Tuesday, November 25, 2014



Happy Tuesday, peeps!  I needed a get-well card for a sweet lady in my Bible study group who suffered a mini stroke.  I thought this card full of springy colors would cheer her up!

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Cantaloupe Flower Patch Stampin Up

My sketch is from Match The Sketch for this week:

I used floral images from Flower Patch in Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding, and the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  DSP is Gold Soiree…such pretty colors!


We had a big production last week…making playdoh clothes for her doll!




Didn’t work quite how she planned, but it was a good learning experience and kept her occupied for quite a while!  Enjoy your day!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Three Baby Cards

Hey there, everyone!  I am posting very, very late today, but I had a card whose challenge is almost over, so I wanted to squeak it in!  I needed three baby cards this week for friends!  Two girls and a boy, lots of fun stamping!  So here’s the first one, using one of my favorite layouts:
LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Tiny Treats Baby Card
I used Papertrey’s Tiny Treats set, stamping each critter in Memento black and coloring them in with Copics.  The DSP is Confetti Celebration, and I used Garden Green and Chocolate Chip for the mats that were punched with the Postage Stamp punch.  The sentiment is from the retired Nursery Necessities set, stamped on a banner and embellished with a candy dot.
My next two both use the same MME papers, just different images and layouts:
LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Baby Coach Card
The one above uses images and a sentiment from Cloud 9’s Baby set; I stamped it in Basic Gray, and also added the retired A to Z stamp on the background paper for a little additional interest.  I added a scalloped circle mat in Pink Pirouette and some pink gingham. The single-word sentiment qualifies this for the City Crafter Challenge this week too!
Finally, using some of the same papers, I used a Shoe Boutique image from Cornish Heritage Farm, coloring it with markers:
LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Baby Shoes Card
I added a shabby bow with SU’s Very Vanilla seam binding and a charm I snagged at a yard sale:
Thanks so much for visiting today!
Just playing in Grampy’s garage:

Stampin’ Up!’s Holiday Online Extravaganza!

Online Extravaganza

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And meanwhile, you can join Stampin’ Up! for a reduced price during that same limited time!  Between November 24 to December 2,  you can save 25% on the starter kit, making it $75!   You get to choose $125 of merchandise for only $75.

Start making your wish list now and then  go to my website: LeAnne's Stampin' Up Website….click on “Join the Fun” and you’re ready to begin!  You can select from the Annual catalog or the Holiday catalog.  You get $50 worth for FREE.  Who doesn't like free? AND you can order discounted items from the promotion above as part of your starter kit!!  But don’t delay…these items are only available as supplies last!

Wait, there's more! You do not pay s&h on the starter kit - so that is another 10% you save! Maybe you know someone that would like to gift you with an early Christmas gift for only $75 + tax. With this kit there is no obligation, really!  And one last thing! If you decide to make any further purchases, during December, you will receive a 25% discount (rebate) above the usual 20%.  If your order is $150 or more during December, you will receive 35% discount.

Any questions? Email me and I’ll help you out! 

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!