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National Coffee Day 2021 Blog Hop Winners

Hello everyone! Thank you so much for participating in the National Coffee Day 2021 Blog Hop! I hope you enjoyed the crafty inspirations from us and all of the super sponsors!

Before we get to the winners reveal, I’d like to remind you that our new Fall/Winter Release is just around the corner!! Reveal Week starts on 12 Oct and I am super excited to show you our new goodies!

Now to the winners reveal… two winners have been randomly chosen, one from our blog post and one from our Instagram post:

Winner from the Blog:

Congratulations to Ashley Cortez!

Winner from our Instagram Post:

Congratulations to @duncan_street_designs!

You’ve each won a $25 Gift Card to our shop! Please DM us to claim your gifts!

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who participated! We enjoyed reading every single one of your comments! Stay tuned for more giveaways during our New Release Reveal Week!

Sharon for Penguin Palace

National Coffee Day 2021 Blog Hop!

Welcome and Happy National Coffee Day! Penguin Palace is super excited to be a Super Sponsor on the National Coffee Day 2021 Blog Hop and celebrating this special day with you!

This blog hop starts at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog where you’ll find the full line-up of Super Sponsors who are also giving away prizes!

If you’re new to Penguin Palace, we are a small crafting supply company located in Vancouver, Canada!  We are proud to be the innovator of the Stencils 360°™ crafting tool, and we love designing fun, whimsical stamps for crafters around the world! Sign up for our newsletter and receive 10% off your first order!

Today, we are giving away a $25 Gift Card to our shop! For a chance to win, simply drop us a comment here below and you’re entered! You’ve until Oct 6th 11:59p.m. PST to enter, winners will be announced on Oct 7th on this blog. For an extra chance, head over to our Instagram page and follow/comment there!

Here’s the project I made for today:

I thought what better stamp set to use to celebrate National Coffee Day than with Rabbit Café!

First I created this fun geometric background using one of our soon-to-be-released 360° circular stencils to create a focal point on front panel which measures 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″. This stencil is very versatile as it allows you to create different configurations of geometric backgrounds by using different degree of turns on our Stencils 360°™  . Consider this a little sneak peek (stay tuned for more)!

I blended with two gorgeous Catherine Pooler ink colors, Sauna and Green Tea on the stencil. I then added the Avery Elle Clear Shimmer Spray for some extra glow!

Using the coordinating dies to the Rabbit Café stamp set, I die cut a window on my panel so that the little girl with the coffee cup will show through from the inside. I white heat embossed the sentiment “Brew-tiful Day” onto Teal Sapphire cardstock and adhered that onto my card. To make my note card, I used the Sunkissed cardstock (these two are both new colors and are part of our upcoming release), cut out a 4 3/4″ x 9 1/2″ piece and scored at 4 3/4″.

For the inside I adhered a panel measuring 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ onto my note card. Before I stamp the little girl, I made sure to position it precisely behind the cut-out window on the front.

I also added “Stay Sweet” & “Coffee Lover”, and a tiny donut from the My Sweetest Truck stamp set, which I thought coordinates with the Coffee theme perfectly! Finally I added gems to the front for some extra sparkle.

If you are new to us, dont’ forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube Channel to get lots of crafty inspirations! We also have our new Fall/Winter release coming up in mid October! Follow this blog to be the first to learn about the latest news and giveaways!

Hope you enjoyed this coffee card today! Remember, you can find more super sponsor links over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog! Your next stop is Piece Craft Love! In case you get lost along the way, below is the hop listing as well, happy hopping!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

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3rd International Women’s Day Hop

Hello everyone! Women are the embodiment of love, strength and courage, and I’m super excited today to be a part of the 3rd International Women’s Day Hop!

I’m pleased to say that Penguin Palace, among many others are sponsoring this year’s hop. The first stop of the hop starts HERE, please head over to check-out the full hop list where you will find lots of wonderful inspirations from many talented artists, AND for a chance to win!

For this hop, I made a very feminine card. This colorful background was created using The Floral Wreath on our Stencils 360°TM tool, at a turning interval of 45°.

I ink blended a combination of Distress Oxide Inks including Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Bundled Sage, Cracked Pistachio, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron and Wilted Violet. There was no masking needed to apply these different colors to the different elements on this stencil, and that is the advantage of using the Stencils 360°TM tool! And, there was no cleaning of the stencil in between inking!

To give the card a little bit more interest, I used the scalloped die from the Words From The Heart (Chapters 1 & 2) – Coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts on kraft cardstock and adhere that to the centre of my card. Then I took a piece of Elegant Backwash – Premium Fine Paper and wrap it around my card to form a sleeve.

I then cut another piece of kraft cardstock to house my sentiment. To match the theme of the hop, I chose the following scripty sentiment from the Words From The Heart (Chapter 2) stamp set:

“To the world you are a mother, but to your family you are the world”

As a new mom to my first born who just turned two years old, this sentiment really warms my heart. Like some of you, I’m now a Stay-at-Home mom since I quit my job about a year ago. I’m pretty sure we share and face some of the same challenges day in, day out; yet we choose this path, as we want to spend more time with our loved ones. And I’m so glad I did it, as no matter how frustrating it gets, there’s always a moment where I think to myself that all of the hard work is more than worth it…like the moment when my son smiles and says “I love you mommy” 🙂

I hope you enjoy the above inspiration! And I hope all of us crafters will continue to be kind, positive, humble, and always support and encourage each other as we take a step forward towards women empowerment!

Thank you for stopping by, don’t forget to click HERE to see the full hop list and play along for a chance to win!

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Penguin Palace September Blog Hop (last stop)

Hello and Happy Wednesday! Today we’re super excited to be hosting our first-ever blog hop at Penguin Palace! This is actually the last stop on the hop — therefore you will want to start from the beginning at our First Stop, and work your way here consecutively so that you don’t miss a bit of the eye candy. Now, a word about the prize!

• We will be awarding a $40 Penguin Palace shopping spree, with the winner randomly chosen from ALL of the comments left on all of the blogs/channel in today’s hop.

Are you ready to join the fun? Here is the complete list of the posts for you to visit. Make sure to leave each of our talented artists some love in the comments (including this post) for a chance to win the prize! We’d love to know what you like about our new release! Your comments must be in by 11:30pm PST on 7 October 2020 to be entered in the random draw.

Sharon Yeung (PP Blog)
Anja Glauner
Ashley Young
Jo Thompson
Bobbi Lemanski
Ardyth Percy-Robb
Jenny Colacicco
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Ashley Tucker
Wanda Guess
Ilda Dias
Justine Hovey
Sharon Yeung (PP Blog) <— you are here!

I’d like to thank all of the designers once again for sharing their wonderful creations! Thank you all for dropping by, we hope you enjoy the hop!

Sharon for Penguin Palace

Penguin Palace September Blog Hop

Hello and Happy Wednesday! Welcome to our September Blog Hop! This hop is super special to us because this is Penguin Palace’s first-ever Blog Hop! We are celebrating this day with a Giveaway, and a group of talented artists will be joining me to bring you lots of inspirations featuring fabulous products from our Fall 2020 New Release!

Today’s hop starts right here on the PP blog! I’ve prepared for you two very different cards. The first one is created with the Floral Wreath Stencils 360°™.

This new stencil combined with our new tool Stencils 360°™, makes this wreath super easy to build. I used a turning interval of 45° and blended a combination of Hickory Smoke, Blueprint Sketch, Squeezed Lemonade and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide inks onto my 7″ x 7″ Essentials – Smooth Bright White 100lb. Heavy Weight Cardstock.

Then I stamped a scripty sentiment from Words From The Heart (Chapter 1) using the Crown Me ink pad by Simon Hurley.

Then I used The Sandstone Series – Navy Seal – Premium Fine Paper and Splendorlux Argento – Heavy Weight Premium Cardstock and left two 1/8″ borders to formed my card base. I just love the elegant look this stencil gives.

My next card features the Scents of Fall Stencils 360°™. Combined with the Stencils 360°™, I blended Picked Raspberry, Hickory Smoke, Wilted Violet and Blueprint Sketch onto a piece of 4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ Smooth Bright White 100lb. Heavy Weight Cardstock, at the recommended turning interval of 60°.

Then I die cut a bold sentiment with the You Are My Inspiration Shadow Dies, using The Sandstone Series – Cool Granite – Heavy Weight Premium Cardstock and The Sandstone Series – Navy Seal – Premium Fine Paper.

I then added an 1/8″ boarder using the same Navy Seal – Premium Fine Paper to match my sentiment shadow.

Both of these cards were super easy to make. With the new Stencils 360°™, I did not have to apply any masking in order to blend different colors on the stencil, which saves me a lot of time! I hope you’re inspired by my projects, please hop along to the next stops for more wonderful inspirations!

Below is the complete hop list:

Sharon Yeung (PP Blog) <— you are here!
Anja Glauner
Ashley Young
Jo Thompson
Bobbi Lemanski
Ardyth Percy-Robb
Jenny Colacicco
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Ashley Tucker
Wanda Guess
Ilda Dias
Justine Hovey
Sharon Yeung (PP Blog)

A winner, chosen at random, who comments on each stop on the hop (whether the stop is a Blog or YouTube channel) will win a prize of a $40CAD Penguin Palace shopping spree. Comments for the prize close at 11:30pm PST on 7 Oct 20. The lucky winner will be announced on 8 Oct 2020 on the Penguin Palace Blog.

You next stop is Anja Glauner’s blog! Be sure to stop by all the stops and leave some love to all of the artists! Thank you for playing along!

Happy Hopping!

Sharon for Penguin Palace

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