What's black and white and ........

 black and white and black and white?!
Two penguins rolling down a hill! :)

Hiya friends!

I know it's Monday and typically I have a card from The Project Bin,
but Denise is on vacation and gave us the week off!
Thank you, Denise!

Now - aside from my witty cheesy penguin joke,
there's something(s) interesting about my card!

The interesting things about my card today:
1.  It's black and white!

Like. just. black. and. white! 

That's a color combination you will next to never see me make ~
not just for my LOVE of colors and pops of rich vibrancy ♥
But as a migraine sufferer, it's a guarantee to trigger an attack
so I just don't use it .... ever ... unless it's for a card challenge
(and even then, I silently cringe and behave like a good crafter should!)
2.  It's my CASE card for the Galaxy Gazers card group,
in which we pick a card from the Splitcoaststampers gallery and CASE it!
As it so happens, the card I added to my favorites earlier last week 
was chosen at the Featured Stamper :)

Her name is Mandy and this is her adorable glittery penguin card: 

And here's my CASE of her card, keeping similiar to the overall pattern
and the color combination, addition of 'snow' and using a penguin.

 What I made a little different is I changed the snowfall from puffy
to using the die-namic from MFT called "snow fall - horizontal"
(a wonderful score at their summer retirement sale!)

I used the penguins from Your Next Stamp because of all my penguins,
I really thought they were the cutest and most mischevious :)
My Avery Elle-ment wonky cloud die looked like the best scallop shape to use,
and the sentiment is from an MFT stamp set, 
completed by using Ranger white embossing powder and versamark.

I know it's a bit odd, chosing a b/w card if they give me an instant migraine!
There were a few other cards in her gallery that I could have chosen 
for the August CASE, but her card really spoke to me as if it were the one.
And it was worth at least giving it a good 'ol college try!

This will be a busy week on my blog so I hope you get to peek in
and see all the crafty stuff I've been up to! :)

Thanks for stopping by today!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


  1. Love your take with the funny penguins.
    xxx Margreet

  2. Kelly, your CASE of Mandy's card is adorable! Love love LOVE your playful penguins, fun sentiment, and snowy banks! Awesome!

  3. This is s(n)ow fun! Love these mischievous pair! playing around in the snow and the sentiment is perfect! Great make and so glad you didn't get a migraine!

  4. Oh NOOOOOO...Kelly didnt use color!!!! Quick call the Dr. heehee. I love it. Sometimes you need to choose the colors black and white.

  5. The perfect color combo for this delightful pair, Kelly!!

  6. It's so beautiful!! I love those adorable penguins!! I love your take on the inspiration card!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. What a fun card Kelly! Love the cheeky penguins having fun in the snow. The sentiment is definitely 'You'. Having been a migraine sufferer myself, I know how colours can effect you. As I am now a lot older, I no longer have them, which is one good thing of getting older! Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  8. What gorgeous penguins on your lovely black and white card, Kelly! I love black and white cards, and am sorry they can trigger a migraine for you. Gee! BTW, I love your joke!

    Bev Polen
    Guneaux Designs

  9. Oh Kelly what a horrible trigger - the only one I definitely know is white chocolate! Love your fun card, and I do hope you survived the making of it unscathed!

  10. I love your gorgeous penguins Kelly. So brave of you to do this if it triggers migraine, hope it didn't make you suffer.

    Sue xx