Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Try Stampin’ On Tuesday #240


Happy Tuesday, all!  It’s time for another lovely sketch from the Try Stampin’ On Tuesday crew!  You know how I love things in threes, so this made me happy:

And the optional theme is “autumn”!  So nice!  I pulled out my new-to-me Vintage Leaves stamp set and Leaflets framelits for my card today:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings TSOT240 Vintage Leaves Stampin Up

It’s always fun to use your supplies in unexpected ways, I think!  The card base for my card is Tip Top Taupe, and I used some papers from Sweet Lil’ Things for my mat….not an autumnal pack, but I think these colors work nicely, don’t you?  I stamped my leaves  in Delightful Dijon, Cajun Craze and Tangerine Tango and diecut them.  Then, using an acrylic block, I stamped blocks of color in Hello Honey, Calypso Coral and Pumpkin Pie on squares of Very Vanilla, then mounted my leaves on top.  I added some Soft Sky candy dots to go with the little specks in my DSP!  The vertical panels are pieces of white Jute ribbon; the center piece is full size, the outer panels were created by cutting one piece in half!  I love the soft subtle look!  And on the inside, I stamped the leaf in Tip Top Taupe, stamping off once on a tissue, then adding the sentiment from Endless Thanks:


I hope you’ll play along with us this week and use our fun sketch!  Be sure to hop on over to the Try Stampin’ on Tuesday blog to see the others’ autumn creations, or check out on page on Facebook!

More pumpkin patch fun!  This time, the corn maze with Dominic:




Off they go!  Enjoy your day!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Home for Christmas


Hi, all!  Hope you had a great weekend…and a belated happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends…I always forget when it is, I need to mark it on my calendar!  My card today features no challenge, just something I came up with using a scrap of the CUTEST Christmas DSP ever, Home for Christmas!  I had a workshop on Saturday and created this to highlight dry embossing as well as the DSP and the fun set, Among the Branches:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Among the Branches Santa Stampin Up

I just punched out this cute little guy with a circle punch, then added a scallop of red glimmer paper (cut from a scrap) behind him; added the Pool Party panel embossed with Lucky Stars EF:


and the simple sentiment, stamped in Real Red and embellished with some glimmer stars:


Simple, but I just love these colors together!  Have a great day!

Some pumpkin patch fun this weekend:




Sunday, October 11, 2015

Paper Players 266 Very Merry Christmas


Happy Sunday, all!  It’s Jaydee’s turn to hostess the Paper Players this week and she has a fun color challenge for us:

At first, I panicked, because I just had NO IDEA what to do with these colors!  Then I saw the CAS(e) This Sketch for this week:

and my brain kicked into gear!  My DT teammate Laurie is the QUEEN of dies, and she “enabled” me to get these cute Impression Obsession dies (DIE220-Q) a while ago:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Paper Players 266 Christmas Cutouts

I simply diecut them in the corresponding colors and adhered them down (that was the hardest part!!)!  The sentiment diecut is from Simon Says Stamp (Deco Tree), along with a stamped sentiment from SU’s Endless Wishes:


Everything was adhered to a Lil’Inker Stitched Rectangle and popped up on a white card base!  We cannot wait to see what you do with these cheerful colors!  Share your project with us at the Paper Players and meanwhile, check out what the other designers created:

Rock star! 


Thanks for visiting today!

Saturday, October 10, 2015



Hi peeps!  Just a quick post today; I felt I needed to veer away from the fall/Halloween stamping for a wee bit; I saw this piece of DSP sticking out from my folder and thought how perfect it would be for the Match The Sketch challenge this week!  Here’s my card:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Cottage Greetings Thank You Stampin Up

And here’s the sketch:

Pretty straightforward—the DSPs are from English Garden and Bohemian; sentiment is from Cottage Greetings, stamped in Early Espresso; and the flowers were created by adhering some Adhesive Sheet (retired) on the back of SU’s burlap ribbon, then die-cutting three flowers from the Flower Fair framelits.  The Adhesive Sheet gives the burlap some structure as well as adhesive and allows them to be stuck down easily!  I finished off with some Candy Dots and linen thread! 


Be sure to come back tomorrow for our latest Paper Players challenge!  You won’t want to miss it!  And here’s what happens when a 5-year-old plays with her little knitted bunny and your ceramic pumpkin:



Reminds me of something ala Beatrix Potter!  Enjoy your day!

Friday, October 9, 2015

KJ244 Spooky Witch


Happy Friday, peeps!  Thank GOODNESS the weekend is upon us!  I snagged this cool digital image from the Graphics Fairy, and I just had to put it to use on a Halloween card for the Kraft Journal’s Halloween or Harvest Festival challenge:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Spooky Vintage Witch Halloween Stampin

It’s hard to tell, but I used Crumb Cake as a base for my card, and added some grungy polka-dot paper for a mat.  The image was printed on Crumb Cake as well, then sponged with black ink and the moon was colored with Copics.  I finally cut into my hoarded Tim Holtz holiday papers, choosing a little “Halloween Greetings” image:


The panel with the verse was more of an orange-pink color, so I colored it with a yellow Copic too…..it helped bring the color closer to my moon!  Finally, I added a shabby seam binding bow and some black glimmer paper stars:


And for the inside, an oldie but goodie sentiment and a few well-placed bats!


Thanks for flying by today!

The little mama, soothing AJ! 


Thursday, October 8, 2015

FMS207 Thank You


Happy Thursday, everyone!  The beautiful fall weather prompted me to make this card for the Freshly Made Sketches sketch:

I already had some of this whimsical Into the Woods DSP, so I cut some panels to fit the sketch, then created a pumpkin as my focal point. 

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Embossed Pumpkin Stampin Up And Many More

Using the extra-large oval punch, I punched out three ovals from Pumpkin Pie, then ran them through the Arrows embossing folder.  I sponged the edges and layered them to make my pumpkin!  I used the “give thanks” sentiment from And Many More, isolating the “thanks” with my Early Espresso marker to make my little tag:


As a little extra embellishment, I cut out an acorn from my scrap and popped it up atop the pumpkin!  Thanks for the visit today!

Cassidy helped me  with some more decorating, including a vintage Halloween noisemaker…she LOVED making noise with it!



Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015



Hi everyone!  Halfway through the week, yippee!  I love the Try Stampin’ on Tuesday sketch this week…it has THREES!  Yay, threes are so fun!

My card is a wee bit smaller than a regular A2 card, it measures 3.75 x 5 inches because I had a piece of this fun ghosty paper already cut and that’s the size card that fit it best, LOL!  I pulled out an old Favorite, Spooky Bingo Bits and went to work:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings TSOT239 Spooky Bingo Bits Halloween Stampin Up

The images are stamped in Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black and Smoky Slate, with a little accenting on the ghost with a blender pen!  I punched them out with a 1” square punch, then matted them with punchouts from my Postage Stamp punch.  I also punched a 1 1/4” circle and popped up the sentiment from the inside, cutting out a little ghost from the scrap piece:


and added a sentiment from And Many More on the inside!  Fun!


The team at TSOT would love to have you play along, either on their blog or on the Facebook page!  Hope to see you there!

Cassidy really enjoyed helping me decorate for Halloween!  Here she is putting the candy corn stake in the ground!  And she picked a couple more pumpkins for the porch!  Enjoy your day!