Monday, December 16, 2013

Merry Monday 88


Ah, it’s Monday again…another day closer to Christmas and time for another Merry Monday challenge!  I am finding the closer I get, the more simpler my cards!!  Before we get to the challenge, I want to thank all my readers who emailed me information about my missing vintage girl image here.  Several sites had it, so hopefully I won't lose her again!  Here's the latest one from my friend Teri:  The Workshop Window, if anyone else would like to have her!

Now, for the challenge!  Today, Lesley has an “animal” challenge for us:

I had lots of ideas again, but chose to go REALLY simple after I found this  pretty Christmas paper in my “old” stash….I think it’s by Basic Grey…..and I stamped a simple reindeer and sentiment on top:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Merry Monday 88 Christmas Stampin

Lazy, I know!  But that paper is so pretty, I felt like it didn’t need much more except a couple of rhinestones:


I stamped the sentiment on the inside of my So Saffron card, and it was done!


I know there are tons of adorable animal-themed Christmas stamps out there, so I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!  Check out the other cards at Lesley’s blog, Always Playing with Paper!  Have fun!

I had been thinking of an idea to make Cassidy a little winter hat (while I laid in bed and couldn’t sleep!) so I went to work, using some really soft furry material I had used to make her little “lovey” blanket.  Not bad for no pattern and trying to measure a squirmy three-year-old….but she did NOT want me to take her picture, and really doesn’t want to wear it….at least not today!


She actually has it on backwards, but I couldn’t convince her to put it on the right way, LOL!

Wee Project Details
Stamps I Believe (CTMH), Seasonal Sentiments (MFT)
Card stock & Papers     So Saffron, Basic Grey DP
 Ink Island Indigo
Accessories Rhinestones


  1. That is some pretty paper LeAnne and I think your reindeer looks perfect on it! Cute little hat too ;)

  2. Love the yellow/green colors on your pretty CAS card LeAnne! and what a sweet little hat!!

  3. Adorable card! Love the way you used the paper.
    Braid some yarn and add it to the had and she will wear it. LOL It is adorable and she looks so cute in it. You are the best Grandma!

  4. oh talented you. Cute hat on Cassidy. Love your card too. Just really starting on mine. Yikes! Better get busy! Hugs, Bev

  5. That paper is beautiful and you did the right thing not wanting to cover it up. Beautiful CAS card, LeAnne.

  6. Oh my gosh ,Cassidy looks adorable tin the sweet soft had you made! I say great job!
    Love the paper you used on your card and I love that very elegant deer ! Nice work !

  7. She is a heartbreaker, that one!! Your beautiful card once again shows how effective a simple image can be on pretty patterned paper! Genius, LeAnne!! Hugs, Darnell

  8. Gorgeous card LeAnne. The paper is just amazing and I LOVE that you only added a few stamped images and bits of bling. Perfect. Loll xx

  9. I never think about stamping directly on the DSP but I'm always wowed when I see it! And I love Cassidy's hat! It will be so nice and warm when she's playing outside and it's so pretty too!

  10. I love this idea to stamp directly onto the dsp, LeAnne! This is so adorable and I love all the added rhinestones!!! Happy Holidays, my friend! :)

  11. I love how you stamped the reindeer and sentiment directly on the DSP. I always forget to do that for some reason. Lovely card.
    Yet another adorable picture of your Cassidy!! :) Great job on the hat!!

  12. The background creates so much movement in this card. The reindeer really looks like he is flying and somehow looks like he is being zapped on the nose, perhaps with some magic from Santa. So clever.

  13. cool background! love stamping on pp!

  14. Wonderful card LeAnne, this paper is so pretty and Reindeer looks great stamped on it. I love the little rhinestones too :).

  15. What a beautiful card and i love that reindeer ;)

  16. Beautiful DSP LeAnne, gorgeous CAS Holiday card.


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