Tuesday, October 6, 2015



Happy Tuesday, peeps!  I am moving in slow motion the past couple of days; allergies again!  I love fall, but the seasonal changes as well as all the damp weather we’ve had do a number on my nose!  We have quite a mushroom crop in our yard, LOL!  I managed to squeak out a pumpkin-y card using the Mojo Monday sketch:

So here we go:


I pulled out some MFT pumpkin stamps, along with a cute little sentiment gifted to me from my friend Martha (I don’t know who made it) and some “ahem” hoarded Halloween DSP from Cosmo Cricket.  There were actually a few pink stars on the paper, so I colored them in with a marker!!  I stamped the pumpkins in Hello Honey, Pumpkin Pie and Tangerine Tango, then shaded them a bit and added the tendrils in Early Espresso.  The sentiment is stamped on Smoky Slate and I added a few stars and dots, then finished it off with some Hello Honey twine and a few sequins from my stash!


Thanks for popping by today!


Sunday, October 4, 2015

Paper Players 265


Hi peeps!  Time for another Paper Players challenge, with Joanne as our hostess!  Here’s a theme just in time for the upcoming spooky day: 

I think the Happy Haunting DSP is the cutest ever, so I pulled some of my favorite patterns out along with my Circle Card thinlet and created this spooky creation:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Paper Players 265 Among The Branches Halloween Stampin UP

I used Among the Branches and Happy Scenes for my images and sentiments on the front, using Cool Cucumber as my accent color.  I made a belly band with the CC Color Me Irresistible paper and added a little banner on top:


On the inside, I added a sentiment from A Little Something:


Fun!  I know you’ll come up with a Halloween creation, be it spooky, scary, funny or cute!  Share it with us at the Paper Players blog and be sure to check out the others’ creations as well:

Dana did this cool braid for Cassidy the other day!  And just as a funny note, we were walking around our neighbor’s little pond the other day, waiting for the bus, and the water was quite green from the recent rain.  Cassidy said, “It’s full of “owchie”…..(algae)!  We had quite a giggle over that!


Enjoy your day!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Spooky Owls


Happy Saturday, peeps!  We are in the throes of some nasty weather, thanks to Hurricane Joachin!  We’ve been hunkering down and trying to stay dry.  Good stamping weather, right?  TLC has a cool digital image available and I thought it would be perfect for a spooky Halloween card!  I printed it on Very Vanilla cardstock and colored it with some Copics:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Digital TLC Owl Halloween

I found some retired SU Halloween DSP that worked well, and added a sentiment, leaves, ribbon & candy dots!  To make the moon, I cut a circle from a piece of scrap paper and merely colored inside with a Copic:


Don’t those eyes look eerie?!  Be sure to come back tomorrow for a new Paper Players challenge too!

A little play-doh action!


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Two Cards…..

…for today, the first of October, because there are so many awesome challenges out in blogland, I can’t get them all done in time!  My first card is for the Paper Craft Crew sketch 164 and the Color Throwdown challenge 362 :
Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch 164

I pulled out an older SU stamp called Harvest Home and did some watercoloring:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Harvest Home Paper Pumpkin Truly Thankful Stampin Up

The background is a piece of Color Me Irresistible embossed paper that I sponged with Chocolate Chip ink to give it a darker color…the embossed portion resists the ink and looks really cool!  The banner was stamped every which-way with the sketchy line stamp from Gorgeous Grunge; the sentiment, leaves & acorn are from September’s Paper Pumpkin..what a great kit!  This is also for the Stamplorations Project 40 challenge; I chose this card as my inspiration!


My next card is a little 3 1/4 x 4” card for a baby shower; it’s for the Kraft Journal’s CAS baby card challenge as well as the CAS On Sunday challenge to use polka dots:

 LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings A Dozen Thoughts Baby Boy

I used Crumb Cake for my card base, embossing it with SU’s Large Dots EF and giving each dot a little highlight with some white craft ink and a sponge dauber.  The “stitched” panel is from Stitched Shapes by Simon Says Stamps, inked up in Lost Lagoon, and the heart and duck are from Sweet & Sassy, Polka Dot Silhouettes.  The duck was stamped in Crushed Curry; the smaller heart was actually a larger image;  I heat-embossed it in white on Mint Macaron, then punched it out with a smaller heart punch:


The sentiment is from A Dozen Thoughts, and I made a custom envelope for the card with some retired Christmas DSP from last year and my Envelope Punch Board!  This card is also for Little Red Wagon’s embossing folder challenge!  Phew!  I think I got them all in!  And here’s a little peek at something I made for the shower as well:


Cassidy is becoming quite the little chef; this child can break an egg on her own and not get any shell in it!  She prefers to mix her cake batter by hand, rather than use the mixer:


but she still does love to lick the bowl:


Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015



Yippee, it’s Wednesday…the week is almost half over!  I am squeaking in a card using the As You See It sketch; I turned it on its side:


After Sunday’s card, I was hankering for some more vintage stuff, and I have TONS of Halloween vintage stamps, so I pulled out this little cat on a broom from Victorian Greetings I got last year and some MME Happy Haunting DSP:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Spooky Cat on a Broom Halloween

Everything was stamped in Basic Black or Smoky Slate on Naturals White and Cajun Craze, and I also used Gorgeous Grunge and retired Rubbernecker and MFT Halloween sets as well.  There’s a bit of ribbon, twine, sponging and sequins…I loaded it up!



And a bit of stamping on the inside:


Thanks for popping by!

Cassidy September 2015

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Try Stampin’ On Tuesday 238


Hi everyone!  It’s Tuesday, and it’s time for another sketch from Try Stampin’ On Tuesday!  So here’s the sketch, and the theme, if you choose to use it, is “Hooray”! 

I think perhaps I could say I used the theme “BOO-ray” on my card!  I used the Howl-o-ween Treat stamp set for my funky Halloween card today, giving Miss Pumpkin a Pear Pizzazz witch hat and some black glimmery accents!  What do you think:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings TSOT238 Howl-o-ween Boo Stampin Up Halloween

The “boo” came from the Happy Scenes set, and I used a circle punch to punch it out, then backed it with a little piece of black glimmer paper as well.  The Boo To You framelits make it easy to cut out the hat as well as the little stars!


And my background is the Happy Haunting DSP!  Fun!  Hope you’ll play along with us.  You can share your creation at the Try Stampin’ On Tuesday blog, or on our Facebook page as well!

Off to have some more fun at Dutch Wonderland!


Monday, September 28, 2015

Another Banner Blessings


Happy Monday, peeps!  I have a quick card to show you today using last week’s Try Stampin’ On Tuesday’s sketch.  Here is the sketch:

I really wanted to make another Halloween/fall card, but I needed some encouragement cards, and since I already had Banner Blessings on my desk (are there really people out there who put their stamps away AS SOON as they are finished with them?  I didn’t think so!), so it seemed perfect.  Here ya go:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Kinda Eclectic Banner Blessings TSOT237 Stampin Up

I also used this animal print DSP from the Go Wild paper stack, which is really outside my comfort zone and seems a little incongruous for this set, but I went with it!  The vertical panel is the Watermelon Wonder Color Me Irresistible DSP, which has these cool shiny polka dots on it.  I stamped my sentiment on vellum, then added a tiny little piece of white cardstock behind the banner so that the verse would show through better.  My circular piece is stamped with the sunburst from Kinda Eclectic:


It’s really a simple card, but definitely not my usual style!  Thanks for visiting today!

Cassidy and “AJ” enjoying lunch on the patio.  You’ll be happy to know that AJ ate all his grapes, too!