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!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Happy Tuesday, everyone!  Another fun color palette from Arielle this week, continuing in the Halloween theme!!!

I am squeaking in this card by the skin of my teeth, using the Try Stampin’ on Tuesday sketch:

and using a bunch of “hoarded” supplies in my Halloween stash!!  Here we go:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings ColourQ264 Black Cat

I cannot remember who makes this smiling cat image, sorry!  The green paper is some retired SU Halloween paper that I brayered with Certainly Celery ink;  the Wisteria paper is also retired SU, and the black and orange papers are from MME’s Frightful line.  I added some Tim Holtz Seasonal Idea-ology stickers that I sponged in the challenge colors.  They were also accented with some Halloween brads.


Finally, a little black grosgrain and a warning from that scary cat:


And since Shopping Our Stash has a Halloween challenge this week, and I definitely used some "stash" here, I am entering it there as well!  I had loads of fun creating this, I hope you’ll come along and play with the ColourQ colors too!  Check out the other designers’ samples as well!


Enjoy your day!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Merry Monday 131


Happy Monday, peeps!  I had a whirlwind weekend, on the road here and there and I am beat this morning!  But I did manage to get my Merry Monday card created….only one more week before I say goodbye to my MM teammates, sniff!  Lori’s challenge should get your mojo going:

I have to admit I was a wee bit stumped, but I remembered some Cosmo Cricket papers I had from a long time ago, and a matching stamp set.  The little snowmen are on a field of Blushing Bride…not a typical Christmas card color, so I went to work:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Merry Monday 131 Christmas Cosmo Cricket

I was originally only going to stamp the snowman, but he looked lonely, so I stamped a green penguin (LOL!), gave them a pieced hat & scarf and set them down on a snowy hill!


I added a little “joy” banner stamped in Real Red with some Soft Sky shading, and the final sentiment was from a retired SU set called Jolly Old St Nick! 


Be sure to check out what the design team came up with….lots of fun creations there this week!  Thanks for visiting today!

Just a few fall photos from around my yard:





Sunday, October 19, 2014

Paper Players 218


Happy Sunday, peeps!  Time for another Paper Players challenge; Sandy is our hostess today and she has a clean and simple, gold or silver challenge!

I chose to pair my silver with Cherry Cobbler, I think it is a beautiful combination!  I just got this Blooming Borders set, after hankering it since the catalog came out;  I stamped it in Cherry Cobbler, then colored in some of the berries with a silver Zig Painty pen:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Paper Players 218 Bordering Blooms Stampin Up Christmas

And although it’s a wee bit of a challenge to see, I heat embossed a sentiment from Good Greetings on Brushed Silver cardstock, then punched it out with an oval punch, and accented it with narrow silver ribbon:


For a final touch of silver, I heat embossed a label from Four Frames, punched it out and stamped the Christmas sentiment from Petite Pairs in Encore Silver ink:


I don’t think my photos do this card justice…it’s really pretty IRL!  Metallics are so hard to photograph!  I hope you’ll play along with us this week, and remember, it’s a CAS challenge!  Check out what the other designers did as well:
A little leaf-pile jumping!




Enjoy your day!

Wee Project Details
Stamps Blooming Borders, Petite Pairs, Four Frames, Good Greetings
Card stock & Papers     Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Brushed Silver
 Ink Cherry Cobbler, Versamark, Silver Encore
Accessories Silver Ribbon
Tools     Zig Painty Pen, Oval Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Dimensionals

Friday, October 17, 2014

Kraft Journal 193 All That Glitters


Happy Friday, peeps!  I’ve got a wee Christmas card for you today….this one was quick and easy to make, I just love the final creation:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Christmas Sparkle Stampin Up

Pretty straight-forward; the tree was punched from silver glimmer paper with the new SU tree punch; the embossed circle is Chocolate Chip; the snowflake paper is from the Trim the Tree paper pack and the card base is Crumb Cake.   Sentiment is from Petite Pairs.  Since The Kraft Journal’s challenge today is All That Glitters, I think this fits the bill!  Hope you enjoy it!

Cassidy is reading “The Three Little Pigs” to Grampy:



Have a great day!

Wee Project Details
Stamps Petite Pairs
Card stock & Papers     Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper, Red Glimmer Paper
 Ink Chocolate Chip
Accessories Red Cotton Ribbon
Tools     Big Shot, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Scallop Border Punch, Tree Punch, Project Life Corner Rounder Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Mojo 367 Thanks


Just a quick post today; I used the Mojo Monday sketch for a fun thank you card!  Here’s the sketch:

And here’s my card:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Hello Darling Thank You Stampin UP

Looking at it here, it looks a wee bit busy….but it’s really pretty IRL, LOL!  I used some scraps of Gold Soiree and the Hello Darling stamp set for my upper panel.  The “sequins” were stamped in Gold Encore ink, and although it’s hard to tell here, the big scallops are Brushed Gold cardstock.  I little bit of Crisp Cantaloupe baker’s twine from SAB finished it off!

This poor little baby doll is one of Cassidy’s favorites.  Today she was feeding it – play-doh food!!!

She was quite intent on her task, too! 

Have a blessed day!

Wee Project Details
Stamps Hello Darling, Another Thank You
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Brushed Gold, Garden Green, Gold Soiree DSP
 Ink Crisp Cantaloupe, Garden Green, Gold Encore
Accessories Crisp Cantaloupe Baker's Twine
Tools     Dimensionals, 1" Circle Punch

Wednesday, October 15, 2014



Happy Wednesday, everyone!  Hope your week is going well!   Sadly, sympathy cards are a necessity of life, and I needed one this week.  I pulled out some Flowerpot DSP, which I don’t think I ever used, and the sketch from Mary Jo’s Technostamper challenge this week:
And here we go, using an oldie but goodie, Lovely as a Tree:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Lovely as a Tree Sympathy Stampin Up

In order to make the tree a little more visible, I inked up my stamp first in Versamark, then in Early Espresso ink, stamped on the DSP and then heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I used an aquapainter to quickly fill in the tree’s trunk with EE ink, and sponge daubered the leaves:


My sentiments are from Thoughts & Prayers, and on the inside, I stamped the tree again in Sahara Sand….I really like the soft look it creates:


Thanks for visiting today!

We made a trip last week to the local farm for some pumpkins:


Enjoy your day!

Wee Project Details
Stamps Lovely as a Tree, Thoughts and Prayers
Card stock & Papers     Naturals White, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Flowerpot DSP
 Ink Versamark, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Sahara Sand
Accessories Candy Dots, Burlap Ribbon
Tools     Big Shot, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Circle Card Thinlits Banner Die, Sponge Dauber, Aquapainter