Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A Pink Christmas for Merry Monday #3

Hi there! This week, my friend Lesley, has a fabulous sketch for her Merry Monday Challenge. You can find the details on her blog: Always Playing with Paper. The goal is to make one Christmas card each week of the be a little more prepared to get those cards sent off on time. *crossing fingers* I played along the first week of the challenge but missed last week. Ugh! That sketch is pinned (all of you Pinterest addicts know what I'm talking about) so I can go back and catch up. Here is the sketch for Week 3:
So, it's a very PINK Christmas for this one. Shocking for me to use pink, right? :) That pink plaid paper is from the Letters to Santa DSP...which technically IS a Christmas paper pack. Hooray for non-traditional colors! I embossed the image form the Christmas Lodge stamp set and added some "snowy" accents with Dazzling Diamonds glitter. I sponged the edges with Early Espresso ink. It's also my first time breaking in the new Labels Collection Framelits (from the Occasions Mini catalog) for the frame around the image. 
Here is the inside of the card. That sentiment was originally going to be on the FRONT of the card...until I showed it to my husband and he said: "Is that a Christmas card? Why is it pink? What 'season' is that sentiment for? You should add some snow to it. I don't get it!". Ahhh, leave it to him to give me an objective opinion that makes sense. ;) 
Thanks for stopping by. If you get a chance, check out Lesley's Merry Monday challenge. It's a lot of fun! Have a great day! 

Stampin' Up Supply List: 
Stamps: Christmas Lodge, Teeny Tiny Wishes (front sentiment) and Beautiful Season (inside sentiment) 
Paper: Letters to Santa DSP, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla card stock
Ink: Versa-Mark and Early Espresso Classic Ink
Accessories: Clear Embossing powder, Snowburst Embossing folder, Word Window punch, Labels Collection Framelits Die, Chantilly Lace trim, Basic Pearls,Dazzling Diamonds and Stampin' Dimensionals
Non-SU! Accessories: oval die cut


  1. This is so pretty, love the colors and the texture. Good luck with the making the cards not sure I could do that :) This is a great start, it really is beautiful.

  2. So pretty, AM! I'm sure there are other pink lovers out there who would appreciate a gorgeous pink card for the holidays. :)

  3. Holy smokes have taken my simple sketch and created a masterpiece. I love the colours! The ribbon and the "everything" is amazing. Yeowza!

  4. Stunning! I love non-traditional colors.

  5. So beautiful ... especially in PINK!

  6. Another gorgeous card! LOVE that DP you used on here. So pretty!

  7. Your non-traditional colors are fantastic! This is one superb card. I really like the color combo, the image and all the details. I agree with Lesley, you've taken a simple sketch and created a beauty!

  8. Ann Marie this is absolutely gorgeous! Love the pink for Christmas... just beautiful. I'm going to be soooo jealous your cards are done next Christmas season!Love this card. hugs

  9. Wow! This is beautiful! LOVE the glittery snow and your pretty in pink paper! LOL at your DH! If you were sending these out tomorrow there might be some confusion, but if it arrives in December, I'm sure the recipient will figure it out! ;)

  10. Ooh, la la! Anne Marie - this is just gorgeous! I love the colors and the snow on the house is just the perfect touch. And leave it to you to make the new Framelits a must have now!

  11. Anne this is gorgeous! and I love the idea of a Merry Monday challenge. I will have to pop on over and check your friend out. Lovely job.

    Jenn from Paper Expressions

  12. I like the non-traditional colors! The snow on the roof is awesome!!

  13. I think this is very pretty in pink!

  14. Oh. My. Gosh! I LOOOOOVE this pretty card, Anne Marie! great glittered roof, and the plaid and pink are PERFECT! Big hugs!!

  15. You pulled off a pretty pink Christmas card! Wowza, Anne Marie, this is gorgeous! Love the sparkling snow covered roof! Have a great weekend!


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Anne Marie