Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Oh, Those DANG Monkeys!!!


I love my friend Joy so much... I do, but she is NOT good for my addiction..... er, I mean hobby. Every once in awhile she sends me images stamped out for me to play with. I love it, but it's bad, bad, bad for my checkbook. Every time she does it, I just want to order MORE stamps. She KNOWS these monkeys are my weakness. I already got the bucket deal, now I need these new ones too. How can your resist them? HOW? If I didn't know she was SO sweet, I'd accuse her of being evil. LOL.

So, my sweet Grandma is busy all the time. She has cribbage groups, bridge groups, Nile, she volunteers for SMART at the school... you'd never believe she is 87 years young. Last year, for one of her groups, she gave them some cards I had made as the door prize and they just loved them. So, today is her Nile meeting and it's her turn to bring a prize so she asked if I'd make up some more cards.

This little tote bag is one that my friend Leslie designed. I've wanted to make one forever, so I finally gave it a try. You can see her tutorial on her blog Running With Scissors... girl is bomb. :)

Here are a couple of cards that I put inside. Thanks for the images Mounds!! I do really love ya girl. :)

The monkeys are new from Stampendous and the paper is from Heidi Grace, Paradise Point line, including the paper on the tote.

I only have a few Copic markers, but I LOVE the ones I have. I started with the eSsentials pack, and since then have added a few more. I'm still working on the coloring part.... I think I need MORE markers for shading... yah, that's it... NEED MORE. I made these easy and with little embellishments since I wanted to squeeze as many into the tote as possible.







Grandma was thrilled... I hope the lucky winner likes them too. I colored some more images that Mounds shared with me that I'll show ya later in the week. Baylor is still home sick today, so my computer time is up!

Have a great day everyone! Thanks for stopping by!!

~Cambria

PS... for the tote, I used the AMAZING sticky tape from Scor-pal, called Scor Tape. I just got it and LOVE it! You get a TON on a roll and it's AWESOME stuff. :)





22 comments:

Melissa D. said...

I just love the tote. Now I am going to have to go check out the tutorial and come up with some excuse, I mean, reason to make it.

Courtney Fowler said...

These are gorgeous!

Marja Sch said...

Lovely cards with cute monkey's.

Alexandra said...

Totally cute tote - I make these for my hostess gifts! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Denise said...

Tose monkeys are the cutest! Love your cards.

stacie said...

This is so funny...last night I was searching around trying to find a card tote to put some gift cards into and I couldn't find anything!! Then today I log onto your blog and there it is!!! Yeah! I will be making one tonight (much simpler than yours:)to go with my All a Flutter stationary set I made for my neighbors gift! Thanks for the link. Love the Monkeys!

pescbrico said...

The cards are gorgeous and what about the box! WOW!

Karen said...

Oh my goodness, this is great! I'm going to need to try this little bag out too!

Bonnie said...

I love the monkeys too. Check mine out.

Karen said...

Love the cards and that tote! How sweet that your Grandma asked you to make the cards for her to bring as a doorprize...Grandparents are the BEST!

denise said...

Love the monkeys! My friend just bought them and I got to play with them this past weekend... so fun! Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations. Love the tote and the notecards.... so very cute!

mochamama said...

wow, wow, wow, that about sums up how I feel about this little tote set! You did an amazing job on this girlie!

Jennifer Orbaker said...

I love those monkeys, how cute! I just received my order for Scor-Tape and love it. I got two big rolls waiting to be used. This tote is calling my name.

Emm said...

Those monkeys are so cute and fun to color. I thought it was funny when I saw the one holding the big flower because I also got one of those stamped images with my last order and I colored the flower with the same colors!

beate said...

LOVE the tote and the adorable card! You rock! Hugs and smiles

Patty W said...

Awesome ! You do such awesome work! Love it all! I wish I had those monkey stamps!

asela said...

Fantastic! Love the tote and the cards are adorable.

Theresa said...

The tote is beautiful and I love the cards. Those monkeys are cute. TFS.

Theresa

Joani said...

Oh I love the monkies! My DD's nickname is Monkeybutt. I so need those monkies!
I just love your blog - I'm an avid "stalker", you give off so much inspiration!
Hugs
Joani

Kar said...

love it all!!! I soooooooo need these monkeys yet.. I am weakening as they are in my cart in Joy's store!

CHELLE said...

oh my gosh, I love the monkeys!!! that's just awesome!!
You are a very talented person.
My Aunt Loves your page!! It's bookmarked on every computer we all have!!

Juanita B said...

I wish I could win them, LOL! They are wonderful, brilliant work, Cami. TFS