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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

...My Little Love Monkey

Be sure to scroll down to see Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #56!I absolutely love preview week for Verve Stamps...and this month is no different! Our January release is coming up this Friday, January 15th, after our Release Party at the Verve Forum...and you do NOT want to miss this one! We'll be debuting 5 brand new sets and 2 plain jane singles this month, and I have two words for you....Valentine's Day! Yep...just giving you a little clue as to what you will be seeing this week at the Verve Blog when the Divas share their sneak peeks as well.

Julee always has such a great eye for design, and always comes up with the best fonts in the whole world! This release is very whimsical and fun with lots of swirly fonts and fabtastic images. Every set is a winner, but I wanted to peek my #1 favorite set called "Love Monkey". I totally cracked up when I saw this precious monkey and all of the wonderful sentiments included in the set. I've referred to my hubby as my love monkey for years, so these stamps were right up my alley! I stamped and embossed this sweet little fella in Chocolate Chip onto Watercolor Paper, then colored him with Blush Blossom and Creamy Caramel Inks. I created a chipboard frame to showcase him, and covered it with a piece of paper from the Love Me Do patterned paper collection by My Mind's Eye. I added some sewing around the large Kraft background panel, and pierced one edge of the plaid patterned paper strip at the bottom of the card. I punched out three heart sections from one of the pieces of patterned paper with a 1/2" Circle Punch, and added some sparkle to each one with some Christmas Red Stickles. I added another patterned paper heart to the lower left corner using the Heart-to-Heart Punch, and sponged the edges in Real Red Ink. A little distressing, numerous Dimensionals, and a whimsical sentiment later...you have my completed card.

That's it for me today! Thanks for stopping by! I hope you've enjoyed this sneak peek, and I hope that you will be back tomorrow to see what I have up my sleeves!

Supplies
Stamps: Love Monkey (Verve)
Papers: Kraft, Real Red, Watercolor, Love Me Do DP (My Mind's Eye)
Inks: Chocolate Chip Craft & Classic, Blush Blossom, Creamy Caramel, Cameo Coral, Real Red, Sahara Sand
Accessories: mat pack, paper piercer, dimensionals, distressing tool, chipboard frame, tombow multi glue, precision file set, clear ep, heat gun, aquapainter, scissors, circle punch, heart punch, stickles, sewing machine, sponge daubers

18 comments:

Ravengirl said...

Oh my goodness! That little monkey is soooooo cute!

Tammy Hershberger said...

What a cute card, Mercy! Love all the MME paper with it!

Brandi said...

Complete cuteness! :)

Peggy said...

Darling card!! That monkey cannot help but bring a smile!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

He's so sweet and adorable!!! Love the sentiment, too!

Heather P. said...

LOVE this, the design is super fabulous, and Love Me Do rocks! :)

margie c said...

Oh, what a cutie!!! Adorable card :)
TFS!
hugs, margie

Crystal said...

Super cute and darling!!!! LOVE the sentiment!

Dawn Easton said...

Ack! How cute! Love this fun and funky card and layout!

Basement Stamper said...

Very cute card, I love all the components of it, the colors are awesome!

Christina Fischer said...

This is adorable, Mercy! The layout and details are so much fun!

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

This is just too cute! I love the pudgy monkey and the sentiment is perfect!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Now this is just WAY CUTE Mercy!! Love your framed monkey, your little dp dots, and your fun sewing!! WOW!

Christi said...

OMG that is TOO stinkin' cute!!!!!

Stampin Mindy said...

Oh I love the monkey and the sentiment! The stitching is adorable!

Sparkle said...

This is just adorable!

Danni said...

Fabulous card!

Rosie said...

I like all the colors you used in this card...sooo cute!