Monday, February 11, 2019

Valentine's Day Treats For Teachers

Hi friends!  I wanted to let you all know 
that I will be on a long vacation starting today!
I will be traveling to the other side of the world from where 
I live in Florida--all the way to New Zealand!
I will be on a birthday adventure for three weeks so 
I wanted to let you know to come back this way 
after the 5th of March 2019.
I hope you have a wonderful and blessed Valentine's Day
this week and a lovely February!





I decorated these pillow boxes
with some of my All My Love DSP 
and filled them with the Dove chocolate hearts.
I cut the hearts from the Be Mine Stitched dies
and then the roses from the Lovely Flowers dies. 
I added a pearl on one rose and a pink gem on the other. 
I stamped the sentiment from Meant to Be in Lovely Lipstick ink.
I gave these to two teachers friends at Bible study this past 
week where I serve for preprayer before the study. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you have a lovely week!
Windy

Stamp set: Meant To Be
Ink: Lovely Lipstick
Paper: All My Love DSP, Whisper White,
Lovely Lipstick, Flirty Flamingo
Lovely Flowers dies, Be Mine Stitched dies, pearl,
Petal Pink gems, Kraft pillow boxes





Sunday, February 10, 2019

Paper Pumpkin Treats For Valentines Day




Such a cut kit to make Valentine treats!
This was the Paper Pumpkin kit for January 2019.
I put them together (all the pieces shown here
come in the kit) and filled with these 
Dove chocolate hearts which are 
dark and milk chocolate swirls. 
I gave them to my Bible study group and 
leader on Wednesday this past week. 

Hope you have a blessed Sunday!
Thanks for stopping by!
Windy


Saturday, February 9, 2019

FabFri156 Amazing Birthday Abounds!




Yes, more birthday cards for my stash!
I started with the Very Vanilla background and stamped 
images from the Beauty Abounds set in Blushing Bride and 
Grapefruit Grove. I then stamped two butterflies in Lovely Lipstick
ink and cut them with the matching dies. 
I cut the die from Very Vanilla card stock with the Wonderful Floral 
dies and stamped the sentiment from Humming Along 
in Lovely Lipstick ink. 

I layered a piece of Blushing Bride card stock behind
 the background and then on a Lipstick base.
I finished it off with some Artisan pearls in Grapefruit.

Hope you can play along with the color challenge over at 

Thanks for stopping by and 
have a lovely day!
Windy

Stamp sets: Beauty Abounds, Humming Along
Paper: Lovely Lipstick, Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride
Ink: Lovely Lipstick, Blushing Bride and Grapefruit Grove
Wonderful Floral dies, Butterfly Beauty dies, Artisan pearls
in Grapefruit Grove


Friday, February 8, 2019

GDP175 Today Blooms For You




Flowers with trellis is what I thought of when I saw this challenge!
I grabbed my Petal Palette set and matching dies!
I stamped the two floral sets in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
I colored each with my Stampin Blends markers in
Flirty Flamingo and Mint Macaron.
I cut them out with the Petals & More dies along
with the two white detailed dies. 
I layered them one a piece of Flirty Flamingo that has 
been embossed with the Lace embossing folder and place on
a white card base.
I stamped the sentiment in black ink from the 
Perennial Birthday set to finish it off.
Still adding more birthday cards to my stash this week!

Play along with the challenge over at 
Hope you have a wonderful day and 
thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Petal Palette, Perennial Birthday
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin Blends markers- Flirty Flamingo,
Mint Macaron
Paper: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo
Petals & More dies, Lace embossing folder





Thursday, February 7, 2019

Birthday Cheers!


I love black and white together.  I wear a lot 
of black and white clothes and sometimes I pop 
a bright color in like hot pink or red.
I also love black and white gingham print 
which I used here from the Butterfly Botanical DSP.
I added a piece of black card stock which I heat embossed the 
sentiment in white emboss powder from 
Perennial Birthday set. 
I had the butterflies cut from the Butterfly Beauty dies.
I cut a few of them off and used on cards earlier in the week.
I finished it off with some white sequin.
Fast and easy!
Hope you have a beautiful day and 
thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: Perennial Birthday
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White,
Butterfly Botanicals DSP
Butterfly Beauty dies, sequin, heat tool, 
white embossing powder 



Wednesday, February 6, 2019

PP427 Love Is In The Air



Lovely and Lacey!
I cut the piece of Flirty Flamingo card stock
and ran it through the Big Shot with the 
Lace embossing folder then layered it on a white base.
I stamped the floral heart from Meant To Be set 
in Memento Tuxedo Black and I stamped
the sentiment from Forever Lovely set in Flamingo. 
I colored the leaves with Soft Sea Foam and the roses
in Flirty Flamingo with the Stampin Blends. 
I added it to a lacey white heart then some white 
5/8" polka dot tulle ribbon to finish it off.

Sweet and simple card for a love!
Hope you can play along with challenge over at 

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day!
Windy

Stamp set: Meant to Be, Forever Lovely
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Flirty Flamingo
Stampin Blends- Flirty Flamingo, Soft Sea Foam
Paper: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo
Lace embossing folder, Be Mine Stitched dies, 
5/8" polka dot tulle ribbon


Tuesday, February 5, 2019

CTS307 Have A Beautiful Birthday!

CTS307



Last week I cut the large Butterfly Beauty die 
with white card stock and snipped off one butterfly
I used on a card.  Today I have snipped off another 
and sponged it with Pineapple Punch and Highland Heather ink.
I placed it on the white stitched oval from the Wonderful Floral die
and added some rhinestones colored with Highland Heather 
Stampin Blend.  For the background, I stamped the 
sentiment from Painted Glass stamp set in Heather and 
then added the Gingham Gala DSP and ribbon.
I placed them on the Pineapple Punch card stock and the 
Heather base.
Just love the gingham paper!

Hope you have a wonderful day!
Thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: Painted Glass
Paper: Whisper White, Highland Heather,
Pineapple Punch, Gingham Gala DSP
Ink: Pineapple Punch, Highland Heather
sponge dauber, Butterfly Beauty dies, rhinestones,
Wonderful Floral dies, Highland Heather sheer ribbon
  

Monday, February 4, 2019

FMS373 Happy Birthday With Amazing Life




I am trying to do more birthday cards for my stash!
So using the Amazing Life stamp worked out well for this card!
I saw the strips in the sketch and decided to try to 
stamp the sentiment in Bermuda Bay and 
Flirty Flamingo plus the cute detail stamp in Mango Melody.
I stamped the background on white and then layered it on a piece 
of Flirty Flamingo and a Bermuda Bay base. 
I stamped the cake in Memento Tuxedo Black and the 
then colored it with Stampin Blends.
I cut the image out with the Rectangle Stitched dies as well as 
Bermuda Bay one behind. 
I finished it off with the adhesive-backed sequin.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp Set: Amazing Life
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay,
Flirty Flamingo
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Flirty Flamingo,
Bermuda Bay, Mango Melody
Stampin Blends- Mango Melody, Flirty Flamingo, 
Bermuda Bay
Rectangle Stitched dies, sequin






Friday, February 1, 2019

Valentine's Be Mine Hearts


This was another attempt at designing a card for my 
classes this past week. I designed this with the two panel
sketch and layering lovely hearts but decided to go 
back to my first design.
 I stamped the white heart with Lovely Lipstick ink 
with the Meant To Be sentiment and layered with the Flirty Flamingo 
detailed heart plus a large stitched heart in Lovely Lipstick
along with the white stitched outline heart.  All these dies
along with the string of white hearts and the scallop 
stitching were cut from the Be Mine Stitched 
framelits dies.  I added the two panels- one in All
My Love DSP and the other with Flirty Flamingo card stock-
one the white base to finish it off.

I hope you have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: Meant To Be
Ink: Lovely Lipstick
Paper: All My Love DSP, Whisper White,
Flirty Flamingo, Lovely Lipstick
Be Mine Stitched framelits dies



Thursday, January 31, 2019

PP426 Happy Birthday Butterfly!




I needed more birthday cards in my stash
plus I have wanted to die cut the beautiful Butterfly Beauty
dies....so I combined them for this great sketch today over at 
thepaperplayer.blogspot.com 
I cut the dies in white and layered the two images together
to make the butterfly. I was planning to sponge some color but loved
the all white look. I added a Melon Mambo circle under along with the 
white doily.  I laid those on the Garden Impressions DSP background with pink shades
plus more Mambo card stock before placing on the white base.
I stamped the sentiment from Very Vintage host set 
in Mambo ink on the white banner and finished it 
off with the pearls.

Hope you can play along and 
thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: Very Vintage
Ink: Melon Mambo
Paper: Garden Impressions DSP, Whisper White, Melon Mambo
white doily, pearls, Butterfly Beauty thinlits dies,
Layering Circle dies, Triple Banner punch


Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Love The InKing Royalty Blop Hop


I am so excited and blessed to be a guest hopper today with this wonderful group!
I am friends with many InKing Royalty members and I know 
they have some awesome projects in store for you on this love hop!

 Welcome to InKing Royalty's January Blog Hop! This year's Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word - and this month our projects are centered around LOVE. You're certain to see some amazing ideas for Valentine's Day in the hop, but there are other ways to honor love in the lineup, too. What fun! We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you'll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.



As soon as I saw the theme for the hop today, I knew 
I wanted to make the card I had designed in my head
with this lovely sentiment!
Yes, it had to be purple!
I started with the white base and added the wonderful 
Gingham Gala DSP in Highland Heather before layering another white
piece of card stock ran through the big shot with the Tufted embossing folder.
I then stamped the three flowers from the Forever Lovely set in Highland Heather
ink on white along with four leaves and cut them with the matching dies
called Lovely Flowers edgelits dies.
I also cut two of the detailed florals from white card stock and added
my flowers/leaves on them. Underneath, I used the sheer ribbon in Heather.
The sentiment from the same set was stamped on white in Heather ink. 
I finished it up with a few pearls on the flowers!

Hope you have a wonderful day!
Windy

Stamp set: Forever Lovely
Ink: Highland Heather
Paper: Whisper White, Gingham Gala DSP
Sheer ribbon in Highland Heather, pearls,
 Lovely Flowers edgelits dies, Tufted embossing folder

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you'll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Robin Myren at Songbird Designs . There's lots of inspiration to be found in this group - and you don't want to miss it!

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide.


  • Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  • Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  • Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  • Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  • Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  • Windy Ellard at Windy's Wonderful Creations
  • Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  • Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  • Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  • Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  • Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  • Lynn Kolcun at Avery's Owlery
  • Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  • Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie's Crafts
  • Tuesday, January 29, 2019

    FF026 Valentine's Day For Festive Friday

    #festivefridaychallenge, #FF0026, Stampin Up, Valentine's Day, Red


    Yes, there is a little red along with my Valentine's Day card!
    I started with the Soft Sea Foam base and stamped the hearts from 
    Forever Lovely in same color on left side.
    I added some paper from the All My Love DSP and used 
    the Triple Banner punch to make it a banner.
    I cut the heart frame and the string of hearts in Lovely Lipstick.
    I cut the white heart and the Flirty Flamingo from the same dies 
    called Be Mine Stitched dies.
    I stamped the sentiment from Meant to Be in Lipstick
    on my white heart.
    I finished it off with a white twine bow.

    Hope you have a blessed day!
    Thanks for stopping by!

    Head over to Festivefridaychallenge.com to play along this week.

    Stamp sets: Meant To Be, Forever Lovely
    Ink: Lovely Lipstick, Soft Sea Foam
    Paper: All My Love DSP, Soft Sea Foam, 
    Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Lovely Lipstick
    White twine, Triple Banner Punch, Be Mine Stitched dies

    Monday, January 28, 2019

    FMS372 Love You Wonderful Floral




    As soon as I saw this sketch, I knew I would 
    cut and use the detailed leaves dies on the left 
    which I cut in Fresh Fig. I added it to the layers of a white card
    base and I piece of Pear Pizzazz along with the large strip of 
    Floral Romance specialty paper.
    I then cut the stitched die in white and stamped the
    sentiment from Forever Lovely in Fresh Fig ink.
    I then stamped the large flower/leaf bunch image from 
    Wonderful Romance on white card stock 
    in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cut it with the 
    matching die from the Wonderful Floral dies. 
     I colored it with my Stampin Blends markers in the light shades
     of Old Olive and Balckberry Bliss.
    I added the Fresh Fig 1/8" ribbon in a bow the 
    my flowers/leaf bunch. 

    Hope you enjoy your day! 
    Thanks for stopping by!
    Windy

    Stamp set: Forever Lovely, Wonderful Romance
    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Fresh Fig
    Stampin Blends markers- Blackberry Bliss-light and
    Old Olive-light
    Paper: Floral Romance Specialty DSP, Whisper White,
    Fresh Fig, Pear Pizzazz
    Wonderful Floral dies, 1/8" Fresh Fig sheer ribbon



    Saturday, January 26, 2019

    Celebrate Your Day Cupcake!


    Last card for classes this month!
    I am using a free stamp set form the 
    SAB promo going on now when you 
    spend 50.00 in product you can choose this 
    cute cupcake set called Hello Cupcake or choose 
    from several other free products in the SAB brochure.
    I started with the Bermuda Bay base and stamped in the 
    same color the sprinkles on both side of the card stock.
    I then cut a stitched rectangle in Very Vanilla and stamped 
    my cupcake bottom in Soft Suede and the top in 
    Powder Pink ink. My Sprinkles are in Bermuda Bay along 
    with the cute heart topper.
    I cut a strip of Powder Pink card stock 1" by 3" and 
    punched the end with the Triple Banner punch. 
    I stamped the sentiment from the set in Soft Suede ink.
    I finished it off with some sequin.
    Using the banner across for the middle
    I did not have to match up my top and bottom of the 
    cupcake which made it fast and easy.

    Hope you have a blessed weekend!
    Thanks for stopping by!
    Windy

    Stamp set: Hello Cupcake 
    Ink: Soft Suede, Powder Pink, Bermuda Bay
    Paper: Bermuda Bay, Very Vanilla, and Powder Pink
    Stiched Rectangle dies, adhesive backed sequins,
    Triple Banner punch

    Friday, January 25, 2019

    Happy Valentine's Day!


    This is my Valentine's Day card for my classes next week. 
    I made 4 different ones and then came back to
    this first one I made. I wanted to use too many elements from 
    these wonderful dies. I started with a white base and then 
    cut a piece of Lovely Lipstick and used the scallop stitched 
    edgelit die from the Be Mine Stitched thinlits dies.
    I added a layered of white and then some beautiful 
    All My Love DSP for the background.
    I cut the string of heart from Lovely Lipstick card stock
    and added a big stitched Flirty Flamingo 
    heart. I then cut from white and Balmy Blue the 
    scalloped stitched hearts.  I only used the outline in blue
    and stamped on my white heart in Lovely Lipstick ink
    with a sentiment from Meant To Be stamp set.

    Hope you have a beautiful day 
    and thanks for stopping by!
    Windy

    Stamp set: Meant to Be
    Ink: Lovely Lipstick
    Paper: Whisper White, Balmy Blue,
    Lovely Lipstick, Flirty Flamingo and
    All My Love DSP
    Be Mine Stitched thinlits dies



    Thursday, January 24, 2019

    CTS306 Dream



    So excited to be a guest designer over at Casethissketch.blogspot.com
    this week and get to design a card with my friend 
    Brian King's sketch, too!  Lucky me! 
    I love this Let It Ride stamp set and 
    love coloring the horse! I stamped the horse 
    image on Whisper White in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. 
    I used the Stampin Blends in Bronze, 
    Soft Suede, Ivory, Call Me Clover, and Pool Party
    plus I used the color lifter.
    I layered the image on a piece of Soft Suede. 
    For the background, I layered 
    the Call Me Clover DSP in a dot print and a 
    strip of Soft Suede card stock on top of a 
    thick Whisper White base.
    I cut the dream die twice- once in 
    Whisper White card stock and once in Pool Party.
    I layered them together just a bit offset. 

    Hope you can come over and play along this week!
    Thanks for stopping by!
    Windy

    Stamp set: Let It Ride
    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
    Stampin Blends Markers- Bronze, Ivory,
    Soft Suede, Pool Party, Call Me Clover
    Paper: Whisper White, Soft Suede, Pool Party,
    In Colors 2018-2020 DSP in Call Me Clover,
    Chase Your Dreams dies


    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    Thinking Of Wonderful Romance



    I did a little casing of Amy K over at 
    for my third card for card classes next week.
    This could be a birthday, wedding, Valentine's, sympathy,
    etc. card with these soft hues.  I like having a card like this in 
    class where my guest can stamp a variety of sentiments
    to fit what they need.

    I started with the Petal Pink base and layered a piece of
    Whisper White ran through the Big Shot with a new embossing 
    folder called Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions 
    embossing folder.  I love the details in the design.
    I then stamped the large floral image on white in Memento Tuxedo Black 
    and colored it with the Stampin Blends markers 
    in Petal Pink, Soft Sea Foam and light Soft Suede.
     I then cut it  with the matching die and popped it up.
    I stamped the sentiment in same ink and cut it with the oval 
    stitched die in the Wonderful Floral framelits dies.
    Last touch with the make a cut bow with the pretty
    Petal Pink and White variegated ribbon and then a few tiny pearls
    on the flowers.

    Hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for 
    stopping by!
    Windy

    Stamp set: Wonderful Romance
    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
    Stampin Blends- Petal Pink, Soft Suede and Soft Sea Foam
    Paper: Petal Pink, Whisper White
    Lace embossing folder, Wonderful Floral framelits dies,
    Petal Pink and White 5/8" variegated ribbon 


    Tuesday, January 22, 2019

    Hello Beautiful Butterfly!


    This is my second card for card classes next week.
    Love the Butterfly Gala bundle- a great 
    stamp set and a matching punch that cuts both 
    of these butterflies out at once!
    I stamped the butterflies on a piece of white in 
    Memento Tuxedo Black and 
    colored them with my Stampin Blends in
    Highland Heather and Daffodil Delight colors.
    I used the Butterfly Duet punch and then layered the 
    large one on a white stitched circle from Stitched Labels dies.
    I added a Heather circle behind.
    I have a Heather base and then a layer of Daffodil 
    then a piece of white card stock cut with the 
    Stitched Rectangles framelits dies.
    I layered a piece of the free Botanical Butterfly DSP
    at the bottom and stamped the sentiment in 
    Highland Heather. I finished it off with a strip of the free
    sheer ribbon in Heather across.
    Loving the purple and yellow together.
    Free items like the ribbon and DSP are 
    part of the SAB promo going on right now 
    at SU! when you spend 50.00 in product, you
    earn a free product to chose from in the SAB brochure.

    Hope you have a lovely Tuesday and thanks
    for stopping by!
    Windy

    Stamp set: Butterfly Gala
    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Highland Heather
    Stampin Blends- Highland Heather, Daffodil Delight
    Paper: Botanical Butterfly DSP,
    Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather
    Highland Heather sheer ribbon, Stitched Rectangle framelits dies,
    Layering Circles dies, Butterfly Duet punch, 
    Stitched Labels dies



    Monday, January 21, 2019

    Hummingbird's Amazing Birthday


    Love this card...turned out better than I had in my head!
    I like when that happens!
    This is my first card for the new year card classes!
    New set in the Occasions/spring catalog called 
    Humming Along.

    I have a white base and layered some Balmy Blue 
    then a piece of white cut into with the Hummingbird dies.
    I added a strip of Balmy Blue Gingham Gala DSP
    plus free sheer ribbon in Calypso Coral.
    Free You Say?  Why, yes with the 
    SU! SAB promo right now when you spend 50.00
    you receive a free product.  The ribbon comes in 
    5 colors and you get all five rolls 5 yards each.
    I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black 
    on Balmy Blue card stock and cut this label die.
    I stamped the humming bird on white and colored 
    it with Stampin Blends and cut it with the matching die.

    Hope you have a wonderful  Monday and thanks
    for stopping by!
    Windy


    Stamp set: Humming Along
     Paper: Whisper White, Balmy Blue,
    Gingham Gala DSP
    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
    Stampin Blends- Calypso Coral, Balmy Blue, 
    Mossy Meadow, Smoky Slate, Color Lifter
    Hummingbird dies, Calypso Coral sheer ribbon





    Friday, January 18, 2019

    FF0025 Just For You With Stitching

    #FestiveFridayChallenge, #FF0025, Stampin Up, Belly Laugh Day, Stitched card, handmade card


    A little casing out of the SU! annual catalog with the 
    Stitched Label dies plus Meant to Be stamp set.
    I stamped the sentiment in Bermuda Bay on a white oval.
    I layered it on a stitched Melon Mambo oval and then the awesome
    Flirty Flamingo detailed stitched label.
    I added from the same dies the Coastal Cabana stitched circle,
    the small Bay label and hearts in Mambo and Flamingo.
    For the background, I cut a piece of Powder Pink and cut/embossed
    the stitching die from the set twice then layered on the white base.
    Love the look and all the colors flowing together.
    Great challenge over at festivefridaychallenge.com with 
    all the wonderful stitching!

    Hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!
    Windy

    Stamp set: Meant To Be
    Ink: Bermuda Bay
    Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay,
    Flirty Flamingo, Powder Pink, Coastal Cabana,
    Melon Mambo
    Stitched Labels dies, Layering Oval dies,
    Stitched Shapes dies, pearl

    Thursday, January 17, 2019

    GDP172 Gorgeous Grape Day




    I love the free designer paper you can now with SAB promo
    called Botanical Butterflies DSP.
    I used this Highland Heather floral print for the background
    and added the Gorgeous Grape strip with the stitched edging
    from Be Mine Stitched dies.
    I stamped the sentiment from Forever Lovely set in 
    Grape on a white stitched rectangle then popped on my butterflies 
    stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink
     and colored in Heather Stampin' Blends.
    Quick and cute card but perfect layout from Shawn D!

    Head over to global-design-project.com to pay along!
    Thanks for stopping by!
    Windy

    Stamp sets: Forever Lovely, Butterfly Gala
      Paper: Botanical Butterflies DSP, Gorgeous Grape,
    Whisper White
    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Gorgeous Graoe
    Stampin Blends- Highland Heather
    Butterfly Duet punch, Stitched Rectangle dies,
    and Be Mine Stitched dies




    Wednesday, January 16, 2019

    PP424 Good Things




    More butterflies---always a good thing!
    I do not know why the Pool Party ink looks so 
    light for the photo..it looks normal in real life!
    I stamped the butterflies from Butterfly Gala
    in Memento Tuxedo Black on white card stock.
    I also stamped the sentiment from the same set 
    in Black then I used the three colors to add color 
    to my butterflies. I inked up the "bubbles" from the 
    Beauty Abounds set and stamped over the images.
    I layered the White on a piece of Basic Black (my other color)
    and then added some Gingham Gala DSP in Grapefruit Grove
    behind before adding on the white base.
    I finished it off with some sequins.

    Very fresh and clean/simple today!
    Thanks for stopping by!
    Windy

    Head over to play along with the color challenge at

    Stamp sets: Butterfly Gala, Beauty Abounds
    Ink: Grapefruit Grove, Pool Party, 
    Daffodil Delight and Memento Tuxedo Black
    Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Gingham Gala DSP
    Gingham Gala adhesive backed sequins







    Tuesday, January 15, 2019

    FabFri154 Waterfront Thanks



    Love the Waterfront stamp set...perfect for most colors!
    I grabbed it and thought I could make a scene with this color combo!
    I like how it turned out.
    I started with the Highland Heather for the mountains
     and the thanks at the top. 
    I used Tranquil Tide for the dark trees and then Pear Pizzazz
    for the others. I stamped both Mint Macaron and Lemon for the water
    and then more Lemon for the texture. I then thought the thanks was too light 
    and stamped over it with Tranquil Tide and it now looks blurry but cool.
    I layered the Very Vanilla square on a Mint Macaron square and then 
    added it some Lemon Lime Twist sheer ribbon I got free with 
    the SAB promo going on now through March 31st with Stampin' Up!
    When you spend 50.00 or more you can receive this or several 
    other items you can choose from for free.
    The back ground paper is from Tranquil Textures DSP
    layered on a 4" square of Tranquil Tide card stock for the base.

    Hope you can play along over at 

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Windy

    Stamp set: Waterfront
    Ink: Highland Heather, Pear Pizzazz,
    Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide and Mint Macaron
    Paper: Very Vanilla, Mint Macaron, Tranquil Tide, 
    Tranquil Textures DSP
    Layering Square dies, Lemon Lime Twist sheer ribbon






    Monday, January 14, 2019

    CTS304 Amazing Beauty Abounds



    This set was staring at me as I was starting this sketch challenge.
    A new set called Beauty Abounds and yes more butterflies!
    I stamped the long floral stems twice in Memento Tuxedo Black
    and then colored them with my Stampin Blends markers
    in Mint Macaron and Petal Pink.
    I stamped the sentiment on the bottom in Lovely Lipstick
    and mounted the white background on a piece of 
    Lovely Lipstick card stock for the base.
    I then stamped several butterflies in Memento
    on white card stock,  colored them with the
    Stampin Blends in Lovely Lipstick and Petal Pink
    then used the matching die to cut out and pop on 
    my stems!
    Really a clean and simple card.
    Hope you can play along over at casethissketch.blogspot.com 

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Windy


    Stamp set: Beauty Abounds
    Ink: Lovely Lipstick, Memento Tuxedo Black
    Stampin Blends- Petal Pink, Mint Macaron, Lovely Lipstick
    Paper: Lovely Lipstick, Whisper White
    Butterfly Beauty dies


    Friday, January 11, 2019

    Petal Palette Wedding Card




    Last wedding card for the week!
    I might make one wedding card a year so this was a challenge for me!
    I used the lovely Petal Palette set and matching dies for this card.
    I have been hoarding this DSP since last spring and thought it 
    would come in handy sometime. 
    This retired paper is called Bundle of Love specialty DSP
    and has Very Vanilla and gold running through it.
    I layered it on a Very Vanilla base and then added 
    another piece of this paper in blue across the front.
    I stamped the roses in Memento Tuxedo Black 
    on Very Vanilla then cut with matching 
    die after I colored them with the Pool Party and 
    Old Olive stampin blends markers. 
    I cut more leaves and filter with Vanilla and gold foil
    with the matching dies called Petals & More.
    The sentiment is stamped in black on Vanilla it 
    along with the sentiments inside are from a very old retired set 
    called From This Day Forward. I have kept this set for 
    wedding card and sentiments.

    Hope you enjoyed my 4 days of wedding cards
    and come back later for non wedding cards! Haha
    Thanks for stopping by!
    Windy

    Stamp sets: Petal Palette, From This Day Forward-retired
    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pool Party
    Stampin Blends markers- Pool Party, Old Olive
    Paper: Bundle Of Love DSP-retired,
    Very Vanilla, Pool Party, gold foil
    Petals & More dies, Triple Banner Bunch