Friday, November 11, 2011

Guest Designer at A La Card Monkey

Hi there! I'm back with a second post today...which is a very rare occurrence these days. 
I am super excited to share that I was asked to be a Guest Designer this week over at A La Card Monkey. The lovely gals on the team selected me as a "Monkey Princess" here on THIS post from November 4th . This week, the challenge is Anything Goes (any theme or event), using the following sketch:
When I saw this week's color combo at Just Add Ink, I was instantly smitten. Any color combo with Melon Mambo in it always grabs my attention. Melon Mambo is my favorite! *grin*
With the sketch and the colors, I knew exactly which stamp set was going to see some ink for the very first time: Gift Givers. How stinkin' CUTE is this little lady? This stamp is the main reason I bought the set. She's just so sweet hanging out in the snow to say hello. :) 
There is a lot of dimension in the card, that it tough to see in the main image. All the layers are popped up using Stamping Dimensionals. I also added the Snow Burst Embossing folder to the background, then sponged on some Frost White Shimmer Paint, to give it that "wintry-vibe". I also embossed the Melon Mambo layer, as the polka dots sort of mimicked the snow in the stamped image. Basic Pearls look a little bit like snowballs, so they made the cut, too. I colored one tiny pearl with a marker to adorn the little cutie's cap. Dazzling Details were added to the snowflakes and the "ground" on the stamped image for some added sparkle. Sparkle is cool! 
Finally, here is a shot of the inside of the card: 
I'm also adding this one to Shirley's Christmas Blog Hop
Yes, that's THE same Shirley from the A La Card Monkey team! 
Check it out and join in the fun! 
Thanks so much for visiting!  Enjoy your day today! 


Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: Gift Givers (Holiday Mini catty), Petite Pairs (inside) and Season of Friendship (snowflake, inside)
Paper: Certainly Celery patterned DSP, Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery, Pool Party and Whisper White card stock
Ink: Melon Mambo and Basic Black Classic ink
Punches: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Scallop Circle punch, 3/4" Circle punch, 1" Circle punch and 1- 1/4" Circle punch
Accessories: Melon Mambo 1/2" Scallop Dots ribbon, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder, Snow Burst Embossing folder, White Frost Shimmer paint, Stamping Sponges, Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery and Pool Party Stampin' Write Markers, Basic Pearls and Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. Queen and now Monkey Princess? You go girl! I love all the texture and dimension of this one! Those colors were perfect too!

  2. Pretty! Love that sweet little girl in the snow and your sponging of the shimmer paint is awesome, why have I never done that! Fabulous card AM, really awesome! Congrats on being a Monkey Princess...but you will always be my Zombie Princess....

  3. oh Anne.. this is so sweet! Love it! before you know it you will have been on all my favorite Staming Challenge sites as a guest designer. If I would have a Challenge site I would invite you :) You rock every card with your creative mind. This cute little girl is my favorite image. She is so lovely. And this card really made her shine. Way to go Miss Monkey!
    Inky hugs, Pauline

  4. Like the colors! Especially the light blue! Also the ribbon is super cute!

  5. Love the embossed background with the Shimmer Paint. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink this is a great colour combo!

  6. These colors looks so great togehter and i like this sweet little girl. Also the different layers-a beautiful winter/christmas card, Anne Marie. And congrats on your Guest DT position !!

  7. Love the colours and all the texture! Great job!

  8. Your card is fabby and I love all the dimension.

  9. Anne Marie your card is just totally gorgeous. I absolutely love the way you've used the little girl stamp! It's my favourite in that set too (I'm quite sad to be honest, because in Australia they have given us the set but have taken the little girl out of it!):(
    I'm very happy you could play along with us at JAI though:) You have used the colours so beautifully.

  10. Sweet as can be....I just love this little image!

  11. Wonderful card using both challenges! You have used so many wonderful textures and layers on this. I love the top corner finished out w/ pearls!

  12. Anne Marie, this is adorable! You've used the challenge colours beautifully. Such a sweet card!

  13. WOW! Anne Marie there are soooo many things that I love about this card! THe sparkle is DEFINITELY up there, then that little picture and the pearls and the spots and well lovely the WHOLE thing! AMAZING!!!
    SMiles SHarnee :)

  14. I love all the detail in your card, with the shimmer and pearls and that cute little girl!! Thanks for adding it to my Chirstmas Blog Hop! and Being a Great GD for A La Card Monkey!!


  15. Love the colour combo and your cards is BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the wintery vibe! :)

  16. What a cutie patutie card Anne Marie! Love all the details and layers. Wow what a lot of extras you've put in this card, but they all add up to "sensational". TFS.

  17. This is so cute Anne, and I love all of the shimmer on your card as well as the dimension! Thanks for playing along at Just Add Ink this week :)

  18. Cute! I love the color and texture!

  19. I love this shimmery snow-flakey background and that image is just the cutest! Awesome colors, too :) **hugs**

  20. Love your card, Anne. The shimmery background is fab and so is the cute image and bow. The four legged crew are pretty cute as well!


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Anne Marie