Merry Monday 120

Monday, August 4, 2014

I've got some exciting news to share today!  Challenge creator and hostess extraordinaire Lesley asked me to be the featured designer at Merry Monday for the month of August.  How could I possibly refuse?  I get to design along side some super talented stampers and add to my Christmas card stash in one fell swoop.  Sign me up!

For this challenge Nina asked to use skis, skates or a sled on our card.  This, at first, gave me pause because I don't own any stamps with those images.  But luckily my friend Karren Johnson came to my rescue.  She stamped some sled images and mailed them to me.  (How lucky am I to have such a great friend).



Somehow I got it in my head that my sled would look pretty good as the focal image on a gate fold card.  So I set about creating a gate fold card that I could cut out with my Silhouette Cameo.  I think I did ok (even though my half circles don't exactly match up) but after I put this card together I had a look around the Silhouette store I realized I shouldn't have gone to all the trouble.  Yes, that's right, someone already created this card layout (which I could purchase for practically nothing) and I'm quite sure it's better than the one I made!

Before I go I just want to give a big shout out to Lesley and all the designers at Merry Monday who have allowed me to invade their domain this month.  I'm looking forward to a fun month with them!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Stamps:   Two Feet Deep (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Whisper White (SU)
Ink:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip (SU)
Accessories:  Two Feet Deep die, Rustic Jute Button Twine (Papertrey Ink); Pine Branch die (Impression Obsession); Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details (SU) 



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20 Responses to “Merry Monday 120”

Shelly said...

This is sooo sweet! Love the papers and sled! And Congrats on the Featured Designer! :)

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE this, Jen and am so happy to have you joining us this month at Merry Monday! I LOVE your work. I also had none of these images so had to place a quick order for a die to use. ;) Have a great week!

Katie Melhus said...

This is adorable Jen, the gate fold looks great, love the idea! So glad to have you with us all month long!

Wendy said...

Your card is adorable, Jen! Just love your gatefold, pretty papers and your cute little sled! Congrats on being our Featured Designer this month! I just love your work! :)

Deepti said...

Congrats on ur featured designer spot, ur card is perfect for the inspiration :) love it!

Lisa said...

YAY congrats Jen!! CUTE card, love your design!

Linda Callahan said...

This is adorable! Love the fancy fold with that sweet sled! An international endeavor!

Marisa said...

Fabulous card! Congrats on the GD role - know you'll do great :)

Karren said...

I love what you've done with this challenge. The sled looks great (I didn't even realise it came with a little sprig of greenery but you overcame that little oversight so well!) It's so great to have you on the team with us this month.

Debbie Henderson said...

Don't you just love the Silhouette? Love the card fold and that little sled is adorable!

Lesley Croghan said...

Gorgeous card, Jen! The layout is simply awesome and I love the fun papers! Thanks, Karren for being such a great pal!
Hugs,
Lesley

Lesley Croghan said...

Gorgeous card, Jen! The layout is simply awesome and I love the fun papers! Thanks, Karren for being such a great pal!
Hugs,
Lesley

Bonnie said...

It's so exciting to have you on our team this month, Jen! This card is just one example of your awesome work! Love that touch of twine and the pine bough that makes this sled extra special!

Notes by Nina said...

Fabulous card Jen, I love this layout and the wonderful papers. It is so exciting that you are joining us this month :).

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

This is a real stunner! I love the papers you went with - too cute!!

Deanne :)

laurie said...

Love that sled, what a PERFECT card for the challenge!!!

LeAnne said...

Cute as can be....and I am excited to have you with us this month too! Just in case you didn't already know that!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Love the folded card design, Jen! Such an adorable card!!

Lori said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Jen! So happy to have you with us this month at Merry Monday! xoxoxo

JD/ Jill said...

Really cute card! Like your pretty sled and your card design!