Wednesday, July 31, 2013



Hey peeps!  It’s Wednesday!  YAY, half-way through the week.  It’s been a struggle this week for me to keep up with everything I have been juggling.  I think I have summer-itis!!  If I don’t post for a day or so, don’t think I am AWOL…..maybe I’ll just take a wee break!  But I do have a card for you today, it uses the Deconstructed Sketch sketch #111, which I love:

Deconstructed Sketch 111

and I used it to make a baby card for new parents at my church:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings DS111 Nature Necessities Itty Bitty Banners Baby Card Stampin Up

I used a retired set, Nursery Necessities, for the elephant, and Itty Bitty Banners for the sentiment.  It’s pretty simple, really, just some layers and embossing and ribbon!  I know that this is a popular color combo currently and I like it too!

We had some trees cut down to make room for our new garage, and Cassidy wanted to shovel the sawdust!


She had sawdust EVERYWHERE!  Thanks for visiting today!

Wee Project Details
Stamps Nursery Necessities, Itty Bitty Banners
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, Prints Neutral DP, Sprinkles & Sunshine DP
 Ink Smoky Slate
Accessories Circle & Scallop Nesties, Stitched Ribbon, Itty Bitty Banners Die, Button Die, Needlepoint Border EF, Fancy Fan EF, White Baker's Twine
Tools     Big Shot

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

ColourQ 200


Happy Tuesday peeps!  Are a lot of you on vacation?  I think my mojo has gone on vacation!  The creativity just isn’t flowing this week!  That’s too bad, too, because Arielle has a wonderful ColourQ palette for me (and you!) this week:

So here’s how my day went yesterday; went to Curves, ran errands, had a birthday lunch with my daughter, went clothes & shoe shopping, discovered I had poison ivy on my hand and face, tripped over the gas hose at the gas station and fell flat on my face (talk about embarrassing!) and then made a card that was missing one of the challenge colors.  Sigh.  So I had to start all over and all I could muster was this:

LeAnne Pugliese CQC200 Summer Silhouettes

It’s okay; it’s fine; it’s just not exciting!!!  But I guess that happens some days.  The florals are from Summer Silhouettes; the sentiment is Four You.  I did add some glitter to the flowers, which made me smile, but you probably can’t see it:


And I love these colors….I really do!  They just didn’t love me back this week!  Hopefully you’ll love them and they’ll love you…show us what you create at the CQC blog!  Can’t wait to see it!


Another boardwalk favorite—the merry-go-round!

Wee Project Details
Stamps Summer Silhouettes, Four You, Gurnsey Gingham, Unity
Card stock & Papers     Marina Mist, Midnight Muse, Whisper White
 Ink Marina Mist, So Saffron, Old Olive
Accessories Doily, Circle Framelits, Stitched Ribbon, DD Glitter
Tools     Big Shot

Monday, July 29, 2013

Merry Monday July–The Last One!


Hi peeps!  Did you have a great weekend?  I had a lovely day yesterday, spent time with friends and family and DH bought me a new BabyLock sewing machine!  Can’t wait to sit down and play with it!  A new toy!

Today is the final Monday in July and that means that the “Anything Goes” challenge for Merry Monday is almost over!  You can check out all the details at Lesley’s blog, Always Playing with Paper.  There are some AMAZING cards featured there!  The one I am showing today is one we made at my last Christmas card stamp camp.  It’s very simple, but I think the images are delightful for Christmas:

Merry Monday LeAnne Pugliese Artistic Outpost Midwinter Christmas

And here is the inside:


Of course, I couldn’t resist adding glitter to the snow…and I just love that little deer:


The diecut “peace” was cut from Brushed Silver cardstock which had been backed with an adhesive sheet;  it made for an easy “stick-down” without having to use messy glue!  That’s especially helpful when using glitter, so it doesn’t get all over somewhere it’s not supposed to!

So I hope you will be able to help us celebrate Anything Goes---share your project and we can’t wait to see what you create!  Another card for the Christmas stash is always good!

I got some really nice birthday cards but haven’t photographed them yet, so I’ll be sharing them soon!  Thanks to everyone who sent me a card or wished me a happy birthday!  I loved them all!!!

My SIL brought her (only) granddaughter over to visit and Cassidy was smitten!  She just wanted to touch her and hold her!


Truthfully, I think Maggie was more smitten with Cassidy’s dolls!!!


Enjoy your day!

Wee Project Details
Stamps Midwinter, Artistic Outpost
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Midnight Muse, Brushed Silver
 Ink Midnight Muse
Accessories Peace Diecut, Papertrey, Dazzling Diamond Glitter, Adhesive Sheets
Tools     Big Shot

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Paper Players 156


Happy Sunday, peeps!  It’s my turn to be the hostess at the Paper Players, and I have a sketch for you:

I had this sketch made up a few weeks ago, but imagine how happy I was when I got my new Holiday Mini goodies and O Holy Night was in that box:

PP155 LeAnne Pugliese  O Holy Night

It works perfectly for the sketch!  I love the “subway art” style this image uses, and for ease, I stamped the image twice, once in Coastal Cabana and again in Bermuda Bay.  I cut out sections and adhered them to the Coastal Cabana panel and then stamped the star section and mounted them all on a Bermuda Bay mat.  It’s hard to see, but the designer paper has some shimmery silver on it…sooooo pretty!  So I stamped the stars in Encore Silver ink on to my Smoky Slate card to complement the silver, and rhinestones add some nice sparkle as well!   Here’s a closeup of the panel itself:


I hope you’ll play with us this week, and you can share your creation over at the Paper Players blog, so we all can gaze at your creativity!  Can’t wait to see what you come up with!  And be sure to check out the other designers creations as well!

Just goofin’ around!



And here are two shares today:










The left one is from my friend Linda; she cased a card I received at Easter from Doris; and the one on the right is from Sandy, since today is my birthday!   Thanks, ladies!  

Wee Project Details
Stamps O Holy Night (Avail Aug 1), Fabulous Phrases, Pennant Parade
Card stock & Papers    Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Winter Frost DP  (Avail Aug 1)
Ink Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Encore Silver
Accessories Rhinestones

Saturday, July 27, 2013

CASe This Sketch 38


Happy Saturday, everyone!  Are you enjoying your weekend so far?  I made a quick card today, using the (CAS)e This Sketch sketch 38:

which gave me a chance to use Tape It, a set I had wanted from the moment I saw it…and I finally got it!

LeAnne Pugliese CASe This Sketch 38 Tape It Delightful Dozen

A sweet family member is having a birthday soon, so this is for her….I stamped the strips in various pastel colors, then heat embossed the sentiment in black and added sequins.  And I used Chalk Talk for the inside:


That Tape It is a fun set to play with!

Here’s another card from my mailbox:


This is from Martha, and it featured a lovely popped-up diecut and cut-out sentiment!  So pretty!

Just having some yogurt on the porch!


Enjoy your day!  Be sure to come back tomorrow for the Paper Players challenge too---I’m the hostess!

Wee Project Details
Stamps Tape It, Delightful Dozen, Chalk Talk
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White
 Ink Pistachio Pudding, Soft Sky, Pool Party, So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Basic Black, Versamark
Accessories Black Detail Embossing Powder, Sequins, Candy Dots
Tools     Heat Tool

Friday, July 26, 2013

PPA165 Silly Halloween


Howdy, peeps!  Thank goodness it’s Friday!  Wow, it was so chilly yesterday here in SE PA, I wore a sweatshirt almost all day!  Can you say “refreshing”?!  Loved it!  It felt like fall, and my new orange and black glitter from the holiday mini was calling my name, so I made a silly Halloween card:

LeAnne Pugliese PPA165 Papaya Collage Halloween

I was really just sort of experimenting with my glitter, having fun with it!  First, let me tell you…don’t let the price of it throw you off; these are fairly good size jars of glitter,  so I think you get a lot for your buck!  You’ll be able to do lots of Halloween glittering with these!  I used an Adhesive Sheet adhered to a circle of Basic Black for my circular background.  I adhered my Smoky Gray embossed piece to it first, then simply sprinkled the black glitter on top!  Easy…the adhesive sheet provides a nice even surface to which the glitter can stick!  Then of course, I HAD to use the orange, so I ran a few lines of Sticky Strip across the panels and sprinkled them with the orange glitter!  Wheeee!  I glittered up the pumpkin and the bird’s hat too!  Don’t look too hard at my sewing.  I just had my machine fixed (I dropped it, remember?) and I am getting used to the new tension.  I’ll have to practice on that!  Here’s a closeup:


I used the Pals Paper Arts sketch from this week, but I flipped the sketch so my bird would be looking inward:
So, it’s not the most elegant card out there, but like I said, I was having fun with that glitter!  And this is the way I store my glitter….in Gerber baby food containers:


I know this isn’t a very good picture, but you get the idea.  The glitter fits in it perfectly, it sits neatly in my drawer and the glitter is all contained inside the container. If you don’t have any babies, just go buy some baby food applesauce and eat it yourself…it’s worth it to have these little containers! I use them ALL THE TIME in my craft room!  Or maybe you know someone who has a baby…that would work, too!
My shared card today is from my friend Linda:


This beauty was embossed on glossy paper, then ink was brayered over it….such a cool technique, and I love the little gem on the sentiment!  Linda has been a faithful reader and has given me ideas on how to keep Cassidy occupied, entertained and growing!  Thanks, Linda!

This is what happens when you leave Grampy alone with Cassidy’s mega blocks:


The robot emerges:


Cassidy thinks it should be a telescope:


The final creation!


Enjoy your day!

Wee Project Details
Stamps Papaya Collage, Delightful Dozen
Card stock & Papers     Cajun Craze, Smoky Slate, Patterns DP
 Ink Stazon Black, Cajun Craze
Accessories Adhesive Sheets, Black & Orange Glitter, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Sticky Strip, Circle Framelits, 
Tools     Big Shot, Sewing Machine

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Washi Wonders


Hello, peeps!  I’ve got a couple of washi-embellished cards today that I made a wee bit ago!  The first one uses a Chalk Talk die; I covered a piece of white cardstock with strips of the tape, then cut it out with the die and decorated it with various embellishments and ribbons:


Here’s a closeup of the tag:


Don’t these colors and prints just make you happy?

The next one is a CASE from Mary Fish, but I added a strip of washi tape before punching out the butterfly, then did some piercing around the opening:


These both feature the new note cards, a nice little size!  The smaller butterfly is embellished with a candy dot:


as well as a pretty little sentiment from A Dozen Thoughts!  Sweet too!

Another sweet card I received from my friend Christy!


I just love all the details on this!

Cassidy was playing around Grampy’s tractor and got a little souvenir; you might be able see the smudge on her nose and her cheek as well, LOL!


Have a blessed day!

Wee Project Details
Stamps Four You, A Dozen Thoughts
Card stock & Papers     White Note Cards, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
 Ink Strawberry Slush
Accessories Chalk Talk Die, Stitched Ribbons, In Color Boutique Details, Gingham Garden Washi, Candy Dots, Rhinestones, White Baker's Twine
Tools     Occasions Piercing Pack, Piercer, Big Shot, Elegant and Bitty Butterfly Punches, Dimensionals, Small Heart Punch