Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July - it is so toasty and dry toasty - in the State of Wisconsin.  We are suppose to hit 100 degrees today - I know for some parts of the country that is normal - but for Wisconsin it is not - we have a few 90 degree days a summer - but we are heading to record breaking numbers this summer.  I am hibernating from the heat and just playing with my paper.

My card today is based on the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.

I made my card a little smaller - it is 5 x 4.  My image did not seem to fill enough of the card front - It is very hard for me to do somewhat clean and simple.  I have this paper collection I got at Tuesday Morning from Momenta - and I love all the colors in the collection - plus it is double sided.  I used a sticker from SRM Stickers and cut it apart to add a sentiment to the card.

Stampendous has a challenge for the month of June to make summer cards - they - plus the midweek challenge at Operation Write Home - broke out my monkeys to get inked.  Little Miss Monkey is bringing summer flowers to someone they love.  Thank you to the challenge for Stampendous for encouraging me to get out my monkey stamps and play with them.

The card is going to a special young woman who is starting her journey into the challenges of the working world.  She loves monkeys, she loves orange and she loves cards from her Miss Barb.

I must warn you - the monkey in the rain slicker is coming out next - maybe he will bring rain to the state of Wisconsin.


Jen Timko said...

This is such fun! Love the rounded corner and the flipped sketch. Glad you joined us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen said...

What a fun card! I hope you are able to stay cool and be creative! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen Sannes said...

What a sweet little card - that monkey put a smile on my face!

Teresa Zuehls said...

What a cute card!! Love that little monkey. TFS

Ann Schach said...

This is just too cute! I love the sweet little monkey with his bouquet of bling! Thanks for playing at Freshly Made Sketches!