Inspired By Crafty Friends❤

Hello there friends!

I have to say thank you for your lovely comments and thoughts!  Sometimes, you just never really know about something or how someone feels unless you are told or you ask!  I’m really amazed that there are people I didn’t realize that actually cared if I posted something!  Even if you have stats on your postings, you still don’t know who really DOES like to see what you’re posting.  I’ve had some blog friends that have been around for MANY years, even before this blog platform and I’m so thankful for you guys!  I am always truly inspired by you all for sure!  Thanks for being around!❤  (Even if you don’t comment!!) 😉

I have another card that I didn’t get a chance to share as it was created at the end of February and I never fit it in to post, but I pulled out a very old stamp to play with because I was inspired by a friend to use it:


Maybe you have heard or seen the Whipper Snapper Designs stamps?  I’ve had this adorable little penguin for a while now and I think he’s long gone from the website.  I don’t see him in the store, but the name on the side of the wood stamp is “Ice Cream Penguin” and no date.  I have a small collection of their stamps and they’re all older as I haven’t bought anything from them in years and not sure why really.  I hold them in high regard like my old Peanuts Gang/Snoopy wood rubber stamps as you can’t find those any longer either!  I don’t part with them! LOL!

Anyway, inspired by my friend Shelly (long time blog friend) that was featured on Splitcoast Stampers as the FS681 “mcshmidty” Featured Stamper.  This is a challenge where you find a project from their online SCS gallery and use it as inspiration to create something.  Here’s the card she made that I fell in love with in her gallery:

card by Shelly Schmidt “mcshmidty” on SCS

I thought it would be fun to use an older stamp I had (I love penguins) and create a birthday style card with it.  I have a few birthdays to celebrate in the colder months, so I was just trying to think ahead and I liked that this could be a masculine or feminine card to give out too!  I can’t remember where I pulled the pattern paper from, but the colors really caught my eye!  Instead of the strip like Shelly has on her card, I made my strip into a banner.  I used a snowflake instead of a sun and two enamel dots.


I stamped and colored him up with Copic markers.  I used some liquid applique for the end of his hat and dotted his cheeks with a white gel pen.  I used glossy accents over top of the cherry on his ice cream cone.

The sentiment was pulled out from an older My Favorite Things stamp set that I white heat embossed over black cardstock and cut apart.  I also used MFT stitched die cuts for the banner and circle image.


I must’ve been in the mood for ice cream before I took a blog break as I just realized my last post had ice cream too! LOL!!  Hope you like my card as I was really inspired by my friend’s card to make it!

Thanks for dropping in and I’ll be seeing you soon!!


  1.  Splitcoast Stampers Featured Stamper – FS681 mcshmidty
  2. Crafty Animals – #38 Anything Goes + animal
  3. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies – #38 Anything Goes + animal
  4. Challenge Up Your Life – #123 Animals
  5. QKR Stampede – #396 Anything Goes
  6. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – #131 Anything Goes
  7. Crafting Happiness – #47 Anything Goes/optional: birds



30 thoughts on “Inspired By Crafty Friends❤

  1. these are fabulous. i know where your heart is on Penguins!
    have a fabulous day! Glad you’re back! Stay well, my friend


  2. They are, of course, the sweetest pengies ever! I love your shading and the darlingness of each image. I’m with the ice cream eating pengie! xx


  3. Oh my gosh this is such a cute card!! I absolutely LOVE that dsp – it’s a perfect match to this penguin! Your coloring is spot on as always and this card just spells fun from the get-go! As for the ice cream, our high temperature is supposed to be 45 tomorrow with winds of 45 mph giving us wind chills in the 20’s so I will definitely NOT be eating ice cream within the next day or two! Brrr! This is MAY?!? So great to see your creations again!


  4. Love this fabulous birthday card that Shelly’s work inspired you to create, Vicki!! Those bright papers and sparkly snowflake really make this card pop!! Your coloring is spot-on as always!! Amazing work!! So glad you have shared it with us!


  5. Your card and Shelly’s are fabulous! You can never go wrong with penguins, they are adorable and always put a smile on my face. Have a great day dear friend.


  6. Super cute card and I LOVE that design! Will have to CASE that maybe. Love the ice cream and it’d taste so good right now – even if it would be for breakfast!


  7. Hello Vicki, I’m so glad, Vicki, that you won’t leave us without sharing your work. This penguin is so cute and your coloring is always stunning. I love this card BożenA xx

    czw., 7 maj 2020 o 13:12 Stamped Smiles napisał(a):

    > *Vicki* posted: “Hello there friends! I have to say thank you for your > lovely comments and thoughts! Sometimes, you just never really know about > something or how someone feels unless you are told or you ask! I’m really > amazed that there are people I didn’t realize that” >


  8. Shelly’s card is darling and I can see why it inspired you, Vicki. I love your color combo and that dp is fantastic! I agree with Lynn that I might have to CASE the card design. I wish today was cool enough to be bundled up but since the heat is on the rise, I’m going to go eat ice cream. 😀


    1. Ooops, forgot to put on my DT hats and thank you for playing along with us at both 2 Crafty Critter Crazies and at QKR Stampede. Good luck, my friend. 😀
      NanaConnie DT


  9. I had the same thought before I got to the last sentence -thats two cards and both features ice-cream lol,I love the cute image and beautifully coloured and great B.paper
    Carol x


  10. Awww what a cute card Vicki!! I love that penguin and he’s colored beautifully, awesome bright papers too! Shelly’s card is very cute too!
    Hugs, Tammy


  11. Oh my gosh this is such a cute card, papers and adorable penguin.

    I find walking around our neighborhood and working in the yard so therapeutic. I am sure I am trimming things that really don’t need it but gives me something to do.

    Hugs diane


  12. Your card and the inspiration card are both super cool! I have been much busier under “stay at home” orders and haven’t been creating or blogging as much. I am hoping to carve out some regular time for this. Hope you are well!


  13. Your card is wonderful! I always admire your beautiful coloring, and love your layout with fun vibrant colors. I am humbled by you joining in on the challenge- and it was quite a shock to see the FS tag with my name on it : ) God Bless and stay safe!!!

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  14. How terrifically cute, fun and quite literally sweet! One might imagine that a penguin would yearn for a warm drink or snack after all that time spent in icy weather, but in reality, as I’m sure most, if not all, of what many penguins eat is chilly, they’d probably adore ice cream (would their favourite brand be “Pen and Jerry”? 😄).

    Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life


  15. Fabulous card. I love it when I see something that inspires me! So glad that you are still posting. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT


  16. As always, I’m running behind in my comments! This is so sweet! I love the image, and you have pulled everything together so beautifully with that dotted paper! Nailed it again, my friend! SO happy to see you here!


  17. Playing a bit of catch up here – so much time on my hands – that I forget what I was doing. LOL I am a penguin lover – and this one eating the ice cream is no exception. Today is going to be an ice cream eating day with temps up to 80. Take care and enjoy seeing your posts.


  18. This is such a stunning and cool card ;o) I love the layout and can see why you have been inspired by your friend and also the vibrant colours you chose! The image is adorable as well! Thank you very much for playing along with our “Animals” challenge at Challenge Up Your Life! Have a lovely weekend and happy crafting, Maike


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