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None of us is born thinking we are ordinary. Feeling special is an essential part of the human birthright. If you don’t think you are special, you won’t seek to contribute your gift to the world. -Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Friday, September 1, 2017

Water Ballet ...

Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall. ~Larry Wilde, The Merry Book of Christmas

Good morning Everyone!
Today is my Growing in Unity 2017, Day 5 and final show and tell!

I’m sure you can tell that I love Christmas and I love making Christmas Cards! I hope you have enjoyed my cards as much as I have enjoyed sharing them and reading all your wonderful and sweet comments!

Today’s card features another little favorite of mine … a Penguin! Funny little flightless birds that appear so awkward on land as they waddle around on their flippers but perform amazing ballet in  the water! I just love to watch them.

This 5 x 7 card features one of the few penguin images I own and I love that I always get a nice, crisp & clean image when I use this Unity stamp.

  • Image/Sentiment “Tinsel in a Tangle”
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio and Stampin Up!
  • Confetti embossing folder from Close to My Heart
  • Cross Stitch #2 embossing folder from Sizzix
  • Design Paper (unknown) from my scrap bin
  • Glitter glue from Studio G
  • Heirloom Ornaments 2012 dies from Spellbinders
  • India Ink from Memories
  • Prisma Color Pencils
  • Rhinestones from Made by Me
  • Silver card stock (unknown) from my scrap bin
  • Sparkle punch from McGill
  • Yellow vellum (unknown) from my scrap bin 

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Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to comment for a chance to win some awesome stamps! I'll be drawing two names and announcing them sooooon!
(Hugs) Cara


Deborah Kaye said...

Such a fun card! That sentiment is definitely something I must remember when it gets closer to Christmas! Thanks for sharing this week!

Sandra van Blaricum said...

so cute!!! Love it!!

Bri said...

The colors are so bright and I love the penguin!! Thank you for sharing!

Lois Wyche said...

I'm having so much fun viewing your very creative, beautiful cards. I know you will make some more just for the fun of it (lol). I've enjoyed the view.

Denise Bryant said...

Love the textures and layering! The cute "Tinsel in a Tangle" penguin is a favorite!
Thanks for a fun GIU week!

Martha Roland said...

Spool cute ♡

Selena said...

Super cute card!! I love Christmas too and making cards and gifts for loved ones is always something I enjoy. Love the layout of this card and the different textures added with the embossing folders. Thank you for sharing your projects all week, I've really enjoyed them. :)

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I love penguins, too; they're so adorable and so fun to watch.
Your card is such a lovely design. Love how you embossed the one
ornament. Thanks for a lovely week!

Gina Furman said...

Another super cute card! Penguins are such fun to watch. I really like the design layout of your card. Thanks for sharing your creations with us this week.

Romaine said...

Cute! I love embossing folders, they give nice texture.

Niece said...

Cute Card! Love the sentiment.

Lisa Burke said...

Had to come back and finish day 5 Cara as I wanted to see your final progject! LOVE that penguin and the overall layout of the card. SUCH FUN! Great sharing the week with you...all the best!