Wednesday, January 21, 2009

sock monkeys & 2sketches4you Kazan's #18

wow, what a week! i wish it was the weekend so i could have more time to create, but somehow i've managed to make a few cards despite grading (*GAG*), school, library, FINALLY getting my car washed, and laundry. it shouldn't be so busy... i had Monday off!

i got to see the movie, Gran Torino, with my friend Paulina... it was good and we had some great quality time. if you're going to see the movie, expect Clint Eastwood's character to be vulgar and racist (you can kinda get the gist from the movie trailer over at

anyway, while i was creating with Paulina the other day, i was showing off some really cute paper from K&Co. it's double sided, and adorable. i really love the pages with the sock monkeys and the buttons--so great. well, i decided to bust out some new moves for Kazan's sketch over at 2s4u... which turned out to be a good thing. i covered cardstock with some really bright paper and glittered the edges; i also cut out the monkeys individually; added white dots to outline the paper; used my favorite yellow button (has built in bling... aka glitter around the rim); layered my flowers and topped them with a star brad doused in glitter; tied out the brightest green ribbon in the world onto the card, and also finished the inside of the card to match the front.
i'm sorry it's not the greatest picture, i'm going to try again tomorrow... we've been having a TON of really dense fog all day for a couple of days. almost depressing (even though fog is my favorite weather condition... don't ask me why, it just is.)

i am still trying to come up with a "punny" saying to put on the inside... something about monkeying around? or about your love knocks my socks off? any suggestions?

i hope these bright colors make your day a little happier--i know i'm super excited to give this card to someone special!


Kazan Clark said...

the colors are sooo yummy - remind me of an Italian Ice cream shop - YUM! Those monkeys are darling too.
Thanks for playing Ginny
:) Kazan

Lea L. said...

I love how you cut out those cute sock monkeys from the paper!! So cute! Great job with the sketch!


Aussieleigh said...

Adorable...such a sunny card!

rae said...

This is adorable, love the fresh colors and how you finished the inside ~ fabulous take on Kazan's sketch!

..::Paulina::.. said...

I thought I commented on this one...guess I didn't. The monkeys are SO fun! Glad at least one of us did a 2S4Y sketch this week.

Deanna said...

Great card for the sketch!

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cheryln said...

how cute! love the sock monkeys!

Christina Hill said...

Too funny. I have that paper pack too. Don't you just love those cute little flocked monkeys? They are great!