Thursday, April 24, 2014



Happy Thursday, everyone….we’re on the downhilll slide of the week!  And brrr, it’s been a chilly one.  I thought winter was over!  My card today was inspired by my friend Shawn; she posted a picture on FB from Easter  wearing this cute red and white polka-dotted dress….adorable!  She’s adorable too!  So this card is in honor of her, LOL!  And around this time of the year, now that the retired lists are out, I find myself using sets and accessories that I know will soon be gone!  So here we go with a bright, monochromatic birthday card:
LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Make A Wish Birthday Stampin Up

I used the birthday sentiment from Delightful Dozen (I cannot for the life of me figure out why they’re retiring this one) and the cake from Make A Wish.  I used papers from Polka Dot Parade; Stripes embossing folder; Silver Glimmer paper; the Scallop Border punch, Stitched Real Red ribbon and Dazzling Diamonds glitter….all of which are retiring!  I used my Stamp-a-ma-Jig to position the sentiment along the left side of the panel, then stamped the cake, stamped it again on a scrap, cut it out and popped it up….rhinestones enhance the “flames”!  Oh, and I added a little glimmer star for fun, too!


The gals at Freshly Made Sketches never disappoint me, I can’t go the week without using their sketch:
Another card for my birthday stash!

I didn’t have Cassidy last week because I was supposed to be on jury duty, so yesterday was actually the first day I watched her this week.  My friend knitted a little Nemo for me to give her for Easter:


She loved it, and made it “swim” all around the kitchen floor! 

Enjoy your day!

Supplies used:
Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


Lisa Elton said...

CUTE polka dot card LeAnne and I like the bits of silver added here and there! Your friend did a great job on Nemo, Cassidy looks like she loved it!

Claire Broadwater said...

I LOVE this LeAnne! Real Red is my favorite! The silver accents look fabulous! I know I would love to find this in the mail on my birthday!
The Nemo is great, too! I know Cassidy had so much fun with it! How sweet of your friend! XX

stampwithsandy said...

Great card! I love the way you layered the sentiment. Although there is lots of fun stuff going on, the fact that it's monochromatic keeps it clean. Looks like Nemo kept your floors clean, too!

Shawn said...

Aww!!! How exciting to be mentioned on your blog an inspiration, no less!! Woohoo!!! Thanks for the shout out! Love the card and love you, too!!

Julia Aston said...

what a fun red card LeAnne! love the multiple sentiment block!

Vicky Hayes said...

Just wonderful LeAnne! Red is such an uplifting colour. Thanks for letting me know about the PP current challenge; have linked now :)

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

What a fantastic showcase of retiring products! I love the red and white with a dash of silver shimmer!

Linda said...

Really a fun card! I love the red.
Nemo is adorable and so clever of Cassidy to make him swim on the floor. So sweet!

Dawn Tidd said...

Cute, cute! I love the rhinestones topping those candles. I'm with you, why Delightful Dozen?

Unknown said...

such a joyful card ... wonderful!

Karren said...

Gorgeous monochromatic card, LeAnne! The silver star is the perfect finishing touch! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.