Friday, August 20, 2010

I'm really, really tempted....

Another card from Sue.

Do you recognize the hat????

I'm really tempted to do a series of Owls with all of the Sock Monkey accessories.... but I think Judy would shoot me.

Just think:
- Owl Birthday
- Owl Baby
- Owl Graduate

What a HOOT!

The owl is one of our new punches! The punch creates all of the little pieces you need to create your cute little owl!

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Here's another card from Sue. Color combo - pretty in pink, crumb cake (the color formerly known as Kraft - yes that was a Prince reference), and bravo burgundy.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

It's orange and pretty and NOT a Sock Monkey....

Another card from my friend Sue's trip. I love it when my friends go on stamping vacations!

This card uses the Greenhouse Garden stamp set (113824, $25.95 wood-mount only), Peach Parfait and Daffodil Delight.

Love it!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Can you tell what punch this was made from?

My friend, Sue, spent a good part of the summer in Wisconsin and being the awesome stamper that she is, she went to several Stampin' Up workshops. She let me take pictures. Here is the first project.

Did you figure it out yet?

Scroll down for the answer....

Butterfly punch!

Monkey Money????

What do you use to buy Sock Monkey stamps? Why, monkey money, of course!

My friend Judy left me an envelope titled, "Monkey Money". What a hoot!

Thanks a bunch, Jude! (ha! ha!)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

Sock Monkey - Easter Bunny! (my favorite)

Color Combo - Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake
Technique - Markers
Ribbon - Pear Pizzazz Poly Twill Ribbon

This is my favorite Sock Monkey. What's yours?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sock Monkey - Thanks a Bunch!

Color Combo - Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Technique - Markers
Punches - Designer Label Large, 1" Circle Medium, Eyelet Border
Embossing Folder - Square Lattice

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sock Monkey - Pumpkin

Color Combo - Soft Suede, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie
Technique - Markers, Wheel
Ribbon - It's NOT a ribbon, it's a punch! How cute is that?
Wheel - Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sock Monkey - Graduate

Color Combo - Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze
Technique - Markers, Blender Pens
Ribbon - Poppy Parade Poly Twill

Monday, August 9, 2010

Sock Monkey - Birthday

Color Combo - Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Old Olive, Melon Mambo
Technique - Paper piecing

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sock Monkey - Santa

Color Combo - Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake
Technique - Paper piecing
Ribbon - Early Espresso 1/8" Tafetta

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Cleo hiking in the woods...

Cleo doesn't like to miss out on much, especially if Tom is involved. Here's a picture of Cleo geocaching in the woods!

Sock Monkey - Baby

Color Combo - Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight
Technique - Paper piecing
Designer Paper (on monkey) - Greenhouse Gala

Friday, August 6, 2010

Summer Stamp-a-stack - Clean and simple stamping!

Come make 12 cards for $15 at the end of the summer Stamp-a-stack! We will make 4 cards of three different designs. These cards are quick and easy with no cutting and only a teensy, weensy bit of coloring.

These cards are perfect for any occasion. Customize the inside with the greeting of your choice.

Email me to reserve your spot! Friday, August 27th. Register for the early start time, 6:00 pm, or the later start time, 8:00 pm.

Sock Monkey Card Box!

Sock Monkey ($26.95, 111550)

Basic Black Classic Ink ($5.95, 111179)
Early Espresso Classic Ink ($5.95, 119670)
Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink ($5.95, 119669)

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock($6.95, 119685),
Early Espresso Card Stock($6.95, 119686),
Whisper White Card Stock ($8.50, 100730)
Crumb Cake Card Stock ($6.95, 120953)

Embossed with Square Lattice Embossing Folder( $7.95, 119976),
Sizzix Top Note Die ($21.95, 113463)
Big Shot ($99.95, 113439)

Antique Brads($5.95, 117273)
1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon - Early Espresso ($9.95, 119961)
1/8" inch Tafetta Ribbon - Daffodil Delight ($5.95, 119254)
Blender Pens ($9.95, 102845)
Brayer ($12.50, 102395)
Stampin' Write Marker - Daffodil Delight ($3.50, 119677)
Stampin' Write Marker - Pear Pizzazz ($14.95, 119801 - full set of In Color markers)
Stampin' Write Marker - Cherry Cobbler ($3.50, 119681)

To create the texture on Monkey, brayer Early Espresso Ink onto the Square Lattice Embossing Folder. Emboss using the Big Shot!

This card uses the paper piecing technique. I stamped the monkey once on Whisper White card stock and again on Crumb Cake card stock. Then I brayered Early Espresso ink onto the Square Lattice Embossing Folder and embossed using the Big Shot! I cut out the monkey from the Crumb Cake and pieced it on top of the monkey stamped on the Whisper White card stock. Time consuming, but a really cool effect!

I colored the flower with Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight and Cherry Cobbler markers, and cut the flower very carefully. :) The monkey's mouth is colored with Cherry Cobbler Classic ink and a blender pen.

This was TONS of fun! Wait until you see the cards that fit inside!

Stay tuned....

Monday, August 2, 2010

It can only mean one thing....

when I wake up in the morning with Dimensionals stuck to my jammies......

my creative mo-jo-jo-j0 is starting to JIVE!

It's been a crazy, busy summer. This weekend was the first weekend I had time to play in a LONG time! I earned 6 free stamp sets this spring and after a lengthy debate I got the sock monkey stamp set and sock monkey accessories as two of my freebies. I made 8 sock monkey cards AND a sock monkey gift box to hold all of the cards. They are my FAV types of cards -- lots of cutting, coloring and layers. This weekend my FAV colors were Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso. I'm not usually much of a red girl (after all, who needs red when pink and green exist?), BUT this Cherry Cobbler color is very cool.

So, now that I've actually posted again, and I've pre-ordered some very fun things from the HOLIDAY MINI!!, now it's off to bed so I have a chance of getting up when my alarm goes off at its ungodly hour...

sooooo pictures of my sock monkeys will need to wait for another day.