Saturday, April 19, 2014

PPA200 and CAS Colours & Sketches 70


Happy Saturday, peeps!  I’ve got a cute little card for you today, using the Pals Paper Arts  200th sketch:


and the colors from CAS Colours & Sketches challenge:

except that I sort of forgot the CAS part!   Well, there aren’t a lot of embellishments on it….maybe they won’t throw it out!  Anyway, the twist for the PPA challenge is to make a monochromatic card, so when I saw the color challenge, it seemed perfect for this cute little row of kitties I have! 

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Four Kitties Stampin Hello

I stamped the image in Smoky Slate and diecut it with a circle die, then stamped it again Slate, Basic Gray and Stazon Black, cutting  them out and layering them on the original:


I added a little tag sentiment with a piece of baker’s twine, and it’s done!  Be sure to stop back tomorrow for the next Paper Players challenge!

Playing with Grampy’s hat….and yes, she has on a skirt AND a pair of pants….don’t ask!


Friday, April 18, 2014

Free Shipping from Stampin' Up!


Hey peeps!  Just got word from Stampin' Up! that they will be offering FREE SHIPPING (except on expedited orders) from April 21 through April 25!  WOWZA!  What an offer, especially since the RETIRED LIST will be unveiled on April 21 as well!  Feel free to shop by clicking on the "catalog" in the right sidebar and you can use the Hostess Code XZKZRBUY until April 25.  Orders come right to your home!!!  What could be better?  Shop in your jammies!  Email me if you have questions!

FMS132, CC8, and HSS183


Hey peeps!  A super quick card for you today, for three challenges:

Freshly Made Sketches, the Card Concept, and Hand Stamped Sentiments:


I popped into my local craft store and scored some cute stamps yesterday, and this umbrella and sentiment were in a baby set!  I thought it would be perfect for the Card Concept challenge; my style for this one is clean and simple!

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Little Ray of Sunshine Stampin

I love the mix of vintage and whimsical…and since I didn’t have any Crushed Curry designer paper, I substituted Daffodil Delight!  Everyone needs some sunshine, right?!





Thursday, April 17, 2014

TKJ167 & CMCC16


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.


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


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:


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


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!


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


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

From Penny:


From Sally:


And from Martha:


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!!! 



I promise, these are the last ones, LOL!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


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:


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:


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


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:


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!!!):



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


Stay tuned for more later!