Saturday, June 26, 2010

Meet my 3 little monkeys.

I have three children, eight, three and one. They keep me extremely busy, that I only get to craft at night. The big trouble maker is my one year old daughter - she loves throwing anything and everything into toilets (the other day she threw her toothbrush and brother's sippy cup in there!), she loves to hide (inside the cabinets, in the dark room, and loves to displace items from room to room. My middle one is toilet training, so I always have to be on my toes. He loves to pick a fight with the younger or the older sibling. My oldest, now on summer vacation, wants to spend every free moment with me - and loves to educate me on the most "interesting" topics, such as Pokemon and Power Rangers. However, I love them all, and they make my everyday special. And, I wanted to create a page to illustrate that.

Here, I used Cricut to cut out curly ribbons from Wild Card cartridge, monkeys from Paisley cartridge and I used various embossing Cuttlebug folders (houndstooth, candycane stripe, swiss dots and spots&dots) to emboss various sized circles. The word MONKEY is wooden scrabble chips from L'il Davis, Monkeyin' Around label is from Cosmo Cricket, the rub-ons are from Basic Grey cupcake series.
I also used heat gun to create loops with a fibre string, and of course I adhered all these with pop-dots to create dimension to the page.

I think that my completed page captures the craziness of my household.


  1. WOW! That is amazing! What beautiful kids aka monkey's!

  2. This LO is sooooo much fun!!! I love all the action going on!!! And the title rocks with all the different kinds of letters that you used!! Fabulous job with our color challenge!! thanks for playing along at Frosted Designs!!
    Barb :)

  3. This is just awesome!! Love all the details! The embossing is great! Your children remind me of my Grandbabies! Always into something!! :)

  4. Such a fun page! Love the curly ribbon from Wild Card. The pictures are cute and love those little monkeys. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs.

  5. I have been sitting at my desk w/ my jaw dropped ever since I read the comment you left on my page about the blog awards and then...I saw this layout! Jaw dropped even more! I absolutely LOVE it. I never thought about using those curly ribbons from Wild Card. What an incredible idea!!! Thanks so much for the blog awards and check my page shortly for a post about it. Hugs, Kimmy :)

  6. Fabulous!!!! I love all the embossing, the little monkeys, and your babies! YOu did a smaching job on our color challenge at Frosted Desings this week! Thanks for joining us and I can't wait to see what you do next week!
    Kim xXx

  7. WOW!!!!!!!!!! This is Fantastic. I love the design and all the elements. Thanks for playing with us a FD.

  8. This LO is fabulous! It caught my eye and I had to come see it close up! I love all the busy elements! My 3 Es have the same personalities. 1 year old is in charge of all chaos in the house(she throws everything away...last week we lost keys and the remote). 3 year old is in charge of all conflicts of interest (she does not play well with anyone). 5 yr old is too smart for her own good and wants to read me every book she can find and hold a discussion group on it too! Must be the birth order! Glad to have found your blog. You have beautifully, inspiring work!



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