Sunday, April 6, 2008

Big Daddy Beer and Just so Hippy Monkey Cards

Today was supposed to be a day (morning at least) dedicated to stamping with a friend, but even the best laid plans don't always work. I didn't get much done while she was here, but I did manage to accomplish something...

This card is made using the new stamp that I got when I was on my "date" with DH last week when he looked through the clearance bin of stamps with me at AC Moore. We found this one and it called to me! This is the first card I've made with it, but this card was so easy, I'm sure I'll be using this stamp alot. The beer tab looking thing is an actual beer tab! I've been saving a bunch (yes, I drank them all) for awhile, knowing I'd find something to do with them - this seemed like a good opportunity. I colored in the beer cans with my silver sakura pen - they look more realistic IRL.

This next card is actually the first one I did. It uses the Gina K set Just so Hippy. I saw on Melanie's blog, Hands, Head and Heart (I love that place), a card made with the monkey on a swing. Melanie designed these stamps, so she had TONS of great ideas on her blog using them. As many of you know, I am mainly a Stampin' Up! girl, but sometimes I sneek a little non SU stuff into my collection. This card requires a touch of drawing (the swing and the string) but it's really very easy. He is held onto the card with the circles and a brad so he really does swing. This card is for a special little boy from London who has cancer and comes to NY for treatments. He and his family are currently in the states and I will be sending a bunch of cards for them to sell to help raise money for his treatment and wanted to include a special card for him. If you'd like to learn more about Jack, check out this SCS thread. Thanks for stopping by!


Melanie said...

cute, cute, thanks for trying this out, it looks great with the on the spot and seing spots! HUGS!