Monday, August 10, 2009

Wanna Monkey around?

One of the coolest parts of working on a design team are the super cool stamps you get to play with. A while ago all of us Design Monkeys were sent some stamps by MaVinci Stamps. You have to go check them out, they have some really cool fonts and alphabets. There's a fun vintage feel to their products.

I have to admit that I struggled a little bit, The style of the stamps was out of my comfort zone, any one who knows me knows that I don't make very many (any) vintage style cards. Don't get me wrong, I love them and there are SO many people who do a fabulous job in that style, unfortunately, that isn't me. I really had to stretch outside of my zone to do justice to the awesome stamps I had been given.

I chose to incorporate a few of the stamps and alter a picture frame. This was a $1 wooden frame from Michael's. I covered it with some dp from my stash.

I really like this sentiment and I though it would be perfect for a picture frame. The key to my (he)art. So many meanings that can be derived from it but I thought it would be perfect for a picture of your sweetie or whomever inspires you. To play on the key theme I embossed 2 of the key stamps with gold powder and I even found a little key charm.

Of course you need a little card to accompany the frame. This one was super simple to whip together.
That's all for tonight, I think I'm going to make some chocolate chip cookies for Wednesday's potluck. The butter is almost room temperature. See, since most of these cookies will be eaten by other people it's OK to use butter. If the entire batch was staying with us I might use margarine, maybe not. Grin...