November 29, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Hi everyone! Happy Monday!!

Here is my card for today's challenge on the There She Goes Blog, TSG83, which is brought to us by our FABULOUS Trendie, the amazing Christine Okken!!

Christine's challenge is to create a card for kids! I thought that the awesome new set, Penguin Pals, would be PERFECT to create a Christmas card for a child!

To start, I followed our fearless leader Jessica's AWESOME post on the TSG Blog HERE, where she shows you all of the different ways this darling penguin can "carry" some of the other stamps in the set! AWESOME idea and it was hard to choose which stamp to use!

I first made a mask of my penguin by stamping him on a post it note and cutting him out. I then stamped him again in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X Press It Blending Card and then put the mask over him. I then stamped the present, so that it looks like he is holding it, pulled off the mask a viola!

I colored this cutie with Copic Markers and added some Martha Stewart Tinsel Glitter to the ground. I cut out and embossed the panel with Rectangle Nestabilities and for each snowflake falling over the image, I added one of Taylor's Tiny Twinkles! It's SO super sparkly in real life!

The patterned paper is from Snow Day by Crate Paper, and I embossed the Pure Poppy panel with the Polka Dots Embossing Folder. The scalloped border was created with the Die-Namics Jumbo Scallop Border Die, and I added more of Taylor's Tiny Twinkles to that as well. I finished this one off with a Ripe Avocado bow that I created with the Bow Easy!

We would LOVE for you to play along in today's challenge! To be eligible for the giveaway, you are to create a card for a child then come back to the TSG Blog to add your name and a link to your project in the Mr. Linky that is located at the bottom of this challenge post. This challenge is open until the winner has been announced on the following Monday (Dec. 6). The winner will get a $5 gift certificate to use in the TSG Web store!

By participating in this challenge, you may also find yourself in the Trendsetting Spotlight that shines on the TSG Blog every Thursday. We will be on the look out to find challenge cards that stand out and show Trendsetting qualities. TSG stamps are not required to participate in the challenges but are appreciated :)

You do not need to have a blog to be able to participate in the TSG Challenges! You can simply add the URL link from your project after it has been uploaded to your online craft gallery. If you upload your card to an online craft gallery, please use the keyword TSG83 so we can check out your beautiful work!

Don't you LOVE how Jessica provided that blog post on masking? Well, head on over to the BRAND NEW TSP Tips & Tricks Blog! There is a tip/trick sheet for TSG stamps...all you have to do is click on the name of the set and you will see a Tips & Tricks sheet specifically for those stamps!! AWESOME!

Thanks SO much for stopping by!

Stamps: Penguin Pals from There She Goes
Paper: Ripe Avocado (PTI), Pure Poppy (PTI), X Press It Blending Card, Snow Day (Crate Paper)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, Taylor's Tiny Twinkles, Martha Stewart Tinsel Glitter, Rectangle Nestabilities, Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Die-Namics Jumbo Scallop Die, Ripe Avocado Stitched Ribbon and Foam Tape



  1. Jodi, this is so adorable! I really heart me some penguins! Wonderful colors, coloring, and detailing! I need to check out some TSG stamps, too! I do not own any. How is that possible? Hope you are doing great!

  2. OH my gosh! HOW totally CUTE!!! Great card girl!

  3. Gorgeous, Jodi! Once again your coloring skillz blow me away! :)

  4. AWWW!! Such a darling penguin!! I just love this and your festive papers!! :)

  5. Oh this is just so CUTE!!! I love that darling penguin and the colors and layout are fab as always:) Hope you had a great weekend!

  6. SO cute! I adore this card! It's perfect for any child, because my boys just said so ;) lol!

    Happy Monday!
    hugs, margie

  7. Jodi this is so sweet - your shading on the penguin is stunning!!

  8. Love this one, and so does my daughter! Very very cute.

  9. Just gorgeous Jodi,I love how you put all those layers of paper together and make them look so stunning,you are so clever!.x

  10. Jodi, this is adorable!!! Perfect for a child! :)

  11. too dang cute...I just wanted to pinch his pudgy cheeks....

  12. LOVE your card Jodi! So beautifully colored and just perfectly embellished! Cute, cute, cute!

  13. super duper cute! this makes me smile. love it!

  14. This is just adorable! I love that penguin!

  15. Honey, this is freakin' darling!


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