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Monday, September 9, 2013

Merry Monday 74

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Happy Monday, peeps!  Time for another lovely inspiration for Merry Monday!  I just love this photo….a girl can dream, right?  Or at least make a card inspired by it, LOL!



So since I already had some of the birch paper left on my desk from this project, I thought it would be cool try to stamp on it!  I love the rustic look it created:

LeAnne Pugliese Merry Monday 74 WeeInklings Mistletoe Christmas

I stamped the mistletoe from PTI’s Holly & Mistletoe with Pear Pizzazz ink and a greeting from Waltzingmouse in Chocolate Chip ink.  I added some pearl “berries” and a matching ribbon, and it was done!

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I recommend using multipurpose glue to adhere the birch paper to your cardstock; it is a bit curly when it comes in the Thankful Tablescape kit, and it will try to “unadhere” itself!

I hope you’ll play along with us….Christmas is coming soon!  Do you have your cards started?  I hope this will inspire you to make something marvelous to share with us at Always Playing with Paper!

I don’t have any Cassidy pictures to show you, but we did go out sailing yesterday and Dana took a couple of photos:

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Enjoy your day!

Wee Project Details
Stamps Holly & Mistletoe, PTI; Compliments of the Season, Waltzingmouse Stamps
Card stock & Papers     Naturals White, Chocolate Chip, Birch Paper from Thankful Tablescapes Kit
 Ink Pear Pizzazz, Chocolate Chip
Accessories Pleated Ribbon (unpleated), Pearls
Tools    

27 comments:

SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Your card looks gorgeous with the birch paper, LeAnne! Love the stamping you did on it and the pearl berries. I sure wish that inspiration photo was my home. :)

Looks like yesterday was nice sailing weather! Hope all is well with you.

Linda Callahan said...

That birch paper is fabulous......I love th is card! And looks like the sailing was fabulous too!

Linda said...

Love the card. And the picture is amazing. It looks like the best day ever!

stampwithsandy said...

Wow, I love this LeAnne! What a great idea to stamp on that woodgrain paper, and perfect for this challenge. I just may have to case you!

Frenchie said...

ooh I love your pictures , what a nice day you must of had , BEAUITIFUL !! and your card is also so pretty ,
thanks for sharing , but missed Cassady too !!!
hugs frenchie ,

Darlene Gabriel said...

I agree - love the look of stamping on this paper. What a wonderful inspiration picture and your inspired card is so pretty. I do like the pearls you added.
Look at you sailing along...hopefully leaving the cares of the world behind you for a while. Thanks for sharing a picture of you.

Brenda in IN said...

Great card. You look so relaxed and happy. What a wonderful way to spend the weekend.

nancy littrell said...

I just love how you stamped on your DST and added the pearls for holly berries. Very creative, but CAS too. TFS LeAnne.

Lisa said...

I think my mouth was hanging open at this inspiration photo LOL!!! WOW so pretty!!! And speaking of pretty, I am swooning over your card! That birch paper is out of this world topped with the pretty sprig and pearls. A new fave I think. What a great photo too, looks like a perfect day for sailing!

Bonnie said...

I'm lovin this birch bark paper! It makes a wonderful, rustic Christmas card!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi LeAnne. That birch paper is GORGEOUS! Love the texture ... and perfect for your vintage Christmas card.

I love the inspiration photo too ... wouldn't it be nice to have a living room like that!! Looks like you had a beautiful day for sailing ... you look very relaxed sitting on the boat! Loll xx

Karren said...

Oh, I love how you've stamped on that gorgeous paper. Such a beautiful, vintage Christmas card, yet CAS in design. Brilliant!

Linda said...

What a beautiful, rustic holiday card. Such nice colors and a great take on the inspiration photo. Now we just need to use the pic of you sailing for inspiration!

Karen D said...

I love the effect you have achieved stamping on the birch paper LeAnne. Your card is gorgeous.
Lucky you having a sailing day!

jengd said...

Gorgeous card! And it looks like yesterday was a fabulous day- what beautiful weather for a sail!

Lesley said...

We were sailing yesterday too! You look so relaxed and happy! Your card is wonderful, just perfect for the challenge and the way you stamped on the DSP is cool.

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Gorgeous!!!!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oooo, I like this a lot! And yes, I like that living room, too. Looks like a lodge somewhere in the Rocky Mountains (I imagine).

Love your sailing shot. Just seeing that scene makes me feel the breeze blowing through my hair.

JoAnn said...

Love how you stamped on the birch paper. A beautiful card.

Katherine said...

love the weathered look on this! I wish I could play along, but (gasp) I injured my crafting hand & outta commission for awhile... boo... :(

Carole said...

Love love love the birch with that stamp. Beautiful.

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card LeAnne, the birch is so pretty with that stamp and I love the sentiment.

Marie B. said...

Very rustic and gorgeous creation LeAnne!! :)

Susan Joyce said...

Love the birch paper LeAnne, and I adore your pretty rustic card.

the primitive country bug said...

Love this card and that birch paper is awesome!

Kim S said...

Gorgeous! I love the simple stamps you have chosen for the birch! And I love the sailing photos. We haven't had our boat out in years since (until recently) it's been so dry in Colorado the mountain lakes are fairly low. Your pictures remind me how much I have missed it for another summer!

Margaret Moody said...

Gorgeous rustic card, LeAnne! I love the birch paper! Perfect background for your mistletoe and greeting!