Hello everyone. I'm finally back, feels like it's been forever ;) My hubby returned from deployment last weekend so I've been MIA from my inky world since then, and before due to preparation. Gotta get everything in order before he returns, even though our men never really notice that the house is clean and in order etc. They do care, however, that the fridge and cupboards are stocked. After months of ship food....he was thrilled for real home cooking.
A couple weeks ago I found this stamp set at Target, yup, I went into Target...I'm a Walmart girl, but I was looking for something and I end up there sometimes. Well, this set has monkeys in it and they were too cute....my little guy is a monkey, he is always grabbing hold of things with his toes, so I thought the set would be fun...however, I didn't use a single monkey in this card. Next time.
I used Mojo Mondy sketch #87 for this card. I dug out some old retired DP and started to color. I love this palm tree! Our zoo has giraffes so I wanted to use them, I find them so fascinating. You should see how hard it is for them to sit down on the ground. They get up pretty quickly though, you wonder if it's worth all the effort.
I used Crystal Effects on all their spots/noses and on the coconuts. And lots of dimension with all the cut out pieces. I love to color and cut, so this was fun for me. I wanted it to be sorta free and I guess that's what it is. They hang over edges, it's just fun.
Set: Mindy's Zoo-Autumn Leaves
Accessories: Petals & Paisleys DP, Cool Caribbean, Taken w/Teal, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Old Olive & Confetti White cardstocks, Scallop border punch, 1 3/8" & 1 1/4" square punches, Black StazOn, Various SU Inkpads, Aqua Painter, CB Folder, Crystal Effects, Buttons, Certainly Celery Grosgrain & sponges.
For those of you keeping up....Garrett had his 6 month doctors appointment this past week and he is now 19.4 pounds and 29" !! He's my ever growing weed ;) He loves to eat and sleep and is just always happy. He also cut 2 bottom teeth yesterday!! Yup, both in one day, my poor baby. It's been a rough couple of days, but they are through. I cried. Every milestone makes me tear up. I wasn't like this with my daughter, maybe it's my 'old' age, lol....but I just want to slow down time and get him to not grow up so fast. I'm enjoying every minute with him.
Have a great weekend!!!