August 27, 2013

Freebie - "Mortimer"

As you may know from last week, we are celebrating Mega Monkey Mania over here for a period of six weeks.  If you missed that post and would like to catch up click HERE.

Welcome to...


It is time for this week's introduction of the latest monkey over at Creative Bug Digitals.  This week I'm here to introduce you all to...

Mortimer

 Click HERE to get "Mortimer".  Available from August 27th until September 10th.  
After that it will be replaced with another freebie.
EDIT:  Mortimer is not available in the store right now.  It is available in another post until it goes into the store.  You can find it by clicking HERE.

It is time to continue our journey through the history of sock monkeydom.

In our last 'episode' I told you how sock monkeys came into being and we took a look at them from the late 1800's up to the 1940's in the US.  Now it is time to check out what was going on in Canada during that same time frame.  From the research I did, I found out that from the 20's to the 40's, we did not import Rockford Red Heel Socks.  Instead, people would end up using heavy grey wool work socks with red striped ends. These were sometimes referred to as Lumberjack Socks, or Hockey Socks.   Apparently, some of the women would end up embroidering large red yarn mouths on them and those monkeys became known as the Canadian Rockfords.  The sock monkeys up in Canada tended to be rather diverse in design as there wasn't a specific pattern to be followed.  As such, Canadian sock monkeys were often seen with very long tails.

Next week I'll continue to share some more of their history with you.

Now Jennifer from Krafty Keepsakes was able to help show off this cheeky monkey and created this card...

Mortimer is just perfect for a birthday card.  How can you not fall in love with that face and start smiling yourself?!  Jen has done a great job showcasing Mortimer.  Her use of the three primary colours really makes everything pop.  I also really love her buttons.  Such a cute card, right?

Special thanks to Jennifer for her contribution this week. 

Sneak peek guesses...
So this week, I switched things up and had you guess at some ideas since you already knew the image was going to be a monkey of some kind.   The three questions I asked were:
  1. What sex do you think this money will be?
  2. What do you think the name of the monkey will be? 
  3. What position do you think this monkey will be in?
Participant's had the opportunity to win up to three different prizes.  Well, I am pleased to say that nine of you correctly guessed the answer to the first question:  Yes the monkey is Male.

So, the following people have won a folder with three sentiments:
  • Ike
  • Fit Kitty
  • Stephanie 
  • Julie Tucker-Wolek
  • Iris 
  • katieo 
  • Lisa 
  • scrapunzel 
  • Sherrie K.
Unfortunately, nobody was able to guess that the monkey's name was Mortimer.  Which brings us to the final question of what position the monkey was in.  There were some very creative guesses for this question such as:
  • sitting holding his knees
  • standing with with a music box
  • squatting like he is getting ready to jump
  • riding a bicycle
  • sitting
  • riding a motorcycle
 Well, two people guessed that Mortimer was sitting so that means that the following people have won a digital paper:
  • Iris
  • Edwina
Winners, please send me an email by clicking HERE, putting "CBD Mortimer Guesses" in the subject line.

DON'T FORGET...
 there is still time to sign up for your chance to win Naomi's latest new release:  Malia!  Click HERE to find out how.

 AND...
don't forget that our DT call is on right now and we'd love to see you enter!  You can find out all the details by going HERE
Finally, how about another monkey joke before I go...

Q:  What do you call a monkey with a banana in each ear?
A:  Anything you want, it can't hear you!

(source:  http://www.enchantedlearning.com/nosuchfile.htm)

Well, that it is for me.  Enjoy the remainder of your week and I'll see you all on Saturday for the next sneak peek. 

  
References
Allan, Dixie. (2012). A Modern Sock Monkey Family. Available: http://webclipart.about.com/b/2012/01/15/sock-monkeys.htm. Last accessed 21st Aug 2013.
Author Unknown.. (Unknown.). Sock monkey. Available: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sock_monkey. Last accessed 21st Aug 2013.
Polfuss, Robin . (2009). History of Sock Monkeys. Available: http://www.roroart.com/history.htm. Last accessed 21st Aug 2013.




8 comments:

Karon said...

Fabulous post, love all the info! And great little digi. Jennifer's card is so colourful! TFS

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Another super cute monkey! Thank your for that and for the very interesting facts! Got me giggling with that joke ;o)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeee your card! So bright and happy!! LOVING the colors!!! And loved reading the history if the sock monkey and Canada!!

Fit Kitty said...

Love Jennifer's card - fabulous colours! Wanted to mention I clicked on the Mortimer freebie link but it took me to the last freebie. I'll check back later to get Mortimer.

I must say that your sneak peeks and guessing games are a lot of fun! It's so funny when all is revealed! I am delighted to see my name listed for winning some sentiments - I will email you shortly. Thank you for the fun!

Have a great day!
Kitty

Fit Kitty said...

Forgot to say - I like the monkey joke - that's cute!!!

scrapclose2theheart said...

Thank you very much for Mortimer. I will be back to check if he is available later. Hugs~Patti

Lisa said...

I can honestly say Mortimer never crossed my mind as a name, but it's adorable!! What a sweet sock monkey!!

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Edwina said...

Yay! and thank you. I love this monkey. The history about the sock monkey is great. I loved reading it. Edwina Brown