Saturday, May 18, 2013

Flying Monkeys with Party Hats for Dynamic Duos #53

Hello there stamping friends! It's time for a new challenge over at Dynamic Duos. This week is "Black Tie" week where we select one color...pair it with Basic Black...and add an optional theme element to the challenge. Please join us with a project featuring: Pacific Point, Basic Black and the *optional* kid-theme.  I always need cards for the wee ones...I don't know about you.
I wish I could say that this challenge was easy for me. But with a long week at work and some volunteer commitments, I had some struggles getting my finished project together. In all honesty, it is ONLY because of a few of my fellow Dynamic Duos Design Team members that I am even posting my card this week. I love these gals and I  love how amazing they all are. *BIG shout out to the DD gals for your awesome encouragement*

Sooooo, let's talk about this card. Are you secretly hearing the theme song for the wicked, flying monkeys from the "Wizard of Oz", after seeing this card? You should...because these monkeys are "cray cray". I stamped them and punched them in different poses to try to add some personality to the little buggers. I also colored their faces and bellies for some added detail. The little hat was hand-cut and popped up for fun.  
My card was created from the *retired* set Fox and Friends and the sentiment is not SU! but seemed to fit perfectly with the card...I mean how often do you actually SEE a monkey wearing an itty bitty hat? 
Um, I JUST noticed that this guy is wearing a I suppose to answer my question above, monkeys actually DO wear hats pretty often. Who knew? Even Toto looks surprised in the photo. 

Please stop by the Dynamic Duos page and join us! The challenge is open through Thursday May 23rd, until Noon (PDT). Be sure to stop by and visit our fabulous Design Team members, too 
...and me! 

Have a HAPPY day! :)  

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  1. This card is giggle-worthy. And, that is a good thing. You had me at your post title.

  2. LOL, I love the title of your post Anne Marie,and your monkey card is just adorable! It certainly doesn't look like you struggled. I think the sentiment is perfect, too.

  3. As we all relayed to you on our private blog.....we all love this card and I do like the little snippet of white layering. Made the colors pop more in-between the 2 layers! Love the monkeys!

  4. The child who receives this card is going to have a great big smile on their face! It is so much fun! :-)

  5. Cute little monkeys!! You'd never know there was any struggling going on.

  6. Love that post title Anne Marie! How fun! This card turned out so cute, we knew it would ;-) Love the bit of bling on that party hat,too!

  7. As I suspected I would I LOVE the finished product! Only too sad I no longer own this set so I can CASE it :) Perhaps I will have to track it down... hehe

  8. Great card! The monkeys are adorable and cheeky! It turned out perfectly!!! :)

  9. I am loving this color combo, I don't think I would have ever put the two together. Your card just makes me Happy!

  10. I know you said you were struggling on your card, Anne Marie, but I totally LOVE how it turned out - WTG!

  11. I think this turned out awesome! I love all the layers in it, it gives it great depth and interest. Those monkey are too cute - and not creepy in the least! :)

  12. Super cute! Love those monkeys! I think you met the challenge :)


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Anne Marie