Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Halfway to Christmas! **[Merry Monday 114 & The Challenge #9]**

Pin It Now! Today it's officially halfway to Christmas Eve!  Can you believe it?  I know I just posted about the beginning of summer yesterday, but tonight we'll be watching ELF, my favorite modern-day Christmas movie.

My card celebrates the true meaning of Christmas. Our Daily Bread Designs makes precious and uplifting Christian stamps!
I am using Merry Monday's challenge to use sparkle and shine on my card, so I chose to use an understated chalkboard effect with a glimmer paper mat, then embellished with my vintage silver stars.  I think it gives it an ethereal look.  Also, for a little more sparkle, a shiny, silver bow under Baby Jesus.
He is our gift. 
I used a scrapping kit from a couple years back by Stampin' Up, and it has these great coordinating pre-cut strips, so I used them for The Challenge sketch, both inside and out. 
Stop by these inspiring challenges and play along!  

SUPPLIES:  All Stampin' Up! except where noted. 
STAMPS:  For Unto You (Our Daily Bread Designs), Christmas Messages
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black
PAPER:  Crumb Cake, Silver Glimmer, Merry Moments Simply Scrappin Kit
EMBELLISHMENTS:  1/8" silver ribbon, silver star sequins (my stash)


  1. Oooooh and Ahhhhh!! Love the wee sparkling stars!!!! The glitter paper, and the shimmering ribbon, paired with the sparkling sentiment! YAY!!! The sketch is perfect for this vintage feel card. I LOVE that red DP and the snippet of green really makes it POP!!! Thanks for joining us at BOTH the Merry Monday, and The Challenge, ......with your use of the Merry Monday's sweet sparkle, and the The Challenge Sketch, you made my day!!!

    I hope that you are inspired to play again and again!!! (*You have to, I LOVE seeing that tiara!)

    Hugs Kimberly

  2. What a wonderful combination of sparkle and chalkboard, Erika! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday! Hope to see you again!

  3. Lovely card, the papers and stars are fabulous. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  4. Very pretty. The stars are a great touch. Love that sentiment stamp.

  5. GORGEOUS! I can't believe I haven't visited your blog before this....but I have you in my feedly now! Just a beautiful creation and perfect for the challenge! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday this week!

  6. Wow . . . I love that kraft background. The chalkboard sentiment surrounded by all that sparkly is just perfect. Nicely done.

  7. Festive and fabulous!~ Love the sentiment! Thank you for playing at The Challenge!

  8. Fabulous holiday design! Love the sparkly accents with the chalkboard style panel. Thanks for joining us at The Challenge!