Oliver Smiles

Hi everyone!  Happy Monday!  It's time for a new mojo sketch over on the Mojo Monday blog, and this one's super fun (if I do say so myself *wink*)!  This layout reminds me of summer days spent playing four square with the kids in my neighborhood.  A piece of sidewalk chalk and a ball and we were entertained for hours!

As soon as I saw this Oliver collection by BasicGrey, I knew I had to have it.  So during a little trip to the craft store this weekend, I picked it up.  I hadn't noticed this monkey design at the time, but flipping through the pad this morning, I just KNEW I had to make a card with it for a special little monkey lover I know.  I pulled out the Verve featured stamp of the month, Love Monkey and a sentiment from the new Blue Skies set and got to work.

Love monkey is stamped onto 4 classic square die cuts in Basic Gray ink, then colored with Copics and matted onto scallop squares.  The sentiment is stamped in Old Olive onto a classic circle cut-out and I matted with the pinking circles Nesties.  To balance things out, I added the little double heart, stamped in Cherry Cobbler, colored with Copics and accented with Diamond Glaze.  The baja breeze layer is embossed with the Tiny Mosaic embossing folder, then distressed with a paper distresser.  My final touches were the old olive satin ribbon and a trio of little rhinestones.

Hope you have  a fantastic start to your week!  Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to head on over to the Verve Blog today for the start of our July project parade!

What's In It?
Stamps: Love Monkey, Blue Skies (Verve)
Paper: Oliver (BasicGrey), Baja Breeze (SU!)
Ink: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray (SU!), Copic markers
Accessories: Classic & Scallop Squares, Circles and Pinking Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Mosaic Tiles (Cuttlebug), paper distresser, rhinestones, diamond glaze

12 comments

  1. Julee, that's so sweet! I just got that stamp set a couple days ago...was going to give it as a gift, but....

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  2. Oh, that's so cute! I absolutely love it!

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  3. How cute is this! I love the 4 monkey faces. What fun!

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  4. Had to giggle, this could be my son popping in and out of my face all day asking if he can do something LOL! Darling card. Sketch has me scratching my head a bit (no pun intended) and with VBS all this week, and 250 kids full of energy and excitement registered to spend 3.5 hours a day, I'm not sure I'll have any energy left to think it through....I'm getting old LOL!

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  5. Such a sweet sweet card! Way cute!

    Vicki

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  6. Oh my gosh Julee, I just got the Oliver paper in the mail today and was looking at it and TOTALLY thought of the Love Monkey!!!! That is so funny!!! Your card is darling and he goes so well with the paper!!!

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  7. Ack! This is darling, Julee! You've done the cutest things with Love Monkey.. LOVE this with the Oliver PP!!

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  8. Been eyeing that Oliver paper... This is cuter than cute!

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  9. What a great and fun card!! I love it. I saw it on the Mojo Monday blog and had to come and see more of your work.

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  10. The monkeys are too much fun! Love the sketch!!!

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  11. This is so cute, love the monkeys. I love this sketch and can't wait to try it!

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