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Saturday, March 9, 2013

OWH Animal Pun Blog Skip

Welcome!  This is Ronni Unger speaking!  I am so excited to present my cards and be part of this Stampers Best event.  I hope you have visited and enjoyed the blogs prior to mine.  If you would like to order these stamp sets here is the link - https://www.stampersbest.com/product.php?productid=623.  Stampers Best makes awesome, deep cut stamps.  The images come out crisp and clean - and they sometimes include a free OWH stamp! 

For my first card, I would like to present - drum roll please! 
This set also comes with a stamp to make waves and bubbles.  I used Neenah Solar White 120 lb for the card base and the sentiments.  For the card itself, I used paper from the Do-Wop & Tiddly Winks 12x12 pad, and Stampin Up Mariner Mist and Lucky Limeaid as a layer.  And Stampin Up punches on the sentiments.  I had to use googly eyes!  And the beautiful leaf ribbon (my favorite ribbon of all time) is by May Arts.  I stamped the fish on Hammerhill 80 lb paper-my favorite for Copics.  To color the fish I used YG11 13 and 17, R20 and 22, BG0000, and B000.  And I added Stampin Up Pearls for water bubbles.

For my second card, Mr. Puffin Stuff (that's my name for the bird!):

Can you tell I love, love, love that ribbon!  My Copics teacher introduced me to it, and I bought several yards.  May Arts does make the best ribbon!    For this card I used Neenah Solar White 120 lb for the card base and the sentiments.  Basic Gray Marjolaine for the card  front.  This is a 6x6 pad.  I stamped the Bird on Hammerhill 80 lb paper-my favorite for Copics. To color the bird I used R24 35 and 46, N0, C1, Y15 17 19 and 38, and B000 for shading.  AGAIN - I had to use a googly eye!   For embellishment I used black glossy nail heads - I do not know the brand  (I have to start saving the wrappers!)


For my last and final card - my favorite of the three - the turtle!  I love the sentiments - Turtley Awesome - how fun is that!  And there is another sentiment in the set - Shellebrate!  Cute!  I love coloring turtles - there is so much variety that you can use! 


I used Neenah Solar White 120 lb for my card base and Hammerhill 80 lb to stamp the turtle and sentiment on.  A change for me!  I used Spellbinder ovals to cut out the turtle and the layer behind him, and also an EK border punch.  I used Stampin up Crumb Cake and Basically Black paper for layering. A leftover piece of the Basic Gray paper used in Mr. Puffin Stuff's card, some very very old scraps of grass paper to cut out grass using the MFT Fresh Cut Grass die.  I used May Arts stripped ribbon behind the turtle and tied a piece of leftover twine around the top layer of ribbon.  Now to the good stuff- I colored the turtle and his shadow with: R59, E79, BG18, YR24, Y11 and 13, YG01 03 63 93 and 95, and G99. Whew.   He has googly eyes -of course  and a few jewels from an unknown source. 

I hope you have enjoyed your visit.  Please leave a message if you are so inclined.  I am sorry I didn't do blog candy - I don't know how to use the random generator yet.

If you want to go back - here are the links:

1) OWH Stars & Stamps http://www.operationwritehome.org/starsandstamps/
2) Kristie @ The Best Things in Life Are Pink: http://eponinekc.blogspot.com/
3) Jan @ She's Gone Digital: http://www.jans-gonestampin.blogspot.com/
4) Kathryn @ Kathryn's Cards: http://kathrynscards.blogspot.com/
5) Marlene @ Cubbyhole Creations: http://marlenescubbyholecreations.blogspot.com/ 6) Allison @ Allison's Creations: http://allisonscreations.blogspot.com/
7) Sandy @ I Can't Stop Embellishing: http://sandyallnock.com/
8) Lee Mae @ Boxes of Dogs: http://boxesofdogs.blogspot.com/
9) Marianne @ Petunia's Paper Passion: http://diaryofascrapbooker.blogspot.com/

To continue on your journey-be sure to visit Julie Fountain's blog

  11) Julie @ Handmade by Julie:  http://www.handmadebyjulie.com/?p=3312

Have an awesome weekend - it's raining here in sunny Arizona!  Stay warm, dry, and craft with gusto........


Ronni



47 comments:

  1. All your cards are adorable! I love how you used the leaf ribbon, especially with the fish card. Your coloring is wonderful! And the googly eyes are a cute addition.

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  2. Ronni!!! Awesome cards. My favorite is the Turtle! And I also have to say that Googly Eyes give the little guys character! ;)

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  3. your cards are all sure to bring smiles! they are super cute! :)

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  4. I am loving the minnow card....so much eye candy to look at from the pretty fish (great coloring), to the leaf ribbon (some texture), the wavy background paper, and then the details with the sentiment. Just lovely! Thank you for sharing.
    Melissa T.

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  5. Very cute with the googly eyes. Love how you used the pattern papers to make your "scenery."

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  6. OK- your eyes are so much fun! And all of your paper choices are excellent! And Mr Puffin Stuff is my favorite! (brings me back to childhood-singing in my head- HR Puffin Stuff....)! Your leaves add such nice texture! Wonderful cards and wonderfully fun post!

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  7. Your cards are so cute and fun. And I just love the May Arts ribbon also. Your backgrounds for the cards are just awesome. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Nifty striped ribbon treatment on the turtle card, Ronni. That one is my favorite because of the combination of patterns and textures you used. It's awesome that you showcased all three sets!

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  9. I love that ribbon too! It's so fun. And the ribbon on the turtle card is great. Do you have a tutorial on how you tied that fun tie on the card?

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  10. What fun cards! I like the googly eye on your puffin stuff. :)

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  11. Beautiful cards and lovely use of ribbon on all your cards. The last card is my favorite too!

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  12. Ronni, these are absolutely adorable!! I love that leaf ribbon! Great job coloring it all. The turtle card is beyond cute!

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  13. Very cute. Love the googly eyes and the use of the leaf ribbon.

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  14. Wow you were able to make all three cards and they are so cute! I'm inspired to make some more cards but have other stuff to do today =)

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  15. Ronnie, I just love your cards. The ribbon you used, the googley eyes, the paper, the coloring, etc. Thanks sooo much for sharing.

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  16. I thought the same thing......these stamps were screaming for googley eyes!! great job! can't wait to get my stamps!

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  17. I think I have to get some of that leaf ribbon - it adds such great texture. Nice details on all three of your cards.

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  18. Cute cute cards!! And GOOGLIES!!! Oh man. I need to use some on these!!! Love the "scene" with the turtle card design too! Awesome job :)

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  19. Hi Ronni! You've been busy, lady! Thanks for all these ADORABLE ideas for using the cute new turtle. I love the aquarium look of the first one!! Great job!

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  20. Great job on ALL your cards, Ronni! That ribbon is awesome.

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  21. I like the pairing of the two sentiments with the top card!!!

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  22. I love each one of your cards. I think you were very creative to use pearls for bubbles and the leaf ribbon is so wonderful! Very nice!

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  23. All 3 of these are so well done! Lots and lots of detail and things for the eye to see. The leafy ribbon is a terrific touch and I like all the little dots around the bottom of the turtle on the 3rd card! TFS!

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  24. google eyes make your cards so fun. love the leaf weeds.

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  25. All three of them are adorable! Thanks for sharing, so glad you could be a part of this little skip! Hugs!

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  26. I agree...that ribbon is awesome. I loved how you turned it into seaweed for the first card. And then those googly eyes are just too, stinkin' cute!!

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  27. Awesome cards, Ronni! That googly eye on the stud puffin is just the cutest thing ever! Thanks for participating in our skip today!

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  28. Such cute cards! I love how you added elements to each card that reinforces the theme (seaweed, bubbles, ocean waves) Very pretty, thanks for the inspiration!

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  29. I love the minnow's bubbles and the ribbon treatments on your cards! Thanks for sharing your cards on the skip this weekend! It is lots of fun and we're getting lots of inspiration!

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  30. I LOVE Puffin Stuff's googly eye! what a fun addition

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  31. Great job on all 3 Ronni. I love the way you used ribbon on each of them.

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  32. Oh my your cards are so adorable. I like the puffy leaves ribbon on the Puffin and the fish...I'll have to get some of that. Great cards I love seeing what other people do, it is so inspiring to me.

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  33. What a cute set of cards! Your amazing coloring makes me just a little Copic envious.

    Thanks for hosting a stop on today's skip.

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  34. Great coloring! Those fish sure have the lips ...so funny:)

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  35. Ronni, you had me at the googlie eyes!! All three of your cards are so dang cute! Love the embellishments on each one, especially the minnow cards bubbles and the leaves, AND how you used the sentiments.

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  36. Those googly eyes are just too much fun & that leafy May Arts ribbon - so pretty and doubles beautifully as seaweed! Love the green you colored the fish. Like the green and brown color schemes and the embellishments you used for each, and your coloring is very well done. Thank you for sharing these cards & for your support of OWH!

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  37. It's those googley eyes that really set your cards apart. Love 'em.

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  38. I have to agree with many of the previous comments - the wiggly eyes really make your cards! And thank you for the reminder that I should pull out my Marjolaine paper pad and actually use it. :)

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  39. Your cards are awesome, pretty colors. Mary L Schreiber

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  40. Wonderful cards, Ronni! My favorite is the turtle also! I just love the google eyes you used. Thanks for the fun!

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  41. Nice work, Ronni. I love all the details you add with the embellies, especially the pearl bubbles. Thanks for the detailed product lists. Have you had problems mailing cards with googly eyes? Have always wondered if those were thin enough for OWH.

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  42. Oh these cards are adorable! Gotta get me some of that May Arts leaf ribbon! Great pattern paper choices and the googly eyes are the perfect touch!

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  43. So glad to see that you used googlie eyes - these images were just screaming for them, weren't they? I love how the patterned paper on the minnow card kind of looks like waves, too. Great job on all 3 cards!

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  44. I know the turtle is everyone's favorite but your fish is so super duper cute!! Thanks so much for sharing all 3 cards!!

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  45. WOW! These are turtlely awesome!

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