Monday, August 25, 2014

Merry Monday 123

Happy Monday, everyone! Time for another Merry Monday challenge! Before we get to it, though, I want to remind you that three of my favorite stampers will be sharing a little bit about themselves via the Creative Blog Hop today.  Please check out their blogs:  Sandy, Joanne and Claire!  Stop by and leave them a little love!

Bonnie is our Merry Monday hostess today, and here is the challenge she’s come up with:

Bonnie makes the most amazing cards!  For her challenge, I again chose a simple design with a simple wreath, using a tag I had diecut and was already laying on my desk:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Merry Monday 123 Wreath Christmas

I stamped my wreath in Mossy Meadow, then mounted it on a stitched mat in some retired Wintergreen DP.  I added a few ribbons to the tag and some silver “ornaments”


I added a silver embossed panel and stamped my sentiment in silver as well; and here’s the inside:


I hope you’ll play along with us and make a wreath-themed card!  You’ll be able to add one more card to your Christmas card stash!  And be sure to check out all the designers’ creations at the Merry Monday blog!
One of Cassidy’s gifts for her birthday was a nice little two-wheeler.  She’s adept at tricycles, but the two-wheeler proved a little more challenging:


We’ll keep working on that!

Project Details
Stamps Vintage Christmas (Cloud 9), Midwinter (ret Artistic Outpost), Compliments of the Season (Waltzingmouse)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Brushed Silver, Mossy Meadow, Wintergreen DP (ret)
 Ink Mossy Meadow, Silver Encore
Accessories Gingham Ribbon, Stitched Ribbon, Narrow Grosgrain Ribbon, Silver Cord, Silver Dots
Tools     Big Shot, Christmas Words & Dots EF (Sissix), Blueprints 6 MFT Tag Die (ret), Lil' Inker's Stitched Mats Die


  1. Adorable card. I like the idea of using a tag.
    I think the problem isn't the new bike. It is that hat. She can't see. LOL Well she is well protected if she falls. Such a sweet picture!

  2. This card made me catch my breath. I love the background paper and the gray embossed panel I think it's the wreath that got me. So down to earth with a few ornaments on it. It is really stunning. The look on Cassidy's face says it all!

  3. I adore that little wreath!! The multiple ribbons and twine are cute too. Cassidy will be popping wheelies in no time!!!

  4. very pretty and fab designing LeAnne! love the non traditional colors!

  5. Very sweet and delicate this card!
    Cassidy looks adorable in all her protective gear!

  6. Wow what a yummy color combination, Leanne - this card turned out beautiful!

  7. Pretty card. Love the mix of colors.

  8. What a perfect little wreath for a tag! And I love all the ribbons! I'll have to remember that because I love the look! Hope you have a great week, my friend!

  9. Pretty Card! Your stitching around the edge looks fabulous.

  10. Pretty Christmas card. Love the colors and the wreath tag.

  11. Lovely card! We're still working on a 2 wheeler with Boy- he turned 7 in July. I felt a bit better when our neighbor said her son was in 4th grade when he decided he "could" ride a bike w/out training wheels. Boys. *sigh*

  12. Great wreath card LeAnne - I love how the simple design is really turned up a notch with that striped DSP and the multiple co-ordinating ribbons in the tag - gorgeous!

  13. This is beautiful. That wreath is so realistic! And that DSP is some of my favorite for Christmas. I've still got loads left!

  14. What a super cute wreath and I love that you put it on a tag! Gorgeous card!

  15. I love your CAS wreath card, LeAnne! Great colors. Hope you have a great week.

  16. How sweet is that little wreath on the tag! LOVE it!! Hope you have a wonderful week!

  17. Great card LeAnne, I love the colours and papers you used and your wreath is fabulous.

  18. Love the colours you went with - gorgeous!!!!!!!!

    Deanne :)

  19. What pretty DSP and to coordinate the ribbon on your tag, beautiful!

  20. Adorable picture of the cutie pie! Your card is beautiful--love the colors!


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