Saturday, June 6, 2009

Zoo Time

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!!!



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14 comments:

Stephanie said...

What an adorable card!! I love the colors and the crystal effects on the giraffe is super terrific!! :)

Elizabeth said...

I love all the layering on your card and the images are super cute. I didn't realize that target had stamps. Next time I go to Buffalo I will check them out. Too cute that your little one has cute two teeth - they do grow up fast.

Grace said...

Oh I'm so glad you went to Target! I love this cute set and now I might have to go to Target! I need some cute "kids" stamps! Your card is just adorable! Love the CE.... those coconuts are too cute! I'm glad you are enjoying every minute with your little guy... they sure do grow quickly!

Valerie Durham said...

Yeah Target! What a darling little card. Perfect for that little one! Enjoy every moment with him and the hubby!

Diane said...

This is a great card. I just got those same stamps!! Love the giraffe images and the others are too cute too. I love your card.

Melissa Sauls said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE!!! I absolutely adore this card!!! Great job Katie!

The Mama Monkey said...

This is a cool card! Love all the cut out images! You are a better woman than I am! That retired paper is one of my favorites...

Liz said...

Love all the cut and coloured images, and the Crystal Effects adds great dimension too! Very nice!

A Latte Stampin said...

Very Cute!

Gina said...

Love your cool zoo card, I really love giraffes! Enjoy your little boy.

Bama Bella said...

Hi Katie,

I love your giraffe card - the colors are wonderful!!!

laos348 said...

What a fabulous card! The dimension you added with all that layering work looks great.

Kathy said...

What a job cutting out all those images! Sure made for a very cute card.

Mary said...

Our favorite zoo animal - the giraffe! Very cute!