Monday, January 27, 2014

Merry Monday 93


Hi everyone!  It’s Monday, and that means Merry Monday!  Today, Lesley has a fun challenge:

As usual, I was not happy with my first vintage-style creation; it took me waaaaay longer than it should have, so after I finished it, I went in a totally different direction:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Merry Monday 93 Christmas Card

My issue was that I don’t have many ornament stamps—a couple, but I just wanted something different.  Then I remembered my ornament punch from the Merry Mini punch pack, so I punched out a few and strung them on some baker’s twine:


The red, silver and gold ones are all from SU’s glimmer paper, but the colored ones were punched from cardstock that had been covered with SU’s adhesive sheet and sprinkled with some Martha Stewart glitter.  I just love these colors!  The sentiment is from AmyR Stamps, Handy Christmas Greetings, and the card base is Pistachio Pudding.

I hope that you will stop by the Merry Monday Christmas card blog to see the amazing cards that the other designers created….and share your card with us too!  It’s a great way to get a head start on your card stash for 2014!

We have had so much snow lately, I thought it would be fun to make some “snow ice cream” after seeing it somewhere online.  So we sent Grampy out to get some snow and mixed it with milk, sugar and vanilla:


Stir, stir, stir…..


And then the tasting:


Not too bad….it was more like ice milk than ice cream, but between the two of us, we ate the whole thing!!!!


And when it melted, we drank it like a milkshake!



The recipe we used can be found HERE.  Enjoy your day!


  1. Very pretty! It's simple and sweet! I hope to play along!

  2. very pretty CAS card. Puts a sparkle in everyone's life.

    Now about the snow:
    As snow falls, it picks up all sorts of things in the air, like particles of pollutants. Then when it's on the ground, all sorts of things can happen to it, even if it looks clean.

    Fresh fallen snow is usually safe to eat, as long as it's collected in a clean container or clean glove. (Think about everything you've ever handled with your gloves or mittens... would you want to lick that?) Old snow can have dirt blown over the top of it, even if it's just a few days old, so it might not be safe to eat unless you melt it and boil the water. And obviously, if you're scooping snow off the ground, you don't want to dig so deep that you're gathering dirt or old snow in what you're scooping up.

  3. Love the sweet little ornaments in the array of colours!

  4. I absolutely LOVE your card, LeAnne! I am pinning to CASE later, if you don't mind?! Sweet pics too!

  5. OmGs , soo sweet , you go grandpa !!!
    And your card is so cute , and bright , right that's what you need bright ! RIGHT ?
    Hugs frenchie ,

  6. What beautiful sparkle on these ornaments and pretty colors! My mom would boil maple syrup (the real stuff) to softball stage and we would pour it on a bowl of clean snow. It would thicken a bit when it hit the cold snow. Mmmmm! That was good!

  7. Love your pretty, glittery card! Your little princess is adorable, too!!

  8. For some reason I can NEVER get my banners to look right. I just tried one this past weekend. It's ridiculous the time I spent. You make it look so effortless! Very cute!

    Cassidy sure enjoyed the snow!

  9. How cute, LeAnne!!! Love how you did your ornaments and all the sparkle too! Mmmmm! Homemade ice cream! Cassidy sure seemed to enjoy it! :) Have a great week ahead and stay warm.....the cold & gusty winds are headed your way.

  10. Ooooh LeAnne I love your sweet sparkly ornaments!! I've never tried snow ice-cream, might just have to give it a go. I adore the last picture of little Cassidy, so sweet!!

  11. Beautiful CAS card, LeAnne. Love your multi-colored glittery ornaments on their perfectly placed banner.

  12. Love the simplicity of your card and how it dazzles amongst all the white space. Very elegant!

  13. Just love your sweet wee ornaments LeAnne. Such pretty card.

    The snow icecream sounds so delicious and fun.

  14. Oh I never seen that recipe with all of the snow we have. Very cool. LOL
    Great card. I love the light string!
    Are you staying warm?
    Hugs, Linda

  15. Love your card LeAnne...that punch was perfect and I love that you made them all glittery .
    Hmmm what is snow? :)

  16. This is one I'll be CASing at some point! I love the glittered ornaments, and I love the expressions on Cassidy's face! She clearly loved the iced snow treat :)

  17. LeAnn this is absolutely beautiful! I can't decide which I like better, that gorgeous string of ornaments or that AWESOME sentiment! This is a winner all around :)

  18. Fabulous card LeAnne, I love your pretty banner of glittery ornaments.

  19. Just adorable card LeAnne! I love the glittery little ornaments strung across with the ribbon! So cute! And snow ice cream... Yum!!

  20. Such a cute card with the bright sparkly ornaments!!

  21. I'm loving your strung glittery Christmas bulbs. That's such a clever idea for a sweet CAS card. I really like that greeting, so much nicer than just "Merry Christmas."

  22. Adorable CAS design LeAnne, love your banner of Christmas ornaments.


Thanks so much for your comments! I love hearing from you! If you have a question, please be sure to include an email address so I can respond to you quickly!