Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Serious, and a Bit of Whimsy!

 Please scroll down if you are here to see my second post for today ... Whimsy!

Now that this card has been delivered, I can post it! I had to be careful that the friend I made it for wouldn't see it on my blog before her actual birthday!
She has been instrumental in my cardmaking and encouraging me to expand my techniques! She is definately Someone Special!
I am trying to move in the direction of more layered, vintage cards. My absolute card "divas" are Sarah Martina and Ashley Newell Cannon. Yes, I'm not embarassed to say, I want to be just like them! 
Here is my Graphic 45 project. I love those papers!

I was able to dig out all my favorite embellishments... we have lace, a doily, a flower, stickpins, twine, pearls, and lots and lots of ink! This is the girly side of me and I love it! I'm not so much into the pinks and the dainty ribbons, but the vintage look is right up my alley!

This card will be proudly entered at Flourishes (Birthday) and the
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge (Someone Special)
The Whimsy Part....
I also made a card for a monkey-loving friend that has a little girl. I know it was my friends' birthday, but I wanted her daughter to get a kick out of the card, too!
I am a big sock monkey lover from back in the 60's (yes, I'm admitting to my age here) and these newer versions that are in the stores are adorable!  My husband even bought me one a few years ago just because I mentioned loving them as a child. My grandson slept with it during his visits for a long time.  The images are simply a strip cut from a pattern paper I found at Michael's last year. Manufacturer?  Who knows!  Don't you wish they would all mark their papers?
Entered in the:
 Delighful Challenges (Animal)
Digi Doodle Shops Best (Anything Goes)


Dana said...

Wow!! Both of these projects are fantastic! Your vintage look is perfect! You absolutely nailed it! And I love your sock monkey card!! My mom actually sent our dog a sock monkey with a squeaker inside. He adores his "monkey"!! Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Cec said...

Fabulous projects. Love the sock monkey card. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

WeirdCat said...

Love those sock monkeys, I want a sock monkey, great card, thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week
Ruth x

Delfina said...

Love those cards...better friend than me....lol. I didn't get any cards out to them.

Lea L. said...

I just love all the amazing details you've added to the first card, and the little sock monkeys on the second are adorable! Great job! ♥♥♥