Monday, November 11, 2013

Merry Monday 83


Happy Monday, peeps!  And a shout out to all the veterans out there.  It tears me up each time I think of the men and women who were and are willing to serve our great country!   Take time to thank someone today!   
Lesley has a fabulous inspiration for today’s Merry Monday challenge:

Oh my, oh my, I just loooooove this little vignette, but how I struggled to translate it into a card!!!  Does that ever happen to you?  After much thought (and I’m still not thrilled with it), I came up with this:

LeAnne Pugliese Weeinklings Merry Monday 83 Christmas Card

I used Confetti White for my snowflake-embossed mat on top of a Raspberry Ripple card, and stamped my little mitten sign on a piece of birch bark paper from the Thankful Tablescape kit found in the Holiday Mini:


I just love the rustic look it gives my little sign!  I added some glimmer paper stars and baker’s twine to hang my sign.  And on the inside, a simple sentiment:


I also used the Freshly Made Sketches sketch 111 from this week, squeaking it in right under the wire:
The design team was just blown away by all the beautiful submissions last week, so we are looking forward to what you create with this week’s as well!  Be sure to hop over to Lesley’s blog, Always Playing with Paper, to share it with us during the week!  Thanks for visiting!

A trip to the local zoo:


Wee Project Details
Stamps Winter Vintage Signage, Vintage Christmas Expressions (Cornish Heritage Farms ret)
Card stock & Papers     Raspberry Ripple, Confetti White, Birch Bark Paper, Red Glimmer Paper, Neutral Patterns DP (ret)
 Ink Raspberry Ripple, Chocolate Chip
Accessories Baker's Twine
Tools     Big Shot, CB Snowflake EF; Circle Card Thinlit (large star) Mini Punch Pack (small star) Dimensionals


  1. What a sweet sentiment this is! Cute card LeAnne, love the sparkly stars!

  2. The stamping on the birch for the sign is perfect! This is adorable! Love it!

  3. Love that winter mitten sign LeAnne!

  4. That embossing in the background looks like a warm elegant scarf! Love the sign and the birch bark. A fantastic card, LeAnne!

  5. Oh, I love your Warm Wooly Mitten sign and the sparkly stars.
    This inspiration picture is beautiful but I think it would be a challenge for me too.
    I think you answered the challenge beautifully.

  6. Hi LeAnne. LOVE your vintage style card. The sign is awesome stamped on the birch bark paper and hung with twine - so creative! Your design is perfect with the Freshly Made Sketches! Loll xx

  7. Love how you've used the birch paper for the mitten sign, LeAnne. A genius touch and instantly makes for a vintage feel. Gorgeous card!

  8. Oh my gosh LeeAnne I love that stamp! This is a super cute card and I love the crisp white embossed background.

  9. Sweet card! I love the little sign. Great Idea as always.

  10. You are always so clever! I just love that little sign you've created - so vintagey!

  11. LeAnne, you always make the sweetest cards and this one is no exception! Love your little sign and all the sparkle from your stars! Wonderful holiday card for sure! :)

  12. The sentiment is so lovely and I love your faux wood plaque!

  13. LeAnne your card is gorgeous. The embossed background is amazing and the vintage mitten sign is stunning on the birch paper. Love the star accents.

  14. Fabulous card LeAnne, I love the vintage looking sign with the cute sentiment.

  15. gorgeous card!!!
    I like the bright of the stars

  16. Popped over here from Always Playing with Paper. Love your card - perfect combination of elements. That sentiment is adorable!

  17. Love the details and how you put the card together. TFS
    Have a gr8 day


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