Monday, October 27, 2014

Merry Monday 132


Happy Monday, peeps!  I made a difficult decision a few weeks ago to step down from two of my design team commitments…Merry Monday as well as the ColourQ.  So  this week will be my last week participating as a designer for both of those teams!  Lesley has been a great friend to me, from way, way back, asking me to participate on the Paper Players and then the Merry Monday…..and although I won’t be on the team, you can be sure I’ll still be playing along! 

You may recognize this card, because I posted it on my birthday – but all the other team members posted a birthday card for me!  Just another way that proves Lesley is the sweetest thing!!!  And how ironic that Lesley chose to have this challenge on my last week!  If I had really been on the ball, I would have made another card, but I love this one so much, I am going to show it again:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Merry Monday 119 Winter Post Embossed Snowflake Vintage Christmas Card

I embossed a piece of Crumb Cake with a Darice EF called Snowflake Swirl , then sponged it with white craft ink and added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  I stamped the skaters on vellum in Chocolate Chip ink, then added an Apothecary Accents frame, stamped with snowflakes. 


My final addition was a little bit of Crochet Trim lace, with some tags stamped with Christmas words:

Now, this time, for real, you’ll be able to see the beauties that the design team came up with at the Merry Monday blog!  And a big thank you to Lesley, the design team, and all my faithful readers and commenters!!!  And if you want to see all the details on the card, you can read the original post here.

I spent the weekend at my Paper Players teammate Sandy’s home!  What a lovely hostess she was!  Here she is with Justin Krieger, in her fabulously-organized craft room:


and here we are with Justin and his friend Mark,after having lunch:

Justin, Sandy, Mark and LeAnne

and my new little friend, Oliver:


He was quite enamored with my knitting yarn!

And just in case you were missing Cassidy:


Enjoy your day!


  1. I absolutely LOVE this card, LeAnne! It is gorgeous. Although I am sad about your news I know I will see you around and I will continue to follow/stalk your blog. ;)

    How fun to get together with Sandy and Justin! Have a great week! xo

  2. This card is so pretty and shows how kraft and white can be a showstopper card! Sorry you are leaving Merry Monday but I'm sure we'll see you in the blogesphere....
    PS, Cassidy has the bluest eyes! Adorable.

  3. Oh boy a fun weekend, a Beautiful card and a new kitten. I am so happy for you. I love his name.
    And I did miss Cassidy.

  4. Well, this is such a beautiful card, LeAnne...a perfect final card for MM as a designer. I am sad you are moving on but I get it! Thank you for your dedication...your comments and your amazing talent. I feel fortunate to have had you designing with me, and I would not have tackled this blogging world without your genuine and loving support!! Looks like a wonderful weekend with Sandy and Justin! How awesome! Hugs to you! xo

  5. This card is absolutely beautiful, Leanne! I love how you sponged and sparkled your embossed piece. A winner for sure, just like you! You will be missed around here, but I shall be seeing you "around"!! Hugs :)

  6. WOW, looks like you had a fabulous weekend away! Your card is beautiful, LeAnne! Love that stamp set and the wonderful design of your card....definitely worth sharing a 2nd time around! Congrats on your new addition to the family! He's adorable! Going to miss you very much on the MM team, girl! I always looked up to you and your wonderful & creative talents. Please come back to play along with us when you can, ok? Hugs to you!!!

  7. LeAnne - What can I say - I LOVE your card and all the fun pics with Sandy & Justin. I wish I could meet you all! Your card is fabulous. This is one of my favorite all time stamp sets. I'll never part with this one.

  8. This stunning card is definitely worth a second look, LeAnne! The background you've created is just amazing - it really looks like falling snow. It has been great working with you on the MM team and I'm going to miss having you as part of the group. Hugs.

  9. Great card and challenge. Fingers crossed I can squeeze in some time to play along. So sorry you are stepping down times two, but have lived that decision myself and when it is time, it is time so the rest of life balances out. Family is always first!

    Your weekend looks like a wonderful one :) How fun to meet fellow DTs face to face!!

    Oh, and Oliver - just too stinkin' cute!! Love the black patches and will be interesting to see if he gets any more black as he gets older. Glad Cassidy has her cast off now and look at those big, blue eyes!! Grandpa better have a shotgun LOL!

  10. This is such a beautiful card. I love the embossing and the glitter as well as the beautiful lace you added.
    Shanna :)

  11. This is absolutely stunning, LeAnne! The embossed background is gorgeous with the sponging and sparkles, and I love that you can still see the snowflake shapes behind the vellum piece. I'll miss seeing you at ColourQ and Merry Monday!!! Thanks for coming to play with me this weekend!

  12. I'm so HAPPY you shared this card again so I can drink in more of it's beauty!! Looks like a great weekend with crafty friends. SWEET little kitten and of course I missed Cassidy and those baby blues!

  13. I loved this card in July and I love it now! I think this is my all time favorite LeAnne card! I'm so thankful for all the time we've had together on this team and I'm hoping you'll be back in a little while.

  14. Your card is so beautiful LeAnne, the lace and embossed background is stunning. You will certainly be missed from our Merry Monday Design Team, we will look forward to you participating when you can.

  15. LeAnne, absolutely beautiful card. It's so soft and pretty.

  16. So sad to see you go but know I'll be seeing you around in blogland. It was great being on a team with you! Your card is fab!

  17. Wowzers! The texture you created on this background is just unbelievable. So beautiful! Such great pictures of your friends - I think I know some of those people. :)

  18. Such a stunning card!! Can't wait to see you playing along!!!!!!

    Deanne :)

  19. This is such a gorgeous card, LeAnne! I am sorry you are leaving the Design Teams. I always adore your work. I understand that life is so busy though! You always inspire me every time I see your creations! Love all the pictures in NY and of Cassidy! XX

  20. AMAZINGLY beautiful, LeAnne!! I can't believe this is your last week at Merry Monday :( I'll have to stalk your blog to be inspired by your fantastic talent!!


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