Monday, February 27, 2012

Merry Monday Challenge #9-A Sketch from Torico, A PRIZE from Torico and BIRTHDAY WISHES for Torico!

Before we get started, I wanted to send  BIG Happy Birthday Wishes to Torico!!!  Happy Birthday my friend!!! Be sure to visit Torico's Blog to leave her some birthday love!!!

Welcome to another week at Merry Monday!  The idea behind this challenge is to get a head start on your Christmas cards!  Each week, I choose one Merry Monday Winner who will then be a future Guest Designer for the challenge!  So get out your Christmas supplies and let's get to work!   Torico has designed our final sketch for the month, and it is awesome!!!!  She is also offering up a PRIZE to the winner...please read on for details!!

 With the sketch, you are welcome to jazz it up or to keep it clean. 
Have fun with it...flip it, change the shapes, or 
move the sentiment anywhere on your long as the main sketch is still visible.

This is Torcio's last week at my Featured Designer and I loved working with her!! Thank you Torico for sharing your amazing talent and for being a part of my challenge!  I adore your sweet digital images and had so much fun using them on my cards!!  Torico's card is below, and as always, it is stinkin' cute!!! 

My Guest Designer is my dear friend and one talented lady, LeAnne Pugliese.  She created a beautifully soft card with so much gorgeous detail on it!!! Thank you for joining me this week LeAnne.

I decided to ink up the little snowman from Torico's digital stamp called "Snowman Family".  I cut out the smallest snowboy and then popped him up on a "snowflake styled" doily cutout by Martha Stewart. One of my favourite stampers, Kim S, led me to find these doilies!!! I love them! Thanks Kim!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: "Snowman Family" by Torcio, Sentiment from SU!
Inks: Copics, Memento Black
Paper: Marina Mist, Black and White, Paper Doilies from MS
Extras: Nestabilities tags, Sheer Ribbon, embossing folders

Birdie Brown

This week Torico is offering three of her digital images to one random winner!  
For a chance to win, all you have to do is play along.  
The winning participant will get to choose the three images they would like from Torico's store!   
Thank you Torico for this wonderful prize!


  1. Thank you so much for inviting me as a Featured Designer. I really enjoyed working with you!:):)

    I will be participating in the Merry Monday Challenge again!!

  2. I'm so glad I could enable you!!

  3. Another fabulous sketch Lesley. Love what Torico, LeAnne and you did with it. Can't wait to play along.

  4. Thanks for another fun sketch! I so like getting these Christmas cards done. I'll be back tomorrow to comment on everyone's cards!!

  5. Love all the cards. Great idea for getting those Christmas cards with time to spare!

  6. Happy Birthday Torico, and thanks for all the great inspiration this month.

  7. Love the snowman against the doily Thanks for another wonderful sketch.

  8. Love this sketch. So great getting the cards done ahead of time. Thanks for these challenges.

  9. Great inspiration for christmas cards girls! I love this sketch by Torico!

  10. I love everything about this cute, cute card. I am really enjoying this challenge.

  11. My card is here:

    *fingers crossed* that I make this week's in time!!!!


Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate the time you took to leave me a little stamping love!!
Lesley :)