Monday, June 4, 2012

Merry Monday 23

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Happy Monday, peeps!  It’s time for Lesley’s Merry Monday sketch challenge!  Use her sketch every week, and soon you’ll have lots of cards for the Christmas holidays!  Here’s our sketch 23:

I finally broke open the pack of Be of Good Cheer DP that I received and I kind of went overboard with it!!!

Merry Monday 23

This is a bit of a departure from my normal style, but I just couldn’t help myself---the prints and colors of this paper are so fun to work with!  I used a retired tag image from Christmas Punch, stamped twice; once in Cherry Cobbler and again in Gumball Green, and then cut out the hat and adhered it to the tag.  I mounted it on a circular base of Gumball Green and added some cool Gumball Green stitched ribbon and a glimmer brad:

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Of course, he had to have some “snow” of Dazzling Diamonds glitter!!!  My sentiment is from Four the Holidays, which I am sad to say is retired as well!  I hope that you’ll be able to play with us this week over at Always Playing with Paper, which hosts the Merry Monday challenge, and peek at the other creations as well!

I don’t have any Cassidy photos today---but I did snag a few pix of a snapping turtle at my neighbor’s pond.  (Sorry, I know that’s not as fun as Cassidy!)   Every spring we usually see one; sometimes it comes all the way across our yard, down across our stream, across the road, and eventually makes it to his pond:

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As soon as he saw me coming, he plopped in the water so fast, I couldn’t get another shot. Although judging by the grass “skirt”, it may be a “she”!!!  Maybe next year!  Have a happy week!

18 comments:

Wendy said...

Oh, this is just a fabulous & very colorful Christmas card, LeAnne! I loved this since the moment you uploaded it to the blog! Such pretty papers and I love that you used old retired stamps with it! Perfectly done!! :)

Patti said...

Love this card!! The tag is so cute. And you did a great job with the dsp. There are so many great designs I can see why you want to use them. Such a fun card.

Jennifer said...

Lovely card! This layout had me stumped a bit but you've nailed it! Lovely!

Of course I miss seeing Miss Cassidy, but aren't turtles curious creatures. Fun seeing Mr. Turtle's progress (or Ms. Turtle as the case may be) crossing to the water.

Judith said...

Very very nice card. Seeing the turtle is fun but I really miss Cassidy.

Thanks for always sharing your wonderful talent and I look forward to seeing Cassidy tomorrow.

Patti J said...

What fun! Lovin' the cheerful DP, and that tag is just darling - great job! Thanks for sharing the turtle pics with us - fun! Not as much fun as the 'grand', but hopefully, she'll be back tomorrow! Hugs...

Linda said...

OH that is a big turtle. I am so glad Cassidy isn't in this picture with that big guy.

This card is so adorable I love the tag. Great ideas like alway!

Lesley said...

Love all that new DSP, I know, it is so easy to use a lot of! I did the same thing a couple of weeks ago! LOL! Cute card and the turtle is cute too...

Vicki B. said...

this is adorable LeAnne, love that cute little snowman and that new paper is awesome!!

Shawn said...

LeAnne, I love the tag and the way you did the ribbon on the circle! I will be CASEing that for sure!! Adorable!!!

Julia Aston said...

What a jolly Christmas card LeAnne! love the tag and all the fun papers - and what great shots of your turtle!

Kim Evans said...

I'm so glad you went overboard with that new DSP!! I do love it & am itching to play some. Silly me, I should've ordered a new holiday set with my first order!!! Oh well, there'll be time - I hope! LOL!! These are adorable cards & I'm so glad you shared!!
xoxo

Bonnie said...

OH, I'm definitely loving that paper and your snowman tag is really fun on the circle!

Carol L said...

What a great Christmas card with these awesome papers! I love the tag and how you attached it!

Noelle said...

what a cool turtle! I love these pics:) Great card, too! I don't think you went overboard on DSP at ALL! In fact, I love this mix of patterns:) I really need to get my Christmas mojo going again!

Karen Aicken said...

What a cheerful card! I really like how you layered up and created that sweet tag.
Cheers, Karen

dpkennedy said...

Adorable tag! Very sweet card! Now as for the snapper...if she gives you any trouble you just call the Turtle Man for some live action! LOL!

Paper Art Princess said...

Everything about this card is amazing :) Love the colours and patterns, your snowman tag is super cute... awesome card!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh this DSP is fabulous LeAnne - not over the top at al! I love the tag you've created - it's a wonderful Christmas card!