Friday, August 8, 2014

CMCC32 & TSSC326 & Another Recipe


Happy Friday, peeps!  We made it to the weekend!  I must say, this has been a lovely August, weather-wise, here in SE PA!  Just beautiful!  Although tomorrow I am taking a test and will be stuck inside all day long, I have enjoyed the earlier part of the week!

Today I am sharing a quick little baby card; my niece will be having a little girl soon, and rather than do the traditional pink, when I saw the Colour Me…! monochromatic challenge of Pistachio Pudding, I thought that would be sweet to use!  I chose Smoky Slate as my neutral:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Celebrate Baby Zoo Babies Stampin Up

I also used the Technostamper sketch for this week.  I stamped the wee elephant from Zoo Babies in Smoky Slate, her ear in Pistachio Pudding, mounted her on a circle stamped with the retired A to Z, and added the sentiments from Celebrate Baby:


A touch of silver ribbon and some In Colors sequins finished it off.  And here’s the inside:


And here are the challenges for you:

Thanks for visiting today!

Using the plethora of zucchini in my garden, we made a Zucchini Apple Pie the other day.  DON’T LAUGH… tastes exactly like an apple pie.  In fact, Cassidy was helping me put the slices from the food processor into the pan, and she said, “Grammy, are these apples?”!!!  Here are a few pictures of the process:

Making the pie crust:


The zucchini are peeled, sliced and parboiled just until a bit crisp:


Mixed with lemon juice, sugar, flour, cinnamon and cream of tartar, then into the shell it goes:


And the final product, after Grampy ate a few slices:


If you want THIS recipe, let me know. (Be sure to give me your email address!!!)   You can really pull a fast one on your friends---they will swear it’s an apple pie!!!  It’s DELICIOUS!

Wee Project Details
Stamps Zoo Babies, Celebrate Baby, A to Z (ret SU)
Card stock & Papers    Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding, Smoky Slate, In Color DSP Pack
Ink Smoky Slate, Pistachio Pudding
Accessories Silver Ribbon, In Color Sequins
Tools    Big Shot, Circle Thinlits, Scallop Nestabilities


  1. What a sweet baby card LeAnne! love the chevron paper and pretty green! I'd love the recipe for your interesting zucchini pie! juliadotastonatcomcastdotnet How wonderful that Cassidy is learning to cook with you!

  2. Such a cute baby card. I'd love the recipe for z pie! kraftychicatstxdotrrdotcom. Tks for sharing!

  3. First ...... Your card is sooo cute !!!! Love it
    And NOW to that great lookin pie ,
    I'd love to have that recipe LeeAnne , it sure looks yummy
    And Cassady looks so cute helping grandma ,
    Priceless !!!!!
    Hugs frenchie
    Have a wonderful weekend !

  4. What an adorable baby card and I love it in pistachio! And wow a zuchini apple pie? Who would have thought of it?!

  5. sweet!! that pie looks goooood!

  6. LeAnne love that sweet baby card, the ele almost looks flannel! Yum zuchinni apple! I cant get over how grown up Miss C is getting and that you are teaching her to bake!

  7. SUPER cute card, your niece will adore this! Love seeing little Miss Betty Crocker in action, looks like a yummy pie!

  8. okay ~ first....LOVE the card LeAnne ~ and yes...would love to have this recipe!!!! Love seeing Cassidy in the kitchen with you..have a blessed weekend :-) ((hugs))

  9. I really love using these colors for a baby card - and of course I would never have thought of it. Thanks so much for the inspiration. And PLEASE send me the zucchini pie recipe! Thanks in advance - I'm buried in zucchini right now, and turning a bit green from all I've been eating!

  10. Such an adorable baby card; love how you used the green. Great way to get kids (and adults) to eat their veggies.

  11. This is a beautiful card! I love Zoo Babies and this card utilized the stamp set perfectly. I wouldn't have thought to use Smoky Slate as the neutral with Pistachio Pudding but it really works! Adorable! Thanks for joining us this week at Colour Me...!

  12. I LOVE everything about this sweet baby card! The elephant is adorable and I love the letters behind him! OK, Martha Stewart award to you and Cassidy! I would really like to taste that pie! It looks delicious! XX

  13. Your baby card is perfect! Love how you mixed different patterns on the same card. Thanks for joining us at Colour Me....! this week and hope to see you again soon!

  14. Love this cute baby card - looks great in pale green and the Smoky Slate is the perfect compliment. I have the biggest zucchini in my garden just waiting to be picked - I'm thinking the pie recipe could be the perfect reason! Never heard of a zucchini pie, but I'll try anything once and Grampy seems to have enjoyed it!

  15. What an adorable card! Love the clean layout on the front, and the inside made me squeal – so stinkin' cute! ;) Thank you for playing along with us at Colour Me…! this week!

    CMCC Design Team

  16. Cute! I love it, the colors the layout the hearts! Just adorable. And even the inside is wonderfully done. Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge this week so I could see your darling card!

  17. Love the elephant and colors on this card. Great for when the gender is unknown. I would love to have the Zucchini Pie recipe.

  18. I love following your blog LeAnne ... your projects are great inspiration for me ... a fellow demonstrator residing in Iowa. We have a huge abundance of zuchinni this year and I would love to have your pie recipe! My email is Thanks!


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