Growing in Unity - Day 3: "Ice, Ice, baby!"

Hello friends!

Welcome to the Day 3 on my blog 
of Unity Stamp Company showcase!

Today I'm sharing with you a glitterly winter card - 
penguin, birdie, snow capped mountains, snow!

Have you ever gone up on a snow filled mountain to ski?
And the drop was. so. big. that you just might have been afraid 
to ski back down?

Me, too!

Once, on our family vacation, my daughters and I took to the slopes
like naturals and zipped in an out of the flat areas.

like ....

very. flat.

And it was so much fun!
But then the trails started downward .... and downward ... and downward!
I literally got to the top of the last drop off  slope and just froze.
(hee hee - no pun intended!)

My middle daughter zoomed past us and skied to the bottom
shouting "yaaaaaaahoooooo!" all the way down.

I stood still until my oldest daughter said she wasn't leaving without me.
"We'll go down the mountain together or not at all!" -Kailtyn

I did make it to the bottom of the slope.

Upside down and not on my skis,
But I did make it down!
I ended up somewhere near the orange safety net 
looking a lot like this cute little penguin here :) 

My husband says to this day it's one of his favorite memories of me.


Isn't he hilarious?!!!

Today's card is using a glittery cardstock background from DCWV.
I've stamped the ADORABLE penguin from Pain and Pride 
which is just one of the most adorable stamps.
I've created a background of die cut mountains and added 'snow caps'
and popped the card up on foam for dimension.

This stamp set is perfect for vacations and wonderful memories of trips,
and even mixing and matching with your sentiments from other kits
and stamp sets.

Thanks for stopping by today!
And whatever you're doing today - stay safe! :)

Big hugs, bigger blessings!


  1. Love your mountains behind this guy along with the whole look of the card. Back in my 20s when I was fit I learned to ski, but it was in Ohio. On our honeymoon we went to the Austrian Alps and I took one look at those mountains (with cliffs on one side and forest on the other and said no way. My husband still laughs that we never did ski, but it was beautiful.

  2. Where are the Die Cut Mountains from? Perfection!

  3. So cute. I love the skiing theme. The mountains are great. I need those dies. And the penguin is adorable.

  4. Love your card, the penguin is so cute

  5. This is a cute card, I like non traditional cards

  6. Your card is precious! Love this penguin! How did I miss seeing this on the website! Thank you for sharing your talents!

  7. OMG, he is so cute! And so happy to see he has a birdie for a friend ... and perhaps, a lookout? lol Just darling!! Being born & bred in So. Florida, I have never liked the cold weather, or snow. So no skiing for me! lol

  8. What a cute card! I love the mountains!

  9. A fabulous fun card Kelly, love the image Kate x

  10. Omgosh. Hilarious. Love your card.

  11. Super cute, Kelly!! I love this adorable penguin in his skis!!

  12. Soooo Cute Kelly..Loz

  13. Great colors for this card! I do love a good teal. And your penguin is just adorable with that expression. Great story - I know just which of my daughters will stay with me and which would zoom past...not that I would ever attempt skiing!

  14. A fantastic fun card and image Kelly, I love it.

    Sue xx

  15. OMG! I LOVE this image! What a fun card!

  16. What a great story, Kelly, really made me smile. I've only ever skied on a dry ski slope.... and that was scary enough! LOL! Love your card, such a great image.

  17. Had to laugh at your story. Nope never skied my family (Brothers)have a tendency of breaking things so I won't go. lol Loving the glitteriness (is that a word?) of this card.

  18. Kelly, I love this! This little guy was one of my first Unity purchases way back when! He still makes me giggle. I love how you added snowy mountains in the background! Great card!

  19. Such a great card for the season. This penguin makes me laugh. Your story you shared with your card is perfect. Thanks for sharing!

  20. Awesome penguin card! Love those mountains!

  21. Kelly obviously you didn't grow up in the snow...like we are getting more now and our temps are dropping, argh. You just have to remind your husband if he wants to see you in that bikini again he will forget the skiing image, lol. Your card is awesome!

  22. Hi Kelly! Sorry I'm in a great delay with comments around. I'm very busy!!
    So glad you have a lovely day on skies :D
    Your card is very fun, that penguin makes me smile!
    Biggest hugs!

  23. Snow skiing and me do not mix - I hear you Kelly! Love our card with all the glitter and that fun penguin

  24. Gorgeous card and I love your skiing adventure going with it.
    xxx Margreet

  25. Great story, and great card!

  26. Adorable card! The mountains look great. I love the expression on the penguin face. Too cute! Hugs.

  27. Kelly--this card is stunning. I too have given up on skiing down those "hills" but will snowshoe. Come and join me!

  28. Yes your card just made me smile. Love it.

  29. So fun! Love this cute penguin!

  30. Super cute card and I have never seen this adorable stamp!

  31. This is AWESOME I just love the look of the penguin, I must admit I bought the stamp on sale.

  32. Your card is adorable, Kelly - and your story is hilarious, though I'm thinking it wasn't funny at the time.

  33. Hilarious post, darling card!!!

  34. This is cute. I tried snowboarding once...it wasn't cute. 😆 seriously great design!

  35. OMG! this is soooo cute! Great card!

  36. So cute!! Not familiar with this stamp!

  37. LOL, sounds similar to my ski adventure- flat is good, not flat.....LOL yikes!

  38. this is completely adorable.

  39. Oh my. Your story is awesome. Gave me the giggles here at work shhhh don't tell. LOL The card is amazing and I can so see you ski-less at the bottom of the hill. (something I'm sure that would happen to me as well)