Thursday, May 28, 2015


Happy Thursday, everyone!  I had an order for a bridal shower card, so I put the Freshly Made Sketches sketch for this week to use:
I scanned Pinterest for some ideas since my time was limited, and I fell in love with this card, so I CASEd it, tweaking it just a bit and using the sketch:

I added some pearls, Soft Sky seaming binding and baker’s twine, and a wee bit of a lace flower for the gown’s embellishments:

I used Teeny Tiny Wishes for the sentiment on the front, and a retired set called Heard from the Heart for the inside (along with some Itty Bitties butterflies)!!

Thanks for visiting today!

A few more Dutch Wonderland shots!

Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015



Happy Tuesday, peeps!  Time for another Try Stampin’ On Tuesday challenge!  This week we are back to a sketch…try this one on for size:

I pulled out some of that fun Cherry on Top DSP from the upcoming catalog…there are just so many cute designs in there….and I had the Paper Pumpkin Birthday Bundle stamp set on my desk, so I thought I would use it for a cheerful birthday card:


I stamped the balloons in Cool Cucumber, Watermelon Wonder and Crushed Curry, then embossed each one with a different embossing folder! 


I stamped the sentiment in Watermelon Wonder and the strings in Soft Sky; then I added some Candy Dots to each one of the horizontal panels, and I snuck one on the sentiment as well!  Fun and easy!

I do hope you’ll play along with the sketch this week….stop by and check out what the others on the team did as well!  You might get chosen as one of the top three!

Here are a couple of pix from the Baltimore Zoo that I hadn’t shared yet:



Such fun stuff!  Enjoy your day!

Monday, May 25, 2015

MTS073 Sympathy


Happy Monday, peeps…Happy Memorial Day (again) to all my American friends!  A quick post today as I want to spend time with my family!  I needed a sympathy card, so the Match the Sketch sketch this week worked well:

I had some Moonlight DSP on my desk for another project, so I pulled this pattern in Smoky Slate, stamped my Summer Silhouette images in Blushing Bride and Mint Macaron, then added some lace to my punched tag, some embossed stripes and a wee bit of ribbon.

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Summer Silhouettes Sympathy

Sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes…I hope SU never retires that set!  Thanks for visiting today!

The weekend brought a trip to Lancaster County’s famous Dutch Wonderland for Cassidy!  You’ll be seeing more smiles like this:


But this one cracked me up the most!  Dana’s boyfriend with his beard really does look like an Amish man (but not a boy!)….and check out the demure look on Cassidy’s face!


Enjoy your day!

Happy Memorial Day


Just saying thank you to all our fallen troops over the years….their sacrifice makes it possible for us to continue to live in this great nation!  And here are a few photos of my favorite serviceman, along with a couple of others from our local parade on Saturday:






Enjoy your day, but remember what the true meaning of the day!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Paper Players 246


Happy Sunday, peeps!  Hope you’re having a fabulous weekend, especially since it’s the Memorial Day holiday weekend in the USA!  Today Anne Marie has a sketch challenge for us at the Paper Players!  Here you go:

I was definitely having stamper’s block with my card this week…it was not the sketch; I LOVE the sketch; I just couldn’t make anything work!  Finally, I pegged together something that I liked, using some older Unity stamps:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Paper Players 246

and the color challenge from Colour Me…! shown here:


I used some SAB paper from the recent catalog; stamped my images in Bermuda Bay and colored them with a blender pen and Pear Pizzazz ink:


and then a row of polka dots using a PTI set, stamped in Smoky Slate and again, colored with a blender pen:


I received the fun baker’s twine as a gift and it worked perfectly with the colors too, so I added that behind my image for a fun embellishment!  A couple of stitched borders and a “celebrate” sentiment and my card will get added to my birthday card stash!

Hope you find the sketch inspiring and will play along with us this week too!  Here’s what the other designers created with it:

Taking Lamby for a walk:



Hey, if you let go, the stroller goes by itself!  Wheeeeeee!


Enjoy your day!

Friday, May 22, 2015

FMS187 and CCMC356 Wedding

Happy Friday, peeps!  Yay, the holiday weekend is here!  Tomorrow should be a nice day for the annual Memorial Day parade in which John always participates!  Can’t wait!  Meanwhile, I have a wedding card for you today, using the Freshly Made Sketches sketch:
as well as the colors from Create with Connie & Mary’s challenge this week:
And here we go:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Wedding Remember This MDS Stampin Up

I stamped the big flower from Flower Patch and cut the outer petals off, then used the matching die to cut out a flower from Soft Sky cardstock and embossed it with the Decorative Dots EF.  I heat embossed a sentiment from Remember This on a scrap of vellum in Rich Razzleberry (because I got my colors mixed up) and made it into a little banner.  The Moonlight DSP was perfect for my little panel which was diecut with the Apothecary Accents dies; I used some Neutral glimmer brads and silver glimmer paper as well:


And MDS downloads will be ending soon, I made a couple of purchases yesterday and used this for the inside…again, I used Rich Razzleberry because I have a sieve brain and can’t remember what color I am supposed to use….but it’s still pretty:


And I totally forgot that I wanted to submit this to CASology's Wedding challenge # 147!
Thanks for visiting today!

Cassidy with Daddy and Mom Mom:

She was SO excited that they came, and she brought all her peer tutors over to introduce them to her daddy!  It was so sweet!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

KJ224 & MM


Happy Thursday, everyone!  The week is winding down….hope you’re having a good one.  I haven’t made a Christmas card lately, and I know come December, I’ll be scrambling!  The Merry Monday challenge this week is to create a card with a non-evergreen tree:

I also wanted to participate in the Kraft Journal’s Anything Goes-Vintage challenge, so I pulled out a pretty scene from an Artistic Outpost set called Midwinter and stamped it in Always Artichoke on some really, really old SU DSP:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Artistic Outpost Christmas Vintage

I had some pretty maroon paper that was a gift, and I stamped some of the words from a Stampendous Christmas Background at the bottom:


and to finish it off, I stamped a sentiment from a Cornish Heritage Farm set called The Fir Tree:


I added a Neutral glimmer brad and some burlap twine for a rustic look.  I added some Wink of Stella glimmer to all the snowy areas, but you’ll have to take my word for how pretty it looks, as it is invisible in the photo!  Another card added to my stash!

Cassidy had her “official” pre-school graduation yesterday; her preschool class was in a local high school, and she was taught by Early Childhood Education sophomores, juniors and seniors who are considering being teachers in the future.  It’s a great program, the children get lots of attention and the teacher who is in charge does a great job of mentoring the “peer tutors”, as they are called, as well as the preschoolers themselves!  They shared some artwork, a couple songs and they recited a poem.  I will admit to a couple of tears while watching them!  So I will share a few pix today and the rest of the week too:

Cassidy with her diploma….”Look at the owl, Grammy!”


And with Grampy and Grammy in her classroom:


Enjoy your day!