Scrapper with a Wanderlust

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Back to work, finally got some monkey cards done!

Hi friends!  We went back to work at the public schools early in August, from our shortened summer break, which meant busy times for me and less time for crafting, which makes me a little sad  :-(   A new school year is full of transitions for our kiddos, and since I work with kiddos with special needs, I am often especially busy this time of year....transitions are frequently & notoriously hard for kids I work with! 

Anyway, Sandy put out a call for some "fun" cards that mom & dad heroes can send to their own kiddos, so I did 3 along that line.  They all say "Hi" but I was wishing I had a "monkeying around" or a "hang in there" stamp or something....wasn't sure on the appropriateness of something like that?  Thoughts?   hmm...a mom or dad sending a card home that says "hang in there"....please weigh in on this! 

The monkeys are from a couple of sets of La Petite 3-D stickers that were being clearanced at Hobby Lobby.  I used my Texture Boutique for the yellow cardstock and for the "bark" look on the branch.  Tim Holtz distress ink to the embossed image for a "vine" kind of look.  Since I used craft and brown cardstock as the card bases, I lined the insides with yellow for a lighter surface to write on.  Thanks for looking! 




 

7 comments:

Amy said...

I love those monkey cards! Cute enough to frame!

Velda said...

Since you are making them for parents to send to kids, how about "Missing You"?

Anonymous said...

Very cute cards! I think "hang in there" is appropriate for kids (not toddlers) just to encourage them to hang on while Mom/Dad are away. And I think "monkeying around" is OK too. Pat K.

Linda said...

When I was making monkey cards I used No Monkeying Around...I Miss You! from my computer. Here is a link to my blog: http://linda-creepinalong.blogspot.com and you can search for monkey. Best of luck and keep up the great work!!!

Kathryn said...

Cute! "Love you bunches" would also be good since you have bananas on the cards. "Swinging by to say hi" is another good one. :)

Penny L. said...

Thanks for the nice words about my cards---I appreciate them. Also, thanks for your thoughts on the sentiments, and especially for sharing other wonderful ideas to use! Love those ideas more than my original thoughts, so I'll be borrowing them when I do more of the monkey cards!!!

hotrodguitar said...

I like these cards a lot.
Nice job!