Operation Owl Hop

Welcome to Operation Owl a thank you hop for Kristal Andrew from her Design Team and a few guests who love her too.
(Surprise Kristal!)

If you have arrived here from Amy of Love to Crop you are in the right place! But if you have joined me from your Google Reader, Networked Blogger or email then please start at the beginning with Brenda of Creativity is only as State of Mind. 

I am so pleased to have all of you join us for this hop. Kristal means so much to all of us and this is our little way to say Thank You and WE LOVE YOU Kristal! 

I find myself grateful everyday for the lord  introducing Kristal to me. Though we have never really met in person I feel like we are soul sisters. I believe we have a greater purpose together and we will conquer great missions together. NOPE, I don't know what those are yet but the lord will figure that out for us too :) 

I found this quote online the other day and it reminds me of our friendship....

"In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit."
-- Albert Schweitzer

Kristal is this person for me!  After we closed our retail store her blog postings lifted me everyday. I have really enjoyed getting to know Kristal online.  She reminded me that when god closes a door he opens a window and that it was not ME who failed it was the situation.  I hope that I can be this person for Kristal and help her through the trials that life throws at us. So I made this card for Kristal to tell her Thank You for all she has done for me. Which is so much more than inviting me onto her design team for K Andrew Design Art Stamps and introducing me to the great group of women that is on her team. (Love you girls!!)

Owl Always Love You

 Now the picture of this card does it NO justice! I used K Andrew Design Art Stamps (Amazing You), some older Graphic 45 papers and the cardboard is from Canvas Corp. I machine stitched (without the thread) around the two sides, inked up the edges and  colored my Unity Stamp Co.  itty bitty  with my copic markers. I also added gold Viva Decor pearls to the flower centers but you can't see them in the photo. That Unity stamp is brand new and I'm lovin' it :)

Now who wants some candy?? Here's what to do to qualify for this:
1. Become a follower or tell me if you already are. (you'll have to come back and see if you are a winner on Monday)
2. Leave me a comment telling me what you love about Kristal
3. Post about this hop on facebook
*4. Grab my blinkie and add me to your side bar if you have a blog. (NOT required but I would love it if you did!!!)
AND if you link up a card/project to our Mr. Linky you will qualify for an extra entry. But please don't come back and leave a comment saying you did. I will add the number of entries into the random generator and that will be your extra number. 
Here is what you can win. (sorry about the glare on the pictures)
Bazzill Prize Pack

I will also be adding this to the  Awesome Grand Prize graciously donated by Amy Chomas??? To qualify for this you must comment on every blog on the hop line up. This winner will not be drawn by me.

Now keep hopping along to Charlotte! And just incase you get lost along the way here is our entire line up.

Brenda                 http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com
Amy Chomas      http://amychomas.blogspot.com/
Jess                       http://myscrapdiary-jess.blogspot.com/
Kathy T               http://scrappingfelkatz.blogspot.com
Lisa                      http://indymermaid.blogspot.com
Becka                  http://www.creationswithbecka.blogspot.com
Kathy P               http://the3esblog.blogspot.com
Ro                        http://rodonner.blogspot.com
Amy                     http://www.lovetocrop.com
Becky                  http://www.squirlygirlcreations.blogspot.com
Charlotte             http://alittlebitofdetail.blogspot.com
Julie                     http://jk-littlebitofbling.blogspot.com
Rebecca               http://craftingmisfit.blogspot.com/
Erika                      http://www.craftysprouts.com/
Brenda                 http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com


Amanda said...

This is a very pretty card! I am sure Kristal is going to love it! She is so sweet and has such a positive outlook on everything! I love how she lets her light shine through all she does!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Eva said...

I love your card...it is absolutley adorable!!!
Eva :~)

Erika Valdez said...

Your card is simply amazing! It is soo awesome I love everything about it and you can tell that alot of love went into it!!

Lots of Love,

Kathy said...

Becky, this is so nice. I love it. Great job, you always rock! Have a great weekend my friend!
Hugs :),
Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM

jennyplace2 said...

What a stunning card! I can see the love that was put into it, great colours and such wonderful details. New follower here. I wish could have such a good outlook on life like Kristal, she is such a positive perso, something everone could learn from.

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Becky! I love your design! The little owls are so darling! Kristal will love this! That quote from Albert Schweitzer is amazing! I'm so happy to be hopping along with you :)


littlen said...

great card. i love kristal's positive attitude. i'm already a follower. tfs.

Jenni said...

Love your adorable card! I'm a follower!
hugs, Jenni

Jenni said...

I grabbed your cute blinkie for my blog too.
Hugs, Jenni

Jenni said...

I love Kristal and her positive messages and inspiration! You are all so LUCKY to be on her design team. Congrats!
Hugs, Jenni

JulieK said...

Beautiful card Becky! Kristal will love it! You Rock Girl!


Lynda said...

I love your card! You did a fantastic job! I know that Kristal is going to love it! I love that she is an all around amazing person! She is always so kind and caring and thinking about others! She rocks!! I'm already a follower and enjoy coming by to see your creations!

rlhamm1 at gmail dot com

Karen said...

What a beautiful card! That is such a cute little owl family! I'm a new follower!


Karen said...

What I love about Kristal is the positive, inspring messages she posts on her blog!


Sunshine HoneyBee said...

I've been a follower of both your blog & Kristal's for some time. Both of you are creative. I especially like the Owl sentiment. Wonderful Owl theme. My daughter likes Owls so I may be borrowing ideas from these.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Brenda said...

you did a fabulous job on your card. I love it. You are so creative.
Thank you for all your hard work on the design team. I look forward to seeing each new creations.
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

Patti B said...

Have been a follower of your.


Jen_H said...

Very beautiful card! Love all the details! TFS! and for the chance to win!
~~Jen H~~

Patti B said...

Great card. I love the sentiment
Owl love you always.
Thanks for all your creation. They are so great.



Jen_H said...

What I love about Kristal is she always has real and inspiring words to say always love reading her posts they are uplifting.

Patti B said...

I grabbed your sweet blinky.



stefeni said...

What a pretty card, I thought it was home decor, so beautiful.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

mamawcindy said...

I (LOVE) your Card!!!! I Love Owls!!! Kristal is going to Love this Card! Kristal is such a good and Kind Person. My family and I have been going through some really rough times and reading her post,helps me so much. She is really Inspirational to me.
I'm a follower. :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Great card. Im already a follower.

mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Charlotte said...


Thius is so amazing and the details are beautiful! I love the stitching and that new Unity Stamp is wonderful. Kristal is going to love this card!!!

Kelly S said...

Your card is gorgeous, Becky! I am already a follower, I already have your blinkie on my blog, and I do not use Facebook so I can't post about the hop there. What I love best about Kristal is her sweet, giving soul. She is always quick with a kind word, ready to lift everyone up and never seems to tire from her mission.


Cely said...

When I looked at your card, I thought it was a plaque or a shadow box of some sort, but nope, it's a card! There's so much dimension in it, it looks so fab!

I LOVE Kristal and her site because she has such a positive outlook. It doesn't matter what kind of day I'm having, if I'm having a bad day, she always has a cute story or some words of wisdom for me that makes me feel right as rain.

And I'm already a follower! :)

cely_rohr at hotmail dot com

rakiya32 said...

Love your project! I am a new follower. I dont know who Kristal is but from reading everyone's blog she must be a wonderful person!


super cute card. i am already a follower. i really love everything about kristal, she is so giving and down to earth.
sierrababy08 @ hotmail dot com

Percilla G said...

OH this is lovely - love the colors you used.
Love that in day and age she gives back to worthy causes.
Now a follower and look forward to returning and seeing what you are up to

OmaGloria said...

Becky your card is beautiful. I love the stitching on it. I think Kristal lights that spark for anyone she comes in contact with. She is that special.

Precious Hugs

S.Bayles said...

Thanks for the hop... I am already a follower. Some of the DT probably says I border on stocker.......Not true. I love Kristals "Heart". I know that is an odd things to say. She is such a good person so positive. Thanks for all you and the DT do and I have enjoyed all the projects.
I mailed her card Friday because I was not sure I would make the hop.

shersl84bed said...

This is beautiful. I think it turned out lovely. I would frame it.
I am a follower of your blog.
Kristal's has made a beautiful blog with lots of fun stuff to look at. Her stamps are super cute.

Smiles Sher

Lynn B. said...

Your card is wonderful! I love the owls, so cute... Have a great weekend.

Lynn B.

Lynn B. said...

Your card is wonderful! I love the owls, so cute... Have a great weekend.

Lynn B.

salido99 said...

Great card. Love the colors you used and that Owl stamp is so cute.
I became a folower, but I don't have a blog, nor do I use Facebook.

Jenny said...

I LOVE your project so cute.

I'm a follower already.

jennykingham at att dot net

scrapperbecka said...

Becky- WOW awesome card, I love the saying you used!
Becka M
Your DT sister

Judy said...

You made a beautiful card for Kristal and I'm sure she will love it!! Everyone loves an inspiring, uplifting person like her.
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

Judy said...

And I am a new follower. I do not have a blog
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

Scrappy Jackie said...

I am your newest follower. thank you for honoring Kristal today! She does deserve the best! She is someone I have never met personally but would be so excited to. She is real... Compassionate, caring, a Godfearing honorable Woman! I livened blog and cannot wait to get some of her new stamps! Pjritsema at gmail dot com

Lisa R. said...

Fabulous thoughtful creation! Great LO. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com (follower)

Susan said...

Oh is this cute! The sentiment is perfect for Kristal and I'm sure it will be very appreciated.

I am a new follower here. I'm looking forward to coming back after I hop to see more of your projects!


Sandy said...

First - love your beautiful card! Great stamping and coloring. So - what do I love about Kristal? Everything! She is one of the kindest, most gentle souls - and I can feel that through the computer. She has been gifted with the writing she does, and she gifts us with it. She is someone that I want in my life for as long as I can have her. Ok - so I'm a new follower, too.

McVic said...

A- dorable! great card!

meredemaison said...

I love the pun, but I especially love the stitching on the edge and the colors are really lovely! TFS!

felkatz said...

that is way too pretty!!

Kristal just has this gift that can touch anyone.. She's the best!!


Teela said...

wow, your "Kristal creation" is beautiful! Kristal always is encouraging us to live with a positive attitude and to be a channel of blessing to others. I think KA rocks! Been following her since the earliest. You've got a great site and I'm a follower and would really love to win your Cricut Tool giveaway! Blessings,

scrapinmamaof2 said...

adorable card Becky. Thank you for sharing your time and talent with us while on the GCDT! Kristal really is an inspiration to us all! She is an amazing g person and we are all better people for knowing her: ) I am happy to follow your blog!

Lady Fair said...

Beautiful card, love the corrugated look. I'm a follower. TFS! lflinesatcomcastdotnet

Heather said...

Oh I just love this card. You did an amazing job. Thanks for sharing it.

I am a new follower, I followed through FB updates too. I would add your blinkie but I don't know how

Ro Donner said...

Such a cute card. I'm sure Kristal will love. Thanks for sharing!!

Heather said...

I love all the great thing Kristal shares. and I love the inspiring posts. But one of the things I love the most is meeting her design team and getting to see their great work too. the more blogs to follow the better in my mind.

God bless
Heather Pullen

Bunnyfreak said...

Sweet card. I am a new follower but sorry don't fb.

Amy E said...

Wow, absolutely beautiful card!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us! I'm a follower, and have been for a while!!

I love the fact that Kristal inspires me everytime I go take a peek at her blog!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

Angiebug said...

Amazing card. I gotten to know Kristal thru all you wonderful ladies here on the blog hop. Also became follower to everyone as well. Don't know how I will keep up with you guys. wonderful creations. thanks