Thursday, May 21, 2015

KJ224 & MM


Happy Thursday, everyone!  The week is winding down….hope you’re having a good one.  I haven’t made a Christmas card lately, and I know come December, I’ll be scrambling!  The Merry Monday challenge this week is to create a card with a non-evergreen tree:

I also wanted to participate in the Kraft Journal’s Anything Goes-Vintage challenge, so I pulled out a pretty scene from an Artistic Outpost set called Midwinter and stamped it in Always Artichoke on some really, really old SU DSP:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Artistic Outpost Christmas Vintage

I had some pretty maroon paper that was a gift, and I stamped some of the words from a Stampendous Christmas Background at the bottom:


and to finish it off, I stamped a sentiment from a Cornish Heritage Farm set called The Fir Tree:


I added a Neutral glimmer brad and some burlap twine for a rustic look.  I added some Wink of Stella glimmer to all the snowy areas, but you’ll have to take my word for how pretty it looks, as it is invisible in the photo!  Another card added to my stash!

Cassidy had her “official” pre-school graduation yesterday; her preschool class was in a local high school, and she was taught by Early Childhood Education sophomores, juniors and seniors who are considering being teachers in the future.  It’s a great program, the children get lots of attention and the teacher who is in charge does a great job of mentoring the “peer tutors”, as they are called, as well as the preschoolers themselves!  They shared some artwork, a couple songs and they recited a poem.  I will admit to a couple of tears while watching them!  So I will share a few pix today and the rest of the week too:

Cassidy with her diploma….”Look at the owl, Grammy!”


And with Grampy and Grammy in her classroom:


Enjoy your day!


  1. O, I love that vintage Christmas card and the tone on tone stamping - just lovely. Doesn't Cassidy look so grown up? Lovely photos, especially proud Grammy!

  2. Well, Congrats to Miss Cassidy! Off to conquer Kindergarten...LeAnne, I love your card- the design is fabulous and definitely a non-evergreen scene that evokes Christmas to the tee!

  3. What a gorgeous vintage Christmas card! Love! Congratulations to Miss Cassidy, and you and your hubby are quite a handsome couple. You are very photogenic, LeAnne. I am NOT!

    1. Thanks, Sandy....actually this was just a lucky shot...I usually don't look that good! The filter effect smooths away all the wrinkles, LOL!

  4. I love this scene and the tiers of color! Sweet rabbit too! What a wonderful photo of G, G & Cassidy! She's growing up too fast!

  5. Someday I am coming to visit just to see what is in your stash! Love this vintage scene - such a pretty card! Your photo with Cassidy is wonderful!

  6. I love that background stamp! It's the perfect place for that sweet bunny. You do vintage so well! Cassidy looks so cute!

  7. Love the earthy look of this card!! Terrific colors and a pretty vintage looking sentiment. Cassidy looks so cute, congrats to her on her pre-school graduation! When our son graduated pre-school he rolled up the program into a tube, put it to his mouth and loudly said "Hello Erica" to a little girl across the room!!

  8. That's a very pretty card today, but the photo of you three is fabulous! Cassidy looks adorable and so happy in her pretty little dress too! TFS your cherished memories.

  9. I love the vintage feel to this card but mostly I just adore this colour combination. That rich burgundy and velvety green are just magical together!

  10. The card is fabulous..... but the photos.... oh... how proud Cassidy looks - and how proud do you both look! What a gorgeous photo to celebrate such a wonderful occasion! hugs

  11. This is gorgeous, LeAnne! Love this pretty scene you created and that popped up bunny! I also love the vintage feel to your card as well. You always make the best cards!!! :) Congrats also to Cassidy on her preschool graduation!! She is such a cutie patootie!!

  12. What a stunning card. Love the texture and colors you've used. Perfect for Merry Monday. That little girl of yours is precious.

  13. A fabulous card - great colours and vintage feel to the card. Thanks for joining us at this week's Merry Monday challenge.
    Kath (Guest Designer)

  14. Beautiful image and a fabulous vintage card, LeAnne. So glad you joined us this week at Merry Monday.

  15. Lovely card! It sounds like it was a great old-school set up Cassidy was at.


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