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Such a wonderful inspiration site Stacy chose! I’m sure a lot of people are familiar w/ Shutterstock..they have so many fabulous photos & clip art. I was inspired by THIS picture. I started w/ a new set from North Coast Creations w/ cute little critters & my card just evolved into what you see.

After stamping & coloring the polar bear family, I added a stitched circle frame then a stitched rectangle frame w/ a smaller stitched rectangle window on top of it. I die cut some white & snowflake paper hills, added them to the bottom & then attached my little fussy cut penguin. The greeting was die cut & colored w/ Copics as well as the narrow blue frame around everything.

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used. For the snowflakes, I punched some different sized snowflakes in a piece of scrap paper & used it as a stencil to sponge on the ink

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Stamps: North Coast Creations –Very Merry (inside: Old Fashioned Santa)
Paper: Staples 110# white, X-Press It white, NCC Very Merry paper
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  ODBD Double Stitched Rectangles, Double Stitched Circles   Leafy Edged Borders, Holiday Words  dies, Copic markers, Misti, snowflake punch

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It’s my turn to host the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC674) & I chose Christmas Central as the site. Christmas will be here before you know it so better get busy! I was inspired by THIS cute plate. I just love the cute penguins.

For my penguin carolers, after stamping, coloring & die cutting them, I hunted around for some paper to go behind them. Nothing looked quite right until I found this box of patterned Christmas cards. It was one of those that had different printed patterns but still blank. I bought them on clearance a long time ago & mostly just to use the card fronts & envelopes. After I die cut it & a white layer, I used a new angled border die to cut the white panel. Originally, I had the black snowflake pattern at the bottom, but decided I liked it better the other way around. The greeting was stamped on a circle along w/ some little snowflakes then I put it all together.

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps:  Rubbernecker Stamps – Caroling Penguins Snowflake SetMerry Christmas LgDrink the Red
Paper:  Staples 110# white, X-Press It, TPS snowflake card
Ink: Memento tuxedo black Versafine Clair nocturne, Distress inks weathered wood
Accessories:  Rubbernecker stitched rectangles ,Circle Stitch , Borders 2, Caroling Penguins dies, Copic markers, Misti


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Welcome to the December Blog Hop for Serendipity StampsIf you arrived here from Jeanne’s blog, you’re in the right place..if not, you may want to head over there first.

The Prize – One $20 gift code will go to one random commenter from the blogs. So be sure  to visit all the blogs because you don’t know which one the winner will be drawn from. You have through Sunday November 20  to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will  announce a winner on November 21. The sale this time is 40% off the highest priced item in your cart use code “ 40fromhigh1216″ now through December 25.  Each month a different image is 50% off. This month- it’s the  Winter Doe! On the third Wednesday of every month., we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop!  For another chance to win,  be sure to play along with our monthly challenge. You can get all the details on the challengHERE. 

I also made this for the Featured Stamper Challenge (FS516). I chose to case THIS card. I kept the holiday theme and trio of penguins, but I used different images, different colors & a little different layout.
Don’t you just love these adorable little penguins? They look so happy! I couldn’t wait to color them…and I love giving them rosy little cheeks and bellies. I put together parts of two greeting (the little Thanks fit much better in the space than the cursive thanks that comes w/ the Much part) and layered a die cut Snow to go between the two words. The snowflake designer paper was split to let the other paper show through & I added some snowflakes from the Snowflake Reverse die. I had every intention of adding some stickles or sparkly gems to the snowflakes, but just totally forgot.

Here’s a look at the inside..I’ll add a greeting when I know who’ll be receiving it. Below it are the Copics I used. penguin-thanks-inside-00194
Please be sure to comment on all the DT will be so appreciated & also increase your chances of winning!

Mary’s Blog

Miriam Napier

Carol Mayne

Vickie Zimmer

Jeanne Jachna

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Marybeth Lopez

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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Penguins, Thanks sm, Everyday Words sm.
Paper:  Staples #110 white, X-Press It white, dp (Crate Paper – Snow & Cocoa)
Ink:   Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:   Serendipity Snow, Snowflake Reverse dies, Copic markers, Misti, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A dies, MFT stitched waves dies, Misti

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