Friday, October 14, 2016

Peace & Joy

What a week!
I worked at the high school all week - I forgot how mentally 
exhausting teenagers can be. I had two stamp classes this week but
aside from that there was no time for stamping for fun - that is until

I've been wanting to play along with the Merry Monday Challenge all
week. The theme is retro/vintage - I thought of using these skaters 
right away but other than that - no ideas.
It wasn't until I started working on the card that I decided to make it
a shaker card. 

I shared this card with my DH and my daughter and it brought smiles
to both their faces when they shook it which in turn brought a smile
to my face. I love the 'falling snow'.
The image reminds me of afternoons skating on the lake where we 
used to live - we'd have hours of fun, skating and playing hockey
and then spending time by the fire roasting hot dogs and drinking
hot chocolate. Some great memories!

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from Stampin' Up! unless noted
card stock: Marina Mist, crumb cake
stamp set: Winter Post, CL722 (Hero Arts), Snowy Sayings (CAS-ual Fridays)
ink: early espresso, versamark
big shot: stitched circles (Simon Says Stamps)
Falling Snow Stencil (Simon Says Stamps)
embossing paste (Dreamweaver)
assortment of sequins: Stampin' Up!, Lucy's Cards and the Dollar Store
linen thread
basic pearls


  1. Great shaker card! Love the image and your color choices.

  2. This is one of my favorite stamps and it makes a beautiful, vintage shaker card, Susan! Love this! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

  3. gorgeous take on the Merry Monday theme!! love the color combo you used!!

  4. Oh Susan, I had forgotten about this image! So pretty as a shaker card - thanks for joining us at Merry Monday! xoxoxo