Winter Penguin shaker ATC


As promised (although a day late), here is the ATC card that I made for the "winter themed" ATC swap over on the PTI forum.

ATC Shaker card

I used a couple of PTI sets on this one, Winter Snow globe and Winter Penguin (he just fits in the globe so perfectly!).  I used my Copics to give him a little personality and some Martha Stewart tinsel glitter for a little sparkle.  The Shimmery Cream card stock layer is impressed with the Peace Be Still impression plate and I used my Holly Jolly dies and some rhinestones from my stash for the little holly accent in the corner.  There was a lot of die cutting, impressing and assembling for this little 2.5" x 3.5" creation!  LOL!  I forgot how much fun shaker cards are and I am super happy with how he looks like he is in icy waters.  Brrrrr!

Detail shot

PTI ATC Winter swap

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Mr. Bones

Hello!  Sorry for the long absence (who am I kidding, I am not a regular poster by any but I have been busy with ATC swaps, card kit swaps, and life (i.e. shuffling my oldest back and forth to doctor appointments (he broke BOTH wrists the day before school...on my birthday), volunteering at kids school, helping kids with homework, etc.).

For once I had the for thought to actually snap a picture of the two ATC s that I made for the swaps I joined (I'll post my winter themed ATC tomorrow).

Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE Halloween!  I love decorating, kids in costume, candy and fun treats, etc. For me, back to school and Halloween really kick off the crafting season for me.  Anyway, for my fall themed ATC, I had to do a Halloween theme.


I used the super cute set Mr Bones by Papertrey and some sweet patterned paper from Doodlebug for the background.  I also used some Doodlebug glitter paper for the moon andone of my coveted bat brads (Making Memories? from a few years back) from my stash.  A little divine twine and a little shimmer pen finish things off nicely.

Here is a detail shot showing how shimmery Mr. Bones is in real life.

PTI fall ATC swap

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Under the Stars

Edited to add:  I am shouting from the rooftops as I am Swanky Stamper for September.  This means that when The Cat's Pajamas has their next release, I'm going to receive their new stamp sets and dies and play along with the Cat Pack in the sneaky peek posts!  I am super excited and can't wait!  You can read all about it here at Alma's blog.

Today it is cloudy and cold here in Colorado.  Perfect stamping weather (and gaming weather if you would ask my two boys).  There was still just a wee bit of time left on the Linky for the August TCP Tuesday challenge so I thought I would try another go at the long, tall card.  I'm a slow card maker, and an even slower blogger sometimes so I KNEW this would be a challenge.

August TCP Tuesday challenge

The stars of the show are those super cute Penguins Larry and Darryl from the newly released set Under the Stars.  The other brother Darryl is probably off trying to pet PJ the bear in the woods somewhere.  All the patterned paper used is from my hoarded coveted October Afternoon Campfire paper stack.  Lots of TCP dies are making an appearance here too (namely Cloud Border, Grass, Big Scallop, and Pinking Border).  Some Divine Twine ties off a Simply Chartreuse button to finish off the bottom of the card.

Here is a detail shot of the cute penguins and copic coloring.

August TCP Tuesday challenge

Every year at Skyway Elementary, there is an annual Camping with the Comets event at the school grounds.  There is star gazing, a campfire and smores, a movie projected up against the school and the fun of pitching a tent on the upper field and spending the night.  This will be my oldest son's last official campout as he will be going to Junior High next year.  This card will be for him!

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