Sunday, June 28, 2015

Paper Players 251


Happy Sunday, peeps!  Wow, this past week was a crazy one!  A big storm,  no power for a couple of days and a trip to visit my college roomies!  Havin’ a good time!  Nance is our hostess this week for the Paper Players with an awesome sketch!  Check it out:

I pulled out some new goodies and went to work:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Paper Players 251 Awesomely Artistic

I love the rustic feel of this woodgrain from the Farmer’s Market DSP and I thought it went nicely with the florals from Awesomely Artistic (which I can tell will be getting a lot of use from me this year!):


I stamped them with Stazon black on watercolor paper and did some loose coloring with Tangelo Twist and Pear Pizzazz, then added a banner with a sentiment from A Dozen Thoughts.  I added the dragonfly and some speckles in Smoky Slate on the background:


The orange banner was a piece of Tangerine Tango in my stash that I had stamped in a gingham pattern but decided not to use, so I resurrected it for this project!  I also had a little heart button floating around on my desk, so I added some linen thread and plopped it on there too!

This is such a great sketch, I hope that you’ll play along with us this week…can’t wait to see what you create!  Check out what the others did as well:

Cassidy accompanied me to the garden with her own shovel that Grampy got her and her snow boots, since she doesn’t have any wellies….we’ll be on the lookout for some of them at yard sales this summer!



I think this must be her pirate face, LOL!  Enjoy your day!

Saturday, June 27, 2015



Happy Saturday, peeps! Hope your weekend is moving along nicely!  Unfortunately, I needed another sympathy card this week, and the Freshly Made Sketches sketch came to the rescue:

Petite Pairs has the nicest sympathy sentiments for inside and outside your card, so I used it with the new Tags & Labels Framelits, the small and large butterfly punches and Pretty Petals DSP:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Sympathy Butterfly Stampin Up

I stamped the larger fern from Awesomely Artistic on the tag, and added some washi to the smaller butterfly.  Its antenna was created with some baker’s twine, and I added a little shimmery sequin just because!


And here’s the simple inside:


Enjoy your day, and be sure to come back tomorrow for our next Paper Players challenge!

A playdoh (and toothpick) birthday cake creation!



Thursday, June 25, 2015

Happy Leon Day


Have you ever heard of Leon Day?  Me either!  Well, Leon is “Noel” spelled backwards, and June 25 signals that Christmas is only six months away!  I decided to join Patience Brewster in celebrating Leon Day and since I tend to focus on hand-stamped cards for Christmas, that’s what I went for!  I perused the PB website (there are so many interesting Christmas ornaments and decorations there….so cute!) and came up with this one called Huck Raccoon as my inspiration!  And here is my card, using the retired Merry Crittermas:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Patience Brewster Inspired Christmas Card Merry Crittermas Stampin Up

I stamped the wee raccoons with Stazon and watercolored them, then added a banner (Endless Thanks and Good Greetings), and oval frame, some red & white baker’s twine and some diecut holly!



Then I stamped this fun sentiment & added a diecut on the inside: 


Both the holly & jolly diecuts are from Lil’Inker, as is the sentiment!  I hope you’ll pop by the Patience Brewster website to get yourself in the holiday mood!  Thanks for stopping by today!

We lost our power this week for 30 hours due to a quick-moving storm on Tuesday….not a fun thing when you rely on a well and the pump to get water.  Blessedly,  the weather was cool and not humid, so we didn’t suffer that way!  We got our power back today and now we’re scrambling to clean up…when you have no water, you can’t clean!  Very thankful for the repair crews!

Cassidy made a tent for her little boy doll using a blanket and her chairs!




Nighty night!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Ten Minute TSOT224


Hi peeps!  Another post for today, let’s just say I needed a really quick card for today’s Try Stampin’ On Tuesday challenge.  Love this sketch by Kaylin!

There’s also a twist, so you can use the inspiration photo in addition to the sketch, or just the sketch or photo!  You choose!  I knew I wanted to use some of the new DSP I got; this stripe is from the English Garden series, and it reminded me of a beach umbrella!  I am not quite ready to let go of Coastal Cabana either, so I stamped a quick flower from Flower Shop, popped it up on a circle of CC DSP, added a CC thank you from the Greetings thinlit and mounted it all on a cardbase of heavyweight white cardstock that I embossed with the Large Polka Dot EF.  I just love how this stuff embosses, too!

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings TSOT 224

Hope you will play along with us this week…you’ve got TWO weeks to participate!  And check out the samples from the other designers at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday as well!

Putting the babies to bed (after swimming lessons!):




The teddy bear belonged to Mommy….

Enjoy your day!

TSOT223 and CAS on Sunday 61


Just a quick  card today….Cassidy started swimming lessons yesterday so my mornings this week and next are full!  Try Stampin’ On Tuesday has two-week challenges now, and last week’s challenge was “rain”!  I know it’s summer now, not spring, but I didn’t have a chance to use this sweet little Ali Edwards set too much during the spring, so I thought I’d put it to use, along with the raindrops from Sprinkles of Life from SU:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Beautiful Blooms

Pretty plain, huh?  Not even a sequin or two!  I did add some glaze to my raindrops, but other than that, it’s a totally one-layer card, so that fits the challenge at CAS on Sunday too!


The flowers are Watermelon Wonder, Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral with Wild Wasabi stems.  Sentiment is Lost Lagoon.  Thanks for stopping by today!

My DH has his own business cleaning carpets and upholstery; sometimes his customers bring their rugs to the shop and he cleans them there.  He asked Cassidy to help him roll up this one:



And once it was rolled up, it made a great place to sit!



Enjoy your day!

Monday, June 22, 2015



Happy Monday, everyone!  I have a quick little card for you today, making use of the wonderful new Pretty Petals DSP and this cool As You See It challenge:


I am continuing my “encouragement” cards and Friendly Wishes is a perfect set for this sketch:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Friendly Wishes

I added a couple of butterflies in Pear Pizzazz, embellished with sequins and a wee bit of baker’s twine:



I had a few sunflower seeds from an old packet, and two of them actually grew!  One is taller than Cassidy right now and has about 10 blossoms coming!



Enjoy your day!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Paper Players 250

Happy Sunday, everyone!  I hope you have some fun Father’s Day plans made!  Claire is our hostess with the mostest today, and she has a cool clean and simple challenge for us this week: 

I just loved the little ice cream cone from Sweet Stuff and was so sad it didn’t make it into the catalog this year, but I kept it because I knew I could use it again, and sure enough, it was perfect for Claire’s challenge:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Paper Players 250 CAS Sweet Stuff All Boxed Up Stampin Up

I stamped it in Stazon on Shimmery White paper and did some watercoloring, then added some sparkle with a Gelly Roll pen:


I stamped him again on some Cherry On Top DSP and popped him up, then added some scallops and banners for the Match the Sketch sketch this week:

I did turn my card sideways as the image and banners fit a little better!  The sentiment on the banner is from All Boxed Up, which I LOVE---so many great uses for those sentiments---and the inside is from Cottage Greetings:


Don’t you just love the font?  And I must tell you, this card features SU's new heavyweight cardstock!  It is so awesome!  Very sturdy and great for card bases.  I just love it!

Now, what will you create for our clean and simple challenge?  Share it with us at the Paper Players blog and be sure to check out what the other designers created as well:
Cassidy dressed herself to go see her Daddy, and she wanted everyone to see her Chick-Fil-A puppets!

Enjoy your day!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

PPA256 Times Three


Happy Saturday, peeps!  I haven’t played with the Pals Paper Arts challenge for a while, and when I saw their sketch, I knew just what a wanted to do!  I loved Linda’s use of the new Greetings Thinlits, and I love ALL the new DSPs, so I went to work!


I am always in need of quick little thank you cards for my customers, so I made some 4.25” square cards to tuck in with their orders.  The first one uses bright papers from the Schoolhouse series; the “thanks” was diecut in Garden Green twice and glued together, then I added stars in Pool Party, Garden Green and Tangerine Tango:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Greetings Thinlits Stampin Up 1

This one uses the same line of papers, different colors; I cut out two “hello” diecuts, one in white and one in Pacific Point, and staggered them for a different look, then added a little flower with a pearl center:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Greetings Thinlits Stampin Up 2

I punched out the centers of the e and the o, just for fun:


Lastly, I went for a subtle neutral look using the papers from Timeless Elegance and Tip Top Taupe, heat embossing a sentiment from All Boxed Up on a vellum banner and mounting on top of some Jute ribbon and adding a punched heart:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Greetings Thinlits Stampin Up 3

I just can’t decide which one is my favorite!  Which one is yours?

Cassidy & family went to a new Greene Turtle restaurant in Bel Air, MD, for dinner and had her picture taken with their mascot!  Check out her boots!


Be sure to come back tomorrow for our next Paper Players challenge, too!  Enjoy your day!