Tuesday, December 31, 2013

ColourQ 222


Howdy peeps!  Wow, the last day of 2013!  I, for one, am happy to kick 2013 out the door and see the last of it!  Phew, what a year!  I am ready to get back to my stamping routine because I have missed all my stamping friends!  And what an awesome inspiration Arielle has for us to close it out:

These colors allowed me to use a new set from the upcoming mini catalog, Geometrical, as well as some sets from the current catalog:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Stampin Up ColourQ Geometric

I used the square Mojo Monday sketch 326 for this week too, flipping it on its side:

I made my card 4 1/4” square, and used several sets for my images….I love mixing things up!  The stars are from Simply Stars; the background stamping is from Bright Blossoms and Gorgeous Grunge; and the inside sentiment is from Bring on the Cake.  And here’s the inside:


These are perfect colors for a New Year’s wish, or any celebration….like a birthday, as I did here!  Show us what you can create with these at the ColourQ blog and you might become the Queen!!  Have fun and have a blessed and safe New Year’s Eve!

Here’s my little princess, doing some artwork on the morning after Christmas!


I just LOVE this picture!

Wee Project Details
Stamps Geometrical, Bring on the Cake, Gorgeous Grunge, Simply Stars, Bright Blossoms
Card stock & Papers    Whisper White, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Gold, Vellum
Ink Stazon Black, Smoky Slate, Gold Encore
Accessories Gold Brads, Epic Day This & That Washi Tape
Tools    Star Punch (SU retired), Dimensionals

Friday, December 27, 2013



Hi peeps!  I hope everyone is enjoying their holidays!  I have really, really relaxed lately, but I was itching to get back into my craft room and play with some of the new goodies that will be in the upcoming spring mini.  I just love the colors that are in this Retro Fresh DP:


I used a sentiment from a new set called Love You To the Moon, with its matching Chalk Talk die, and the button and banner are made from Retro Fresh This & That washi tape:


I used the Craft Project Central sketch 30 as well:

and I stuck to it pretty well; the card is 4 1/4” square but I can see this sketch being used for larger ones as well!  And a nice thing about Craft Project Central, they have a mini tutorial for this card and they give you all the measurements!   Here’s the inside, using the arrow stamps from Geometrical and a sentiment from Four You:

This card makes me smile!

I will be sharing a few Christmas pictures soon, but I wanted to share with you Cassidy’s big gift from us; we had it covered with a blanket next to the tree and she walked around the room several times and didn’t even notice it:

She HAD to climb up the back (in her pink cowboy boots) to get on the seat of this cherry red Radio Flyer tricycle:

and finally managed to get on it!  Not much room to ride it in our small house, so as soon as we can, we’ll take it to Grampy’s garage to ride around!


Enjoy your day!

Wee Project Details
Stamps Four You, Love You to the Moon, Geometrical
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Coastal Cabana, Tangerine Tango, Soft Suede, Retro Fresh DP
 Ink Tangerine Tango, Coastal Cabana
Accessories Retro Fresh This & That Washi Tape, Baker's Twine
Tools     Piercing Tool, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, 7/8" Scallop Punch, 1/8" Circle Punch, Chalk Talk Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas to everyone!  May you have a blessed holiday and a healthy, happy New Year!

Monday, December 23, 2013

CCMC282 & TSTR198

Hi peeps!  I managed to sneak into my craft room to make one more Christmas card!  The Merry Monday players are extending their challenge until January 5 (you can see details here), so I thought I would make another “critter” card as well as use the colors from Create with Connie & Mary:
and the theme of My Favorite Things from The Shabby Tea Room, which requires you to use buttons/bells, snowflakes, silver and white!
So here is my creation, using the hostess set Warmth and Wonder:
LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Merry Monday Christmas Stampin
My silver accents are a tag diecut in silver paper from the mini catalog as well as a circular mat diecut from silver glimmer paper, as well as the silver bells (SU retired) and silver tinsel (SU retired).  I glued my shabby bow of Cherry Cobbler seam binding on two felt snowflakes (also SU retired). 
I mounted the whole shebang on a white card layered with prints from Season of Style.  Since this is a bit bulky, it will be hand-delivered to a special someone!

And speaking of reindeer, here is a cute project my dear friend (and fellow babysitter) Athena made with Cassidy:

She spread brown poster paint on her hands & feet to make this jaunty pair!  I LOVE THIS!  And Dana let me have it, so it is displayed on our fridge! 
I don’t know if I’ll have anything else to share before Christmas, so I will wish all of you a blessed holiday…remember that we are celebrating the birth of our dear Saviour, and that He comes before any other celebration we can have….let’s rejoice in the knowledge that He loves us more than we can imagine!

Saturday, December 21, 2013



I had a few minutes to stamp yesterday and saw this wonderful sketch from Amy for Freshly Made Sketches:

I probably could make a hundred cards using all the little scraps I have sitting around!  I made another Christmas card….just can’t get out of the spirit just yet!  So here we go:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings FMS117 Stampin Christmas

The scraps are from Lilybee’s Jingle line; I used some retired pleated SU ribbon, and a sentiment from a retired Cornish Heritage Farms Christmas set in Cherry Cobbler.  Card base is Naturals White.  The flourish is from Everything Eleanor, stamped in Soft Sky.  I added a few tiny little glimmer paper snowflakes to add just a little sparkle! 

The Paper Players are taking a couple weeks off, so I won’t be back until Monday, when I will have a Merry Monday card!  Meanwhile, check out Cassidy and Grampy playing with an old Lotto set that is probably from the 30s or 40s. but they’re using it to build a couple of walls (my little engineers!):





Just excuse the junk on the table, LOL!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

CASology 75 & IB100


I really, really tried to stay out of my craft room today, but I just couldn’t do it!  Cassidy has a little cold, so she is taking a long nap and I could not resist the Inspired By photo for this week:

as well as the CASology  cue card:

I just love this little Lockhart stamp, and it seemed a perfect fit for both challenges:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Casology Get Well Card Stampin

Following the “round” cue of the balls of yarn, I diecut some circles from some Jingle DP by Lilybee Designs and stamped a PTI sentiment.  The image was stamped in Stazon and colored with Mellow Moss and Sahara Sand inks and an aquapainter on Naturals White:


I added a little cross-stitched felt heart for some sweetness!

My sweet friend Sandy always gives Cassidy stickers…here, she and Grampy are checking out a whole sheet of Christmas ones:



Of course, Lambie had to help too (with the help of Grampy!!!):


Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

ColourQ 220


Happy Tuesday, peeps!  Only one week until Christmas eve!  Are you ready?  I plan to do a lot of wrapping today!  Meanwhile, Arielle is still coming up with some incredible color challenges for us!  Here’s the one she chose for today:

I made another note card with these colors, using Tape It, Gorgeous Grunge and Creative Elements:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings ColourQ 220 Tape It

I also used the sketch from Create with Connie & Mary:


I stamped the flower three times on some retired DP, cutting out and popping up layers:


I added a little banner sentiment from Fabulous Phrases and some baker’s twine, and it’s done!  The design team did some incredible things with these colors, and I am sure you can too!  Share them with us at the ColourQ blog so we can all see them!  Have fun!

Cassidy insisted on dressing Lambie in her own pajamas:



She decided the pants were too big, so she chose a shirt instead:


Oh, that kid!

I am going to take a little blogging break until the end of the year….not altogether, but won’t be doing the Paper Players or ColourQ challenges until 2014….just wanting to spend some time with my family, as all of you do too!  Have a blessed remainder of 2013!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Merry Monday 88


Ah, it’s Monday again…another day closer to Christmas and time for another Merry Monday challenge!  I am finding the closer I get, the more simpler my cards!!  Before we get to the challenge, I want to thank all my readers who emailed me information about my missing vintage girl image here.  Several sites had it, so hopefully I won't lose her again!  Here's the latest one from my friend Teri:  The Workshop Window, if anyone else would like to have her!

Now, for the challenge!  Today, Lesley has an “animal” challenge for us:

I had lots of ideas again, but chose to go REALLY simple after I found this  pretty Christmas paper in my “old” stash….I think it’s by Basic Grey…..and I stamped a simple reindeer and sentiment on top:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Merry Monday 88 Christmas Stampin

Lazy, I know!  But that paper is so pretty, I felt like it didn’t need much more except a couple of rhinestones:


I stamped the sentiment on the inside of my So Saffron card, and it was done!


I know there are tons of adorable animal-themed Christmas stamps out there, so I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!  Check out the other cards at Lesley’s blog, Always Playing with Paper!  Have fun!

I had been thinking of an idea to make Cassidy a little winter hat (while I laid in bed and couldn’t sleep!) so I went to work, using some really soft furry material I had used to make her little “lovey” blanket.  Not bad for no pattern and trying to measure a squirmy three-year-old….but she did NOT want me to take her picture, and really doesn’t want to wear it….at least not today!


She actually has it on backwards, but I couldn’t convince her to put it on the right way, LOL!

Wee Project Details
Stamps I Believe (CTMH), Seasonal Sentiments (MFT)
Card stock & Papers     So Saffron, Basic Grey DP
 Ink Island Indigo
Accessories Rhinestones