Monday, August 4, 2008

                   
Pin It
   
   

Widgets

Sock Monkey Swap

Happy Monday! We made it back from Convention safely, and now I'm wandering around in a dazed, exhausted stupor! lol! The whole Convention experience was wonderful, but I especially enjoyed meeting up and visiting with so many friends and stampers out there! I'm filled with memories of hugs and smiles and laughter, and I can't imagine anything better than that.

Here is one more swap card I made for an organized swap with my Sensational Swappers group. I got back the most amazing swaps from them, thank you girls! I started working on these while on vacation at my folk's house in Missouri and actually ran out of time at the end to paper pierce around the edges. (My friend Robyn even *finished* them for me by tying on the ribbon and adding the sentiment with the brad! Thanks, Robyn!) For the white strip, I punched both sides with the Border Scallop Punch, then used the 1/8" Circle Punch to make the hole on each scallop. Can you guess how crippled my hand was after all that punching?! lol!

Well, I have unpacking and laundry to get started (ugh!) and some new stamp sets dying to be used, and I'm trying not to freak out over catching up on my Google Reader! lol! Hope y'all have a great day! Thanks for stopping by! Have you stamped something today?

Recipe
Stamps: Sock Monkey
Cardstock: Kraft, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White.
Ink: Staz-On Brown, Baja Breeze.
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, 2-Way Glue Pen, Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Border Scallop Punch, 1/8" Cirlce Punch, Vintage Brad, Paper Piercer & Guide, Aquapainter, Pure Color Pencils (Oops, colored these before the retired accessories list came out & didn't know those were going to be discontinued! Devastating news for me, I use these ALL the time!)

19 comments:

s00zy66 said...

It's good to have you back home safe and sound, Angie. I'm really looking forward to Regionals now.

Don't you just love the sock monkey? I sure do! I will have to definitely add him to my collection when the new catty comes out.

Is it August 11th yet?

~amy~ said...

Such a sweet card Angie...love the pops of pink and the scalloped strip!

Tina said...

Hi Angie! Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back! I can "dove tail" Suzy's comment ~ You did such a great job on posting about the convention, I think I'll go to Regionals in San Antonio.

I'm glad you had a great time, your card is adorable ~ love the cupcake.

Silli said...

Hi Angie, your card is so cute! I love the kraft color an the monkeyimage...:-) Very, very pretty... Big hugs from Germany...:-)

Catherine said...

Angie, love the soft colors that you used for this card...too cute and welcome back =)

Donna said...

congratulations on winning that stamp set! I love this card! you're one reason I broke down & bought this set while it was 20% off (at the 11th hour!) where've I been? didn't realize pure color pencils are retiring - doh

Nancy Riley said...

Angie, this is adorable! I love how that border has the scallop on both sides with the punch! Also lovin' the way you did the sentiment!

kathleenh said...

This is adorable Angie! I love how you scalloped both edges and punched the holes in it.

stampbirr said...

Hi Angie!! It was fun meeting you at convention- hopefully we can do it again next year ;) I love this card- the scallops the sentiment, and the paper piercing, too cute!!!

Beverly said...

Angie, This card is fantastic! I love the colors and all the delicate touches you've added!
Thanks for keeping us posted while you were at Convention - looks like you and Lori had a GREAT time. I can't wait to hear about it at Club this month!

donnapiranha said...

Oooooo...cute! I love that color combination. I like the kraft paper with the pastels, and that cupcake is darling. I once told my husband that I was going to get a tattoo of a cupcake on my back hip area. He was NOT amused. Didn't take the joke very well at all. Now every time I see a cupcake I think of that!

Laurie said...

this card is way to cute!! love the pink with the craft paper..glad you got home safely.
thanks for the sweet comments on my blog!
Laurie

Kim Gasper said...

You are amazing! How on earth did you find so much time (and internet access) to post so much from convention??? I barely squeezed in 10 minutes or so on the hotel computer. Lovin' your Sensational Swappers swap cards! That little sock monkey's growin' on me.

chloe said...

Welcome back! I love the little flag-like sentiment, and of course the sock monkey rocks! :)

denise:) said...

This is the cutest Sock Monkey card I've seen so far! Love that ribbon flag on the bottom- cute!!!

It must have been an awesome swap!

Jenn D said...

This is absolutely darling! I love it. The scallops and 1/8" hole punch is perfect for the card and I live the little sentiment piece.

Tara said...

darling...love the punched scallop border! that cupcake makes me hungry!! :)

kath said...

I'm still not feeling the love for the monkey, but I still love the colors. scallop, and the ribbon.

Enjoli Bennett said...

Super cute card... I {heart} the color combo. =)