Sunday, July 20, 2014

Paper Players 205

Hi everyone!  As you read this, I am on my way home from convention, tired but happy!   Sandy is our hostess today with a clean and simple monochromatic challenge:

I was so happy to see this challenge, because it fit perfectly for this card I made recently, and I made a smaller version of it for some of my convention swaps!  I borrowed an idea I saw on Erica Cerwin's blog...but mine uses the Little Letters Framelits and the cupcake from Sweet Stuff:

I used a piece of DSP to run behind my letters, which were cut from a circle of Melon Mambo, and I colored my cupcake with Pink Pirouette and Melon Mambo, then added some "icing" of Dazzling Diamonds glitter  Yum is right!

Now, I hope you'll go visit my other friends at the Paper Players to see what monochromatic CAS creations they have come up with!  And share your creation with us as well!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Having Fun at Convention

Hi peeps!  I am having a blast at pictures yet, but I am meeting lots of bloggy superstars and eating and laughing and stamping!  Just letting you know I'll be back on Sunday with my Paper Players post, so be sure to check it out!


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

ColourQ 250


Hi everyone!  Tuesday means ColourQ day!  Arielle has a fabulous challenge for us today:

I love this dress….the bold colors and design remind me of the Mondrian style from the 60s!  I knew right away how I was going to interpret this!  I pulled out some Back to Black DP and went to coloring in some of the florals with markers:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings ColourQ250 Hey There Stampin Up -2

I added this great sentiment from Hi There, and since I already had some sequins out on my desk  from Monday’s card, I added a few to the Chalk Talk die panel…I think it adds a nice little sparkle!  Can’t wait to see how you interpret this cool design!

I’ll be taking a little bloggy break….after I get home from convention I have a few family obligations, so I am not committing to posting anything for the week!  But if I do have time, I might pop in… never know!

I caught Cassidy sitting on her bed, playing with an old FP carousel toy:


She loves to figure out how things work!

Wee Project Details
Stamps Hi There
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Back to Black DP
 Ink Stazon Black
Accessories Coastal  Cabana Baker's Twine, In Color Sequins
Tools     Big Shot, Chalk Talk Dies, Markers in Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz and Crisp Cantaloupe, Dimensionals

Monday, July 14, 2014

Merry Monday 117


Happy Monday, everyone!  It’s time for another Merry Monday too!  Here’s Deanne’s challenge today:

I am late getting on the sequin bandwagon….sometimes I feel certain fads come around and I need to buy a bunch of stuff…..and then I am stuck with the product for the next ten years, LOL!  I did buy a few of the In Color sequins though…they are so pretty and they look so nice on my vintage tree from Graphic 45:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Merry Monday 117 Graphic 45 Christmas Stampin

Since I am gearing up for convention, this was an easy way to create a card…using some cutouts from a piece of DP and adding the sequins, a sentiment from Sweet & Sassy, and some ribbon!


Here’s a closeup of the “ornaments”:


I added a little sequin to the inside, with a sentiment from Amy R Stamps:


Since I am sure you all have waaaay more sequins than I do, I hope you’ll get them out and use them on a card this week, and share it with us at Merry Monday!  Can’t wait to see it!

Since I don’t have a picture of Cassidy today (I won’t see her until I come back from convention), I thought you might like to see a picture of my niece and her new hubby:


A beautiful day, a beautiful bride, a beautiful wedding!

Wee Project Details
Stamps Holiday Greetings (Sweet & Sassy); Handy Christmas Greetings (AmyR Stamps)
Card stock & Papers     Confetti Cream, Graphic 45 Christmas Past
 Ink Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke
Accessories In Color Sequins, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding
Tools     Large Oval Punch, Oval Scallop Punch, Dimensionals

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Paper Players 204


Good morning, peeps!  I am the hostess at the Paper Players today, and I’ve got a color challenge for you!  Here you go:

Recently, I received this sweet card from a friend, and was enamoured with the colors in it---three of them were similar to our new In Colors:


So that is from where I drew my inspiration, not only for the colors but some of the elements in my own card:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Paper Players 204 Flower Patch

Instead of a heart, I used a Labels die and stamped some of the floral images from Flower Patch randomly on the white panel.  In hindsight, I wish I had not used the lighter shade of Blackberry Bliss (just stamped off on scrap paper) as I think it detracts from the true color, but I’ve had a busy weekend and I just didn’t have time for a re-do!  I did stamp some leaf images directly onto the All Abloom DP, which is kind of fun, and did a pleated ribbony thing to mimic the banner in the inspiration card.  A sentiment from And Many More, with some pearl embellishments, finished it off!


I hope you will visit the Paper Players blog, or the designers’ blogs, because they ROCKED these colors….they are all just gorgeous!  Here they are:

This is what happens when your little people are naughty; they go into a frying pan:



Oh, this child!

Friday, July 11, 2014



Happy Friday, peeps!  Today is family day—big wedding day for my niece and I get to spend some time with ALL my siblings and family and dad….a banner day for me, so this will be short and sweet!  Can you stand another wedding card?  I know someone will be at my door today asking if I have any wedding cards made, and when I saw that CAS(e) This Sketch was featuring both my friends Lesley and Tracey, I knew I had to play along….besides, the sketch by Chrissy is awesome!  I took a few tiny liberties with it.  Here it is:

Lesley’s card and layout really inspired me! I just changed the flowers to hearts….lot of them:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Wedding Card

Again, the colors are pink and gold, and I don’t think I ever used this beautiful gold vellum (which is on special this week at SU!!!!) but it was perfect for my theme!  I used a sentiment from Delightful Dozen, added a few Brushed Gold hearts and it was done!  CAS for sure!


Enjoy your day!

Cassidy was a busy little girl yesterday!  She sang Frozen’s Let it Go to me:


convinced her 17YO cousin to sit down and have a tea party with her (he is SUCH a good sport!)


and helped me with a couple of convention swaps:


Such a good helper!

Thursday, July 10, 2014



Happy Thursday, peeps!  My sister asked me to make her a wedding card for my niece, and her colors are pink and gold, so I pulled out some beautiful Graphic 45 paper I just got, and used it with the Freshly Made Sketches sketch for this week, created by Karren:
I struggled with this card; I think I should have left the gold panel plain instead of adding the gold embossing, but I hope she likes it anyway!!!

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Fresh Vintage Stampin Up Wedding

I did a little stamping on the Pink Pirouette card base with Versamark and the swirl from Everything Eleanor; the gold embossed floral is a SAB set from last year, Fresh Vintage, stamped on Brushed Gold cardstock; the embossed sentiment is from the retired set Fabulous Phrases, punched out with the jewelry tag punch:


I added a little SU button and some pink baker’s twine for a little bit of whimsy!  Thanks for visiting!

We picked almost 40 pounds of blueberries in the last three days from our very generous neighbor’s farm.  Cassidy was totally enthralled by the trays of frozen berries:


John and I have a system for washing and drying them; he built a huge wooden tray with mesh on the bottom; he washes them with the hose, then dries them with the air hose from his shop!  I put freezer paper on cookie sheets, lay them out in a single layer with little blocks of wood in each corner and stack them up in the freezer.  Once they’re frozen, we roll up the paper and pour the berries in freezer bags!  Cassidy also thought the little wooden blocks were fun to play with….honestly, these kept her busy the whole entire time I was working in the kitchen:


Of course, she ate (and played with) a few of the frozen berries along the way!!  If you have any questions about my card, shoot me an email!