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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:

Doris said...

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

Linda said...

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?

Lori said...

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

Frenchie said...

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

Katie Melhus said...

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 :)

Wendy said...

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! :)

Greta said...

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

stampwithsandy said...

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...

Tracey McNeely said...

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

Lisa said...

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

Bonnie said...

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

Jen said...

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!

Karren said...

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

Notes by Nina said...

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

laurie said...

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

Kristie Goulet said...

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

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

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

Denise Willerton said...

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

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

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

Deanne :)

Debbie Henderson said...

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

Stampingcountry said...

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