Friday, April 17, 2015

Welcome Baby Boy

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Happy Friday, peeps!  Looking forward to the weekend!  We had a wonderful event this week; my nephew and his wife had their first baby, a little boy, which made my sister Joyce a GRANNY!  (And me a great-aunt!!!!)  Woohoo!  Everyone is doing fine!  I can’t wait to see him myself!
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So of course, I had to make a card; not too many frills and doodads for this little guy, but I have always loved this image from Cornish Heritage Farms and am always happy to use it:
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and I used the sketch from the RetroSketches for this week:
I used some scraps from my DSP scrap pile and did a bit of embossing on the white panel.  I used the sentiment from the photopolymer set Guy Greetings because it fit perfectly across the banner:
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A little bit of twine, and it was done!
Cassidy got a little stomach bug yesterday; she is so rarely sick, it was quite unusual, and between bouts she was absolutely fine!  I am hoping it was just a 24-hour bug, and hoping WE don’t get it either!  The day before, we were outside and she discovered a worm in my flower bed!  (He’s covered in dirt!)
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John told her to take it down to the garden, it would be happier there:
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So that’s what she did…he’s got a new home now, unless a robin spotted him first!
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Enjoy your day!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

CAS Butterfly Work of Art

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Happy Thursday, peeps!  Poppin’ in with a quick card today for three challenges!  I guess I have butterflies on the brain, because I used one yesterday as well!  I am keeping my fingers crossed that the Butterfly Framelits will truly be available tomorrow!  We’ll see! 

My challenges today are the Color Throwdown #338:

The Can You Case It #65 clean and simple, two layer challenge:

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and the Retro Rubber brad challenge:

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I have been neglecting my top stampers in my WeeInklings downline, so I went to work and actually made four of these in a short time:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Butterfly Work of Art Stampin Up

Technically, I only used one brad, so I hope that counts, but regardless, I had a great time making these and my daughter even said she liked them a lot!  I stamped off some Gorgeous Grunge spatters in Lost Lagoon,Old Olive and Sahara Sand and made a Crumb Cake banner as a base for my butterfly, which was diecut from a Backgrounds Lost Lagoon DSP.  So my brad wouldn’t show on the inside, I cut off the brad’s legs and used glue dots to adhere them.  I also rounded one side of the card with a circle punch.  Finally, since all my downline are fabulous, I used this sentiment from Work of Art:

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Hope they like it!

I’ve been making graduation announcements and had a spool of gold sequins on my (messy) craft counter.  Cassidy just couldn’t help herself; she had to play with them, and they became Rapunzel’s hair:

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And yes, her hair is quite long…..all the way to the floor and then some!  Here is the prince, climbing up her hair:

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I’ll spare you the mushy love scene, but this is what it looked like by the time she was done playing:

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What an imagination!!!  Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

CQC287 and Muse

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Happy Wednesday, all!  Hope your week is going well!  I needed a really fast sympathy card, and the ColourQ challenge colors were perfect:

I also found a new-to-me challenge, the Muse Card Club, and they also have a monochromatic challenge; you can see it here. Michele’s sample is just beautiful in blue, but I wanted to use the softer hue of Blush Blossom for my notecard:

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I knew I could use the Basic Gray for the sentiment, but wasn’t sure how to incorporation the black, so I added a simple grosgrain ribbon and stamped the butterfly from Papillon Potpourri in black Stazon ink, colored it with my marker and popped it up:

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Clean, lovely, simple!  Enjoy your day!

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

MM154, KJ219, and Mojo393

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Happy Tuesday, peeps!  I have a Christmas card today---haven’t done the Merry Monday challenge for a while, and Nina’s vintage theme was too good to pass up!

I also incorporated Baker’s Twine, Chipboard and Embossing into my card for the Kraft Journal’s Take Your Pick challenge:

and I used the Mojo Monday sketch:

So here we go:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Vintage Santa Chipboard Christmas

Very little stamping here; I used some scraps of DSP; a chipboard element featuring a 1950s vintage Santa from Bo Bunny:

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and some baker’s twine from my stash along with some Tim Holtz stickers atop an embossed panel:

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I did stamp a few white snowflakes on the Crumb Cake background and added a glittery swirl just for fun!  Hope you enjoy it!

We took a nice little walk on Sunday, enjoying the warmer weather without the wind!

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Enjoy your day!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Paper Players 240

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Happy Sunday, peeps!  Hope your weekend is going well!  Today, the Paper Players’ hostess is the amazing Joanne, and she is paying homage to some of the beautiful In Colors that will soon be retiring!  I am sad to see them go….these are some of the prettiest we’ve had, but I have to admit that I am excited to see what’s in the wings!  So here we go:



I imagined there might be a few floral designs this week, so I went in a little different direction:

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I used the sketch from As You See It 082:

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I have been seeing a trend of mixing neutrals, and on my card I used Whisper White, Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake along with the challenge colors.  I started with squares of DSP and matching mats and just sort of decorated them from there:

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The only stamping is the little sentiment and wee little arrow from So You…I just love that set!  I had a lot of fun creating this!  I’ve shared the recipe at the end of the post.  I hope you will have fun creating with these colors as well!  So fresh and springy!  Here are links to the designers’ creations, or simply check them out at the Paper Players blog!
A couple of weeks ago, I had a wonderful workshop hosted by the amazing Karen.  She is a multi-talented, multi-media artist and has a vast array of creative friends who attended her workshop!  One couple attended and the husband (who didn’t stamp), did this pen & ink watercolor of some of the guests:

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Recognize anybody?

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I have to admit, it was a little strange to recognize myself, even in abstract form!  He was an amazing artist!  And his wife (the blue-haired one), did some stamping and decorated the piece with her images and presented it to Karen!  Such a great idea!  He teaches this style of art and says anyone can do it!  Hah….that’s why I joined SU, because I can’t draw a lick, but I do like to color!

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Enjoy your day!

Wee Project Details
Stamps So You
Card stock & Papers     Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding and matching Backgrounds DSP
 Ink Crumb Cake
Accessories Linen Thread, Neutral Candy Dot, Pearl
Tools     Big Shot and Dies: SU Flower Fair, Itty Bitty Banners; PTI Love Live Here; Zigzag EF; Small Butterfly Punch, Dimensionals

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Silhouette Birds

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Sneaking in here on a Saturday afternoon; I rewarded myself with some stamping time after doing a little house cleaning…..do you do that?  Work some, play (read: stamp) some!  I wanted to play with the Kraft Journal’s Nature/Earth Day theme this week, but didn't get around to it, so here it is!  I used a Graphics Fairy image of some silhouetted birds, since Karen is looking for cards made with her graphics, and printed them on some parchment paper I snagged at a yard sale:

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I mounted them on a panel of Crumb Cake with a retired Cornish Heritage Farms backgrounder that I stamped  in white craft ink and then I added a flower I created using tissue paper that was in my last Paper Pumpkin!  It is fun to recycle stuff!  You can’t see it too well, but the center is a brad topped with a little pearl; the sentiment is from Another Thank You.

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Someone did something really nice  for me yesterday and this will be going to that certain someone!  I am truly blessed!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

CMCC66 and FMS181

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Happy Saturday, peeps!  A quick card today using the Colour Me…! color challenge (love blue and yellow):

and the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:

and a new-to-me set from Clearly Besotted called In Print:

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My friend Ellen clued me into this cute set; there are little images to stamp over your fingerprint (or the fingerprint image included in the set) and I thought a little bumblebee would be fun!  I diecut some stitched circles with my Lil’Inker dies and mounted them on some digital gingham DSP.  I already had Flower Patch sitting on my desk, so I stamped some small flowers on the Marina Mist panel and gave them some centers with my chalk marker:

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and the sentiment from Flower Patch fit so well, I used it too!  I added a little ruffled ribbon atop an eyelet punched strip, a button, and last, I glittered up my little bee’s wings with Dazzling Diamonds!  Enjoy your day!

You never know what Cassidy will show up wearing at the lunch table; it depends on what area of the garage she’s been in with Grampy!

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Silly girl!  Be sure to stop back tomorrow for the newest Paper Players challenge, too!