Saturday, February 2, 2013

Michael Strong Owl Blog Hop

This is the Michael Strong Owl Blog Hop.  If you leave a comment on all the blogs then your name could be picked to win the new Michael Strong Owl stampset!  Mine is still in the mail so I had to rely on my Stampin Up! owl punch to make some fun owls for my kids.

Here are my creations.  I made them by covering a toilet paper roll with paper that I first embossed with a woodgrain textured impressions embossing folder and then smeared ink over so the raised impressions were darker.  The heart is (of course) the large Michael Strong heart stamp.  I embossed the heart with clear embossing powder on white paper.  After it was dry I used Tim Holtz distress stains to colour the one heart pink and the other heart red.  I will fill one of the trees with candy hearts and the other with chocolate and give them to the kids on Valentine's Day.  My daughter will love all the details (see the braid?), my son will just eat the chocolate.

The first one is to my daughter.  She's big into the Hunger Games so the one owl has on a baker's apron and is carrying a loaf of bread (note how it is burned) to throw to his love Katniss who is ignoring him since she is hunting with her bow. 


My other one is for my son.  His true love is hockey so his owl has a puck, hockey stick and a Pittsburgh Penguins jersey.  The owl is a leftie just like him. 


Here is a close up of the hearts:



These turned out so cute that now I can't wait for Valentine's Day!  I remember a few years ago I had to give things I had made to the kids early because I was too excited!  I'm older now though.  Hope you enjoyed seeing the treat boxes and hope I inspired you to make something for someone you love!

Remember to make a comment on ALL the blogs for the chance to win the owl stamp set!

Next up is Herma's blog:
http://hermaf.wordpress.com/

29 comments:

  1. Love your great projects- love the cute tree idea- and the hunger games and hockey themes. How fun is that!

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  2. Heidi, this is just so ADORABLE!!! What a lovely project you have come up with! Thanks for being part of our blog hop.

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  3. Heidi you made one funny tree from that paperroll, what a great idea.
    Your son is going to love his tree with the specially made Owl.

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  4. Heidi, you projects are fabulous! I LOVE how you made the tree out of the TP roll. What great inspiration. Your kids will love them.

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  5. Great idea for the tree. The owls look so cute sitting on the branches. I am sure your children are going to love these ! Thanks for sharing !

    karenajo

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  7. I do like this project with the owl...hug Marion

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  8. Very creative! It is wonderful the way you personalized each owl. I am sure your kids will love them.

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  9. What a cute idea - your kids are bound to love them :)

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  10. these are sure to be a hit with both of your kids, great job!

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  11. Wow...how cute are these . So Creative !! Your kids will love them for sure. great job !!

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  12. Oh Heidi, you always make the most amazing things! I love that your kids are your inspiration. Thank you for joining the fun today!

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  13. Great idea! Love your haerts! Greetings, Gerrina

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  14. Absolutely adorable. What great valentines! Love how you individualized each of them.

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  15. Heidi these are just so adorable. The kids are going to love them.Thanks for sharing.

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  16. OMGosh, Heidi, your Owl creations are just too cute! Your kids are going to LOVE them. Thanks for explaining them to us...Peeta giving the bread to Katniss for the Hunger Games and the Pittsburgh Penguins themed owls for your son! AND I just love what you said about being older now and so you're able to wait till Valentine's day to give them their gift. My mom had a story like that...my grandma was so thrilled to have a doll for my mom that her mom couldn't wait till Christmas...she gave it to my mom early. Hugs, Laura

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  17. Great Valentines!!! I'm sure your kids will live them.

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  18. what a fun project! thanks for sharing

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  19. So imaginative Hetty - love your sideways look at life - I am sure your children will love the presents hugs :Leo

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  20. Love the humor.
    mary l.

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  21. Just love your creations and esp the left handed owl! I'm a lefty and owls are my favourite creature. Thanks for your inspiration. WendyC in UK

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  22. They are so funny! Great idea of the toiletpaper roll!
    Greetings, Yvon

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  23. What fun ideas - your children will love them.
    Anne

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  24. Heidi, what a remarkably creative idea! I loved all the details.
    Dorly Weitzen, Israel

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