Monday, August 22, 2016

Monkey-business =]

I shared the ginormous 'haul' I've had in the past weeks on I.G. recently ... many of you shared my guilty pleasure.  Many more said they did this every week - for those ladies, I do wish I lived next door!  

Often what happens here is that they lay dormant for weeks because I'm totally overwhelmed by it all ... not this time!  I'm determined you'll see every set used a little, or a lot, in the next few days! 

Saturday I monkeyed around with the new set from Ellen Hutson, LLC designed by my very own long-distance friend, Kimberly Wiener of wienerhoneymooners fame: Sock Monkey Surprise ... OH can we all do an honorary bit of monkey clapping??!!  Congrats, sweet girl ... I had a blast with it [and Tom even put in his two cents!] 

Up first:  a 'cymbal' of my love:


Kimberly would never mind my little rearranging of limbs, or tail!  Initially he was just clapping ... until Tom came into the room and reminded me of the iconic cymbal clapping wind-up toy!  Enter two extra large bronze sequins!
 
These fun papers are from BasicGrey Hey Boy!
Everyone knows a sock monkey can play any instrument while hanging from his tail, right?
 
Next card ...
 

An addition of Julie Ebersole's clouds from Up the Happy seemed the perfect fit for this maiden voyage!
[shhh this one could be Tom's b.d. card]
 
Oh I have many plans for this darling set, Kimberly!  Congratulations, darling girl ... I know this is a dream come true ... who better than Ellen Hutson to help you make it happen?!
 
Hope everyone has a great Monday ... of to the laundry room!  [wish I had a monkey that could do laundry, windows ... and pack!]
 
=]  Michele
 
psst ... I found the perfect color combo for Mr. Socks: Copic E000, R37 and Spectrum Noir TN7... but would love a Copic brown suggestion! thanks!
 

 


17 comments:

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Oh, Michele, these are just adorable! LOVE them! Yes, I too, am one of those people you mentioned that get so much that I am overwhelmed by it all and end up not using it at all :( I'm trying to be better though! Have a great week! Hazel xx
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Nora N. said...

Oh Michele!! These are too cute!! I LOVE the little cymbals you created with the sequins. I remember that toy!! The second card with the monkey and the kite-oh so clever!! You are on IG? How come I am not following you? I need to see your haul!! (not that I can buy anything right now but I will live through you!!)

TK said...

How fun AND clever! But then again, we all know you're quite punny!

Anita in France said...

Ha, Michele ... you've done Kimberly proud with sock monkey! Both cards are brilliant ... the sequin cymbals are especially genius! New haul on IG ... I'm not on, but I am looking forward to seeing weeks of cards if it's that ginormous!! Hugs, Anita :)

donna mikasa said...

Oh, bless Tom for his cymbalic suggestion! I love it! Makes me think of Julie's monkey clapping, too!

lostinpaper said...

So so much fun and such a great stamp set too, you have made it shine Michele!

Lisa said...

Leave it to Tom to plant that little seed in your brilliant head!! A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E. The second is just as cute. You rocked these Michele!!

Marybeth said...

Oh what fun you have had! Enjoy!!! This guy is way too cute!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Awesome little monkey! Such fun cards!

Susi K. said...

I just knew from yesterday's comment that we would see some adorable monkey projects today and you delivered, Michele! They're both so darling!

Jeanne J. said...

EEK! I love your monkey Michele! You are always so creative these shouldnt even amaze me.. but YES! I am seriously delighted... big happy smile here!

cm said...

ACK! Your sock monkey cards are delightful! Mega-watt smiling in seeing you breathe life - and music - into our sweet Kimberly's debut set! My mom used to knit sock monkeys, so they have a special place in my heart! Sweet and, as always, ingenious!
Hugs~c

Chriss Blagrave said...

ADORABLE cards my dear! You are a clever, clever girl and I am sure that Kimberly must have squeeleeeeled with joy when seeing the monkey clapping symbols card ❤️❤️❤️

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, how cute, Michele! Both cards are so fun, and I'm loving Tom's suggestion for monkey clapping...I can hear Julie giggling when I think about it :) You are so clever!!!

Deepti said...

The clapping monkey is so fun ! Love it

Cat Craig said...

I can tell you are having a blast playing...such cute cards.

Misty Elam said...

Oh my gosh, the sequins are GENIUS!!! How PERFECT is that!!