Saturday, October 16, 2010

Pile of Penguins


It's hard to resist even a single cute little penguin. Pile six of 'em in a pyramid, and I'm helpless. This is one of those images that just had to come live with me! It's called A Pile of Penguins and it's from the Laurence collection by Stampavie, available at Stamper's Dream. I stamped onto Neenah Classic Crest Solar White card stock, colored with Copics, and cut the image with a Labels Fourteen Nestabilities die. The papers are from My Mind's Eye's Alphabet Soup Boy collection, which, incidentally, has tons of aqua and red patterns just perfect for winter-themed images.

I'm super excited that Stamper's Dream is now carrying a selection of Die-namics steel dies from My Favorite Things. I used the Let It Snowflake Die-Namics with white felt for the snowflake accents. The camera doesn't pick up the warmth and texture of the felt very well, but in real life, it has such a nice, cozy feel. I also used the Open Scallop border Die-namics for the large black scallops along the right side.

A few other details ... I added some Martha Stewart Snow glitter to the snowy ground beneath the penguins and then dotted the snowflakes with a Viva Decor Iced White pearl pen. The stitching is by hand. Instead of a stamped sentiment, I coated some white chipboard letters with clear glitter. The dry embossing on the red panel was done with Cuttlebug's Seeing Spots embossing folder.

The layout is Jen's Sketch For You To Try:



Find more sketch inspiration here:

Jen del Muro with guest designer Lesa Smaligo
Amber Hight
Amy Rohl
Carole Burrage
Jenn Diercks
Jodi Collins
Kelly Lunceford
Megan Lock
Sonja Christoph
Susan Liles

To play along, link up your creation to the linky widget on Jen's blog and remember to use keyword SFYTT when you upload to online galleries.

Have a fantastic weekend! My boys will all be gone most of the day today (my youngest is at "Camp Nana" for the weekend, and my oldest and DH will be at a Boy Scout event). I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to some girl time with my DD! She turns 7 in a few weeks and wants to have a very girly spa party with her friends. Today will be the perfect day to practice our nail painting and hair styling. Better yet, we could head to a spa for some professional pampering and inspiration {grin}.



Stamps: Pile of Penguins (Stampavie)
Paper: Neenah Clasic Crest Solar white card stock, Stampin' Up Real Red, Papertrey Black, My Mind's Eye Alphabet Soup Boy
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic markers, Viva Decor Iced White pearl pen, Martha Stewart snow glitter, Spellbinders Labels Fourteen Nestabilities die, needle and thread, foam adhesive, Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder, MFT Let It Snowflake and Open Scallop border Die-Namics steel dies, Heidi Swapp chipboard letters, glue pad, ultrafine clear glitter, Papertrey ribbon
Size: 5 1/2" square

32 comments:

Rel Squire said...

Hi Amy, this card is absolutely stunning. Love the pyramid of penguins, they are so cute and you have colored them beautifully. Everything about the card is exceptional, love looking at your blog, everyone of your cards is a pleasure to view.

Michelle said...

That is just about the cutest thing EVER! Love the penguins, and you included so many awesome details. But then, you always do! I love every single thing about this card, Amy!

Becky said...

This is so cute, love the these little guys..

Dawn Easton said...

Ack! I LOVE those penguins! Definitely adorable, Amy! Great stitching around all those layers. Fabulous idea!

Oliwiaen said...

I must admit I'm always waiting for your SFYTT cards :-) I love the way you stick to the sketch to create fabulous projects!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

I just ADORE every bit of this!! Pure perfection Amy!

Gretchen said...

What a darling pile of penguins! I love all of the great detail like the sparkly snow and the felt snowflakes! Just Fabulous!
I am looking forward to a day with my DD (who is 15) today too! My DH and 2 youngest boys are on a cub scout campout- might be a bit chilly for them tonight :) And my oldest son is doing a merit badge project with his Boy Scout troop all day. . .Busy, busy, busy but we like it that way! Enjoy your day!!

Kelly Lunceford said...

I was almost certain that you would have a cute winter card up your sleeve, and you haven't failed to impress! I absolutely love this! Great job!

Jenn Diercks said...

These are some of my favorite colors and this card is too cute. Love the pile of penguins.

Megan said...

Amy this is a stunner. So gorgeous. I love those snowflakes and the brr! Beautifully colored and perfect little details with the stitching a die borders.

AGNIESZKA ELŻBIETA TRAWIŃSKA said...

Perfect, as always. You make beautiful work.

Marisa said...

Camp Nana, love it LOL! LOVE the penguin image!! Can see why it made its way to your house. You have coloured it fabulously and I love the way you used Jen's sketch. Enjoy your mommy daughter time...they grow up waaaay too quickly!!

Beate said...

Amy, this is gorgeous! Your coloring is beautiful and your precise sewing around the label cut amazing!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs and smiles

Christina Fischer said...

Oh, Amy -- this is just gorgeous! I love all the chilly details!

Linda Carson said...

Adorable! Love your eye for details from sewing to bling!

Linda L said...

Oh I'm trying soooo hard to resist this stamp but this gorgeous card is certainly not helping Amy!! lol....those penguins are just sooo cute! Love the way you've used the SFYTT layout too...it all goes together so fabulously. Enjoy your day with DD.

Amber Hight said...

This is FABULOUS, Amy! I think you may have pushed me to buy that set too, LOVE those penguins:) Gorgeous design as always, I adore EVERYTHING you do!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is just TOTALLY cute!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Amy this is GORGEOUS!!

Viv said...

Pure genius Amy!!! I LOVE this card. xxx

Kathy Martin said...

Love your pile of penguins card! Just adorable! Great 'brrr' sentiment!

ladybugg61 said...

I awoke this morn to this beauty in my e-mailbox and couldn't resist coming over to tell you just how lovely it is! But then again, Amy, I'm always inspired by every one of your creations! A treat to look at every time!

Conniecrafter said...

very cute and fun!! love the snow too!

Anonymous said...

You make the most beautiful cards I've ever seen.
I love getting your emails because I know there is going to be an amazing card. I hope you have a wonderful Sunday. :)
Cary M

Leslie Miller said...

Super cute! Great work with the sketch and, oh, that image is adorable!

dpkennedy said...

Oh, so cute! What a great sketch!

Niki Estes said...

Amy, this is so cute!!! I love everything about it!

the whimsical butterfly said...

omg this is adorable. JUST darling! LOVE the snow!!!

Allison said...

This card is absolute perfection! So cute and love all the different embellishments!

Ree said...

Amy, this is just adorable! I love everything about this card... omgosh it is so gorgeous! The sparkly brr makes it!

Ree said...

Amy, this is just adorable! I love everything about this card... omgosh it is so gorgeous! The sparkly brr makes it!

Brandi said...

I love this card! It is pure cuteness! :)

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