Monday, April 11, 2016

Merry Monday #200 {Multi-Challenge Celebration!}

Welcome to the 200th Challenge at Merry Monday! We are thrilled to reach this milestone and we wouldn't be here without our faithful participants!!! 

This week we have a MULTI-Challenge! You are welcome to choose one of the 4 choices....Snowman Theme, Sketch, Colours or Inspiration

If you are feeling creative, please choose all 4 or create 4 different cards! 
It is totally up to you!

Each of us have invited one guest to join us this week! We are so excited to introduce them to you! Thank you so much for joining us and for helping us to CELEBRATE!!!

Celeste Goff
(Merry Monday Guest Designer)

Bonnie Klass

My Guest Designer is Loll Thompson.

Loll's blog has long been one of my first places to go for inspiration.
I love her style and how she shares so much about our craft.

Colleen Foelker

 Marcia plays every week at Merry Monday and I am always blown away by her creativity, not only at the Christmas cards, but really all year long in many other challenges.  She has been playing since 2013 a long time follower!


Deanne Kay

My guest designer is Kimberly Wiener from Wienerhoneymooners

Kimberly is just the sweetest and her cards are no exception!!!  I would describe her cards as bright, fun, cheerful, adorable, beautiful... the list goes on.  Thank you so much Kimberly for celebrated with us!

Debbie Henderson

My Guest Designer is LeAnne Pugliese:

LeAnne from Wee Inklings has been one of my favorite designers for a long time. She has a similar stamping style to mine and I love visiting her blog 
when I have time to just sit and browse. Thanks LeAnne for joining us as 
my Guest Designer for our 200th celebration! Here is LeAnne's card:

Kathy Schweinfurth

  My Guest Designer is Annette Witherspoon from A Spoon Full of Sugar

Isn't her card (below) gorgeous?!!  Annette has such a passion for crafting and is always trying something new!  She's such an inspiration -- I just love her style :)

My Guest Designer is 
Maureen Merritt from Mama Mo Stamps!

 I have learned so much about CAS card design from Maureen.  
Her blog is full of awesome inspiration as well as over on StampNation where she posts videos on Clean & Simple card design.  Thank you so much Mo for joining our celebration!

Linda Snodgrass

My Guest Designer is Marybeth Lopez from

And here is her gorgeous card.
Her cards are always so gorgeous.  I love her CAS and elegant style.

My Guest Designer is Barb Derksen from Being Mrs Miles.

Barb is my sister and was the one who created my blog one year for my birthday. Her artistic and creative style is always an inspiration to me. Thank you Barb for joining us for this 200th celebration.

My Guest Designer is Kim Singdahlsen from

I have followed Kim's blog for a number of  years and enjoyed her Clean and Simple Designs, gaining many ideas and inspiration from this very talented Papercrafter.  Thank's Kim for joining us for our 200th Celebration!

Some rules to remember:

1. Each week there will be a brand new challenge posted on Monday at 5am (PST).
2. The challenge will be either a theme, an inspiration photo, a sketch or a colour combo.

3. Each participant must comment on 3 cards in the Gallery to be eligible to win. (Who doesn't love comments!)

4. Have fun!

5. Follow the weekly challenge closely.


  1. Wow, what an amazing line-up of (guest) designers and inspiration. Congrats on reaching the 200 milestone!

  2. Woohoo! Congratulations on a big milestone! Can't wait to play!

  3. Great cards by the designers and guest designers.
    Congratulations on the 200th challenge.

  4. Happy 200th challenge anniversary!!

  5. Congrats to MM....may you continue to inspire us to keep Christmas all year long in our craft room, LOL!

  6. Congrats on your 200th challenge! What a fantastic lot of inspiration from the designers and their guests!

  7. Wow - congrats on #200 - I just joined in 2015 but it's been such fun! Thanks for hosting this great challenge blog and for all the inspiration each week!!

  8. Congratulations on your 200th challege.
    Hugs Hester

  9. Congratulations on this marvelous milestone! I just found Merry Monday... and am so glad I did! Loved the DT inspiration cards and enjoyed the bonus inspiration provided by the MM guest designers. :)

  10. Congrats on 200 challenges, team! I'm going to try my hardest to join in this challenge and actually make my first Christmas card of the year! Yes, leaving this fabulous team has meant no Christmas cards have been made so far this year :(

  11. Congratulations on challenge #200! And thank you so much for having me as as guest designer...I truly appreciate being asked to share one of my creations with such a talented group of ladies!

  12. What an exciting day! Congratulations ladies! xo

  13. These are all gorgeous! I am getting ready for a major move so I will have to wait till I am settled (that means when the craft room is set up!) to join in on the challenges....can't wait!

  14. Awesome, fabulous milestone ladies!!! I've participated in almost all of your challenges and I've been honored with a Guest Designer spot in the process and, thanks to you, my stash of Christmas cards keeps growing, I will be totally set to send them out this Holiday Season.
    Thank you for all the inspiration we get from all of you every week. Continued success!! and big hugs.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  15. A big CONGRATS on your 200th challenge celebration. An impressive milestone! The cards submitted by the designers and guests are awesome...hard not to get in the mood to make Christmas cards after looking at them.

  16. Congratulations and such fabulous cards! A wonderful selection of inspiration indeed! I'm unlikely to find time to play this week but wanted to send my best wishes and also to thank you for a great challenge as well!

    Di xx

  17. Congrats and what fun this week! There is so much great inspiration too!

  18. Yay! I made time to come and play after all! So happy to join in on this celebration.


    Di xx

  19. Congratulations, Lesley! This was a fabulous post with your whole talented Team and all their Guest Designers! Thank you all for a TON of CC inspiration!! Cheers to many more MM challenges!! Hugs, Darnell

  20. What awesome creations to celebrate your 200th!! Thanks so much for asking me to be a part of it! You are always such an inspiration for my Christmas craftiness! Here's to 200 more!

  21. Hi there ladies. Congratulations on reaching your 200th challenge. The inspiration cards are wonderful, what a visual feast. It's been such a long time. I hope you are all happy and well.

  22. Congratulations on 200 Challenges! Great inspiration here (as always!)

  23. Darn. Couldn't find my photograph because I installed Window 10 on Friday and now the linky has closed. You can view my card at