Thursday, September 7, 2017

Joyful Pines ~ CCMC474, Merry Monday255

Hello stampers!  Create with Connie and Mary is back for another challenge.  It's sketch week and isn't this one appealing!  There's so many neat ways this one could go and our designers have whipped up several ideas to inspire you! Check out the Create With Connie and Mary page to see all the creations.
I'm starting to get into Christmas Card mode.  I loved this Christmas Pines set from last year's holiday catalog and I was so pleased to see they brought it into this years full catalog!  I also loved the cable knit folder....which I may have mentioned a time or two.  I am absolutely in love with the texture these new Dynamic Texture folders provide.  
I used a peice of Wood Textures DSP for the background half circle.  I like the warmth the wood-look provides.  I tried to play off the colors in the wood, mimicking them in the pine cones and textured background piece. I had to add a pop of color with the red berry sprigs and the red accent paper strip.  The bow was one that was discarded from a previous project and laying around my desk begging to be used.  I was very happy to oblige it!  Anything to make a card come together faster!  LOL! 

The sentiment ties the red, green, and vanilla together from the main panel.  
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #255 is all about Joy.  Not only does my sentiment have the word Joy in it, this card gives me a lot of joy as well!

I hope you can join us by uploading your version of the sketch to the Create With Connie and Mary facebook page!
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!


  1. Your card brings me JOY too it!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

  2. Such a pretty card and great combination of challenges Jenny. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!