Friday, July 17, 2015

A Merry Penguin

My husband has had the last 2 weeks off so we've been
gallivanting around on day trips and having a lot of fun.

When I got into my craft room the other day I knew exactly
which digital image I wanted to use to make a card for the 
challenge at Merry Monday but my printer had other plans. It 
decided to stop printing - ugghh so frustrating!

It turns out the refill ink I used made my printer stop working.
I've been using ink refills for years but this was the first time
I'd used it in our new printer and according to the computer
guy - I got lucky that it even worked in my old printer. So
I had to buy another printer (insert sad face) no more ink
refills for me.  
This turned out to be a very expensive card!

This card took quite a few twists and turns before I finally
decided on this layout. I originally planned to use some fun
dsp but I changed my mind when I saw how the penguin popped
off the all white background. Also, originally I was going to color
the hat in red and green - more traditional - but in the end I
opted for non-traditional colors. I like the fun whimsy it adds.

Well, that's it for me today. My hubby and I are heading into
the city for some more fun!

Have a great day everyone!

from Stampin' Up! unless noted
card stock: whisper white - reg and heavy
image: Little Penguin Winter (Bugaboo)
blendabilities: smoky slate, coastal cabana, melon mambo, pumpkin pie
stamp set: Seasonal Sentiments (Reverse Confetti)
ink: memento Black
big shot: cloudy day EF. word bubbles framelits dies, stitched hillside borders (Lawn Fawn)
embellishments: wink of stella glitter pen, black sharpie

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!


  1. Super whimsical and fun, Susan! Sorry about the printer trouble, but glad to see this penguin made it in the end! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  2. Yikes, sorry to hear about your printer!
    Super cute and fun card!
    Shanna :)

  3. Well, I'm sure your new printer will be a great investment, Susan! Sure love this darling penguin and how you colored him! Thanks for playing along at Merry Monday!!

  4. This penguin is SO cute, Susangail!! I really love your penguin & the coloring of him. So sorry for all the trouble you had to go thru to make this card.Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

  5. Hello Susangail: Oh I feel your printer pain, but your little penguin is just so adorable. Love the sweet hat in those fabulous colors, love the background too, those embossing folders are amazing.
    Thank you for sharing.

    Maria Rodriguez.

    PS. Thank you for your sweet comment on my Penguin blog post, I appreciate your visit and hope you come again.

  6. Susangail, this is just adorable! Love the colors you used and the coloring is fabulous! Too cute! XX

  7. AWE!! Such a sweet penguin!! Fabulous card!! :)

  8. This is such a cute little penguin - his bright hat is just too adorable and the white background is perfect to showcase him. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.