too adorable. I awed it!

Amy C. said...

Fun card! I like your placement of the tree trunk. Gives the card a very different look than I may have thought of.

Celine Blacow said...

That is beyond cute!

Sue D said...

Very cute--I love owls!

syd said...

My daughter loves owl anything and they ARE making a come back!

Stephanie said...

Cool owl!

Sandi said...

Love that droopy eyed lil' owl and your coloring is fabulous!

JanLee said...

My daughter is obsessed with owls, so I am glad owls are coming back! Great card.

Suzi said...

We are very partial to owls at our house, so this is a big hit! TFS!

Moid Ali said...

Amazing

cghundley said...

Owls rule!
Such a cute
card and the
stamp is so
adorable.
Carla from Utah

Tona said...

I love everything about this card! That is the cutest owl & I really like how you used it.

karenelr said...

OH so stinkin' cute! I hope those branches are part of the hooties set, too! I do so love the owls and have seen a more lately! Thanks for sharing the beautiful card with us!

Amy C. said...

I shared the blog hop on Facebook!

Barb Ghig said...

Such a charming card, Heidi...I love it!!!

VARedGem said...

They did seem to disappear, but I've done my job to keep them alive! Love your card!

Sheila H said...

Your owl is super sweet - perfectly CAS.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Super cute! I love the embossed wood!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

I posted on Facebook.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

I tweeted

Samantha Mann said...

loooooooooove that curly q branch!!!!! soooo adorable!! that owl - ...AWESOME! I LOVE that it looks a little sarcastic looking! lol!! best owl expression ever!! and the woodgrains and blue sky is a lovely match!! so much fun!

Michele Clay said...

Sweet owl and branch!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Yeah Owls!!!! I can't wait to see more! Cute card BTW!

Judy said...

Love the little owl, his face is so sweet. Thanks for sharing.

Beautiful Bouquets said...

A gorgeous fun card, I love the owls.
I have shared on Facebook x

Betty Sue said...

The owls are so cute!!

Terri E. said...

Fun card.

luvhymns said...

When I first saw the tree trunks,mi thought they were elephant trunks. Look the owl theme also.

Shona Chambers said...

Super cute owl, he looks so sleepy!!

stampsilly71 said...

the owl is so cute and I really dig the texture on the tree! GREATNESS!

Helen F. said...

Oh My gosh, this owl is too darn cute, Heidi! Love your tree also :)

Gail T. from GA said...

These owls are just adorable! I love them!

Barb said...

Very sweet card!

Ruth G said...

Sweet owl and super fun embossing and colors! TFS!

Danielle Pajot said...

Owls are "out"??? Ha, I guess I have always just loved them. I use them all the time in my classroom decor! Well, I must say you made me fall in love with that cute little owl...Love him!

Heather Thompson said...

very cute!!! i love it

Brandi Beyer said...

I just love that funky little PS owl!!! Great card.

Miriam Prantner said...

Oh I do love that curled up branch and the woodgrain! Wonderful card!

Miriam Prantner said...

I shared on FB about the hop

Miriam Prantner said...

And I tweeted about the hop: https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/429105840902000640

ScrapaDiddle said...

Great effects on the tree!

Larissa Heskett said...

YEP!! LOVING your Sweet card design and that embossed tree!! =) THANKS for shairng and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Di said...

Love your embossed tree and whooo can go wrong with owls?

Kris in Alaska said...

TOTALLY cute! I adore that owl!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Lysa said...

I ♥ that owl!

Judith van Stam said...

Wow! Gorgeous!

Carolyn said...

Owls are still cute, especially that one. Cute card.

Marsha said...

Love those owls … such a sweet card.

Toni C said...

Hehe, so cute!

Meg said...

This looks super cute - can't wait for the big Reveal!

Scrapfaire said...

The extra branch is ADORABLE! Love that owl!!

~amy~ said...

super CUTE, love that classic Kim owl!

Katherine said...

Love the hoodies! Can't wait to see the rest of the set. Your card is ADORABLE!

Karen said...

very cute...

kindred.souls said...

So cute.... my daughter simply adores owls - I may have to try my hand at something similar :)

cheryl l. said...

That card is too cute!

Hippymom83 said...

Love your cute owl!

Hippymom83 said...

I blogged this!

Hippymom83 said...

I tweeted this!

Hippymom83 said...

I facebooked this!

Nancy Carroll said...

LOVE CAS, owl remember this one! AWESOME! Thanks for sharing your wonderful craftiness!

Nancy Carroll said...

tweeted as taraseamus

Nancy Carroll said...

blogged as nancecarroll.blogspot.com

Nancy Carroll said...

shared on facebook nancy.carroll.142

Peggy B said...

I'll be glad to have owls come back - and this one is a cutie!

terri foltz said...

Yes I am missing the owls!! Why did they go away?? So happy Paper Smooches is bringing them back. Love those curled branches and the coloring you did on him is amazing!!

scrappin_in_AK said...

cute card - love the embossed tree

C Wu said...

such a cute card.

~Tammy~ said...

Love the colors and embossing! Cute cute card!

Maria Giselle B. said...

Love your owl card. Nice detailed tree. I like the embossing folder you used.

Sabrina said...

Such a cute card and a cute owl!!1

Linda S said...

Love the texture on the tree!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Great tree. I love how you positioned it. TFS

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

I shared with all my crafty friends on FB

Debbie Caldwell said...

I am for sure needing this set...adorable, who doesn't like owls?

Amanda said...

Such a funny little owl. Love your card!

Amanda said...

I tweeted about the blog hop!

Chris D. said...

What an adorable card! Love it!

Cheryl W said...

Love that sleepy-looking little owl! Great card.

Beachy said...

I absolutely love the Hooties set, and the card you made is so cute! Love the color combo, too!

Iris said...

Super cute card - love the owl.
isoscia at aol dot com

Nora N. said...

How CUTE!! I love that little owl and the colors you used on this.

Celeste Goff said...

Heidi, your card is absolutely adorable! I especially love the embossed tree! So super cute!

Moosisk said...

I just love this adorable little owl! So cute! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Tiffany G said...

Cute card!! Absolutely love the owl!!! Def. need this stamp set!! :)

Maye M.L said...

Heidi: This owl's dreamy eyes are hard to resist! Cheers

Tiffany G said...

I Facebooked about the hop!!

Tiffany G said...

I also tweeted about the hop!!

Kylie said...

I think "Hooties" is my favourite of all the new releases! Gorgeous card!

Kim Potts said...

Yes! I love owls. I really want the Hooties set :) Putting this at the top of my wish list.

Kelly Flaherty said...

The owls is so darn cute!

McStamper said...

What a great card.

Michelle Liimatainen said...

cute, cute, cute.

pcm said...

what a cute card!

loulou said...

Fantastic card, great CAS design and I love these colours. The owl is so adorable

heartforhandmade said...

Love that detail woodgrain texture and that owl, total cuteness. Love it

Sheryl said...

These owls have the most personality ever. Love it.

Rita C Jackson said...

Very nice card and well put together. Excellent use of embossing.

Hamutal Shafrir said...

Great card! That sleepy owl is just adorable and the wood grain embossing on the trunk and branches is genius.

teresa currie said...

Fun new card, Heidi. I love your work!!

Rachel said...

love the woodgrain tree-very nice!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

I posted on my blog about the Hop! http://www.valbydesign.com/paper-smooches-quill-you-be/

Lynne in NI said...

So cute! Glad to see owls making a return :)

Kelly B. said...

All the new releases are awesome as always!

reallyonemorething said...

What a great owl. Cute card!

mandalj said...

I love your card! It shows Hooties off perfectly!

cm said...

Super cute, super inspiring! A fabulous showcase of the new release!
c

Jomama said...

Hooties are the cutest!! Love the wood grain too!

Isha Gupta said...

So cute and adorable. Love your card.

Indy said...

So, so cute!!
Hugs, Debbie!

Indy said...

Shared about hop on my blog.
Hugs, Debbie!

Indy said...

Tweeted about hop.
https://twitter.com/DeborahOwens8/status/430060180907126784

Indy said...

Also shared about hop on FB.

Sabina said...

This is a very cute card, with fantastic texture!

Robin B. said...

What a cute card! I love the colors and the owl, thanks for the inspiration!

Karenladd said...

Love that wise and whimsical owl!

Karenladd said...

tweeted! https://twitter.com/karenladd/status/430099780279078912

Karenladd said...

shared on FB! https://www.facebook.com/karen.ladd.779/posts/516603895123683?stream_ref=1

Kanan Pandya said...

This is super adorable. Love how you created this cute scene,wonderful texture for the tree. :-)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I have been waiting for this stamp set FOREVER! I absolutely looooooooove that owl image! LOL! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Great card, Heidi! <3

Sandra said...

love that owl! fun card!
Sandra ltb

Susie said...

Totally love the woodgrain embossing.

Parker said...

Like the idea of embossing on the vellum. Colors give such a soft look. The fun Hooties made me smile. I like the way the limb curls in a happy way. I intend to fb this.

Barbra said...

Love your owl card! It's a hoot!

NatQuebec said...

Very nice card !

Lisa Norstrom said...

I hardly have any owl stamps - especially none as cute as hootie - cute card!

Nicole Parmentier said...

What a cute card! I love the texture on the tree!!