2.01.2012

Monster Love for you!

Yeah it's Wednesday which means I only have a few days left of this week and then I can enjoy my weekend.  I love short weeks.  We had a day off school this week for teacher inservice.  I am biting my nails for the results of my daughter's mid-terms.  She reported back to me with much enthusiasm so far.  It really scares me when I ask her if she studied.  This is what happens: she opens a book, looks it over for 15 minutes and says she's done.  Then I have to remember she has a photographic memory and once she visualizes the material, it's in there.  A benefit of Autism?  Hmmm.  Some might argue, but I am proud of her ability to recall information when questioned.  Of course this does not apply to every area.  ;-)  I know we have reviewed how to unload the dishwasher a dozen times visually and physically, yet it magically is forgotten.  I love her so and wouldn't change a thing even if it meant I never had to put a away a dish again.  This to me is typical teenage life which I prayed for and the good Lord has answered  it so!  What's the phrase?  Be careful what you wish for?  LOL!
On to my card for today!  A little monster love for you for at Penny's this week.  Our theme is Love is in the Air.
He reminds me of a muppet.  A sweet muppet with those heart eyes and that big toothy grin!  My fave muppet was Animal so you can probably see why I like this fellow! Wondering who Animal is? 

This guy just makes me smile! He's from Little Miss Muffet Stamps. One of of fabulous sponsors this week.  


Okay but on to my card.  I colored then cut my image out.   I wanted him to be fun so I added Stickles glitter.    His eyes are paper pieced and popped up with foam dots.  I punched a small heart for his belly and added a little bling because he is dressed up to share his love.

The sentiment is trimmed from the WRMK's Love Struck pattern paper and attached with foam dots to the  printed word paper.  I did a lazy stitch around the edges because: 1. I don't know how to stitch a straight line and 2. I don't know how to adjust the tension on the machine.  I just totally sold myself out didn't I?  I guess, but I can say I tried and continue to try to sew when patience is high.  My goal is to buy a nice machine and really learn this art.  I distressed the lime green panel after sewing.  And that's it!  Sticking to this story and I hope you like!


Challenges I would like to enter this card in:
Craft Your Days Away: #37 Distressing
Crazy for Challenges: #121 Layer it On
Fab'n' Funky: #106 Use a Digi
Little Miss Muffet Stamps: #28 Valentine's and Love
Little Red Wagon: #118 Valentines
One Stop Craft: Stitching
Stamp -N -Doodle: Valentine's Day'
The Stamping Boutique: #125 Valentine 
Truly Scrumptious: #73 Love and Hearts


Supplies used:
cardstock: The Paper Studio and Bazzill
pattern paper: WRMK Love Struck
rhinestones: Queen & Co.
heart punch: McGill
glitter: Stickles
other: foam dots, Copic markers

34 comments:

Cheryl

Awww, I just love this little monster. Your card is adorable. The glitter on the patches on his fur is so fun.


~Cheryl~

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Sharon

Well I 'love' it Amy!! That darling monster, the awesome stitching and the bg papers. Fantabulous!!! I have a sewing machine and have not even threaded it!! I really need to try stitching on my cards. :)

Annette

aww how CUTE....love this little monster...

Karen B.

Fantastic colors on your cute monster!

...just Barbara

Love your card and the sparkle is a great touch! The eyes and heart popping out is a brilliant technique and the stitching around the card is wonderful. ;D

Thanks for using a Little Miss Muffet Stamp and feel free to add this project to our current challenge starting tomorrow... it doesn't even have to follow the theme but with all the red, you're covered. LOL
http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.com

Stella

I love reading your stories. You're a proud mum and wat you shared about your daughter made me smile. ( I hae a nephew with autism and I now a bit about it..)
Your card is heartwarming and fun; this is such a cutie!!! I love how he shows his heart with that little bling on it. Fun and fabulous card!

yyam

Hehe...such a cute card! Just love the glittery monster!

JanR

What a cute little monster! I love the glitter. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Rea

Cute card, love the sparkle, and your right, he does look like a muppet. Hugs

Linda R

Well my sweet friend this card has me smiling.. It is so darn cute.

Hugs, Linda

cnelson

This could not be CUTER!!! LOVE it "monsta"rously! So FAB!

Ros

What a fun card Amy! I love this little monster ... You are a great Mom ... I have an autistic young lady in my group ... I adore her ... she can be such fun and certainly knows more that we give her credit for!

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Soooooooooooooo cute!! I loveeeeeeee the glitter!!! And hoping her mid terms came back by now! :):):):):):):):):):):)

my5bratz

cute card, thanks for joining us at FnF :D

Shirl

Hi Amy ... note to myself must visit more lol. This is one amazing card and the bright red monster reminds me of a little devil but then the cute little face makes me smile. Lots of attention to detail which shows in this amazing card. Love it.

Thank you for sharing with us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x

KraftyKoolKat

An adorable little monster. Thank you for sharing it with us at Craft Your Day's Away this time and good luck.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Scrapaddict

What a cutie this is!!

Diane

Now this little guy just has to be ya smile...a cutie for sure!!

Frea

HI Amy, look at that cute little monster, what a lovely valentine card! Thank you for sharing at LMM Challenges, good luck and hope to see you again soon.
Frea
DT Member Little Miss Muffet

Sarah

Gorgeous card Amy, love your colouring and layout, thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet challenges, hugs, Sarah x

Miranda

love this cute critter, great colours and the glitters look fabby
thanks for joining the Stamping Boutique 's challenge
hugs
Miranda
TSB DT

Cleota

Monster definitely reminds me of Animal as well! Love how you've glittered him up for your card. Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges.

Cleota
DT Member

Davi

This one makes me smile AMY!! The fun image cool stitching and dp are very fun :)

Audrey Pettit

Totally like! That little monster is just adorable! Love his speech bubble sentiment and his blinged up heart! Such sweet paper and stitching, too. I really like the hand-stitched touch. :)

THE HOOSIER STAMPER

Cute, cute, cute!!!! Thanks for joining us at LMM challenge blog..Good Luck! Leah Ann

Emma H

Hee hee, that digi totally looks like a muppet, love it! Great card, thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky this week!

Claire Phillips

I love animal aswell Amy - thats one cute monster! Cheers Claire x

Julia

Gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique. Hugs, Julia

Angi Barrs

Animal is one of my fave muppets too. Love your adorable creation. :)

sara

fab card how cute is he !! thanks so much for joining us at truly scrumptious this week
hugs sara x

Kirsty Vittetoe

Awww..... that is a real sweet heart!!!!

Stephanie aka Nerdette

Your card is sensational. Love your LMM Monster all decked out in reds and pink! Fab job.

Thanks for joining the Little Miss Muffet Valentine/Love Challenge & good luck! Sorry I am so late in commenting ;D

Arabella

Awww this is so sweet! I love how you have popped out his eyes!

Thanks for joining us for the Valentine's challenge at Little Miss Muffet stamps!

Arabella

Trina

I love the LMMS Monsters, too! His popped up pieces and glitter look amazing! Hope you have another short week for President's Day! :D

Thanks for sharing at Little Miss Muffet Challenges!

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