Friday, November 16, 2007

Playful Penguins


What fun little penguins. These little guys are from a My Favorite Things set called "Winter Blast" and I just love this set! Even though I am on MFT design team, I didn't have this set (hey, Kim!!) but my dear friend, Cindy, got it for me! Thanks Cindy and Kim! I LOVE it.

I wanted to do this card because it is the beginning of the holiday season this week. I am from a HUGE family (6 sisters and one brother) and they are all in my home state of Pennsylvania. I, however, am way down in Texas (my dh is in the army)...no snow...no family. It is always a bit sad at Thanksgiving time to be so far away but at least we always try to get home for Christmas.

This year Thanksgiving will consist of a turkey (ya know those little ones you can buy at the supermarket?), a tub of country crock potatoes and a can of cranberries. I might even throw some rolls in! My husband is on call so it will just be me and the kiddos. I might try to hook up with my friend whose husband is away too. But, don't feel bad...it is just that I hate to cook...and the only thing worse than cooking a big meal is cooking a big meal for little people who won't eat anything but mac n cheese and hotdogs. We are going to have Thanksgiving on Saturday with my dh's parents...so that will be enough!

All the elements on this card are from Winter Blast. The center image is cut and framed using my nestability dies (I love these--what an easy way to create beautiful borders and frames!) I added silver eyelets to the sides to thread the ribbon through and added a bit of silver cord on the one side. The other penguins are stamped and cut out and added to the sentiments, which are mounted on red cardstock that is punched using my word window punch (Stampin' Up!)

The snowflakes are accented with a muse twinkle stickers (love em!) and I used (christmas red and icicle) stickles to highlight the star and ice and to add decorations to the tree. What a fun scene--definitely makes you cold looking at it!

Thanks for looking!

10 comments:

JAR said...

So adorable!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Hey Cammie, love your card, love your bog, you go girl.

Sherry Cheever said...

Look at you blogging! WOO HOO!!!!! Great card too. Adding you to my blogroll now!

Shannan said...

This is too cute!! Don't you love our Texas "cold front"? lol
:D

Jeanne S said...

Yeah Carolyn!!!! Love your banner!

Sherrie said...

welcome to blogland Cammie! Love your first card post, those penguins are SOOOO cute, I don't have them yet (gasp!) Welcome to the sisterhood!

Alli Miles said...

What a sweet card! I just love those penguins.

Amy said...

Welcome to the blogging world Cammie! I love your work and am glad you made the plunge.

Hugs,
Amy

Sharon said...

Super cute card Cammie.
It's great that you have a blog now. The banner is fantastic.

twinks said...

This is so cute.