Saturday, December 26, 2009

Inspirational Penguin PTI blog hop

My computer is refusing to hook up to the internet, and that is where my PTI blog hop logo resides, so here is my post for the hop from my husband's computer, I'll try to add the logo later if I can.

My inspiration is going to seem a bit odd, but here you go. My youngest daughter made a clay penguin in school that she brought home right before Christmas break. He has lived right next to the nativity set since then and when I'm not looking, she moves him right in front and center instead of by the sheep and the cows where I had placed him. Notice where he is in this photo.

This is significant because not only is he the cutest little penguin, she made sure the whole family got to enjoy the penguin she made. This is big news because my youngest child has RAD. I don't have time to explain all of what that entails, but we've had her home with us for five years (she is eight) and I am seeing significant progress with attachment this year -- this is one sign of it. And that is a great Christmas present.

So using the penguin as my inspiration, I chose the little owl from the newest PTI set Tiny Treats: Valentines because of his outstretched wings remind me of the penguin (plus he's a bird too). I am going to give this card to my littlest daughter. I've had this in my head for a while, I'm pretty pleased with the card that resulted. Thanks for looking and happy hopping. P.S. . . . Stole the layout from a card by Melissa Phillips.

29 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cuteness!!!!

Rebecca said...

ADORABLE! Thanksn for sharing your nativity penguin with us!

Jamie said...

very cute!

Tricia said...

This is a beautiful card and a beautiful post. What a precious gift from your daughter!

Sue Lelli said...

That is just ADORABLE!!! Don't you HATE it when your computer acts up!!!

Samantha Johnson said...

that is the cutiest story, great card.

Marge said...

What a heartwarming story; I'm so happy your little one is doing well! What a fabulous gift for your whole family! Her little penguin is ADORABLE and your card for her is perfect! I'm sure she'll LOVE it & the fact that you chose this as your inspiration!

ashjoy said...

That is a wonderful gift, and what a cute penguin. She did an amazing job! I'm going to send you a pm.:)

Rosanne said...

Really cute!

pattylt said...

Beautiful card and I love the PP you used. Just lovely. Hey, don't apologize for your inspiration. We take it where we can get it. I totally see the owl from the penguin and it is darn cute.

Karen said...

Cute card!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

So Cute! Love the owl. And your daughter's penguin in with the nativity scene will be a precious memory you will keep for life.

lynn said...

so sweet-thank your daughter for the cute inspiration!-love your card!

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Love the penguin and the card you were inspired to make. Tell your little one that her penguin is the best!

Dana said...

Adorable card and what a cute penguin by your daughter! Thanks for sharing this post with us.

Kay said...

Completely adorable card, and your inspiration piece is just TOO cute!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Awe! What a cute penguin card! The stuffed one looks cute in the Manger!!! That is PRICELESS!!!

BethieJ said...

SO CUTE Peggysue.. your DD did a WONDERFUL job on her penguin.. and I LOVE she moved it front and center!!
Happy New Year!

Lori said...

Cute!!

A Little Licht on the Subject... said...

Such a cute card. And a great story - tell your little one I LOVE her penguin!

Terri said...

What a great gift your daughter made you. Cute card too! Hope you have a Happy New Year!

Becky said...

He is cute. And this card is adorable.

Traci M said...

Oh I am laughing at the sight of the penguin at the manger...and so happy you got a Christmas gift that really warms your heart!
Your card is super cute, love it, Peggysue!

Nerina said...

What a precious story - and a really beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us!

Chef Mama Lori said...

peggysue, that is just the best news to read about little bit! I think she will adore your card. You never know, the Nativity Penguin might just catch on.

JazzyH said...

How cute!

Joanne (jojot) said...

that is one IMPORTANT penguin....thanks for sharing your story....

Karen Lynn said...

What a cute card and cute Penguin. Glad DD is showing signs of attachment. I know this is hard for you so any little progress is big!

Gina said...

Love the story behind this!