Sunday, March 7, 2010

Swinging Monkey at Just Magnolia AND Winner!!



Happy Sunday Everyone!! I hope you have all had a delightful week and are enjoying your weekend! I have definitely been missing in action this week...lol...When the Cancer Center called on Wednesday I was feeling GREAT!!! But it was just a friendly reminder that for the next 3 days I would be hitting a wall!!!! Little did I realize that as soon as the call was over that I would hit a re-inforced concrete wall head on...but luckily, as quickly as my bones started to burn on Wednesday, this morning I feel GREAT again!!!

My card for Just Magnolia this week is definitely for me!! hahaha Hang in there, Baby!!! We were given a Tent Card tutorial by Dena and it was so much fun to play with! Thank you so much, Dena!!! I hope you will join with us this week so that you will be eligible for a very nice prize from Simon Says Stamp.

I used Bazzill for the base, PTI for all matting, and the DP is from the BG Origins. I machine stitched both the outside and inside panels before cutting out the aperture with an oval nestie. Next I encircled the opening with vine ribbon which was a lovely gift from the very talented Suzan and added tiny yellow star flowers to match the DP. For the ribbon treatment I used organza ribbon, another star flower AND what's a monkey without a bunch of bananas???? I stamped that darling Magnolia Monkey from the Pet Collection at Magnolia-licious onto Cryogen White, colored that cutie with Copics, cut him out, and used a slip ring to let him swing down through the jungle! I had never used the monkey before but now I see so many uses for him...Diana also has a Hang In There sentiment to use with him. Gosh, he could say "I am bananas over you!", and he will make an ideal little child's card. Sometimes I forget the darling accessory stamps, but this one I will NOT forget!! He is so CUTE!!!!!

Below is a better view of that cute swinging monkey...I just love him!!!



For the back of the tent card I used the same papers and added a little flower arrangement and another decorated bow to the nestie jotting spot!



Thank you all so much for dropping by to see what's happening here and I hope you will return often! I also would like to thank everyone for your thoughts, cards, prayers, emails, best wishes, surprises, etc etc... You all are just wonderful..and I appreciate you sooooooo much!! Be on the lookout this week for something that just might make you a happy camper!!!! AND....April 12 is my Blog Anniversary so I better get BUSY and find something special for you wonderful people!!!!! Any ideas??? lolol

And now for the WINNER of the Ladybug Sweet Stuff.......

CONGRATULATIONS to

Sarah who said....

Hi, I hope all is going well as expected, hair or no hair, your inspiration and cards alway are the talking point in my house, this ladybird tilda is so gorgeous and your card is fab. You are such a positive person to make others happy would love to be in with a chance of winning it. With best wishes sent your way Sarah x

Another package to the United Kingdom!!!!

Sarah, please contact me before Thursday, March 11, at Noon EST so that your package can be sent to you right away...Hope you enjoy!!!

66 comments:

Rainmac said...

Whoo hoo, well done Sarah and Jacque what a gorgeous tent card, I love the papers and the monkey is soooo cute, the detail you add to your cards is always stunning. Sending you big hugs xxx

Danielle said...

CUTE! The swinging monkey is a perfect image for this tent card - so much fun! The papers are superb and I just love the 'vine & flowers' around the aperture! Glad to hear you're hanging in there too Jacque - sounds like you knocked down that reinforced concrete wall with your amazing girl power,lol!!
Hugs as always, Danielle

Juls said...

just gorgeous!! Loving the bannana charm! Hugs Juls

COCO said...

Oh beautiful card !!
come visiting my blog i do a little blog candy

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi jacque! *hugs* I hope your feeling okay. I've missed everyone so much! I'm FINALLY back in blog land again. What a terrific card!! I love the adorable monkey and the inside of the card is so fun! I hope you have a fabulous sunday!!

Kate said...

Lovely card, where did you get the cute banana charm? ** Kate **

Stephanie said...

Jacque, you are an amazing lady!!! Your projects are always awesome and so kind of you to share it will all of us! Glad you are feeling better today! Hugs, Stephanie

Paula said...

Playful card!
Bananas is cool!=)

Tracey said...

A gorgeous card Jacque! I love the ribbon!! xx

Suzi said...

Congrats to you Sarah. Jacque this is adorable, love the papers and the vines, the reverse is delicious. So glad you're feeling a little better today. Hugs n Love Suzi xx

Handmade by Vivi said...

Congratulations Sarah!! you are a lucky girl!!
Adorable card Jacque!! love the banana charming! so cute!!
xxx
Vivi

Kristina said...

Great card. Love the vine frame. Glad to hear you are feeling better again.
Hugs,
Kristina

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh, Jacque, this is just more that adorable. I'm going to look up that tutorial today and work on something for myself. Too cute! Glad to hear your feeling just a tad better...hugs...Barb

craftykitten said...

Congrats to the winner.
Jacque, so glad you are still fighting girl. Always go armed with a hammer and chisel and no wall will ever beat you hun!! Fabulous card, lovely cute image and beautiful papers too.
Hugs
Dawn xx

Debbi said...

Oh, Jacque, I'm so glad that you are feeling so well again today! Thank the Lord!! You have been in my thoughts and prayers all week.
Your card is AMAZING!! I see your treatment didn't diminish your creativity any, lol. I just LOVE the leaf border, how you made the monkey swing (super idea!), and the bananas!! WOW! Love it!
Praying your next treatment will be even better,
*smiles*
debbi

Marie said...

Just love your Magnolia card this week. It's really wonderful. The colours are wonderful and it looks like the monkey is just made for those DP or the other way around. Your bows and ribbon, just perfect! Stay strong and happy!
xMarie

angelwhispers said...

Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better Jacque!!! Your card is just beautiful xx Congratulations to sarah on winning the candy xx Have a good week Love Chanelle xx

Moni said...

Hi my dear friend, hope you are ok! Your card is stunning, love the image and the papers. Have a nice rest of the day! Hugs,moni

Marlene said...

This is just adorable! I'm glad you're feeling better. Sounds like you had a bit of a rough ride there.

La Vikinga said...

Sorry for "hitting the wall" but still you do very nice cards!!
I like the little bananas on the ribbon...

La Vikinga congratulats the winner!

Myrna said...

Your card is just the cutest! I love the banana charm. I always wanted a monkey for a pet when I was growing up. May have to get this stamp!! lol

Maureen said...

Ha! How cute is that? I love that you have bananas there too! Awesome! I shall have to check out this "tent card" style; I have read a few people making them, but I don't know how they are made? Off to Google...

Christina C. said...

You are soooo right, Jacque, he is just the cutest thing!!! I love that adorable card. The papers you chose are perfect and I love the leaf ribbon.
So glad you are feeling better. Love and hugs, Christina

SannaS said...

Brilliant card!! Fabulous colors!! Love those bananas!! =)
Glad you're feeling better!
Hugs, SannaS

☼ Cheryl* said...

Congrats Sarah!!

What a cute card, Jacque!! I'm so glad your feeling so good xxxx

Lins said...

Hi Jacque,

what a beautiful card you've made, just love the monkey. You're one of the most courageous persons I know and your cards just rock ;-)

Lins xxx

Sharon Caudle said...

This card is too adorable, Jacque! I love the monkey swinging! And of course, only you could have found the perfect charm for it! LOL! Great card hon! Glad to hear you're feeling better now.
hugs!
Sharon

Lori said...

Love the vines around the monkey and the inside of the card too! Glad to hear your feeling better. :-)

Karen Wilson said...

Oh, this is just so cute! I love it!!! Glad to hear you're feeling better! Can't wait to see more creations from you. Thanks for being so inspirational!

Christine Riley said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card! I love the monkey and the banana charms are just perfect. I'm so glad you are feeling better!
Hugs, Christine :)

debbies said...

THUD!!!!!!!!! You could not have picked a more perfect image for this!!!!!!!! It's adorable Jacque!

cabio's craft corner said...

Everytime I see your post up, I am happy Jacqueline. It's a great sign and you are up running making something :o)
I respect your up bit personality and the sure encourage many of us!
This cute monkey is hacnging there so well and the charm is pricelessly cute. Inside of this card is as wonderful!!! Looking forward for more and you bet I will be back often :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Grenouille Greetings said...

You don't monkey around with your creations - every one is a winner! This is lovely, Jacque - front and back! Fabulous papers, perfect ribbon and I just love those tiny little star flowers and your perfect bow! Absolutely "hang in there"! With the warmest of wishes, Lesley

ScrapgalGR said...

The cutest monkey and the best animal card I've every seen!

Shirley N said...

Jacque this is brilliant--love how you did this tent card. Your image is adorable and I love that ribbon vine around her. Love your charm too. Congrats to Sarah and thanks for giving us all the chance to win. Sorry to hear you're having to go through such bad days but so glad you have good ones, too. "Hang in there" Jacque, take care! Big big hugs!

Suzan L said...

Hi Jacque, I just love this monkey card!! It is so darling with all the embellies that you have added, especially the bananas and those flowers that match the DP perfectly. This cute monkey is hanging in there just like you. I'm so glad that you are feeling better today!!
With Love and Hugs,
Suzan

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Jacque.

Hugs Riet.xx

Rhonda Miller said...

What a fun card. I love that little monkey.

Congrats Sarah.

Kendra said...

Really love the monkey! Glad you are feeling better!

Kelly Schelske said...

What a super fun card Jacque! Love the leaf ribbon!

iluvmybugs said...

Fantastic card (again!!!) Jacque!!! Love the little monkey and banana charm!!!

Hugs,
Terry

Evelyn C said...

Superb card Jacque -hope you are feeling ok today -love thesmonkey and the charm is just fab - take care xx

Suzanne said...

Congratulations Sarah - enjoy your goodies. Jacque, You continue to amaze me, suzh a happy person even with all you are going through. The card is gorgeous and I am thinking of you whilst you are still ahnging in there with that super strength you seem to have. You are truly an inspiration to us all
Hugs
Suzanne x

Sharon said...

Hi Jacque,

Nice to see a post from you again.
Love the swinging Monkey and how perfect is that charm?!
Your an ispiration. Attitude is Everything!!

Sharon x

Melissa said...

Love, love, love that card!!!!

Nancy said...

Hi Jacque,
I am glad to hear that you feel better today! Your card is amazing! I love how you have colored the monkey and then hung him from the o-ring so he could swing! You are a genious! All your details are awesome and you always have the perfect charms! You rock girlfriend!
Hugs,
Nancy

Sarah said...

I am a lucky person or what? Thank you so much Jacque, I am gobsmacked that I won.
As always you are truly an amazing person both in your personal life and blog land.
This cute monkey card is far too cute, my daughter wants one for her bedroom! love the charm.
Thanks again Jacque. Love and hugs Sarah x

Claude said...

Thinking of you!
That monkey is adorable!! TFS!
Congrats to the winner!

Diamond Doll said...

Jacque what a fabulous card, i made one of these Tent cards today arent they great.My Son would just love this card (hes 27 lol) but he loves Monkeys he even has adopted one at Monkey world.
sending you some (hugs)
Trish (-:

Helen F. said...

Jacque, this is an adorable card (not just for children :) It certainly hits the nail on the head for those of us dealing with health issues too! Feel better, Sweetie...sending warm hugs from FL!

Lynda Nielsen said...

This tent card is fantastic girl.... You keep hanging in there! Keeping you in my prayers girl!
Great Big Hugs,
Lynda =)

Rufus said...

Your monkey is the cutest thing! And just right, HANG IN THERE! Next week you'll know to have your sledge hammer ready for that wall! Somehow I doubt that anything is going to hold you down for long. You know that you are in all our thoughts.
R/

Norma said...

Jacque, your card is fabulous. Yes, that monkey is adorable. Love the way you've outlined the oval with the vine. Your DP is gorgeous.
Sooo.... glad to see you back. And yes, hang in there!

Hugs.
Norma

Julye said...

Love the card as ever and so cute, hang on in there and glad you're feeling better Julye

Candy said...

Hi Jacque,
I am not at home right now - that is why you haven't heard from me. Just trying to do some catch up here with email this evening.
What a cute cute card - and only YOU would find a banana charm :o) Darling monkey and so much fun to see him.
Sorry to hear you had a rough few days - praying for you as always. Love Candy

Esme said...

Fantastic card Jacque!! I love it - the banana charm is very sweet too!
Well done on getting through the "wall" - I can't imagine how hard it must be, but glad you're feeling a bit better xxx

thread-bare said...

Oh Jacque I just adore this little chappie. So sorry to hear the chemo is making you feel so awful.. but as they say in England...if the medicine tastes bad.... its good for you xx Chin up & take strength from all your well wishers xx Clare x

Bobbi said...

Your card is so cute. Love the monkey. Just wanted to let you know that there is an award for you on my blog.

Davi said...

This is really cute. The sweet little monkey looks so great combined with that great dp and the leaves!!

Deb (dcorder) said...

I never really liked that Jungle set but I love what you did with it! Pairing with the ORIGINS paper and using that vine ribbon - PERFECT!!

Hulda M said...

I'm glad you are felling better and your card is just stunning!!!
I'm so envy of you because you always manage to tie such perfect bows!!! How about making a tutorial on how to make such beautiful and perfect bows???
you are truly an inspiration.
Hugs, Hulda M.

Loz (Aus) said...

So glad to hear you're feeling better today Jacque... you card is gorgeous... great paper and I love those bananas!! Congrats to Sarah!

wendy said...

Hi Jacque, I love reading your blog, your work is amazing. My sister has just gone through chemo and is on her 10th day of radio therapy after having a lumpectomy and lyhmph nodes removed. She like you has remained so positive and is a true inspirtaion . I hope your outcome is good and you continue on your road to a speedy recovery x x

KarenB said...

Congratulations Sarah.

Good on you Jacque for staying positive and wishing you all the best for the next part of the journey.

I saw your monkey card over at Magnolia Challenge and love it so much!! And how cute is that little banana charm too.

Kat said...

Hi Jacque what a great card! That monkey is so cute and the DP is just right for it.

What an inspiration you are with your postitive attitude. Look after yourself and you still continue to amaze with your fabulous cards.

Kat x

Marinou said...

I'm french and I can't speak very well english...
I love your cards! They are original ;)
your monkey it's Beautiful!

Marine