Monday, April 11, 2016

Merry Monday #200 - LET'S CELEBRATE!!!!

Hello friends.  I am SOOOO excited to be a part of Merry Monday's 200th challenge and celebration today!!  When one of my dear blogging friends and DT member of Merry Monday's,  Colleen Foelker, asked me to guest with her for this special celebration, I couldn't help but say "YES!",  as this is one of my favorite weekly challenges to play in!  When I was getting ready to write up this post, I went back through all my posts to see when I actually started playing along with Merry Monday's, and found my very first post back on June 13, 2013...you can see it HERE.  So for almost 3 years now I have been playing along almost every single week, and I have to tell you that this challenge is so awesome as it gives me so much inspiration each week, and come December I am ready to send out cards!  :0)

To celebrate this 200th challenge, you are being given 4 different options for your cards...so really, the hardest part of this challenge is picking which inspiration to go with!


  I was so sure I was going to go with the snowman theme, but I got a little sidetracked (thanks Colleen!!) and ended up going with the pink and silver inspiration.  Take a look:



I started by sponging my background with Spun Sugar distress ink, and then embossed the large pine sprig from SU!'s Ornamental Pine stamp set (LOVE this set!!!) with silver embossing powder.  I also embossed the ornament in silver on a piece of cardstock that I had sponged the Spun Sugar ink on first.  My sentiment was die cut using WPlus9's Hand Lettered Holiday.  Here's a closer up photo so you can see the die cut better (I cut and glued 3 of the "joy" together for some added dimension):



I used My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 27 die for the stitched and scalloped border on this layer, and then attached it to a white card base.  A few iridescent sequins finished my card.

So what are you waiting for??  Join in the fun and make a card for this BIG celebration!  LOTS of inspiration this week, so head on over and check it all out right HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!  :0)


15 comments:

  1. Oh ,how pretty! Love the way you did the ...joy...! The silver and pink was my first choice...just soooo pretty! Some many beautiful details on this one Marcia!

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  2. Marcia, thank you again for saying "YES" and being my guest. You did NOT surprise me with another stunning card...I can always count on you to come up with amazing work!! thank you for joining us at our Merry Monday celebration! Have a great week my friend!

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  3. I love your pink and silver card! So very pretty! So great having you join our celebration this week. ♥

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  4. So beautiful Marcia, love the pink and silver. Thank you for joining us for our Merry Monday 200th Celebration.

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  5. Oh Marcia!! this card is truly stunning! I really love the Joy in relief under your delightful image! Over the top great!!

    Patti

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  6. Beautiful card Marcia! Congrats on being a Guest Designer for Merry Monday's 200th Celebration!

    Love the soft pink sponged background and your gorgeous silver embossed pine sprig and ornament. Adding the layered joy makes this fantastic card even more special. xx

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  7. Such a beautiful card, Marcia! I love that gorgeous ornament hanging on the bough, and the "Joy" die cut is wonderful!

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  8. So glad to have you as one of our Guests this week. Your sponging and word die-cut is so pretty!

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  9. Hi Marcia -

    CONGRATS on being a DG this week for Merry Monday's big 200th!!! Woo hoo.

    So many things to love about your card - all sparkly goodness. I think the embossing over the "joy" is so creative!

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  10. Oh Marcia, this is fabulous!! Congrats on your guest design team spot as well! You belong on this team!!! I love the pink and silver together. Your card is simply stunning and I always love the hidden message. Love your sweet new watermark signature as well. So many fabulous new things since I've been MIA. So happy for you my dear friend!

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  11. Wow!! I agree with all the posts before me. Just a stunningly beautiful card! Yea! too, for being asked to be part of the guest design team! You truly deserve it, my friend!! Love your watermark, too!

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  12. This is so pretty, Marcia! Love that softly sponged background with the silver pine bough and ornament! Fantastic how you die-cut the sentiment too! Thanks for joining our team this week to celebrate Merry Monday and for all the wonderful entries you have shared through the years!

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  13. Marcia, always a joy seeing your beautiful work -- you're such a talent! Thanks so much for celebrating our 200th challenge with us at Merry Monday :)

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  14. Beautiful card Marcia, So glad that you joined us for our 200th challenge.

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