Saturday, February 2, 2013

Paper Smooches Zoo Crew OWH Skip

Welcome to our Operation Write Home Cards with Critters blog skip for Groundhog's Day!
If you arrived here from Mary Anne's blog your skipping in the right direction.  If you just happened upon my blog post and would like to start at the beginning click here and you'll go to the Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps blog.


I had fun putting together my card for this skip.  My cute Paper Smooches Alligator was already colored,  I wish I remembered the Copic marker colors for you but I didn't find any other scraps of paper with this colored image.  

I was inspired recently by Carol using this Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps sketch #123
I wanted to try it too.  I like the way it turned out using this stamp set.  My paper choices are Stampin' Up! Rose Red, Mellow Moss & Always Artichoke, Astrobrights Eclipse Black, Mohawk Bright White & X Press It blending card.  I used Memento Tuxedo Black to stamp my image and sentiment.

One more thing...
I have 2 opportunities to win blog candy!  My Favorite Things Stamps donated stamp sets to Operation Write Home and I'm going to give away two packages, one here on my blog and one on my Facebook page.  For my blog please leave a comment with your e mail address so I can contact you if/when you win.  For my Facebook page follow the directions there & Good luck!


The next stop on our skip is Diane, enjoy - L8R gator!

Thanks for visiting my blog today  =)

64 comments:

Linda said...

Gr8 card...sorry I could not resist! ;) The embossing and pop are red are two perfect touches on the card...love the CAS! tfs!!! lough855ataoldotcom.

Kathy S said...

Is this a digital image? If so, I'd love to find out where you got it. Thanks for sharing.

madamewong said...

Love the alligator - so cute, something I never thought I'd say... ;)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Ha Ha, what a cute gator! So glad he has gone skipping with us!

Adele said...

I love your alligator and especially the abbreviated sentiment to go with him! Who wouldn't want to receive such a cute card? Thanks for participating in the blog and sharing your talent. mirthmaker at dslextreme dot com

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

love the gater - thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

Andrea Cheatham said...

L8R was so cute. I haven't seen that before and the texture on the green paper was a creative touch. Thanks for sharing
Andrea aarmc6@yahoo.com

Angi Rankin said...

Cute card! Love the coloring on your gator! TFS!!
Angi
angijrankin@gmail.com

Dianne Baldwin said...

So cute, I'm new to OWH but love making cards for troops. I love all the blogs which helps jump start my creative ideas.

Lisa Oliver said...

L8R Gator! So cute!!! This card is adorable and the sketch does look fun. I think I will have to give it a go myself!

Thanks for offering blog candy - I have always liked the MFT stamps but have never owned any.

Thanks for sharing,

thestampster at aol dot com

Angela Boutiller said...

Oh that alligator is too cute! I love the sentiment L8R!

mypurplehouse said...

Very cute Jan. I love the pop of red - I actually bought this stamp set after seeing it on your blog! Lyn

Kathy Colgan said...

Loved the card! The bold red really makes the card.

KJColgan@Hotmail.com

Debbie Caldwell said...

That is so cute...and I love the L8R (took me a moment, but I got it) great card for a young teen to get from mom or dad.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Kathy S this is a clear stamp set made by Paper Smooches called Zoo Crew. If you click on the red letters in my blog post, they are links to the products and other blogs.

rscholz said...

Cute card. Love how the light green paper is embossed. Thanks for sharing.
rkscholz at yahoo dot com

jfkthemom said...

"See you later alligator" is always a favorite saying in our family - I think I may have to CASE this card!

Misty said...

LMBO!! I need more coffee...took me a minute! Love it Jan.
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a cute gator card. Your design is so delightful!

arlinverna@tnics.com

BobbisTreasure said...

Love the dry embossing! Works perfectly with your image!!

Robin said...

love the gater .. love the sentiment more, perfect for those teens who are sometimes hard to make a card for! Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win, I'm going to check out your facebook page right now!

Sherry Hickey said...

OMG, Jan, kids will LOVE this! The embossing texture sets off the little 'gator perfectly. Great card!

Nancy M said...

Great card- I LOL'd!! TFS and for the candy!!

April Story said...

Cute alligator and the sentiment is adorable. :-)
april_story@hotmail.com
April

Nancy M said...

Great card--I LOL"d!! And thanks for candy! RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM
(sorry, forgot my addy on the first comment)

Nancy Keller said...

Aww, I've got a soft spot in my heart for the gators! My son loved them when he was little. He loved the "Crocodile Man" and he always loved anything with Aligators on them. This is one gr8 card. :) Super cute and I love the use of the sketch!

Sarah said...

LOL oh my goodness-- I definitely have to add that stamp set to my wish list--soooo stinkin' cute! Fabulous coloring and love the pop of red!

greggers said...

Nice use of texture along with the gator, perfect! TFS

Dixie Cochran said...

HAHAHAHAHA!! I love this!

Julie said...

Love that gator, Jan! And the embossed paper behind him - so cute! Adorable card! Thanks so much for participating in our skip today!

Diane said...

How perfect- the Paper Smooches gator, the embossed background and your coloring! A great combination! You are one tough act to follow!!! Thanks for sharing and always inspiring me!

Sue D said...

So cute--I like the sketch and the embossed panel. I used to say goodbye to my boys this way.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Cheryl Claycomb Anderegg said...

Jan, your card is so cute. I too love the sketch layout, as already I was thinking of ideas that could substitute in place of the alligator. Cute sentiment, makes you "think" As always, thanks for sharing your grr8 talents!

Cheryl Claycomb Anderegg said...

Jan fabulous as always, your cards are such an inspiration and grr8! TFS!

Donna Nuce said...

Really cute card! Happy groundhog day! C U L8R! LOL!

Bev E said...

Such a cute card. That alligator is darling.

Paula S. said...

I am totally hooked on Paper Smooches and Lawn Fawn stamps lately. This is so darn cute... the sentiment is really fun and would be perfect for boys and girls alike. I may need to add this set to my never ending wish list! LOL Love that you included that embossed panel too. Great job Jan!

JoAnn Ross said...

I always look forward to seeing what you've done, Jan, and today's card is your usual awesome sauce. The design is wonderful, the colors go together perfectly, the texture is the perfect touch and the alligator is too cute. GR8 job! :)

Deborah said...

Your gator card is so adorable. I love the textured paper and design. Thanks for sharing!

Margaret said...

Just love that alligator.

Ann said...

Thanks for sharing this Gr8 card. I love the word play.
annjerryk at aol dot com

Jen said...

Love the alligator and the embossing is fantastic... kind of reptile-like. :) L8R - LOL, jen, who needs those alphas!!!
jmueller409 at yahoo dot com

Ann said...

Jan, it's adorable!! I love the embossing with the cute little alligator!

Sybrina K said...

What an adorable card. Love the sentiment. Think I'm going to have to CASE it. TFS!

Patricia said...

I know this card will make its sender and its recipient grin! You made some great color choices here, and the embossed texture goes perfectly with the alligator image. This rox! ;)

Thanks for offering the chance to win blog candy, too.

ph_in_va (at) comcast (dot) net

Cynthia Rose said...

Very punny. The sentiment and card go perfectly together. cynthiarosedesigns@hotmail.com

penguinpapers.net said...

Such a cute 'gator and sentiment! Thanks for sharing your cute card! --Yvonne

sandybear76 said...

Very cute! A kid getting this card will love it!!

Nanette said...

What a great card! Love the interpretation of the sketch....thanks for sharing and participating....

Nanette said...

Sorry forgot to leave my email in my previous comment -just in case I win!!

krzy4stmpn at charter dot net

Rufus said...

Jan, didn't want to join in for the candy, just wanted to stop by and say GR8 card! (couldn't help myself!) Also wanted to thank you for all your support of OWH!
R/

Crystle Kunchick said...

I love that card. Have not started working with copics yet but I will. Working on my first box for OWH this year. I also love MFT products. Thanks.

Crystle Kunchick said...

I love that card. Have not started working with copics yet but I will. Working on my first box for OWH this year. I also love MFT products. Thanks.

Kathy said...

You chose a great sketch to show off the cute alligator and clever sentiment. I especially like the texture on the paper.

Penny L. said...

I love your card...it's going to make somebody smile when they open up the envelope and see it! I make cards for OWH and have followed your blog for a while. I'm not into copic coloring yet...thanks for the chance at winning!

croppinmama said...

TFS this adorable card. Love the matchup of textured paper and sentiment. Appreciate the candy, too.


grandmalee said...

This embossing plate is perfect with this image. It's such a "snappy" layout. lol Thanks for still being so supportive of OWH. I've heard from so many soldiers that really appreciate all of these wonderful cards. Thanks to you & MFT for offering these awesome stamp sets.
grandma_lee_t AT yahoo DOT com

Naomi said...

I love the gator - he is the cutest I've seen. I've got several green copics and he looks like a good place to start practicing. Works really well with the embossed background. Thanks! reelaggie89@gmail.com

Aundria B. said...

Love your g8r - couldn't resist! PS always has the cutest critters! Love the dry embossed background, the colors you chose and the layout. Someone's really going to love receiving this card. Thank you for sharing this, for the opportunity to win some candy, and for all you do for OWH! aundriab at yahoo dot com

byAnnette said...

Cute Card!
I especially like the embossed alligator texture

anethindes at yahoo dot com

Cheryl L. said...

I love the "wait for it" moment..where you get the pun! Cute!!

Marsha said...

Very cute. I can't believe how long it took me to figure out the L8R 'cuz I say it to my grandkids all the time.
Thanks for the chance for some new stamps.

Marlene Diefendorf said...

LOL, sooo ca-ute Jan. Cute gator and love how the embossing resembles gator skin. The sentiment is too cute for words. C U L8R alligator, afterwhile crocodile! Thanks for participating in the skip!

Sandy Trefger said...

So cute! Love that gator and the L8R! Ha, ha.
~sandy
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