February 24, 2008

Hey! Hey! We're the Monkeys! . . .

". . . And people say we monkey around.

But we're too busy singing,

To put anybody down."

I'm really dating myself with these lyrics aren't I? Back in 1966, seeking to capitalize on the popularity of the Beatles, television executives dreamed up another fab-four group called the Monkees. Ok, what does this have to do with anything?! I'll quit singing and reminiscing and get back to telling you about my card... :)

You already know that I cannot resist these adorable Changito monkeys by Stampendous. Hubby and I made a last minute trip down to Omaha on Friday afternoon and I got to shop at Archivers while he was at Scheels. I love Archivers almost as much as Scatter Joy in Sioux Falls. They don't have half as many rubber stamps, but I always manage to find a few I can't live without! This is a small acrylic set called "Changito Notes". It's sold as an "Archiver's Exclusive" for $7.99 and comes with the monkeys and several words for inside the frame. {happy b-day, thank you, thinking of you, miss you, love you, U, hey u, 2, 4, !!!} I picked up a Stampendous Spring 2008 brochure while I was there and I'm in love with many of their new acrylic sets.
This card came together rather quickly. I started with the coordinating DCWV stack designer paper, paired it up with the SU groovy guava cardstock and colored the image to match with my prismacolor pencils. The center of the frame is paper pieced. I stamped the frame on groovy guava, cut it out and layered it on top of the full image after I colored it. You may not be able to tell, but I stamped the front of the card with the Stampin Up linen background stamp and Tim Holtz tea dye Distress Ink. It's pretty subtle, but goes with the distressed look of the patterned paper. Now that I think of it, I probably should have distressed the white cardstock too. I'm planning to send this to our daughter in Hawaii to let her know how much we miss her.

Have a GREAT week everyone and thanks for stopping by today! Smiles, Pam :)

Quote for Today ~

"I dropped a tear in the ocean. The day you find it is the day I will stop missing you." ~unknown

Supply List ~
Stamps: Stampendous Perfectly Clear Stamps-Changito Notes SSC238, Stampin Up linen background
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz tea dye Distress Ink
Paper: Stampin Up Groovy Guava, DCWV textured brown and patterned paper
Other: large antique brass eyelets (again!), brown & peach grosgrain ribbon


pescbrico said...

You are so good at using pattern paper togheter! I'm always afraid of using that. Your card is really cute!

Alex said...

I ADORE your monkey cards Pam because they are always so fabulously put together! This one is adorable - I lvoe the patterned paper and the way you stamped on it is pure genius! Love it! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Anonymous said...

this is adorable, I also love your Quotes, really look forward to reading them.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

No, you're not dating yourself. . .you watched the re-runs on MTV like I did, right? LOL I just LOVE this card! How fun!