Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Monster Hugs

Monster Fun_Nov 2010

A kid card for you-know-who for no reason more than to let them know I love ‘em. I also love the bright, fun Hooligans paper from Close To My Hearts and Hero Arts’ Monster Fun stamp set. After an unsuccessful attempt to color the monster with markers, he/she was colored with Prismacolor pencils and OMS. I cut him out, too, and popped him up with a little foam tape. Because I didn’t have a googly eye that was large enough, I used a Page Pebble in its place. Fun!

Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Lagoon, Pear, and Sunset cardstock; Hooligans Level 2 paper packet; Black ink pad; Hero Arts Monster Fun stamp set; Black brads;  Making Memories Page Pebbles; Prismacolor colored pencils; Gamsol odorless mineral spirits; Blending stumps; Black My Legacy Writer; 3M foam mounting tape.

A Slice of Life: It was a busy day at work and a fun night at bowling albeit I am determined I will have a new pair of bowling shoes before I go back there. No, my 20+ year-old bowling shoes are not worn out. In fact, they look like new. They are too small. My feet have either grown or my arches have fallen enough over the years that I now wear shoes a half-size larger than I did. Anyway, I have limped out of the bowling alley for the last time. Surely, there is a out there somewhere, and when I have finished this post, I am going to find it. LOL. Having worked only a day and a half so far this week, I don’t know why I am so anxious for the weekend. Nevertheless, it cannot come soon enough. As I glance out the window, I notice there is a bit of snow on the ground. ‘Tis the season, and as much as I am not wild about the prospect of cold, I am thankful it has taken as long as it has. In Minnesota, this could have been two months ago. I’ll whine if it’s still here in May. That is a possibility, too. Ah, life in the frozen tundra. LOL.

I hope your day was great and tomorrow is as well. Thank you so much for your visits and kind comments. They mean a lot. Take care, friends. With a couple of ideas floating around in my head, I hope to have something to share tomorrow, too.


Laurel said...

This is too cute!

Marie said...

this is sooooooooooo cute!

Sharli said...

Hi Kathi! Just a darling card - so I'll say "back at ya!" with the monster hug!

My feet changed, too! Either that, or I'm just not as tolerant of the pain now. But anyway - I need wider shoes than before (not necessarily longer). I've given in and purchased good shoes - it improves my attitude a LOT! LOL

Snow. What would I do? I am so spoiled. At least I know it.


Sparkle said...

This is just adorable!

Jeanne said...

Fabulous card that is sure to please! I love your idea for the eye, too. I'd like to give you a monster hug myself, dear friend!

Hope you found the shoes. It's no fun having sore feet. I was out yesterday and my toe was cramping up. What's up with that??? LOL It has plenty of room to roam. Ah the joys of bodily aches and pains.

Have a good end to your week, Kathi. It's sure to end better than it started! *Ü*

Sheila H said...

Darling card - so clever! Hope you find your shoes :)

Sylvia said...

Love the one-eyed monster. It is just too cute.

Hope you find your bowling shoes.

We have had a tad of snow and like you say we could have had it a long time ago. But I would rather have it now and not in the spring. LOL

Carolyn said...

Soo cute! Love that one eyed Monster!
Hope you get happy feet soon! :)

Alanna said...

Super cute card. Those boys sure are lucky to have such a great grandma who cares and loves them so much.

I hope you can find your bowling shoes. You'll have to let us know how that goes.