Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Merry Monday's #70 and Seize the Sketch #1


Second post of the day and I have 2 cards to share. The first card is for Merry Monday's #70, I have not played along in some time and fell in love with the sketch and knew just what I would do.  Some time back a sweet friend of mine, Cathy from Empty Nest Crafter was so kind and sent me the most adorable Santa face stamp from Serendipity Stamps, isn't he just the jolliest?  My patterned paper is from Doodlebug and is pretty old, I knew I would find the right use for it some day.  



My second card is for this week's challenge over at Seize the Sketch and in fact it is their first challenge, how fun to be in on the fun the very beginning!  I pulled out a stamp set that has been sitting in my stamp bin for some time, it was fun to play with and added a bit of festive sequins for a bit of bling!



Ingredients - All Papertrey Ink unless listed
Santa
Solid Card Stock: White and New Leaf
Patterned Paper: Candy Cane Prints and Doodlebug
Stamps: Santa Stationary and Serendipity - Santa face
Dies: Spellbinders - Circles
Jingle Bells: Joann's
Twine: The Twinery
Ink: SU - Real Red
Seize the Birthday
Solid Card Stock: White and Black
Stamps: Grunge Me and  MFT - Journal It - Playlist
Dies: MFT - Cassette 
Sequins: N&T
Ink: VersaFine - Black

23 comments :

  1. Cute cute Merry Monday card Kim!! That Santa is really cute and I love the sentiment you used!!

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  2. Both of these cards are amazing with the sketches!!! :)) :))
    & so super cute !!!
    I love the cassette on the 1st & the bells detail on the 2nd.
    It's hard to read the words, but I can see the pics -- lol !!

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  4. Both fantastic cards Kim! I love your Merry Monday and the Seize the Sketch...wait for it--rocks! You have been busy today and if paid off.

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  5. Love your Merry Monday card Kim. So cute. What a fantastic Santa...

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  6. YOur Santa card is so adorable! And I also love your other card. It totally rocks! Btw, we saw your question on our blog. Let me get you the measurement of the boxes... They are currently with a friend but I will get to see her this weekend. - Irma

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  7. Your Santa card is so adorable! And I also love your other card. It totally rocks! Btw, we saw your question on our blog. Let me get you the measurement of the boxes... They are currently with a friend but I will get to see her this weekend. - Irma

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  8. I am so happy to see you love that cute Santa as much as I do Kim...such a jolly old guy, isn't he? I also really love your "rock" card...great take on the sketch and I love that cute cassette tape...unfortunately I remember them well!

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  9. Fabulous cards Kim! The tradtional colors (including the sweet little jingle bells) work perfectly with the sweet Serendipity image which reminds me of the way Santa was always portrayed in pictures!

    LOVE your retro/vintage cassette card...brings back soooooo many memories of trying to un-wind the tape that got eaten by the tape player!!!

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  10. Love the Santa card Kim! Cathy Weber gave me a heads up to take a peek.

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  11. Love the Santa - perfect take on the sketch & the jingle bells are always a great touch.

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  12. These are both so wonderful. That santa card is just so festive, and the patterned paper you used is absolutely perfect. Good thing you saved it for the perfect situation. And, your next card--just amazing. I still have some of those cassette tapes (although no where to play them anymore). Love the combination of all those fun words with that old time cassette.

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  13. Both cards are fabulous Kim, I love the Santa stamp and the jingle bells. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  14. I love it!! Now I can see it all & comment easily !!!
    Thanks Kim for turning on the mobile site settings!!!
    :)) :)) xo

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  15. What a fine vintage Santa, Kim! The paper, sentiment and jingle bells are perfect with this jolly old elf! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  16. Great take on the sketch and love the santa image. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  17. Great patterned paper! Glad you still had it to go with your wonderful Santa--just perfect! And I love your cassette card--very cool! We still have a box full of those. I'm not sure they even work but just can't seem to throw them away!!

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  18. I agree, your Santa is sweet and so is that fun background paper! I really like the image you used for the STS challenge too...a retro fun card! Thanks so much for playing with the Merry Monday challenge this week!

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  19. YAY! Serendipity Santa - I need to pin this for Mary! She will love it. The cool cassette card is awesome too! I love it. Makes me wonder if my son knows what a cassette is.

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  20. That cassette tape is adorable! A very fun black and white card and I love the addition of the sequins.

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  21. Adorable Santa card! Love the added jingle bells! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

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  22. Love that Santa he just looks so real:)
    Your second card is so you and the sequins are a great added touch.

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