Friday, January 31, 2014

CTD277 & FMS121


Ahh, it’s Friday!  The end of a terrific week, and hopefully the start of a terrific weekend!  I don’t really care much about the Super Bowl but the commercials are fun to watch!

Anyway, I combined a couple of challenges for my card today…the pretty colors from my sweet friends at the Color Throwdown:

and the awesome sketch from my sweet friend Linda at Freshly Made Sketches:
The samples using this sketch were just fabulous….in fact, I was intimidated because I was sure whatever I made wouldn’t be up to snuff!  But I needed some birthday cards for a card order, so I went to work using a retired SU stamp given to me by a dear friend:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Stamping Up Stipple Shells Birthday Card

This went together fairly quickly, even though I cut out all the shells and popped up the conch.  I wish I had put the sentiment in a different spot, but it’s there now…maybe I’ll make another!  The cheesecloth is a retired Cornish Heritage Farms stamp, and I also used Gorgeous Grunge for some water “spray”!


Does this make you wish for warmer temperatures?  It does me!  They’ll be here before we know it and we’ll be complaining about how hot it is!  Enjoy your day!

Cassidy has finally grasped the concept of Candyland….and even won a game yesterday!


Wee Project Details
Stamps Fabulous Phrases, Gorgeous Grunge, Stipple Shells (ret SU), Cheesecloth (ret CHF)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White
 Ink Regal Rose, Baked Brown Sugar, Soft Sky, Soft Suede
Tools     Sponge Daubers, Dimensionals


  1. Gorgeous card, LeAnne! Love the shells lying on top of the cheesecloth! Definitely going into my fav's to case! Love the soft colors, too! Have a great weekend! :)

  2. LOVE this, LeAnne! That cheesecloth stamp looks so real. Sure wish I was at the beach right now. :)

  3. I love this card. This SU set is one of my favorites and I haven't used it in awhile. I will have to get it out now that I have seen your card. Thanks for sharing.

  4. And I thought it was real cheesecloth and wondered how you got the sentiment on it.....duh.....lots of beautiful stamping here! So pretty! We are a long way from Candyland here. Right now the favorite game is Run Like the Wind when Grandma says let's go change your diaper......

  5. Your card is totally up to snuff for this sketch challenge. My mind hit a blank for this challenge. I didn't like all the white space in it, but you showed me that it doesn't have to be all white and empty and boring. Great thinking with this great card!

  6. PERFECT take and the sketch and a beautiful use of the colors LeAnne. Wonderful card today, makes me long for summer!! Can you believe I've never played Candyland?? Our Joey had Chutes and Ladders as a little guy but never Candyland, go figure!!

  7. How lovely! Colors and design just perfect! Gorgeous Grunge really does look like water spray. Congrats to Miss C's Candyland win - so fun watching her grow up. Hugs

  8. Great card! Love the 'water spray' idea.

  9. Gorgeous, LeAnne! I love that cheesecloth "net" with the shells--perfect!

  10. Gorgeous. The cheesecloth stamp really grounds the image, which is what this sketch needs. Yours is definitely my favourite sample.

  11. What a fantastic take on the sketch! Every time I see that cheesecloth stamp I love it a little bit more!

  12. Your cards are ALWAYS up to snuff LeAnne! This card is totally fabulous and I love your seashell theme! I thought the cheesecloth was real - I've never seen it in stamp form before! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  13. Another FABULOUS card!!!!! You amaze me! I thought the cheesecloth was real! I love, love, love everything about your beautiful card! XO
    I play Candy Land with my Addison! Such great memories of playing with my sons, too!

  14. Well, I should say that this is up to snuff! I don't think I've ever seen anything of yours that isn't. That cheesecloth stamp is so amazingly realistic.

  15. Fun it with the seashells...great use of the colors!! Yea for the little one and Candyland!! Thxs for joining us at CTD!!

  16. I have always love that SU set and still have mine! Love the way you paired it with the cheesecloth! So happy to have you playing along with us again!

  17. So pretty LeAnne. Love the cheesecloth background. I think I still have that stamp. That game is so much FUN! :) Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown.

  18. Beautiful combination of the challenges, LeAnne! I LOVE the net and seashells!!! Hey, I love Candy Land too! Thanks so much for joining us at Color Throwdown this week!


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