Friday, March 8, 2019

Go Bananas

Hey there Happy Friday.

I was surprised when I just peeked out the window and it was snowing. Its the little bitty snow not the fabulous big fat fluffy flake snow. Still I thought we were just getting rain today.

Two challenges for this card - Freshly Made Sketches and Seize the Birthday with topping of Make Us Laugh.




On to my card. I pulled out an older stamp set from Clearly Besotted - Cheeky Monkey.  After stamping, and extending the vine, I added the monkeys, and colored all with copics.  I then added a very soft wash of green inking over the interior of the card panel just to give it a bit more of a jungle feel.  I added the sentiment and then adhered it to the card base.  It is going to go to another of my BIL's. I am trying very hard to get all my birthday cards for the year made by mid summer.

I have a perfectly sized box from Target that has a lid and holds the cards in the landscape positon inside envelopes.  For the birthday section I have dividers for the quarters of the year and then the cards are in date order and a post it note separates the future months.  I address them, but leave the stamp off so I can write the birthdate so I'll remember to mail them timely.  I put a "Celebrate"stamp on the cards just prior to mailing.  I am in this box almost everyday so its rare that I miss a birthday.





  

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9 comments:

Anita in France said...

So cute and fun, Cat ... great colouring on that trio of little monkeys ... what a fabulous take on the sketch! Sorry I've not been around ... we've had no internet for almost a week (eek!) ... so now I'm playing catch up ... so much fun to see all your inspiration in one hit (I especially loved the stained glass cards)! I have a similar system for birthday cards ... great minds?! Hugs, Anita :)

Betty Keefe said...

such a cute cheeky monkey card - perfect for both challenges! and love your birthday box - fantastic idea - might just have to copy that!

Cathy said...

Adorable card Cat, and you are so organized with your birthday box! Great idea, Cathy x

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Very cute monkeys, the wash of green is great. I like your birthday box idea. I used to have a birthday binder with pockets, but I cannot find it and cannot find any product like it either! I’ll think about your box idea.

I Card Everyone said...

OO oo oo oo - that's monkey for Oh I love it! Cute as can be - it might be older to you, but it's a new one to me!
No wonder you don't have any belated birthday wishes! You rock, Cat!
=]

Lindsey said...

Such a great way to organize your birthday cards to remember everyone's birthday in time! And this card is so fun - your colouring is perfect. Thanks for linking up with us at Seize the Birthday!

Amy O said...

These little monkeys are adorable and work so well with the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Greta said...

Great system for BD cards, Cat! Adorable card & perfect for a BIL BD!

Jen Timko said...

These could not be cuter!! What a fun way to use the sketch. So glad to see you this week at FMS!