Monday, September 5, 2016

Merry Monday #212 {Welcome Back!!}

Welcome back everyone!! We hope your summer holidays were amazing and you've had time to refresh and relax! We are back in full swing and ready to bring you some wonderful inspiration for your Christmas card stash this year...

Before we get started, we have some announcements to make. First of all, we are sad to announce that Kristie Goulet has stepped down from our team! This is her final challenge with us. We will miss you so much, Kristie!

WE would also like to welcome Marcia Hill to our Design Team lineup! Marcia is a faithful Merry Monday player and we are so thrilled to have her with us! Welcome, Marcia!

Hi everyone.  My name is Marcia Hill, and my husband and I live in a small suburb of Grand Rapids, Michigan.  We have 3 daughters, 2 son in laws, 1 granddaughter, and 2 dogs.  I am basically retired and spend most of my time stamping, reading, knitting, and of course spending time with our granddaughter, who is just an absolute delight!  (she's almost 2)  I have been hooked on stamping since I first attended a SU! party back in 1999, and making Christmas cards is one of my favorite things to do!  Being a part of Merry Mondays is a dream come true for me and I am SO excited to be a part of this fabulous group!!    

Also, we have decided to not have weekly Guest Designers this year! Instead, we will be inviting Guests to join us for one month increments at a time starting in is a nicer way to get to know someone! 

And now onto this week's challenge...

Hi all!  Happy September to you all!  This week I (Deanne) challenge you to use gold, white and black only - rather nontraditional, but should make for some stunning cards!

1. Each week there will be a brand new challenge posted on Monday at 5am (PST).

2. The challenge will be either a theme, an inspiration photo, a sketch or a colour combo.

3. Each participant is encouraged to comment on 3 cards in the Gallery. (Who doesn't love comments!)

4. Have fun!

5. Follow the weekly challenge closely.


  1. so good to have you back and can't wait to get started making Christmas cards again - love this week's theme - and welcome to Maricia

  2. Wow amazing inspiration and fabulous colour choice x

  3. Welcome back MM and congrats to Marcia on joining the DT! Love the challenge and already finished my card :)

  4. Happy to see you all back! We will miss Kristie, but Marcia's cards are always a treasure! Can't wait to play!

  5. Hello ladies: It's so fabulous to have you back, missed you lots.
    This first challenge is fabulous, I can't wait to play. Welcome Marcia and congratulations joining this fantastic group of creative and talented ladies.
    This first line up of inspiration cards are gorgeous.
    See you in the gallery.
    Big paper hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

  6. Yay! Your back! Great challenge this week and fabulous DT cards.

  7. Hooray! Marcia is a favorite. Can't wait to see what she inspires! Love your Christmas challenges!

  8. So glad you're back! And a huge welcome to Marcia. Love the theme and the DT cards :)


    Di xx

  9. Love this color combo and it really helped make a quick card. Fabulous DT cards and great guest designers. Marcia is going to be a wonderful addition to the team. Thanks, ladies!

  10. Nice to have you back ladies. Looking forward to playing along again. Great DT inspiration for a fab challenge. Huge welcome to Marcia too xx

  11. Glad to have you back with regular weekly challenges to help me get my Christmas cards done! I'm sneaking in under the wire with my black and gold card! Love all the DT examples!