Monkey-ing Around Blog Train

Choo, choo! The Monkey-ing Around Blog Train has pulled into the Simply Kelly Designs station! Welcome.

I have to admit that when I saw the theme for this blog train I knew that I had to participate. I have 2 little monkeys of my own so inspiration for this design was abundant! This blog train freebie has expired. You can now purchase this mini-kit here.

I have the perfect photo to use with this kit! My daughter takes ballet and one day she was doing an arabesque when all of the sudden my son came running up from the kitchen table and did one too! There’s even a half eaten sandwich in his hand. :) The quote is a little hard to read on the preview but it says “monkey see. monkey do. monkey get in trouble too!”

Monkey-ing Around Mini Kit by Simply Kelly Designs|Swirls Template by Simply Kelly Designs

My Swirls Template that I used for this layout is a brand new release and is on sale for $1 through June 7.

I signed my kids up for Kids Bowl Free program this summer. The day after preschool was over, I took my kids bowling for the first time with some friends. The kids liked it so much that the day after that they requested to go bowling again! That inspired me to create my new kit Strike (this kit has now been retired).

The fun and vibrant color scheme for this kit was taken from the colors of our local bowling alley. Here’s my layout of that first bowling trip.

The kids were so cute and everyone had a great time!

Here are layouts using Strike from my creative team.

layout by CT member Amy|Strike Kit by Simply Kelly Designs
layout by CT member Hannah|Strike Kit by Simply Kelly Designs
layout by CT member Diane|Strike Kit by Simply Kelly Designs|Masks, FotoGlows stitching from Anna Aspnes Magic FotoBlenz album|Rose from Anna Aspnes ArtPlay Palette English Rose
layout by CT member Diane|Strike Kit by Simply Kelly Designs|Celebrate Kit by Simply Kelly Designs|Anna Aspnes Artsy #12 and Magic FotoBlenz album #2, plus Artplay Palettes Barren Sunrise, Flutterby and Find My Way

The Strike Kit is 30% off through June 7th. Now back to your regularly scheduled blog train.

You should have arrived from Mikki Designs.

The next stop on the blog train is Mad Genius Designs.

Enjoy the train ride and I hope you stop at the Simply Kelly Designs station again soon!


  1. Megan says

    Very cute monkey around kit…but I am curious as to how you download it…I am not seeing a link anywhere. Thank you so much for offering this up. I have the perfect monkey pictures to go with this huge kit.

  2. heidismiles says

    Love the blog train but I can’t find the download link, The word here is not downloading I am confused where it is…..

    • says

      Scroll all the way to the bottom of the ENTIRE post and find the FIRST line of bold text. Click on the word here at the end of that first line.

  3. Jolinda says

    I understand where I am supposed to click to download but box posts a note saying “The user hosting this content is out of bandwidth.” I’m not sure what that means…

  4. says

    I apologize for the bandwidth issue. This is the first time I have participated in this blog hop and I didn’t realize that there would be so many downloads! I’ve moved the file and changed the link so it should work now. I am glad you all like the kit!

  5. Mary says

    Thank you so much for the cute Monkey-ing Around Kit. The monkeys are adorable! I also love all of your scrapbook pages.

  6. says

    I LOVE your part – and your layout with the swirl template is wonderful!!
    Your direct download is MUCH appreciated!
    Many thanks for this kit!
    :) Mags

  7. anonymous says

    Thank you for the cute kit. I really like the swirly paper. I want to go back and read the tutorial.

  8. Christine says

    Thank you for your cute contribution to this fun blog train. Love the little word art tabs. Thank you also for the speedy download, very much appreciated.


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