Friday, August 15, 2008

Monkeying around

It's Friday and we all deserve too... right? And who wouldn't love to hang out with this Swinging Monkey and he's ready to share his cupcake with anyone who wants to play with him.

I had this layout in my head ever since I got this stamp from Whipper Snapper Design but always thought it would be too much work and guess what.... it is, LOL! But, it's so worth it! I had the main image stamped in the middle of a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 whisper white card stock and used my oval Coluzzle to create a window and cut around him and the branch. I created a frame using oval coluzzle with chocolate chip card stock to high lite the image. The patterned paper is from a left over from this card. The cupcake is from Michael's dollar bin, covered with white liquid applique for a delicious icing and topped with a red dew drop as a cherry.

I probably over used this cupcake a lot but it's just a great addition to any card. Perfect when Skoober need to bring something to a birthday party, when Dude need to carry something on his back, Lauren's sketch challenge, or just sharing a cupcake just for you.

Happy Friday and hope you have a great weekend!

Stamps: Swingin' Monkey from Whipper Snapper Design, sentiment from Many Saying by Stampin' Up

Paper: Whisper White and Chocolate Chip card stock from Stampin' Up, and Patterned Paper from Walmart

Ink: StāzOn Jet Black

Accessories: Chocolate Chip satin ribbon, Liquid Appliqué and Faux dew drop

28 comments:

Janine said...

Oh my goodness!! This is adorable.
Have yourself a great weekend too.

Alexandra said...

This is totally adorable Catherine - and, overused a cupcake, NEVER - LOL!!!!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Flossie's Follies said...

this is fantastic, time put to much better use creating a card rather than sleeping

Flossie's Follies said...

this is fantastic, time put to much better use creating a card rather than sleeping

Angie Tieman said...

THis is way fun!! Love how you added that cupcake! So cute!

Rita said...

What a fun & cute card! I luv that you made it into a window card, looks awesome!!!

"The Sassy Divas" said...

Cute card, what a clever way to use a cupcake!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

This is so cute! I was just at the Whipper Snapper store in Milwaukee and would have snapped that stamp up in a heartbeat if I'd seen it there! ugh! Nice work!

Kristie said...

That monkey is too cute! The card definitely looks like it was a lot of work...but totally worth it.
PS: there is no such thing as too much cake...even if it's only on cards...LOL!!!

Heather said...

I LOVE Everything about it !!! the cutest card ever!!! I can only imagine the time and work you put into it. It was totally worth it. Beautifully Adorable!!

Mary said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! Love the monkey hanging on the branch inside the frame cutout. Cute!

dpkennedy said...

OMG Catherine this is so cute!! You did a fantastic job!

Lynn said...

This is soooo cute!
I love that monkey!

Eulanda said...

What a great card Catherine! And can you really overuse a cupcake stamp?? :) I love Whipper Snapper stamps and I am just awaiting my first order of xmas stamps. I am so excited!!!

Curt in Carmel said...

This is an AWESOME card! Extremely creative and so well put together. Excellent job! Best, Curt

Marie said...

Cute card! I just love him! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving comments. Aloha, Marie.

Melissa said...

Oh my! This is just adorable! That cupcake is the perfect touch!

I've really enjoyed looking through your blog! If you ever change your mind about demoing your work, you are going to have some lucky customers! Just fabulous!

I left you a little something on my blog...

MEL said...

Too, too adorable! Love the cupcake he is holding! Great layout too!

Sankari W. said...

i love it love it love it!!! that is such a great card!!! and you know - i think every card would look great with a cupcake on it -- who doesn't like cupcakes right? its good for a thank you card, a wedding card, an encouragement card, a missing you card, a thinking of you card.... anything!! your blog is just awesome! love love love it all!!

Laurel said...

I have that stamp and I love him too! I love what you did with him, it is just so cute!!!

Laurel said...

I have that stamp and I love him too! I love what you did with him, it is just so cute!!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Just too dang cute!!! I got some images of him from a friend and can't wait to play! Holding that cupcake is so perfect for a birthday.......or anyday for me!! LOL

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Just too dang cute!!! I got some images of him from a friend and can't wait to play! Holding that cupcake is so perfect for a birthday.......or anyday for me!! LOL

~Denise Lynn~ said...

This is soooo cute! I love that monkey and the cupcake looks great! Great layout too. :)

Rose Ann said...

Wow...that looks like a LOT of work....but it's oh so very cute!!! I love the open window, Catherine!!

Charlene said...

Catherine,
I found you throught Cammie's blog. I love this card. You can see the love and work you put into it but it's so worth it.

Holly said...

wow! I love this. I love your whole blog...can you tell? LOL!

Sandra Smart said...

oh my gosh Catherine, this is so stinkin cute!!! I love it!