friends with flair friday

It is Friends with Flair {FWF} Friday for the customers of the Unity Stamp Company.  A day full of inspiration from Unity Stampers.

One blog has a secret blinky and one lucky winner will be selected from that blog to win a very generous prize. If you are on the hunt, good luck.  The list of participating Friends with Flair hoppers can be FOUND HERE.  Don’t forget to leave a comment, we all need some love and maybe a prize!

Ok, I seem to be addicted to these now.  I think ATCs are just the coolest.  I decided to make one using the little owl from my new Unity Stamp Company October kit of the month.  Isn’t he just darling.


The Esty Inspired Challenge this week is The Little Red door and I picked this item.  I loved the colors and it made me think of gnomes and owls.  Well, I don’t have gnome stamps, so I just {had} to go with an owl.  And I have been eyeing this guy since he arrived.  Flourishes also challenged us to use a border stamp, so I pulled out one of my trusty Fiskars punchers.

The sketch is from the 2 Sketches 4 you DT call.  I’ve been a follower of their challenges for a while and they have some of the best sketches.


Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.


Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper

Patterned Paper: Sassafrass Lass

Stamps: Unity Stamp Company (October KOM 2009), Hero Arts (CL178 you hoo), All Night Media (woodgrain)

Ink: Colorbox Queue

Other: Scallop circle punch (EK success), twine, chocolate brown embossing powder, white paint pen, Fiskars border punch (apron)


I absolutely love and appreciate all comments.  Thanks for the love!


  1. anat simon

    Lisa this card is sooo beautiful!!!
    love this

  2. Rachel B

    WOW Lisa, This is so stinkin’ CUTE! I love the window with the little owl peeking! SO CUTE! And I love the paper piecing (that is next weeks unofficial theme)! Adorable!

  3. Jacquie

    Wow I LOVE this!! The owl is popular this week! 😉

  4. de

    AMAZING card! I love this! So cute! That owl is too darn cute!

    Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week too!

  5. Lisa Henke

    ooooo, and Ahhhh! love ths owl, so glad I’m seeing him all over today. your card is just the cutest with him peeking through. tfs!

  6. Jeanne Forsyth

    I love this cute little owl. Perfect for an ATC!

  7. stephanie muzzulin

    Another awesome creation love it!!!

  8. Jodi (jodinjaz)

    LOVE the owl with the woodgrain and everything else you used. I’ve never made an ATC, might have to try it, thanks for sharing!!!

  9. Rona

    that is the cutest!! love him peeking out like that!

  10. Jessica D.

    Adorable card! Love the border punch you used and the fun shape of it!

  11. Donna

    Lisa…when your page popped up on my screen the first thing I did was smile…You card is sooo cute I love it!! Stunning creation sweetie…You totally rocked your challenges…Xx

  12. Kerry

    I love how you have the owl peeking out of the hole in the tree!

  13. Tenia Nelson

    This card is super duper cute!!! tfs!!

  14. michele L.

    that is such an adorable card

  15. Kathy J (Wattle)

    This is just adorable!!! Love how you did your border punch!! Thanks for playing FTTC!!

  16. Lori

    Soooooo cute! Love the cutout on the woodgrain!

  17. Diane Jaquay

    This is SO cute, like others have said, LOVE the way you have the owl peeking through the scallop cutout!

  18. terisplace

    Hi Lisa!
    I came here via the Paper Crafts blog.
    I can’t believe I haven’t been here before. Love, love your cards. You have great style.
    I hope you are submitting them. They are awesome!
    I will be back by.

    Take care,
    Paper Crafts Go-to-Gal

  19. Carole (FibreJunky)

    I love making ATCs, too. They’re so much fun! I love how you have the owl peeking through – and how it looks like a knothole in a tree. Too cute!

  20. de

    Lisa congrats on your win for EtsyInspired & Your Next Stamp! This ATC is too darn cute! If you don’t have anyone to send it to, just let me know and I’ll forward my address! HE HE. 🙂

  21. Mandy Cheshire

    No way! This is adorable! 🙂 I love the faux wood. Definitely fits the inspiration!

  22. dawn k

    that woodgrain makes it perfect!

  23. Mary Giles

    Very cute how you made this owl look like it was peeking out of a hole in a tree.

  24. Angie

    love this Lisa, great peek a boo hole for this cute owl.

  25. Betty

    Lisa, this is fantastic and so super cute!!! Thanks so much for playing FTTC!!!

  26. Kathy J (Wattle)

    CONGRATULATIONS on winning the FFTC39 challenge!!!! 🙂

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