Tuesday, July 26, 2011

You Have Great Taste

You have great taste. Whether you're talking fashion or monsters trying out different looks, it's a great line, right? I got some new Paper Smooches in the mail today and I just had to ink them up. This is probably the fastest I've ever inked up new stamps! To be honest, I bought Vegtastic for the sole purpose of using the leaves on the vegetables as hats/toupees/wigs for the monster from Falling for You. I know, I'm a little weird that way. ;) I didn't buy Sugar Rush for that reason but the top of the cupcake looks like a shower cap, doesn't it? I can't stop giggling over that one. What I loved most about trying out these different looks on the monsters is that the little indentations of the 'tops' fit so well between the horns that it was almost meant to be! I used the white, pink, sunshine and chocolate colour combination from the Paper Smooches July Sparks Challenge. This challenge is so much fun and the prizes are amazing. You should play along!

I hope you're having a much better week than I am! Between the protests and overnight construction, I'm struggling to stay sane. All I can do is look forward to the peace and quiet I'll have in 38 days!! See you Thursday for an exciting announcement. :)

Sources: Gina K Designs 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Echo Park Little Boy, Little Girl & A Walk in the Park Collections; Paper Smooches Falling for You, Vegtastic & Sugar Rush; Ranger Walnut Stain distress ink; Uni-ball Signo white gel pen; Stampin' Dimensionals; We R Memory Keepers corner chomper; Marvy-Uchida 1/8" long reach circle punch; The Twinery baker's twine in Cappuccino

56 comments:

Karen B. said...

This is thee. best. card ever. Hands down. So fun!!

Vicky Hayes said...

I couldn't work this out at first but when I did I fell about laughing! Their expressions are perfect! Brilliant 'out of the box' thinking Emily!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Simply brilliant Emily, love their hats/veggies, clever you! Clearly they're impressed too you can see it all over their faces, LOL hugs Gay xxx

Basement Stamper said...

OMG, this is the CUTEST!!! How genious to use these as the hair. Very cool!

Annette said...

ADORABLE..
cute little monsters..

Sue McRae said...

These cute guys made me laugh, so very fun!

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Oh my goodness! I fell in love with your little monsters with their shower cap, veggie wigs. heee heee. I love that you saw these stamps and used them for something completely different. Way to be creative. Thanks for sharing the info on the stamps and the challenge blog. These are both new to me so I'm hoppin' over to check them out. Hope you can find some peace and quiet this week.

Tami
http://scrappinrabbitdesigns.blogspot.com

Kim B said...

Thats just so, so cute!!

Lynn said...

I love coming here to see the innovative ideas you have for stamp sets. Fabulous card Emily!

Lisa said...

OK Emily- my ban on purchasing in the month of July is almost over, and as soon as it is I am buying the monster set from Paper Smooches :)
Your creativity never ceases to amaze me- they are too darned cute with "hair"!!

Julie Day said...

Ack! This is AWESOME Emily! I love, love, love the monsters and their fashion forwardness :)

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

LOL! I adore these fashionista monsters!!! They are totally stylin'.

lisa a.

Jen W. said...

I am LMAO!!! You may call it weird but I think this is absolutely brilliant! Even Luis just walked in and cracked up at them. :) The Elvis-esque one is my fave.

Jocelyn Olson said...

So hilarious! LOL! I love it! Your paper piecing is fab--love the papers you used. Wow, Emily, you are soooo creative!

Get some rest!

simplycaffeinated said...

Absolutely hilarious! Those hats are the cutest ever! You are so creative!

Virginia L. said...

Beautiful use of pattern paper! Super cute!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Honestly--I cannot think of a better winner for these PS challenges than YOU! You have rocked these stamps--OH MY! Totally off the chart and original:) BEAUTIFUL!

Tejal said...

This is off the charts awesome!! so so cute paper piecing and what lovely hats!! I'm still grinning!!

Waiting for the lovely news!!hmmm what can it be?
There's a baby boom going on around here (not me)..maybe I'll hope that this baby boom jumped from India to Canada!! (ROFL)

Ujjwal said...

I can't stop smiling looking at those cute fashion savvy monsters :D

Waiting to hear the exciting news!

kasia c. said...

Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!
Emily this is insanely good! I love the way your mind works. :)

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, wauw, Emily, this is truly weird and wonderful, ha ha!!! Love their hair this way, ha ha!!! And you even changed the monster to make them more diverse! Dear friend, you are number 1 in making cards like this!!! Love, love, love it!!! Thanks for your comments on my cards as well, you inspire me!! Hope you will have better days again soon! To not be able to sleep well is terrible, it ruins your day! all the best to you!
Hugs, Wendy

Jay Gee said...

This card is the winner for sure Emily! It is so cute and funny and I just love it :)

Lisa said...

So awesomely creative! Seriously too cute! : )

Isha said...

This is one of your most creative cards Emily. Love those fashion Monsters...I am smiling from ear to ear:)

Jenny said...

These are just wicked Emily, love the monsters expressions too. My fave is the big quiff :)
Hope you have a great time this weekend meeting up with Jen.
Jenny x

Beth aka BR-T said...

Emily you are a genius I love this card! The monster hair pieces are adorable especially in the fun plaid!

Angela said...

What will that brain of yours come up with next? You never cease to amaze me: monsters with veggie wigs. Hilarious.

Meg said...

I don't know how you can look at vegetables and see toupees, but I'm glad you can! I love the look, especially the one on the right.

Hope you get at least some sleep in the next 38 days!

Sarah said...

So stinkin' clever! Your ideas totally keep me on my toes. But what I really want to try is that twine/sentiment treatment. It's fantabulous! (See, I have to come up with entirely new adjectives to describe your work.)

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this!!!!!!

Lulu said...

Uhm, So so so cute!! :)

Anni said...

This is so much fun, can´t stop laughing! Great card and fabulous use of the stamps!

Brandi said...

Girl this is the cutest idea ever! PERFECT!

AnitaRex said...

Could this card be any cuter? Seriously it made me laugh! I love it! Love the sentiment with all those hats! Tee hee! So sorry your hardly getting sleep. That really sucks! I feel for you! And way to make me so curious for tomorrow!

Brenda said...

You're making me think about these stamps too much! I love what you do with these funny images! Brilliant!

Joy said...

This is so darn fun and cute, love what you create when you stamp, you are awesome! Hugs!

Bee's hive said...

Emily! How darling are those little dressed up monsters!? Now how did you cut them out so close to the line? I must know:)

Marie / Legojenta said...

This is so fun! Love it =) TFS!

Sunghee said...

can this be any more adorable!

BabyBokChoy said...

Can it BE cuter? I don't think so, it's so so so darling!

Lindsey said...

It's good you explained the sentiment related to their fashion choices... I thought maybe they were people-eating (although extremely cute) monsters commenting on someone's good taste! :D Awesome card -- love all the paper-piecing. (What protests? About the Fords?)

suzARTe said...

Such a clever and really cute card, love all the little creatures

Janna Werner said...

this is sooo .... rofl!

donna mikasa said...

How did I miss this?? Absolutely adorable!! You have such a creative eye--love those HATS! I'll be looking at my stamps in a whole new light....thanks for the inspiration!!

Scrapcollectr said...

Who can be afraid of monsters as sweet as these? Love their hats...great idea! *smile*

lynn said...

way too cute, you clever thing:) the toupee just cracks me up!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh my golly...this is so clever and adorable Emily!

onecraftymama said...

I'm wondering about the protests too - although I'm guessing that there are way more in TO than make it to the national news. As for construction, I hear ya. It's never fun to be close to THAT noise.
Love the sentiment/twine treatment (it is totally fantabulous!) and those awesome rugs. Buddy on the left should talk to The Donald about it.

Julie E said...

So so so cute!!! Adorable and I can totally see why you had to buy this set!

Cathy P in AZ said...

I can't stop laughing! This card is absolutely hilarious!!! SO CLEVER! Seriously fabulous!

Kelly Braund said...

So hillarious! Love it!

Kim C said...

When I saw the card that had won the Sparks Challenge over at Paper Smooches, I just couldn't help smiling! This is SUPER SUPER CUTE and I absolutely love it! What a fantastic card! Congrats on your win!

*Alison* said...

Congrats on your win Emily.. This card truly made me smile.. so much fun!! :) HUGS

lynn said...

congrats, emily:)

donna mikasa said...

Emily! Congrats on your PS Sparks win! Woo hoo!

Sunghee said...

OMG~!!!! Em!!! Congrats!!!! Woohoo! This card is cutest evah!