Thursday, January 2, 2020

Snow Fun Penguins

Hi, Friends.....

Happy New Year to you all! I have been busy sorting and reorganizing my craft room. I have so much stuff!!! Eeek! January is a great month for getting things back in order after the holidays. I have tons to do in my craft room, but it already is looking better.

I'm here to share my first 2020 Christmas card with you. The lovely Jo over at Christmas Kickstart already has her first challenge of the year up and the theme is Penguin Parade. I remembered I had this adorable retired Echo Park-Winter Wishes collection that had some penguin stickers in it, so I got it out to play with.  I used a sentiment from a new stamp set I picked up on Christmas clearance.  Yay!

I already had the background made and sitting in my stash, so this was a fast card to put together. Don't you just love this sweet little penguin family!!?? I put on some sparkle by brushing Wink of Stella over the snowflakes and adding sparkly rhinestones.

Supplies used include:
Sentiment from bargain rack stamp set at JoAnn
Versafine ink in Majestic Blue
Echo Park - Winter Wishes collection (retired)
Pink & Main Scallop Waves die set
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Sparkly adhesive rhinestones from my stash
Wink of Stella pen
DCWV scraps from my stash

Jo is holding her Christmas Kickstart Challenges open all month for the first half of the year, so we have plenty of time to make an entry (or two or three). I hope you will join in the fun!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a wonderful start to a wonderful New Year.


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Christmas Kickstart Challenge #27 - Penguin Parade

2. Double Trouble Challenge #46 - Thing 1: AnyTHING, Thing 2: Enter one of the Listed Challenges (I entered Creative With Stamps challenge.)Thing 3: SomeTHING new (I used a new stamp set. ) 
Die-Cut Divas January Challenge - New Things (I used a new stamp set.)

4. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #470
5. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #420-421 - AG
6. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Something New (I used a new stamp set.)
7. Moving Along With The Times - All Things New (I used a new stamp set.)
8. Creative With Stamps Challenge #46 - Scarf



  1. Happy new year, Janis! I'm delighted to see you playing again in 2020. Your card is gorgeous and I love the penguins in their hats, scarves and ear muffs. I never think to use stickers - how clever and cute. Thanks so much for the kind words you've left on the blog. You are a sweetheart and I so appreciate all the help you've given me with CKC. Your friendship across the miles is something I treasure, Jo x

  2. The penguins are so cute and so is the plaid paper. Well done getting a head start! Happy New Year!

  3. Hello… Thanks for sharing your lovely card with ‘Moving Along with the Times Challenge Blog’; it fits perfectly with our ‘All Things New’ challenge theme. Those little penguins are so cute. Hope you can join us next month for our new challenge. Diane Louise (Team Leader) xx

  4. Just adorable! Love the cute and fun penguins and your background looks fabulous!!
    Have a wonderful 2020!

  5. A really cute card, Janis, the little scene you've created is lovely. xx

  6. Awesome penguins Janis. Happy New Year and thanks for joining the Christmas Kickstart challenge. HUgz

  7. Adorable little scene here, love the scarf too! Thanks for joining us at Creative With Stamps this month!

  8. What better way to welcome the new year than with a trio of bundled up penguins?! I really like the plaid snow dunes for a cozy look..and I wouldn't mind adding that blue knit scarf to my own wardrobe either.

  9. Such a cute card. So glad you could join the Die Cut Divas' January challenge of "something new".

  10. Darling trio of penguins and I love the plaid snowbank behind them!!

  11. Love the cute penguins and the plaid.

  12. Thank you for joining our challenge at Moving Along with the Times. I love the penguins and your color scheme. I just wanted to wish you the best of luck! – DT Jodie

  13. How fun!! And you're getting a head start on your Christmas cards. Thanks for playing along our January challenge at Die Cut Divas.

  14. Like the scenery you created with the stitched landscape dies and patterned paper...adorable penguins all dressed up in their warm clothese. Thanks for sharing with Double Trouble and Creative With Stamps.


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