Sunday, June 12, 2011

Peace, Love and Happiness

Did you know that Paper Smooches has a guest designer search every month? You can find all the details HERE. I'm playing along because it gives me the chance to play with my Paper Smooches stamps and encourages me to think creatively with them. They are so cute and make cardmaking easy! Would you believe it if I told you that this sheet of monsters makes me son squeal to no end? In fact, he loves them so much, he won't even colour them for fear of ruining them! LOL

How did I make my card? I used the monster, acorn and bat from Falling for You. I stamped the monster once without his arm and stamped his arm twice to make movable ones. Then I used the top of the acorn for the monster's makeshift boat. The flag is the topmost section of the bat's wing and the waves were stamped using the outer edge of the bat's wings.

The sentiment is from Pretty Phrases. The beautiful paper is from a kit I won from Donna called Just Chillin' Boy by Making Memories. I thought it made the perfect sunset to ocean background for the little monster who looks hopeful yet petrified all at the same time. He's so entertaining, isn't he? Just ask my son who commented on this card by saying, "That monster wave flaggy flag holding leav(es) in wa(ter)!" :D

Sources for Peace, Love & Happiness: Gina K Designs pure luxury kraft & 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Making Memories Just Chillin' Boy Collection; Paper Smooches Falling for You & Pretty Phrases; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Copics; wooden toothpick; Stampin' Dimensionals

43 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh this is great, really just makes me smile.

donna mikasa said...

Oh, Emily--this is just toooo cute! Love the acorn boat, perfect fit for the lil' monster! So happy you're workin' with your goodies! I really believe they went to the right person! Love this!!

Michele Gross said...

Oh.My.Goodness! This is off the hook clever and cute!! I totally giggled when I saw this!! :D

Ujjwal said...

absolutely cute!! love the way you used the stamp set to create a card no one could have thought :)

Tiffany said...

EEks!! Way too clever the way you made this, I love how you made the image come to life, so sweet!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

How cute!!!

Jenny said...

oooo this is so cleber Emily, it's fun looking at the shapes and thinking "I wonder if.....?"
Love how you used the bats wing for the flag and wave :)
Jenny x

Janna Werner said...

Oh MY! Emily, how sweet is this?! You gotta love him! Have a great day :) Janna

onecraftymama said...

Ha! That is totally his expression - hopeful yet petrified :) I love the way he's clutching the boat. You never fail to amaze me with your creative way of using stamps!

Lynn said...

The paper is fabulous. I thought you distressed inked it...absolutely adorable! I think you need to stamp about 10 sheet of monsters for your little man! He is so sweet!

Wendy ten Hove said...

So cute this, Emily! That monster is the best!! Love the way you combined it. The sheet of monster is so cute as well, would also make great gift wrapping paper for a little boy!!
Hugs, Wendy

Angela said...

Aren't you a clever girl! I love those little monster arms, and what a fun way to use that bat! Love D's commentary, too :)

kasia c. said...

would you believe it if i told you that sheet of monsters makes me squeal too? :)
You totally rock these stamps! i love how you created all of the elements using only the stamps! that makes me squeal too!
Hope you are well and getting some great weather there. I am looking forward to my trip to TO in september. I hope the trees have started to turn, boy do i miss those gorgeous ontarion fall colours!

Jen W. said...

Totally cracked up when I saw this! It's so darn cool! Hope the lil monster makes it back to shore!

Karin said...

Talk about out of the box thinking! This is so super cute and you son knows a great card when he sees it! Amazing! I heart his little arms :)

btenn said...

Such an adorable and cute card! I love how you've taken bits and pieces of different sets and put them together so magically ....makes me want some of those Paper Smooches stamps :)!

~amy~ said...

**thud** sooooooo cute and clever!

Pauline said...

Whata fantastic card!! I love the little monster, and the sweet acorn boat! I love the sponged background too, the colours are perfectly blended!

BabyBokChoy said...

THAT is my kind of monster, i need him!!! Your card is beyond extremely adorable! love it!

Meg said...

Tee-hee, this monster is just too cute setting sail on his adventure!! I love it! Your background is really gorgeous, too!

And you better be careful or you may end up having to wallpaper your little guy's room with monsters!

Emily Keaton said...

SO adorable, Emily!! You really got creative with those PS stamps. I never would have known that the flag was part of the bat's wing!!! And what a great idea to have that adorable little monster floating along in an acorn cap boat. I hope you win a GDT spot with this one--it truly deserves it!

Kary said...

Hi Emily! Gosh this little monster is SO cute!! Hmm... I'll have to check Paper Smooches out. ;) Have a fab day, dear friend.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hello Emily, I love your totally fabulous card. I've just got some Paper smooches stamps, can't wait to get all inky with them now, LOL Gay xx

Scrapcollectr said...

Just adorable as usual! I love your coloring... *smile*

Jay Gee said...

He does look kind of nervous - I wonder if he is waving hello or waving for help! So adorable and clever Emily.

Lorraine said...

Oh this is so cute and creative! Love how you have put the stamps together and that background paper is just perfect & gorgeous!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! I have missed stopping by your blog!! I have needed some creative mojo--and this card is it!! LOVE LOVE LOVE that little monster and his floating acorn top! SO CLEVER!! Love that your little one loves your monster stamps and won't color them for fear of ruining them! SO CUTE:)

Hope you are doing well! LOVE LOVE LOVE stopping by!

Lisa said...

This is adorable Emily :) I have missed seeing your blog while I've been away! I have a lot to catch up on!

Lindsey said...

I can totally believe that your son squeals at his monster sheet -- I would, too! What an awesome card. I can't believe all the non-bat ways you used your bat stamp! That paper is perfect to set the scene.

Julie Hoffman said...

That image made me giggle! I can see why your Son likes it - it's ADORABLE! Love the little flag with the toothpick! CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!!!

dahlhousedesigns said...

Too adorable, I just love how he comes alive!

lisa a.

walchowDesign said...

This is so adorable, Emily! such a great idea by making the moveable hands and the bg setting is definitely beautiful for this little monster! Fully agree with your son about this cute little monster!

Isha said...

Stunning, cute, adorable as always Emily. Love your creative ideas.

AnitaRex said...

I think I have this paper too what a great way to use it! Such a cute card! I love the flag! And your son sounds soooo cute, I just want to hug him!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

ADORABLE! With your awesome cards, I would say you have that guest designer gig in the bag, Em! :)

Brenda said...

Such a cutie Emily! Love that monster face!

Helle said...

its so cool!! have to try this shape for my next card!

lynn said...

the acorn boat is just too cute! the bkgd coloring in amazing, emily:)

Jennifer said...

OMGosh!! To CUTE!! Love your creativity!! You should definitly be the next guest designer!!! (=

Jen Carter said...

Wow!! You are on a serious creative kick with these stamps (that I have been trying to put out of my mind...so much for that, lol!!)!! Love this!! How fun to make a boat with the acorn! CUTE!!

Sunghee said...

Hahahaha!!! This one is so cute, too! Love the background, and you are sooooo creative!

*Alison* said...

THis is adorable.. :) I too made a boat with the acorn and a monster.. I guess great minds think alike.. I love your paper.. :) super cute creation.. HUGS

Lisa Lara said...

Soooooooooooo cute Emily. Congratulations on being featured today. You rock.