June 12, 2007

The Grand Speech and Another Monkey Thank You

Well, I finally finished my retirement speech that I will be giving on Friday! It was a lot harder to write than I thought it would be. There is so much you can say, but you want to narrow it down so that what you do say is meaningful and not lost in a long speech. So, I think I have it down to about ten minutes, which in my mind, is plenty long enough! I am looking forward to it being over - it's a lot of work retiring! But, I am getting excited because my husband (who has already been in CA for six months since that is where we are building our new home) my mom, and my best friend are all flying in on Thursday - whooohoooo! I can't wait to see everyone! Then, the ceremony on Friday followed by a big party at the house. Then, next week we are going on vacation and taking the kids to Disney for four days so it will be a busy two weeks.

So anyway, on to the card: it is another monkey card that I made as a thankyou for one of my staff members. I had fun making this one and I think it turned out really cute! (all products SU! unless otherwise noted). I used Old Olive Cardstock as the base, then used my ticket punch on Whisper White Cardstock and mounted it on to Summer Summer Cardstock using the punch again. I sponged old olive ink on the whisper white cardstock and then stamped the monkey from Monkey Business in Chocolate Chip. I stamped the trees and leaves from the Three Trees Set using Chocolate Chip and Garden Green ink. I then stamped bananas into the trees using Summer Sun Ink. The sentiment is garden green and part of the Monkey Business Set as well. I hand colored the grass in garden green maker because I thought it added personality (mine!) to the card. Lastly, I added a chocolate chip piece of ribbon because I feel no card is complete without at least some ribbon - LOL! I hope you like my little monkey card!


Vicki said...

Both of your monkey thank you cards are adorable. Love them.

The Stampin' Soldier said...

That monkey cracks me up every time! It's a set I don't think I'll ever part with.