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Monday, November 2, 2015

Merry Monday and exciting news!!

Hi friends!  I have some exciting news to share, I have been asked to be on the Merry Monday Design team...I am super excited because I play along with this challenge regularly, like most of you in order to make those wonderful Christmas cards all year long!
And the best part of this is my BFF, Linda is on the team, so we can share ideas together and help critique each other to bring you the best we can!!
I want to give Lesley a HUGE THANK YOU for asking me, trusting me to do a good job and giving me this wonderful opportunity.  There are amazing ladies on this team and I am truly honored to be playing with them each week, thank you ladies for your very warm welcome!
So here is my first card to share with you as a design team member:

I used a Memory Box Die called Winterland Tree and die cut it using some PTI self adhesive gold paper.  The sentiment is a PTI Stylish Sentiment: Christmas.  I stamped the sentiment with Gold Delicata Pigment ink, then I brushed over some gold perfect pearls to give it extra shine.  I added the dashed lines with a gold uni-ball pen .
Finished this off with a few gold star sequins.
I hope you will play along with us this week, you have until Sunday to enter your card in the challenge.  We encourage each of you to make at least three comments on the other participants cards...we all LOVE to get comments, don't we?
Here is the Inspiration Photo on the Merry Monday Blog provided by Bonnie:


I look forward to visiting you and seeing what you create with this red and gold theme!
Good luck and thank you for joining us!

17 comments:

  1. Hooray! Welcome to the team, Colleen! Love your gorgeous CAS card! Must look into that gold adhesive paper! Yum! xo

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  2. Beautiful, my friend. Welcome to the team.

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  3. Congratulations to you, Colleen! That is beciting news, indeed!! How fun that both you and Linda are on the team! I know you will do a wonderful job as an inspiring DT member and this card is proof of that! It is a glorious and elegant red and gold CASlicious card!! Hugs, Darnell

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  4. Hmmm. Self adhesive gold paper sound like a winner to me! Love this gorgeous gold tree and the tiny stars! I'm so happy you have joined our team! Yay!

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  5. Congratulations Colleen! So very happy for you and will look forward to seeing your wonderful creations each week! And how exciting that you and Linda can be on a team together...wonderful, wonderful news! And your card is just lovely and SO elegant looking! I think I'm going to have to check out that adhesive gold paper too! :0)

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  6. Congrats on the DT at Merry Monday. I love this challenge also.
    Your card is so pretty, love it.

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  7. So beautiful...simply breathtaking!

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  8. Gorgeous tree, Colleen! So happy to have you joining the Merry Monday team. :)

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  9. The die you used for your tree is beautiful!

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  10. Lesley know talent when she sees it and you are a sweet heart to boot...how could she go wrong! Congrats my friend! Love your Bright and clean Christmas tree!

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  11. Coleen, love that gold against the red background--very classy! So thrilled to have you on th team- I've been such a fan of your gorgeous work!!

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  12. I have that tree die but rarely use it as it never cuts right. Yours looks perfect! LOVE that sentiment!

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  13. Congrats on being on the DT! Your card is beautiful - love that die!

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  14. Congrats on being on the design team and thank you for commenting on my card. I was raised in Portland so when you mention a rainy day oh do I remember. Beautiful red card and glad to read about self adhesive gold paper.

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  15. So pretty Colleen, your tree is beautiful. Welcome to the team :).

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  16. So pretty!! I just love the added gold stitching! Welcome to the team!

    Deanne :)

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  17. Lovely card Colleen and Welcome to the Merry Makers!

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