Monday, December 9, 2013

Merry Monday 87


Monday is here again!  The weekend went by too quickly!  Here’s the Merry Monday challenge for us today:

Yay!  Mittens!  I love mittens!  Since I just did a mitten-shaped card a couple weeks ago, I decided to use a little Lockhart stamp that hadn’t seen much love in a while:
LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Merry Monday 87 Take Two
Truthfully, I had another card made for this challenge, but I saw my friend at church yesterday wearing a pin I made her a few years back (can’t find the post) and that prompted me to remember I even had this stamp!  So glad she wore it, because I love this wee little kitty!  I stamped her on shimmery white paper in Stazon and watercolored her, then cut her out & popped her up:
I used the sketch from Sunday Stamps:
and I heat-embossed the sideways sentiment so it would show up well on the patterned DP:
I also did a little sewing, just for fun!  And here’s the inside:
This is also for the Raisin Boat Christmas challenge 17
Won’t you come along to Lesley’s blog, Always Playing with Paper, and play along with our mitten challenge this week?  We’d love to see your warm woolie creations!!!

Here are a few more fronts of Cassidy’s Advent Calendar:

Here are a couple pictures from a visit to a local Christmas light extravaganza (sorry for the eerie eyes!):


Have a fabulous day!

Wee Project Details
Stamps Kitten in Mitten (Lockhart), Mixed Holiday Sentiments (My Creative Time), Handy Christmas Greetings, (Amy R Stamps)
Card stock & Papers    Shimmery White, Naturals Ivory, Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze, Jingle DP (Lily Bee), Vintage Christmas DP (My Mind’s Eye)
Ink Cherry Cobbler, Versamark, Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Soft Suede, Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand
Accessories Clear Embossing Powder
Tools    Big Shot, Nestabilities, Aquapainter, Sewing Machine, Dimensionals


  1. Oh, this is darling LeAnne! I love anything with kitties, especially tucked in a mitten!

  2. The stripes, the polka dots and that sweet little kitten all add up to an adorable card!! Cute pic of Cassidy with the giant candy cane!! Your daughter has the most beautiful smile!!

  3. If this post doesn't get you into the Christmas spirit nothing will! Cute and sweet holiday photos!

  4. It's so fun seeing all the mittens today! Wonderful colors on this sweet card LeAnne!

  5. Yay Thanks for joining the Raisin Boat challenge. Your card is adorable. The cat is so sweet.
    That is one big candy cane. Looks like a lot of fun.
    Thanks for joining the challenge.

  6. Love this, LeAnne! As soon as I seen your cute kitty mitten it made me think of Lockhart stamps! I have tons of them that have not seen ink in a long time too! Anyways, I love your mix of papers and pretty sentiments inside & out. Your cards are always so nice! Happy Holidays, LeAnne & family! How you liking this weather??

  7. So cute LeAnne! :) Love the mix of patterned papers and the stitching is a fabulous detail. Loll xx

  8. Soo cute! Love the polka dots and Cassidy's advent calendar is looking FAB!
    It's true, the weekend always go by too fast!

  9. Very cute image, LeAnne! Love your choice of patterned papers and the fab stitching. Thanks for sharing your photos too. :)

  10. I love this kitten popping out of the mitten! And you've colored it so beautifully! And that Advent calendar is awesome! What a lot of work, but a wonderful tradition that Cassidy will look forward to each year!

  11. What an adorable image and so well colored! Love the colors you've used for your card. Wow, I'm so impressed with your advent calendar - I can only imagine how much work that was.

  12. This is such an adorable image LeAnne, I can see why you were so keen to use it. I love the added stitching and the wonderful sentiment. The advent calender is gorgeous too.

  13. Oh wow I love this Advent Calendar. What a lot of work. I can see Cassidy enjoying this for years to come. Cute picture of her with the huge candy cane. Love your card today.

  14. So Sweet :) love your card Leanne :)

  15. Another fab post from start to finish, LeAnne! I can see why you changed your card to this really, really cute mitten with the kitty in it!! (Although I'm sure the other one would have been just as great!) Hugs, Darnell

  16. Darling kitty in the mitten! So sweet and festive!

  17. Very sweet card! I love the different patterns of DSP and the stitching is the perfect compliment! Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

  18. What a sweet card! That kitten is so cute! Great colors! Glad you played along with us at Sunday Stamps!

  19. Adorable card LeAnne, I love the cute little cat.


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