Saturday, July 23, 2011

Operation Owl Thank You Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Operation Owl Thank You" Blog Hop!!

Today the Getting Cricky design team and some special guests are coming to you for a special blog hop "thanking" Kristal for all she has done for us. We will each be featuring special "Thank You" card to be mailed to Kristal.

I made this Owl card for my friend Kristal.  I am so happy to have found her blog months ago.  I feel so blessed that she ask me to be on her DT.  I have had the time of my life! Thank you from the bottom of my heart Kristal! :)

When I found this, Kristal came to mind.  She is the most giving person that I know. 
 The Art of Giving

We give of ourselves when
we give gifts of the heart:
Love, kindness, joy, understanding,
sympathy, tolerance, forgiveness.

We give of ourselves when
we give gifts of the mind:
ideas, dreams, purposes, ideals,
principles, plans, inventions, projects, poetry.
We give of ourselves when
we give gifts of the spirit:
prayer, vision, beauty, aspiration,
peace, faith.

We give of ourselves when
we give the gift of words:
encouragement, inspiration, guidance

I used flock for this Owl, I think she turned out cute!

Our Design Team term is coming to an end and we just want to be sure to let Kristal know how much she has meant to us over the last 3 month. Wow, how time flies when you are having fun. If you are interested in participating, you can add your card to the link below and mail them to the address here.

If you've hopped along from Becka then you are in the right place!! If you are just joining me from your dashboard, or reading this via email, please be sure to CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Brenda's blog (I wouldn't want you to miss a THING!!)...

We have some Blog Hop CANDY for one lucky WINNER!!!

Amy Chomas has graciously donated a mini gel pen set and holder
as our grand prize and some of the ladies have also added to the pot (surprise package). 

You must go to each blog and leave a comment (following would be nice also) to qualify for the grand prize.
Brenda will be picking one lucky winner on Wednesday, July 27th. So make sure to go back here and see if you won.

For my Blog Candy I will be giving away Kristal's Amazing you Stamp set.  Good Luck to everyone.

I will be giving everyone 3 chances to win!

1.  Leave a comment with a way for me to get in touch with you.
2.  Become a follower.
3.  Add my button to your blog.

Now head on over to Ro and check out what she has in store for you and if you get lost along the way, here is your lineup.


Amanda said...

This is SO cute! I love the colors you used!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Amanda said...

I am a follower of your blog.

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Eva said...

so cute...I love the pink flocked owl...adorable.

Eva :~)

jennyplace2 said...
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jennyplace2 said...

Such a sweet card for even a sweeter lady! Kristal is going to love it! TFS! New follower, and hope you will do the same.

Erika Valdez said...

OOOH!! Kathy your card is beautiful!! I love the colors you used! Just perfect!

Lots of Love,

Jenni said...

Your owl is just so cute! I've never used flock before but you've given me lots of inspiration.
Thanks for the fun,
Hugs, Jenni

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful, Kathy! The flocked owl could not be any cuter! The colors are just fabulous together! Gorgeous card - Kristal will love this! I'm so happy to be hopping along with you :)


littlen said...

cute card. tfs.

littlen said...

i'm a long time follower of your blog.

Jenni said...

I forgot to mention, I'm already a follower and also added your button to my blog.
Hugs, Jenni

Karen said...

Beautiful card! I love the bright colors!


Karen said...

I'm a follower of your blog. :)


JulieK said...

Kathy this is precious! I love this owl! Kristal will love it too!


Lynda said...

I LOVE this card! Wonderful color choices!!! You did a great job!

rlhamm1 at gmail dot com

Squirlygirl said...

Great job Kathy :) Your flocked owl is very cute. I'm so glad that we have gotten to know each other over the past 3 months!

Mrs. Sassy Crafter said...

Hello! what a cute card, I'ma new follower, hoping from the other "Operation Owl Thank You Blog Hop"

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful Owl theme especially like the flocking. My daughter likes Owls so I may be borrowing ideas from these. I'm a new follower of your blog.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Brenda said...

Ha Kathy, your owl is ADORABLE. I love that little crown too. Flock huh? I am going to have to try this.
Thanks for your amazing projects on the design team. You did a superb job.
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

Patti B said...

Great card. Thanks for all your work.


Patti B said...

I am a follower of yours


Patti B said...

I grabbed your button for my page.
thanks for all the inspiration you give to the craft world.


Jen_H said...

Very adorable card. I love the owl, she is so pretty! I am already a follower and I am adding you button to my blog. TFS and for the chance to win!
~~Jen H~~

mamawcindy said...

Oh,Kathy I Love your Sweet Card! Kristal is going to Love It! I Love Owls and I am Loving this Hop! :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

mamawcindy said...

I'm a follower of your blog!!! Thank you so much for becoming a follower of my new blog. :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com
cindys-greencricut.blogspot dot com

mamawcindy said...

Kathy,Added your button to my new blog. I need to have a button. Not sure how. This blog stuff is so new to me. :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

stefeni said...

Cute card, that owl is my all time favorite.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Kelly S said...

Your card is adorable, Kathy! I am already a follower and I have added your blinkie to my blog.


Charlotte said...

Oh, I love the WE GIVE OF OURSELVES. It is all of what Kristal stands for. Thank you for sharing it. Your card is just so pretty and sweet. i love the colors and the little owl is fabulous!!! Kristal is going to love it.

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

I love your card....its so adorable!

mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Im already a follower

mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Cely said...

One of my favorite cuts on Create a critter! I'm already a follower. :)

cely_rohr at hotmail dot com

rakiya32 said...

Love your project! I am a new follower!

Kate said...

This is too cute! I love it.



love the orange and pink together. i am already a follower
sierrababy08 @ hotmail dot com

CraftyShell said...

AWWEEE! so cute love the owl.

Percilla G said...

LOve the colors.
I have flocking powder and have yet to use it but after seeing what you did - I might need to play with it.
Thanks for the inspiration
Now a follower and look forward to returning and seeing what you are up to

OmaGloria said...

Very pretty card. Do you have any tips on using flock? It never works for me.

Precious Hugs

Emily said...

This is so darling! I love the pink!

Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

S.Bayles said...

I already follow you. I love all the projects that you and the DT team do... Thanks to the DT team and also Kristal is AWSOME.... I sent her the card that I posted on my blog Friday. I knew I was going away and thought I may not have time to do the hop. Great Job.. Hurry back Kristal...

shersl84bed said...

Great card, love the pinks.

Smiles Sher

shersl84bed said...

I'm a follower of your blog.

Smiles sher

shersl84bed said...

I also added your button to my blog at

Smiles Sher

Lynn B. said...

Really cute, I love the flocking! I am a follower and put your button on my blog. Have a great weekend.

Lynn B.

salido99 said...

I think this is my favorite owl!! Love the colors you used. I followed you by e-mail. I do not have a blog yet, so I cannot add your badge.

Jenny said...

Love you owl card so cute....also like the color combo.

jennykingham at att dot net

scrapperbecka said...

Love your card. The owl is so cute. Love your new blog look too.
Becka M
Your DT sister

Judy said...

Love your little 'flocked' owl -- great job and she will love it!
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

Judy said...

And I am a new follower.. Thanks!
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

Scrappy Jackie said...

I am a happy new follower! And I think your card is adorable. Great colors! Pjritsema at gmail dot com

Lisa R. said...

Fabulous! Love the color combo. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com (follower)

Susan said...

This is such a charming card. I love the yellow/pinks you used. Kristal will love it. You are all so thoughtful, it speaks volumes on how wonderful she is doesn't it?

I hope you stop over by my blog sometime, I'm putting up your button! :)


Sandy said...

Very cute card! I am a new follower. If I can figure out how to, I will add your button to my blog.

McVic said...

This little owl is my fav! Love that cart!!! To cute

McVic said...

Im a follower!

Lady Fair said...

Cute card, the flocking on the owl is adorable. TFS!

meredemaison said...

What a cute card! I'm sure the flocking will make it even better for Kristal when she gets to open it!!!

scrapinmamaof2 said...

Very elegant looking. I love it. Thanks for sharing your time and talent on the gcdt!

scrapinmamaof2 said...

Oh I have been following your blog for a while!

felkatz said...

awww cute card.. love how you did the sentiment!!


Teela said...

what a really cute card! I'm a follower and hope you'll follow me:
This is a wonderful tribute to Kristal,who is so kind and generous and encouraging to everyone! Thanks,

Heather said...

I love the card. The colors are just great. thanks so much for sharing it with us.

God Bless
Heather Pullen

Ro Donner said...

Adorable owl! Love the card, and I'm sure Kristal will too! Thanks for sharing!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the colors you used.

Amy E said...

I love your card! Your little pink owl is so adorable!!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

Amy E said...

I'm a follower of your blog.

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

Angiebug said...

Adorable owl. Kristal will love it. You ladies are amazing. I became a follower today of so many wonderful sites. thank you