Monday, August 11, 2014

Merry Monday 121

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Happy Monday, peeps!  Hope everyone had a great weekend!  Wendy is our hostess this week and she has a lovely seasonal challenge for the Merry Monday today:

I chose to use a lovely retired Artistic Outpost image of a cardinal sitting on a pine branch with two pine cones:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Merry Monday 121 Cardinal Christmas

I stamped him in Stazon, then colored the images with markers, added some speckles and glitter, then used a die from Apothecary Accents to cut it out.  I then mounted it on a Real Red Chalk Talk diecut and added a red plaid ribbon from my stash and a little piece of burlap:

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I am trying to use some of the piles of designer paper I have, so I found this nice woodgrain one and used it for my background.  And the same AO set had another pinecone image, so I stamped that in Crumb Cake on the inside along with another sentiment:

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The design team has created some lovely samples using this traditional Christmas greenery…be sure to check them all out and share yours with us as well!

Cassidy delivered a plate of playdoh cookies to Grampy while he was working in his garage:

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She promptly wanted to help him (of course)!!!

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Maybe when she’s a wee bit older!!!  Enjoy your day!

21 comments:

  1. What a clean garage floor! Cleaner than my kitchen floor right now ;). What a thoughtful granddaughter, and wearing her apron too!

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  2. Hello LeAnne, Beautiful card!
    I am in Downingtown today. One day. We are going to go for a walk and rest up for the long drive home. It has been a fast and furious weekend. I hope to talk someone in to taking me to ACMoore. Is there any other place I should go?
    I am so tired but hubby is snoring away and I can't sleep. I would love to meet you but I know it is all so short notice. That seems to be my crazy world. How far are you?

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  3. Such a pretty card, LeAnne! I love that stamp...GORGEOUS!

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  4. LeeAnne , your card is BEAUITIFUL ! It's just around the corner ,
    And that Cassady is just to cute , my hubby sure got chuckle out of that one ,
    Tfs ,
    Hugs to you both
    Frenchie

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  5. Every detail in this card is just gorgeous, LeAnne. Cardinals have a special place in our hearts at Christmastime - my Grandma loved them :) So pretty! Cassidy makes an awesome apprentice, too :)

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  6. My jaw just hit the floor when I saw your card, LeAnne! It's GORGEOUS! Love the pretty image, the tag, burlap and that yummy ribbon! It's fabulous! I'm in plaid ribbon heaven this week! Haha! :)

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  7. Gorgeous coloring & the burlap is such a great element! Now that's one cute helper!

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  8. So, so pretty, LeAnne! The cardinal and pine boughs are gorgeous, and I love the sparkle of glitter. I wanted to play along with this challenge and I've searched high and low but I don't have a scrap of plaid ribbon. How can that be?! Time to go shopping...

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  9. LeAnne what a pretty festive card, love the touch of burlap!

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  10. I adore the gingham knotted ribbon LeAnne, this is wonderful!! Also love the squeaky clean garage floor ;)

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  11. Love this beautiful cardinal and the tags! And it's so pretty with the burlap and woodgrain background! Hope you have a great week!

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  12. This is so pretty LeAnne! I love the gorgeous image and the bit of burlap is a wonderful touch! On a side note, that has got to be the cleanest garage I have ever seen! I bet you could eat off the floor in there!

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  13. Such a gorgeous image for this challenge, LeAnne! I love this card and the burlap behind the image is just perfect!

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  14. This is so pretty LeAnne, this is a beautiful image and the burlap is fabulous.

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  15. First rickrack..now burlap...you make me want to dig mine out! You have such great ideas! Love this one too!

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  16. This image is perfect for the challenge, LeAnne! LOVE this card!!!

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  17. Stunning image, LeAnne, and I love the touches of sparkle on the pine cone and beautiful ribbon! Hope you have a terrific week!

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  18. Absolutely STUNNING card LeAnne ~ love your colouring and the speckles of glitter ~ wow!!! beautifully done!!! Cassidy and Grampy...adorable :-)

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  19. Now I wish I had a helper like that!!! Gorgeous card - LOVE the cardinal!

    Deanne :)

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  20. Grampy has quite the little helper! Love how you tucked a piece of burlap under your stamped image!

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  21. So pretty! Your glitter and burlap are the perfect accents of your card.

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