Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Bootiful Rainy Day


Hi everyone! Squeaking in a second card today because this sketch from the Paper Craft Crew is almost up:

Card Sketch

The Kraft Journal this week has a “rain” theme, and The Catered Crop is “think green”…..so I made green Wellies:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Bootiful Spring Wishes Stampin Up

I stamped my boots from Bootiful Occasions in Basic Brown and used a blender pen and Wild Wasabi ink to color them in:


A few faux buttons and a little PTI sentiment banner, and this little card will be on its way to someone with a spring birthday!!  Thanks for poppin’ in!  And since it is just sprinkling outside, this is a perfect card for my day!

Cassidy got out some pots and pans (and a bucket!!) and was making “stew” for her doll and Lambie:



“Be sure to eat it all!”


Enjoy your day!

ColourQ 238


Happy Tuesday, peeps!  How about this fresh, springy inspiration for everyone today:

Almost makes me want to be a hat-wearer!  Are you a hat-wearer?  I guess it’s because of the hairstyle that I have, I’ve never been able to wear hats.  (Except in the winter when I don’t care what my hair looks like!!!)  But they flatten my hair, give me static and I just feel silly when I have one on!  But there are many people who don’t feel self-conscious and look great!  I remember my mom wearing a hat in church, and John’s mother was known as the “hat lady” in her church; she wore a hat and gloves to church, right up until she passed away!

But here’s a hat that I will always love; it’s the straw hat from the retired Garden Pleasures, and I have enjoyed it many times:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings ColourQ238 Garden Pleasures Stampin Up

Just a really simple card; I’ve used the Retrosketches sketch from this week:

did a little watercoloring with my aquapainter and inks, added a ribbon, button and a little krafty rickrack at the bottom, and it was done:


Sentiment is from retired Sweet Little Sentiments.  Hope you have a splendid day….and come play with us at the ColourQ and use these sweet colors Arielle chose for us this week!

Our church participated in a baby bottle campaign; the bottles, filled with change, go to a local pregnancy center.  Cassidy was thrilled to put all that change in the bottle!


Monday, April 21, 2014

Retiring Items and Free Shipping!


Remember, today begins FREE SHIPPING until April 25 (you can use hostess code XZKZRBUY for your order) and today also begins the unveiling of the RETIRED LIST!  You can find all the retiring products, stamp sets as well as accessories on my website; just click on the catalog on the right sidebar.  Go to the “shop now” button and you’ll see them in the list of products.   Remember, accessories are only available while they last…once they’re gone, they’re gone!  Email me any questions!  Happy shopping!

Merry Monday 105

Happy Monday, peeps!  Time for another Merry Monday challenge; today Sue has a beautiful inspiration for us:

I love this “noel” image, and an idea came to mind immediately to use my Lovely Letters set to spell out “noel”, but I have done that a couple times before, so I decided to go in another direction:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Merry Monday 105 Jolly Christmas Stampin

I used my Lil’Inkers “jolly” die along with a CTMH Santa image to make a jolly card!  Each letter has a pearl on it that I colored with a zig gold painty pen, and then I added some additional gold foil embellishments:


I used some Authentique Two Christmases in One papers, stamping my wee Santa in Real Red ink on the same paper I used for my horizontal panel, then mounting him on a olive-hued circle:


You can see that I also did some machine-stitching along the edges for fun!  I used the other portion of the circular diecut to make a panel for the sentiment I stamped inside my card:


The design team has come up with some fabulous creations for this challenge as well, so be sure to fly on over to the Merry Monday blog to check them all out, and play along with us too!

Showing Grampy her loot!


Wee Project Details
Stamps Santa Claus Holiday (Close to My Heart), Jolly & Joyful Sentiments (Lil'Inker)
Card stock & Papers     Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Gold Foil, Two Christmases in One DP (Authentique)
 Ink Old Olive, Real Red
Accessories Zig Gold Painty Pen, Pearls
Tools     Big Shot, Jolly Word & Stitched Circles Dies (Lil'Inker), Scallop Border Punch, Thinlits Circle Die, Sewing Machine

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Paper Players 192–One Last Easter Card

Happy Easter—Happy Resurrection Day to everyone!  I have one last Easter card to share with you for Nance’s Paper Players clean and simple  challenge today!  Here we go:

I was lamenting last week that my washi tape supply (read: hoard) was being neglected, and I think Nance must have been reading my mind!  So I was thrilled to be able to use up a wee bit of it with today’s card:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Paper Players 192 Storybook Friends Happy Easter STampin Up

I used two SU tapes and a renegade from my local craft store, along with the little bunny from Storybook Friends:


When I got this set, I cut all the sentiments away from the images so I could use them separately.  I stamped my bunny in Smoky Slate,  added my little sentiment and banner in Coastal Cabana, and finished it off with an egg from my sweet little (retired) Itty Bitties set, stamped in Strawberry Slush. I love these colors together with Daffodil Delight—so springy!   My sketch is from the Nacho Average Challenge for this week:

Hope you can play along with our washi challenge this week….remember, it’s a CLEAN & SIMPLE challenge!!!  I can’t wait to see what you create.  Here are the links to check out the other Players’ creations as well:
And since it’s Easter, here are a few pix of Cassidy with her Easter eggs:

Dying at mommy’s house:


Lining up and sorting at Grammy’s house:


Hunting for them outside:


Have a blessed day!

Supplies used (included retired SU set, Itty Bitties, and non-SU glitter pen and scalloped circle dies:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Happy Easter!


Happy Resurrection Sunday to everyone!  Let us remember the incredible price our Lord paid for us because He loves us!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

PPA200 and CAS Colours & Sketches 70


Happy Saturday, peeps!  I’ve got a cute little card for you today, using the Pals Paper Arts  200th sketch:


and the colors from CAS Colours & Sketches challenge:

except that I sort of forgot the CAS part!   Well, there aren’t a lot of embellishments on it….maybe they won’t throw it out!  Anyway, the twist for the PPA challenge is to make a monochromatic card, so when I saw the color challenge, it seemed perfect for this cute little row of kitties I have! 

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Four Kitties Stampin Hello

I stamped the image in Smoky Slate and diecut it with a circle die, then stamped it again Slate, Basic Gray and Stazon Black, cutting  them out and layering them on the original:


I added a little tag sentiment with a piece of baker’s twine, and it’s done!  Be sure to stop back tomorrow for the next Paper Players challenge!

Playing with Grampy’s hat….and yes, she has on a skirt AND a pair of pants….don’t ask!