Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Happy Tuesday, everyone!  Another fun color palette from Arielle this week, continuing in the Halloween theme!!!

I am squeaking in this card by the skin of my teeth, using the Try Stampin’ on Tuesday sketch:

and using a bunch of “hoarded” supplies in my Halloween stash!!  Here we go:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings ColourQ264 Black Cat

I cannot remember who makes this smiling cat image, sorry!  The green paper is some retired SU Halloween paper that I brayered with Certainly Celery ink;  the Wisteria paper is also retired SU, and the black and orange papers are from MME’s Frightful line.  I added some Tim Holtz Seasonal Idea-ology stickers that I sponged in the challenge colors.  They were also accented with some Halloween brads.


Finally, a little black grosgrain and a warning from that scary cat:


And since Shopping Our Stash has a Halloween challenge this week, and I definitely used some "stash" here, I am entering it there as well!  I had loads of fun creating this, I hope you’ll come along and play with the ColourQ colors too!  Check out the other designers’ samples as well!


Enjoy your day!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Merry Monday 131


Happy Monday, peeps!  I had a whirlwind weekend, on the road here and there and I am beat this morning!  But I did manage to get my Merry Monday card created….only one more week before I say goodbye to my MM teammates, sniff!  Lori’s challenge should get your mojo going:

I have to admit I was a wee bit stumped, but I remembered some Cosmo Cricket papers I had from a long time ago, and a matching stamp set.  The little snowmen are on a field of Blushing Bride…not a typical Christmas card color, so I went to work:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Merry Monday 131 Christmas Cosmo Cricket

I was originally only going to stamp the snowman, but he looked lonely, so I stamped a green penguin (LOL!), gave them a pieced hat & scarf and set them down on a snowy hill!


I added a little “joy” banner stamped in Real Red with some Soft Sky shading, and the final sentiment was from a retired SU set called Jolly Old St Nick! 


Be sure to check out what the design team came up with….lots of fun creations there this week!  Thanks for visiting today!

Just a few fall photos from around my yard:





Sunday, October 19, 2014

Paper Players 218


Happy Sunday, peeps!  Time for another Paper Players challenge; Sandy is our hostess today and she has a clean and simple, gold or silver challenge!

I chose to pair my silver with Cherry Cobbler, I think it is a beautiful combination!  I just got this Blooming Borders set, after hankering it since the catalog came out;  I stamped it in Cherry Cobbler, then colored in some of the berries with a silver Zig Painty pen:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Paper Players 218 Bordering Blooms Stampin Up Christmas

And although it’s a wee bit of a challenge to see, I heat embossed a sentiment from Good Greetings on Brushed Silver cardstock, then punched it out with an oval punch, and accented it with narrow silver ribbon:


For a final touch of silver, I heat embossed a label from Four Frames, punched it out and stamped the Christmas sentiment from Petite Pairs in Encore Silver ink:


I don’t think my photos do this card justice…it’s really pretty IRL!  Metallics are so hard to photograph!  I hope you’ll play along with us this week, and remember, it’s a CAS challenge!  Check out what the other designers did as well:
A little leaf-pile jumping!




Enjoy your day!

Wee Project Details
Stamps Blooming Borders, Petite Pairs, Four Frames, Good Greetings
Card stock & Papers     Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Brushed Silver
 Ink Cherry Cobbler, Versamark, Silver Encore
Accessories Silver Ribbon
Tools     Zig Painty Pen, Oval Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Dimensionals

Friday, October 17, 2014

Kraft Journal 193 All That Glitters


Happy Friday, peeps!  I’ve got a wee Christmas card for you today….this one was quick and easy to make, I just love the final creation:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Christmas Sparkle Stampin Up

Pretty straight-forward; the tree was punched from silver glimmer paper with the new SU tree punch; the embossed circle is Chocolate Chip; the snowflake paper is from the Trim the Tree paper pack and the card base is Crumb Cake.   Sentiment is from Petite Pairs.  Since The Kraft Journal’s challenge today is All That Glitters, I think this fits the bill!  Hope you enjoy it!

Cassidy is reading “The Three Little Pigs” to Grampy:



Have a great day!

Wee Project Details
Stamps Petite Pairs
Card stock & Papers     Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper, Red Glimmer Paper
 Ink Chocolate Chip
Accessories Red Cotton Ribbon
Tools     Big Shot, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Scallop Border Punch, Tree Punch, Project Life Corner Rounder Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Mojo 367 Thanks


Just a quick post today; I used the Mojo Monday sketch for a fun thank you card!  Here’s the sketch:

And here’s my card:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Hello Darling Thank You Stampin UP

Looking at it here, it looks a wee bit busy….but it’s really pretty IRL, LOL!  I used some scraps of Gold Soiree and the Hello Darling stamp set for my upper panel.  The “sequins” were stamped in Gold Encore ink, and although it’s hard to tell here, the big scallops are Brushed Gold cardstock.  I little bit of Crisp Cantaloupe baker’s twine from SAB finished it off!

This poor little baby doll is one of Cassidy’s favorites.  Today she was feeding it – play-doh food!!!

She was quite intent on her task, too! 

Have a blessed day!

Wee Project Details
Stamps Hello Darling, Another Thank You
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Brushed Gold, Garden Green, Gold Soiree DSP
 Ink Crisp Cantaloupe, Garden Green, Gold Encore
Accessories Crisp Cantaloupe Baker's Twine
Tools     Dimensionals, 1" Circle Punch

Wednesday, October 15, 2014



Happy Wednesday, everyone!  Hope your week is going well!   Sadly, sympathy cards are a necessity of life, and I needed one this week.  I pulled out some Flowerpot DSP, which I don’t think I ever used, and the sketch from Mary Jo’s Technostamper challenge this week:
And here we go, using an oldie but goodie, Lovely as a Tree:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Lovely as a Tree Sympathy Stampin Up

In order to make the tree a little more visible, I inked up my stamp first in Versamark, then in Early Espresso ink, stamped on the DSP and then heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I used an aquapainter to quickly fill in the tree’s trunk with EE ink, and sponge daubered the leaves:


My sentiments are from Thoughts & Prayers, and on the inside, I stamped the tree again in Sahara Sand….I really like the soft look it creates:


Thanks for visiting today!

We made a trip last week to the local farm for some pumpkins:


Enjoy your day!

Wee Project Details
Stamps Lovely as a Tree, Thoughts and Prayers
Card stock & Papers     Naturals White, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Flowerpot DSP
 Ink Versamark, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Sahara Sand
Accessories Candy Dots, Burlap Ribbon
Tools     Big Shot, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Circle Card Thinlits Banner Die, Sponge Dauber, Aquapainter

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

ColourQ 263


Happy Tuesday, peeps!  Arielle has a fun Halloween color palette for us today:

Isn’t this a fun, scary door decoration?  Without really realizing it, I used a wee witch’s hat for my card this week, although it wasn’t on my original creation!  I scrapped that one and started over….I am sure you can relate!  But I used lots of Halloween images here on my final card:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings ColourQ263 Halloween Hi

I originally planned my card as a 4.25 square card, but later on, added a back single panel of Rich Razzleberry.  I embossed the card with the retired Spider Web EF from SU; I’ll list all the stamp sets at the end.  I also used the RetroSketches sketch from this week:

So…..we’ve got bats, glittery stars, a moon, a witch’s hat, a spider, a broomstick, twine and some sequins!!!


And I couldn’t resist using a few more sets for the sentiments, LOL:


And, just for fun, I made another card using an old Halloween card digital image and a few more stamps!!!


Can’t wait to see your spooky creations with these colors!  Have fun!

After a consultation with “Dr. Cassidy”:


Grampy has to have a treatment of play-doh for his broken hand:


She’s always thinking!!!  Enjoy your day!

Wee Project Details-First Card
Stamps Primitive Pumpkins (My Favorite Things), Halloween (Graphic45), Halloween (Rubbernecker), Mixed Holiday Sentiments (Creative Time) Mini Halloween (Crafty Secrets)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Daffodil Delights Patterns DSP, Salt Air DSP (Cosmo Cricket)
 Ink Stazon Black, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories Twine, Black Floss, MS Black Glitter, Rich Razzleberry Ribbon (ret), Spider Web EF (ret), Sequins
Tools     Big Shot, Small Star Punch, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Sponge Dauber

Wee Project Details-Second Card
Stamps Halloween (Graphic 45), Digital Image from Web
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight 
 Ink Stazon Black, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango
Accessories Sequins
Tools     Big Shot, Lucky Stars EF, AquaPainter, Sponge Daubers, Rich Razzleberry Marker, Dimensionals, MS Orange Glitter