The challenge is "Santa", and I also took inspiration from the graphic with its rustic look.
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Merry Monday: Santa
After entering this past Christmas completely unprepared and feeling more stress than fun in my cardmaking blitz, I was so tired of Christmas stampss and colors that I took January off. But...after entering this Christmas completely unprepared....I'm not doing that this year!! So the current Merry Monday challenge started on February 1st and it's time for me to start this year's card. I'm glad I took the month off, because I truly enjoyed thinking Christmas this morning.
(I should have retaken this photo with the top of the card adhered a bit better but as soon as I sat at the computer desk to transfer photos and write this post - my cat cuddled on my lap and I'm not disturbing her. Cat lovers can relate!)
This is an older set from Papertrey Ink that I have used and loved for years - it's called "Believe". It includes this classic Santa, plus a big tree, plus quite a variety of little images that Santa could be holding. It's fun to work with. I love die cut sentiments, so I went with Papertrey's Wet Paint series.
And that's it for cardmaking for the next few days. I'm getting ready for the Super Bowl - go Broncos!!! I've been a Denver Broncos fan for my entire life. My big theater TV has already been hauled upstairs so that we can have more party guests. Snacks are planned. Beer is chilling. This will be a fun Super Bowl to watch because I actually have no expectations that the Broncos will win. (Terrible fan...I know.) They were there two years ago and Denver fans were absolutely crushed on the first play when we watched the snap sail right by Peyton Manning. You could see him watching it go by him and could almost read panic and defeat on his face. So...for sanity sake...I'm going into this one with very low expectations and hoping to be surprised!