Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

It was a crazy day yesterday and the one last Halloween project I wanted to do didn’t get done, so I’ll just share some photos and wish you a Happy Halloween that way!

We made a jack-o-lantern a couple days ago:


She wasn’t too sure about those seeds, though….so Grammy did all the yucky work!



Yesterday, we painted a pumpkin….much more to her liking!



Have a wonderful day, everyone!


Thursday, October 30, 2014

FMS160 x Two


I have two very clean, simple and quick cards today, both using the Freshly Made Sketches sketch from this week:

I had this leaf image from Lovely as a Tree stamped, colored and sitting on my desk, discarded from another project, so I put it to use on this fall-themed card:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Lovely as a Tree Gratitude Stampin Up

I used some scraps of DSP for the background; the sentiment is from Project Life Holiday Cheer, and the circle was stamped with the striped banner from Amazing Birthday, once going in one direction, and then stamped again going in the other direction, to make a gingham look.  I then punched it out with a 1” circle punch.

My next card is more whimsical; I used an Avery Elle stamp set called Thankful, and I am thankful, because I won it from my sweet friend Lisa

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Acorn Thankful 2

My card base is Pumpkin Pie; I stamped the acorn in Early Espresso (although it looks green here!) on a piece of gingham paper from Simple Stories’ Harvest Lane DSP and fussy-cut it out.  The other papers are from the same line.  I turned the sketch on its side so that the little bird would be facing the right way!!  The sentiment is from Good Greetings.  Thanks for visiting!

I tried hard to get a good photo of Cassidy’s cute outfit, but she was like the Energizer bunny yesterday….you’ll have to take my word for how cute this little skirt was!!


Wednesday, October 29, 2014



Happy Wednesday, peeps!  I am squeaking in one more Halloween card this week, using an interesting challenge from As You See It:


Hmmmm….not sure if I have ever used a triangle on a card…..well, I guess I have but not one quite like this:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Halloween Cat

I am still on the fence (or maybe I should say “I’m on the broom”) about this card!!  I just got this cute little vintage cat stamp, and I just am not sure if he’s really that impressive in white ink on black cardstock!  But I wanted to get this in the mail, so onward I went, adding some panels from MME’s Frightful DSP line; a sentiment from Rubbernecker (retired); some glimmer paper and silver ribbon, and some black and orange sequins!  Maybe next year I can use this little guy again in a different color, LOL!!!  Thanks for visiting today!

Bubble wrap makes for great entertainment!


Wee Project Details
Stamps Halloween (Rubbernecker ret.), Broomstick Kitty (Victorian Greetings)
Card stock & Papers     Naturals Ivory, Basic Black, Silver Glimmer, Frightful DSP (My Mind's Eye)
 Ink Memento Black, Craft White
Accessories Sequins, Silver Ribbon
Tools     Star Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Nestie Scallop Circle, Big Shot

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

ColourQ 265


Happy Tuesday, peeps!  As many of you might already know, I’ve decided to step down from the ColourQ!  It has been a FUN ride with Arielle and all the other designers!  I am grateful and honored that she asked me to part of her team!  I checked back and my first post was on March 30, 2010, and here is the card I made:


So now, fast forward to 2014, and here is the challenge we’ve got today:

and here is my card:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings ColourQ265 Spooky Bingo Bits Halloween Stampin Up

This is one of my favorite layouts, and I’ve used the retired Spooky Bingo Bits for my images, along with some new sets for the backgrounds!  I added a little doodad—glitter, sparkle, twine or sequin—to each one, then a trio of banners at the bottom:


And a fun sentiment on the inside:


I hope you’ll play along with us this week and squeeze in another few Halloween cards using these colors---or maybe you can come up with another theme!  Can’t wait to see what you create!

Speaking of scary things, I stepped away from Cassidy for just a few minutes while she was painting and came back to this:


If any of you with children have never read “A Bad Case of Stripes”, you should read it!  Cassidy told me she was Camilla Cream, the character in the book!  Needless to say, a bath was next on the agenda!  Enjoy your day!

Wee Project Details
Stamps Gorgeous Grunge, Chalk Lines, Festival of Trees, Good Greetings, Spooky Bingo Bits (ret), Just For You (My Creative Time)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Lovely Lilac, Lucky Limeade
 Ink  Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Lovely Lilac, Lucky Limeade
Accessories Sequins, Baker's Twine, Glitter
Tools     Big Shot, W+9 Pinked Square Dies, 1" Circle Punch, Nestie Banner Punch, Dimensionals

Monday, October 27, 2014

Merry Monday 132


Happy Monday, peeps!  I made a difficult decision a few weeks ago to step down from two of my design team commitments…Merry Monday as well as the ColourQ.  So  this week will be my last week participating as a designer for both of those teams!  Lesley has been a great friend to me, from way, way back, asking me to participate on the Paper Players and then the Merry Monday…..and although I won’t be on the team, you can be sure I’ll still be playing along! 

You may recognize this card, because I posted it on my birthday – but all the other team members posted a birthday card for me!  Just another way that proves Lesley is the sweetest thing!!!  And how ironic that Lesley chose to have this challenge on my last week!  If I had really been on the ball, I would have made another card, but I love this one so much, I am going to show it again:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Merry Monday 119 Winter Post Embossed Snowflake Vintage Christmas Card

I embossed a piece of Crumb Cake with a Darice EF called Snowflake Swirl , then sponged it with white craft ink and added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  I stamped the skaters on vellum in Chocolate Chip ink, then added an Apothecary Accents frame, stamped with snowflakes. 


My final addition was a little bit of Crochet Trim lace, with some tags stamped with Christmas words:

Now, this time, for real, you’ll be able to see the beauties that the design team came up with at the Merry Monday blog!  And a big thank you to Lesley, the design team, and all my faithful readers and commenters!!!  And if you want to see all the details on the card, you can read the original post here.

I spent the weekend at my Paper Players teammate Sandy’s home!  What a lovely hostess she was!  Here she is with Justin Krieger, in her fabulously-organized craft room:


and here we are with Justin and his friend Mark,after having lunch:

Justin, Sandy, Mark and LeAnne

and my new little friend, Oliver:


He was quite enamored with my knitting yarn!

And just in case you were missing Cassidy:


Enjoy your day!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Paper Players 219

Happy Sunday, peeps!  Nance has an awesome sketch for you today, I am definitely saving this one for future use!  What do you think?

Lots and lots of possibilities here!  I chose to go a bit rustic, using papers from Flashback and images from Truly Grateful:

I stamped the woodgrain in Baked Brown Sugar, and the wheat in Cajun Craze.  My little side panel was stamped with the Dictionary background stamp, also in Cajun Craze, and I did lots of sponging on everything!!  The sentiment is from October's My Paper Pumpkin...a great, versatile Thanksgiving stamp!  Finally, I stamped and sponged on one of the little Autumn Wooden Elements....actually there are two of them, nestled together!  It makes a perfect little fall accent!

I am at my Paper Players friend Sandy's house today, so this is a short & sweet post....but we will be meeting up with another "famous" stamper later on today, so stay tuned to future posts for more on that!  Hopefully there will be some photo ops!  I hope you all have a lovely week!

Friday, October 24, 2014

CCCMC326 and PPA225


Happy Friday, peeps!  A quick card today, as I will be traveling tonight to meet my good friend and fellow Paper Player Sandy!  Woohoo!  Can’t wait!  Meanwhile, I crafted a quick card using the Create with Connie & Mary colors:


and the Pals Paper Arts sketch


to made another Christmas card for my collection!  Here we go:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Festival of Trees Holiday Cheer Christmas Stampin UP

I used some Flowerpot and Backgrounds DSP, then heat-embossed an image from Festival of Trees in silver embossing powder using Silver encore ink, then punching it out:


The sentiment was created the same way, using the Project Life Holiday Cheer set.  I topped off my tree with a little blue bird:


I really like these colors together!  Thanks for visiting!  I’ll see you Sunday with a new Paper Players challenge!  Have a great weekend!

Showing off her new Anna & Elsa “Frozen” hat & gloves!


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Kraft Journal MIM194

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Vintage Halloween Postcard Treat Box 5-001
Happy Wednesday, everyone!  Yay, the middle of the week…downhill from here!  The Kraft Journal has a fun color challenge this week: 

and that vintage image inspired me to print out a vintage Halloween postcard and use it to adorn a box I created with the Gift Box Punch Board:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Vintage Halloween Postcard Treat Box 6

I used some of SU’s new Under the Tree Specialty DSP, which is heavier than regular DSP and makes great boxes!  Here are the front and back views:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Vintage Halloween Postcard Treat Box 1
LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Vintage Halloween Postcard Treat Box 2
LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Vintage Halloween Postcard Treat Box 3

and the top is a rosette, not attached, so the box can be opened, but adorned with some glittery bats and tied up with black organdy ribbon:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Vintage Halloween Postcard Treat Box 4
LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Vintage Halloween Postcard Treat Box 5

I had a ton of fun making this too….I really wanted to add some more Halloweeny images, but I kept it pretty simple!  And I am sorry, I don’t know from where this postcard came, it was just one of the plethora I have saved on my computer!!!  And Try Stampin' On Tuesday has a "Spooks & Other Scary Things" non-card challenge, so I am entering my treat box in that as well!   Take care, and have a great day!  I didn't do a recipe for this project, so if you have any questions, send me an email!!!

Cassidy getting into making cupcakes….again!  This girl loves to bake (and eat) cupcakes!


I keep a little piece of non-skid rubber under the bowl so it doesn’t slide out from under the mixer!!!


Yum…enjoy your day!