Owl Project # 1

I am giving away a prize. To read about it click http://www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com/2014/06/prize-giveaway.html

Hello My Friends, Welcome Visitors!

Today is the start of my Owl project week which will end with the reveal of my new owl themed office...wooo hoooo!  Today I would like to show you a framed digital stamp that I made for myself.  I am sorry if the picture is shadowy, it has been raining here all weekend.

This is a digital stamp by Auroa Wings it has special meaning to me because it deals with gossip.  I believe that gossip is the root of all evil.  A few years ago, I was the center of gossip.  My name was on everyone's lips.  I learned three extremely valuable lessons during this very painful time.

1.  I myself was a gossiper.  I never thought about how much it could hurt the person I was talking about.  I would even pass on "second hand" gossip without a thought of whether it was true or not.  Through prayer I came to see how wrong this was and I determined to stop.  I still have my slips; but if someone tells me something in confidence, they know I will never tell anyone else.

2.  You can not fight the gossip; you really can not defend yourself.  This is the hardest lesson to learn.  When people are talking about you; it is best to just keep quiet.  Let them talk.  Your true friends will stand by you and anyone that believe's the gossip wasn't your friend in the first place.  Do your good works, try to keep your head up and your inner light will shine through.

3.  Someone told me once that "If you tell the facts and it is true then it isn't gossip." well, over these past years, I have had the opportunity to talk to men & women of all Religious Faiths.  I have spoken to a Roman Catholic Priest, a Methodist & Baptist Reverend and a Non-Denominational Reverend. They all told me the same thing.  If what you repeat will hurt another person, it is gossip.

Okay, I will come down off my soapbox now!  Anyway, I am trying very hard to See No Evil, Speak No Evil and Hear No Evil.  I also have some little figurines that sit in front of my computer to remind me when I am on facebook.

Wow!  Did you really read all that? If you didn't it's ok, I won't gossip about you, lol!  Okay here is the recipe for my framed digital stamp.

Digital Stamp - Auroa Wings
Copic Markers
Glitter ribbon by 3gilrjam
Skittles by Double Click Connections

I am entering this project into the following challenges:

http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ - Challenge #96 Add Some Glitter
http://craftingattheweekend.blogspot.co.uk/- Challenge #4 Anything Goes
http://inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - Challenge #62 Designers Choice - Markers or Pencil.
http://www.4craftychicks.blogspot.com/ - Challenge #205 Anything Goes
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://melonheadzfriends.blogspot.com/2014/07/things-with-wings-or-tails-challenge.html - Things with Wings or Tails
http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.com/ - Go Digital + Optional Animal
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/ - Challenge #74 Use A Digi

Wow!  That is a lot of challenges!  Thanks so much for stopping by; I would love to hear your views on gossip!



  1. Oh boy I can't wait to see the whole thing when it's done... I might want to change mines to and copy you with all the owls......LOL!

  2. Fantastic! I like everything that you have said...
    And I add : before judging a person you must walk in his/her shoes. ;-)

    1. I forgot...Your owl See No Evil, Speak No Evil and Hear No Evil are super!!

  3. Love this - so colourful and can't wait to see you new office! Have a great week.

  4. This is so beautiful!! Love those precious owls!! The colors are fabulous!! I agree with your comments on gossip...but it is hard sometimes not to give in. I try not to...8 years of Catholic school teachings and the fear of the nuns scared me straight ;) Have a great evening :)

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  5. Your owls are so sweet. I love that you have given them a different color than owls in nature.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART August linky party, Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.
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  6. Chriss, loved your comments about gossip! SO TRUE!!!

    Also love this cute, cute card! Precious image and colored so pretty.

  7. Chriss--I love your 3 owls and agree with you totally about gossip!!
    Dr Sonia
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  8. What a fun image and cute card!

    Thank you for participating in the MelonHeadz Friends Challenge!

  9. Adorable card! I love the color and those 3D owls are amazing! Thanks for joining us at Scrapbooker PhD this week! Hugs, Cathy

  10. Wow, what a great owl image... it reminded me Gandhiji's 3 monkeys with same quote:)
    Amazing creation!!!

  11. Chriss this is just super cute and so colourful. Love how you photographed it too.
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  12. I love these little owls and the colors you used on them! Your photo looks great! Thanks for the words of wisdom there is times where we all need a little reminder. Spectacular creation! Thank you for sharing your awesome creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes Challenge!!

    Tamie 4CC DT

  13. Such very wise words indeed. Your owl creation is amazing and we are thankful at Sisters of CRaft for you to share it with us. Good luck. Tina DT x

  14. Chriss, I appreciate this post! So true about gossip. When I am in a room and someone starts to gossip, you should see how fast I get up, just so that I do not hear what that person is about to say....lol. I learned that from my mom. lol. Your owls are ADORABLE!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  15. FUN. The look of those owls made me smile.
    Thank you for playing with us at INKspirational Challenges. Do come and join us for our nex challenge.
    Pia :o)

  16. I just love that you were able to release some of that frustration of you life in creating this project. I think our hobbies give us a chance to do that. Wonderful colors here. Super. Thank you for joining ScrapbookerPhD's digital challenge.

  17. Chriss, thank you so much for sharing this with me. I needed to read it and I agree with everything you said. Thanks so much for the reminder. Peace & Love to you! :)

  18. Great digi and so well colored too. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!


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