Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Merry Monday Joy

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Since my new WPlus 9 word dies were still out, I decided to play along with this week's Merry Monday sketch.

Joy is one of my favorite words and it was great fun using this die.  I pulled out some Carta Bella Winter Fun paper and focused on a snowflake theme.

I added a dark brown snowflake for a pop of colour and some bling in the middle for a bit of sparkle.  Yeah! Made my first Christmas card of 2013.

Short and sweet today as I have a busy day ahead.  Thanks for visiting!



What's In It?
Stamps: Snowflakes (Amuse) 
Paper:  Kraft, Early Espresso (Stampin' Up), Carta Bella 
Ink: Versamark 
Accessories: Scalloped Oval and Oval Nesties, Seasonal Sentiments Die (W9 Plus), Scalloped Border Punch, Jumbo Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart(, Bling, Dimensionals

25 comments:

Lynn said...

I love the stamping on the kraft background...adds a nice subtle background. Great take on the challenge Marisa!

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous!!! Love word dies too!

Kristie Goulet said...

Congratulations on your first Christmas card made! Isn't it exciting?! :) I LOVE this and I am going to pin to CASE later. Very pretty!

LeAnne said...

So pretty! What a fresh color combo...love all the snowflakes and your gorgeous embellie!

Mary Ann said...

Love your card<love snowflakes,Very pretty...

Emily Keaton said...

This is so darling, Marissa! I love that blinged out snowflake and the tone on tone stamping you did on the background :-)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh so fun! Love the black snowflake~

JoAnn said...

Very pretty Christmas card.

Bonnie said...

And a beautiful card it is, Marisa! I love the joy taking center stage! I'm so glad you could share with us at Merry Monday this week! Hope we see you again soon!

Viv said...

You do do the prettiest cards Marisa!! This is gorgeous! xxx

Lesley said...

This looks fabulous Marisa!! The word "Joy" is perfect as the focus and the colours are so pretty!!! Great job with the sketch!
Hugs,
Lesley

Maureen said...

so you're the one to blame for the dump of snow I woke up to! LOL Seems like the weather here doesn't know what it wants! Love that big gemstone on the snowflake :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Marisa, love your snowflake theme and that WPlus9 word die is awesome. Great background stamping too. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at Merry Monday!

Linda van der Velden said...

Love Love Love!

Susan Joyce said...

Wow!! Love the gorgeous embellishment Marisa, just beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday and making your 1st Christmas card for 2013.

Notes by Nina said...

Very pretty card Marisa, your snowflake is beautiful. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

Christina said...

"Joy" is such a great word, isn't it? I really should have this die. :) Love your bejewelled snowflake!

Katina said...

Lovely Christmas card Marisa! Great colour scheme and love the stamped background.
xx

Darlene Gabriel said...

Good for you to be getting a start on your Christmas card and what a beauty to start with. I love the "JOY" and the snowflake embellishment. Pretty DP.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Yea one Christmas card down... Great CAS design too.

Wendy said...

Beautiful card, Marisa! Love the color combo, pretty paper and that gorgeous snowflake!
Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

Benzi said...

Great start to the Christmas stash. That bling is awesome on that black snowflake...love your card.

carol (krillsister) said...

Gorgeous card. Love all the elements on your card along with the layout.

Andrea Ewen said...

Wow! Gorgeous, Marisa! Love that black snowflake and the great die cuts! And way to go stamping your own bg paper! One down, 100 to go~ ;)

Allisa said...

Great card, I am in love with the bling center on your snowflake! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!