Wednesday, November 03, 2010

GIU is Never Square

Whew! It has been busy so far, and it looks to be a fully busy week. Taking the boys to class, then 2 kids to the orthodontist on Tuesday, plus 2 homework assignments due, then a trip for the boys to the dentist today and another assignment due...and NaBloPoMo is just getting started!

I'm having fun with Growing in Unity and my little side challenge with Ashley. Her card from yesterday was gorgeous, wasn't it?? Today's set is Jolly Little Winter. I think these penguins are adorable!! I made a Christmas tree card for AJ's Don't Be a Square HYCCT challenge, using my Spellbinders Nested Pine Tree dies.
Speaking of dies, jmahugger asked about the die I used for the flower on my card from Monday. It's the MFT Die-namics Rolled Rose die.

I also made a little ornament for this week's Unity Addicts Challenge. I tried making it with the same snowflake stamp from Jolly Little Winter, but all I got was a big, smeary mess, so, after trying a couple other stamp/ink combinations, I ended up going with a little tiny snowflake stamp that seems to be retired. Thanks for the lovely comments you guys have left so far this week! They make my days so much brighter. Leave one each day of Growing in Unity (Mon-Fri) and you'll be in the running for some Unity goodness!

ETA: Because I didn't think it really worked, so I didn't, and then was told it did after all, ...EIC112 for the whimsy of the penguin card.

25 comments:

Martha said...

oh this is just so cute!

Wendy ten Hove said...

How nice! Love that penguin and the tree shape is fun!
Hugs, Wendy

StampinCathy said...

OMGOSH! I just love the tree with that adorable penguin and your ornament is gorgeous. Lovin all your GIU MOJO!

carole said...

Love the tree topper, and the ornament would look really pretty on MY tree this year! (hint) Love, Mom

stampjourney said...

Love what you've done with those jolly little penguins! So cute!

TenSGal said...

Love your ornament...do you have any directions you could share? I'd love to make something like this for my scrapping girlfriends!

Ro Donner said...

I would love to know how you made this ornament. It's beautiful!

Lisa said...

That tree is just gorgeous!!!! LOOOOVE those 'lil penguins!!!!

And the ornament is just too darn cute. :)

MYLIFEMYPUGSMYSCRAPBOOK said...

I just love that ornament, could you give some details as to how you colored it or was it already colored and you added the snowflakes, either way it's totally georgous! That tree card is so cute too, I just love homemade Christmas cards!! : )

lynn said...

such a darling ornament, carole:) love the penguin with the tree, too!

Bogner's said...

Oh my goodness Carole! That Christmas ball is amazing! I love how the snowflake turned out! And that little tree is adorable! So cute with the penguin!

dclouser said...

Love your projects today! Nice reading more about you and your family since I see your projects on Hip Hop all the time.

Jingle said...

These are really cute!

Carol said...

Great projects! Thanks for sharing with us all!

Carol B

Jennine Chambers said...

very cute! I absolutely love the ornament. I have some that I bought about 2 years ago just waiting to be used. thanks for the inspiration!

Gwen said...

Love these projects! Makes me want to get busy on Christmas-y things!!

jmahugger said...

Carole,

Gorgeous Ornament!!

Thanks for sharing the info on the die for the Rose flower!

~Marcy~

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

These are FABULOUS! I love your ornament, it's awesome! And the card is just SO adorable!!

RubyM said...

The projects are really cute.

Shemaine Smith said...

Oh Carol you did a fab job friend!

de said...

I just LOVE that tree shaped card and that little penguin is TOO cute! The ornament is GORGEOUS!

Kary said...

The penguin & the tree is SO cute!! Great looking ornament too.

Jessy said...

great holiday ideas. beautiful work as always! :-)

SmilynStef said...

What a super-fun shaped holiday design ... fabulous Etsy Inspired card.

de said...

YOU WON EIC! WOOT! Check the blog for details girlie!