Sunday, November 23, 2014

Paper Players 223


Happy Sunday, peeps!  Wow, what a busy week I just went through!  I am so happy to see Sunday!  My upline Pennie had a meeting for some of her downline at my church yesterday, and we had such a nice time!  It’s always fun to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones!

Today it is my turn to be hostess for the Paper Players, and I have a sketch for you:

I have one last Thanksgiving card for you using this sketch, and I have to chuckle; this is in the mail already to my sister in South Carolina, and she happened to be sitting right next to me as I was typing this up, but she was on her iPad and not paying a bit of attention to me, so it will be a surprise to her when she goes home today and finds it in her mailbox!

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Paper Players 223 Give Thanks Thanksgiving Stampin Up

As I look at my photo, the Very Vanilla circle looks almost stark white, but it really matches quite nicely IRL!  My card base is Very Vanilla, and I added a Crumb Cake panel stamped with the retired Linen background stamp; the plaid is some retired DSP from a couple of autumns ago.  The sentiment is from last month’s Paper Pumpkin kit!   The turkey is a single stamp (also retired; I think it’s called GIve Thanks) that I stamped in Early Espresso and matted on an EE scallop:


I added a burlap ribbon layered with two EE ribbons, and on top, an acorn that I painted with acrylic paints:


On the inside, the turkey makes an appearance again, this time stamped in Crumb Cake, with a retired sentiment from Holiday Best stamped on top.


I hope you’ll find some inspiration with my sketch this week, and be sure to share your creation with us at the Paper Players!  Check out what the other designers did as well!

I didn’t really get many photos from our meeting, but here is one of me and my little downline:


My friend Joan; me; my downline Laura; her downline Dawn; and my downline Jen.  We had a lot of fun, learned lots of stuff and went home with lots of goodies!

And just so you don’t miss her too much, here’s Miss Cassidy at a local mall:


Enjoy your day!

Thursday, November 20, 2014


Happy Thursday, peeps!  Phew, my week is winding down and I actually squeaked in some stamping time yesterday!  I needed a break from Christmas cards, so I made a birthday card…I think these colors in Confetti Celebration are a bit unusual, but  it’s good to step out of the box a bit!  Although  the recipient might get a shock after seeing these patterns together, LOL!   Here ya go:
I used the Freshly Made Sketches sketch:
Used my new feather framelits with Gorgeous Grunge and a little sponging, and Hardwood for the background panel:
The “happy birthday” is from Something to Say, and the inside sentiment is from Fabulous Four!  I love how the fonts coordinate!
A big clothesbasket makes a great baby bed….but first you have to put in every receiving blanket you can find in the drawer!
Enjoy your day!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Less is More 198


Happy Monday, peeps!  We made it through the weekend!  I have a real quick card for you today; I came up with this idea laying in bed one night, waiting to fall asleep, and amazingly, it came out pretty much how I envisioned it!  That doesn’t always happen, right?  I had a couple of tiny champagne glimmer trees punched out and laying on my desk, and I thought they would look cute in a circle….kind of like a snowflake.  So I punched out a few more and mounted them on a stitched circle with a circle for the center:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Tree Punch Snowflake Christmas Stampin Up

They looked a little lost on the white background, so I added another stitched circle of brushed gold….better.  Added a gold sentiment, inside and out:


This works great for the Less Is More challenge this week, too:  more than one tree!  Since I have eight, I think it qualifies!  Thanks for peeking in today!

Whisk, whisk, whisk!  (Isn’t “whisk” such a strange word?!)


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Paper Players 222 Old and New


Hi stampers!  It’s Sunday, and that means another Paper Players challenge; this week it’s a Clean and Simple  from the awesome Ann, and “thank you” is our theme:

Since I have been dusting off some unloved stamp sets and inking them up lately, I came across a couple from my very early stamping days….around 2000 or 2001, maybe even earlier!  Yikes!  So when I saw Ann’s challenge, I decided to put them to use!  Say it With Scriptures has been used so much, the impressions are a little fuzzy around the edges, but I felt like they were an old friend and I didn’t want to throw them out!  I paired up this Philippians verse with the fall images from Nature’s Seasonal Borders on a notecard-sized card.  I began by stamping the sentiment in Gold Encore ink and embossing it with Gold Glory embossing powder:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Paper Players 222 Stampin Up

Watercoloring was my absolutely first love when I began stamping!  I can’t draw worth a bean, so to have those outline images already created for me was a dream!  I could just color them in!!  I stamped this wonderful border in Stazon and used my Aquapainter to add some fall hues.  I colored in each square’s border with a gold Zig Painty pen:


To add a wee bit more gold-ness, I used Itty Bitty Backgrounds to add some Gold Encore speckle, then diecut two Lawn Fawn stitched leaves in Brushed Gold and Gold Glimmer cardstocks and adhered them under a bit of gold baker’s twine:


I just love that little extra surprise pop of gold!  Now, what will you make for our CAS Thank You challenge?!  We can’t wait to see your creations!  Be sure to check out all the designers’ submissions as well:

Did you read Highlights magazine when you were a child?  She loves it!


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Vintage Kitchen


Happy Saturday, peeps!  This is going to be short & sweet, and I am not sure how much I’ll be around next week!  It’s going to be one of those crazy weeks with lots to do each day!  It always works out, though, right?!!  We get done what needs to get done, and if we don’t, then it wasn’t necessary!! LOL!  Anyway, I recently received a sweet gift from the lovely folks at Crafty Secrets, and wanted to make a thank you card using their digital images and papers:


It’s not anything fancy, but I loved the retro colors and images, and that little bowl with the sentiment fit my thoughts perfectly!  I added some polka dot ribbon and my simple card was done!  I am linking it up to their November challenge as well, which you can see here.  Have a marvelous weekend, and see you tomorrow for a new Paper Players challenge!

Dana got these boots for Cassidy at her baby shower and she is finally big enough to wear them:



She knows what to do with them, too!!

Friday, November 14, 2014

More Christmas Cards


Happy Friday, peeps!  Wow, is it cold where you live?  We actually had some sleet last night and I know some areas are snowy…..with LOTS of snow!  And speaking of snow, check out this card I made while I was at my friend Sandy’s a couple weeks ago!  She graciously let me borrow White Christmas and Holiday Home!  I loved the combination of Basic Black and Coastal Cabana:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings White Christmas Stampin Up

I struggled with the sentiment, until I got home and tried my Endless Wishes with a little banner…perfect!  I stamped, colored and diecut a few of the houses from Holiday Home, and assembled this one at home too…I had already made the sentiment for another card but decided against it, so I added it to this one:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Holiday Home Stampin Up Endless Wishes

It’s a bit hard to see but the “very merry christmas” is heat embossed with silver embossing powder on brushed silver cardstock.  I diecut it with an oval die from Word Bubbles, then just cut off the little “hook”!


Enjoy your day!

Having a snack in the back yard….won’t be able to do this the next few days, LOL!  Brrrrrr!


Thursday, November 13, 2014


Happy Thursday, everyone!  Just a quick little Christmas card today; I already had this Santa image stamped, colored and diecut when I saw the Freshly Made Sketches sketch for this week:
So here we go:
LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Vintage Santa FMS162
I took the liberty of substituting the oval for the rectangle, and this Folk Art Santa from All Night Media is probably one of the first stamps I ever bought, and I don’t ever remember using it!  I stamped him in Stazon and colored him with SU markers:
It can’t be seen here, but the stars have some Wink of Stella glitter on them; of course, I added gold glimmer stars, and some gold baker’s twine.  Paper is Authentique.  Thanks for visiting today!
When you jump into a leaf pile wearing pink cowboy boots:
chances are those boots might come off in the leaf pile!!
Socks?  What socks?  I think they were left in the house, LOL!  Enjoy your day!