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Monday, July 7, 2014

Merry Monday 116

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Happy Monday, peeps!  Wow, what a fabulous weekend we had…hope yours was good too!  I am the hostess at the Merry Monday challenge today; here is my challenge for you:
 
 
I saw this pretty decoration on Pinterest here and just had to snag it!  Such a nice rustic look!  Unfortunately, all the ideas in my head were going to take too much time and I really needed to make this card CAS, as July is just a crazy month!  So I pulled out a Hero Arts stamp I got last year:
 
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I inked it up in Wild Wasabi, and mounted it on a Sahara Sand card that was stamped with the Hardwood BG in Craft White.  I resisted all my instincts to glitter this thing up to the hilt; instead, I simply diecut a brushed gold snowflake and added single Baked Brown Sugar sequin, and mounted it atop some burlap ribbon:
 
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I added a simple Artistic Outpost sentiment, and my peaceful CAS card was done!

I am so thrilled with what the design team came up with using this photo inspiration! They are all just beautiful, so be sure to check them out at the Merry Monday blog…and please play along!
 
A little more patriotic sweetness:

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Wee Project Details
Stamps Hardwood (SU); Winter Trees (Hero Arts); Evergreen Holiday (Artistic Outpost)
Card stock & Papers    Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Brushed Gold
Ink Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake, Craft White
Accessories Narrow Burlap Ribbon, In Color Sequins
Tools    Big Shot, Make a Snowflake Dies (Taylored Expressions)

36 comments:

stampwithsandy said...

This is so, so pretty, LeAnne! Love those beautiful trees!

JoAnn said...

Very pretty. Love your challenge at Merry Monday.

Kristie Goulet said...

Your card is stunning, LeAnne! Thanks for the great challenge this week. Enjoy your week!

Linda Callahan said...

This is gorgeous! Love it!

Brenda in IN said...

This card is stunning. I love that green background with the white trees. It really spoke to me. She looks so happy and such a cute little outfit.

Darlene Gabriel said...

Oh this is so pretty. I love that you left is CAS and resisted temptation;) The burlap ribbon is perfect with this image.
Sweet patriotic Cassidy. I love all the pictures I've seen of her in her red/white and blue outfit and her wonderful hairdo too.
Darbaby on SCS

Lisa said...

I ADORE the inspiration photo you snagged LeAnne! And your card captures the feel of it beautifully, what a great HA stamp!

fabiola jaques said...

sublime, biz

Ingrid said...

Wow - I love those trees! The ribbon and color choice is spot on. Love it! Your little one is too precious - looks like it was a fun weekend. :)

Linda said...

I really love this card LeAnne. The green is wonderful. I pinned it.
TFS Hugs, Linda

Claire Creates Cards said...

LeAnne, your card is smashing! I LOVE it! Thanks for sharing! Cassidy is a doll! XX

Shelly said...

So pretty! Love!

Karren said...

Fantastic challenge, LeAnne and your card is just gorgeous. I love that image and it looks so good in the green with the Sahara Sand backdrop.

Tami said...

Absoutely gorgeous!

Wendy said...

Beautiful card, LeAnne! Just love those trees and your added snowflake with the burlap ribbon! A masterpiece for sure! BTW, this is an awesome challenge too! Have a great week! :)

carol (krillsister) said...

Gorgeous card. that stamp creates a very lovely scene. So peaceful!

Bonnie said...

Wow! LeAnne, not only did you come up with a super challenge but you did the super card too! So serene and beautiful! Hope you have a great week!

Lori said...

Thanks for such a wonderful challenge this week, LeAnne! This card is phenomenal...I love that tree stamp!!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

LeAnne, this is so gorgeous! Thanks for a wonderful challenge! Hope you have a fabulous week!

Bananastamper said...

Oooh, absolutely gorgeous!!! Love the rustic feel, the ribbon is perfect on here!

Nancy Thomas said...

A gorgeous image! The burlap is the perfect touch.

Marybeth said...

Love her smile, she looks very excited!
Love this peaceful card too, gorgeous... LeAnne!

Jennifer Woodward said...

WOW! This is so gorgeous I can hardly stand it! WOW! Beautiful!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Beautiful! I love the added burlap - great challenge LeAnne!

Deanne :)

jengd said...

I'm not sure I would have ever thought to use green behind the trees but it's fabulous! Adorable photo of Cassidy too.

Greta said...

Love that stamp & love it done in green! One of my favorite cards!

Lesley Croghan said...

Um! WOW! This is gorgeous!!!

Krystie said...

Love this card! I like how you reversed the green and white areas in comparison to the inspiration pic!

Katie Melhus said...

Absolutely stunning, Leanne! That stamp is GORGEOUS! :)

inkypinkies said...

What a sparking, snowy scene! Perfection!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So this challenge is all your doing. I really like it. I love your card. That's a great stamp for quick cards. I like how you did the hardwood background mimicking the wooden cabinet in the inspiration photo.

Debbie said...

This is just stunning! As much as I love glitter, so glad you resisted the urge because it is gorgeous just as it is.

Susan Joyce said...

Awesome card LeAnne, your image is just perfect for this challenge.

Debbie Henderson said...

Oooh, your tree stamp is fabulous, love the card LeAnne!

Sue Rose said...

I love this stamp and it turned out beautifully in the Wasabi ink, too! Very pretty!

Carol Lucas said...

Beautiful card! I got this stamp when I was working for Archiver's: it was my favorite that they used for their Christmas card class. Love how you used it!