Thursday, March 27, 2008

Party Penguin!

The other day I stopped over at my friend Lana's blog and she had made this adorable card using a penguin image I had sent her. I had totally forgotten that I even had that stamp! (please tell me you've done that... forgotten that you have a stamp! lol). Anyway, I dug it out and decided he looked like he was up for a celebration!

And what better day is there to celebrate than the 4th of July? A little picnic... a little cold beverage... some fireworks and you've got yourself a party! My friend Mishie has a huge 4th of July party every year! It's her favorite summer time event!

Speaking of Mish, she's celebrating her one year blog anniversary this month and is giving away lots of prizes. Today she's hosting a fun scavenger hunt!
If you want to play along and be entered for the prize drawings, check out her blog HERE.

There are 13 questions that you have to answer correctly and Mish has selected 13 of her blogging friends, including me, to each post one of the answers to her questions.
So if you're playing along, you've come to the right place.
You'll find the answer to question #11 above.

So anyway... I got carried away on all the party talk. The layout for this party card is inspired by the awesome Beate. Her card just knocked me out it is so cute! The measurements are 4.5 x 4.5 square, with a 2 inch strip trimmed off the front.

Once I colored in the party pengquin, I added a bit of shimmer to his *cocktail* with a GellyRoll Stardust pen and then finished up by highlighting around the entire image with a B000 Copic marker. Gives him a bit of a chilly feel don't you think?

Thanks for stopping by! Best of luck if you are on the *Mishie Scavenger Hunt*!

Stamps: Art Gone Wild, Studio G Clear Stamps
Paper: SU!, CTMH, Sweetwater
Ink: Palette Noir, Copic markers
Misc: Nestabilities, Cuttlebug star die, ribbon and brads (JoAnn Essentials)


Michelle Wooderson said...

HIIIIIII HB!! Thank you so much for playing along with me today! I absolutely love your card you made today...wanna make my party invites for this summer!! Huge hugs to you my friend!!

AngFab said...

I like to party, HB! I am LOVING what you and Lana have been doing with this penguin! Who knew penguins were so summery! rofl! I hope Mishie invites me to her 4th of July party this year! Ü

Bevie Pearl said...

Party on girlfriend......I love the 4th of July, too. My son was born on that day. I love your card.
No, I never forget I have a stamp set or image...LOL..(Liar Liar my pants on fire.) Isnt' Mish's scavenger hunt fun? And to use penguins for year around so cool.

Marcia said...

oh, i love it! i loved lana's too! i don't forget stamps most of the time, i just lose them! :)

marcia ~

Pam/Iris said...

How darling HB, that red & white checked ribbon just sets it off!

btw- you're killin' me with the Elzybells, is that what they are called? Anyway, just killin' me! LOL!

Angela K said...

Great card, love your blog too!!

Juanita B said...

What a FUN and HAPPY card! I love it. I love the simplicity of your cards. Thanks for sharing an answer for Mish's blogaversary. Have a wonderful weekend.

msfitzie said...

Mish asked us to leave a quick comment to let you know that we stopped in on your blog.
So hi from Oklahoma

apigonfire said...

I just added your blog to my list of places to visit daily! :)
I love your fourth of july card - I love American History, so perhaps I should make that my favorite holiday!
Thanks for redoing Beate's sketch - I totally didn't catch that the last two inches was cut off! I will totally have to try that!

beate said...

Love your card. Love that paper, the cute stamp and how you colored him!
Hugs and smiles

anGela said...

The penquin is rockin' those shorts! ahahaha! Love the colors of the card.

Makes me wish summer was here already!


shirlann said...

Mish sent your use of colour combos! Hi from beautiful British Columbia!

Heather said...

HB HB HB - this is WONDERFUL! I think I must have this stamp! Girl - you ROCK!

Sue said...

Oh no - forgetting you have a stamp? Only thing worse is (red-face) liking it so much you buy another. I blsme it on mom brain.

Love your happy festive penguin

Jenn Balcer said...

HB! THIS IS JUST ADORABLE!!!! I just love your schtuff!