Sunday, July 17, 2011

Odds and Ends

Hi everyone I have been super busy around home with end of school, volunteering to be the new PTO President for our upcoming school year, last minute family (my cousin and her five daughters) visiting on and off for a couple weeks, small cancer scare and well dealing with issues that are causing me to have a hysterectomy on the 28th of this month. OY I have to go tomorrow for my pre-op hospital visit, blood work, ekg etc... I am super nervous and yet excited to be done with this mess.

I saw that Robyn over at My Pink Stamper has a design team call out see Quote from her site with link to her site:

Design Team Call! My Pink Designers August - January Term!

Hello Everyone!!

If you haven't already heard the news, I have openings for my upcoming 2011 2 Term My Pink Stamper Design Team! All you need to do is add a project for this challenge by next Wednesday, July 20 11:59 pm CST. I will be choosing a handful of you to serve 6 months on my upcoming team! Here are some of the requirements....

I am going to enter so I wanted to be sure and post this up first. :) Stay tuned for my entry I will add it to this post. Good luck to all that apply.

I'm back... Okay here is my entry. :) I have a couple of birthday's that will happen the weekend after my hysterectomy so this is one of the cards I made for my cousin's little monkey.

6 x 3.5 Green
5.75 x 3 3/8 Orange
5.5 x 3.25 Turquoise

Cricut Cartridge - Create A Critter (through my Gypsy)
Layers: Bottom - Turquoise; Center - marbled Tan; Top - Brown; Vine - Green
Stickles - Orange
Martha Stewart Brown Flocking Powder
Notes: Using my Gypsy I decided to make a Monkey it went with my cousin's invite which he a monkey face on it :) My monkey is bottom layer turquoise, middle layer tan (extra color) top layer in brown. My brown layer I used my Xyron to put adhesive on both sides attached it to my bottom layers and then used Martha Stewart brown flocking powder on it to make it fuzzy. I used Orange Stickles on the eyes. I used Green for the vine which was one of the monkey's accessories on CAC cart.

Using a tag punch I made the larger tag with the DCWV Animal Cracker paper and medium one in Orange. Stamped on MPS's Simply Sweet Occasions Birthday Fun for my sentiment which I stamped in Brown and embossed with kaleidoscope powder. I attached it to the card using a lighter turquoise shade of ribbon that was sort of ribbed. It was merely a remnant piece I had which I thought looked good. I used my Zots glue dots to adhere it under the monkey's hand and under the tag on the card to keep it in place.

Inside Card:
DCWV Animal Crackers 5.75 x 3 3/8
Brown 3.5 x 3.25
Green 3 x 3

Notes - I chose the DCWV Animal Crackers because of the cute blue circle with the monkey in it and similar phrase that was on the Monkey invite.

Okay so now you know what I did and why. I hope you like it. Comments are always welcome and encouraged. Thanks for stopping by.

HUGS, Shannon


  1. So cute! I love how you hung the monkey upside down, and what you did on the inside! Good luck!

  2. Such a kute n kreative kard...good luck...just became a follower...hope you do the same.


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