Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Penguin Inspiration From Lori Manicho, Design Team Member for Simon!


After I took my son, Jaxon, to the Columbus zoo, my dad asked what was Jax's favorite exhibit. Since Jaxon at 11 months old couldn't answer for himself, I told my dad a definitive: PENGUINS. Jax and I visited the penguin exhibit several times. Each time, he would laugh and smile at the hobbling, wobbling, penguins. It was the kind of refreshingly happy and innocent smile that I love in my life. The kind of giggly laugh that I dream of in happy dreams. OK, the penguins were hysterically happy and cute, I admit it, but I so love the feelings of joy associated with watching them with my son.

I enjoy seeing the bling in Lori's work. She adds whimsical embellishments and reminds me that penguins are great for any time of year! What do you like about Lori's penguin cards?

This stamp set made for Simon Says Stamp by our Designer, Sara D, was actually inspired several months ago by our President of Sales, Terra. Terra is a big fan of penguins. In reality, every time I find something penguin"y", I get it for Terra. She is a happy person with a wonderful smile and memorable laugh. The set is so named "Terra's Penguins Have Style". AND THEY DO! We will feature Terra in a coming blog entry! I hope these stamps make you smile and cheerful. Wouldn't you love to make some cards with these stylish penguins to send a smile someone's way?!

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  1. Love, love, love the surfin' penguins! Too cute. Hope they make Terra smile. :)

  2. Cute stamps.
    My soon at the ZOO liked the most the guy who was mowing the grass...

  3. Ohhhh how adorable!!!!! SIMPLY PERFECT!!!!!!!!!

    I nominated you for an award today cause I think you are simply awesome!!!

  4. I like how Lori used two penguins on one card - I think that is such a great way to use stamps, I never think to do that! LOL THANKS Lori, for the inspiration!!

    Penguins are quite a fave of mine too - it is my favourite unit to teach!! The kids love it, then we can watch HAppy Feet at the end!!!

  5. I really like the penguins after I saw all these wonderful cards Lori made. Maybe I have to pick them next time ;)

  6. Adorable cards! I love penguins! You are so creative Lori! There is so much inspiration in these!

  7. Thanks for the inpsiration; i have this set and this offers new ways to use it! You rock!

  8. WOW!
    Thanks to all for your wonderful comments!!! This has made my day!
    You are wonderful!
    Becky, THANKS for the nomination! I'm going to get a big head!
    I'm glad I have inspired so many!
    I really enjoyed creating these cards with "Simon Says" Exclusive Penguin stamps!
    Simon Says Stamps ROCK!
    Happy Stampin to all!
    Thanks again! :)

  9. I LOVE THIS PENGUIN SET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's soooooo cute!!!!

  10. Oh i love the new fluffles!!! all of the stamps are too much fun!!


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