Monday, April 17, 2017

Merry Monday #244 - Wreath

Hello friends.  Linda is our hostess this week at Merry Monday, and she would like to see a WREATH on your Christmas cards.


When I was growing up, my mom had a wreath she put on our front door every year and I hated it!  It had all kinds of fruit on it (along with pinecones and greenery) and I thought it was just about the ugliest thing out there!  And wouldn't you know, now I wish she still had it!  In looking back, I think about the colors of the fruit in dark yellows and golds and mixed with the light and dark greens, it really was pretty!  So anyway, as a tribute to my mom's wreath, I used the wreath from PTI's Birds & Blooms and came up with this:


No fruit, but kind of just went with the colors that I remember.  Hard to believe that I didn't like these colors back then, but I think this wreath is very festive in this color scheme!!  And I think my mom would like it too!  :0)  My main green color is Ocean Tides (PTI) and I stamped my background with Hero Arts Leafy Vines stamp and my gold sentiment is WPlus9's Hand Lettered Holiday.  I also used a Gina Marie Designs rounded square die to build a frame around my wreath.



We're excited to see a gallery of beautiful wreaths this week, so play along with us!  The Design Team has some awesome inspiration to get you started too, so check it out and then show us your creations!  You can find it all right HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!


12 comments:

  1. LOL, loved your wreath story....and I love the wreath you created! Such pretty colors! I definitely will be giving this challenge a go!

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  2. Ha! I think our moms had the same wreath! How lovely your card is, with it's deep ocean tides beginnings! Beautiful, Marcia!

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  3. Beautiful wreath Marcia! I think you captured your mom's wreath perfectly! I just returned from four days in Chicago...yup watching volleyball...just catching up on things and saw your win one day over at PTI! I love it when I see names that I recognize! Congratulations!! friend!

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  4. Your wreath is beautiful Marcia!! Love the texture from the tone on tone stamping on your background as well. And enjoyed your story about your Mom's wreath. :) xx

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  5. Gorgeous wreath, Marcia, and I love how you framed it! I can totally relate to your story about hating something as a kid and loving it now!

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  6. I love the colors of your wreath. So beautiful my friend. Hope you had a blessed Easter and have a great week.

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  7. What a gorgeous wreath Marcia! I love the colors you used and the sweet rounded frame.

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  8. Gorgeous card and if the wreath your mom had looked anything like your card..... I think its gorgeous!!! a beautiful card and wreath!

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  9. I know what you mean, Marcia! Things I thought were ugly when I was growing up I wish I had now! At least we have the memories and you've made this memory come to life! A beautiful wreath and beautifully framed!

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  10. Stunning card Marcia, I love the beautiful colours and the gold sentiment.

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  11. This is gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing your memories :)

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