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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Winter fun

Well, we have plenty of snow after a winter storm this weekend. So it's fitting that Lori's challenge on Merry Monday is to showcase winter fun on your Christmas card.

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I couldn't wait to use a darling ice skating penguin for my card. I've mentioned in the past that my dad used to flood the backyard when we were small so we could ice skate. Of course we outgrew that rink after a few years and ended up at the city park's rink. It had an old wooden shack for a warming house and we always had the best time. Here's my card:

Cool Yule
Supplies: Paper - Neenah Solar White, BoBunny Altitude, DCWV foil
Stamps - Whimsy Stamps Penguin Fun
Inks - Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Salty Ocean, Black Soot, Festive Berries)
Embossing folder - Darice Snowflakes and Flourishes
Dies - Whimsy Stamps Penguin Fun, My Favorite Things Blueprints 13, 20 & 21 and Oval Shadows

Well, all my Christmas cards are mailed except one to Aunt Dorothy who moved. I still haven't managed to track down her address so will wait until I get something from her with a return address. How's everyone else doing on their cards?

Thanks for stopping by and hope you're having a crafty week!

13 comments:

Christine Alexander said...

love the embossing folder swirls behind the penguin, so cute

Jean said...

Super cute penguin - perfect for the challenge!

Rosemary said...

so cute, linda!! perfect take on the MM challenge!

SonjaK said...

What a fun card! Love that little penguin.

CinnamonSally said...

Such a cute card Linda.

Karen L K said...

Very cute! A nice story to go with it! I made about 40, have pieces for about 5 more & need about 60. I gave 5 to friends today at a luncheon but have not sent any out.

PJ said...

Cute card, with great layering, love the sentiment. And the story you shared about the backyard, BEAUTIFUL ..Blessings

Bonnie said...

Mine have been mailed and received but your post reminds me that I need to get the address of a friend who has moved. I'd forgotten all about that. Thanks for the reminder.

Love the adorable penguin and all that swirling snow around him! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday. Merry, merry Christmas! I look forward to sharing creativity with you in the new year!

Greta said...

Over the top cute, Linda! What great memories--ice skating is not one of mine! Tried it once & that was it--haha!

Notes by Nina said...

Adorable card Linda, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Colleen said...

Linda, when I started reading your post I remembered we used to bring out buckets of water and pour it on the patio so it would freeze over...we had so much fun 'pretend' ice skating on the ice. What a fond memory! Your card is just so cute and I appreciate that memory you helped me remember! I just wrote out all my Christmas cards yesterday, then will go in the post today!! Thank you for sharing this adorable card with us and thank you for always playing along with Merry Monday! Have a wonderful Christmas!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

He looks like he is having tons of fun! How adorable!!!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

Mona Pendleton said...

Super cute card Linda! Love the winter wonderland background and the adorable penguin! Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas!