July 21, 2008

ANOTHER NEW SNEAKY PEEK!!

Happy Monday all! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! We went to the peach festival in a neighboring town with my SIL and her husband, and we had a great time! We opted not to take the kids, but to make it an adult night out, and it was a lot of fun! Can you say peach margaritas!! Whoohoo, they were yummy! Yesterday I spent making some of my convention swaps and I am going to share one of them here today. I used a brand new set from Stampin' Up! called Sock Monkey - isn't he adorable! I think so, I just love this little guy and had so much fun playing with him!! I used some of the yummy new dp Bella Rose on this card and ended up doing some masking so it looks like he's holding a bouquet of bananas. I did not want to paper piece since I made 25 of these (and well, only have one pack of the new dp) so I colored my image in using my Stampin' Write markers then took my white gel pen and added the polka dots to simulate the paper! The scallops were made using my new scallop edge punch - oh, how I love that new punch!! I am pleased with how this came out, but they did take awhile as I made so many of them - here is a peak of the bunch I made sitting on my workbench:! Lots and lots of monkeys holding bananas - lol! But, they will make great swaps for Convention and I am glad I have managed to get some of these done!! I will share another one with you tomorrow but now I have to run to Weight Watchers and see how this week went! I was good, so I am hoping for there will be less of me - LOL! I will leave you with the recipe, then I am outta here! 'Till tomorrow, toodles!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Kraft, So Saffron card stock, Bella Rose Designer Series Paper
Inks - Brown stazon, Summer Sun, Old Olive, Mellow Moss, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Cameo Coral Stampin' Write markers
Stamp sets - Sock Monkey
Accessories - Large Oval Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Very Vanilla narrow grosgrain ribbon, Old Olive narrow grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' dimensionals

41 comments:

Nikki Bond said...

HMMMM peach margaritas???!!! That DOES sound yummy! So glad you had a great time! Your card is great ALex! Love that your monkey is green polka dotted...tooooo cute! {SMILE}

Manna said...

This is too cute! I love monkey! This will definitely be the first set I order! Love the polka dots on "Sock"!

Debbie Yates said...

I too would like a each margarita right now!!! "Sock" is too cute!!!

Carolyn King said...

adorable. love this...thanks for the peek of this set@ Cute cute cute!

Dawn Easton said...

oh those drinks sound YUMMY! lol!

Cute sock monkey!

Chris said...

these are freakin adorable!! what fun cards!! i presonally love margaritas, or anything with alcohol....good luck at WW!! did that for years, never got anywhere, hope you are doing better than i did...

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Super cute swaps Alex! You're going to have so much fun at convention...we want updates girl!! :) Love the colors you used and the layout, great paper pieced Monkey too. :)

Lauren said...

Very fun card Alex. That image is too funny.

Dani said...

Love this! You are so smart to color in the monkey and add the dots!

All Pink girl said...

Wow what super cards ,your work is always so fabulous ,Dawnx

Melissa said...

Sweet Alex!

And peach margaritas??! Yuuuum!

Many Blessings,
M.

Vicki said...

He is adorable! They'll be a big hit at convention!
Vicki

Wendy said...

So cute!! Yes, that is a big bunch of monkeys and bananas you made....WOW!

Have a great day!
Wendy
SBS9

Marilyn said...

oooh - I love the green polka dotted monkey - these are going to be such a hit at convention!! Fabulous card Alex!!! Glad you had a good time over the weekend too!

Ana Baird said...

super cute!

Angie Tieman said...

Super cute swaps!! I'll have to look for you!

Angie Tieman said...

Oh, fyi, I just read another one of your nice comments on my blog and felt like I had to come clean...I did not turn 40, I turned 42! I was just generalizing the whole birthdays in the 40s situation! lol!

Tracy.H said...

These are so cute!! Good luck with the weigh-in...oh and those peach margaritas sound delish!! :0)

maria's cards said...

Really cute monkey stamp. Love the little cards you made with him.x

Deb said...

These are so sweet, just love him, he is adorable! Mmm, wouldn't mind a peach magarita how scrummy!

Christi said...

This is adorable!! Peach margaritas? Mmmmm...

Cindy Haffner said...

Hee hee I love that monkey, so sweet.

Ila said...

Fabulous and So Cute card!! love that Monkey..and the dots you added!!...Hugs, Ila

Bethany Paull said...

Mmmm. If you like peach margaritas, you should try mango sometime. YUM. I get them at Mad Mex. Anyway, glad you had a nice time. Thanks for sharing your sweet card. I love how the oval sentiment is tied on with that little bow.

Beth Norman said...

So cute. I'm lovn your scalloped edges too. Mmm, I love margaritas too. Glad to hear you had a wonderful visit.

christie said...

Love that little Monkey!
So glad you had fun at the Peach Festival...it's always nice to "be and adult" once in awhile.

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Yummo! Peach margaritas! CUTE monkey! My youngest loves sock monkeys!

You are a silly girl Alex, you called me "Chris" in your latest comment . . . who did you think you were visiting?? LOL

Deborah said...

Sounds yummy and a great day! Socks is precious! Hugs, Deb

Scrappy Girl said...

Love this little monkey. I read through your posts from while I was gone to NYC. You have been a busy girl. Love all your creations as usual. Congrats on all your achievements too. How exciting!

Meg Giroux said...

Alex, These are the cutest monkeys, I am glad you had such a great time!

Joan said...

Very cute Swap card.....good on ya for having them done already. I'm just starting. Peach margarita's sound wonderful....anything in the heat we're having here, but I am NOT complaining!!!!!! Wonder if I'll run into you at convention....I CAN'T WAIT!!!! I'll look for your sock monkey. LOL Hugs, Joan

malieta said...

What a cute and fun card Alex!
I could use a peach margarita right now, perfect for a summer night:)

Diane said...

Cutest monkey i've seen in awhile Alex!!!You rock girl!!!Those are wonderful!
Peach margaritas,sounds yummy!

tyrymom29 said...

YUMMY !!Cute monkey !! The the polka dots!!!

Rose Ann said...

This are so cute, Alex!! Great job with them all!! Hugs!!

corinnesomerville said...

Love your sock monkey card !!!!
Yes, I agree.....a peach margarita does sound yummy !! I'm working on m swaps too...nothing like leaving it to the last few days, eh? Oh well...it will all be worth it when we're hugging each other in 8 DAYS !!! Can you believe it....8 DAYS !!!!

Love ya :)

scrapnnMO said...

Oh that little monkey is sooo adorable and I love all the cards! :)

Courtney said...

These are great! I finally broke down and ordered him. :)

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh my is that sock monkey sooooo fun!!! I've got a friend who is in LOVE with this new stamp!!! I think it's so cute with him holding the 'nanners!!!!

NattyK said...

Fab cards, I love the monkey. x

Emily said...

Alex, these are adorable!! The monkey looks like he's wearing PJ's =). I love it!