Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Just Monkeying Around

Monkeys Hanging Around_1_Nov 2009

… with a few sketch challenges and a new set of stamps I won in a random drawing on the

Card Positioning Systems blog a few weeks back. I had my choice of any set from sponsor Inky Antic’s clear stamp line. And while it was a tough choice with so many cute stamp designs, I kept going back to “Monkeys Hanging Around” and finally decided that was the set for me. Winning was fun, particularly when I didn’t even realize there was a drawing. Surprise!

Fittingly, the top card was made with this week’s CPS Sketch #140 on the CPS blog.

This second card is my take on this week’s A Sketch for You to Try on the i{heart}2stamp blog. I Monkeys Hanging Around_3_Nov 2009colored all of the images with Prismacolor pencils and OMS and used papers from the Animal Cookies paper packet. It probably goes without saying these are cards for kids!

Monkeys Hanging Around_2_Nov 2009 This last (but not least) card is my take on Unscripted Sketches #29.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Tulip, and Dutch Blue cardstock; Animal Cookies paper packet; Black, Tulip, and Dutch Blue ink pads; Inky Antics Monkeys Hanging Around and Close To My Heart Happy Birthday stamp sets; Tulip mini brads; Prismacolor colored pencils; Gamsol odorless mineral spirits; Blending stumps; Corner rounder; 1 and 1-1/4 inch circle punches; Black My Legacy Writer; Stampin’ Up Photo Corner punch; Cuttlebug w/Nestabilities Classic Circles set; 3M foam mounting tape.

How’s that for a lot of monkey business? LOL. How has your day been? So far, mine has been great. And if my evening is as productive as the workday was, I’ll go to bed a happy, albeit tired, camper. Thanks for your comments on my last post. I’m glad some of you found my one-word answers to the questionnaire to be amusing. As for the place I go over and over, I think it’s an old-lady thing that I don’t always find so darned funny. Might as well laugh about it though. Anyhoo, enjoy the evening! Later …

17 comments:

Kelly said...

Kathi,

Nice to see your work again! Those monkeys are adorable (my youngest LOVES monkeys!!) All of your cards are great!- Kelly

Jamie Harder said...

All of your cards are FABULOUS!!

Sarah said...

Ohhh wtg on winning the drawing! Love the monkeys they go great with that paper. Your OMS coloring is as usual perfect.
I just hope I can squeeze in a min or two in my crafty spot here some time soon! I seem to be running in all directions and with swimming 3 nights a week..well lets just say I am beat.
Thanks for sharing Kathi..oh and thanks for playing along with the Unscripted Sketch this week!!! Always a pleasure to see your ideas.

karlak said...

Those monkeys are adorable. Cute cards!

Marie with a :-) said...

These are sooooo adorable. Love them!

Sharli said...

What FUN monkey cards! I love them all, but the little birdie on top of the monkey made me laugh out loud!

Hugs!

Laurel said...

Such fun happy cards!

Lori said...

Those little monkeys are just too cute. I liked your one word answers. They sound like things that I might have said.

Carolyn Christie said...

They're all very cute!! Love monkey's! :) Have a fabulous day friend!!

Sylvia said...

Love your cards. They are so bright and cheery.

Barb said...

Such cute cards, Kathi! And how appropriate that you used Animal Cookies DP!! So clever you are! I love your coloring with the Prismas and the OMS...I need to learn how to do that one day. TFS!

Barbara said...

So many cheeky monkey's! Your cards are fabulous and so cheerful
Barbara

dstandard said...

What a fun card - love the little monkey!

Steph said...

What adorable cards! Love your take on this weeks US sketch. So glad you joined us this week!

Margaret said...

Hi there, love your cards. The monkeys are cute and I love the bright colors.

Jeanne said...

Hey, I'm a little late to the party, but CONGRATS on winning! That's awesome! And your cards are so bright and happy, I love them!!

Thanks for sharing!

itsabrt said...

What fun cards to go along with those awesome stamps! Beth