Wednesday, May 5, 2010

MelJen's Sock Monkey

I know you can tell how much I love dogs. But, one thing you did not know about me is I love monkeys and apes. I did many graduate and undergrad projects and research in Animal Behavior. I wanted to be the next "Jane Goodall". It was my dream. One of my favorite things I have ever done was to go to the Primate Center in Washington and get to visit Washoe, the chimpanze who was trained to talk in sign language. I met all of her "friends" and her adopted son Loulis signed to me and told me he wanted to see my shoes. He loves shoes and I have to say he has good taste:) They were rescued and are living out their lives in leisure and retirement instead of going into research.

My card is a wonderful sock monkey image by MelJen's Designs. She is a fantastic artist and has a new release of her digital stamps weekly. I have so much fun with her images. Every Monday she has a freebie. If you have not checked them out, do so, you won't be disappointed. I colored my image with Copics. I used Crate DP and PTI cardstock. I sewed my ribbon into a box pleat, wouldn't my mom be proud:) I also added lots of machine stitching for color and texture. I made this card for my daughter! I used the 2sketches4U sketch for inspiration.


  1. LOL, this make me smile! I love it :D
    Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

  2. Hi Lisa,
    LOL! I bought this digi as soon as I saw it! I always have always thought that sock monkeys were super cute.

    I have one colored, but had not made him into a card yet, but hopefully soon. Your card is fabulous!! Funny, I was just over and Meljen and found a new "adorable" freebie too! I adore Melissa's designs...I'm now a digi addict!! Argh!!

    Happy Crafting,

  3. Aw, this card is adorable! Great job with the sock monkey digi. I love the bright colors and ruffled ribbon.

  4. way cute! thanks for playing along at 2S4Y:)

  5. perfectly fabulous in every way!! lovin' that sock monkey!

  6. what a cute card! I love Meljen stuff too! And your ribbon is super!



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