Monday, November 3, 2008

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #40

Happy Monday!

How was every one's Halloween? I ended up not being a party pooper after all..LOL! The family all met at my mom's place where she had dinner ready for all of us so we can walk the kids around the neighborhood. It did rain for a little bit but had a great time anyway. We left my mom's around 10:00pm (i think!) and saw that there's more kids on the streets, I asked my daughter if she still wants me to walk her around but she said "No!, but thanks for taking me, I really had a great time!" It's so worth it. :)

The only thing is I forgot to take a picture of her as a scarecrow and our dog, Dixie as a chicken. Dixie ended up being a headless chicken because the head piece was a little too big. I'll see if they can still dress up for me just to take a pic. Toni probably would let me but I don't know about Dixie...LOL!

Anyway, here's my card for Taylor's Cupcake Challenge. I got this stamp, Polka Penguins by Stampendous at Michael's this weekend for $2.00, all their stamps were on sale for 40% off but this one had an ink stain and I asked the manager if he can give me an additional discount and he said "how about $2.00?". I showed him another stamp that has a stain and he gave it to for the same price...don't you just love good deals?

Stamp: Polka Penguin by Stampendous

Paper: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black card stock and patterned paper is from Michael's Patterned Paper/The Christmas Pack from DCWV

Ink: Jet Black StazOn Ink, Pink Pirouette and Pink Passion re-inkers

Accessories: Crystal Stickles, Colluzle Circle template, Cuttlebug, Snowflake CB embossing folder, MS snowflake punch, Glue Pad, Pom-Poms, Dazzling Diamond and Stamping Dimensional

47 comments:

~amy~ said...

SWEET Catherine...love the pink and black combo!

Heather said...

I have been looking for penguins... I LOVE ThIS STAMP!!! And what a great deal! Love it! My michaels people are mean, lol. It would never happen here :)
your card is beautiful. I am loving pink Christmas cards more and more!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Sweet, love the pink.

WhimsicalThoughts said...

What an awesome deal you got at Michaels, love the card, the Penguins are so cute!

Tina said...

Wow, Catherine. This is awesome. Love the image and the embossing.

Laurel said...

Love it, you know I love pink!

Lana said...

This is super sweet!!!
I love the girlie colours Catherine.
Hugs
Lana x

Kathryn said...

Oh -- I LOVE LOVE LOVE Pink used during Winter/holidays -- your card is so very pretty -- Love the penguins they are adorable!!!

Have a great week!
We are headed out to your wonderful state this weekend!! Looking forward to our little vacation on the west coast!

Holly said...

Catherine, you are going to get in trouble if you keep going to Michaels and staining their stamps just so you can get a discount! LOL! I love how you used pink on this card! I never think to use different colors for snow cards.
I know it's a pain sometimes, but I tagged you on my blog today!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Sounds like a fun Halloween! :) Love your card! Super cute image, great colors and a fun layout! :)

Carmen O. said...

What a cute card! I have to use different colors more often. I think I will be this year since I have so much inspiration to draw from.

Your Halloween sounds like fun. And when our kids actually take time to thank us, we know it's worth it!

Have a great week!

Jennifer Love said...

FABOO card! Loving the snowflakes. :D And lucky you with the discounts! Our Michael's doesn't actually stock ANYthing so I don't even bother going anymore.

CraftyC said...

Aww. this is gorgeous Catherine, I love pink christmas cards!
Clairex

Margie said...

Love the colors! Fab card ;)
I {heart} my Michael's - they always have what I need (except stamp cleaning stuff) and I always get the best deals ever!!!
xo, margie

Savitri said...

This is super cute! I LOVE the stamp set and the embossing, dry and wet :)

paperandinkplayground.com said...

This is totally adorable and a bargain shopper after my own heart...you go girl!

Alexandra said...

This is stinkin' adorable Catherine - I love the pink and black together, and the penguins are really cute! Glad to hear you were not a party pooper, lol! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Wow what a great find. Love your colors. Sounds like your daughter really appreciate you taking her around. I hate they grow up too fast. Every year, I think it will be their last..and my daughter is 14..

Taylor VanBruggen said...

Oh this is so adorable, Catherine! I love that cute penguin image! Thanks for playing the challenge!

Lauren said...

This is super cute! Love the pink with the penguins.

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

I love this Catherine! love the pink and the cute penguins, hugs, Nikki x

Dani said...

Super cute card! Love those penguins! Glad your girl had a good Trick or Treat! :)

Jamie Martin said...

Sooooo cute! Love the non- traditional colors and the glitter :)

Kristie said...

This is just sooooo cute! Love the penguins and the colour scheme....just adorable :)

Poppy said...

love the penguins what a bargain you got.

Kristy said...

Goorgeous, love the colours and those penguins are too cute!

Amy Sheffer said...

This is sooooo sweet!! Love all the pink snowflakes! What awesome deal on the stamp. Way to go!!

Claudia Rosa said...

oh catherine.. what a super cute card.
i love the penguins an the colors pink and black you choosed.
love the "booble" on the hat too :-0
just got some in red at michaels lol

Joanne said...

Just adorable! I love it in pink! Awesome card...

Sandra Smart said...

oh, this is soooo cute!

6 wacky women said...

Adorable card, Catherine. Such wonderful detail! Love the colors too!
Karen

6 wacky women said...

Adorable card, Catherine. Such wonderful detail! Love the colors too!
Karen

Theresa said...

I so love this card, Catherine! The pink and black are perfect for the image. Beautiful!

Angie Tieman said...

Awesome card!! Love these colors with the precious penguins!

Teri said...

Such a fun card! Love the color combo and what a bargain of a stamp!!

Courtney said...

Oh my. This is just too cute!!!

Debbie said...

Cute card Catherine the penguin image is adorable and I love the funky festive colours. Debbie x

Elena said...

Love this card! So cute!
I love great deals too! Glad it worked for you!

Rita said...

Lovely & I luv the pink!

Lynn said...

This is so adorable! I love the color combo with the pink, black and white and the glittery snowflakes!

Sankari W. said...

OOOOOO soooo cute! Love the color combo you used on the card - LOVE the little balls on the penguins hats! this card is just beyond cute!! and you totally scored with the good deals on the stamps - can i come shopping with you!???!

Carol Dunstan said...

Great colours, very cute card!

Rose Ann said...

Great job with the sketch!! I love those adorable penguins, and your pretty colors and papers!!

BA said...

this is so sweeeet!!!
xoxo BA

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

So cute! I love the pink and black!

Manna said...

Oh, how how cute is this! Great colour combo. Love the little tiny puff on the little penquin hat :)

Giulyana said...

So cute,love the colors and stamps :)