Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Still The One

As you may or may not know (depending on how much of the sidebar you read), I am an SU! demonstrator. I really only do it as a hobby though, with a few random exceptions in the form of workshops. Anyhow, the preview brochure was made available and I waffled for days over this sock monkey set. I liked it, but did I love it? I wasn't sure. I happened to tell my summer sister Lorie about my dilemma, and she sent me the sweetest little package that included this card:

...along with some of these awesome cards she made with a simply sent kit and a ton of images from the set. Woot! Don't you just love getting images when you're on the fence about something? It's sooo much nicer to debate your wants and needs when you have a few images in your hands.

Here is my first Sock Monkey creation in the form of a pocket card using a monkey image she sent me...

What do you think? I used three different shades of (Copic) blue on the monkey. A base coat (B21), a shading color (B24), and a dot color (B99). To make the dots I just lightly touched the paper with the tip of the brush end of the marker until I got a pool of ink in the size I wanted. I got the idea while coloring the brown part in, and wishing I had the actual stamp to do some paper piecing with dotted paper... it dawned on me that I could make the dots myself, and voila!

The sentiment is from that Feeling Groovy set by Verve Stamps that I am still in love with. Doesn't this sentiment go perfectly with the sock monkey? You loved him as a kid, you love him now, he's still the one for you! *wink*

Stamps: Sock Monkey (Stampin' Up!), Feeling Groovy (Verve Stamps)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Dasher (Basic Grey), Whisper White
Other: Mellow Moss Poly-twill ribbon, buttons (SU!), Copic Markers, Paper Piercer, 1" Circle Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Tarnished Brad

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Anonymous said...

Very cute. Love what you did with the sock monkey. I waffled over this set too but I ended up buying it and I have seen a ton of cute cards made with it.

Thanks for sharing.


Katie Skiff said...

I love them both. Lorie rocks huh?

I want to get that set, but the same as I love it? No, but it's sure cute!

Have a good day Sarah!

Lorie said...

What a cute pocket card! My goodness...the things you do! :o)

Amanda Sewell said...

Very cute! I know what you mean about this set -- he is really cute, but is he the set to buy? I am still wondering . . . probably will be for a bit though cause there is SO much stuff I want right now . . . he is on the back burner :)

Dani said...

Lorie is the best!
Super cute card! I love the polka-dots! You're so smart!

Holly said...

Sarah, I've never been a fan of sock monkey but I have to say your little creation is adorable. Love the buttons and your piercing!

Mandy said...

What fun cards! I love the piecing! :) That sock monkey is just too cute...

Michelle (aka mybelle101) said...

Sarah, you're too sweet! Thanks for the kind words on my blog ;)

I felt the same way about the monkey set (my demo gave me a sneak peek), but there are some seriously cute samples out there! I love the blue polka-dotted parts on yours! I love how you did the pocket card (I really need to try one of these!), and that twill is fab! Love the buttons, too ;)

You've got such a great blog...I love looking through your designs, and I really should comment more! That snoopy card made me laugh! Need that for my DH ;) And the baptismal thank you is so sweet! Keep it up, girl! Nothing wrong with your mojo :)


Sarah Green said...

omg girl you did made that UGLY stam sooooooo CUTE!!!!!

Julee from Verve said...

What an adorable little pocket card. Love the colors and papers you chose! :)

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