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Monday, September 29, 2014

MERRY MONDAY GUEST DESIGNER!!!

Since my entry for Merry Monday's "The words have it" challenge was the winner last week, I was asked to be their guest designer for this week's challenge.  What a fantastic honor to be chosen by fellow stampers - I am thrilled!!  The challenge this week is to use polka dots and/or stripes in a Christmas card.  So here is my card - my first guest design card AND my first shaker card!!!
Recently bought PTI's new circle shaker die so had to use that.  The background paper in the shaker is some gold dot vellum - love how the stripes show through.  I put foam tape just in back of the end of word "merry" so that it would all lie even.  The "merry" is 3 layers of cardstock.   If you are a patterned paper addict, be sure to check out Teresa Collins' new Christmas line - Tinsel & Company - it's gorgeous.

Thanks so much to the Merry Monday blog for inviting me to be their guest designer this week - hop over to their blog and design a Christmas card with polka dots and/or stripes!

Supplies:
Dies: PTI Circle shaker; Hero Arts "Fancy Cuts Christmas"
Paper: Teresa Collins "Tinsel & Company; We R vellum
Other: sequins from Teresa Collins and my stash

Thanks for visiting today and your kind comments.  Betty

23 comments:

  1. Very pretty! Love the gold color scheme and the fabby shaker!

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  2. LOVE your polka dots and stripes in gold. Very pretty. The shaker part is fab too! So great having you join us as Guest Designer this week at Merry Monday. Congratulations!

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  3. Loving all that gold - great shaker card Betty!!!

    Deanne :)

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  4. Congrat's with all, Betty... great honor to you. What a beautiful card you have made as a guest designer... great shaker card.

    Hugs Lissy

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  5. Congrats on your GD post Betty! This card is so glamorous and I love the shaker element!!!

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  6. Love Love Love this stunning "Gold" themed card Betty. The gold is so elegant and really makes it a wonderful Holiday Card! I'm also so excited that you are the Guest Designer this week and hope to be feeling better VERY soon, so that I can play in your challenge! Thanks for letting me know, as I'm sure I would have otherwise sadly, missed out!

    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  7. So pretty, Betty! Love all the gold and that wonderful shaker! Thanks for joining us this week as our Guest Designer at Merry Monday! :)

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  8. CONGRATS again on your well deserved win, and for your Guest DT spot, Betty! You are so deserving of this honor with your gorgeous creations, and this card is certainly one of them! I love your striped background, and how you added polka dots to the inside of your shaker! I also love that you chose gold for all of your elements on this card...it's so elegant!
    Off to check out the challenge :)

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  9. Love the richness of this cad betty and well done on hosting the challenge - well deserved!

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  10. Great to see you as GD, Betty! Love this design - the rich golds, shaker, polka dots and stripes look fabulous for a festive card :) I will definitely join in this week!

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  11. I'm so glad you could join our team this week, Betty! And what an awesome card you added to inspire our readers! I predict that you will the the winner in many more challenges!

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  12. What a great shaker card - LOVE the confetti you used!! And so glad to have you as our Guest Designer at Merry Monday!

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  13. Gorgeous card! You look right at home as a GD and your first shaker card is a hit!

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  14. Welcome as our Guest Designer this week Betty, lovely to have you with us. Your card is delightful, love every detail.

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  15. Betty, this is such a pretty card! Love those polka dots in the circle window!! Glad to have you as Guest Designer this week at Merry Monday :)

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  16. Holy wow Betty! This is stunning! I love the way the stripes show through too!! The drop shadow on that Merry is fabulous! Congrats on your win and your guest spot. Clearly you deserve it :)

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  17. Congrats on your win last week - it was well-deserved! And this card is another stunner! I love the richness of the gold.

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  18. LOVE that gold! The polka paper you placed in the shaker makes it look like it's always in motion...brilliant!

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  19. This card is fabulous, Betty! Way to go on your first shaker, those big sequins are awesome :) It's great to have you this week as our GD, congrats!

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  20. Wonderful shaker card Betty, I love all that gold. So glad you joining us as Guest Designer this week.

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  21. Pretty card. I'm a big fan of shaker cards, and I really like how you did this one, and it's a perfect take on the challenge with the stripes and circles...very nicely done!

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  22. Such a nice, rich, elegant shaker card. Thanks for joining us as Guest Designer this week!

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