Sunday, October 19, 2014

Paper Players 218


Happy Sunday, peeps!  Time for another Paper Players challenge; Sandy is our hostess today and she has a clean and simple, gold or silver challenge!

I chose to pair my silver with Cherry Cobbler, I think it is a beautiful combination!  I just got this Blooming Borders set, after hankering it since the catalog came out;  I stamped it in Cherry Cobbler, then colored in some of the berries with a silver Zig Painty pen:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Paper Players 218 Bordering Blooms Stampin Up Christmas

And although it’s a wee bit of a challenge to see, I heat embossed a sentiment from Good Greetings on Brushed Silver cardstock, then punched it out with an oval punch, and accented it with narrow silver ribbon:


For a final touch of silver, I heat embossed a label from Four Frames, punched it out and stamped the Christmas sentiment from Petite Pairs in Encore Silver ink:


I don’t think my photos do this card justice…it’s really pretty IRL!  Metallics are so hard to photograph!  I hope you’ll play along with us this week, and remember, it’s a CAS challenge!  Check out what the other designers did as well:
A little leaf-pile jumping!




Enjoy your day!

Wee Project Details
Stamps Blooming Borders, Petite Pairs, Four Frames, Good Greetings
Card stock & Papers     Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Brushed Silver
 Ink Cherry Cobbler, Versamark, Silver Encore
Accessories Silver Ribbon
Tools     Zig Painty Pen, Oval Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Dimensionals

Friday, October 17, 2014

Kraft Journal 193 All That Glitters


Happy Friday, peeps!  I’ve got a wee Christmas card for you today….this one was quick and easy to make, I just love the final creation:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Christmas Sparkle Stampin Up

Pretty straight-forward; the tree was punched from silver glimmer paper with the new SU tree punch; the embossed circle is Chocolate Chip; the snowflake paper is from the Trim the Tree paper pack and the card base is Crumb Cake.   Sentiment is from Petite Pairs.  Since The Kraft Journal’s challenge today is All That Glitters, I think this fits the bill!  Hope you enjoy it!

Cassidy is reading “The Three Little Pigs” to Grampy:



Have a great day!

Wee Project Details
Stamps Petite Pairs
Card stock & Papers     Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper, Red Glimmer Paper
 Ink Chocolate Chip
Accessories Red Cotton Ribbon
Tools     Big Shot, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Scallop Border Punch, Tree Punch, Project Life Corner Rounder Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Mojo 367 Thanks


Just a quick post today; I used the Mojo Monday sketch for a fun thank you card!  Here’s the sketch:

And here’s my card:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Hello Darling Thank You Stampin UP

Looking at it here, it looks a wee bit busy….but it’s really pretty IRL, LOL!  I used some scraps of Gold Soiree and the Hello Darling stamp set for my upper panel.  The “sequins” were stamped in Gold Encore ink, and although it’s hard to tell here, the big scallops are Brushed Gold cardstock.  I little bit of Crisp Cantaloupe baker’s twine from SAB finished it off!

This poor little baby doll is one of Cassidy’s favorites.  Today she was feeding it – play-doh food!!!

She was quite intent on her task, too! 

Have a blessed day!

Wee Project Details
Stamps Hello Darling, Another Thank You
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Brushed Gold, Garden Green, Gold Soiree DSP
 Ink Crisp Cantaloupe, Garden Green, Gold Encore
Accessories Crisp Cantaloupe Baker's Twine
Tools     Dimensionals, 1" Circle Punch

Wednesday, October 15, 2014



Happy Wednesday, everyone!  Hope your week is going well!   Sadly, sympathy cards are a necessity of life, and I needed one this week.  I pulled out some Flowerpot DSP, which I don’t think I ever used, and the sketch from Mary Jo’s Technostamper challenge this week:
And here we go, using an oldie but goodie, Lovely as a Tree:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Lovely as a Tree Sympathy Stampin Up

In order to make the tree a little more visible, I inked up my stamp first in Versamark, then in Early Espresso ink, stamped on the DSP and then heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I used an aquapainter to quickly fill in the tree’s trunk with EE ink, and sponge daubered the leaves:


My sentiments are from Thoughts & Prayers, and on the inside, I stamped the tree again in Sahara Sand….I really like the soft look it creates:


Thanks for visiting today!

We made a trip last week to the local farm for some pumpkins:


Enjoy your day!

Wee Project Details
Stamps Lovely as a Tree, Thoughts and Prayers
Card stock & Papers     Naturals White, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Flowerpot DSP
 Ink Versamark, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Sahara Sand
Accessories Candy Dots, Burlap Ribbon
Tools     Big Shot, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Circle Card Thinlits Banner Die, Sponge Dauber, Aquapainter

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

ColourQ 263


Happy Tuesday, peeps!  Arielle has a fun Halloween color palette for us today:

Isn’t this a fun, scary door decoration?  Without really realizing it, I used a wee witch’s hat for my card this week, although it wasn’t on my original creation!  I scrapped that one and started over….I am sure you can relate!  But I used lots of Halloween images here on my final card:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings ColourQ263 Halloween Hi

I originally planned my card as a 4.25 square card, but later on, added a back single panel of Rich Razzleberry.  I embossed the card with the retired Spider Web EF from SU; I’ll list all the stamp sets at the end.  I also used the RetroSketches sketch from this week:

So…..we’ve got bats, glittery stars, a moon, a witch’s hat, a spider, a broomstick, twine and some sequins!!!


And I couldn’t resist using a few more sets for the sentiments, LOL:


And, just for fun, I made another card using an old Halloween card digital image and a few more stamps!!!


Can’t wait to see your spooky creations with these colors!  Have fun!

After a consultation with “Dr. Cassidy”:


Grampy has to have a treatment of play-doh for his broken hand:


She’s always thinking!!!  Enjoy your day!

Wee Project Details-First Card
Stamps Primitive Pumpkins (My Favorite Things), Halloween (Graphic45), Halloween (Rubbernecker), Mixed Holiday Sentiments (Creative Time) Mini Halloween (Crafty Secrets)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Daffodil Delights Patterns DSP, Salt Air DSP (Cosmo Cricket)
 Ink Stazon Black, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories Twine, Black Floss, MS Black Glitter, Rich Razzleberry Ribbon (ret), Spider Web EF (ret), Sequins
Tools     Big Shot, Small Star Punch, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Sponge Dauber

Wee Project Details-Second Card
Stamps Halloween (Graphic 45), Digital Image from Web
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight 
 Ink Stazon Black, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango
Accessories Sequins
Tools     Big Shot, Lucky Stars EF, AquaPainter, Sponge Daubers, Rich Razzleberry Marker, Dimensionals, MS Orange Glitter

Monday, October 13, 2014

Merry Monday 130


Happy Monday, everyone!  This week I am the hostess at Merry Monday; it will be my last time to be hostess, too, as I am stepping down from the MM at the end of the month!  I want to thank Lesley for asking me to be one of the original participants; we’ve had a lot of fun and shared a lot of creativity over the last couple of years! 

My challenge this week is Silent Night:

Silent night is one of my favorite Christmas hymns, and I am looking forward to seeing all the submissions this week!  Here is mine, using the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches this week:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Merry Monday 130 Christmas Stampin Up

Here’s the sketch:

I used a retired image from SU’s To You & Yours, stamped in Lost Lagoon; the DSP is All is Calm.  The sentiment is a retired Cornish Heritage Farms one, stamped in White Craft ink and embossed with white embossing powder on a piece of Soft Sky cardstock.  I added a sparkly snowflake as well:


On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from another retired set, Let Sleigh Bells Ring, stamping it over the dove image from To You & Yours:


I love these colors together, and I am thrilled to have another Christmas card to add to my stash!  Be sure to check out the Merry Monday blog to see how the other designers interpreted this challenge, and share yours with us too!

We took a walk to feed the horses last week:


And the horse says, “I want my picture taken too!”


Enjoy your day!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Twice Blessed For The Paper Players 217


Happy Sunday, peeps!  Time for another Paper Players challenge, and Ann has a wonderful seasonal color palette for us featuring three of SU’s newest In Colors:

Aren’t they wonderfully fallish!?  I pulled out my favorite (sadly retired) fall set, French Foliage for my card today, and I CASEd a style I saw on Pinterest lately; you can see Lyssa’s card here.  Normally I try not to CASE something here when I do my challenge card, but it was so striking, I couldn’t wait to try it!  Here you go:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Paper Players 217 Blessed Grateful Stampin Up Gratitude

Lyssa stamped her flowers on a sheet of Typeset DSP but I had an old botanical book I picked up at a thrift shop, so I tore out a piece of that and began stamping my leaves on it.  Actually, I’ve used a bunch of sets on this card!!!  (I’ll list them all at the end)!  My diecut is from Papertrey, and I cut it from a piece of Mossy Meadow to which I adhered a piece of adhesive sheet; then when I pulled the diecut out, I just peeled off the adhesive and the whole thing was very easy to attach! Everything else except the twine is SU.  I used my Envelope Punch Board to create the tab for the top and I added some stitching around the sides, as well as a little diagonal embossing on the corner:


Despite a few little issues going on in our household, this pretty well sums up how I am feeling these days….blessed!  And this also qualifies for the Shopping Our Stash challenge, which is fall colors, and the As You See It challenge, which is also fall!
Now, when I pulled out the sentiment, I was left with this negative piece; blessedly, I had centered it pretty well on a little strip that already had a little scallop popped out of it, so I went to work again, loosely using the CAS(E) This Sketch sketch for this week:

My sentiment is not in quite the right spot, but I just love how this turned out:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Paper Players 217 Take 2 Blessed CAS Stampin Up Paper Trey

I used the gingham from Six-Sided Sampler to make the center of my flower, and a little retired die called Merry Details for my bird!  Isn’t he cute?!


I sure hope you have as much fun with these colors as I did…can’t wait to see what you come up with!  Be sure to check out all the samples from the DT as well:
A couple weeks ago I came into my craft room to find this little scene:  a piece of ribbon, a pin cushion and several pins!




Cassidy told me she was making a dress for Cinderella…if you remember the Disney movie, the mice decorate a dress for Cinderella with pins, ribbons and bows!    Hmmmm….maybe sewing lessons are next?  Enjoy your day!

Wee Project Details for Both Cards
Stamps Gorgeous Grunge, Kinda Eclectic, Project Life Holiday Cheer, Truly Grateful, Six-Sided Sampler, French Foliage (ret), Tiny Tags (ret)
Card stock & Papers    Naturals Ivory, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Basic Black
Ink Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist
Accessories Twine, Narrow Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals
Tools    Big Shot,  Sponge Daubers, Stripes EF, Tiny Tag Punch (ret),         1 1/4" Scallop Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Finishing Touches Edgelit, Candy Dots, Sewing Machine, Merry Details Diecut (ret), Blessings Diecut (Papertrey)