I hope Deedee is sitting down when she sees this!! She is going to pass out that I got it done in the FIRST week instead of within hours of the challenge ending!! Miracles never cease!! 🙂

I needed a card for my brother who is struggling to make ends meet while paying child support so I got him a Wal-Mart gift card to send to him. So I needed a card to go with it so I’m so glad Deedee’s image was this adorable monkey. I batted my eyelashes while asking my husband to remove the cupcake from the monkey’s hand so I could have him hold a sign. I cut off his curl hair because I wanted it to look more manly for my masculine card. Yes, I know I have issues!! 🙂 I found this scrap piece of stripped paper and knew it was perfect for this image. Those glass tiles are at least 8 years old…am I the only one that still owns them??

1) August Card Sketch Challenge – sketch #3 – which originally was Sketch Saturday #217
2) Deedee’s Digis August Digi of the Month Challenge – use the image provided and get next months image FREE!!


I decided since I had a little bit of paper left over I would make a couple more. This time I did it in a 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 square and made it a birthday card!



1) Aloha Friday Challenge #29 – Birthday Boy

Image:Monkey Business Digital Stamp @ Deedee’s Digis
Cardstock: Bazzill (Brown, Rain Forest, Maraschino)
Patterned Paper: SEI (Park Buddies – Puppy Tails)
Inks: pre-colored image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accent/Tools: pop dots, glass tiles, Cricut, Tag, Boxes & More Cricut Cartridge,