Sunday, January 25, 2015

Paper Players 229 x Two

Happy Sunday, peeps!  Hope you’re having a great weekend…it’s a wee bit soggy here in SE PA, and we’re bracing for some more snowy precip…hey, it IS winter, right?  More crafting time!   Anyway, it’s Paper Players day and Jaydee has an awesome sketch for us this week.  I just love this sketch, it’s very similar to my favorite go-to sketch, only it’s in landscape, which is just as wonderful!   Check it out:

One of the free SAB items this year is a little packet of Project Life Mini Cards; since I am a terrible scrapper, I thought perhaps I could use some of them, along with some other SAB products, to make a card!  So here we go:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Paper Players 229 Simply Wonderful

Isn’t this a happy card?  I cut down one of the larger cards for my upper panel, and used the Heart Framelits to cut down the floral one, then added a button from the Best Year Ever Accessory Pack.  I cut a mat free-hand in Lost Lagoon and popped it up over some Tangelo Twist ribbon, and stamped the sentiment from Simply Wonderful in TT ink:


It’s all atop a Soft Sky card base, and I think it’s quite cheerful!  And I loved the sketch so much, I had to do another!  I haven’t done a vintage-style card for a while, and I needed a thank you card for a sweet customer, and I know she likes vintage stuff, and I hope she likes the card as well!

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Paper Players 229 Postage Due Stampin UP

I used a Very Vanilla card base this time, with a mat of Real Red and Typeset DSP, stamping the images from Postage Due in Real Red and Crumb Cake, and sponging everything with Crumb Cake.  I added a couple of wee banners, then, using the Flower Fair Framelits,  I diecut some leaves from a piece of burlap ribbon, and a flower from our canvas, embellished with a Candy Dot center:


I also embossed the top half with the Arrows EF (thanks, Sandy!) and added a little sentiment from Something To Say, which I diecut with the File Tab Edgelits…I think it gives a cool “finished” look, don’t you think:

This took a wee bit more time to complete, but I like the shabby look of this one too!  So I hope that these will inspire you to create something with Jaydee’s sketch this week!  I must say, the DT has created some beauties with it….be sure to check them all out:
I have been doing a few other handicrafts lately, and Cassidy has suddenly realized that her mom and I could possibly create clothes for her dolls!  Changing her doll’s clothing is an activity that absorbs a LOT of her time, but she doesn’t realize that knitting a doll sweater would take quite a bit of effort for a beginning knitter (although of course, I am trying to make one for her!!!)!  However, through the generosity of kind people and the internet, I was able to find a free sewing pattern to make “Claire” a coat.  Now I have LOTS of fabric from all my sewing projects, but this Debbie Mumm pattern is what Miss Cassidy chose and insisted on!!!  And I have to tell you, she was thrilled with it!  Here it is, being modeled by her doll (it’s similar to an American Girl doll):

And yes, it has pumpkins, apples, sunflowers and scarecrows on it…and that’s what she wanted.  AND the design was only going one way, so I had to make sure I didn’t get a sleeve upside down, LOL!  AND the pattern was for a dress with the opening in the back, so I had to alter it so it opened in the front: 



But it was fun to make…even though I don’t think I ever made anything with seams so small, LOL!  So far, we only have a snap closure, but I want to add some wee buttons to make it look more like a coat!  I just need to find some tiny enough!  Thanks for indulging me!

Friday, January 23, 2015

MM142 and MIM207


Happy Friday, peeps!  The last few days have allowed me very little stamping (or computer) time, but I did squeak in a card for the Make it Monday challenge from the Kraft Journal which was “Anything Goes Winter” as well as the “house” challenge from Merry Monday:

I still have some Crumb Cake note-sized envelopes in my stash, so I made a really simple card using Lost Lagoon and Whisper White cardstock on a Crumb Cake notecard, die-cutting my houses with the Memory Box Country Landscape die:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Christmas House Silhouette Merry Monday 142

I stamped a sentiment from the retired SU set called To You and Yours on a diecut banner from the Circle Card Thinlet and added some sequins and snowflakes:


I kept it simple….didn’t even add any glitter!!!  Thanks for visiting!

We had a wee bit of snow yesterday and Cassidy insisted on going outside to make snow angels.  I told her there wasn’t enough snow, but she proved me wrong!  She made them at the top of the driveway:


Halfway down the driveway:


And on her tummy!


She even drew a head on each one (with eyes!).


What fun!


Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

TSSC350 and CQ276


Happy Wednesday, peeps!  Just a quick card today…I am in the throes of a sinus thing, feeling a wee bit washed out!  The colors from the ColourQ challenge cheered me up…this inspiration photo cracked me up, actually:

and I paired it with the sketch from Technostamper:

to make a little thank-you card for a customer:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Lotus Blossom Thank You Dictionary Stampin Up

I have a 4 1/4” square card base in Crumb Cake on which I stamped the Dictionary stamp in Sahara Sand; the image is from the SAB set Lotus Blossom, stamped in Strawberry Slush and Rose Red and mounted on some SS DSP and the Best Year Ever DSP from the SAB catalog.  I just love the vintage vs. fresh look!  My sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, and I stamped a little background from A Fitting Occasion and used the Itty Bitty Framelits to cut it out:


My Chocolate Chip scallop is from the Circle Card Thinlits…that little set comes in handy, there are lots of cool dies in there!

Doing some artwork with watercolors and crayons!




She was quite intent on it, too!  Enjoy your day!

Monday, January 19, 2015

AYSI070 Sympathy


Happy Monday, everyone!  We had a soggy weekend here in PA, and I got to do a wee bit of creating!  Unfortunately, I needed a sympathy card, and I had some scraps already on my desk, so I searched for a challenge to get me started and found the As You See It challenge for this week:


Yikes!  But I was up for the challenge, and here is my card:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Sympathy THoughts and Prayers Stampin Up

I had the embossed hearts already done but didn’t use it for the original intent, so I made a tag from it, grunged it up a bit and popped it up on the front; I did some stamping on my background DSP (a misc. piece from My Mind’s Eye, as are the others) with the Everything Eleanor set, then made a banner with the sentiment from Thoughts and Prayers:


I used shades of Crumb Cake, Old Olive and Soft Sky for my background stamping, and Basic Gray for the sentiment….I guess technically that’s four colors, hope they don’t throw me out!  I also colored some rhinestones black and placed a few strategically around the card.


Thanks for visiting today!

Lining up the letters and numbers….in her Santa jammies!



Sunday, January 18, 2015

Paper Players 228


Happy Sunday, everyone!  Today is my turn to be the hostess at the Paper Players, and I’ve chosen a clean and simple challenge for us today:

When I saw these cool Adventure Bound papers in the Occasions mini catalog, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with this challenge!  Check it out:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Paper Players 228 Adventure Awaits Stampin Up

This card is pretty big, it measures 4 1/2” x 6 1/2”, which is the size of the DSP itself!  I embossed that awesome sentiment from Adventure Awaits in White craft ink and white embossing powder, then adhered the DSP to a Smoky Slate card.….and that was it!  My CAS card was done!   The paper did all the it!   I can’t wait to see what you do with this challenge!  Share your creation over at the Paper Players so we all can see it!  And check out the awesome samples of the other designers:
Happiness is finding TWO Hershey’s kisses!  Enjoy your day! 


Saturday, January 17, 2015

Merry Crittermas


Happy Saturday, peeps!  Hope you’re having a great weekend so far! Thank you so much for the anniversary wishes!  We had a lovely day, did some thrift store shopping and then had a nice meal and John got the BIGGEST prime rib I have ever seen.  I wish I had a smart phone so I could share it with you.  It was humongous!!!

I have been neglectful in making my weekly Christmas cards since leaving my friends at Merry Monday, and I know I will regret it if I don’t get a headstart for the next Christmas season!  When I saw Katie’s hysterical inspiration photo for this week’s challenge, I knew I HAD to play along!  Check this out:
Just tooo cute!  I also used the Match The Sketch for this week:
and incorporated the colors from the Curtain Call challenge:

And here is my card featuring the little bunny from the retired SU set called Merry Crittermas:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Merry Monday Merry Crittermas

This is a little more involved than what I normally do for a Christmas card, but it was fun to do some painting and add a few more embellishments than I normally do!  I stamped the wee bunny on a piece of Whisper White, watercolored him in Island Indigo, Strawberry Slush, Crumb Cake and Soft Sky, then fussy cut him out and mounted him on his snowy hill:


I added some Frosted Sequins from the holiday mini along with a few from my stash. My other embellishment is a bow tied with Strawberry Slush baker’s twine, using my one-hole bow technique so it doesn’t slide around!  Of course, I added some snowy glitter too!  So fun!  Thanks for visiting today, and be sure to stop back tomorrow where I am the hostess at the Paper Players!

She is just growing up tooooo fast!  Doesn’t she look like she’s about 12 here?


Friday, January 16, 2015

Happy Anniversary To Us!


Happy Friday, everyone!  Today is our 16th anniversary, so I made John a card using SU’s new Moon Lake and the spotlight technique:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Moon Lake Anniversary Stampin Up

First, I diecut and embossed the edge of my Crumb Cake card, then stamped the image in Crumb Cake ink, along with some Gorgeous Grunge.  Then I stamped the image again on Whisper White cardstock in Stazon ink and watercolored it.  I punched it out with the 1 3/4” circle punch and aligned it over the first image:


This reminds me of our little dinghy; we use it to get out to our sailboat when it is on its mooring….unfortunately, we didn’t sail at all last year, so it’s actually sitting in our backyard, LOL!  I added a little banner sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes, along with some Linen thread for an accent, then I adhered a cool piece of matching DSP from the Adventure Bound pack on the inside and added a sweet little sentiment from A Dozen Thoughts:


I didn’t write all my lovey-dovey stuff on it yet, saving you the embarrassment!  But I am entering this in the Kraft Journal challenge 206 this week:

I actually got everything except the ribbon, glitter and snowman!!  Cool challenge!  I also used the sketch from Mary Jo’s Technostamper Monday Lunchtime sketch:

Thanks for visiting today….we will be going out to dinner later tonight, something I am looking forward to VERY much!

I am looking forward to spring, so we can take these things OUTSIDE!!!