Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Penguin Vacation Card

My very good blogging friend Deb at Stampin' on the Mountain is going on a much-anticipated vacation to Kauai, and that gave me the perfect opportunity to use my new penguin stamp on a card for her! I hope Deb has the best vacation ever! She really deserves this time away!


My SBS2 Sister Becky posted the CUTEST cards using this stamp, and after I saw her cards, I just had to buy the stamp! Look at her first card here, and then another one here! You really need to check out her creations, and I'm sure you'll agree that they're AMAZING!

For my card, I stamped the penguin, and I used colored pencils and gamsol on the image. I added a tiny bit of Stickles to the center of the flower on her head. The sun and the palm tree were detail cut from some awesome paper that I found in the Target $1 spot. Target papers are so very thin, but they're really CUTE! Both the palm tree and the sun have some foil on them. Very cool! The "vacation" ribbon is also from the Target $1 spot. I wanted to create a "scene", so I tore paper to look like a beach, the water, and the sky. What do you think? I was thrilled with the way this card turned out, and better yet? Deb loved it too!

It's rainy and gloomy here today, but that's OK, because we did have three awesome days in a row. It was actually warm, and the SUN was out! I hope you all have a wonderful day. Thanks for stopping by!

25 comments :

Lauren said...

That penguin is super cute! I really love what you did with the torn paper to make the sand and ocean.

Andrea, said...

Fab card carol, I love the penguin and all the little details. The torn paper looks great

Samm said...

ahhh, how cute! she'll love it!

Samm
x

Dawn said...

absolutely adorable. The penguin is so cute. What a fun card :-)

Sorry its a gloomy day. Our weekend was mostly rain and depressing - UCK!

Mistylynn said...

Very cute card and I love the saying on the birthday card below. Too sweet. Take care.
Misty

kathleenh said...

Your penguin card is the cutest! I love the scene you made.

It's gloomy here too. It's supposed to be this way for a few more days. I hope the sun comes back with a vengeance!

Liz :) said...

Thanks for the comment, I'm feeling a little better today although all the congestion got replaces with a miserable headache, it's a no win situation for me... ugh...
Anyhow, I LOVE this card, how cute is she with her little bikini! I so envy your creativeness and your ability to manage your time to do all this... :)

Deb said...

What a fabulous card Carol, I love this and I bet Deb will too,I think that penguin is so adorable!

Ana Baird said...

What a cute and funny card! I love your little penguin!

Alexandra said...

So adorable Carol - love that fun little penguin!! Love the colors, such a fun card! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Oh, Carol! This is just too cute! I love the torn paper! It's perfect! No wonder Deb loved it!
So glad that I could enable you! Hee hee!

Marlou said...

Hi Carol. I seen your beautiful card on Deb's blog, its just stunning!!! love penguins!!! :) xx

~KRISTY~ said...

AWWWW LOVE THE PENGY CAROL! IS THAT A SUN I SEE?..LOL ITS BEEN RAINING HERE FOR 2 DAYS! I JUST LOVE THE BIKINI TOP HOW CUTE IS THAT!

My Paper World said...

Very cute Carol! I love the fun tropical scene! xx

Terrie B x said...

Oh I soooo loves this Carol:)X

jenn* said...

well that little penguin is TOO cute!

malieta said...

What a beautiful card....I love everything about it and that stamp is adorable!
malieta:)

Page said...

What a wonderfully fun card - it made me giggle!!! TFS!

Deborah said...

Every day when I look at this wonderful card I get the biggest smile! My DH loved it so much! He just thinks it is so neat for me to have this hobby and such fabulous friends like you Carol! I am so packed, hurry up Sunday already! Hugs, Deb

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chelemom said...

This has to be the cutest card EVER!!! Love the "bikinied" penguin!!! : )

Janine said...

Great card!! I want to be there!!

ஐBeatriz Jenningsஐ said...

wow!!!! this is Beautiful! Have a great day! :)

Glee said...

Isn't this the cutest card? It just made my day today when I saw it! Cute!

Heather said...

Great card! Love the stamp but didn't see who it's from or where you can get it??