June 29, 2009

I AM BACK....AND BROUGHT SOME WHIMSY ALONG!

Hi All!! Thanks so much for all the well wishes and sweet emails - they really touched me!! These last few days have been really stressful. My son also arrived this weekend from the Academy so we have really been juggling and really hope to have everything resolved this week! I also thought that maybe getting back to my stamping would provide me with some therapy and it really did - it felt great to stamp again!!! And, since today is Whimsy Challenge day, I have something really fun to share!! The challenge this week is a color challenge using oranges, red, and yellows and since these are three of my faves to use, I had fun with this one!!! I made a fun little congrats card using the really cute Whimsy Monkey - I just love this little guy and his cheeky little face!! I really enjoyed making this card and when I was done, I felt better so I am glad I was able to take the time to stamp!! I really hope you all will join in this week for the Whimsy Challenge - there are always fabulous giveaways for the winner and you do not have to have Whimsy Stamps to play along (although you get an extra chance at winning if you DO use them *wink*) And, hop on over and see what the DT gals did this week, they made some amazing cards for this color challenge!! Thanks for stopping by, I hope to catch up on blogging over the next few days although I am working every day this week and will want to spend time with my son in the evenings! I really do appreciate you taking the time to visit me, your comments always make me smile!
Card Recipe: (all items SU! unless otherwise noted)
Paper - Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Whisper White card stock, Sweet Slumber Specialty Designer Paper
Inks - Stampin' Write markers (More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Ruby Red), Brown Stazon
Stamps - Whimsy Monkey
Accessories - Photo Corners Punch, Large and Small Star Punches, Big Shot Scallop Oval Die, Large Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, MS designer edge punch, So Saffron Ribbon, buttons

19 comments:

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

first, glad your back and that your family issue has been resolved - i hope.

next... as always, this is awesome. you just make that monkey look like he's having a great time! just super.

hugs,

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

Ha we are two monkeys in the same barrel!! I used this little guy too but he decided to bring some friends! LOVE your card!

Lisa F said...

So cute! Love the monkey and the stars!

Natalie said...

Great card Alex. x

scrapnnMO said...

Glad your back sweetie! Super sweet adorable card! :)
♥DAwn♥

Risa said...

Glad to see you back Alex and I hope all is well!
Your card is a cutie! I love the color combo and the stars are awesome!
hugs
Risa:)

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Cute, cute, cute!! So glad to see you back!

Melissa said...

Hahahahaha! When I first looked at the title of this post, I thought it said "I am back.....and brought some whiskey along!" Hahahaha....maybe it's time for some new glasses?! Either way, it's super cute!

Many Blessings,
M.

Angie Tieman said...

What a fun card!! That is quite a funny little guy, reminds me of that thing on the airplane wing in the Twilight Zone movie! ha!

Louise Forsyth said...

Cute card Alex, great papers.
Hope things are sorting themselves out with the family situation.

Chris said...

very cute, love the monkey! hope everything is okay! >"<

mudmaven said...

Welcome back - hope all is well. Love your little monkey - too cute! ~chris

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Hey Alex!! Welcome back!! :) Hope you're doing well and your card is adorable my friend!! That sweet monkey always makes me smile!! TFS!

Dani said...

That monkey cracks me up! Wonderful job with the card, hope everything works out for your family!

Diane said...

Glad you are back and all is well.
Great card as always Alex! Have fun with your family!

Christie said...

I hope things are going alright at home. Enjoy this time with your son.
Sweet card...Love the monkey.

Ila said...

Fabulous!!..I love the stars and that comical Monkey!!...Hugs, Ila

Rose Ann said...

This one made me giggle, Alex!! So cute!!

Debbie said...

Such a cute card Alex I love this little monkey,Hugs Debbie x