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Monday, September 4, 2017

Merry Monday ~ JOY

Welcome back to the Merry Monday Challenge!
It was nice to take a summer break, hope you all enjoyed the time off and are ready to get back to making those Christmas cards

Marcia is our host this week and she is asking us to use the word JOY on our Christmas card.
I had this sentiment with the joy, but thought I would change it up and add the die cut out of gold glitter paper to make it more festive.
I white embossed a background stamp from Rubbernecker Stamps called Snowflake Frame, then I used a little blue water color to highlight the flakes.  
To add a little more dimension I die cut some Li'l Inkers Snowflake dies out of vellum, adhered them then added some PPP sequins.
Be sure to check out the cards from the DT, they are pretty amazing and should inspire you!
Thanks for stopping by!

Heart Hugs, friends!



18 comments:

  1. Joy is such a wonderful word to use on a Christmas card and yours is so pretty and sparkly. The background is lovely and the extra snowflakes are a great addition. Stay cool, your heat is terrible. We have had so many fall days of 50's in the am and 60's during the day.

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  2. Stunning embossed frame for that beautiful sentiment, Colleen! Just love the glittery JOY!!

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  3. Beautiful card my friend. Your watercolored background is so soft & pretty.

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  4. Beautiful card. Love the soft and pretty background to frame your Joy.

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  5. Beautiful card. I love the soft snowy colours!

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  6. So beautiful Colleen..just love those pretty colors and sweet snowflakes.

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  7. What a beautiful card to spread joy with Colleen! The background is fabulous and those beautiful snowflakes!

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  8. Love your soft background Colleen! Then the joy in gold really makes it pop! Gorgeous design!

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  9. Mmmm, brrr, Col, I can feel the chill of those frozen snowflakes even in all this heat! A beautiful and joyful card!! Hugs, Darnell

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  10. Great sentiment. Love those vellum snowflakes and pretty background.

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  11. So pretty Colleen, I love the soft colours.

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  12. What a GORGEOUS card Colleen! LOVE that sentiment and your vellum snowflakes look so pretty against your beautiful background! This card will definitely bring JOY to the recipient!! :0)

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  13. Colleen, the background is so creative, artistic and stunning! So happy to join you and the rest of the Merry Makers as a Guest DT thru December!! -Kimberly

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  14. Oh, I love this. Your snowflake background with the water colouring is so pretty.
    xxx
    (thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment)

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  15. Very pretty background Colleen and the word Joy pops beautifully.

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  16. Oh so soft and pretty!!! I love how you embossed joy to make it stand out!!

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  17. This is BEAUTIFUL! Love the pop of gold!

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