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!


  1. Beautiful mash potatoes. LOL
    And wonderful cards. I love them.

  2. Oooo, Ms LeeAnn love , love your card , that Sentiment is so BEAUITIFUL , it's all true !!'
    Thank you for sharing that with me , just a reminder , I need today !
    Now to a BEAUITIFUL little face I just saw , yummy , I love mash potato !!!!! The look good , hope grandpa enjoyed , lol '
    Hugs to you both
    Frenchie ,

  3. Two lovelies today, but I must admit I'm partial to the colors and papers on the first! I love that inside sentiment too!
    I've been enjoying Cassidy's photos as she's entertaining herself with snowmen, tea parties and mashed potatoes! She's such a cutie pie and I've loved watching her grow up through your pictures!!

  4. Beautiful sympathy cards and the sentiments are perfect! Love the little sweetie with the mashed potatoes too, what a cute expression! ~Diane

  5. I love the look on Cassidy's face. That's a big pile of mashed potatoes Grampy has to eat;)
    Both of your card gorgeous LeAnne. I love the sentiment on the second card and I love the colours & DPs on the first one.

  6. Pretty cards LeAnne! It's a shame what they were needed for, those are the hard ones to make. The second is my fave, love the colors!

  7. These are both so pretty. I love the scripture stamp so much., all your colors are so nice, too, and I know they'll brighten the day of the recipient. I like an inspirational, uplifting sympathy card! Thanks for playing at HSS!

  8. ha ha Grampy's mashed potatoes....too cute. She looks so big there. I love your cards LeAnne but the first is my favorite also. Have a great day.
    Hugs, Bev

  9. Aw, that stinks! But these cards are really beautiful! Love the mashed!

  10. So sorry you were in need of 3 sympathy cards, but they are beautiful.

  11. 2 beautiful cards Leann for your friends!

  12. So beautiful, LeAnne!! Hugs, Darnell

  13. This is SO awesome, and you followed the sketch beautifully! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your wonderful card in our challenge this week. It's always such a treat, and I thank you for stopping by to share.
    Word Art Wednesday

  14. Mmm...mmm... mashed potatoes! My favorite. We moved to AZ just before 7th grade so they had an orientation for all the new kids, everyone had to go around and find out one fact about the others. The school counselor was there and she came up and asked me my favorite food. I told her mashed potatoes. She said, "Oh, that's not normal, honey, you better say 'pizza.'" That's when I learned that junior high school was a whole other ball game!!!

    Your cards are gorgeous!

  15. You used such beautiful elements for your cards. So pretty! Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards and for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  16. I love the clean lines and your choice of colors. Great use of the sketch and that little pop of stamped flower. Thanks for joining us at HSS!


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