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Monday, May 4, 2015

retired and forgotten Christmas adventure

Last week the prompt at Merry Monday was to use pine cones, greens, and the word believe.  I didn't remember having a believe stamp, but I found one when I was reorganizing my retired and retiring stamp sets yesterday, so I hurried to make this card using Jingle Belles' sketch - surprisingly for me recently, it's still current!
stamp sets - Good Greetings (retired), Watercolor Winter (retired); ink - Versamark; Stampin' Emboss powder - Gold; card stock - Early Espresso, Wild Wasabi, Real Red; designer series paper - Berry Bouquet (retired); punches - 1" circle, 7/8" scallop circle
I finished the card just after the Merry Monday link-up closed, so I decided to hold off on posting it since the Jingle Belles link-up is open until Wednesday, and so is The Friday Mashup! challenge to use retired/retiring/forgotten stamp.  Foolishly, I thought I'd have time to make another card before then.  I came to my senses this evening when I remembered that I have a houseguest for the week and plans for tomorrow evening.

One card may be all for the week from me; I have two packages of bees arriving Saturday and need to get the foundation comb installed in the frames before then!  I'm excited after a year and half of no bees to get back into my beekeeping adventures.


Heidi Weaver said...

Hi KatheD, I'll be coming back to hear more about your bee-keeping adventures. In the meantime, I love your card. Those pine cones are just perfect---I doubt I'll ever get rid of the set. It looks perfect combined with your Designer Paper. Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Friday Mashup.

lauren bergold said...

oh wow, what a bright and festive version of stephanie's sketch AND the merry monday theme AND a great "retrieval" of a seemingly lost stamp! big points on all of the above and extra points for being by far the most talented beekeeping cardmaker of my acquaintance!!! :) :) :) thanks for joining our sketchy fun at JINGLE BELLES, i always love to see what you will make! ♥

Lisa said...

Lovely Christmas card, thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup!