Saturday, September 22

Have An Owlsome Fall Y'All Blog Hop~Day 1

Welcome to Day 1
of the 
Have An Owlsome Fall Y'All 
Blog Hop!
If you arrived here from my Sweet Friend Forever, Heather's Blog,
then you are on Track!
 We are so happy to have you join us today!

The hop starts at Heather Lynn's blog so please start there
if you just stumbled in today
and would like to see some amazing OWL themed projects.

You won't want to miss out on any of these wonderful creations
for this HOP!!!

This is a 2 day hop and the line up will be different each day.
Please start HERE today (9/22) and tomorrow (9/23),
so we can send you in the right direction!

Heather's first "Well Owl Be" Blog Hop"
in June, went over so well,
it has been decided to do
an OWL themed hop
 4 times a year!

Our next hop will be right before Christmas
and we hope you will come back
and join us then, too!

One grand prize winner ,
will win a Cricut cartridge
and a stamp set
sponsored by Erica's Craft Room!
Thank you, Erica, you are so generous!

Please be a follower 
and leave a comment 
at all of the stops in the hop for the chance to win. 

There will also be other blog candy along the way!

OK, so now that all the details are out of the way,
let's get down to Crafty Business!

For the last hop,
I made an Owl Mixed Media Canvas
as a gift to Heather.

For this hop, I wanted to carry on the "new tradition"
and make another gift for her.

I decided to alter a composition book
with some papers Heather had seen in my stash
during one of her visits to my house.

I used my new Create A Critter 2 cartridge to cut
the Owls out at 4 1/2" each.
I forget the manufacturer of the papers, though.
I used some stamps
from the
K Andrew Designs - Owly Hoo Sentiments set
and Vintage Photo ink.
I used an old hand punch that had
a "leaf" adapter that
fit perfect with the patterned papers.
 I added the twine to finish it off.
The paper has just the right amount
of gloss and glitter
to give the entire
"thought journal"
some extra pizazz.
I triple matted a Journal Tag
and the row of owls
which were
fussy cut from some of the pattern paper.

 I didn't want to leave the back inside cover completely bare.
I adhered a few images from the patterned papers
to thick cardstock then fussy cut around them.
I wanted to put them there so when she
gets to the end of her journal, she
still has a cute owl to peek at.

I hope she likes it,
but HOO am I kidding,
she loves
anything with Owls (LOL)!

I am offering candy here at my blog
to one person who becomes a follower
here as well as at all of the blogs
in the hop.  You must also
leave a comment at each stop, too.


So leave one comment here NOW,
then stop back and leave another comment
to tell me you finished
BOTH DAYS of the hop
and have followed ALL of the blogs
and commented along the way!

I would love to hear which  project
was your favorite along the way, too!!!

Now, because that is a lot of work, I know....
it is for a chance to win this . . . .
Eco Green SMASH Folio
by K & Company
**Postage paid by me, for Residents of the US and Canada.   
If an International Resident were to be chosen as the winner, 
they would be responsible for the cost associated with 
the shipping and handling  for mailing the prize.**

Now make sure to head over to Ashley's Blog NEXT.

and here is the lineup, should you need it:
We hope  you have an OWLSOME time Hopping!

Keep Crafting
:O) Jessica


  1. So cute!!! LOVE all those owls :)

  2. AWWWWWWW.. Jessica, I LOVE it! So stinkin' cute! Love those papers and the die cut owls are the cutest!! Thank you so very much for being in my hop, for making me this altered book, and for being the bestest friend ever! LOVE YOU!!

    Heather Lynn

  3. WOW Jess! This is so super duper adorable!! Love the owls, the great sentiment and all your embellishments!! I know HL will LOVE this!!!
    TFS and have a GREAT weekend!!!

  4. Jessica, you did a great job on this!! The colors are amazing and I know Heather will love it :)

    ~Jenn J~

  5. So darn adorable!!! Lee-Ann :)

  6. Jessica this is sooo adorable! I love the inside cover. The owls are so cute and I love the note to self! Such a great way to do the journal! How could Heather not love it! Such a sweet gift. I wish I lived close to you and Heather so we could have some crafty fun! You girls inspire me and I love the things you do :) Super happy to be a part of this hop with you.

  7. I am sure that you could hear me ohhing and awhing over that cute lil project. Owls are so cute!!! Love it. I will have to show my daughter...I think I may have to scrap lift this and put a baby theme to it for my step-daughters baby shower!!! You can visit/follow me at

  8. Love the sentiment. Super great project and Heather will love it. I'll be back tomorrow!! TFS


  9. Beautifully altered book. Love the papers and embellishments. HL will love it.

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  10. I love all the colors you used! What a great idea! :)

  11. Awesome thought journal and what a fun tradition to make something for your friend! Love the owls, they turned out darling!

    I'm already a follower! ;)

  12. Jessica - this is such a lovely journal. Love the owls:-) TFS

  13. This is sooooo SUPER DUPER CUTE!AWESOME!
    Have a Fabulous weekend,

  14. Great project Jesssica.

  15. Wow Jessica. I love you Composition book. I'm working on one right now hopefully I'll get it done soon. And wow you have a new cart how fun. I love the owls and the papers used. So fun and cute. TFS AJ-

  16. What a great project, never thought of dressing up a composition notebook!

    Sheri R

    sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

  17. She is gonna LOVE this journal! I love the color and patterns you chose. They remind me of some art that I've seen at the Hallmark store. I forget who makes them but I love the hippie chic feel of the colors. You did a fabulous job with all the little details, BEAUTIFUL!!

  18. This is so adorable! What a great gift!

  19. Super cute!!
    I just love all the colors you used.
    you could enter this in my DL.ART 1,000 POSTS Linky Party or the Thankful Thursday fall/Halloween/owl challenge
    DIANA L.

  20. oh this is so cute i love it the colors are great and the owls are adorable!! tfs and the chance to win..

  21. all I have to say is if Heather doesn't like it, I will send you my address and it will fit in my mailbox! :) You girls are a hoot!!! love hopping with you gals!!!

  22. Love the journal! Super cute the owls are wonderful and I really like how you put the bakers twine around the front cover and inside.
    Cindy Lou
    endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

  23. Super cute notebook!!! Love it! TYFS :)


  24. Oh, I Love it! It's Sooo Cute! I have been wanting to Alter a Composition Book. Thanks for the Inspiration! I'm already a follower of yours! :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

  25. Jessica...first of all what a lovely little notebook you altered and how very sweet of you to give that as a gift to Heather in honor of her 2nd hop! What a doll you are!
    I love all the little details and that cute cute paper you used!
    You know I keep following you all over the place yes, I' m a follower! LOL!
    Love ya!

  26. Such a cute journal!!

  27. Fabulous journal!!! LOVE the owls!!!

  28. Love how you used a journal and spruced it up with the owl theme to make a fabulous project. Thanks for sharing. i am a GFC follower Marianne Barkman


  29. Oh Jessica this is perfect... I have an ex sister in law that I stayed in contact with that loves owls so I am gonna make her a version of this for christmas. A Christmas owl how cute will that be. I joined your blog and would like to invite you to join mine. (yep am new to yours). And will continue to hop along.
    www/ I am a former Ohioan as well. happy crafting.

  30. I love using pattern paper like that! Great project

  31. Will you look how cute?!?! Seriously! LOVE the piecing and the sweet papers. Very fun and the gloss is AWESOME. LOVE THE TWINE TOO!!!

  32. Love your composition book and know the tHeather will love it too. The papers are great and have such fabulous colors and glitz. The little owls are so fun and the added twine is the perfect touch!!

  33. Such a cute altered composition book, I have fun altering those too!


  34. You rocked this one. Super fabulous.

    Be blessed, Beckie

  35. Hi Jessica - popping back in on day 2 to let you know that I have visited, followed, commented on every blog:-) Also my favourite project has to be Nana at My Crafting Channel, I love her window wall hanging, its awesome:-) TFS and thanks for a great hop:-) Karon

  36. I love your altered comp book!! So cute and something my granddaughter would love! She is 7 and loves notebooks!


  37. Very cute...already a follower here! I will hop thru sat..then come back and hop fridays too =)

  38. Oh WOW!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your journal! I loved it so much, I pinned it, too. :) Great blog, and I'm going to follow you, now.
    ~doreen at

  39. Jessica, that is one adorable owl journal! I looooove anything owl !
    I'm sure Heather will looooove it!

    I'm your newest follower. Will check back, after the hop, to see more of your wonderful blog! :-)

  40. Thats a great book!! You did an amazing job on it!!!

    I already follow you lol:)

  41. Super job on the journal Jessica, nice papers, and owls, I love owls, I do not collect them or anything, but get excited seeing creations with them.

  42. Am done with both awesome days of the hop and left a comment on all the blogs and am now following all the blog. Sometimes when I follow a blog and come back later I don't see my Avatar and follow again, but I was already a follower, don't get blogger sometimes! lol

    Awesome hop both days!


  43. Awesome job on the altered book and I am sure that Heather will love it!! Owls are so cute!! I have been a follower and love your work!! TFS!!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  44. I hopped both days and Had a Fantastic time!! I have to say that My favorite Project was AJ's Owl wreath!! I adore the owl, it looks so real!! Thanks for being part of a very Inspiring Hop!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  45. So crafty, I'm feeling inspired! Thanks for sharing.

  46. Ohhh my email is

    I forgot to write it in the above comment.


  47. Very cute notebook! I love the owls!!

  48. I just finished both days of the hop!!

  49. Already a follower, love your journal, cant go wrong with one of those. :)

    Smiles Sher

  50. Super cute smash book!! Love it!

  51. This is super duper cute!!!

    mvasquez69 at aol dot com

  52. Oh you lucky girl! I want Create A Critter 2 soooo bad!!

    Your owls are absolutely adorable and the comp book came out so cute! I bet Heather loves it! I wish I lived close enough to you guys to hang out too!!!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  53. I just finished both days of the blog hop! My favorite project was Norma's "Boo" sign. Thanks for the chance to win.

    mvasquez69 at aol dot com

  54. Okay, I'm a tad confused (nothing new for me haha!) but I think I'm supposed too leave a second comment here letting you know that I finished both days of the hop and left comments for all and found some great new blogs to follow! So here I am...telling you all that!!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  55. What a cute book. I love all your decorations. Thanks for sharing.

  56. Hi Jessica, I just love OWLs and I love your OWL Thought Journal! You did an Adorable job! ox

  57. So very sweet! I love that paper you used on the cover...and the darling little owls!

  58. WOW, Jessica! This is amazing! The owls are too cute and the twine knocked my socks off!

  59. Finish both days of the hop and loved all the super adorable projects! How can I pick a favorite project when they were all so hoot-a-licious?!!!

  60. My favorite project is the journal my bestest friend made me. :) It's on my desk waiting to be used! Thank you again! I love it!!

  61. WOW, Jessica, this is so fabulous!! I absolutely LOVE the journal and I know she did too!! The paper is fabulous and all the twine looks spectacular!! Love it!!

    Sorry I'm so late on commenting...I just got back from vacation!! Have a great weekend my blend!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts


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:O) Jessica B.
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