Monday, March 31, 2014

Last Day!

Just a reminder, everyone, that today is the last day for Sale-a-bration!  If you need to stock up on any supplies, today is the day to do it!  Check out everything on my webpage HERE!

Merry Monday 102


Happy Monday, peeps!  How was your weekend?  I am suffering from a wee bit of a cold or allergies…so I had a sniffly weekend to go along with lots of rain!  But I was not deterred from making a Christmas card for this week’s Merry Monday challenge, which is to use or make mistletoe:

I only have a couple of mistletoe stamps, so I went to my stash of vintage Christmas postcard digital images and came up with this one from Crafty Secrets of a little girl whispering in a mistletoe-and-holly-clad Santa’s ear:
LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Merry Monday 102 Vintage Santa Stampin Up

The image was pretty colorful, and I don’t usually use this many colors on a card, but I embraced them, LOL! All the papers are digital, also from CS, and  I did stamp a PTI mistletoe image in Versamark on the green panel and dabbed on some green chalk to give it a subtle look:


I added a SU sentiment from Bells & Boughs, a little twill ribbon and a button.  I used the sketch from Lesley’s Challenge #3

I hope you’ll stop by the Merry Monday blog to see the other wonderful mistletoe creations, and to share yours as well!  Hope to see you there!

I was working on some projects for an upcoming class, and Cassidy wanted to make a card too!  Here she is cutting out some flowers with the Big Shot, and she knows exactly what to do:


Sponging some color:


And the final project:


A pretty spring creation, don’t you think!! Enjoy your day!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Paper Players 189


Happy Sunday, everyone!  Nance is our sweet hostess for the Paper Players today, and she has a fun Tic-Tac-Toe challenge for us all today!  What will you choose?

I chose to challenge myself and use the middle horizontal row, making a card shaped like an Easter egg:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Paper Players 188 Easter Egg Stampin

I hand-drew an egg shape template,  and cut it out on a folded piece of Whisper White cardstock, leaving a fold at the top, then cut another single one from the Daffodil Delight Polka Dot Parade and adhered it on top.  I stamped the three little bunnies from the retired set, Ears to You, in pastel shades and popped them up on a piece of Whisper White.  I stamped a sentiment from Delightful Dozen and added some little pearl-embellished flowers.  


My final embellishment was a big fluffy Soft Sky seam binding bow!

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Paper Players 188 Easter Egg Card Stampin Up Ears to You

I just love these colors together!  And I can’t wait to see what your tic-tac-toe creation will look like….share it with us at the Paper Players, and be sure to check out the awesome samples the other team members made as well:

Cassidy tucking in her baby doll (Grampy’s chair makes a good bed!):



Friday, March 28, 2014

PPA197 & CCMC296


Yay, it’s Friday!  I am happy to have the weekend to look forward to!  Today’s card is for the Pals Paper Arts sketch from the talented Nicole:
PPA197 March 27
as well as the intriguing color combo from Create with Connie & Mary:


One of my downline let me borrow her On Film Framelits, so I paired it with Around the World and  Petite Pairs to make a little friendship card, after seeing Ginger's beautiful card here:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Stampin Up Around the World

I stamped my own DP with the camera images from Around the World, then I added a little “lens” on the diecut camera with the silver foil paper:


I added the sentiment on the inside with another little scallop of the foil, too:

This was an interesting color scheme as well as a fun sketch…hope you like it!

What starts out as an innocent coloring session:


turns into a case of blue hands…on paper as well as skin!


She likes it when I trace around her hands…but now she knows we have to do it with a PENCIL!  And I also see some on the floor…Magic Eraser to the rescue!  Enjoy your day!

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

HSS182 Sympathy


Believe it or not, I needed three sympathy cards yesterday!  I used the Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch for two of them:

I used a piece of Quatrefancy Specialty DP for the main panel; Betsy Blossoms and Petite Pairs for the stamped pieces, and diecuts from Beautiful Wings for my embellishment:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Sympathy Petite Pairs Butterfly Stampin Up

And here’s the inside; I inked the flower in Pool Party, stamped it once on my scrap, then again on the inside, stamping the sentiment in Island Indigo over top:


I like how it ties it all together!

For my second one, I used some MME papers, a retired Cornish Heritage Farm Bible verse and the flowers and swirl from Everything Eleanor:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Everything Eleanor Sympathy Stampin

After stamping the flowers in Primrose Petals, I cut apart some of the petals, sponged everything and popped up the top layer:


My sentiment was stamped in Basic Gray and cut out with an Apothecary Accent die.  I am also submitting this to the Anything Goes Challenge at Word Art Wednesday!   Thanks for visiting today!

More play-doh fun!  I think this was a plate of “mashed potatoes” for Grampy!

Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


Happy Tuesday, peeps!  Arielle has a sweet inspiration photo for us today at the ColourQ:

I wish I had hair long enough to use this comb…isn’t it pretty?  I settled for some popsicles!  Purple Onion is having a birthday challenge, and the only stamps I have from them, besides Christmas, are little seasonal ones.  So I picked out an image that I thought would look good in these colors, which sort of remind me of ice cream, and came up with this little notecard:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings ColourQ234 Purple Onion Stampin Birthday

I stamped the base of my card with the retired Distressed Dots background stamp in Smoky Slate (instead of Going Gray!) and stamped my popsicles in the same shade, coloring each one with a blender pen and ink:


I wish you could see how cute these are IRL!  The photo doesn’t do it justice!  I added “celebrate” along the bottom of my panel, some speckles with Apricot Appeal and lavished it up with some Dazzling Diamonds glitter!  I mounted it on a diecut tag from MFT, added a MFT diecut button and some scallops from the SU Scallop Border punch.  Finally, some silver ribbon to finish it off!  And the inside, just a simple birthday greeting:


Makes me long for summer…heck, I wish spring would just get here!!  But hey!  I saw  BLUEBIRD out my window yesterday, so I know it is really on its way!!!  Yahoo!!!  So what will you create with these luscious colors?  Share your creation with us at the ColourQ challenge too!

We have a serious tea party going on here!!!


Wee Project Details
Stamps Distressed Dots BG(Ret SU), Banners ( Lil' Inker) , Seasonal Sayings (Purple Onion)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White Notecard, Apricot Appeal, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana
 Ink  Apricot Appeal, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate
Accessories Silver Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Tools     Big Shot, Scallop Border Punch, Die-namics Blueprint 6 Die (My Favorite Things), Dimensionals, Blender Pen