Saturday, July 11, 2015

Male Birthday Card Using Deedee's Digis Monkey Business

Hello friends.  It has been cooler here the past few days; but heating up again.  LOL!  I hope all of you are surviving the rains across the US; because there have been a lot of storms and flooding.  What a mess.  Send some of that rain to CA; especially in the South!  LOL!

I won a challenge recently with a prize of Deedee's Digis and fell in love with them.  She is also one of the many sponsors for my Blog celebration where there will be a lot of wonderful prizes.  Drop by her shop and select some of her fabulous images to try for yourself.  I love that she has colored ones as well as black and white too in the same digi set.  This gives you options; especially when you don't want to or don't have time to color an image.   

Be sure to click on this link to join my blog celebration.  Your name goes first with a 1 behind it if you are overseas, not in US.  Blog link is next.  If you don't have a blog; be sure to leave a comment or email me and I will add you to the list.  There will be at least 15 or more prizes; so changes are in your favor.

I chose Deedee's Digis Monkey Business for my son Aaron's birthday card.  I just love this set.  I also used the Happy Birthday sentiment from Deedee's Digis Cup of Joy digi set. I merged two of PNG sentiments into one; for the inside sentiment.  I also took advantage of two of her digi papers to create this card.  One was used on the outside and one on the inside. I hope you enjoy my creation.

I am entering this card in the Path of Positivity Challenge - Sharing; which is one of my favorite challenges.  Lisa has all positive/motivational type challenges and is such a blessing to all of us.  Be sure to check out the challenges and read all the wonderful inspiration and free sentiments she shares on her blog.  I picture these little monkeys playing together and sharing their cupcake and bananas.  LOL!  I believe sharing can be done in a lot of ways; and not just in the physical form.  We share our love for others, our faith, trust, encouragement, prayers, our creations on our blogs and in so many other ways.  Life would be pretty boring if we didn't share with others.  It is a very important part of living.  As Lisa's sentiment states; The More We Share, The More We Have.  Take time to share something with someone today and be a blessing to others.  

Top Sentiment, digi paper and monkey images 
Happy Birthday is from Deedee's Digis Cup of Joy digi set

Supplies used to create this card are:

Frames on front - Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A & B

Pre-Colored Images, Digi Papers, Sentiments - Deedee's Digis Monkey Business and Happy Birthday is from Deedee's Digis Cup of Joy digi set.

Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Saddle and Pacifica
Twine - CTMH Neutral Metallic Bakers Twine Z1921
Ink for Sky on Image - CTMH Sky (Retired)

Join My Blog Celebration With Chance to Win Free Prizes

Be sure to click on this link to join my blog celebration.  Your name goes first with a 1 behind it if you are overseas, not in US.  Blog link is next.  If you don't have a blog; be sure to leave a comment or email me and I will add you to the list.  There will be at least 15 or more prizes; so changes are in your favor.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes/Summer (No limit) (Monday)
Card Mania - Anything Goes (No limit)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Incy Wincy Designs - Spots and Dots (3 of 5)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
Path of Positivity Challenge - Sharing (1 of 3)
Stamp and Create - Patterns (1 per week)
The Crazy Challenge - Summer Vacation (1 of 4)
The Paper Girls - Babies (1 of 3)
The Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Use Your Stuff - Anything Goes/Stash (Cardstock/twine) (No limit)
 Crafty Sentiments Designs - Sweet  (2 of 3) (Tuesday)
Clear It Out - Anything Goes/Stash (1 of 3)
Creative Card Crew - Dies Cuts (1 of 3)
Deep Ocean Challenge - Two Stamped Images (I combined 2 PNG's) (No limit)
Inky Chicks - My Furry Friend (No limit)
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes (No limit)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit) (Wednesday)
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Simon Says Stamp - Summer (1 of 5)
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Thursday)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Date)
Art By Miran - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Friday)
Crafty Catz - Summertime (1 of 3)
Digitally Sweet - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Saturday)
Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes (2 of 3)

Choose July SOTM free with $25 stamp purchase 
$5 with $50 purchase
Choose any of the following Hostess Rewards stamp sets for only $5 with each $25 stamp purchase.

Choose Both~!  Choose as many Hostess Rewards stamps as you want - 1 per each $25 stamp purchase.

Place the stamps in your cart you wish to order and the choices for $5 will pop up. Or scroll to the bottom of the cart page to see your choices.  They will not appear until you have at least $25 in stamps in your cart.
You can find the larger pictures of these stamp sets in the online copy of the Idea book or the Seasonal Expressions 2.

Click to enlarge.  List is below picture of the stamps that are eligible for only $5.  They will not show up if they are entered into the shopping cart; as they are hostess reward stamp sets only; which are not normally sold.  They are earned through clubs, online orders or home demonstration.

First Row Across Top (Left To right)
A1163 My Acrylix® Practical Planning
B1454 My Acrylix® Thanksgiving Wreath
C1614 My Acrylix® Tagged with Love
C1593 My Acrylix® Hats Off

2nd Row
A1169 My Acrylix® Well Wishes
D1615 My Acrylix® Sweet As Sugar

3rd Row
B1458 My Acrylix® Cuddly Salutations
C1587 My Acrylix® Sing Glory
C1596 My Acrylix® Happy Hexagons
D1608 My Acrylix® Better with a Friend

4th Row (Bottom)
B1477 My Acrylix® Exotic Flower
C1613 My Acrylix® Paper Bird
B1455 My Acrylix® Be Jolly
July SOTM - FREE with $25 stamp purchase or $5 with $50 purchase

FREE with $25 Stamp purchase this month 
or $5 with $50 purchase

Life Is Wonderful

Artwork Using July SOTM - Life Is Wonderful

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Join My Blog Celebration With Chance to Win Free Prizes

Be sure to click on this link to join my blog celebration.  Your name goes first with a 1 behind it if you are overseas, not in US.  Blog link is next.  If you don't have a blog; be sure to leave a comment or email me and I will add you to the list.  There will be at least 15 or more prizes; so chances are in your favor.

Remember - Keep On Creating!! 
It's Good For Your Health!!


  1. Cute card. Thanks for joining us at Digitally Sweet this week for our "July Anything Goes" Challenge

  2. Fun card! It reminds me of the barrel of plastic monkeys we played with growing up. I'm sure your son will love it.

  3. That is a cool card!!! The monkeys make me giggle!!!

  4. Adorable Monkey's and love the banana paper- just perfect inside and out. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.

  5. Again a lovely card. Great inside.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion. Hope we see you again and good luck,
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  6. Love the monkeys and bananas...Thanks for sharing with Crafting From the Heart!

  7. Soo cute and Beautiful card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Welcome again and Good Luck! Gr.Kaija DT-member

  8. Lovely project. Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Your Passion.
    Naz xx

  9. Cute card! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenges.

  10. Cute image and the color/layout is really fun. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, on our 191st Challenge. We appreciate you.
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  11. Love it! Such a fun card. Thanks for sharing at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper. Rebecca x

  12. Great fun cards, thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends, xxx

  13. Super cute cards! Thank You so much for joining in at Loves Rubber Stamps this time around!
    Hugs, Dangina

  14. that card is super cute and gorgeous Gloria
    gr karin and
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  15. Totally adorable and so full of fun.Just love how you've brought everything together both inside and out.Your son will love this,I'm sure.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x GDT

  16. Love your cards, Gloria. I have that same set and it is so much fun! Thanks for once again joining us on the Path of Positivity challenge blog. Good luck with your celebration!

  17. Those monkeys are too cute!! Fun and fabulous card design. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Loves Rubberstamps team for our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge. Hugs, Wends x Loves Rubberstamps DT

  18. Such a fun card! Thanks for joining us at Not Just Cards this month. Good luck!

    DT Lynda

  19. Love Monkey projects. Very cute!
    Thanks for sharing with us over at PoP!
    ♥ Monica
    DT Member for PoP Challenge!
    My personal Blog - Taylormadecards4u

  20. Gorgeous summer patterns and I really adore the stamp you have chosen for your card! Thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz and please come back again.
    Anna xxx

  21. Fab creation.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Friends Challenge blog,hope to see you again for our next challenge.

    Tracey DTxx

  22. This is a fabulous card, such a brilliant design.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Friends.

  23. Thank you for taking part in our art by miran challenge,
    I very much enjoyed looking at your project and all
    the time and detail you put into it, good luck hugs tracy

  24. Beautiful card. Thank you very much for joining our Challenge at Creative Card Crew.
    Hugs, Yvonne

  25. What a fun card! Thanks for sharing at Crafting with an Attitude!

  26. Wow I love the monkeys and use of twine. Thanks for playing at Scrappers Delight and good luck. Hope to see you back next month for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Scrappers Delight xx

  27. This is so perfect for our SHARING theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Path of Positivity DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  28. O, Gloria, I love DeeDee's Digis. I too won some images and now I have loads of great images, sentiments and a few papers to play with. Your card is awesome, and I love your writing as you promote the positive aspects of sharing. Thanks for sharing at the Path of Positivity.


Hi to all you wonderful bloggers!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate your comments and support. I would love to have you as a member. Thanks so much. Hope you enjoy my blog. Gloria