Monday, May 6, 2013

Some Fun News!

** See my first post of the day for this week's Mojo Monday card ** 

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Welcome to a busy Monday on my blog!!  I have the wonderful honor of being asked by Lesley to be Merry Monday's Guest Designer for the month of May!

I was thrilled when Lesley asked me to join this wonderful team of ladies.  In addition, what a fabulous idea to make a Christmas card per week so your Christmas card stash is pretty well set by the end of the year, leaving you one less thing to worry about come that busy time of year.

I squealed when I saw this sketch!  You see, I finally broke down and got PTI's snowflake die a few months ago and when I saw this sketch, I was so excited not have to wait until November to use it :)  Added bonus:  I got to use my favorite Christmas word die too!

The rest of the Merry Monday Crew have fabulous samples of this week's sketch.  Below is a link to each of their blogs.


Have a fabulous day and I'll be back next week with my next Merry Monday card.


What's In It?
Stamps:  Background Basics (Stampin' Up) 
Paper:  Kraft, Real Red, Wild Wasabi (Stampin' Up) 
Ink: VersaMark 
Accessories: Snowflake and Holly Dies (PTI), Joy Die (WPlus9), Button, Twine, Black Half Pearl, Glue Dot, Dimensionals

31 comments:

Benzi said...

What a fab card, Marisa. Lucky you to have gotten that new snowflake die. The word die is perfect, too.

Fancy you being FS for the month and I'm Guest Designer for the week. What a pair.:-)

Susan Joyce said...

Welcome to Merry Monday as the featured designer for May, great to have you with us. Love the die cuts you used, nice take on the sketch.

LeAnne said...

Woohoo! So excited to have you with us for May! I love what you did with the sketch....a perfect Christmas card! :D

Maureen said...

Ah, a cool snowflake to cool us down...we had gorgeous 26 degree weather yesterday. Count "one" for made Christmas cards :)

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful holiday card! And you will have fun with the Merry Monday crew! Can't wait to see more of your Christmas creations!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful, Marisa! Love the layered snowflake! Congrats on your GD!

Marianne said...

Congrats on your GD spot. Love this week's sketdh and your take on it. Not sure if I can find the time to play along, though.

Ravengirl said...

Wow! I'll bet it was hard thinking Christmas with all the beautiful sunshine we have had lately!

Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful card, I love your snowflake. It is great to have you as Featured Designer this month.

Vicki Dutcher said...

WTG! This is terrific - congrats on the GD gig.

Nancy said...

Congrats on your GD spot over at Merry Mondays Marisa..... It is very deserving! Your card is wonderful...love the subtle background you made on the Kraft paper! Have a great day!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Love your card and so excited to have you as our featured designer this month at Merry Monday!

Bonnie said...

I have been oohing and aahing over this card since you posted it! What a great way to start your month off as Featured Designer! So glad you're with us this month!

Lynn said...

Woohoo on the well deserved guest DT spot! Your card is fabulous. I just put that die away last night...only five months after Christmas!

Wendy said...

Wonderful to have you on board with us this month, Marisa! I love your work!
Super cute Christmas card with those pretty snowflakes and I love the "JOY"!
Have a terrific week! :)

Lesley said...

So excited to have you with us this month Marisa, I love all of your cards and this one is awesome! Love that die!!

nwilliams6 said...

I so need to break down and get that die too! This is lovely and one super Christmas card. I look forward to the cards you will make for this Challenge during May - they are so lucky to have you! Hugz!!!

Narelle Farrugia said...

I always love seeing your cards Marisa and I'm pretty sure I can pick them out of a line up now! lol. This Xmas card is soooooo striking - especially with that gorgeous snowflake and button holly! I'm so glad you that you will GDing this month!

Andrea Ewen said...

Congratulations my dear...I'm sure that you're going to 'WoW' them...especially if you keep making cards that look like this one! Love those adorable die cuts and the fabulous color combination!

Mary Ann said...

Great card!Congrats!!!

Lee-Anne said...

So happy for you, Marisa! Love your new snowflake die...beautiful card for your stash! Have a wonderful week!

Viv said...

Lesley chose well when she asked you to be a guest designer Marisa! Just look at the beautiful result! xxx

Dawn Easton said...

Congrats!!! LOVE that snowflake....need it for sure! Ha!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Congrats! I see Benzi is right there with you, which is so cool. Lesley is good to us Punchiez. :) I was a month long guest last year.

Darlene Gabriel said...

Well, congratulations on being the guest designer for May. Wonderful Christmas card.....love that snowflake and the Joy.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christmas cards... oh I am there girlie. This is crisp and clean, great job.

Katina said...

Great sketch and a perfect card! Love this Marisa.
xx

Vickie Z said...

Love that snowflake die!! Congrats to you!!

Vicki B. said...

Marisa, this card is awesome, as you are! Love that beautiful snowflake!!!!!

Margaret Moody said...

Such a great card, Marisa! Love your snowflake! So glad to have you as Guest Designer at Merry Monday this month!

Allisa said...

So glad you could play with us at Merry Monday! Love the snowflake die!