Friday, June 28, 2013

Merry Monday Challenge #68

Good morning friends and happy Friday!  It feels so good to have my windows open and the air conditioner off!  I know it's summer, but hey......I wait all 9 months of winter to be able to open the windows and then we head right into hot and muggy!  I know, I know, complain, complain, never happy, but I really do like having my windows open and listening to the birds sing! :0)  But anyways, on to my card for today.  I hope you're not sick of Christmas cards yet, because I've been having a great time playing two of the Christmas challenge blogs out there - Festive Fridays and Merry Mondays.  There's even more than these two out there folks, but two is enough for me right now. :0)  Today my card is for the Merry Monday challenge and here is the design template they've given us to work with:

And here is my take on it:

This one was a hard one to photograph so bear with me here.  In fact, click on the picture to enlarge it and you'll be able to see the snowflake a bit better.  For photographing purposes, maybe the Cappucino colored Coredinations paper with the gold embossed snowflake (Northwoods Stamp Co.) wasn't the best idea, but in real life it was a great is so cool and vintage looking!  I layered it with a piece of the POW gold glitter paper and it just really stands out.  I used SU!'s "Script" stamp for my background (with SU!'s Crumb Cake ink) and then used scraps from my stockpile for the 3 flag banners.  To finish I added a snowflake cut with a Spellbinders die from more POW gold glitter paper, a red button and some bakers twine (The Twinery).   Another quick and easy card, and I have to admit that I really like the sketches Merry Monday's gives us to start with....sure makes the mojo juices start flowing a lot more smoothly!! :0)

Make sure you check out some of the other great entries over on the Merry Monday site ( and also check out the 4 FANTASTIC cards Lesley posted...she made it into the top 5 of Gallery Idol!  Her red, white and black Christmas cards are just simply stunning!!

Have a great weekend everyone and I'll be back next week with a card for my newest son in law whose birthday is tomorrow and definitely check back in on Monday as I have a special surprise to share!  Thanks for stopping by and sharing a part of your day with me...I LOVE it when you do! :0)


  1. Thank you for calling by! Your card is lovely - love the gold with the coffee coloured card.

  2. Love this elegant card! Happy birthday to Coleman! And speaking of hot, we are flying to AZ today to see Blake. 119 in Phoenix - at least it is a dry heat, haha.

  3. I just LOVE this...gorgeous snowflake and your colors and patterns have a nice country feel that I really like! Thanks so much for playing along with the MM sketch this week! And I love my windows open as much as possible too!

  4. Hi Marcia,
    Thank you so much for mentioning my Gallery Idol card!! I really appreciate it! Your cards is lovely; love that the colours are muted and really work well with the snowflake design.
    Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!!

  5. The gold star is so classy on the Cappuccino card, Marcia! This is such a pretty card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

  6. Your card is so lovely! The gold snowflake is stunning my dear! And I love the background you stamped too! Wonderful card! I, too, think Lesley's cards for Christmas are gorgeous! So many talented card makers!


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