Saturday, November 13, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010 Time to Hop






Good Saturday morning – yes it is the day we have been waiting for – the blog hop for Operation Write Home in honor of Veteran’s Day – for Valentine’s Day. Gee – yes – yupers – you got it – it is time to think Valentine’s Day for the troops – even though you know we are still struggling to get our own holiday cards made. That is OK. The deadline for valentine cards for OWH is to have your cards to the shippers by January 7 …..but if you can get your valentine cards to OWH before December 1 – Archway will donate cookies to the troops – the goal is 4000 cards/4000 cookies – I do hope that is boxes of cookies. So get your craft on and make those Valentine Cards – we want the troops to get lots of good cookies and lots of valentines – my personal goal is 50 – I hope I make it – I think I have 10 to 20 made or ready to be assembled. I am not a mass production cardmaker – but have found for OWH I need to do it a little more.

Have you voted today at Craft for a Cause at JoAnn Fabrics for OWH – every 24 hours you can vote – just think if OWH could win – how many boxes of cards could be mailed with the prize winnings – you can vote through December 4.

Now onto my cards – I have a large collection of monkey stamps so I thought they would be fun for valentine cards. As you can see I had a problem – I could not decide which way I should place the image. Which way do you think the image should be placed -- Monkey upside down or monkey right side up. Leave a comment and you will be entered into a drawing for some blog candy – the big prize is the new soldier stamp from Whipper Snapper Designs and then I will also mail out 3 sets of monkey love images for you to make cards out of. Sorry – you will need to color them yourself.


I also had this other monkey valentine stamp so I had to make a card out of him also. I had just bought this pad of Cosmo Cricket paper so I used up entirely 3 sheets of 6 x 6 patterned paper for the 3 cards. I know it is a little untraditional in the colors but I like to be a rebel in my color choices. Who said you couldn’t use orange for Christmas. I can – can you? Gee that could be another challenge.

Now to continue your fun – you must hop onto to Joy's blog - Dustypenny Designs - to see what fun things are to be shared there. Enjoy your hopping.

After all this hopping – we are going to be very tired cardmakers – we will just have to sit and make more “love” cards.

Card details:
Size: 4.25 x 5.5
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket
Stamps: Stampendous colored with Copics
Heart cut with Spellbinders diecut
Brad: Hobby Lobby
Sticker: SRM Stickers

79 comments:

Sharon said...

Love your monkey card! I like it right side up, but hey it could go any way!

Jan aka StampQn said...

I luv monkeys too. I can spend hours Watching them at the zoo. So funny!

Robin said...

love the monkey cards
I think it's be cuter upside down

Bonibleaux Designs said...

UBER CUTE!! Love how you switched him up!

Joanne Travis said...

How cute is that!! I love the Changito images, they are so endearing :)

Janet said...

Love that monkey and awesome cards....thanks for the inspiration!

Joanne said...

I knew it was Changito when I saw your teaser!! Love those stamps - I have some Valentine ones too guess I should be inking them up --great cards as always :)

Lisa said...

Just darling!! I love Changito :) TFS!!

Brenda said...

Totally cute cards Barb! Love the stamps!

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness, these cards are soo cute. I think I like the one with the monkey hanging upside down. TFS.

Catherine said...

Love this! So cute and fun!

Patti said...

I like the monkey couple. Such a cute card and nice layout.

Seongsook Duncan said...

Oh what cute lovely cards. Love the monkey couple in a heart shape. Thanks for the inspiration!

Cleota said...

OOH! Love the monkey card!! Love how you've done the upside down stuff on the card.

K. Joy said...

Your monkey cards are sooo cute! I love the layout and your great coloring! I think I like the monkey with his head upside-down the most. :) Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the chance at blog candy!

Megan said...

Super cute card!! i love the coloring!! =o)

MomsBeenScrappin said...

LOVE the monkeys and LOVE your cards!

Anonymous said...

I love the monkeys !! The non traditional colors are fantastic !!

Patty
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stefeni said...

Cute cards! Those monkeys are adorable.

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Yolanda said...

I love the monkeys every which way!

Maureen L. said...

I have a soft spot in my heart for monkeys :) Love your cards!

Jean B in PA said...

I like your colors and the card with two monkeys. Very cute!

Velda said...

Monkeys can go either way - whatever works at the time. They're always cute.

Ann said...

I love that the monkeys can go either way. Very versitle!

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Karen Howard said...

LOVE this card and the monkey is adorable! I really like the papers and color combo you used. Hugs, Karen

JPScraps said...

The monkey cards are adorable!

Lori said...

Love the card!

Cora said...

I like him upside down! Very clever. Good job Barb. Very creative cards

Attegirl said...

Cute cute card, love the little monkey!

Ann said...

I love whimsical cards, yours are adorable!!

Rebecca said...

I LOVE that monkey either way :) Thank you for sharing

Cindy's Card Co said...

This monkey has my husbands hair!! I have that soldier stamp, it's so cute I use it for hero cards.

Ronda S said...

Love those monkeys!! I like them either way!
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SuzAnn said...

Your cards make me smile and I like it upside down!

Colleen said...

Too cute!! I like the monkey right side up, so you can read the sentiment

Tricia said...

Your cards are just adorable!!! I love your style!

Valerie said...

I have seen this stamp before! It is adorable!

Sherry H said...

Those little monkeys are so much fun! Your cards are great -- love the PPs especially the one that looks like old typewriter keys! Awesome!!

Judy Jackson said...

Cute monkey card. so dear. OWH rocks -- and I voted!

Shelley said...

that is so cute!

Shelley said...

your monkey cards are so cute!

Lisa said...

Those monkeys are adorable!!!:)

Beth Horn's Stamp Pad said...

Your cards are adorable -- I love the cute little monkeys!

Samantha said...

I like the monkey right side up. very beautiful paper and gorgeous cards

Paula said...

Totally fun card. I love the Changito monkey designs they always make me smile. Thanks for joining in the OWH hop fun today.

Anonymous said...

cute card....I like the monkey upside down.
Lynn
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Anonymous said...

Barb - you rebel. My Christmas cards have orange on them. Have you been peaking? I love the new Whippersnapper soldier boy and your little monkeys! They make great valentine cards! robinski6 at yahoodotcom

Anita said...

I love the non traditional colors. Cute cards!

Carol said...

Super cute monkeys. I like them hanging upside down and right side up. They are just cute! Thanks for your hard work for OWH.

Dixie Cochran said...

That monkey Valentine is awesome!! Thanks for hopping with us!

Operation Write Home said...

Barb your monkey cards are a hoot! I think I like the upside down one...lol!! Thanks for all you do for our heroes!

Sheila Smyre said...

What a sweet monkey card! Love it! Of course then I had to read about using the color orange for a christmas card! LOVE YOU! That is my favorite color and I have orange on my christmas tree every year. Who says's Orange isn't the new Christmas red? :)
Thank you for supporting OWH

Heather Grow said...

Upside down for sure. Cute card.

Krisa said...

I think I like the upside down monkey. Makes the card that much more interactive ;)

BobbisTreasure said...

Thanks for supporting OWH! Fun blog!
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Rufus said...

I like it the way it is in the first card, but either works! Thanks for supporting OWH and our Heroes!
R/

Jan Hunnicutt said...

These are so CUTE! I think they image looks good both upside down and right side up! I know, I know, I'm so much help ;)

MizDenise said...

I like the monkey right side up (2nd card), but am not so fond of the upside down sentiment. I'm a newbie cardmaker and only have digi stamps so far ... can you mask the stamp so that the monkey is right side up, but hold off inking the sentiment & turn the text right side up to stamp? Not sure how to word that - guess my newbie-ness is showing (*smile*). I'd love to win the goodies, though!

Vieve said...

I like monkey upside down!

Lynn said...

I love your monkey cards! I think head over heels should be up side down for the fun of it!

digirl said...

upside down-- so cute!!!!!

Disp6194 said...

Really cute monkeys :) I think they should be upside down but either way thay are adorable. Thanks for the chance to win :)

Linda said...

Love the untraditional paper use! It looks great! TFS!!!

KarenS said...

Cute card. I think he's fine right side up :)

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Look at all those love monkeys--who knew they could be soooooo romantic?

I think the head over heels is my favorite, no wait. . .

schuyler dog said...

These monkeys are cute as a button. Just love their smiles (and also that they can be right side up or upside down...fun).

Paula said...

Soooo cute!!! I like the monkey upside down!

Raelynn said...

love those monkeys

helloholley said...

love the lil' monkey's!!! So stinkin' cute!!! ;)

Collette said...

I like the upside down monkey myself ... also the pair within the heart - wonderful job! Thanks for sharing.

Pat said...

Barb, I just love your cards! As always you have excelled in these! I like him upside down.

Meg Bean said...

Cute cards! Love the monkeys!

Ashley said...

I love your monkey cards...I have a few of those little guys also :)

grandmalee said...

Love your monkey cards! Too cute! I love to color, so you don't have to be sorry for sending me blank images anytime!!!! Thanks for supporting OWH!

Nancy Keller said...

Those monkeys! They always make me smile. Thanks for sharing your great work!

Cre8tiveVet said...

I love your monkey images!!! They are perfect! Upsidedown or rightside up they are too cute!

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

The monkeys are very cute. Thank you for sharing and the chance to win some blog candy.

Just A Pac Rat said...

Beautiful card! I like it right side up! Thanks for sharing your work with the troops.

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