Merry Monday 194:

Good morning all!  I hope you enjoyed your weekend.  I spent the weekend cleaning and crafting.  One is my favourite thing to do, and the other, not so much =)

Here are some updated photos of Saffron, only FIVE more days until we get to bring her home!  Don't you just love that bottom right photo - I love that smile.  We are SO excited!

This week at Merry Monday, Lori would like to see a TROPICAL theme on our Christmas cards:

This was a real struggle for me.  I looked for tropical birds, seashells, palm trees... anything I could throw a Santa hat onto.  Nope.  Nothing.  I also looked for tropical papers.  Nope.  Nothing there either.  I finally came up with this.  A hibiscus ornament.  Done.  Phew - it only took all day to create, but I did it nonetheless!!

I built my layers with My Favorite Things Blueprints (20)(13), and the hibiscus flower and die cut are from My Favorite Things Tropical Sensations (retired). The sentiment is computer generated as I needed SOME kind of tropical saying =)

As always, do not forget to check out the rest of my teamies' fantastic creations at Merry Monday and come play along too!!!

Looking for more Christmas inspiration??  Come visit our Pinterest page:  Merry Monday Design Team Christmas Card Creations


Have a fantastic Monday - cheers all!


Desire Fourie said...

Oh man Deanne, Saffron is the cutest little thing ever. She is going to bring so much fun to your family. Love your card too.
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Linda said...

Deanne, you would never know you struggled with this theme. Such a pretty card. Hope you have a great week.

Bonnie said...

Your little guy is so adorable! I know you can't wait to get him home! Love your tropical flower ornament! It was really a challenge this week, but you rocked it!

Greta said...

Oh how wonderful you're getting a puppy! I know your hearts will be filled with joy & healing--puppies just do that in my experience. Very creative tropical card--so fun!

Rosemary said...

your card is absolutely gorgeous (as always!!)!! oh my goodness... that little saffron is beyond cute!!!

Kristie Goulet said...

Love your tropical card, Deanne! Turned our beautifully! Little Saffron is so stinkin' cute! I can't handle it. :)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous hibiscus ornament, Deanne!! Thanks for the inspiration at Merry Monday! Oh my - what a sweet doggie!!

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Deanne, I love the colours. Your little Saffron is adorable.

Lori said...

Well girl...I know you struggled with this challenge, but I think you totally ROCKED it! Thanks for hangin' in there and seeing it through lol...that's what challenges are for, right?!? I am so happy for you that Saffron is coming soon :) Can't wait to see more pics of her in your family! Love ya!!