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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Merry Monday - Take Me to Church

Hey everyone - hope you're enjoying your weekend! In the midst of making Easter cards, I managed to complete a card for this week's Merry Monday. Wendy challenges us to include a church on your card. Here's my card:

Peace on Earth
Supplies: Neenah and Bazzill cardstock, diecut snowflake from stash, silver embossing powder, 
Copic Markers; Inkadinkado stamp set - Holiday Silhouette ; gems from Michael's, Wink of Stella

Wait a second - wasn't it black/white/grey last week?! Well, I wanted to use this stamp set last week but went off in a totally different direction. Thought I might do a second card but didn't have time. So, when I saw this week's card required a church, I said - yay - I'm going to make that card I was planning! I colored the church windows with a yellow Copic and added some Wink of Stella for shimmer, then highlighted the silhouette with a bit of blue at the bottom. I free hand cut the sentiment banner.

And here's a more spring-y card.

thanks for eggs
Supplies: Hero Arts Thanks Stamp & Cut, Sunny Studios - A Good Egg; Penny Black and Neenah Papers; 
Copic Markers, Wink of Stella; May Arts ribbon

A coworker lives on a farm, raising chickens and other animals. Every year at the silent auction, her farm basket goes for big bucks. She asks us to save egg cartons throughout the year and I bring her these sturdy plastic ones Target uses for their organic brown eggs. The other day she brought me a dozen farm fresh eggs and were they ever delicious!! So I made her this card to thank her.

I couldn't resist the darling A Good Egg set when I spotted it on Simon Says Stamp. This is my third clear set from Sunny Studios, not being able to resist some Christmas sets when SSS started carrying them. I made some Easter cards with A Good Egg but thought it would make a perfect thank you card too. I thought it would be fun to do another "inside/out" card as we did for last week's Scramble - I enjoyed stamping the egg carton on the inside. Beneath it, the card reads "you're a good egg".

OK - I'd better find some lunch and get my supplies for Easter dinner. Thanks for stopping!


Theresa's Studio said...

Thanks for your comment on my Church Card. You did a lovely one too! Love that hand cut banner! Who needs a die when you cut such a great design.

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous cards Linda. Your MM entry is fabulous, and that sweet egg card...could resist smiling?

Margaret said...

so peaceful!

Bonnie said...

What perfect timing, Linda! This is the perfect stamp for this week's challenge! Love how you've cut the banner with the sentiment! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Dawn T said...

Love the church card Linda. It looks stunning in the black and white with the tiny touch of yellow. Your spring card is really lovely.

Wendy said...

Love, love love this card, Linda!! I love that you used last week's colors and added a church to it! The sentiment banner is awesome too! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

conil said...

Gorgeous neutrals on your church card. Really lovely.

Colleen said...

Beautiful card, love the peaceful scene! thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

3treescreations@gmail.com said...

Beautiful cards! Love that you were able to use last week as an inspiration as well!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

Betty said...

CONGRATS on your win Linda!! well deserved and will look forward to your guest designer card!

Greta said...

2 great cards, Linda! Hurrah for the MM win!