Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Happy End of 2015!

We are just back from our trip to see family for a few days in Atlanta and a cabin vacay in Pigeon Forge TN.   We had quite warm weather in both states and much relaxing quality time together.

This is me, my son, Cole, my mom, my daughter, Amanda, and my brother at my brother's house on the 20th. 

 This me with my dad.  We meet him for brunch on the next day as we made our way up to Tn.

 Here is Cole and Amanda with their Papa.

We were so surprised to see a decorated tree already lit when we walked in the cabin...made me happy to have a place to put our gifts when I wrapped them.

 Here is my family after we ate way too much food at the Old Mill Restaurant in Pigeon Forge.

 This is one of the days we played mini golf since it was great weather there. (and we won a free game to come back was also a motivator!) 

 Amanda and I at the Applewood Farm Restaurant (yes, where we ate way too much food again)!

 Here is our cabin and my guys!  Three stories with a game room and a hot tub outside(no pics of that)!

Not much planned for ringing in the new year but hope yours is great and very safe!  I will be back soon with new projects/cards...can't wait to play with more new products from the spring catalog and SAB, too!
Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Windy

Thursday, December 24, 2015

PPA281 Happy Christmas Eve!

I am not an intricate stamper but wanted to try the paper piecing with the rose die. 
 I cut out a rose with the new Rose Garden thinlits dies in Blushing Bride card stock
 then I cut again with the Perfectly Artistic DSP 
and pieced the rose together.
  I glued the first rose on the card stock circle
 and then glued each piece of the DSP in the spots to fill in. 
 I stamped the leaves and hand cut them. The DSP is from the SAB catalog 
and the stamp set and dies are from the  new Occasions catalog- both begin Jan. 5th, 2016!  
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas eve and a Merry Christmas tomorrow!
Thanks for stopping by!
Play along with the sketch over at palspaperarts.com


Stamp set: Rose Wonder
Paper: Perfectly Artisitic, Blushing Bride, Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Ink: Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe
Circle framelits dies, Rose Garden thinlits dies, Blushing Bride sequins

Friday, December 18, 2015

FMS217 The Sky Is The Limit!

I designed a very quick card again stamping the plane
 and hand snipping it out...very easy!
  I stamped off with the Basic Gray ink to make it look a little more vintage.
  I stamped the background with this swirl like stamp from
 the new set called Timeless Textures in the 2016 Occasions catalog.  
I have been wanting to use with
 the Sky Is The Limit set because it looked
 like sky writing to me!
  Play along with the sketch challenge
 over at freshlymadesketches.com
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Timeless Textures, Sky Is The Limit (SAB)
Paper: Thick Whisper White for card base, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate
Ink: Basic Gray

I will be traveling up to see some family in Atlanta and on the Tennessee for a Christmas vacation!  I will post if able in the next...but for now Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

PPA280 Happy Birthday Bouquet!

Love this new DSP called Birthday Bouquet! 
 Love the colors and this floral print can do all the work
 for me by being the focal point of the card!
  I added pearls for the full feminine effect!
I used a new set and dies from the Occasions catalog
 which starts January 5th, 2016!
Having fun playing with my pre-order!
Go on over the Palspaperarts.com to play along with the sketch!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Rose Wonder
Paper: Birthday Bouquet DSP, Pool Party, Blushing Bride and Whisper White
Ink: Blushing Bride, Pool Party
Rose Garden Thinlits dies, pearls

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

PPA275 Happy Birthday Rose!

First a Happy Birthday shout out to my friend and fellow Pal, Brian King!  I am sure he is 29 and holding today! 

It takes a little time to hand cut but so worth it! 
 I can't stop playing with this set and the dies!
I stamped the rose in Cherry Cobbler on the same color card stock and did the same
 with the leaves but in Mossy Meadow.  
Hand cut and assembled on a honeycomb embossed 
piece of Very Vanilla.
  I also used a stamp with a matching die for the sentiment.  
Hope you can play along with the color challenge
 over at thepaperplayers.blospot.com
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Rose Wonder
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow
Ink: Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler
Mossy Meadow ribbon (vintage), Honeycomb emboss folder, Rose Garden thinlits dies

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

GDP015 A Plane Happy Birthday!

I love playing with this new SAB set called Sky Is The Limit!  I did hand cut the plane and you know it must be easy if I did!
I used Tip Top Taupe and Basic Black and Whisper White for a masculine but also vintage feel!
Designed this card for my dad's birthday coming up at the beginning of Jan.
Hope you can play along at GDP this week
Have a wonderful Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Sky Is The Limit
Paper: Go Wild DSP stack, Basic Black, Tip Top Taupe, thick Whisper White card stock for base, Whisper White
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Tip Top Taupe

Monday, December 14, 2015

Merry Christmas Treat Bag!

Another fun treat bag I received from my friend
 and fellow Pal, Paula Butler!
Lots of chocolate inside!
Love the stamping on the bag but mostly love
 the punched flower that looks so real!
Do not forget how awesome these canvas bags
 are for stamping and decorating! 
 Valentine's will be here soon. 
Have a lovely Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Christmas Treats!

Fun treats from my friend and fellow Pal, Frenchie  Hum! 
 This is so adorable I do not want to open it 
and yet, I love chocolate! 
 Sweet Hershey nuggets individual wrapped
 makes for a wonderful small gift! Love the jingle bell on top!
Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

More Christmas Tags!

Making some more tags for my own gifts today!  I am using up my Merry Moments DSP stack and I decided to use the Festival of Trees because they are easy and fast to punch!  I have purple and silver tags that I use each year (our tree at home is purple and silver and I just have to match) but this year we are going away and I will wrap gifts at our Christmas cabin.  I bought three rolls of paper that do not match anything and it will be fun for something different.   
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Festival of trees
Paper: Merry Moments paper stack, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Silver glimmer paper
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Tree punch, banner punch, silver cording, star punch, 2 1/2" circle punch, Scallop tag topper punch

Friday, December 11, 2015

FMS216 You Send Me Soaring!

Love having some new goodies to play with!  This set is available in January 
with the start of Sale-a-bration! You can earn this set called Sky Is The Limit
 free with when spend 50.00 in SU! product!  I also used some new DSP called Perfectly Artistic which will be a sale-a-bration item to choose for free in Jan., too!
Great sketch this week at freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com
Go play today and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Sky Is The Limit
Ink: Smoky Slate, Mint Macaron, Archival Basic Black
Paper: Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Perfectly Artistic DSP
Corner Rounder, Scallop Edge Border punch

Thursday, December 10, 2015

PPA279 A Noel Star

I started with the foil star which is a sticker from my
 To You & Yours Shaker card kit  from a few weeks ago. 
 From my star framelits dies, I cut out a Cherry star to layer and went from there
 with the Noel from the Wonderful Wreath thinlits dies to top it off. 
After I layered the paper, I realized I did not stamping
 so added the sentiment from the Holly Jolly Greetings set!
What Fun...come join us at Palspaperart.com for this week's color challenge!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Holly Jolly Greetings
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Gold Foil, Mossy Meadow, Season Of Cheer DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Cherry Cobbler and Mossy Meadow
Star framelits, Wonderful Wreath thinlits dies, banner punch, Fine tip glue pen, To You and Yours Shaker kit (for the gold star sticker)

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

New Sale-a-bration Product Share: What I Love

I am loving my pre order for new spring goodies from SU! 
 This is a set called What I Love that you can earn free in January
 when you spend 50.00 in product for the great Sale-a-bration
 from Jan. 5th thru March 31st, 2016.
I wanted to play with the three-step flowers
 and of course, I went with a purple combo! 
I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday
 and thanks for stopping by!  

Stamp set: What I Love (SAB in Jan.)
Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Old Olive
Banner punch

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

GDP014 The World To Me Birthday!

I designed this card for my husband's birthday this week
 and for the GDP sketch challenge! 
 I love this Going Global suite.
  It will be available to order on January 5th, 2016
 in the new Occasions (spring) catalog.
  I stamped a Happy Birthday inside because
 I love the sentiment I chose here for the front! 
 I colored with a Lost Lagoon marker on the star 
and added a Basic Black candy dot to the center!  

I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday
 and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Going Global
Paper: Going Places DSP Paper Stack, Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Lost Lagoon
Ink: Lost Lagoon marker, Archival Basic Black
Triple Banner, 2" circle, Small Oval and Banner punches, Circle Framelits dies, 
Basic Black candy dot

Monday, December 7, 2015

Candy Cane Box

A cute Real Red box I made when my friend and fellow Pal, Paula Butler, was in town last month.  Forgot the site we saw them, but when open it is a little box attached inside to hold treast or even a small gift.  We loved the Holiday Fancy Foil on the box in Real Red stripes and added an ornament from the Delicate Ornaments thinlits dies cut out in Real Red foil!  
Fun project...have a wonder Monday!

Inside shot:

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Happy Holidays Card Front

This is the finally card front I designed for swaps for the Tampa event a few weeks ago.  I started with the Season of Cheer DSP and added it to a piece of Night Of navy embossed with the Softly Falling emboss folder.  I added some snowflakes and then it just needed some bling so I grabbed a strip of silver glimmer paper!
Have a wonderful Sunday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Flurry of Wishes, Six Sayings
Paper: Whisper White, Season of Cheer, Night of Navy, Silver Glimmer paper
Softly Falling emboss folder, Snow Flurry punch 

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Bags For Tags Class

I used some retired DSP and the gift bag punch board to make these bags for guest to carry their tags from class this past week.  I used a retired snowflake die and the gold foil paper to cut out a background for my Noel stamp. 
Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 4, 2015

FMS Thank You!

A sneak peak of a cute stamp set in the Occasions (spring) catalog from SU!,  
This set is called Apple Of My Eye and I really like the script
. I used the lemon/lime/orange slice which punches
 right out with the 1 3/4" circle punch.
  I hand cut the leaves..very simple!
I received this stamp set along with a few others at
 the Onstage event in Tampa last month! 
 Lucky Lucky!
  Lots of Farmers Market DSP in great fresh colors!
  Enjoy your day...and thanks for stopping by! 

New Occasions catalog starts January 5th, 2016...almost one month away!

Stamp set: Apple Of My Eye
Paper: Farmers Market DSP, Very Vanilla, Blackberry Bliss
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Hello Honey
1 3/4" circle punch, Blackberry Bliss Striped cotton ribbon, Triple Banner punch

Thursday, December 3, 2015

PPA278 Warm Wishes

Since I wanted to use this DSP, I am not using Cucumber Crush but Mossy Meadow instead.  I used the Brick wall folder to stamp a background and then colored the sleigh with the Real red marker. I cut out the skates and hung them.  I cased a little of the card from Linda Heller over at lindastamps.wordpress.com
Hope you have a wonderful day!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Warm Wishes
Ink: Real Red, Crumb Cake, Archival Basic Black
Paper: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Season Of Cheer DSP, Whisper White
1/8" striped Real red ribbon, Linen thread, Brick Wall emboss folder, banner punch

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Tags For Class

These are some tags I designed for examples for my tag class last night.  It was crazy fun as I lay out all my supplies like card stock, designer paper, Ribbon, embellishments, punches, dies, stamp sets, etc.  Guest make as many tags as they want for one fee. 
Hope these inspired you and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

GDP013 Oh, Christmas Treat!

I decided to make a gift card holder when I saw the color challenge.  I have a gift card for a male and thought this was the perfect combo! Very fast and glad I added the texture with the Woodland emboss folder!
Join the color challenge over at Global-design-project.com
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Peaceful Pines
Paper: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White and Holiday Fancy Foil
Ink: Old Olive
Perfect pines thinlits dies, Gold cording, Large Oval punch, Gift Card framelits, Woodland emboss folder