July 25, 2010

{cQc #42} Grateful Monkeys!


Once again, I deserted you all week, but I haven't been totally slackin' off!  I've been working some longer hours and there's just been lots happening that keeps me out of my stampin' room!  Trust me, I would much rather be making cards and blog posting all day!  In my perfect world ...


Check out this bright color combination
for the ColourQ Challenge for this past week!

This fairly simple card took me *a l l * week to create!  Seriously!  The cool leopard print specialty paper was one of the items our daughter brought back from her recent trip to South Africa.  My intention was to create a thank you card for her, but it took me awhile to find the right stamp set and "work" with this color combination.  I colored three images before I was happy with the results!  Silly me!  


I showed it to my best critic, the hubster ~ aka MW (Mr Wonderful) ~ and he said: "it looks African to me"!  : ) 


The Changito monkey stamp set is from Stampendous
and the inside sentiment is an oldie from PSX.

Besides the unique South African safari style specialty papers, our daughter and her fiance brought us a few other souvenirs.  I want to share a photo of the beautiful scarf they gave me.  I *love* it and have worn it several times already!   Hey, I think I may even coordinate with today's color challenge!  hee hee  : )

  

Thanks soooo much for stopping by today! I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your comments!  It's great to know you're "out there". ; )   I've got a busy day planned...my sister and I are taking our mother to a quilt show this afternoon.  If I have time, I'll be back later with a card for the SWEET Sunday Sketch challenge

Have a GREAT day & be sure to SMILE!


Quote for Today ~
I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you my heart has no bottom. ~Author Unknown

12 comments:

Karen Motz said...

This is adorable and the paper from South Africa is absolutely perfect!!! I also love all the sponging...it adds such depth.

Vicki said...

Love this card Pam, what a great gift, the scarf is so pretty, as are you, and the card is so sweet! Love the paper and the image and the inside is perfect, you always make me smile ,sweet friend!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super duper cuteness!!!

Marisa said...

That card is too cute, Pam!! Love the print in the BG and the twine through the eyelets. Totally adorable. As for the scarf, I WANT IT!!! Just LOVE the colours. It looks wonderful on you and would no me too LOL! Hope the quilt show was fun.

Crystal said...

SOOOOOOO SWEET Pam I LVOE your colors and that super cute image!! DARLING card!

Deconstructing Jen said...

OH that is a great color challenge. I love those colors together! Your card is wonderful. I love your stitching and the accents you added to this beautiful card!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my gosh, I love the layout of this card with those two colored squares next to the main panel. Awesome job with the colors!!

....and what a great photo of you. LOVE the scarf!!

Kathy Martin said...

Cute! Love the texture, inking and distressing! :)

LeAnne said...

Well, the card was worth the wait---what a cutie it is!!! And so are YOU--what a great smile and beautiful scarf, I can see why you would be wearing it so often! Gorgeous!!!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Great card! I have this image. Love the paper.

We are running out of summer! I need to get Gail called. It's countdown to college now.

Shelley Germann said...

Cutie card! You are rockin' the challenges, I am so jealous! Both of your cards and your gorgeous scarf! Very nice! Hope the quilt show was a good one...that's right up my alley, too!

Creative Mish said...

Great colorful card! so cute! and what a nice scarf! Rich vibrant colors are the best! and it looks great on you!