Monday, April 11, 2016

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge: #200

It is a huge day at the Merry Monday Christmas Card challenge - it's their 200th challenge!! Congratulations to all the folks who have made Merry Monday what it is!! They have a wide variety of fun challenges and an amazing design team, plus a large group of consistent players.  Don't you just love that the team always comments on our cards?!

As I looked back on my blog, I played along starting with #2.   Now I have the privilege and the thrill of being part of the celebration for #200. The amazing Sue Joyce from their design team asked me to join her in the celebration. I scrolled back on her blog and she did play along with the first Merry Monday challenge at the beginning of 2012. She's also been on their design team since 2014. (I bet she has her Christmas cards done on time!)

The challenge for this celebration week has four options.


I ended up using the snowman theme and I used the sketch - plus I was inspired to add pink!

MM Our Home to Yours

I changed my mind about a dozen times on this card. I'm a huge fan of sketches so that was a given. First I wanted to use pink ornaments - then I thought about putting these little snowmen in the ornaments. I finally gave up on ornaments when I stumbled on this old embossing folder and decided to put the snowmen in front of the little town. I then tried the red, green and kraft color part of the challenge and found the Heidi Swapp paper pad linked below which included all of the colors. But the black striped paper caught my eye. So then I circled all the way back to the beginning of my long thought process and went with pink!  (I'm thinking the four part challenge left with me way too many choices!!!)

The best part of this card?  That heart is going out to the Merry Monday team - LOVE you guys!! Here's to another 200 challenges!

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The embossing folder is a Cuttlebug that I have had forever!


14 comments:

Susan Joyce said...

Awesome card Kim, I love all of the design elements you used, especially those sweet snowman. Thanks for helping us celebrate our 200th challenge at Merry Monday.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Kim! LOVE the colors and the sketch combo, SUPERB!!! So glad I am able to join in the great celebration too! Yay!!!! I ALWAYS love your clean and crisp style, so WONDERFUL!!!!

Colleen said...

Kim, this card is so amazing, and WOW you have been playing since the beginning, that is totally awesome!! I saw the background and thought, hmm...did she a die and emboss it? NO, it was a folder! Great inspiration for our 200th challenge!! And thank you for your thought process...I do that a lot too, start in one direction and go full circle trying all sorts of things! Thank you for playing along at MM again and being a special guest this week!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Darling snow couple, Kim! So fun to see your card on Merry Monday today! I started playing at MM in 2015 - such a relief to have my Christmas cards done ahead of time for once! Thanks for the inspiration today!!

Loll said...

LOVE that striped paper in the background too Kim. Great job with the sketch and adding the pink. Your snow couple is so sweet and look great over top of the embossed winter scene in the background. Congrats on being a Guest Designer at Merry Monday's 200th Celebration.

Tracey McNeely said...

So cute Kim!

Lisa said...

Love the embossed snow village behind your cute snow people!! Darling card Kim!

Doris said...

What a clever idea to place your snow couple in a village! Thanks for sharing your thought process, too.

andrealowcock said...

Love this! Everything! Especially the pink! Great choice for a non-trad colour scheme. Hhhmmm ... might have to remember that for this year's Christmas Cards. Hugs xx

Bonnie said...

I was so excited to see you were joining our Merry Monday Design Team for our celebration, Kim! Love this little scene created with embossing and the darling snow couple! Thanks so much for joining us for this special week!

Linda said...

Kim, such an adorable card. Love it with the pink and black & white stripes. Glad you were able to join us this week at MM's 200th Challenge.

Debbie Henderson said...

So glad you could join us as a Guest Designer this week, your card is so pretty!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Kim, I just love everything about your card - the pink/black colors and the wonderful embossed background that is just perfect with the two precious snow people! Thanks so much for celebrating our 200th challenge with us at Merry Monday :)

Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful card Kim, I love your darling snow couple and the background is so pretty. So glad that you joined us for our 200th challenge.