Monday, January 7, 2013

Merry Monday 2013

It's the first Merry Monday of 2013.  I'm so honored that Lesley asked me to continue on the Design Team for another year.  I love the other Merry Makers and it's such an honor to be among them.  Now on to my card.

This year Lesley is going to do something a bit different.  Each week of the month will be a different challenge.

This week is a color challenge

Next week will be a sketch challenge.

I played along with Merry Monday last year only missing week 1.  I was so glad I did. Not only did I make some amazing new friends, but my Christmas cards were finished and in the mail early in December.  The year before I was madly trying to finish making cards and some didn't get delivered until after Christmas.  Think about joining us this year.

Don't forget to check out the other Merry Makers designs.  

Sue Joyce
Sherry Eckblad
Margaret Moody 
Vicki Burdick

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Frosty Friends (retired)
Ink:  Jet Black StazOn, Pool Party, SU Markers (Island Indigo, Real Red)
Paper:  Whisper White, Island Indigo, Pool Party
Other:  Big Shot, Square Lattice EF, Apothecary Accents Framelits, 1/8" Circle Punch, 
Real Red Ribbon, Dazzling Details

Tip:  To do the noses I swiped the Real Red marker on a piece of plastic and picked up a little color with the Blender Pen.

I see that one of my snowmen has a runny nose.  We've had a cold going around here for over 2 weeks.  Guess he caught it. I'll get a tissue.

Thanks for stopping by.  Stay well.



Benzi said...

Oh, you know I love this snowman card, Bonnie. Just melts my little heart. It's adorable.
Congrats on getting to stay with the Merry Makers. You're a wonderful asset. Plus, you'll be getting those beautiful cards made for next Christmas.

Jan Hennings said...

How adorable!!

Emily Keaton said...

This is so sweet, Bonnie! Those colors are wonderful for a Christmas/winter card. That's great to have a leg up on Christmas 2013 cars. Happy new year, my friend!

Wendy said...

Adorable card, Bonnie! I didn't even notice the nose until you mentioned it. We had the cold/sinus thing going around my family too for the past week or so. Not fun! Anyways, I love your snowmen on the diecut piece! I said to Vicki that I always forget I have this die! Hopefully you ladies will motivate me to use it!!! :) Love the Square Lattice texture on your Pool Party cardstock and the Real Red Ribbon on the ends! Awesome card and a super way to start off the New Year! :)

Cynthia said...

Is it Merry Monday ALREADY?? =D I LOVE this card, Bonnie! The snowmen is soooo cute and the colors are just gorgeous!

Marisa said...

Fabulous take on the colours and just love that snowman image and the sparkles you added on the "snow".

Vicki B. said...

Hi Bonnie, love your sweet card, those snowmen are so cute and I love the die cut you used and the added ribbons on the ends!! So happy to be on the Merry Monday team with you!

LeAnne said...

I think this is one of SU's cutest snow people image and I love what you've done with it! And I think a lot of people have runny noses these days.....I know I do!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

I love the colour combination and your card is beautiful. You are a talented design team member ! Happy New Year, Shirleyx

Mary Marsh said...

this is such a cute snowman card Bonnie and i love the colors for this challenge

Darnell J Knauss said...

You've convinced me to try and get in on some of the MM challenges, Bonnie! I was really caught up short this past year. I love your adorable snowpeeps scene card!!

jimlynn said...

I think a lot of us know how your snowman with the runny nose feels! LOL!
Precious and so pretty, Bonnie. Love the colors and shine on this one. Look forward to more Christmas cards now!

Irene said...

A beautiful card, I love the non traditional Christmas colours.

Notes by Nina said...

This is adorable Bonnie, these snowmen are so cute and I love the sparkly snow.

Aileen said...

Hi Bonnie, Love these cute snowmen. They look so frosty!

I'm determined to join in this year so I'm better prepared this year. So jealous of all your beautiful cards last year!

hugs Aileen x

Sherry Eckblad said...

I being a snowman freak absolutely love your card and that stamp set. So happy to be one of the Merry Monday designers who get to play along with you every week.

Lesley said...

Oh this snowman stamp is cute and your sweet ribbon accents on the sides is the perfect touch! So happy you have stayed on this year Bonnie!

Susan said...

Great card, Bonnie. I'm going to try to play along with Merry Monday this year - probably not all of them, but definitely some. I already try to do some of the SCS challenges every week - can't seem to always get them done though!!

Margaret Moody said...

I love your card, Bonnie! Your snowmen are just too cute and I love the added sparkle on the snow! So honored to be working with you this year as a Merry Maker! Happy New Year!

Narelle Farrugia said...

You make me need to get this snowman stamp Bonnie! Love these guys and the touches of sponging and snow make this is an awesome card! I'm so glad to be playing along with you for this year - let the Xmas cards begin!

Carol L said...

I love the embossed background with this fun image! The snowmen (and peeking bunny) all look too cute :) Add another great Christmas card to your stash for 2013 :)