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Monday, March 16, 2015

Time for presents!

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Hi everyone - busy weekend with the City of Lakes Chorus show!  It went so well and we had a great crowd!  We learned three new songs since Christmas break and, while they weren't perfect, I was glad they came together as well as they did.  One was a Swing Medley and we had six swing dancers performing to it, doing flips and everything - wow!  Our guest quartet was Martini, the 2012 Sweet Adelines International Queens of Harmony; fabulous singers and all-around lovely women.

Back to normal day living now and, on my Monday off, that means a Merry Monday challenge.  This week's challenge from Karren is to use a present on your Christmas card.  Who doesn't love a Christmas present?!  I have a lot of present images from which to chose but I started out by going to the Silhouette to check my inventory there.  I found this darling stack of presents that I though would make a fun card.  I started out by cutting a sheet of white images - besides the presents, I threw on some snowflakes and a tag to fill up the page before cutting.

Here's my card:


Merry Presents


The stack of presents is called Stacked Gifts (Design ID #70463) by Sophie Gallo.  After cutting it on white cardstock, I watercolored it with Tim Holtz Distress Markers and paper-pieced with Basic Grey Evergreen paper and a couple scraps of some other unknown collection.  I added lots of Stickles to the bows.  The Merry tag is from a Hero Arts Silhouette file called Large Word Tags (Design ID#50912) and also paper-pieced with Evergreen paper.  The card base is a Hero Arts celadon folded card stamped with the Envelope Liner Background (wiped off in spots) using Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink.

That's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by!

12 comments:

Marybeth said...

Hi , Linda! I love the colorful gifts you have stacked on this adorable card! Love it!

Cat Craig said...

Super stack of gifts Linda! You are so on the ball with your MM entries.

Notes by Nina said...

What a lovely card Linda, I love the papers and colors you used. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Linda said...

Lovely stack of gifts.

Bonnie said...

This is an awesome stack of presents, Linda! Love those sparkly bows! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Robin K. said...

Fun card Linda!!! I envy you getting a jump on your Christmas cards!! I wish I had a silhouette but I've already got too much invested in my Cricut:)

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Linda, love your fun, sparkly stacked gifts - such a wonderful design! Thanks so much for playing with us at Merry Monday this week!

Linda said...

What a fabulous stack of gifts .... love it!! xx

jasann said...

What a lovely card - the gifts look wonderful!!!!

Susangail Powell said...

Love how your gifts are all stacked up - this is such a cute card!

Amanda Fluri said...

Love this stack of gifts. What a cute card!

Debbie Bonczek said...

Love your gift boxes, especially that they are all so different. Fun card!