Sunday, January 6, 2013

Stamptacular Sunday "Don't Be SQUARE!" Challenge

This week’s challenge is going to be so much fun!  We can’t wait to see what you create!
This week's challenge is …
“Don’t Be SQUARE!”

For this week's challenge you will create a card that is NOT square!  Be creative!  Oh…and don’t forget to STAMP!  After all…we don’t call this the STAMPtacular Sunday Challenge for nothing!      
You will have from now until midnight (EST) January 12th, 2013 to complete this challenge and post a DIRECT LINK to your submission into our InLinkz in order to be entered into the drawing for this week's fabulous prize donated by:
PRIZE:  Winner’s Choice of TWO SHEETS of Digis!

I am like a crazy person right now. (Oh, OK, crazier than usual.) I am trying to start the New Year off on the right foot, (as opposed to the left), and work ahead on my DT's. Oh, for Pete's sake, don't fall off your chair laughing hysterically at me! It could happen, perhaps in an alternate universe, but it could happen. It is not impossible. Improbable, yes, impossible, no. Just wish me luck, OK? 'Cuz I am going to need it.

Poor Gary got "the cold" on New Year's Day. Of all the rotten luck! I had so hoped it would pass him by, but he just couldn't escape it. Our kids and grandkids came down with it right after Christmas, and some of our New Year's Eve guests couldn't come over due to being sick with it as well. Enough, I say! Illness begone! (Especially for me--I simply don't have time to get sick again this winter! I am just too busy.) I sincerely hope all of you are well at the moment and stay that way, too!

My next few posts are going to be a bit brief, in an effort to keep my productivity high on my card-making. Hey, I mean it. Stop your laughing. Now! This instant. Or there will be repercussions! Serious ones. Like, I'll start sending you jokes. Tons of them. And they might not even be funny. I'll fill your inboxes to overflowing. That'll fix your wagons.

OK, back to my card description for this week at SSC. I just had to use a Saturated Canary image that I bought recently, called "Snow Blower". I fell in love with this the moment I saw it. It's too cute, don't you think? I used one of the sentiments that came with the image. The image and sentiment were printed on Make It Colour Blending Card.

To avoid being square this week, (there's got to be a joke in there somewhere), I chose a round easel design. I used some DP from the Carta Bella Winter Fun collection and adhered it to my Stampin' Up CS base. I used Spellbinders Grand Classic Circles to cut out my papers, Spellbinders Lacey Circles to cut out my sentiment, and the following dies to make my snowflake stop: Memory Box Beaded Snowflake & Bianca Snowflake & Crystal Snowflake. I added a Queen & Co. Rhinestone to the center of the snowflake stop.

My image and rhinestone were colored with Copics: BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78, C00, C0, C1, C3, R20, E000, E00, E11, E13, E15, E18, E40, E41, E42, E43, E44. I stamped snowflakes around the image using the SU Season of Friendship stamp set. I finished the card by adding accents with a white gel pen, Stickles and Glossy Accents. Zippity doo dah and done!

Do check out the rest of the fun DT creations. Please. And I am looking forward to seeing what you create this week. I am now returning you to your regularly scheduled program. Happy New Year!


  1. Penny this is such a lovely little round easel creation.Love the colouring and design paper.
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  2. Such a gorgeous card Penny. I love the sweet image and your colouring is so beautiful. Those papers are wonderful too and I like the way you have stamped snowflakes around the image.
    Hugs Sue

  3. So adorable Penny! Lovely image and so very beautifully coloured - love the round shape too. Hope you avoid 'the cold' - it's 'orrible!!!!

  4. Penny - what a darling little image - love that elephant!!Hope you have a great week.

  5. I love this image. I guess it is in rubber cause I couldn't fine it in the store. I love what you did with this image. Your coloring is always awesome, and this color combo is fantastic. Love the large snowflake and the round card. You always do an amazing job. Hope Gary is feeling better...crossing fingers, so far it has eluded me, not hubby as he has been sick for 3 weeks.

  6. so fab Penny, i love the design and papers!
    fab coloring too

  7. Stay healthy. There are enough of us who are sick right now.

    Fabulous card. Great design and a seriously cute image. I love how you used the snowflake(s) to prop open the easel. Very cool out-of-the-box thinking!

  8. Hi Penny! Ok so that I've picked myself up off the floor and have stopped laughing! :D I love this image, I might have to buy it myself! The daughter loves elephants! Love the round easel...will have to try it. Your coloring is gorgeous, per usual! And the sentiment is just so sweet!


  9. Penny, she is so cute, do not want to take up too much time, trying to catch up on DT commitments and get ahead of the game. Beautiful card. Thanks for the sweet luv\

  10. Penny this is so pretty!!! Long time since I have been by, sorry about that. I hope all is well with you and your family and you have a wonderful holiday.
    Happy New Year

  11. That is super pretty, love the design! So sorry he has a cold or flu. My youngest got the flu in December and had not been sick in 7 years before that! Your post was so short (he he ha ha) you must have had lots of extra time. How funny you said back to regular scheduled program. I just typed mine Interrupting card making....we have alot of amber alerts here. Have a happy Monday. Be back son. Hugs, Kim

  12. Oh my goodness Penny, that has got to be the cutest card ever. That image and the sentiment are hilariously adorable. Your colouring is spectacular.

  13. This is card is awesome Penny! I love these circle easel cards, I just don't have the equipment to make them. I really love the auburn colour you used on her hair and she is coloured perfectly!
    You are so creative with all the little details. Awesome work girlie!

  14. Penny, Love the easel card. That image is just adorable and love you coloring and the sentiment is just perfect for that image. Love those colors you used. I'm so glad you got Feedblitz!
    Hugs, Patricia

  15. I love that image. I was hoping to get to use it for some Christmas cards but didn’t make it in to the stack. Maybe soon. Adorable card.


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