Tuesday, November 3, 2015

CCMC379 Thankful Forest Friends


Hi everyone!  I just received the cute Thankful Forest Friends set yesterday afternoon and just had to sit down and get it inky.  My craft room is an incredible mess; but I’ll clean up today!  I hadn’t played with the Create with Connie & Mary challenge lately, and they had an interesting sketch:


So here we go:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Thankful Forest Friends All Boxed Up Stampin Up

Most of the time when I make a card, I’ve got an occasion or person in mind, but this one wasn’t for anyone specific, so I used a fun little sentiment from All Boxed Up.  You could send happy thoughts for any number of occasions, right?  I used the Circle Thinlets to cut out my circles, and embossed each one with a different EF, then stamped and cut out my wee little animals:


I used Tip Top Taupe ink and DSP, added some Soft Sky seam binding ribbon and a few well-placed Soft Sky candy dots, then mounted everything on a Soft Sky base.  I didn’t stamp anything on the inside, I’ll do that when I decide for what occasion I’ll be sending it! 

We took down our Halloween decorations yesterday and put up our Thanksgiving ones!  Cassidy is at the age now where she is remembering things from last year, and couldn’t wait to line up my Pilgrims and Indians on top of the piano:




She lined up all my turkeys too, but we’ll save that for another day!  Thanks for popping by!


  1. What a great use of the sketch, LeAnne. The little forest freinds are so cute, and the subtle colors make this card suitable for anyone.

    I really love your pilgrim and indian figurines! It seems that holiday decor jumps right from Halloween to Christmas, and nice Thanksgiving decor is hard to find.

  2. I love what you have done with this set, LeAnne. I thought it was a little too "cute-sy" for me from what I have seen other people do with it, but this I like. Crystal

  3. This is super cute, LeAnne! I love all the texture in each of the circles, really makes cute backgrounds for the critters!

  4. LeAnne - I love this. It's easy and so adorable!! Can't wait to make it... Barb

  5. This is absolutely adorable and a great take on the sketch. Your color choices complement each other wonderfully! Thanks for playing along this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  6. What a cute little furry friends, the bear is my fave!! This is a darling card LeAnne! Somehow I don't think the indians and pilgrims were that orderly haha!!

  7. This is super cute! I have resisted this stamp set, but I don't know how much longer I can hold out with cards like this!! Love the colour combo too. Thanks for joining us over at Create With Connie and Mary this week!

  8. All...love the little critters placed in the circles for the sketch! Too cute! Glad you joined us again...Cassidy is getting SO big! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  9. What a wonderful trio of critters! I love the colors you've chosen to do them up in....so soft and subtle! The polka dots are super too! Thanks for playing along with us at Create with Connie and Mary!

  10. What a great use of the little critters and I love just that little touch of blue! DELIGHTFUL! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  11. This is totally adorable LeAnne! Love.


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