Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Masculine Monday 2

Looking at the clock, I realize Monday has turned into Tuesday. However, as I cannot think of another clever title, I will leave it at “Masculine Ive-Got-Your-Number_Jan-2011_thumb2Monday.” Actually, the full title would be “Masculine Monday #2 on Tuesday with a Card Made on Sunday.”

If the truth be known, it took from Sunday until now for this card to grow on me. The paper is from a “had-to-have” but “hadn’t-gotten-around-to-using-it-yet” pad from Basic Grey. The prints in “Oliver” are masculine with this and another one especially appropriate for kids. I did alter the paper some. Although many of Basic Grey’s designs are quite rustic, most have white in them as opposed to the antique white color that I prefer when working with more primitive designs. A foam sponge tool and Antique Linen Distressing Ink took care of the too-white monkeys.

I almost forgot – the sketch is my adaptation of FTL #123 as featured on the Clean & Simple Stamping blog.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White and Vineyard Berry cardstock; Basic Grey Oliver 6x6-inch paper pad; Black and Vineyard Berry ink pads; Mint Motif I’ve Got Your Number stamp set; Colonial White mini brads; 1-11/16 and 1-3/4 inch circle punches; Cuttlebug w/Nestabilities Classic Circles set; 3M foam mounting tape.

A Slice of Life: Yesterday was not at all the kind of Monday I had planned thanks to another little bug that managed to a hold of me. It started in the middle of the night with the kind of headache that leaves you holding your head in your hands and moaning. About as soon as I took a couple of aspirin, my stomach erupted. Then, it was back and forth between the bed and the bathroom until about 9 o’clock when I finally fell asleep. When I woke up around 12:30, I felt good enough to enjoy the boys for a few hours. As for the 100 or so other things I wanted to do, they have been added to today’s list. A couple of “good” days would be deeply appreciated here. LOL.

With a wish that your week got off to a great start, I’ll close. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great Tuesday!


Tammy said...

Adorable little monkey! Awesome card!

Alanna said...

This is so stinkin' cute. The monkeys are adorable and I love the big 7.

I hope that you're feeling better now and that your days before you go back to work will be good ones for you.

Sparkle said...

I love the monkeys! So cute. I hope you feel better soon!

Sharli said...

Great card, Kathi - It grew on me immediately! LOL

I sure hope you feel better soon!

Sylvia said...

Feel better soon.

Love the card. The monkeys are adorable.

Laurel said...

This is adorable!

Jeanne said...

Oh gosh, this is adorable, Kathi. Those monkeys are very fun and that big number is too cool.

I'm sorry you weren't feeling well and hopefully you are doing much better by now.