Merry Monday and Freshly Made Sketches

jolly-hello-kerin-sylvesterHi stamping friends 🙂 Today I’ve created my first Christmas card of the year to go along with two fun challenges, Merry Monday and Freshly Made Sketches:

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I was so excited when I found some gold cardstock for the Merry Monday challenge to use Red & Gold! I used it for his mittens and the little heart on his hat, along with the circle beneath him. I paired it with the Christmas Cuteness set from My Favorite Stamps, which, YAY, has a matching die-namics set so no fussy cutting!

I colored Santa in with Copics in R14, R17, R29, R39, and added a little E40 to his beard and hair, along with a little R30 for some rosy cheeks. The snowflake embossing folder is from SU!, but apparently it’s retired.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you found a little time to get crafty this weekend!

Merry Monday #91 – Guest Designer

 If you're looking for my Paper Sweeties January release post, click HERE!

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Woohoo! I'm so excited to be a guest designer this week for Merry Monday! The best part about this challenge? If you play along all year, when Christmas comes around you'll have all your cards ready to go! I hope you'll join in the fun this week 🙂 Here's the challenge:

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This is the perfect challenge for me, considering we had a blizzard here last week! We got over 14" of snow one day, and two days later it was 54 degrees and almost completely melted. That's New England weather for you!

Here are the supplies I used for my card:

Stamps Sets: 'Tis The Season (There She Goes Stamps – Sadly, they have closed), Snow Scenes (Flourishes)

Paper: X-PressIt Blending Card, Basic Black

Copics: YG03, YG05, YG07 (hat), C00, C3 (Snowman shading), N0, C3, C7 (hat), YR02, YR04, YR07 (carrot nose)

Accessories: Lucky Limeade Organdy Ribbon, 2-way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (SU!), White Button (My Favorite Things)

Thanks so much for stopping by today 🙂