Sunday, January 15, 2012

Let It Snow - Simply Sunday Challenge

It's that time again for another Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.  We've been asked to make projects that include embossing.  I did a couple of projects for this challenge.  The first is...
...a penguin card!  I just loved this paper piecing file I got from Paper Piecing By Nikki.  She has some remarkable designs, that are so much fun to use.  K Andrew Design Stamps seem to fit perfectly with this design.  I just love the way this came out.  The snowflake border/corner punch set is from the Martha Stewart Collection, that I bought just before Christmas.  I added some stickles (which I consider a form of embossing) and ribbon - popdots to make my penguins 'pop'.

Now the stamps I used are from a couple different stamps sets.  K. Andrew Design Stamps are just like potato chips - you can't just have one set.  And, because they are so interchangeable, fun and affordable, you don't have to settle for just one!  "Friends of a feather...." came from the Crafty Friends Set and "Crack me up" and "Uh Oh" came from "Hoot a-Accessories" stamp set.

My next project I have mixed feelings on - but I'm posting it, because I think think the design is good - but perhaps needs some work...The card design/folds came from a tutorial.  I wanted something that would be a gift, too.  Hence, the bookmark in the middle.  The last pocket (with the owl on it) is a place to insert a letter or note...

I used a cuddlebug embossing folder for the snowy village - and some stickles.  Fussy cut the owl from the "Hooty Owls" stamp set.  Added "Owl Love From" from the "Owly Hoo" Stamp Set and the "Our nest" from "Hoot a-Accessories".  I stamped 'Howdy' on the owl, attached it with some pop-dots and hope that it will be used as a bookmark later.

Like I said, not one of my favorite cards...but I think the layout has a lot of possibilities and to show you - here's another card I made for another challenge.

I used the 'freebie' on Paper Piecing by Nikki's site for the candy kisses.  For the sentiments, I used a bunch of K. Andrew Design Stamps.  "Sweet" comes from the bonus set 'Sweet Wishes" that is available free with your order of  $25.00 or more at K. Andrew Designs.  "Everything is better with chocolate" comes from the 'Coffee & Tea Treats' Set and "Besties are the Best Friends" came from the "Crafty Friends" Set. 

I hope you all take a minute to check out the rest of the design team's super awesome designs at Getting Cricky.  Then link up your own Let It Snow design!  Thanks so much for taking a peek at my designs - I'd love to hear what you think - so please leave me a comment.

Blog Candy - I am going to draw the name of one commenter from all my comments this month, to win free Digital Design Software from  If you are interested in taking a peek at this software, please follow the link on my blog here.  If you enter the coupon code, you will receive $10 off the software and another $10 off their store.


Lisa said...

All of your projects are so creative and absolutely adorable, Patti!! I love them all, especially those cute penguins!! You did a great job :)

Getting Cricky DT - Sister

Amanda said...

Great projects! I must say i love the penguins! They are sooo cute! And I also tried the Splitcoaststampers tutorial this week how funny is that?! I love it!! You did an adorable job on the little hershey kiss on too! LOVE EM!

Getting Cricky JrDt- sister

Anita Braddock said...

Wow how Wonderful is this. I love your projects very cute. love the embossing and how you made the houses look like its in the back grown. thanks for sharing
Anita Getting Cricky Jr. Dt. Sister


I love your cards!! After I saw the kisses one i went and got the freebie! I like the owl one you did a great job!! Pinguin one is my favourite thought
Getting Cricky Jr. DTM-sister

scrapinmamaof2 said...

All of these are so are adorable. I love the penguin card. It is so cute and the detail is amazing. I can not say enough about it!! So stinkin' cute! Great job on all if them.
Heather Getting Cricky Jr DT sister

Jenscrapstoo said...

These cards are so cute, just adore the penguin card, it "cracks me up"!!
Cheers Jennie
Getting Cricky Jnr DTM sister

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful creations. Especially like the edging on the right hand & bottom of the Penguin card. Also, there's a challenge at JellyPark Challenges for a project with a pocket that you can enter into. Have entered 2 other times for chance at the Memories software so perhaps three times is a charm to win it. Thanks for giveaway chance.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Cheri said...

Looks like you've been super busy. I really like these - especially the first one. TFS

Cheri - Getting Cricky JrDT

Jennifer Scull said...

what wonderful projects! you have been quite busy! thanks so much for joining our 'Something in my pocket' challenge at Jellypark Friends. :)

Miranda said...

Miranda :)
Getting Cricky JRDT

Tracey said...

Fabulous creations!
Thanks for joining us at Jellypark Friends & Good Luck :)

Heide said...

Cute, Cute, Cute! Great pocket card. So glad you could join us at Jellypark challenge.
Hugs, Heide JP-DT

Ildi-The craftin mama said...

I LOVE all of your projects, thay are all soooooo cute!!

Ildi your DT sister

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Great projects!!

Veronica Getting Cricky JrDT Sister
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Larelyn said...

Great projects! I love the penguins - just so much fun!

Jerusha said...

I LOVE these cards. Your penguins are adorable and your pocket card so cute. Thanks for joining us at Jellypark!

Tip Top said...

Hehe - wonderful projects! Thank you for joining in at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Jellypark Challenges

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