Tuesday, April 22, 2008

penguin pants, part two

hello again! here are a few more cards made for cardvarks' special penguin pants design team gallery, featuring that company's very lovely...and very high quality...clear acryllic stamps!

the third set of stamps i received was called let's play games, and features dice, playing cards, the icons from the suits of cards, some GREAT phrases, and a very, verrrrrrrry cool crown!

the very first thing i thought of when i saw these stamps was the song "viva las vegas"! coincidentally, i had recently cut some pics of elvis out of an old music magazine m'colleague josh was throwing away, so it did not take me long to come up with THIS:
(rubber stamps: penguin pants; elvis cut from a magazine; black glossy cardstock: ranger; red glitter cardstock: jam paper; red patterned paper: ki; letter stickers: k&co; letter rub-ons: american crafts; rhinestones: jewelcraft)

i know what you're thinking, though...you're thinking, "hey lauren! what're we supposed to do with a 'viva las vegas' card??!!!" well mine is for my chiropractor's birthday, obviously, :) but if you don't happen to have back problems, it'd make a nice "good luck" card wouldn't it??! ...OR...you could always make something like THIS, instead:

(rubber stamps: penguin pants; patterned paper: paper co, daisy d's; cardstock: ranger; playing card diecuts: meri meri; gem stickers: stampendous; felt fusion: queen & co)

and then there's that CROWN i mentioned!!! i confess that the crown has already been forever removed from the rest of the set on its backing sheet. yes, that baby has found a natural home in my "essential tool kit" with my date stamp, heidi swapp script "happy", and the beloved rhonna swirls. this one ain't a luxury, folks, it's a NECESSITY!!! :) here's a card i made using it a few different ways:

(rubber stamps: penguin pants; patterned paper: dcwv, basic grey, crafty secrets; cardstock: bazzill; chipboard: rhonna farrer; floral: amanda blu; diecuts: mambi, k&co; transparencies: making memories; cardsotck stickers: design originals, kelly pannacci; rub-on letters: american crafts; brad: marah johnson/creative imaginations; other: jewelcraft rhinestones, 3m foam tape, colorbox inks)

(this card is a (loose) scraplift inspired by vicki boutin's "queen bee" LO in the april '08 issue of scrapbooks, etc)

so there you have it! and thus, our "penguin pants" special double feature concludes, with a reminder that there is still plenty of time to enter the black and white and one challenge (for a shot at *WINNING* some penguin pants of your very own!) and that there is an entire design team gallery devoted to said stamps for your viewing pleasure! check it out!

(ps: we are now officially back from vacation and officially back to work, chores and real life. that loud thud you heard on monday morning??! that was LHJ and myself coming back down to earth!!! hoping to blog about north carolina...avec photos...later this week!)


  1. Lauren, i LOVES what you did with the stamps!!! queen for a day is my favorite...although i would prefer one that said queen for life...LOVE the crown at the top, it is very cute!!!

  2. These cards are so cool...I especially love the king & queen of hearts. If I saw that in a scrapbook store I would pass it by. How sad for me, because that is a wonderful card! Queen for a day is always great, and you know I LOVE Elvis!

    And, btw, I am so glad you are back! I hope the laundry, chores, and work you need to catch up on goes faster than you think :)

  3. You so totally rocked this challenge (said in my best 80's valley girl voice) ... seriously ... fabulous!

  4. they are triffic! I love the Elvis one esp. But then I also love the crown ones - i can completely understand why that would be part of your 'essentials'.

  5. Smashing cards .... I love the Queen for a Day the best .... I can think of a couple of chaps I'd like to give it to ....


    ps. It's pants getting back to normal after the hols, isn't it? I feel for you. Really, I do.

  6. Awesome as always, Lauren. I love the king and queen running. Brilliant.

  7. You did an amazing job with this challenge. Beautiful work as always! Go check out my blog for a little fun. :^)

  8. i stopped by and thought hey look what you been missin! elvis, vegas and a whole lotta crowns.
    wow.. back just in time!
    lookin forward to nc pics

  9. I loved your Queen for a Day image. I am on a team planning an all church women's event which is going to be in Feb. to "pamper" the women of our church for a day and I didn't know if it would be possible for us to use your Queen for a Day image for some of our promotions. I am not sure how this all works and I haven't even showed it to any of the other team, but I didn't want to show anyone till I knew there was a possibility that it would be okay?


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