Thursday, January 13, 2011

penguin birthday

Happy Thursday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. Well the "undecorating" for Chrismtas has begun. I took my main tree down today. It's such a lot of work. You have to wrap every ornament and carefully pack it away  for use next year.

My main tree has a lot of glass ornaments so this one takes the longest for me to disassemble. I have one of the spare bedrooms looking like a disaster struck it. Every storage container is out and waiting to be filled with decorations.

I am leaving the tree in our dining room up until this week-end. I have an annual Christmas holiday lunch planned for friends that I host. It's for the women that I worked and retired with. We were to have it last week-end but our trip to San Francisco pushed it back a week.

We have snow and cold weather here so the tree being up in mid-January is okay. You put so much work into getting your house ready for Christmas and it seems to pass so quickly. After this weekend Christmas will be officially gone for another year.

The card for today is one that I made for color challenge 304 on splitcoaststampers. Vicki Dutcher was our hostess and she chose some awesome colors for us to work into a card. Silver or gray, red and white were the colors of choice.

I made a birthday card for my nephew and these colors worked out well for me.
My cute cocoa cup is a die-cut from Darcie’s Stamps.  I layered the penguin mug on a white oval and then layered that on a scalloped oval cut from gunmetal metallic cardstock from The Paper Company.

My layout is an old sketch (#49) from the inkspirations challenge blog.

The sentiment is computer generated and punched out with a Stampin-Up oval punch. I added a red scallop border-this punch is also Stampin-Up.
The 3 red nailheads at the bottom completed my card.

Well it's time to get back to putting away the decorations so until next time.........

card recipe:
paper: su real red, ww, paper company gunmetal metallic, making memories dp
accessories: darcies u-cuts, oval nesties, nailheads, su border punch, oval punch


  1. Oh, this is just adorable! I love the penguins--a fan favorite at our house. Good luck with taking down your Christmas decorations!!

  2. Awwww! Love those sweet penguins. Colored so beautifully. I know what you mean about taking down the decorations. It's always fun to decorate but not so much the taking down part. Enjoy your party!

  3. What a fun card with great colors. We are in the midst of taking down our trees, too. I don't think I've ever left them up so long. It takes forever to put everything away and then the whole house needs a big cleaning. Ugh!

  4. Tooo cute, Mary! Love me some penguins! Great card!

  5. Love this cute cup of cocoa Mary! what a bright fun card!

  6. This is sooo cute, Mary...such sweet little penguins and I love the tea cup!!!! I am taking down decorations, may take me a week if I don't stay out of the craft room...LOL!!!!

  7. Oh my gosh...this is just too cute! I love the penguins and the cup!

  8. Absolutely adorable card Mary! I am catching up on my commenting today. Sorry to be away so long!!

  9. That is just an adorable card!!! So very cute.

  10. What a cute image this is...those penguins are having a great time, aren't they? Great colors....anything with RED really appeals to me, Mary!! LOL!

  11. This card is so adorable! One of my co-workers loves penguins and she would adore this image. I've still got some Christmas decorations around the really does take a long time to put everything away. I often leave my snowman collection out until end of January.



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