Thursday, April 17, 2014

TKJ167 & CMCC16

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Hey, peeps!  I am still slugging along, making Easter crafts….I am sure I am probably the last one out there!  Today’s are two more little treat holders:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Easter Treat Bags Stampin

The Kraft Journal’s challenge this week is for bunnies or lambs, so I did one of each!  The first one is a bag-a-lope; these were real popular when I first became a demonstrator, and I think you can find the directions on SCS.  I used a crumb cake envelope, scoring the sides and bottom at 5/8” to make my little bag:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Easter Bag-a-lope Stampin

I used some Retrofresh DP, Lil’Inker dies and a Papertrey sentiment.

The next one uses the Scallop Tag Topper punch, and is basically like the one shown here, but I embossed the front panel with the Square Lattice EF before assembling it.  I sponged it with Baked Brown Sugar ink, then added these cute little images from a retired Cornish Heritage Farmnspring set:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Easter Treats

Here’s the back, with a tag from the same set.

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This little cutie uses the colors from the Colour Me…! challenge this week (I hope that Crumb Cake is considered a neutral!!!):

I think I am done with treats for now!  If you have any questions on my supplies, shoot me an email….if I don’t get off the computer, DH is going to be grumpy, LOL!

Cassidy “helping” Grampy in the garden:

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That rake is almost as big as she is!!!  Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Easter Projects and some RAKS

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Happy Wednesday, peeps!  I wanted to share with you the projects we made at my last stamp camp!  Most of these were CASEd from other talented, creative stampers!!!!  I’ll share my sources with you, since they have wonderful tutorials!

The first one is a Cadbury Egg “throne”, shared by Connie Stewart:

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This is a little box of Rolo caramel candies created by Penguinstamper:

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I did make the scalloped piece on this a little bit longer than her measurement, just so there would be room for the big egg punchouts (extra large oval punch).

This one was my own design, but I probably saw something like it on Pinterest or on someone’s blog; it is filled with jelly beans!

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And finally, these little M&M treat holders are all over blogland, I saw mine here:

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And I got some pretty Easter cards in the mail so far this year, too:

From Penny:

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From Sally:

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And from Martha:

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I have to tell you, Cassidy thought these were WONDERFUL!  Enjoy your day!

More “heavy hauling”….this time she is towing the Barbie-cycle, along with her ball and two carpet mats!!! 

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I promise, these are the last ones, LOL!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ColourQ237

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Happy Tuesday, peeps!  Honestly, yesterday was so windy, I thought Cassidy was going to get blown away while we were playing outside!  I thought the winter was bad, but I am wishing this spring would calm down a bit!  Arielle has some pretty spring colors for us though….these made me happy:



I had been hankering to ink up this cute little image I won recently, and since a sweet Scottish lady in my church has been in the hospital, I thought it would be a fun way to cheer her up:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings ColourQ237 Bunny Slippers Get Well Stampin

Who can resist bunny slippers?  I inked them up in Basic Gray, then colored them with So Saffron & Peach Parfait ink with an aquapainter:

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I added a little sparkle to their tails, then mounted them on some papers from my stash.  I used the Sketch Saturday sketch  #305:
Fun & easy!  Be sure to stop on over to the ColourQ blog this week to check out these colors and play along with the rest of the ColourQ courtiers!!!  Their samples are amazing!
Continuing Cassidy’s rescue mission:

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Enjoy your day!

Wee Project Details
Stamps Bunny Slippers (100 Proof Press), Mixed Messages (Papertrey)
Card stock & Papers     Baja Breeze, Shimmery White, Peach Parfait, Miss Caroline Fiddlesticks & Follow Your Heart Be Amazing DPs (My Mind's Eye)
 Ink Basic Gray, Peach Parfait, So Saffron
Accessories Peach Parfait Ribbon (ret SU), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Tools     Big Shot, Lil'Inker Stitched Circle Dies, Corner Rounder Punch

Monday, April 14, 2014

Merry Monday 104

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It’s Monday, peeps!  Time for another Merry Monday challenge!  Karen has a unique color combo for us today:

I would normally not put these colors together, but I LOVED it once I started playing around, and honestly, this card came together in five minutes!  Of course, there’s no stamping on the front, so there wasn’t much to mess up!!!

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Merry Monday 104 Christmas Stampin

I perused my humongous stash of Christmas papers and came up with this little bingo card from Simple Stories’ Handmade Holiday pad.  I mounted it on a piece of Whisper White which had been embossed with a Darice EF and finally, I mounted it on a Smoky Slate card base.  I added a glimmer snowflake and some pretty silver ribbon for the final touches:

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The design team did a wonderful job with these colors….I hope you’ll stop by the Merry Monday blog to see them all!

Cassidy told Grampy she needed some tools to go rescue her babies with the Barbie car (which I know is not a car, more like a 4-wheeler!!!):

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The she decided a basket in the front would be better:

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Stay tuned for more later!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Paper Players 191

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Hello peeps!  Happy Palm Sunday to everyone!  Ann is our fabulous hostess for today’s Paper Players challenge!  Check out these wonderful colors:

I was sort of whining to myself lately because I was seeing all these cool stencilled designs, some with stencilling paste, and I was thinking “Poor me” because I didn’t have any stencils….then a light bulb went on in my head and I remembered that I DO have some stencils!  I had the wonderful Build a Banner Simply Created set from last year’s Holiday mini, so I pulled it out and went to work:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Paper Players 191 Stencil Hello Stampin Up

I used the chevron and dotted stencils with the Calypso Coral ink, then stencilled the “h” in Artichoke and cut it out. 

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I then realized that any Framelit can also be used as a stencil!!!  Just leave the diecut IN the Framelit….don’t pop it out quite yet…..then use a dauber to color in the center.  Pop it out and you have a cool stencilled element!  Just be sure to clean off the Framelit between colors!

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I hope you find this color combo fun to use too, and be sure to share what you do with it at the Paper Players blog!  And check out the others’ samples as well!

We did a wee bit of chalk drawing on the sidewalks this week!  (And don’t mind the outfit…she insists on wearing this hoodie which is waaaay too small for her, LOL!)  She wanted me to draw five people (I just do stick figures), all holding hands.  Then she added her own at the very end:

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It’s a man holding the baby’s hand, and he has a MOUSTACHE, LOL!:

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Enjoy your day!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

CMCC15 and JUGS236

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Happy Saturday, everyone!  What a gorgeous day it is here in PA!  FINALLY!  I made a quick card after running my errands using the Colour Me…! challenge:
along with the JUGS challenge:


 of a watercolored background:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Another Thank You Watercolor Stampin UP

I needed a thank you card for someone special who did me a big favor, and I have done this watercolor resist technique before, and I thought these fun colors would be great!   I heat embossed the “thank you” from Another Thank You polymer set with Versamark and clear EP, then simply painted on some Bermuda Bay ink and water.  I did add a few speckles, then a couple of embellishments:

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I stuck a Candy Brad on the inside of a small Designer Vintage Faceted button and adhered to a heart diecut from the Hearts Framelits set.  Easy peasy!  Enjoy your day!

No more markers for Cassidy (at least for a while!):

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Products used (plus retired Bermuda Bay ribbon and Itty Bitty Backgrounds):

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.