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Friday, December 13, 2013

Merry Monday # 87

This is # 87 for Merry Monday and Christmas cards...if you want to play, go HERE and check it out...
As you can see, they are asking for a card with a mitten(s) on it...or your card could be shaped like a mitten!

Here in the Pacific Northwest in the Portland area...we did NOT get any snow that amounted to anything, although we did have the freezing weather, even down in the single digit for two nights!  I was a little bummed thinking it would be fun to pull out the sleds and mittens, scarves, boots etc and play in the snow with the grandkids who live right next door to me!  Instead of the real thing happening, I made a card...I finally inked up Two Feet Deep, added the little bundle of greenery and the mittens hanging off the sled.  The mittens are from Shape Up Snowman.   I had a scrap of the MME paper that resembles wood siding and thought PERFECT, the sled can lean against that!  My sentiment is from Winter Hills.  I almost forgot to tell you that I used some Stampendous shaved ice on a few parts of the card...the top of the sled, the mittens and a touch on the greenery...just enough to indicate there was snow and ice crystals forming!!  *wink*

We are having rain now and it is NOT fun because I am watching my daughter's dog, who is a HORSE, but would really like to be a lap dog!!  Ha ha...he jumps up and puts his paws on my shoulders and I am face to face with him!!  I told you, he is a horse...and when it was cold and freezing, we could let him out and bring him right back in because the ground was frozen...not so now..mud in the paws and he found a pasture with horse manure this morning...ARE YOU KIDDING ME?  I guess he goes on a leash and we walk him now!!

Have a super weekend friends,
I will be in the gym both days watching
Dina's two daughters play some club volleyball.
My husband is coaching the younger one's team!
 
Heart Hugs,
Colleen

19 comments:

  1. At first glance this card looks so simple, but it really does have a lot of detail packed into it, and I love every bit of it! Great card! :0)

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  2. Me too, and those strip of birchlike paper look great!! Haha, had to laugh while reading about your daughter's dog, he sounds great, but I think your idea of walking him on a leash is the right one :) Hope you have a lovely weekend, Colleen!

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  3. What a great card! Love the little scene you've created :-)

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  4. Colleen, that wooden wall looks so real! I love this card with the sled and mittens. That's what we need here in Indiana. My son goes through the same thing with his dogs and the mud. They run along the fence and wear off the grass so it's just mud. They go in and out all day long!

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  5. Wow! Love this "outdoorsy" card with wood panel and sled! Great touch with pine bough and mittens on the sled...too CUTE! Trully, a wonderful card! Have a great weekend, hugs!

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  6. Beautiful card, Colleen! Your birch paper "wall" with the sled leaning against it is so clever! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  7. Beautiful card, Colleen! That birch paper is super, the perfect wall for your sled to lean up against. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

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  8. WOW! The birch paper look real! FANTASTIC card!

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  9. Wow, Colleen, I love this sled and the mittens and the snow and the wood paper it's all leaning on! Fantastic card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

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  10. This is one of my favorite cards for Merry Monday so far...love that cute sled and it was a brilliant idea to wrap those mittens around it! LOVE your card!

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  11. Lovely card, nice lot of design elements. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  12. Your card is gorgeous and wonderful and perfect in every way. I love it. And your dog story was a hilarious. What a delightful visit to your blog today. :)

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  13. Hi Colleen you made me laugh I could picture you struggling with the " horse" my friend once had a huge dog and everytime I visited her he ran me over. Your card is gorgeous as always and hey my whole family except me plays volleybal.

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  14. Love your card my friend. It is just too cute.

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  15. Lovely card Colleen, there are so many fantastic details. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  16. Oh no! I can just see the mess and that big guy that thinks it's a lap dog too funny .well not for you !
    We are sunny and above 80 degrees.
    Love your sweet mitten card Colleen . Love the mittens hanging on the sled and the wood paper is gorgeous ...great design. I can't believe I did not even see this one this week. Great job!

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  17. I love your sweet little sledding/mitten card! We have gotten three snow storms in a week....which is really unusual!! And it's not even technically winter yet! Your daughter's dog must be a great dane....my sister has one too and he likes to do the same things!

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  18. What a great card, love the sled!

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  19. Colleen this is so fabulous! Your sled is so perfectly inked! We have plenty of snow here and we are sitting this morning at -4 F!! We are supposed to be above freezing and rain for Christmas!

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