Sunday, September 8, 2013

Seize the Sketch with Merry Monday: Peace, Joy, Love

I really wanted to play along with Merry Monday before it closes this afternoon.  It's a classic and warm challenge to use kraft, red, green and burlap, twine or ribbon.  I went looking for some Christmas papers that fit the challenge and found an older Hobby Lobby brand pad with the rustic look that I was going for.  Then the light bulb came on and I realized that if I used the sketch at Seize the Sketch, I would have a wonderful, warm Christmas quilt!

Peace Joy Love



It might be a little quiet here for the next couple of days.  I have a number of design team and new release cards to make in the next few days for later in the week.  You'll have to come back on Wednesday for a new release at Newton's Nook Designs.  Have you checked them out yet?  They have only been around for a few months and I love what I am seeing - absolutely charming!  I am guesting in September starting with this new release.  I also have a post for Paper Smooches that uses Free Spirits!!  And there will be a new sketch on Thursday for CAS(E) this Sketch! and a new challenge on Sunday for Curtain Call.  Good thing the roofers finished up yesterday, although I think it will take awhile before the pounding stops in my head.  And we could finally hook up the air conditioner again - it was unhooked during our record heat!  So I am seriously looking forward to sending the kids to school tomorrow and crafting in the peace, quiet and coolness!!

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!
  • Stamps: Technique Tuesday Jingle All the Way
  • Paper: Papertrey Kraft, Hobby Lobby Greetings of the Season
  • Ink: Tim Holtz Antique Linen, Papertrey Ink Pinefeather
  • Accessories: Lifestyle Crafts Nested Hexagons, Avery Elle Kraft and Berry Sequins, Papertrey Ink Rustic Jute Button Twine

29 comments:

Kara said...

Great card!! Love that sketch!

SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Love the quilted look you created, Kim! The paper you found is perfect and such a great use for the sketch challenge. Love it! Glad to hear the roofers are done and you will have total peace and quiet again after the kids go back to school. :)

PapierGirl said...

Lovely holiday card - perfect for both challenges! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch! :)

Tenia Nelson said...

This card is awesome!!

Shannon J said...

This card makes me want to grab a hot chocolate and cozy up under that quilt. I am SO ready for fall so I can do that! Can't imagine you were wanting to do the same thing though as you were making the card, if your a/c was still down when you made it! Love the card - that sweet twine and the sequins just polish it off!

Marisa said...

Great use of the sketch. Love the mix of DPS and the hexagons :)

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty...love those hexagons!!!

Marybeth said...

Beautiful! Perfect Christmas card and great for mailing.

KayM said...

Oh that is so krafty and just beautiful!! I love the hexagons!

Stacey Schafer said...

beautiful, Kim!

Margaret Moody said...

Really great card, Kim! Love the mix of patterns you used for your hexagons!

Lisa said...

This is marvelous Kim, so warm and cozy looking! Glad the roof is done and the air is back on ;)

~amy~ said...

Oh, this is so very lovely!

cm said...

Stunning card; festive, merry and yep, Christmas-y (yep, I'm a master of the 'obvious'!). I'm with Shannon - your card sends me thinking about cozy quilts, warm beverages and hibernating, watch snowflakes fall on the window. Inspiration+++ Incredibly excited to see alllll your showcases for the various DTs you're on! Wonderful to know your talent will be everywhere! Enjoy your craft-day tomorrow!
c

Ginny said...

great combo of paper hexagons!! A truly beautiful and warm card, Kim.

Lesley said...

Love the warm, Christmas quilt you have created, Kim. It is amazing, as always! The little sequins and the twine, are the perfect accents. Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday! Looking forward to seeing your DT release cards this week.
Hugs,
Lesley

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm thinking those roofers are missing something from their toolboxes today 'cause you took a big ol' hammer and NAILED and NAILED these challenges!! This is a winner in my book of faves, Kims!

Enjoy the peace and quiet and creativity! I'm thrilled and so not surprised that I'm seeing you everywhere rocking the Design Teams!!

Arlene said...

Beautiful card Kim! :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Kim. Love those hexagons cut out of the pretty papers.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm so glad you got this in on time, Kims, so you could be recognized in the HM gallery at MM! Well-deserved!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Your Christmas hexagons are fantastic Kim. Love your card.

Brandi said...

Wow! This is so pretty! I love the patterned paper you used and the touch of sequins!

Jen said...

I love the colors of this card. There's something warm and fuzzy to me about these colors and Christmas.

Anja (scrappie) said...

This is so great love that quilt lovely card.

Heather Jane said...

What a great idea to interpret this sketch as a Christmas card! Good Job!

Diane said...

Love the quilted look and fun colors.

regards diane

Lindsey said...

Love this...a perfect blend of these challenges.

Lisa Petrella said...

Lovin' the warm and cozy feel of this creation, Kim!!!

Marlena M. said...

Gorgeous line up of hexagons Kim~such a pretty card!