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Friday, September 19, 2008

Doin' the Monster Mash

Isn't this monster the cutest?? He's from the Halloween page at Hambo Stamps. You know I love Halloween!! But this monster doesn't have to be exclusively for Halloween - I decided to use him on a birthday card this time around. It's supposed to be a little boy's birthday card - purple and green isn't too girlie, is it?? I put this card together and it still needed a little something, so I went a bit crazy adding dots. I refer to these as "Faith dots" (when I'm talking to myself in the stamp room...!) because, although I don't think she invented putting dots around things, she certainly is the Master Dotress. :-) I think they really helped this card pop.

So I am having struggles in the stamp room right now. I have two different cards in progress that I can't seem to finish. They are both birthday cards for two of my stamping idols - amazing stampers - Dirty Girls, no less - and I have it in my head that the cards have to be perfect. And I don't make perfect cards so they are kicking my butt. Does this ever happen to you?? You want something to be so perfect that you just get frustrated? And maybe end up never finishing??? I'm trying to tell myself - stamping superstars enjoy receiving cards in the mail just like anybody else, even if the cards aren't perfect, so I need to just get them done! Often I send no cards rather than less than perfect cards. Silly, huh? *sigh* Maybe the cards will cooperate with me today and magically come together... (and here's to hoping my own little monsters cooperate and nap at the same time today so I can stamp a little.......!)

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!
  • Stamps: Monster from Hambo Stamps, Karen Foster snap stamps
  • Paper: Basic Black, Georgia Pacific White, Bazzill green, The Paper Studio DP
  • Ink: Black StazOn
  • Accessories: Koh-I-Noor pencils, baby oil, stumps, white Souffle pen, SU mini library clip, embroidery floss


  1. This is so very cute, Libby!! I think it works perfectly for a boys' birthday...and your dotting looks perfect!!

  2. this is adorable! great kids card I think.

  3. I LOVE it! I realized this morning that I've been failing at putting comments on your blog. I've loved everything, I've just been crazy busy and haven't replied much!

  4. Oh wow!! How cute is this?! Love the colors on it because I LOVE purple, but that little guy is adorable!! :) Have a wonderful weekend friend!!

  5. Oh I adore your little Dragon! He's so cute! The colors are beautiful too.

  6. Love the colors here!... and of course the dots!

  7. this is adorable!!! whoever receives it will love it--love how you used that fella on a bday card!

  8. This is darling!

    And I tagged you on my blog.

  9. Such an adorable card. I love that image!

  10. Well, this little monster is certainly cute! I think the purple and green are great for a friendly little monster boy card. Faith as the Master Dotress! So true! Rest assured any stamping superstar will love one of your cards, Libby. I can testify wholeheartedly to that! I just had the most terrible time trying to make an SU! card with a set I thought was so great. It was giving me fits! Sometimes we do fret and worry and overthink things way too much.


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