Monday, September 22, 2014

Merry Monday 127


Happy Monday, peeps!  Hope you had a wonderful weekend!  Today, Kathy has a fun bingo challenge for our Merry Monday crafting! 

I chose the left column of “sparkle, die cut and red” for my card today!

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Merry Monday 127 Christmas

I can’t put “red” and “sparkle” together without thinking of SU’s red glimmer paper, so I pulled out my Lil’Inker Jingle Bell and Joy dies and went to work!  I punched out some “sprigs” from Pool Party cardstock with a Martha Stewart punch and adhered them to the top along with a baker’s twine bow:


The Jolly & Joyful Sentiments set works with these dies so well!  I stamped the sentiment in Coastal Cabana, and then mounted everything on a Lil’Inker stitched mat. I adhered that to a retired piece of Fresh Prints DSP atop a Crumb Cake card base.  I love the big pop of sparkle! 

I hope you’ll play along with our Bingo challenge this week, and be sure to check out all the fun samples from our Design Team!

We went to the Solanco Fair on Friday, and Cassidy really enjoyed herself!  The school’s elementary classes had a pumpkin-decorating contest and Cassidy was fascinated with the candy-decorated one:


Of course, she had to snitch a piece:


And when I asked her to pose next to MY favorite one, Olaf, I could see that little piece of candy corn in her mouth!!!  AND I just noticed she had one in her hand, too!


Enjoy your day!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Paper Players 214


Hi everyone!  It’s Sunday, and that means time for another Paper Players challenge!  Jaydee is our hostess today with a clean and simple challenge!

Lucky for me, I already had a card in mind for this challenge….this is the card my club girls made this month, using the stars mask and the new photopolymer set, Yee-Haw:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Paper Players 214 Yee Haw Stampin Up

I used Pacific Point for my card base, and sponged Pacific Point ink through the mask; the lasso was stamped in Real Red, and the hat was stamped on a piece of Maritime DSP.  We did some more fun stamping on the inside:


The “have a” sentiment from Endless Birthday Wishes worked perfectly with these sentiments…..and there you have it, a CAS masculine birthday card!

I hope you’ll play along with us this week….you KNOW you always need masculine cards, right?  And be sure to check out what the other designers made for this challenge as well:

Cassidy starts preschool tomorrow!  Here she is at her orientation, happily having a snack!


Enjoy your day!

Friday, September 19, 2014

CTD310 & FMS154


Happy Friday, peeps!  Yay, the end of the week!  This is quick…I am getting ready for some weekend company but I wanted to share a birthday card for a special friend!  I paired the Freshly Made Sketches sketch, a beautiful one by Cindy L:

and the yummy colors that Wanda has featured at Color Throwdown:

So here we go:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Dictionary Celebrate Baby Stampin Up

I went sort of literal here, creating some flowers from some Typeset and Coastal Cabana DSP, cutting them with a couple of Flower Fair dies.  Those little dies are quite handy…even if you don’t have the matching stamp set, they are useful in other ways, too!  I diecut a button from the retired button die for the center of my flower:


I added some white chevrons on my Pistachio Pudding using the mask from the Build a Banner kit (they might be hard to see here); my sentiment is from Celebrate Baby; and my background is partially stamped with the Dictionary background stamp:


Thanks for stopping by today!

Cassidy spied a bucket of peppers we had just picked from the garden and went into her “lining them up” mode:




She was pretty proud of herself!


Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

TSSC332 Simple Birthday


Happy Wednesday, peeps!  I have a quick little card for you today for someone special’s birthday!  I used the Monday lunchtime sketch from Technostamper:

Card base is Coastal Cabana; I added a doily and sentiments and images from Amazing Birthday, which I stamped in Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi and Coastal Cabana:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Amazing Birthday Stampin Up

I added a banner and star of silver glimmer paper and a bit of Dazzling Diamonds glitter as well:


Simple and easy!  Hope my friend likes it!

My little ragamuffin (she just got up from her nap and her hair was a mess!) was helping Grampy do some chalk artwork, and decided to decorate herself as well!



I  had LOTS of fun getting off all the chalk from her legs, LOL!  Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

ColourQ259, RS132 & Catered Crop Good Medicine


Happy Tuesday, everyone!  Wow, what a glorious day we had here yesterday!  Beautiful weather, fun stamping with my club girls and just a glorious day!  However, Arielle’s color challenge today is a DOOZIE:

Blackberry Bliss two weeks in a row, yikes!!  She is really pushing me out of my comfort zone, LOL!   The sweet Linda McClain from Catered Crop chose this card as a winner last week, so since this week’s challenge is “Good Medicine”, I chose to make my card a get-well card!  I also used Arielle’s RetroSketches sketch from Saturday as well:

So here we go!  Flower Patch came to my rescue again, along with some Sweet Taffy DSP:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings ColourQ259 Flower Patch Stampin Up

I stamped and diecut my floral images, then ran the largest one through the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder and adding a wee bit more color to the embossed areas with a sponge dauber.  I also embossed the right side of my white panel with the retired Tulip Frame embossing folder.  I used some retired DSP and ribbon for the Summer Starfruit portion as well.


My sentiment is from A Dozen Thoughts, and I got that set JUST to have this sentiment…I think it’s so sweet!  Hopefully, this will cheer up someone who is a wee bit under the weather!

I hope you’ll play along with us too…don’t let the colors scare you, just play with them and you’ll come up with something fun, I am sure!

I promised yesterday to show you what Cassidy got in her package; here are a couple of things:

A really sweet card:











Some letters to spell out her name:


And a Hello Kitty pencil topper!


There were a couple more items, but we need to take some pictures of them first!  Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Merry Monday 126


Happy Merry Monday, everyone!  I trust you had a great weekend!  It’s time to get inky again and make some Christmas cards!  Karren is our wonderful hostess and she has a sentiment challenge for us this week:

Since I have been playing with the Seasonally Scattered set from the holiday mini, I thought it was perfect!  I wanted to try a little different technique for me, and although I had to play with it a bit (and I don’t think the photo does it justice), I was happy with the effect in the end:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Merry Monday 126 Seasonally Scattered Stampin Up Christmas

I began by heat embossing the sentiment on Soft Sky with white craft ink and white embossing powder; I then began to watercolor in and around the image with Soft Sky ink, then Lost Lagoon, and finally Island Indigo.  I tried to give the letters an ombre look, but when I added a little Dazzling Diamonds glitter, it hid the effect a bit, but I think you can still see it.  My “christmas” sentiment is from Endless Wishes, and I love how when I stamped it over the watercolored area, it muted it a bit….very pretty!


I stamped a few snowflakes from the Endless set as well, very subtly in Soft Sky and dazzled them up too!  Since I wanted the sentiment to be the focus, I added two simple mats of Whisper White and Island Indigo before adhering it to my Lost Lagoon card base.  Hope you like it!  AND I hope you’ll play along too!  Be sure to check out all the amazing samples at the Merry Monday blog too!

Cassidy received a very nice package in the mail at Grammy’s house last week:



You’ll have to stop back to see what she got!!!  Have a blessed day!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Paper Players 213


Hi everyone!  Hope you’re having a great Sunday….Anne Marie is our hostess this week at the Paper Players….check out these lovely autumn colors she’s chosen for her challenge:

I apologize in advance, because I am pretty sure I have already made a card pretty similar to this one in the past, but these images are so perfect for the challenge colors, I couldn’t help myself!

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Paper Players 213 Autumn Keats

I purchased this Impression Obsession set several years ago at a stamp show, and it continues to be one of my favorites!  I stamped the images in the challenge colors, punched them out with SU’s 1” punch, then punched mats with the Postage Stamp punch in matching colors:


I mounted it on a stitched mat (Lil’Inker) and popped the whole shebang on a Baked Brown Sugar card on which I stamped the leafy swirl in BBS ink as well.  I snagged a few complementary sequins from the Project Life Seasonal Snapshot accessory kit that we received at convention and added them for a little sparkle!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with using these colors—as usual, the PP designers have outdone themselves, so be sure to check out their blogs:

Cassidy’s cast hasn’t deterred her from playing “fruit ball” with Grampy (I know, this is a weird-looking ball, right?!  As well as being dirty!):


You holler out a name of a fruit and then kick it to Grampy….she made this game up!  And she got quite upset when Grampy called out “tomato” and she informed him that a tomato was a vegetable, LOL!


Enjoy your day!