Tuesday, September 3, 2013

For Merry Monday: Warmth and Wonder

 I cannot even begin to tell you how in love I am these cards!  I made them in response to this week's challenge on Merry Monday's Christmas Card challenge.

First of all, this sketch was from a week ago from Pals Paper Art.  I ran out of time to do that challenge, but I really liked the basic sketch, so I wasn't going to throw it away just because I couldn't enter the challenge!  So, in a way, this is a two-fer on my part, too!  
So... Merry Monday's Christmas Card challenge is to use red, green, and Crumb Cake and ribbon, twine, or burlap.  For this card, I used Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, and Crumb Cake.  I also used Season of Style, my most favorite new DSP.

I also used Warmth & Wonder, my newest Christmas set, which also happens to be a hostess set in the Holiday catalog.


Finally, I also used two more pieces that have been laying in wait on my counter, just wanting, begging really, to be used: an embossed oval and frame.  I made extras for a project I did a LONG. Time. Ago.  And they've just been waiting, being patient, knowing that one day, I would find the perfect spot for them.

I am confident that I did (and cleaned two more pieces off the counter... that's three different things cleaned off in case you're counting).

Thanks for looking!

11 comments:

Bonnie said...

Wow! All that cleanup and a fantastic card to boot! Love that little tree and can't wait to get some ink on mine! Thanks, Lisa, for coming by to share this with us at Merry Monday!

Lesley said...

These are gorgeous, Lisa! Love the way you used the designer paper and the clean lines. I love this sweet little tree! So cute! Thanks for joining us at the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge!

Shana Gaff said...

I love how you used the frames. I never know how to use those! Thanks for the inspiration. Oh, your bows are perfect too! :)

Marybeth said...

Oh these really are beautiful! I can see why you are so happy with them. I love the little embosse frame ....with the dots around it ...so pretty.

KatheD said...

You are so right - you did find the perfect spot for your frames - and they are both pefectly lovely cards!

Notes by Nina said...

Fabulous cards Lisa, I love the papers you used and that little tree image is so cute. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

the primitive country bug said...

Fabulous cards!

Wendy said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Lisa! I love the stamp set you used along with that pretty paper! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

Marianne said...

Love the crispness of your cards and how you used the same sketch to create 2 similar yet different cards. Isn't it funny how things that have been lying around for ages can sometimesmbe used to create quick and perfect creation? I love when that happens!

Lizy Bartaby said...

These are just gorgeous Lisa! I have that set coming to me soon too! :)
Lizy xx

artful-notions said...

Both great. Gorgeous frames. Your tree pops on both cards!