In the *spotlight!*

Hi, peeps! :)

Today's card is one I made just for fun ~ a spotlight card! 
I'm blessed to belong to a crafty group called the Stamp Addicts and asked our sweet leader, Lynn, if I could toss a challenge out this month :)
 I have been wanting to make a spotlight card for awhile - 
safety in numbers, right? :)

Yup! I'm that far behind in the crafting world! 
While everyone has moved on to Craquelure and Gesso, 
I'm still taking baby steps through techniques 
I meant to try and never did ;)

 Here's a better side view of the spotlighted area - this card has 8 layers!

                                                               ... and the inside of the card :)
 This card is heading to a special friend and I couldn't think of anything 'owl' related to say at the time ;)

The owl stamp is from Unity Stamp Co "Hoot of a Day"
  and I stamped out a tree branch for the owl to rest on ... the tree is
from Taylored Expressions stamp set called "Branching Out" ~
a set that I love dearly!  When I first bought it upon it's release,
part of the proceeds of the sales went towards a tree charity called
the Eden project - isn't that wonderful!  
Now, I bought this set in 2009 but you can read about it here
still warms my heart :)
I added a strip of burlap ribbon, used some yummy papers from 
Cosmo Cricket called S'more Love - oh. my. word!
This is the yummiest paper on the planet!!  I've used this 3 times already for cards and a swap and I keep peeking to make sure I have at least one sheet left of each one :)

In addition to getting my jog in, I have a PTA meeting (already!)
this morning and a quick meeting with the bible study ladies - school pick ups and drop offs, Tae Kwan Do across town after school for little man
and if I'm lucky, the library! :)

Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!

I'll enter this card into:  Little Red Wagon - Lots of Layers
 LEJDesigns - Inspired by Nature and
Try it on Tuesday's Create a Scene...  lots of fun this week! :)


  1. Kelly this card is gorgeous - love it, and you have inspired me to try this technique. Love the punny interior too :-).
    You make me tired just reading about your busy day!!

  2. I love the spotlight technique and have been meaning to give it a whirl myself. Thanks for the inspiration! Love your little owl...very cute!!

  3. This card is a HOOT! LOL, sorry had to, I love it!!!!

  4. This is beautiful Sweetie, a really perfect card, great colour & layout.
    Thank you for joining in the LEJ Designs challenge, good luck x

  5. WooHoo!!! LOVE IT!!! What a cute way to do the spotlight and love everything about this precious card. Very cute little owl too.

  6. Adorable owl and what a fantastic take on the spotlight tech! Beautiful job my friend! HUGS :)

  7. Love it! I love the picture you took, as it really shows how the spotlight worked. Very cool! I have never tried that one! Have a "hoot" of a day!

  8. Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous!! The spotlight looks amazing!! The papers are so beautiful!! What a stunning card - I love, love it!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. Precious card. Love your background papers. Thanks for sharing it with us at TIOT in our "Make a scene" Challenge.

  10. Who Who does not love an Owl card? Love your sentiment : ) Love your spotlight technique- I completely forgot about the challenge and need to get a move on....... Loving your layers- and your colors!

  11. Oh, so cute! I love the owl image and how you did the spotlight! Fantastic. Love the dp and all the layers. Your friend will love it.

  12. Wow Kelly, eight layers and each one is fantastic! Love your spotlight card and the owl of course is adorable!

  13. Spotlighting with a punch has always been a favorite technique of mine. I love just coloring in a smaller portion of large images. I love the bright colors and composition of your owl card. Your friend is going to LOVE it!

  14. Lovin' the look of the spotlight technique! What a great card with fab colors, coloring and mix of patterns. This happy card will bring big smiles.

  15. Such a pretty, happy, bright card..gotta love it!!

  16. Whooo's going to love this? Everyone! Totally adorable Kelly, I love the burlap ribbon and colors. Have a great weekend! xx

  17. I love your spotlight owl and those papers are fantastic!! 8 layers?! Is that a new record?

    I will never be a trendsetter because I'm always trying to play catch up with everything else I want to try!

  18. sweet card, darlin owl and I luv the layering! hope you have a wonderful day!

    enjoy *~*

  19. you're such a busy woman!! i love this card though... the colors are just gorgeous! and don't feel bad... there's TONS of stuff i haven't tried... i gave up trying to stay trendy!!

  20. you're such a busy woman!! i love this card though... the colors are just gorgeous! and don't feel bad... there's TONS of stuff i haven't tried... i gave up trying to stay trendy!!

  21. What fun fall papers with this sweet owl!! Great design, Kelly!!

    Hope your kids have a fabulous school year!!

  22. Such a gorgeous card! I love the fun, bright colors and that owl is adorable! Thank you for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
    Joanne xo

  23. Woo hoot! The only owl better than your gorgeous fellow Kelly is the one that frightens me half to death when I run out to retrieve something from the clothes line at night.
    The colours you have used came together brilliantly! WooHoo!

  24. This is fabulous Kelly!
    I just wanted to pop in and thank you for your kind comments on my blog in conjunction with our Prima Doll Hop. I did notice that you missed commenting on the 2nd week ... please pop back over before the end of the week so your name goes into the winner's hat. Please leave your email address also JUST IN CASE your name is drawn!
    Good Luck!

  25. Love your use of wonderful papers and adorable images.

  26. I have to admit, I did not see the burlap ribbon until the side view, and then I thought, "Wow! I really like that!"

    I cannot believe 8 layers! But you pulled them all together really well. Great card! Congrats on spotlighting :o)

  27. I forgot about this technique! It's fabulous and love all 8 layers!

  28. Fantastic job with the spotlight technique!