Monday, November 5, 2012

Merry Monday #40-{Merry and Bright} and welcome to Featured Designer Margaret Moody!

If you are looking for the winners of last week's sketch, please CLICK HERE.

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 Guest Designer for a future challenge!  So get out your Christmas supplies and let's get to work! Our sketch this week is open to interpretation...what shape will you use on your card?

I am excited to welcome Sherry Eckblad to our Merry Monday design team! Sherry has been an avid participant of our challenge and I was so happy when she agreed to join us! Welcome Sherry!

November is here and we have a brand new Featured Designer to inspire you! Welcome to the lovely Margaret Moody! I am happy to have Margaret designing with us this month, I admire her work so much! I asked her to share a bit about herself!

Margaret Moody  Hello, Merry Monday followers!  I'm Margaret Moody and I'm thrilled that Lesley has asked me to be the Featured Designer for November at Merry Monday!  I'm a native Texan and the mother of two beautiful daughters who are students at The University of Texas at Austin (Hook 'Em Horns)!  I've taught in public schools for 24 years and currently work as a reading specialist for a local school district.  In addition, I've done graphic design work for 29 years, designing t-shirts, logos, signs, menus and brochures for individual clients, churches, schools and clubs.  I've been smitten with anything paper from an early age when a very special aunt would take me to stationery and card shops during our many shopping trips together.  The fascination continued into adulthood and I started scrapbooking when my girls were younger, eventually moving into card marking.  I currently serve on the design team for Pals Paper Arts and create the sketches for the PPA Sketch Challenge each month.  I am so honored to share my cards with you this month and hope you find them inspiring!

Thank you so much Margaret! We are looking forward to an awesome month with you! The design team has been busy and they have some gorgeous samples to share with you!

For my card I decided to ink up a new stamp set for me called "Poinsettia and Pine" by Flourishes. I inked the stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with Copics. I stamped the sentiment right on the designer paper. I am also playing along with Flourishes Timeless Tuesday, where the image is partly cut poinsettia doesn't quite fit the circle...

{Supplies Used}
Stamps: Poinsettia and Pine (Flourishes)
Ink: Memento Black Tuxedo, Copics
Paper: Be of Good Cheer and Soft Subtles Designer Pack (SU!), Flourishes White CS
Extras: White Satin Ribbon (SU!)

LeAnne PuglieseBonnie KlassNina Forsyth


  1. Thanks for allowing me to be on this wonderful design team Lesley. I love playing along with all you Merry Monday girls.

  2. What a gorgeous card, Lesley! I love the poinsettia image! You did a fabulous job adding color with your Copics! So very pretty!

  3. Wow, Lesley! Your card is just stunning! This stamp is on my "must have" list and now I want iteven more. Love your colors!

  4. Gorgeous image, Lesley....pretty colors, a nice change from the traditional red & green! Beautiful!

  5. LOVE the sketch and all of the beautiful inspiration artwork! What a great week!

  6. What a pretty poinsettia and a great sketch, Lesley! I love these colors!

  7. Beautiful card Lesley, what a lovely image and the pink and green are so pretty.

  8. Beautiful card this week, Lesley! I'm loving your pretty pink poinsettia's along side of those awesome papers!
    I struggled a bit with this sketch this week but once I got the hang of it I know I will be using it again! :) Just have to say that I am thrilled to be apart of this DT and love that I have such a huge pile of Christmas cards ready to go! :)
    Have a great week ahead and hope you feel better soon!

  9. WOW!! Love the colours and image you used Lesley. Beautiful card.

  10. This was such a fun sketch. I'm sorry I wasn't able to get my card done in time to be a guest.

  11. Hi Lesley,

    Your card is sooo pretty. Refreshing to see pink included in a Festive card! Thanks for giving us such a great example to go by.

    Joy to You!

  12. Wow - this is such a beautiful card Lesley! Your colouring is just amazing on this gorgeous poinsettia. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me your lovely comments!

  13. I love all your sketches, although I hardly ever get my card done in time! Here's one I made for this sketch:


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