Monday, August 4, 2014

Merry Monday 120


Happy Monday, everyone!  It’s time for another Merry Monday…this time it’s a real one, not a birthday one, LOL!  Thank you to all who participated in my surprise birthday blog hop!  What a wonderful way to celebrate my big day!   We also have a new featured designer, Jen Mitchell!  Jen is a master of clean and simple cardmaking; she inspires me and amazes me all the time!  I am looking forward to making merry with her this month!

The challenge hostess this week is Nina, and she has a fun theme for us:

I “collect” digital images….I have files and files of them and rarely use them, so I thought it would be fun to dig into my collection and print one out!  Here we go!

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Merry Monday 120 Digital Christmas

I printed out the skate ad from the Old Design Shop on some cream-colored stationery I picked up at a yard sale and lightly colored it with some ink and a blender pen, then mounted it on a scalloped rectangle of Naturals Ivory.


I had some Lost & Found Christmas Special Edition papers with this beautiful glittery red swirl already on it, so I cut my paper to fit my card and diecut  some red glimmer snowflakes.  I added a little stamped sentiment on a banner, but I am not sure I would do that again, if I made it over!

Since I already had the DP on my desk, I printed out another vintage image, this time a postcard from a shop on Etsy, and made another card:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Merry Monday 120 Vintage Postcard Christmas

I added a few more vintage elements to the postcard, stamped in Crumb Cake and Sahara Sand, along with a vintage sentiment stamped in Mossy Meadow,then added some lace and glitter:


Isn’t she sweet?  I just love this image!  I am not going to list my recipe list, but if you have any questions about anything I used, just shoot me an email!  I hope you’ll play along with us at the Merry Monday challenge this week!  I love this challenge and I hope you do too!  Can’t wait to see what you create!

I keep a basket on my porch that has bug spray, sun screen, bubbles and other items that we might need outside.  In it is also a little bottle of powder to use on wee feet that might have gotten wet from dewy grass or the kiddie pool.  Cassidy took it upon herself one morning last week to apply the powder herself!




Judging by the look on her face, she knew she was in trouble!  We had a lesson on sweeping with a dustpan and broom right after this!

Enjoy your day!


  1. That's so funny! She is so sweet. And SO typical for a little one..reminds me of my kids when they were young. Your days look like so much fun with her around!

    I hardly ever make a vintage card, but your beautiful ones have inspired me to dig out my vintage papers and stamps and get going!

  2. LOVE your vintage cards, LeAnne! Cute pictures of Cassidy. ;) Have a great week!

  3. Love the vintage feel of these, and good for you getting some use out of your stashed digi images!

  4. LeeAnn your vintage card is so BEAUITIFUL , just love it !!!!
    Ooooh , my Cassady , your in trouble ..........
    But now you know how to sweep ha?
    How cute her look !!!
    Tfs , LeeAnn ,
    Hugs frenchie ,

  5. Lovely cards! And I really like the "lesson" portion of your post. Cute!

  6. Wow, Leanne these images look beautiful! I would've thought they were all premade embellies or patterned paper - I'm so impressed!!

  7. Oh LeAnne! Both of your cards are so fabulous and so you! You make vintage look so easy!:) Love the pictures of Cassidy! She always makes me smile and I cannot get over how big she is getting! So sweet! Hope you have a great week! :)

  8. Wonderful vintage images LeAnne, they look so pretty on the DP! Awww poor little Cassidy does look caught red handed huh!!

  9. Beautiful vintage Christmas cards. Love that pretend beach, too!

  10. Fabulous vintage cards Leanne, what wonderful images.

  11. Wonderful vintage images, LeAnne! And both of them beautiful cards! Glad you had a great birthday week!

  12. Oh oh - just look at that face. She's done it now hasn't she? ;) I'll bet she won't be going near that powder for a while.
    Great vintage cards today. It's good to see you were able to use some of your digital images. I love all the sparkle you added on both cards.

  13. Oh, you're so sweet to say that about me :) But I'll tell you what, your vintage cards always make me wish I was that kind of card-maker. You are the master at taking those vintage images and turning them into delicious eye candy!

  14. I collect vintage images too - there is just something so.. peaceful and fantastic about them! Beautiful cards LeAnne!!!

    Deanne :)

  15. Cassidy is so cute! Love the vintage look to your card and the addition of the digi image!

  16. These are such gorgeous vintage images and you've made them into fabulous cards!

  17. Oh my goodness, LeAnne - your cards are so amazing! Love all the special details you've added! Hope you have a wonderful week!!

  18. Gorgeous vintage cards, LeAnne! I have pictures of my kids with faces like that as well LOL....great memories and great "lessons!" xoxoo


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