Thursday, August 9, 2007

Ode to Bandit

Okay I have a story to share again! LOL! When I was a little girl I had this stuffed animal that I got for Christmas one year and I named him Bandit. He was a raccoon and I carried him everywhere! One of my fondest memories is my mom, dad, and me went to Eufala (sp) Alabama camping like we did many times but this particular time raccoons kept getting in our tents eating the bread. Well of course Bandit was with me and my Dad was picking at me telling me Bandit was doing it. I know it doesnt sound like something that would be a great memory to you but it was when we were a family and happy and I saw this stamp and had to have it b/c Bandit was the first thing that popped in my head.

Kirsten made an adorable card with this stamp and its how I discovered Hambo stamps. Click on the link to the right Confessions of a naptime stamper to see Kirstens card. This is the first time I've ever ordered from them and Monica is great super fast shipping and she's super sweet! They have some of THE most adorable stamps! check them out

Okay now for the card....I colored Bandit w/SU markers going gray, pumpkin pie, black, and my homemade carribean marker. I layered him on pp and bb. The next layer is gg and bb w/bb brads on the right side. The 3rd layer is SU creepy crawly dp matted on bbwith acetate over it. I stamped the cute sentiment that matches the raccoon w/Stazon on the acetate layer. I pierced 2 corners around the bb mat. Card base is cool carribean. I was super happy w/how this card turned out! I did the layout on my own (no sketch!) Hope you enjoy it!


Neva said...

OK. my eyes are dry again and I can see the keyboard. That is so wonderful that you have such fun memories of your childhood. I am glad they are not all bad memories. You were so adorable as a little girl when we would go camping. The most I laughed at you was that same weekend between your dad picking at you that he was going to skin and eat Bandit and you getting tickled about taking a bath in the lake. Fun times and fond memories are what keep us going through the bad times.
As for this card. OMG, it is adorable and I can see why you had to have that stamp.

Monica said...

Such a cute card Shannon! Thanks so much for all the nice comments -- I'm glad you're already enjoying your stamps. Hope you'll have lots more fun & memories to share.


marciad said...

Terrific story. Wonderful card. SCS should use it for sketch challenge.

Neva said...

Yeah, thanks for sharing this wonderful creation with me for my Birthday. I will honor Bandit by cherishing this card forever.