September 9, 2008

MONKEYING AROUND

Hi all!! Whew!! Yesterday was a bad day for me, and I am so glad it's over! I have not had such a horrible day in a long time, and hope not to repeat it for awhile! Without going into detail, let's just say that living too close to family is not always such a wonderful thing....uggghhhh!!!! Here is hoping for a better day today! So, I am teaching my card class tonight and wanted to share with you this cute little monkey card we are going to be making!! I was not planning on using this set, but when several of the gals at the workshop on Saturday(who signed up for this class) were going crazy for this set in the catty, well, I have to demo it, don't I?? *wink* They are such a fun group, I am looking forward to tonight! So, I am off to have coffee with my SIL, then finish up last minute things for tonight and oh, of course, play with my new rubbah that came yesterday - I got my Holiday Mini preorder - yeah, baby!!! So, I will be sharing some samples of the new stamps very soon!! Enjoy your day, I'll be back with something new tomorrow!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Bashful Blue, Bayou Blue, Real Red, Whisper White card stock, Summer Picnic Designer Series paper
Inks - Brown Stazon, Old Olive, Bayou Blue, Real Red Stampin' Classic Stampin' pads, Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker
Stamps - Sock Monkey
Accessories - Small Oval Punch, Old Olive Brad, Stampin' Dimensionals, Bashful Blue narrow grosgrain ribbon, Ticket Corner Punch, Blender Pen
****I have to tell you, the boxes of stuff started to arrive yesterday and my postal lady is amazed at the story when I told her why she (poor soul) would have to schlep all these boxes to my postal box daily - LOL! Thanks to all of you - I will giving them all to her early next week as she is leaving to go out of town for the weekend (according to her dh) so that will give me time to put it in some semblance of order, make a card, put everyone's name in it, and get it over there!!! Smooches to you all - I {heart} you and your generosity!!!!****

31 comments:

ScrapMomOf2 said...

This card is adorable! I absolutely love it! That image just makes me smile! My youngest daughter thinks sock monkeys are totally cool!

Sorry to hear that you had a bad day! I would love to help with the collecting of the items. I have things that I can send, however, I'm not sure when I can get around to going through it all. I'll contact you if I get time this week. That's a really sweet thing for you to do.

Dawn Easton said...

OH gosh girl, I'm sorry that you had a bad day yesterday. I do know what you mean about living close to family...there are pros and cons to everything...ugh eh?!

Cute card...I haven't jumped on the sock monkey set yet...but it is growing on me. I have so much stuff now that I've had some good restraint...if I don't NEED it...then I don't order it...it's working so far...lol

Have a FAB day today ;)

Rose Ann said...

Oh Alex, I'm sorry you had a bad day yesterday!! Hugs, girl!!

I love your cute Sock Monkey card, and everyone is going to love making it tonight!!

I sent my box out yesterday, so I hope it gets there in a timely manner. *wink*

Marlou said...

awwww, I just love this card Alex!!! that stamp is tooooo cute :) xx

Amber said...

You and that sock monkey! Very cute card! I hope today is a better day and I hope you really enjoy your card class. Thank you for my beautiful card in the mail, sistah! I'm picking up the box at the Post Office today and I'll get that to you tomorrow!

Lauren said...

The sock monkey just makes you want to laugh. Great card Alex - the colors are so fun!

Scrappy Girl said...

Totally know what you mean...my FIL, MIL, BIL, and SIL live on our farm!

Jen said...

Alex, that monkey is just the cutest! So sorry about your bad day. I can relate to family stuff. I hope today is better. (((hugs)))

malieta said...

What a cute card Alex!
I sincerely hope that you have a much better day today and happy stamping wishes!

Dani said...

Monkey! So cute!

Hugs for the rough day!:)

rjbearcan said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you had such a bad day. I miss my family--mom and sisters live in Southern US and I'm in Canada. When I'm visiting with them I do think "thank goodness I'm in Canada." Sad really, but aint that the truth--LOL. Your card is so cute. Have fun with your class.

Hugs,

Beth

Catherine said...

what a cute card, Alex =)

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your monkey card, sorry about your family, take a deep breath and breathe girl. Now go do what you do so well make a card.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

This is super cute Alex! Love how you colored that monkey. Great papers too. It's very cheerful! :)

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

What a cute and happy card!!!! Stamping is such amazing therapy, isn't it?? I'm so sorry about the family drama..........living close to hubby's family is a blessing, but living thousands of miles away from mine is an even bigger blessing!! Hugs to you!!!! Hope you have a fun and happy class!!

I really do want to try to get a box together, but hubby has a business trip and I'll be tagging along, so it may not go out until next week! Hope that's okay!!!

Ana Baird said...

Sorry to hear that you had a bad day.
Your card is really adorable! super cute monkey!

Courtney said...

What a bright and fun card!

Louise, that's me!! said...

Great card, very cute & fun!
I think what you are doing for the lady who lost her home is wonderful Alex! You are a real star.
And lastly, sorry you had a c#@p day.

Natalie said...

Alex, this is fab! I love the paper and the cute monkey. x

Manna said...

Love this card, Alex! Sokz is so cute! Love the layout too!

Erin... said...

cute, cute card!! sorry you had a bad day:)

lyzzydee said...

Hope things are getting better for you
xxxx

Angie Tieman said...

Very cute little sock monkey card!! The girls will love it for their project!!

Annapurna said...

I guess it is too late, and you may already be doing your class, but you should stamp the flower stems together :-)

Nice layout and papers.

Chris said...

that is too cute for words!!! love it...now you know why we live in maine and our family lives in colorado!!!

Diane said...

Super cute monkey!!! Love the dp!

Hope your day is a better one tomorrow!!!I'll be thinking about!
Sending hugs ((( big ones )))

Deborah said...

Oh dear, sounds like a nightmare! Your class will be fun! Cute sock monkey card! My care package went postal today. Hugs, Deb

christie said...

Sorry you had such a bad day...I hope things get better!
Cute Card!

Jessie/knightrone said...

I am sorry you had a bad day!! MY box should be there any day now...it is stuffed full!! Thanks for doing this...your sock monkey card is super cute!!

mochamama said...

Hope your day is much better today girl! I know what you mean, It must be a family thing in the air lately??!! This li'l monkey and I still don't have any chemestry between us but I like what you did with him!

Nikki Bond said...

This is sooo stinkin' cute Alex!... Love your colorful green monkey...He looks so jolly holding those flowers! I'm sure you group will love making this lil fella! Hope today is better than yesterday for you! {SMILES}