April 11, 2016

Merry Monday Challenge 200 Celebration & Surprise!

Good Morning and welcome to a Merry Monday Challenge 200 Celebration this week. That's right, we are celebrating in style today. All of our team members have invited a "GUEST DESIGNER" to design alongside with us. It's going to be crazy all the ideas and inspiration you will be seeing today!

So because it's our 200th Celebration, if you plan on joining in with us, you get to pick from four challenges. This is the graphic with all four of the challenges listed. You can pick one, two, three or even combine four!

So you can choose:
  1. Snowman Theme
  2. Sketch Challenge
  3. Color Challenge
  4. Inspiration Challenge
I chose 1, 2 & 3 for my card this week:


If you are wondering where the color Kraft is, I colored with my ink pad and Blender Pen. The stamp set I used is from the retired Snow Much Fun! See the close-up below and how I shaded my snowman and snowball?

Isn't he cute? And I love the bird friends he is hanging out with. And now without further ado, you get to meet my chosen Guest Designer for our celebration this week! I chose and asked LeAnne Pugliese from Wee Inklings and she graciously accepted! Thanks so much LeAnne for doing this for me and with all of us!

I have always loved LeAnne's work. When I first started my blog and visited other stampers for inspiration, LeAnne was one on my list. I don't even remember how I found her but so glad I did. Although I don't have the time to visit blogs like I used to, I still see LeAnne in some of the challenges I play along with. I even got to very briefly meet LeAnne at a Stampin' Up! convention 2 years ago in Salt Lake City Utah. We were in line to proceed to our general session and I hollered to her as she walked by. We didn't have time to chat and somehow did not run into each other again after that.

So this is LeAnne's card and isn't it ironic that she used 1, 2 and 3 just like I did!

Make sure you visit Merry Monday because by my last count, there will be 20 projects for our 200 celebration. Wow! That's a lot of talent for a design team this week. And I hope you will play along!
Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!