Saturday, July 30, 2011

Celebrate good times with Monkey Challenge

I just had to use my little Sock Monkey Stamp for this fun Monkey Challenge. I love Sock Monkeys, I even had a Sock Monkey Christmas Tree one year... it was so cute!!

This was a quick card to make, the frame is from the Designer Paper that I used. I just stamped the Monkey and then cut it out and put it in the frame.

DSP is Beau Chateau "New" 2011-2012 Catalog

Here is the Sketch that I used, do those drinks look Yummy!!
Go to to get started!

I still used the Pennant Builder Punch I just made them smaller.

I put a mark with a pencil on the Punch to get them all to be the same size.

If you look close enough you can see the mark for the DSP so that it's smaller then the Card Stock. This was so much fun, and I just love this size for cards.

This saying cracks me up "It's a Celebration... but only if I come." lol

I used the Paper Colors, Vanilla, Soft Suede and Pink Pirouette.
Here is a peek at Terry's Cute Card, go by her blog and say Hi.

This is what Terry and I are doing this weekend together, that is Terry sitting in the both. It's the 52nd Annual Kitsap Arts & Crafts Festival in Kingston Washington... if you are close come by and say Hi. I am just selling some cards and helping Terry out. It was a really hot day today, and going to be Hotter tomorrow.


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Salt and Pepper Monkey Challenge

This week over at A La Card Monkey we are doing a Cooking Challenge. What can you cook up with a little Salt and Pepper? lol My Husband does most of the cooking at our house and I am always telling him to add more Salt and Pepper... So spice it up, girls, and show us your stuff.

As soon as I saw the sketch Terry did I knew what I was going to do. I just love the "Newsprint" DSP. It's only Vanilla and Black.

This was a fun sketch to do this week, I really love how my card turned out.

Just take this salt and pepper sketch, make the card, load it onto the blog post... and you could be one of our Guest Designers the next week at A La Card Monkey!! Does that sound like fun or what!!?

I used the bird punch to make the leaves and the bitty button punch for the flowers. I punched the flower in black then the DSP, with a pearl inside.

I had to use the hot glue gun to get this to stay on the card. Gee's lol

Stamp sets:
Puns from the Past 8pc set 2010-2011 Catalog
Ink and Paper Colors:
Vanilla and Black
Pearls, Bird punch, flower from itty bitty punch set, Sm oval and Sm scallop oval punch.
Big Shot:
Square Lattice Embossing folder
Designer Series Paper:
Newsprint 2010-2011 Catalog

Here is a peak at Terry's Card. Now just hop over to her blog and take a look at it!!


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Christmas in July Blog Hop

Welcome and thank you for joining us for our Christmas in July Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Pat's Blog. If you stumbled upon this hop, you won't want to miss the 14 other blogs. Just click below this post to go to the next one.

You need to visit and follow all the blogs to be entered for the Grand Prize. After you have stopped by all the blogs visit Elaine@ExpressionsByElaine and leave your name in the inlinkz.

I love Christmas so much that I decided to make 2 cards, I hope you love them as much as me.

  Jolliest Time of the Year
Snowman Card
There is a lot of Smooch Spritz on this card but , it is hard to see in the photo. Just click on it to see it...
Putting the word inside the snowflake turned out really cute. I used the Cutter tool kit to rough up the edges of the card pieces.

Everything I used is Stampin Up

Stamp sets:
Jolliest time of the year 4pc set 2011-2012 Catalog
Tiny tags 17pc set 2011-2012 Catalog
Ink and Paper Colors:
Crumb cake, White, Bashful blue, Old olive.
Pearls,White Smooch spritz, 5/8 Old olive ribbon, Snowflake punch,
Circle punches 5/8 and 3/4, Cutter tool kit.
Big Shot:
Snowflake embossing folder.

Greeting Card Kids
I was wanting to make a girly girl Christmas Card, and I love the little girl image from "Greeting Card Kids". I used the new Bigz Die "Perfect Pennants" for that scallop circle behind the girl.

Can you see why I love this stamp so much! I used silver chunky glitter around her and the words.

More Bling and a Button.

Everything I used is Stampin Up.

Stamp sets:
Greeting Card kids 4pc set 2011-2012 Catalog
A Cute Christmas 9pc set Holiday Mini 2011
 Ink and Paper Colors:
Red riding hood, Pretty in pink, Vanilla.
Punches scallop border, sm oval, sm scallop oval and 2 inch circle, Striped Red riding hood ribbon,
Rhinestones, Silver chunky glitter, Water color crayons, Candy cane pink button,
Aqua painter.
Designer Series Paper:
Slumber Party 2010 Catalog

Silver Smooch Spritz and Both Cards I made for the blog hop are my Blog Candy!!  All you have to do to win is leave a comment and an email address. I love the Silver Smooch Spritz stuff, you will have so fun with it too!

Shirley @
 You are Here
Tiffany @ Next Stop

You need to visit and follow all the blogs to be entered for the Grand Prize. After you have stopped by all the blogs visit Elaine@ExpressionsByElaine and leave your name in the inlinkz.

Thank you so much

Monday, July 18, 2011

SWAK Mini Cards

Sealed with a Kiss!! How cute are these Mini Cards.? I took my son to his Hair Dresser the other day, he has had the same one for about 3 years now. She was telling me about her boyfriend, and that there one year Anniversary is coming up, but she did not know what day to pick as the day... first kiss, first date, when they met, when he ask to her to be his girlfriend. It was so cute I told her I would make her some Mini Love Notes for him as a gift to her.

I used the "Fancy Favor" bag for holding the cards.

I used the "Red Glitter Paper" for the scallop.

I covered some Hershey's Nuggets in the same paper.

I just love my new Bigz XL Die "Perfect Pennants".  I cut a bunch of these Scallop circles the first day I got it, my Husband had to pick all the little pieces out of the die for me with a paper piercer. You have to clean it out after you do a bunch or it will not work to good.

Stamp sets:
SWAK 1pc 2011-2012 Catalog
Live, Laugh, Love 2pc set 2010-2011 Catalog
Ink and Paper Colors:
Real red, White, Pretty in Pink, Red Glitter paper.
Hershey's Nuggets, Real red 5/8 Grosgrain ribbon, Scallop border punch and
Circle Punches 1 3/8 and 1 1/2.
Big Shot:
Perfect Pennants and Fancy Favor bag
Designer Series Paper:
Love Impressions

Thanks for Looking

Friday, July 15, 2011

Buttons and Bows Monkey Challenge

Wow a Button and Bows Challenge!! Sounds like so much fun... Right. Then go make a card and join the challenge.
I wanted to use some of my new Paper that I just got "Big Top Birthday".

I was thinking how cute it would be to use buttons for wheels,  like a toy. I just had to make a pinwheel for the elephant. I used a Q-tip for the stick.
What a Cute Little Pig, it made us think of the new Button stamp set.
Challenge goes live 9pm Friday Night. Contest starts Midnight.

I used the Pinwheel paper, cut two of them out and used a brad to put them together.

A Button and a Bow!!

I wanted to share what I do with my DSP when I get it. I get my Catalog out and put the name of the paper and all the colors that are in it on the back with a black permanent ink pen. I also include the date and catalog number. I write it really big, so that at a glance I can see all the info.... and wow it saves a lot of time if you are a Blogger!!!

Stamp sets:
Wild about you 8pc set 2008-2010 Catalog
Touch of Kindness 9pc set 2011 Occasions Mini
Ink and Paper Colors:
White, Real red, Tempting turquoise
Playground buttons, Sm Oval and Scallop Oval, Scallop border,
1/4 inTempting turquoise ribbon, 5mm wiggle eye, Q-tip,
1/8th inch Real red ribbon, Sponge dauber.
Designer Series Paper:
Big Top Birthday 2011-2012 Catalog
Big Shot:
Perfect Pennants (new 2011-2012)

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Jack of all Trades Card with Spooky Bingo Bits Owl

Hi Blogging Friends!!!
Do you love Halloween as much as me.... Hee hee!!!! I love Pumpkins as you can tell by my Nick Name Shirley Pumpkin!! LMAO I just wanted to be one of the first ones to ink this set up!

I just had to put that owl from "Spooky Bingo Bits" on the hat. Love it!

How cute is that little owl with the wiggle eyes.

Stamp sets:
Jack of all Trades Card 8pc set 2011-2012 Catalog
Spooky Bingo Bits 24pc set 2011-2012 Catalog
Grateful Greetings 12pc set 2011-2012 Catalog
Ink and Paper Colors:
Cajun craze, White, Black
Silver Glitter brads, Wiggle eyes, 1/8th black ribbon,
Sponge dauber, Scallop border punch
Designer Series Paper:
Frightful Sight 2011-2012 Catalog

Dimensions for this card
1 pc Cajun craze main card 4 1/4 x 11
1pc DSP 3x4
1pc black 4 x 1 1/4
1pc black 3 3/16 x 2 11/16
1 pc white 3 x  2 1/2

Thanks for looking

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Scaredy Cat Halloween Card

Hi Blogging Friends!!!  Another Halloween Card!
I wanted to use the new Halloween DSP "Frightful Sight" for my Card. I also wanted to use a few different patterns on one card, and this is what I came up with. I just love this little ghost on the card, makes me think of the old days of playing Pac-Man. lol

I used the Cutter Tool Kit on the edges of the main image only.

I used Dazzling Diamonds on the Ghost!!! hee hee

I put three colors of ribbon together on the front of this card with a little button. It's hemp thread in the little white button. Make sure when you tie ribbon onto ribbon, you tie a knot it tends to slide off if you don't.

Stamp sets:
Scaredy Cat
Ink and Paper Colors:
Black, White, Old olive, Cajun craze.
White button, 1/4 inch Grosgrain ribbon in Black, Old olive and White,
Cutter tool kit, Dazzling diamonds glitter, Hemp thread, Sponge dauber.
Designer Series Paper:
Frightful Night 2011-2012 Catalog

Want to make this Card.
 Here are the Dimensions.
1 pc Old olive 5 1/2 X 4 1/4
1 pc White 4 x 5 1/4
3 pc DSP 5 x 1 1/4
1pc Cajun craze 1 1/2 x 4 1/4
White for Image 1 1/4 x 4

Thanks for looking

Friday, July 8, 2011

Christmas in July Card for the Monkey Blog

Christmas in July I wish it came with gifts. lol I did not get any new Christmas sets yet, I bought  all Halloween. I love this little Ginger Bread Man, I looked at the stamp set and knew what I was going to do right away.

Gingerbread Men have the cutest smiles! Its a Happy Face!
Here is the Sketch just go to A La Card Monkey to get started. I just love that little monkey with the Santa hat on. lol

I could not decide what photo I like the most.

Stamp sets:
Got Treats 10pc set 2011-2012 Catalog
Santa Cap from Rubber Soul
Ink and Papers:
Early espresso, Poppy Parade, White.
Poppy Parade ribbon, DSP in Color pack, In Color glimmer brads, Pearls.

We had a really great time this 4th of July. We dicided just to stay at home and watch it all form our yard. The kids had friends over to make it more fun for them, making it more crazy for me. lol
My kids and their friends on the Trampoline watching the fireworks.

View of the Fireworks from my Yard. I just love the Moon, I think this was the nicest 4th of July in the 7 years we have lived at this house. You can see one little firework if you look close enough, I just had to include the moon in the photo.

Thanks for looking

Sunday, July 3, 2011

It's Summer Time Card Challenge at the Monkey Blog.

This week at A La Card Monkey we are doing a Summer card. I have a lot of Summer stamp sets, but I had never used the chair in this set called "Shore Thing". I love this stamp set because of that Darn little cute Crab!! I stamped him in Rose Red and put Wiggle eyes on him.

I used the DSP from the 2010 Summer Mini called "Island Oasis"

I used "Crystal effects" to put the "Mirco Beads on. I was trying to get the look of sand. I also used "Crystal effects" for the 3mm wiggle eyes.

I just love that little monkey picture that I found, and the sketch is great "thank you Terry Su".
This week make a summer card any image you like.
Put your greeting anywhere on the card.
Just take the sketch and Run with it.

The "Snappy Birthday" is from the stamp set "Crab & Company". I used the Movers and Shapers Scallop die on the big shot to get the Pumpkin pie Scallop.

I used 1/4 Grosgrain ribbon here. Three different colors White, Pumpkin pie and Tempting Turquoise. The Tempting Turquoise is a color that SU brought back this year and I still had some from a few years ago when the discontinued. My friends stared calling this the "Shirley Technique".

Stamp sets:
Crab & Company 14pc Set
Shore Thing 8pc Set
Ink and Paper Colors:
White, Pumpkin pie, Rose red, Tempting turquoise.
Sponge dauber, 3mm wiggle eyes, 1/4 grosgrain ribbon, Tempting turquoise,
White, and Pumpkin pie. Crystal effects, Clear Mirco beads.
Big Shot:
Movers and Shapers "Punch Windows" pg 221 in the SU Catalog.
Designers Series Paper:
Island Oasis 2010 Summer Mini

Here is a peak at Terry Su's Card, Click here to see it.

Thank you so much for coming by my blog to say Hi!!