I've been playing with a new stamp set from the upcoming 2008 Stampin' Up! Fall–Winter Idea Book & Catalog. It's called Sock Monkey and it is super cute!!!
To create the monkey, I began by inking up the Canvas Background stamp with chocolate chip ink and stamping onto Very Vanilla Cardstock. I stamped one monkey image onto the canvas background, another onto a 3" very vanilla square, and a final image on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla. I cut out the canvas body parts and paper pieced over the monkey on the 3" square. I used the scap piece to cut out the "mouth" and popped it up with a dimensional. The red areas were colored with the real red Stampin' Write marker.
I'm very busy right now, getting ready for convention and traveling for seminars. My posting schedule will probably be a little erratic the next few weeks, but I'll be back in full force by the beginning of August with new ideas from convention.