Friday, June 8, 2007

Ways to use it

Hello all! I made this card for todays WT challenge. The challenge was to use non traditional background stamps for backgrounds. No pp or cuttlebug. I pulled out my little monkey I love him b/c hes so cute! I found this sketch they have some great sketches! For this card I used certainly celery, regal rose, so saffron, chocolate chip inks and paper. I used PaperTreyInks new white paper for card base and image it is extra thick which makes it great for card bases. All layers have tone on tone stamping with images in the Monkey Business stamp set. I tried 3 times for my monkeys tail to line up with the vine and finally just settled on this one! The hearts in the monkeys hand and the bananas on the sentiment are pop dotted.
If you have as much stuff as I do you are always looking for some nifty storage solutions. I thought I'd share my fave storage solutions. If you've seen some of my cards you know sponging is one of my favorite things to do to cards so I had sponges and daubers everywhere! I hated having all colors on a sponge. My upline showed me how she stored her sponges and I went to looking for one. This is a matchbox card storage it holds 48 of the matchbox cars which means it hold 48 sponges and daubers. I cut my sponges in quarters so now I dont have to worry about hunting for the dabuber/sponge with the right color on it and I dont have to worry about cleaning them! I have them labeled on the outside
with the colors. It has 2 sides so I have brights/subtles on one side and earth/regals on the other side.
Happy Stampin


Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...


This monkey card is just adorable! So glad I found your blog! Thank you so much for the fishy card you sent! I just LOVE it! You really made my day! Thanks so much for thinking of me!

Markie's Mom said...

Great card! WOW! I love the colors!