Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Harvest Home TSOT187 & MIM191

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Hi everyone!  Yay, we’ve made it to Wednesday, and it’s the first of October!  That means I can put up my Halloween decorations!  I know everyone else has probably already put theirs up, but my “rule” is that I don’t start until my calendar page has turned to October! 

And speaking of October, Try Stampin’ on Tuesday has a nice sketch this week, and the theme is Harvest Time.  I hadn’t done any watercoloring for a while, so I pulled out a retired set called Harvest Home, my Stazon ink and some watercolor paper and went to work!  Here’s the sketch:



And here’s my card:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Harvest Home Stampin Up

The Kraft Journal’s Make it Monday challenge was buttons and bows….I immediately wanted to go in the shabby seam binding/sewing direction, but I thought some twine bows would look good with this rustic image, so I added some faux buttons for better mailing capability!!!:

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I added a black mat and some retired fall DSP, then finished it with the “gratitude” sentiment from Project Life’s Holiday Cheer.   Stamping it on the a scrap of watercolor paper didn’t give me the solid look I was trying to achieve, so I stamped it on a scrap of Very Vanilla….worked great!  Thanks for visiting today!

A busy day of playing proved to be just a wee bit too much for one little girl:

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After insisting she did NOT want to take a nap, she decided to watch Cinderella….and that was all she wrote, LOL!

Enjoy your day!

Project Details
Stamps Harvest Home (ret), Project Life Holiday Cheer, Itty Bitty Backgrounds (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Watercolor Paper, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake Basic Black, Cajun Craze, So Saffron, Orchard Harvest DSP, Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP (ret)
 Ink Stazon Black, So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, Pacific Point
Accessories Linen Thread
Tools     Big Shot, Button Die (ret), Dimensionals

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

ColourQ261

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Woohoo!  Happy Tuesday, everyone!  Wow, how can it be the last day of September?!!  Yikes!   I hope you’ll have some crafty time to spend with the ColourQ challenge this week!  Check this cutie out:

What a sweet little guy to welcome you & your guests at the door!  Unlike the old piece of carpet that’s serving as my welcome mat right now, LOL!  Gotta remedy that!  Anyway, I was lamenting that I had no cute little fox stamps, when I spied Storybook Friends in my retired pile, and guess what?  There was a fox….I had never even inked him up!  So I got to work and used the sketch from Hand Stamped Sentiments this week, a nice simple one:

And here is my Mr Fox:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings ColourQ261 Storybook Friends Good Greetings Stampin Up

Isn’t he cute?  We were supposed to go to a friend’s retirement party on Saturday, but since DH was still under the weather, I’ll just send her this!  I colored the fox with an aquapainter and reinker ink, then added a little grass with my blender pen and mounted it on my card.  The sentiment is from Good Greetings, stamped on a Kiwi Kiss banner cut from the Itty Bitty Banners die:

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The papers are from Simple Stories’ Harvest Lane; the ribbon is retired SU.  I did add a couple sparkly brads just for fun, along the scalloped panel!  Hope you will come play with us too!  Be sure to check out the designers’ samples as well…as usual, they’re full of fun ideas!

Cassidy had a physical on Friday, and the doctor asked me, “Does she dress up? Does she play make-believe?  Does she interact with you freely?”  Yes, yes and yes…..she promptly went home and put on one of my shirts, a sports bra over top of that, and Grampy’s shoes!  And then said “CHEESE” for the camera!  Oh, that kid!

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Enjoy your day!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Merry Monday 128

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Happy Monday, everyone!  Katie is our Merry Monday challenge this week, and she has chosen stripes and/or polka dots to be featured on your card:

The All is Calm DSP has both stripes and polka dots, so I chose that to embellish my card created with the Circle Card Thinlet and an image from Festival of Trees:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings  Merry Monday 128 Festival of Trees Good Greetings Endless Christmas Wishes Stampin Up

Since the matching Washi tape featured some stripes, I added some of that, and my tree has polka dots, including the embossed panel behind it!  I used a sentiment from Good Greetings, stamped to fit in a circle punch for the front, and here’s the “inside”, stamped with Endless Wishes:

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This was such a fun card to make!  I hope you’ll play along too…there are some REALLY cute cards in the designers’ gallery this week!  Have fun!

Building a doll house with cardboard blocks:

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Enjoy your day!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Paper Players 215 CAS-Style

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Happy Sunday, peeps!  Wow, what a beautiful fall weekend we’ve had.  We’re all feeling a wee bit better; thanks so much for the well-wishes! 

Sandy is our hostess today and I squealed with pleasure when I saw the sketch she made for us!  SO many ways to use this one….I’ll be saving it for future use for sure!  Here you go:

A lot of the design team chose fall and Halloween themes, which were awesome, but I chose the “playful” color challenge from Colour Me…! challenge this week:

And here’s my little card:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Paper Players 215 CAS Hello Six Sided Sampler Stampin Up

Easy-peasy CAS design, a couple of dies and a punch, made this card a snap to create!  I added a sweet little sentiment from Six-Sided Sampler, along with a trio of hearts from the Owl Builder punch, and it was done:

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The design team’s creations are stellar, so be sure to check them all out:

And we are looking forward to seeing your card in the gallery too!  Who knows, you may be a Cut-Above or a Headliner this week!  Enjoy your day!

We went to an Apple Festival yesterday at a local park, and Cassidy was all about the playground, LOL!

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And check out her cool do, courtesy of Mommy:

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Friday, September 26, 2014

TSOT186

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Happy Friday, peeps!  Yuck, we are all down with colds here in the Pugliese household.  I figured as soon as Cassidy went to preschool, she’d get hit with something, and she did, but I wasn’t figuring on Grammy & Grampy getting it too!  So we are laying low and trying to rest up!  I did spy an interesting sketch this week at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday; here it is:

I have to admit, once I started making my Halloween card, I couldn’t stop!  This is a wee bit busy, but I had so much fun playing with my spooky stuff:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Halloween Scary Pumpkin

I used papers from two My Mind’s Eye Halloween 6x6 pads, Happy Haunting and Mischievous; a plethora of stamps from various places and a few little sequins from my stash:

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So much fun!  Thanks for stopping by!

A little pic from late summer, when we were both feeling better:

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

fms155 & 52cct

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Hi everyone!  I have another Christmas card to share today; usually I post my cards on Monday, but the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown had a Nordic challenge, so I combined it with the Freshly Made Sketches sketch 155 by my sweet friend Karren:

 

Since the Trim the Tree DSP stack has some wonderful Nordic designs, I knew just which papers to use:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Nordic Christmas Great Greetings Stampin Up

I added a white embossed panel and a little tag I punched with the Scallop Tag Topper punch.  I created a plaid background with the Project Life Holiday Cheer stamp in Sahara Sand and Craft White….since it’s polymer, it was a snap to line up! 

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I used the retired Stitched Stocking stamp and punch for my stocking, and added some of that yummy Cherry Cobbler linen ribbon from the Holiday mini, tied with a piece of baker’s twine.  I had a lot of fun making this card!

A couple more fair pictures; this is our favorite activity of all!  One of the vendors that sells chicks, ducks and feeds, has been doing this for many, many years; this was one of Dana’s favorites when she was little too!  I didn’t get good pictures of the activity itself, but basically, the ducklings walk up an incline and try to eat the food at the top.  The food tray is placed just a little out of their way, which causes them to slide down the slide and quickly waddle around to go up the incline again!  The kids were laughing hysterically, which made me laugh too:

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Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Kraft Journal 190

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Hi everyone!  It’s Wednesday—yay, halfway through the week!  The sketch at the Kraft Journal was a bit challenging, so I decided to go for it:

My sister just found out she’s going to be a grandmom in April!  She’s over-the-moon excited, so it gave me a chance to use a little vintage baby set I got recently:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Baby Congrats

I stamped the images in Early Espresso; the DSP was some scraps I had in my scrap pile!  The sentiment is from And Many More, cut out with a Nestie banner die.  I’m pretty excited about her news too! 

Cassidy’s first day of preschool went very well, although she wouldn’t tell me too much about it!  She said she had fun, though!

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Enjoy your day!