Wednesday, July 16, 2008

stampin' up! and summer sister!

Guten Morgen I hope you all had a fantastic Tuesday and got lots of stuff done at your house! I didn't get a whole bunch of stamping done due to my light being out (and I do most of my stamping at night) but I have some fun things to show you today! I hope Staples delivers early!

First is my very first Sock Monkey card. This is made with the brand new SU! set Sock Monkey and I just have to tell you that when I saw this set I knew I had to have it. When I was a child my great grandmother made these monkey's for all the kiddos. I still remember the west wing of the house and that we couldn't go in there around Christmas time! Anyway, I used the Mojo Monday layout from this week on Julee's blog (oh, did you see that my friend Sarah Anderson won the July challenge? Go see it HERE!). I do love this layout this week! I used the new Bella Rose design paper from SU! with Sock Monkey as it reminded me of some velvet wallpaper in my grandparents house. The circles are cut with my Nestibilities and the monkey colored with COPICS (although not a nicely as I'd like). No glitter on this one. The red is the new SU! In Color called Riding Hood Red and the pink is the new pink called Pirouette Pink. And, finally the brown strip is 5/8" Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon. The whole card is just a blast back to my childhood. Doesn't this just make you want to have a sock monkey!?

Also, I was excited that I was able to play in the summer sister swap. My sister is the above mentioned, very talented Miss Sarah and I got a package yesterday! Woohoo! She made me this super cute card and sent me some, sentiments, embellishments and a book mark. I can never find my bookmarks when I actually have time to read so this one has come in very handy. I also just realized the picture is very dark...make no mistake this is a beautiful, very colorful card that Sarah made for me! Thank you so much Sarah! Hopefully you will get your envelope soon!

Anywho...if you have a summer sister you should probably have a card/package out by now and be thinking about sending the second one for the month.

I hope that you all have a super day today! I'll be stamping with some Sweet N Sassy Stamps today!

11 comments that make my day!:

Jamie Martin said...

You did a great job on the monkey card, it's super cute :)

Christi said...

That monkey card is adorable and I love that RAK!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

That monkey card is adorable! I love pink and brown together, and that flower paper is awesome. How did I miss that from SU?!

Beedubya said...

SOCK MONKEY!!! I just ordere him last night and I can't wait to get him. I had a sock monkey when I was a kid and I loved it! I'm smilin' now!!

Dani said...

Oh my word, that monkey is adorable! I love it!
Very sweet RAK!

Diane said...

Oh my,I remember those monkeys too!
I think we all had one,lol!
Good old days,when kids appreciated
the small things in life!
Super cute Lorie!
Your SS sent you a beautiful package!!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Hi Lori,
Missed seeing all your creattions while on vacation, so I am playing catch up. Love the new sock monkey, and your card box is FABULOUS!!!!! Chris

Courtney said...

Oh, this is just too cute. But Josh wouldn't like it. He loathes sock monkeys, he says they're scary looking! LOL!

Running late on the sister stuff, and Kyler's RAK is going postal today. Maybe soon I'll get my head on straight. :)

Quilt Nut said...

yay for sock monkeys! great cards

Julee from Verve said...

Adorable card! Thanks for playing my challenge! :)

Julee from Verve said...

Adorable card! Thanks for playing my challenge! :)