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Friday, July 22, 2011

TCP Tuesday 168--I'm Melting

Well, are ya'll about as done with this heat as I am? It seems like the whole U.S. of A. is sweltering with record heat and we could all use a lot of rain. Why does this year seem hotter than normal to me here in North Texas? (It's something like the 20th day in a row of 100+ temps here.) Maybe it's the constant reminders that come up--like the HUGE crack in the ground in my backyard that you can see at least a foot into, or that my itty house's air conditioner is a gazillion years old and just can't keep up. It says it's 75 in here, but I could swear it's more like 85. And poor Sage, the minute she steps outside, she's panting! Ok, onward and upward, it could be worse...

I've got a sweet little card I made for this week's TCP Tuesday Challenge from The Cat's Pajamas. Tori Wild is our HWTM (Hostess with the Mostess) and she's come up with a cool and refreshing color combo. Take a look:

To get the mojo going I paired it up with Jen's July Sketch For You To Try. It took me a little while to get this one all fanagled the way I wanted it, but I LOVE the end result!

The Cat's Pajamas is famous for it's fun penguins and this one I believe is my favorite so far. Up, Up and Away has a larger penguin and some cute sentiments that work in all sorts of shapes. (It's so hard NOT to do sentiment flags all the time, because they are so swanky, but I resisted and did a circle here!)

That kite is fun and easy to paper piece (and then pop up on a foam booster) and hopefully it's a little cooler where he's at floating in the clouds...he's finding his happy place. That's what I need to maybe Alaska.

Be sure and play along with us in this week's TCP Tuesday Challenge. Alma has all the details on her blog HERE on what's at stake...Cat Cash, Pick of the Litter, and the coveted Swanky Stamper of the Month Title!

SUSIE Q-TIP: Even if you want a white background for your main image, still stamp it on white, cut it out and pop it up on another panel of white cardstock. Add texture by dry embossing it first.

Stamps: Up, Up & Away (The Cat's Pajamas)
Paper: White, Chartreuse, Orange Zest (PTI), Melon (AC), Little Girls (Echo Park), White Flute Board
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Cloud Border and Big Pinking Border CutUps (The Cat's Pajamas), Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities, Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, Circle and Scallop Circle Punches, Copic Markers, Silver Brads, Cherry Divine Twine, Buttons, Jody Boosters
Finished Size: A2


  1. Pretty gosh darn, swanky, Susan. So cute. You are WORKIN' this penguin.

  2. I've got to get busy with this color combo!! Too cute!

  3. Just found your blog through the Basement Stamper (Kim) your card's so cute! I'm a new follower and network blog follower! :)


  4. This is adorable! I love all of the fun details and cheerful colors!


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