Saturday, June 16, 2012

Merry Monday with Holiday Magic

This is my second post today, it's a short scroll
down if you are here for Dynamic Duos!

I have an amazing morning in front of me - Scott and Erik are in Utah at a lacrosse tournament and Andrew is spending the day doing intake at our local food bank as it is the biggest food drive weekend of the year.  I'm alone!!!  And I don't have any urgent or big projects that I have to do - so I am crafting!  Yeah!!!

For my first card of this morning, I decided to do something just for fun.  Yesterday, I got a fun new Christmas set.  (Hey, Allisa - my stamps got here...thanks for the catalogs!!).  So I decided to play the Merry Monday challenge...


Merry Monday Challenge with CTMH



This is a retired Close To My Heart set.  I saw this card by Allisa and then saw that she had a set for sale and I was all over that.  It's nice to play with Close To My Heart again.  My mom was a demo (check out this post about half way down for a remembrance of my mother) so I have TONS of older CTMH sets - but it's nice to play with newer stuff - I have an order coming too!
  • Stamps: Close to My Heart Holiday Magic, Papertrey Trey Backgrounds: Text Style (just on the scallops)
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Crumb Cake and Tempting Turquoise
  • Ink: Versamark, Stampin' Up Crumb Cake, Distress Inks in Broken China and Tumbled Glass
  • Accessories: Zing white embossing powder, Papertrey Ink Classic Kraft ribbon and Rustic Jute button twine, miscellaneous "puff balls"

12 comments:

Lisa said...

This is adorable Kim, love the little pompoms!!

Rita said...

Kim, your card is stunning. I had to go and read about your Mom and what a lovely story behind it. I too am 1939 baby and times were so hard during the war years too. Thankyou so much for sharing with us. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

Allisa said...

Adorable card, Kim! Glad the stamps arrived safely. I love your take on the sketch and those little pom poms!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Kim this is such a gorgeous Christmas card! That stocking is just fabulous and I love those pom poms! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

Susan Joyce said...

Too cute Kim. Love the Xmas stocking, the puff balls and the colours you used.

Lesley said...

Even though this is a fun stocking, your colours and background stamping are so elegant! A very pretty Christmas card Kim! Thanks for joining in at Merry Monday!

Aileen said...

Love your design on this one Kim. The non traditional colours are just fab and those pom poms are adorable. x

Notes by Nina said...

Great card, love the colours and papers you used. The pompoms on the stocking are adorable.

LeAnne said...

Dang, I should have snagged that set, LOL!!! What a fun creation--you always have creative ideas! Thanks for playing with the Merry Monday sketch this week!

Bonnie said...

This is beautiful, Kim! I love the kraft and blue color combo and those sweet snowflakes in the background. Glad you joined us at Merry Monday this week!

Anne Marie Hile said...

I recently got some fun stamps from Allisa, too. Gotta love new stamping goodies! This is such a cute Christmas card, Kim! Love the cool color combo and that perfect little bow. :)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

This gorgeous card has gone into my 'colour combos' idea file. What a fabbo combination! Love how the turquoise pops against the crumb cake! Hugs xxx