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Monday, February 3, 2014

Merry Monday 94

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Happy Monday, peeps!  Another sweet inspiration for the Merry Monday challenge today!  Who doesn’t remember the excitement of seeing a full stocking on Christmas morning?!  Let’s see how you can translate that into a card!

I made a vintage, shabby-chic card for my interpretation, using a Cornish Heritage Farm stamp and some shabby seam binding:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Merry Monday 94 Stampin Christmas

I did some collage-style stamping on my green polka-dotted piece, and added a sentiment from AmyR stamps.  Now, you might be wondering where the stocking is….but it’s there…see it?

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And just for fun, I cut a little stocking from some felt and added it to the inside as well:

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Sweet!  I hope to see your creation posted at the Merry Monday Christmas card challenge blog too!  And be sure to pop over to see what the other designers came up with as well!

I don’t have a Cassidy picture for you today, but I do have a bird picture, so if you’re not a birdie, you can skip this.  I am blessed to have my computer right in front of a window that looks on to my backyard, where all kinds of birds regularly come to our feeder and suet.  But I was not prepared when my eye caught a very brilliant shade of red the other day!  I grabbed my camera from next to my monitor and took these shots from inside the house, so they’re not very good:

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It’s a pileated woodpecker; I have seen and heard them around our property, but never this close to the house!  It was quite an event for me!!!

Have a blessed day!

27 comments:

Dawn Tidd said...

Adorable card! You always know just the right touches to make the prettiest cards. I love the stamping on the DSP with the crinkled around the stamp! Love the woodpecker pictures. I saw one of those in our backyard while walking the dog. Of course, I didn't have a camera and I don't think my husband believes me. Lol

Kara said...

Awesome card and that woodpecker is so cool! looks like Woody!

theoblatelife said...

I love vintage cards and this one is precious. Great bird pics!

Marisa said...

Wonderful card. LOVE those woodpeckers. We have them around here and have had one sitting on the swing set in our back yard!! They are BIG. A family nested somewhere around here as some of the little the little guys were on the swing set one day too :)

Lori said...

Gorgeous card, LeAnne! I love the traditional colors and that stamp is perfect! Have a super week ahead xoxoxoo

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That's quite the plume on that woodpecker. I love your vintage sweet card. I didn't miss the stocking, I saw it straight off!

Linda said...

OH that bird has to turn around. LOL I LOVE watching the birds.
Beautiful card!

Lisa said...

Sweet vintage image and what a scrumptious bow!! WOW what a woodpecker that is!! My hubby would be THRILLED to photograph that guy!

Wendy said...

This is the most adorable stocking card, LeAnne! Love all the different stamping you did but that shabby bow takes the cake for me! Love it! Hope your not getting too much snow over your way today? We had about 8 inches with more to come this week. I think i'm finally ready for some spring weather! LOL Have a great week, my friend! :)

Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful card LeAnne, I love the ribbon treatment.

Shelley Germann said...

I'm gonna admit, I was lovin' your card and ready to make a comment...then I scroll down and see the piliated woodpecker! That is so awesome! We used to see them on our property when we lived in TN. They are big, awesome birds! very distinct call! Thanks for sharing it!

Kristie Goulet said...

Love your card, LeAnne! Great stamp.
Love the pictures you shared too!
Have a great week!

Karren said...

Love this image you've used on your beautiful card, LeAnne! And that bow is fabulous!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Oh, I love the vintage look and all the little details you added - especially the gorgeous ribbon treatment!!

Karen D said...

How fabulous having a Woodpecker!
Such a wonderful image you have used LeAnne. I love the DSP's and that gorgeous red bow.

Bonnie said...

This is a wonderful, vintage stamp, LeAnne! I love that gorgeous bow with it too! The felt stocking inside is a wonderful surprise! How bout that woodpecker. We think we hear one near us but have never seen one. Awesome!

Katie Melhus said...

That little baby is so cute on Christmas morning! Great layers on a lovely card, LeAnne :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

LeAnne, thank you for sharing the woodie photos! I can imagine how thrilled you were to experience that!

I look at your card with nostalgia for childhood books like this. Your design and that seam binding are perfect for this wonderful vintage card! Hugs, Darnell

dpkennedy said...

This vintage image is so sweet! I love the big crinkly bow too...just beautiful!
I love those woodpeckers...aren't they huge?! I've only seen them in the Adirondacks. Loud suckers too!

Lesley Croghan said...

Yummy ribbon and lovely image you have used!

Joni nina Andaya said...

WOW! Gorgeous card LeAnne. Love the balloon hearts so perfect for the coming valentine. Have a Fabulous week :)

Susan Joyce said...

Fabulous vintage card LeAnne, love the shabby bow and the sweet image.

JD/ Jill said...

Your card is beautiful with it's vintage look. I really like that image.
Your bird picture is fabulous. My hubby is a birdie and lots of feeders in our yarn. With all the snow we have been having they are very busy right now. We have had lots of birds come to our feeders through the years...even woodpeckers, but I don't think we've ever seen a piliated woodpecker...neat pic...thanks for sharing.

Debbie Henderson said...

Your scrunchy ribbon is wonderful and the little touch of adding the tiny felt stocky is perfect!

Basement Stamper said...

I love this card, gorgeous color combination!

Jaydee said...

LeAnne... awesome. finally, a pileated. What a sighting. I NEVER get tired of seeing or hearing them. So glad you got a visit
hugs
jaydee

Greta said...

Love your gorgeous card & what a treat to see that beautiful bird so close!