Tuesday, November 12, 2013

TCPNOV13-What's on your desk {part 2)

I am up again this week with another sample for the November TCP Tuesday Challenge. I told the girls yesterday that I really enjoyed this challenge. I love the fact that I walk away with 3 finished cards after 1 crafty session. Have you played along? It's a What's On Your Desk Challenge: Make 1 card and then with what you have left on your desk, make 2 more!

I had fun with the newest penguin trio, Peace, Joy, and Peguins. While I love that tower of fun, I wanted to show you how to get a little bit more mileage out of this stamp set. I actually stamped them once and then cut out two of penguins to use separately, on two different cards. 

Here is the card I started with. I kept it with the holiday theme and used the beautiful Snowflake Lace Paper Cutups to add an embossed panel to show off my candy cane penguin.  I just added an embossing matt to my stack, and removed the adaptor shim before I ran it through my Vagabond. I really love doing this with so many dies....another money saving tip!

While I had it out, I cut a full doily from some Sweet Tooth cardstock. I used a punched out snowflake to help accent my card. 

The layout for this one is from the current Deconstructing Sketch 126. Not sure you can see it so well here, but that snowflake is sugared up with some Distress Glitter. 

Next is the gifty penguin. I used the same papers from Basic Grey and went with a bit more of a clean and simple layout. I wanted a non-holiday card for this sweet little guy. See....getting more bang for your buck! He's got a stack of birthday gifts and the Celebration Toppers Cutups was perfect to accent him. 

 I also added a strip of Icing Cutup in Wild Cherry cs, tied on a twiney bow and adhered a few white sequins. It's a party!!

Here with my final card, you can see where I used the full Snowflake Lacey Paper Cutups. It fit perfectly with the Retro Sketch89  for this week. 

Again, I went with another clean and simple card. I cut out a circle of the pretty pattern paper scraps from my first card and stamped a sentiment from this same Peace, Joy, and Penguins stamp set. 

I used more of those sugary snowflakes along with a few olive green sequins, while I still had my sequin jar on my desk. :) 
Easy Peasy! Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to hop  over to Alma's blog to see who else has fun samples for the second week of this challenge. 

Here are some details about the November TCP Tuesday Challenge. 

Here are the Deets.
  1. The First Tuesday of the Month I will post a challenge on this blog. That’s right! Here!
    The challenge will also be posted on our Splitcoaststampers forum and on our Facebook page
  2. If you want to play along you just upload your design right here on this page using the InLinkz button. (The challenge button will be posted on the right hand column of this blog so you don’t have to search around)
    If you want to display your pretties on Splitcoaststampers using keyword TCPTUESNov13. But, only entries uploaded to the Inlinkz button will be considered for Swanky Stamper
  3. The Challenge will be a month-long challenge and you can play as many times as you like during that month.
  4. Cards and projects must have at least one Cat’s Pajamas Stamp or CutUps die in the project.
  5. On the First Monday of the Month a winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and crowned Swanky Stamper.
  6. The Swanky Stamper will not only be acknowledged as the Swankiest Stamper for that month, but will also receive some of the stamps from our next release and get to play along with us at our Pajamas Party and Blog Hop. AND… They’ll even get a special spot in the Gallery highlighting the project that won them the gig AND as snazzy badge to display on their blog.
  7. The winner will be announced the First Monday of the month on Splitcoaststampers, Facebook page and this Blog

Have a great Tuesday!  Come play along with us, this month. 



  1. Fab use of that fun lovin' penguin stamp set. A really awesome group of cards Lisa.

  2. What amazing cards! I agree, three cards from one session is awesome. Now, if I could make my cards as pretty....

  3. These cards are fabulous, Lisa! I love the way you split up the penguins! Wonderfully done! :D

  4. That's amazing !! Really !!! I don't think I could come up with 3... Maybe not even 2... Lol !!
    Great job & I totally forgive you about the $$$$$$$$ spent @ the cats pajamas !! My hubby doesn't tho! ;))

    Also -- big huge congrats on winning the sweet pea prize money !!! Lucky gal !!

  5. Super cute! I love the mini penguins. :)


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