January 6, 2014

Merry Monday 90!

Hi Stampers! I have some exciting news to tell you today. I have been asked to join the girls on the Merry Monday Challenge team as a designer. How exciting that is for me to join this group of wonderful and talented girls! I am so honored and a big thanks to Leslie for asking me! And we have a brand new look on a brand new blog. Make sure you come visit all of us!

For those of you that may be new to Merry Monday, we create Christmas cards once a week. If you join us each week, you'll have all of your Christmas cards all made up for December. If you are anything like me, I still send out lots of cards to my family, friends and customers so this is right up my alley!

Here is the first challenge for 2014:


And this is my first card as a team member & designer using Ribbon or Twine:

I opted to use "Linen Thread" and created a little clothesline to hang up my mittens and socks:

I have a lot of Stampin' Up! supplies that are retired and sitting on a shelf waiting to be used. These challenges will give me a chance to dust them off! In order for me to show you an assortment of cards each week, I will be using current & retired products and sometimes maybe even non-SU! supplies.

Here are the supplies I used this week:
  • Stamp: Greetings of the Season, Make A Mitten (retired), Stitched Stockings (retired)
  • Inks: Rich Razzleberry
  • Accessories: Linen Thread, Rhinestone Jewels, Mini Metallic Clothespins
  • Tools: Mitten Punch (retired), Stocking Punch (retired), Stampin' Dimensionals
  • DSP: Fresh Prints 
  • Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay
Please be sure to visit my brand new teammates to see their beautiful projects and come play with us at Merry Monday!
Thanks for stopping by to visit!



  1. Such a cute way to show off the twine, Debbie. I am thrilled that you have joined us at Merry Monday! Enjoy your week!

  2. Love this, Debbie! Cute way to use the twine as a clothesline and hang the stockings & mittens on them! Love your color combo too! So glad you joined our team! Have a great week ahead! :)

  3. I think it is perfectly ok to use retired products, I do it often. If a customer asks me about buying it and it isn't available, I remake it with current product or offer to loan them the stamp set or punch or die I used. My customers really appreciate it and most will place an order when they return it. Love your project!

  4. Very cute card Debbie, the stocking and mittens on the line look darling. It is so great that your have joined the team :).

  5. Very cute! I love how you hung your stockings and mittens on the line! :) So great to have you join the Merry Makers!

  6. Congrats Debbie! How exciting!! I love how you hung up the socks and mittens.

  7. Congratulations Debbie on your new design team spot at Merry Monday! What a fun team to be on! I love your card and the colors are wonderful! Love the way you incorporated the twine!

  8. Congratulations and thanks for sharing the info about Merry Monday!

  9. Congrats on the Merry Monday DT. I love your sweet card and the way you hung the stockings and mittens on the twine.

  10. Welcome to the MM team! Love these little mittens & socks....and your colors are beautiful too!

  11. Welcome to the team, Debbie. Your card is so cute. Love your little clothesline look!

  12. Welcome to the DT Debbie great to have you join us. Your card is adorable, nice use of the pegs and linen thread.

  13. How cute to hang the stockings and mittens on the twine "clothesline"! I'm so glad you've joined the DT!

  14. Big congratulations for being asked to be on the Merry Monday Challenge blog...so excited for you! I love your first card and the beautiful colors - really makes for a different card! Thanks for encouraging us to keep up with the group and (maybe, just maybe!) create enough cards that there is no last minute panicking - at least in my house/craft table! Thanks, Debbie and again congratulations!

  15. So lovely to have you on the team Debbie. I love the matted background and the cute line with hanging Christmas goodies.

  16. If I haven't already told you, congratulations on your appointment to the DT at Merry Monday, Debbie! It's a talented, sweet, and fun group! This is a great Christmas card with a fun way to use twine!! Hugs, Darnell


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