There’s Still Time to Join our Card Challenge #30!

Hello crafters! Happy Sunday! Today we have another fun inspiration for you from Candice!

Candice use this month’s Sketch challenge inspiration to create this adorable Thank You card!

I love the beautiful watercolor background to give the under the sea vibes. These adorable images are from The More We Get Together stamp set.

Love the bright vibrant colors!

We love seeing your creations and would love for you to join us in this month’s challenge! All you have to do to enter is use the above sketch to create a project that features at least one Penguin Palace product as the focal point. Full challenge rules can be found here.

This month’s challenge runs until October 30th at 11:59 PDT. We’ll select a winner to receive a $25 CAD gift certificate to from challenge #29 and #30 which will be announced on November 1st at the beginning of challenge #31!

Don’t forget to link up your project over at, and if you’re sharing to social media use the hashtag #penguinpalaceprojects! We’d also love for you to share your projects in the challenge album in our Penguin Palace Facebook group!

Have a wonderful day,

Sharon for Penguin Palace

Cards for The Cure

Cards for The Cure Fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society

Hello crafty friends! Even though we might celebrate Thanksgiving on different dates in different countries, the reason behind this day is all the same – honoring blessings and celebrating the harvest of the past year.  

This special day is a reminder for me to appreciate all that is joyful in my life.  It is the perfect time for gathering with loved ones and expressing gratitude for our family, friends, and our health.  Given what’s happening in the world everyday, the uncertainty, disorder, instability, there’s no better time than to give thanks for all that is well.

On the other hand, there’s also those who are less fortunate, or those who are going through a rough patch. It is understandable that sometimes one might feel they don’t have much to be grateful for; or one might feel stressed or overwhelmed and choose to spend time alone, and that’s okay too. No matter how you’re feeling or however you decide to spend your Thanksgiving, stay true to yourself, as only you know what’s best for you at a particular point in time.

This year Thanksgiving in Canada falls on Oct 9th and I have some very exciting news to share with you! I feel there is no better time then to give back and to make an announcement during this special holiday. Penguin Palace is proud to be supporting a Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) approved independent fundraising event, Cards for The Cure.

For those who are new to this blog, I’m Sharon Yeung, owner of Penguin Palace.  I started Cards for The Cure in hopes to help change the future of cancer for my friends, family and people affected by cancer across the country. With nearly half of Canadians expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, EVERY donation will make an impact.  100% of your donation will go directly to the CCS to fund the most promising research in ovarian and endometrial cancer prevention and treatment.  Your funding will also help CCS to provide compassionate and personalized services to those diagnosed with cancer, as well as support to their family & friends as no one should face cancer alone.  

Starting next month, my handmade greeting cards will be available for purchase in selected shops located in my community, Kerrisdale, Vancouver. If you’re in the neighborhood I really hope you will come by and show your support! Every handmade card you purchase WILL make a difference. Brighten a loved one’s day by sending them a handmade card. It will go a long way in spreading the word to support this meaningful cause and inspire those around you to take control of cancer!

Or please ACT NOW and head directly via. my CCS fundraising page, and donate by clicking the SUPPORT ME button.

By donating funds to this event, you are helping to champion world leading outcomes in ovarian and endometrial cancer prevention, treatment and support.

An official tax receipt will be sent to the email address provided.

If you are not in Metro Vancouver you can also show your support by donating your handmade cards to the following address:

A custom stamp will go on all of the handmade cards.

What do you think of this custom stamp that I designed specially for this fundraiser? Leave me a comment below! (The QR code takes the card recipient to the official Canadian Cancer Society Cards for The Cure fundraising page so more people can support this meaningful cause)

(In 2020/21, CCS invested $46.8 million in life-saving research across all cancer types.  This included $11 million to enable more than 150 clinical trials by the best and brightest researchers to test new strategies and to treat and prevent cancer.)

I sincerely hope I can count on you for your support! Happy Thanksgiving!

Sharon for Penguin Palace

cute digital stamps

Digital Stamps Inspiration with Zubaida and Giorgia!

Hi Friends! I’m pleased to share two very adorable projects with you today, featuring the latest digital stamp sets in our shop!

First we have a mini slimline by Zubaida. This card features the new Cruising on the Ocean digital stamp set. She printed the digital images on Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock and colored the entire scene with Copic Markers.

I love this fun scene! The sparkly embellishment and the white gel pen highlights give the perfect finishing touches!

Then we have Giorgia’s fun card featuring the Best Chef Ever digital stamp set. I just love the vibrant colors that she chose!

These cute images are so irresistible! If you’ve never tried digital stamps before, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t give it a go!

I hope these cards will brighten up your day! Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!

Sharon for Penguin Palace


You Lift Me Up Digital Stamp

An Incredible Construction Themed Encouragement Card by Mimi!

Hi friends! I cannot believe it’s already August! Today we have Mimi’s amazing slimline scene to share with you!

I love this card so much! Mimi built a construction site scene by combining images from the Love You Tons stamp set and the You Lift Me Up digi stamps.

I love how she used the big mansion digital image from You Lift Me Up to set the scene. She first printed that along with some other images from this digi set onto 80lb white cardstock and die cut a slimline panel using the large dotted frame from Dotted Borders Slimline pull tab die. I like how she printed and fussy cut the crane truck from a separate cardstock so that it can be placed on the foreground to create more depth!

I love the colored and die cut images from the Love You Tons stamp set which all coordinate seamlessly together with the digi stamps to tell a story!

To finish off the card, she added sentiments from both Love You Tons and Dream Big.

Thank you so much Mimi for your inspiration, your card is so full of positive energy!

Sharon for Penguin Palace


A Calm Silhouette Scene With Candice!

Hi everyone, hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! There’s still time to join our card challenge #27 – Sea Moodboard. Today Candice is back to share her card inspired by this month’s challenge!

I love her ink blended background with Distress Oxide inks in colors inspired by this month’s palette (Villainous Potion, Seedless Preserves, Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers,Speckled Egg).

She stamped out the balloons from Life Is A Carnival and colored them with a black pigment marker.

From black cardstock, she diecut the two building skylines from the Outdoor Ice Rink Scene Builder set and adhered them to the bottom of her card.

She finished her card with a white heat embossed sentiment from We Are Right for Each Other and using a mix of white colored pencil and gelly roll for the highlights. I love the pop of colors from the scattered sequins!

This month’s challenge runs until July 30th at 11:59 PDT. We’ll select a winner to receive a $25 CAD gift certificate to from challenge #27 and #28 which will be announced on September 1st at the beginning of challenge #29!

Don’t forget to link up your project over at our Challenge Blog, and if you’re sharing to social media use the hashtag #penguinpalaceprojects! We’d also love for you to share your projects in the challenge album in our Penguin Palace Facebook group!

Thank you so much for your inspiration Candice! Thanks for stopping by!

Sharon for Penguin Palace