Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Bubbles + Monkeys = FUN!

Please note: I posted very late in the day yesterday after being away for several days so please don't miss yesterday's post. Scroll down to catch both posts. Thx!

Hi there! I'm back today with a new card using some cute stamps just as promised. I mentioned yesterday that I picked up a new image while on a work break over the weekend. Well, the image is one of those that you might see the first time or maybe a 50th time and it does nothing for you and then one day, you see it used in just the right way. It catches your eye and you not only like it, you MUST HAVE IT. Please tell me I am not alone and this happens to you. The image is from a series that I actually *hated* until seeing the image that I used for today's card. So, without further mystery...

The image and sentiment are by Stampendous and they are from the Changito monkey series. Up until this particular image, I just could not stand those darn monkeys. I don't know why. They come in every pose and theme known to man. I generally like cutesy images to a point. What is it about the Changito? Who knows but with the exception of these bubble blowing darlings, they are just not my cup of tea. Well, it turns out that Stampendous has released a whole new line of unmounted, deep etched rubber images. They come attached to EZ mount and they are very easy to use not to mention that I love being able to buy a single image and related sentiment without investing a fortune for a set of stamps that I only want to use one from the group. The new release has several Changito images that would have changed my mind if the bubbles didn't do it for me. You may see more if/when my PayPal account ever recovers from its current state of poverty.

So anywho...about my is a little one, 4.25 inches square. My papers are some of the brand new My Mind's Eye Abbey Road line. I bought one sheet of this paper and made the most of it with the duplicates I made this time around. I made 9 copies of the card and I don't have even one sliver of a scrap left. I will be buying more! The Abbey Rd stuff is too cha-cha for words! I like them all...A LOT. Every one is more gorgeous than the last. MME has had some real winners this year. I have always liked their stuff but each collection seems to improve in some way. They really are great products.

I'm off to the rest of my day. It looks like our recent flooding may be getting better which means my county is back to business. Kids are back to school, roads are open, and hopefully, the poor souls that suffered damages are getting assistance. All this means that my errands can't wait another day. So you go and get busy too. Have a great day!

Papers- MME Abbey Rd Lucky Me "Hello World" Lucky Lime; misc CS; SU ultrasmooth vanilla. Stamps- Stampendous cling Changito Bubbles & cling Bubble Over. Inks- Memento Tuxedo Black. Tools- Coluzzle ovals. Embellishments- American Crafts ribbon; Favorite Findings mini naturals buttons; DMC #6062 embroidery cotton. Pens- Copic (E44, E42, W5, RV13, YG13, YG25, B0000); Zig baby blue; At You Spica clear.

1 comment:

  1. I love those little monkeys, but you are right; these are the cutest yet!