Sunday, January 24, 2016

Mmmmm . . . Merry Monday

The challenge at Merry Monday this week was to create a card showcasing your favorite warm beverage.  I don't drink it often, but I love hot cocoa with mint.  The first time I had cocoa with a candy cane in it, I was at a local crop at an amazing hotel.  I remember the candy cane melted while I was eating brunch, and when I grabbed it to stir, the end was gone.  The cane was just sticking up and stuck to the side of the mug.  It was so yummy with the flavor of that melted candy cane.

But I digress!  I combined today's card with the use of stencils.  StampNation is having a free stencil class for their members . . . and nothing at StampNation expires, so if you join today you would get all the lessons.  You would get every video . . . every tutorial . . . every challenge (they never close).  The inspiration and friendship is amazing.

Here is my card . . .

My stencil background was created using embossing paste and red geranium embossing paste from Ranger/Wendy Vecchi. 

My little squirrel image was colored using Zig Kuratake markers.

Love the dimension in that embossing paste!

I hope you find some time to create today.


Merry Monday - Good Cheer
Stamps:  Cup of Cheer (Poppy Stamps)
Ink: Black (Versafine), Brown, Beige, Light Green, Wine Red, Dark Brown, May Green Watercolor Markers (ZIG Kuretake)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah), Basic Black (Stampin' Up)
Accessories:  istencil (27-00001 R SC); Embossing Paste (Dreamweaver); Red Geranium Embossing Powder (Ranger/Wendy Vecchi); Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger), White Pen (Uniball)


  1. I love the peppermint swirl background, Debbie! And that little chipper is adorable! THanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

  2. I LOVE this stencil and card! So cute. I think I need to add that stencil to my collection. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

  3. Love your fun card! The stencil made such a wonderful background!

  4. What a cute squirrel with mug of cocoa - you made me thirsty for it with your description! So glad you could play along at Merry Monday this week!

  5. Totally in love with your peppermint cute and fitting to go with your mint hot cocoa! And that little squirrel is just adorable too! Cute, cute card!! :0)

  6. So cute, Debbie! I love everything about it. Congratulations on your well deserved win!