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!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Saturday Sketches


Happy Saturday, all!  We had an absolutely glorious day yesterday—definitely fall-like, and I was able to stamp some, too! My first card is for two challenges:  Create with Connie & Mary’s color challenge 320, and the CAS-Colours & Sketches sketch challenge 91:


and here’s my submission:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Something to Say Stampin Up Work of Art

Simple and easy!  I chose to make a regular-sized card because I already had a card base sitting on my desk…..I used the swoosh and heart from Work of Art and a sentiment from Something to Say.  I stamped the heart twice without reinking and popped one up:


The new All is Calm DSP was a perfect match for this color challenge too!

My second card is note-card sized; it uses the theme of “Chickens” from Shopping our Stash, and the Match The Sketch sketch 37:

I feel like I never got to use this little chicken image from the retired SU set, Countryside, and I was perusing my old sets and thought it would be perfect for the challenge:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Countryside Stampin Up

She (or maybe it’s actually a he, a rooster!!!) is stamped in Cherry Cobbler and mounted on a piece of Cherry Cobbler stamped with the retired French Script BG stamp and cut out with a W+9 die.  I did some overstamping on a piece of Pink Paislee paper with an MFT honeycomb stamp, and added some washi tape banners.  I popped it all up on a Sahara Sand note card.  Sentiment is from PTI.   A funny thing about the black sequins I used; we were garage saling on Saturday and I offered a quarter for this package of unopened sequins….she took my offer, and when I got home and opened them, the date on the inside packet was 1947!!!!!   Truly vintage, wouldn’t you say?!

We went for Cassidy’s x-ray yesterday, so we’ll see what the doctor says about how her wrist is progressing!  Meanwhile, she is getting quite adept at using her left hand!  Here, she’s playing with glitter glue and spreading it with a paintbrush.  The only challenge is getting the lid off and she tries to use her TEETH to do it!  Needless to say, I am discouraging her to do that!!!


Thanks for visiting today!

Friday, September 12, 2014



Wow, how can it be Friday already?  This is a quick post today, as Cassidy has to go for a follow-up x-ray this morning!  My card today is courtesy of Freshly Made Sketches 153, created by Jen Brum:

I am trying to keep up with some samples for my club girls, and I had not used much of my Flashback DSP, so I paired it with Yee-Haw for a cute baby card:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings YeeHaw Stampin Up

I stamped my Howdy in Pool Party, then made a mask with scrap paper, put it over top of the stamped image, then stamped the lasso in Smoky Slate:


I love the kind of rustic look this DSP has…it works so well with these images!  Thanks for visiting today!

We started attending a new Bible study today and Cassidy had a lot of fun with the other kids…..she barely ate any lunch and promptly crashed:


Enjoy your day!