Monday, October 21, 2013

Merry Monday 80


Happy Monday, everyone!  It must be Monday….my tail is dragging and I totally forgot to set up my post!  But no fear, here it is!  Lesley has the sweetest challenge for us today for Merry Monday, and I must say, I had a dozen ideas floating in my head, especially since I love vintage scenes:

But I also had a lovely little stamp from Waltzingmouse that said “Sleigh Bells Ring…are you listening?”…..and I had been wanting to use that one for a while, and this seemed like a good time!  Now forgive me, because it’s another blue and silver card like last week:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Merry Monday 80 Sleigh Bells Ring Christmas Stampin Up

This time I used Soft Sky, and because it is such a subtle color, it is a bit difficult to see the scene, but I can assure you that the couple riding in their sleigh, over the snow-covered hills and bridge to the church beyond, is just delightful:


I tried several different ways to stamp the sentiment, but in the end, embossing it with silver embossing powder seemed to stand out the best:


And of course, Dazzling Diamonds glitter and a silver glimmer snowflake make it even better!  I stamped the inside sentiment with Smoky Slate, and that really looks nice on the Soft Sky cardstock.

The design team has really outdone themselves with this challenge and I can just hear the creative wheels turning out there in stampin’ land….so get your ink and paper and crank up some Christmas tunes and show us what you’ve got at Lesley’s blog, Always Playing with Paper!  Can’t wait to see them!

I apologize for scaring everyone by showing you pictures of Cassidy with a knife!!  I assure you, it was a plastic knife and I was with her each step of the way; truthfully, she doesn’t have enough strength to push the knife down to cut anything---she mostly tore the lettuce up (with Grammy’s help), so she was in no danger of injury….but I definitely will have to watch her in the future.  Here she is, the morning before she made her “wood” cake…we were making a real applesauce cake with raisins for Grampy…and that’s why she wanted to make her own cake for him as well!


Enjoy your day!

Wee Project Details
Stamps Sleigh Bells Ring (ret SU), Compliments of the Season (Waltzingmouse)
Card stock & Papers     Soft Sky, Whisper White
 Ink Soft Sky, Versamark, Smoky Slate (inside)
Accessories DD Glitter, Soft Sky Seam Binding
Tools     Big Shot, Circle Thinlet, Northern Flurries EF, Silver EP, Heat Tool


Judith said...

This is a beautiful Christmas Card. WOW. Wonderful. You have a great talent, LeAnne and thanks for sharing it with us.

Linda said...

Ahh so sweet. Making a cake for Grandpa. It looks so yummy!
I love the Christmas card. Very pretty!

Sue said...

Gorgeous card, LeAnne! Beautiful image and sentiment and I love the embossed background

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous card LeAnne, she is going to be taking over your kitchen soon!

Frenchie said...

Ms LeeAnn , I know you wouldn't do nothing to hurt little
Cassady , your a great Grammy ,!!!! No worry a !!!
Now look at her her smile just show it all , how proud she fill making grandpa his cake , how sweet ,and priceless , your so good !!
The card is so soft and BEAUITIFUL , I love it .
Have a nice week , hugs to you all.

Loll Thompson said...

Gorgeous!! So many fabulous details ... from the embossed background, to the beautiful snowy scene with glittery snow, to the perfect sentiment with the glitter snowflake embellishment ... everything is perfect. A beautiful and elegant vintage Christmas card. Amazing! Loll xx

JoAnn said...

Very pretty. Love the blue and your image stamped in blue also with the touch of Dazzling Diamonds is so pretty.

Bonnie said...

What a perfect sentiment and image stamp for this challenge, LeAnne! I love that scene and the Soft Sky and Smoky Slate together!

Karren said...

Beautiful card, LeAnne! The Soft Sky and the silver are such a stunning combination. I've got that sleigh stamp set and never used it. You've inspired me to get it out of retirement!

Lesley Croghan said...

How I wish I had this pretty and the snowy scenes makes me yearn for Christmas.

Lisa said...

This is delicate and peaceful LeAnne, I just love it!! Did little Miss Betty Crocker get to lick the bowl!!??!!

Bananastamper said...

Beautiful, I love the sparkle!

Sian Ridley said...

Stunning! :)

Wendy said...

Another gorgeous card, LeAnne! Love the colors and your image! So pretty & perfect for this challenge! :)

dpkennedy said...

Very elegant, classic card! I love this card!

Karen D said...

The blue you have used is so beautiful LeAnne. The traditional sleigh scene is lovely. The glittery accents just make the whole design.

Notes by Nina said...

This is such an pretty card LeAnne, I love the soft colours and pretty background embossing.

Marie B. said...

Hi LeAnne! I don't mind seeing this color's beautiful! What a wonderful card! :)

Susan Joyce said...

Beautiful elegant card LeAnne, so pretty in those soft colours.

stampwithsandy said...

How did I know you would have the perfect image and greeting for this challenge, LeAnne?! So, so pretty. Love the soft blues and silver.