Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Another Guest Design Card For SSS

Hi there!

It's my third week of guest designing over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog.  



This week we are to create a card using Dawny's fun sketch!




The design team are all using stamps from "Stamps Happen" and I must admit, I had never heard of this company before, so I decided  to check them out and I fell in love with their stamps! I ended up buying three of them. My card uses their adorable, Chillin' Penguin rubber stamp.

Isn't he fun?! I colored him with markers, added some Glossy Accents to the dots on the gift, and some Orange Peel Stickles to his beak and feet. The patterned papers are all from the North Pole, 6x6 paper pad from Doodlebug. I have almost used up that whole pad - the colors and patterns are sheer delight!

As I said, I bought a couple more stamps and wanted to share another card using the Stamps Happen, Cheerful Snowmen stamp.
Aren't they a riot!? I had lots of fun coloring this one!


 As always, a random winner will receive a $50.00 gift voucher from the Simon Says Stamp Store, so why don't you play along this week? It's a fun sketch and you could be the lucky winner this time!


You have until Wednesday, November 28th, 8am Ohio time, 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in!

 I can't wait to get together with my whole family, (should be about 28 of us this time) over at my brother's house to celebrate Thanksgiving! I'm also looking forward to three days off in a row, after a very busy week at work! I want to wish all my friends in the U.S. a very Happy Thanksgiving! :)

36 comments:

Jingle said...

These are both SO cute! Great cards!

Lin said...

Love your idea of the hanging sentiment, Barb, and the way you embellished this cute little guy! Great coloring and papers, too!
Happy Thanksgiving to you, my friend - and enjoy your mini-vacation - hugs!

Marlena M. said...

I love that sweet penguin~he's a hoot! That party of snowmen is adorable too. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Barb!

alexandra s.m. said...

They coul not be any sweeter!
Love them Barb!
TFS~

CinnamonSally said...

Cute cards Barb, love the row of snowmen!!!

Lorraine A said...

SNAP !! we used the same penguin !! isn't he adorable ! I love the way you hung the sentiment and glittered his feet and beak :-) Very cute :-)
Love the snowmen card too, a stamp now on my wish list ! :-)

It sounds like you are in for a fun few days ! Happy Thanksgiving :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Virginia L. said...

This makes me smile! You did the sketch proud! Way to rock this guest design, Barb! Happy Thanksgiving to you and family! HUGS!

Donna Bowman said...

Awesome cards Barb!! I love penguins and snowmen so these are my kind of cards!! Love your coloring and your take on the sketch is awesome!!

joy said...

What fun! I love the penguin and the way you interpreted the sketch, Barb! And, those snowmen are just so cute - thanks for sharing TWO adorable cards!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Rica said...

A gorgeous card Barb, I love your colour scheme and your Chillin' Penguin is adorable. I love Stamps Happen and your little snowmen are so sweet!!

hugs
Heather xx

paula said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family Barb. Wishing you a safe & happy time. I adore your penguin card made me smile. He is such a cutie!. The snowmen are great as well.

Laura B. said...

Love those cheerful snowmen! So fun! Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Darling card, Barb! I love the glitter you added to accent the card!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Adorable cards, Barb! Love how the penguin is holding the sentiment! Too cute!

Trinh said...

Your cute cards make me smile, Barb! Hope you & your family have a happy Thanksgiving!

Dawn said...

Gorgeous cards Barb. Both are so bright and cheerful. very inspiring.

walchowDesign said...

This is so adorable, Barb! Love how you used all the festive pp on this card!

Wishing you a wonderful day with your family on Thanksgiving!

Karen B. said...

Oh my, these are simply adorable cards, and your execution is absolutely perfect! I hope you enjoy your time with your family and Happy Thanksgiving Barb!

Lynn said...

Oh my goodness...that little row of snowman is beyond adorable Barb! Your coloring is awesome.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Kelly Booth said...

These are so Cute Barb!! Hope you and your Family have a Wonderful Thanksgiving...xoxoxo!

Sue McRae said...

Both cards are so cheery and festive Barb! Love your mix of patterned papers too, I think you've overcome your fear of using them!

Judy1223 said...

Barb, your cards are just adorable! I am not familiar with that stamp line but I'll be sure to check it out at SSS, especially with the Black Friday sale tomorrow! Great use of patterned papers, and amazing coloring on that group of adorable snowmen! Best wishes for a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Martha said...

Barb, these are just too-cute! Love them!

Vicky said...

Gorgeous cards Barb!!! Congrats on being a guest designer, you really ROCKED those posts!!!

Elizabeth Allan said...

What a colorful duo Barb! The festive colors share a big holly-jolly smile!

Greta said...

Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving, Barb. These stamps are so cute & you've made great creations with them.

Laura Jane said...

Great papers and FUN penquin! LOVE the JOY tag.

Karin Åkesdotter said...

AWesome cards Barb - so fun and sweet! WOW! LOVE them!
Have a nice week, hugs, Karin

Robin K. said...

Hope you had a wonderful time with family Barb!!! You actually do "cute" very well- love both of your sweet cards!! Thanks for your encouraging words on my blog:)

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Both cards are super adorable Barb!! Love the sweet images in both of them!!

hugs...

Maureen Morton said...

Can't believe that it has already been 3 weeks! You are doing such amazingly wonderful stuff with this gig, Barb. Love these critters, the expert way you've colored them and the brilliant designs with the papers. Happy visit!

Cathy A said...

How funny is that penguin? Lovely cards Barb

sheila said...

these cards are adorable! I love the images...so very cute and your coloring is great!

MarcyK924 said...

OH these are ADORABLE! LOVE your take on the sketch, it's perfect! XOXO

Helen F. said...

Both of your cards are just too fun, Barb and the family (I'm assuming they are all related :) of snowpeople is just the cutest!

Tracey said...

Both of these cards are over the moon adorable Barb!! LOve the bright fun colours!