Saturday, September 1, 2012

Just Monkeying Around

The first of another month so you know what that means?  Doodle Pantry Release.  Here are two cards today using two of the new digital sets that Laurie has designed.  The first is "Lil Cowkids".  It comes with outline and colored images.  I chose to use a colored image because as you probably already know, I have three grandchildren from Ghana and how perfect that Laurie included colored images with darker skin colors.   One of my granddaughters just got a pair of cowgirl boots so how perfect to use this new set for a card.  Just an amusing note: my Ghanaian grandchildren say they are brown and that we are peach colored.  I love the fact that we are not into the black vs white thing.    Color is not a big thing to them or to us.  In fact my 8 year old (bio) and 9 year old (adopted)  granddaughters dressed alike for the first day of school and thought it was so funny because then no one would be able to tell them apart !  Oh, if all of us could be that color blind !

This was a fun card to make.  I used a new banner/pennant die by Verve and a hat die by Cuddlebug.  Flowers were punched out and I added liquid pearls to the centers before putting them on the banner.

Entering this card into these challenges:
Pile it On - something with p
Sentimental Sundays - stitching
Love to Create - handmade flowers
Digital Tuesday - coral, tan, digital
Party Time Tuesday - anything
Simon Says - anything
Speedy TV - hard to sketch, no sketch

 Here is another card made with the outline versions of  "Mister Monkey"

Check out the new images at Doodle Pantry then join the challenge here

Receive this set for playing.   And one more thing - there is a Labor Day sale that you will want to get in on.
Check out the details HERE

Have a great weekend. 


  1. Just darling, Marsha! Thanks so much for sharing this in the Sketch With a Twist Challenge this week. I just LOVE seeing your adorable cards.
    Karen Letchworth, Hostess
    Sketch With a Twist on Speedy TV

  2. Two fabulous cards Marsha! And what a heart warming story too.


  3. Oh my gosh, these are gorgeous creations. Lots of wonderful details, textures and additions. Fabulous coloring too.

  4. I love your cowgirl card!! But the story is even better!
    Several years ago, we lived near a Reserve and lots of Native kids came to our Sunday School. While watching Pocahontas, my kids asked if they had ever met an Indian! Love it!
    The monkey is cute, too!

  5. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Love to Create. xxx

  6. Marsha I love the distressed look of your cowgirl card! It is just so cute with the banner, hat and distressed edges. Mister Monkey looks right at home with the bark embossed paper behind him. Love both of these cards!!!

  7. I love this. So adorable. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenges. Hope to see you again next week. joann sassy raggedy

  8. So cute - theses cards are fabulous and I love the banner on the cowgirl !!

  9. Two adorable cards, love the flower banner on the first one! Thank you for sharing with us at our handmade flower challenge over on the Love to Create Challenge blog!

  10. Wonderful cards Marsha, love the cowgirl with the distressed frame and your fab stitching. The Monkey card is so happy and bright you smile just to look at it!

  11. Fabulous colouring Marsha, love both cards!

  12. Beautiful creation. Thankyou for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog. Make sure you check our brand new challenge later today for a very special post.

  13. Cute card! Thanks for participating in LOVE TO CREATE challenge!! Hope to see you again!