Monday, March 15, 2010

Sock Monkeys and Shy Bears

Happy Tuesday...
I looked at my daytimer this afternoon to write some new events in - and realized once again how fast time passes....or approaches. Spring break is almost here for northern Alberta, Easter follows directly after, then I have a Music Convention at the end of April, head to Calgary on the May long weekend.....and then school will be done - Yikes!!!! (And then it starts all over again - teaching really can be a weird profession!)
Any-whoooo
Sock monkey came out to play today for a couple of challenges...
Mojo Monday Sketch is used....didn't really mean it to look like the eggs were falling into her basket from the sky - but hey - whatever works!
365 Cards used the image of beautifully decorated Easter eggs in baskets shown here. Sock Monkey needs a bit more practice with colouring her eggs...but
she's happy!
Try a New Technique at Splitcoast today was to create your own Designer Series Paper.... I spritzed the top piece and the matt behind Sock Monkey with the colours from the printed DSP - Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery and So Saffron.

Squigglefly wanted you to have something shiny on your card - which are the rhinestones. However.....I created the second card below, with Shy Bear specifically for this.
I could swear I heard a robin singing when I got out of the car at school this morning.....you know how you notice a song that you haven't heard for a while? It's a thing with me - I always stop in my tracks to listen to whichever bird is singing at the moment.
For the "Let it Shine" challenge at Squigglefly this week I added a bit of Crystal Effects to each of the leaves because they're so fresh and new on the tree. I also added the bling at the bottom .
The sketch for this card is from 365 Cards.

Well...I'm off to bed because I need to be rested, clear headed and patient tomorrow when taking the hand chime and hand bell groups to the Music Festival here in town. Gotta wonder about the fact that the festival is at the same time as report cards....yikes - talk about stress.
Ah well....it makes us strong!
Thank you so much for dropping by!!!! Hope you are having a totally terrific Tuesday!

17 comments:

Holly said...

Lovely cards, and I love your shiny new leaves!

Debbie said...

Cute cards Joan! Love that the sock monkey's eggs have fallen into her basket! Great job with the sketch. Love the colours in the Shy Bear card too.

Enjoy the Music Festival! :-)

stampinfrog said...

So cute Joan! Your coloring is fantastic and love the color combos!
Hugs,Connie

Alex said...

These are both super cute Joan, I especiall love the monkey, I have not inked that one up in awhile, need to get him back out!! Love the brads, really cute idea! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Sylvia said...

Your cards are lovely! Your blog is fantastic as well. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. Happy St. Patrick's day to you!

Marlene said...

Both cards are adorable - and that sock monkey is precious!

Deb Neerman said...

Two fabulous cards, Joan! You totally rocked these challenges!!

Craftyanny said...

Two great cards Joan, thanks for playing along with Squigglefly
Anne x

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh how CUUUUTE are these!

HappyCrafter said...

Both cute cards, I especially like the shy bear one, that image is too adorable and the bird peeking out of the bird house signals spring is coming.

TesaB said...

Ohhh, cute as could be! I think sock monkey did a fab job with the eggs! LOL!

~amy~ said...

fabbie job on your cards!!!

Gloria Stengel said...

Love your sock monkey take on the ad challenge. Thanks for playing at 365 Cards!

Shawna said...

Very cute cards! The sock monkey brings back lots of memories! And one can never get enough of the shy bear!

Rose said...

they are both super cute! i love that little bear peeking at the birdhouse :)

~Christina~ said...

Super cute cards!!!

Holly said...

Hi Joan! You're the winner of the Squigglefly challenge. Will you please contact me at usyungs@gmail.com so I can get your prize to you?