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Hi everyone! I am a veterinary technician living in NY who loves to pen pal and make cards in my spare time. I have never been good at crafts since I can barely draw a straight line with a ruler but I was determined to give it a go.  I love learning all the different techniques and ways to craft. Follow me on my journey as I grow as a card maker!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Sock Monkey

Happy Sunday crafty friends.  I thought I would share this adorable card I made with you this morning before my allergies overwhelm me and I can't see the computer screen!  I got this happy little sock monkey over at Bugaboo Stamps. They have some amazing stamps on their site so head over and check them out if you are looking for some new stamps at reasonable prices.  And every Friday Bugaboo offers a new freebie! How can you say no to that?

I followed the sketch over at Papertake weekly for the card layout. I colored the monkey with my promarkers. A glitter gel pen was used to make the flower pop a bit more.  All the papers and ribbon are from my stash.  The flower and pearls are new that I picked up somewhere online. I can't remember the exact place now! I used my stampin up scalloped oval and oval punches for the sentiment.  I think this makes for a very pretty fall birthday card! Enjoy your Sunday!

Would like to enter in the following challenges:

Paper take weekly - sketch
Savvy Handmade Cards- monkey business and DT call
Just Inspirational challenges- bingo 3 papers, flowers, squares
Mema's Crafts - coat of colors
Oozak- anything goes
Happy Campers Craft Collective - flowers
Sparkle N Sprinkle SNSSC24 - glitter
Emerald Faeries Challenge blog sparkle
Creative Craft Challenges - anything goes
Oldie but a goodie challenge - bingo pearls, punches, flowers
Tip Top Tuesday - flowers and DT call
Tuesday Throwdown - fall colors
Loves Rubberstamps challenges - anything LRSBC72
AUD Sentiments - for a child
Perfect sentiments challenge - fall birthday PSC94
Creative Moments - anything
Moving along with the times - anything
Craft ribbons challenge anything with ribbon 
4 Krafty Chicks - fall
CRAFT challenge animals
4 krafty girlz challenges - anything
jellypark challenges - anything
Patties creations design challenge, ribbon
chocolate, coffe, cards - flowers
Crafty Catz anything goes
2 sisters challenge blog - fall
all sorts challenge blog - autumn colors
Sweet stampin challenge - fall and dt call
robynsfetishchallengeblog - use a digi
The ribbon girl blog - sparkle
eclectic ellapu - fall 
catch the bug challenge blog - anything


  1. beautiful card thanks for joining us at creative moments challenge xxxx

  2. Fantastic fall birthday card! I love the glitter accents on the flower and the fun monkey background paper. Very pretty! Thanks for playing along with my Monkey Business challenge at Savvy Handmade Cards.

  3. Fabulous and wonderful card Erin thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  4. I like what you did with this layout Erin! I like that you found the DP with the sock monkey on it, the gel pen on the flower and your color choices! Several fun details really make your card delightful! Thanks for sharing your project in the “Use a Sentiment for a Child” Challenge at Aud Sentiments.
    Aud Sentiments Design Team
    RubberMAD at GettyCollection.com

  5. A lovely card Erin and thanks for joining my challenge at Allsorts this week
    x catherine

  6. Wow I love this card! That monkey is so cute! Amazing job! Thanks for joining the Oozak Challenge!


  7. You may not be able to draw a line, but you;re okay with card-making. Love the colors and the sock monkey is adorable. Thanks for playing with us at Mema's Crafts. Hope you'll continue to visit and play with us. Good Luck!

  8. Your sock monkey is so adorable and love the card. Pretty fall colors make this a cute card. Thanks for joining us at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month. Come back soon. Hugs, Barbara { personal blog - Art and Soul Creations}

  9. You have made a lovely Sock Monkey card here. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

  10. Great Birthdat card! Love this monkey paper!!!
    Hugs, Sande xx

  11. Such a cutie card Erin, I love the sock monkey image and paper. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts for our Autumn Colours challenge x

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  13. Uber cute card - fab DP's
    Thanks for playing along at MAWTT and PTW this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  14. This is lovely, thank you so much for playing along!

    Kelly x
    JIC Dt Member Team B

  15. Fab card and image thanks for sharing with us at CRAFT and CRAFTY CATZ/

  16. A great card. Love the design. A perfect entry for our challenge over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  17. Love the monkey.
    Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments. Good Luck x

  18. It's fabulous! Thanks for joining at CCCC: Flowers

  19. Such a cute image. You're so creative with your design. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiment this week. Good luck.

    Maggie - DT

  20. The sock monkey is adorable. Adorable card and layout. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown. Hope to see you next challenge.


  21. So cute and fun!! :) :) Thank you for joining us @ Loves Rubberstamps this week for Anything Goes!! :) :)

    I hope you will pop by my blog for your chance at my bi-weekly candy!! There is quite a big prize pack this week!! :) :) ~Nicole~

  22. What a cute card. The background paper is perfect. The flower does pop from the page. Thank You for sharing over with us at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog

  23. So cute! Love the monkey and the colors! Thank you for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment!
    Hugs, Marzena/DT

  24. great image and love the Autumn colours,great B.paper
    carol x

  25. Thanks for playing our fall challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

    Leanne DT!

  26. Super card.

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Susan x

  27. This is so cute! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  28. What fun card! Sorry about your allergies and hopefully you feel a lot better soon. Thank you so much for playing with us at Just Inspirational Challenges :)

    Katya Bess - JIC DT member

  29. Great card! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Catch the Bug with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you will join us for our next challenge!
    Scrappy - Bugaboo Stamps DT team

  30. Love the colours and the cheeky monkey image. Thanks for joining us over at Creative Moments this fortnight
    Claire DT

  31. Fab fun card...thanks so much for joining us over at Creative Moments!
    Hugs Donna DT xx

  32. Super cute card. Thanks for joining us at Jellypark. :)

  33. what a gorgeous card - thanks for joining our challenge at Robyns Fetish challenge blog

  34. Beautiful Birthday card in Autumn colours. Cute little monkey.
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Autumn/Fall” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

  35. Awesome card. Great job.

    Thanks for playing in our challenge!

    ♥ Carolyn

    DT for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

  36. LOVE the sock monkey - awesome card!
    Thanks so much for playin’ along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Anything Goes Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
    Be sure to check out The Bug Blog for our next challenge that begins Saturday! We hope you’ll play along!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    ~Min: Bugaboo Asst DT Coordinator
    Kaymin Kreations

  37. Fabulous card...thanks for joining us over at Creative Moments
    Mel DT

  38. fab card Erin, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, don't forget we have a DT call too! hugs Samantha :0)

  39. Oh my I love your sock monkey!!! He is so cute. Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge. Hope you join us next month. Hugs, Belinda {personal blog ~ Love Stamping}