Monday, January 23, 2017

Merry Monday #232 - Sweet Inspiration.

Hello friends.  Deanne is our host this week at Merry Monday, and she would like you to use the following photo as inspiration for your Christmas cards this week.



I tend to take everything quite literally when I see inspiration photos, so can you guess what I chose for my card?  Yup, hot cocoa (sorry, I do NOT like coffee...tastes like hot dirt!) and cookies! 


I had fun playing with a brand new (to me) stamp set from PTI called Sweet Holiday Wishes, and also What the Doodle: Tea Time and What the Doodle: Piece of Cake (both PTI).  I started with a Cherry Cobbler card base that I die cut with PTI's Noted: Scalloped A2 Die, and then layered a smaller piece of Kraft Bitty Dot DSP (PTI) on top.  My plates, tea cup, and cookies were all cut from Gina K's Ivory cardstock...the plates and tea cup were embossed in white and the cookies were sponged and decorated with white die cuts that I really piled the glitter on!  The sentiment was die cut and stamped from the Sweet Holiday Wishes set, and the little wooden stars are from a PTI kit. 

So what will inspire you from the above photo this week?  We can't wait to see, so check out all the fabulous inspiration from the rest of my teammates, and then play along with us right HERE.

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


13 comments:

  1. Literal was the way to go in this case, Marcia. That stamp set was perfect for this challenge.

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  2. What a darling cup with plate of cookies, Marcia - just love all the white with the red!

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  3. I'm with you taking things quite literally and also like hot chocolate and not coffee. Lol....Lovely card Marcia. Great design. Have a great week my friend.

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  4. Literal seems to be the way I go as well most of the time too! Loving this card so much that now I want cookies with my coffee! Marcia you used the perfect set for this one! hugs

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  5. I'm a literal kind of gal too, when it comes to challenges. No thinking outside the box for me! haha! Your little snack set is darling Marcia and a nice cup of hot cocoa always hits the spot. Love your sweet card!

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  6. Pretty photo & beautiful card, Marcia! I really love the die cut word! How can you say coffee tastes like dirt?! Got me through my first day of work in 4 months--haha!

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  7. Wonderful "iced" cookies, Marcia! Hope you're having a great week!

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  8. Love your card Marcia, the cookies are fantastic. Must check out that stamp set!

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  9. love love love....who doesn't love a plate of sugar cookies!! charming card!!

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  10. LOL "hot dirt." Beautiful card - loving it all!!!!

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  11. Marcia, your card is just beautiful!! I love how you used this fun set and the monochrome is perfect! Hope you're having a great week!

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