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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Sock Monkey Goes Glitter, Glitz & Girly!



A Co-worker asked me to make her granddaughter, Sativa-Anne, a card for her Kindergarten graduation. (How cute is that?! We never had "graduations" when I went to Kindergarten!) This little lady is very girly, but loves Sock Monkeys and Dinosaurs, so I wanted to find a way to incorporate Mr Sock Monkey with a girly feel.

Who Says Girly Girly can't be done in shades of brown?!

I just bought this new paper on my last trip to Hobby Lobby, and it turned out to be perfect for this card. I like how well the two patterned papers coordinate. All the other papers, flowers, and skittles are from my Stash. The Sock Monkey is one of my favorite stamps from Stampin Up! and the graduation cap on his head is from the Sock Monkey Accessories set by Stampin Up! The sentiment and the graduation cap above it are digi's by Glitterbabe. It is actually supposed to be one piece (The sentiment and hat) but I had to cut it apart to get it to fit on the card. I used a clear star jelly roll pen to add glitter to the layered Prima flowers (the white flower has brown dots on it) and the flowered background paper, to give the card a more girly feel and add some sparkly bling. The circle was punched with a 3" scalloped circle punch by Paper Shapers. I used the sketch from The Pixie Cottage, as the card layout. The faux stitching (I hope that counts as an embellishment?) was done with a white pen from Inksentials.The image, the hat and the sentiment are all pop dotted to add dimension.

In honor of little Sativa-Anne's graduation from Kindergarten, I am entering this card in the following challenges:

ASC19 Sewing/Stitching at Aly's Sunday Challenge
Challenge #22 Quirky at Pile It On
Challenge #5 Relish To Embellish at Sundays With Crissy
Challenge #67 Die Cuts at Corrosive
Challenge #29 Girly Girl at Quirky Crafts
Challenge #35 Stitching at Creative Inspirations
Challenge #6 New/Neglected Stash + Sentiment at Sentimental Sundays
Challenge #94 Dazzle Us at Cupcake Crafts
Week #38 My Favorite Stamp at Crafty Angels
Challenge #95 Xtra Special at My Time To Craft
Challenge #107 Floral Delights at Spoon Full Of Sugar
All That Blooms at Tuesday Taggers
Challenge #42 Anything But Square at A Crafty Little Place
Challenge #11 Sparkle & Glitter at Meljen's Designs
Challenge #22 Sketch or Theme at The Pixie Cottage
Challenge #18 Circles, Stripes & Stitches at The Wild Flower Patch
Challenge #71 Child's Play at Crafty Creations
Challenge #98 Dots at Stampavie & More
Challenge #116 Anything but Square
Challenge #23 Spots & Stripes at Charisma Cardz
All That Glitters at Shelly's Images
HFOS31 How Cute Is This at Handful of Stamps
Happy Somethings at Stamp Something
Challenge #20 Animal Magic
Glitter at Frosted Designs
Week #23 Glitz and Glitter at Prairie Fairy
Challenge #1 New At Craftalicious
Challenge #31 Bloomin Marvelous at Bee Crafty
Challenge #30 Doodling at Sweet Stampin
Challenge #5 Relish To Embellish at Sundays With Crissy
Summer Kickoff at Diedrich Dare

36 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous card. Love the image and the colour scheme is stunning. Thanks for joining in with my "dazzling" challenge over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

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  2. Super cute card!! Love Mr. Sock Monkey!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at ACLP!!
    Sheri-ACLP DT

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  3. What an adorable card! Your image and detailing are fabulous! Thanks for joining us at The Wild Flower Patch!
    hugs
    Risa:)

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  4. Very cute! Sock monkies have really made a come back...Love 'em!

    Smiles!
    Gwen DTC@ACLP

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  5. Fun card, love that monkey image! Thank you for joining Quirky crafts 'girlie girl' challenge this time. Lookout for tomorrow's challenge!!
    (Lyn)

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  6. Lovely cute card perfect for the TT challenge. Thanks for joining us.
    xx

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  7. Awww...cute card!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x

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  8. Love this! So cute and I'm sure she'll love it!
    Thanks so much for joining us in our Sparkle, Glitter, Bling challenge at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck!
    Dee (Spryte)♥

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  9. Cute-cute-cute!!! Please come to my blog, I've left a blog award there for you!

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  10. What a fun card! Thanks again for joining us at Shelly's Images this week for our TTT Challenge. We love seeing your creations at our blog.

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  11. great card hun love the cute image on this#
    bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week hope to see you again soon,love hugs cheryl xxx and creative inspirations,too hunxx

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  12. Another cute card. Great color combo, have a great weekend.

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  13. Great combo of challenges in a super sweet card!
    Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage :)

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  14. Hi
    great fun card, fabby image,great papers & layout,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

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  15. Wow, that's a lot of challenges! I think you pulled of your girly sock monkey card, it's fab. Thanks for playing at Charisma. x

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  16. Hi
    great card... thanks for joining us at stampavie and more.
    hugs Kaylou xoxo

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  17. Cute Card, see the bling on the flowers! Thanks for joining us at Meljen's Designs! Nicole

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  18. what a cute lil sock monkey! Thanks for joining us at Fairy Fun Fridays!

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  19. Look at how cute your little sock monkey is!! And he graduated!! Love the girly, blingy spin you put on it!! Thanks for joining us again at Frosted Designs!!
    Barb :)

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  20. Very sweet graduation card for I'm sure a sweet young graduate :) thank you for joining us in the sparkle,bling challenge at Meljen's

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  21. Glitter-ific Card! Love it! Thanks for joining us at PIO and SI for TTT! We hope you'll join us again soon!

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  22. Yeah for sock Monkeys! Adorable. Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.
    Hugs
    Tanya

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  23. wow!!! it always amazes me.. all the challenges one card could get in to.. :))) great job!!

    Thank you for playing with us on the Meljens challenge this week . good luck!

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  24. Oh, this is adorable! Perfect for a grad of any age! Thanks so much for playing the Crafty Creations challenge!
    smiles,Deena

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  25. Such a cute card! I love the pretty papers and flowers you added too! Thanks for joining us at Sunday's With Crissy!
    Hugs
    Jodi =)

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  26. Fabulous card, cute image. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious for our first challenge. luv gina xx

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  27. Aww cute! Who doesn't love a sock monkey :) :) :) Thanks for playing along with MelJen's challenge!

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  28. wow! thats a LOT of challenges! good luck, great card :)
    Thank you for joining in the fun at sweet stampin
    Jo xx

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  29. Such a cutie!! i love that kindergarten get to graduate! Thank you for playing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

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  30. Wow you are a pro at the challenges! Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage,
    Pam

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  31. What a super production! I love the card and the little monkey makes me crazy!
    ^__^


    XOXO
    Illy - Pile it on

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  32. I think you did a great job of making this little monkey 'girly'. The added sparkle is just perfect. I'm sure your friend's granddaughter will love it.
    Thanks for joining us at Totally PaperCrafts.
    Caroline xxx

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  33. I love this!!! My son packed a sock monkey every where he went for the first three years of his life! I bet the little girl is going to be so excited to receive this awesome card! Thank you for joining our first challenge at Craftalicious.
    hugs, Diana

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  34. Very cute! Thanks for playing along at Stamp Something!

    Janna :)

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  35. What an adorable little sock monkey image! Thanks for sharing with us this week at SSCB :)

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  36. what a great image and card, love it!!! thanks so much for playing along with HFOS.
    Trish

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