Sunday, January 3, 2016

Celebrating 2016....PP276, PPA281

It feels good to get back into the craft room after a blogging break due to holiday happenings and a trip to Florida!  And I do have some crafty news to report.  I am honored that the talented ladies on The Paper Players asked me to join them as a guest designer from January to June!  I am excited to ring in the new year with them!






Joanne is starting us off with a challenge to use a number. I used the date from December's Paper Pumpkin and a sentiment from a new set called Balloon Celebration on my star.  A bit of silvery thread, silver sequins and some black glimmer paper add some sparkle to the celebration!



             


I drew some inspiration from our holiday trip - no other place sparkles like Disney World!



But it was a quick week.  One day we were enjoying this view in Seuss-ville.........




and the next day Emma was shoveling her sidewalk in Backhome-ville!




Wishing you all a wonderful 2016 - looking forward to more crafty......and not so crafty.....adventures in the coming year!




I also used the sketch at Pals Paper Arts for my card.

12-24 PPA 281 

18 comments:

stampwithamyk said...

Congratulations my friend! A well deserved honor. Beautiful card, love the star that you stamped on...perfect for ringing in the new year! :)

Robin Myren said...

Congratulations on joining the Paper Players Designer Team!

Nancy said...

Great card for the new year Linda and congratulations on being selected as a guest designer for The Paper Players, well deserved!

laurie said...

Hi Linda! So fun to have you join us at the PP. Just love your card...I can see how it was inspired by Disney! Cute with all the stars and bit of bling...I bet you had a great time. Have a wonderful day!!

LeAnne said...

So glad you are joining us for a few months....even if you had to leave Disney and come home to snow to do it! Still no white stuff for us...yet! Lovely card, I haven't even opened my Paper Pumpkin for last month yet, but you've inspired me to get it inky!

Ginger said...

Congrats on being named as a guest designer for the Paper Players Linda! Love your take on the PPA sketch. Thanks for playing with us this week.

Karren said...

Congrats on your GD stint! Your card is fabulous and a great way to start your term. I had to laugh at "Back-home-ville" Too cute!

Cindy Beach said...

I'd like to add my congrats to the lot of well-wishes here! SO happy for you to have another avenue to inspire us with your pretty cards, Linda! And so well-deserved. They are such a FUN group.
Thanks, my friend, for your kind words to my post. It's always scary to share 'real' stuff and nice to know how it is received. I appreciate you taking the time to write.
I just love this card and can't wait to check out the rest. Happy wishes to you for 2016!

Claire Broadwater said...

SOOOOO excited that you are on the PP team! It will be fabulous to work with you! I adore your work.
What a wonderful card! The sentiment is perfect! The silver tread is such a fun embellishment! I know Disney World was magical! But, then again, there's no place like home! Happy New Year, My Friend! XX

Colleen Begley said...

Hi Linda and Happy New Year! I'm looking forward to seen all of your great creations for The Paper Players and so happy to be a GD with you. I love your New Year's card. It's so sparkly with the black glimmer paper.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations on your six-month Guest Designing gig, Linda! PPA must be thrilled to have you! Your card is magnificent! You have managed to layer it so there is tons of dimension and interest and still keep it uncluttered! When I try that it looks like the dog's dinner! Thank you for sharing the photos ~ it looks like you had a wonderful, but too short, holiday! Happy New Year Hugs! Darnell

Wild West Paper Arts said...

Linda, a perfect card for the challenge and your trip. Love those sparkles! Thanks for joining us this week.

Brian King said...

Such a great card, Linda - and thanks for sharing the photos from your trip. I love how you've incorporated the star in the corner of this card with the date - perfect! Congrats on your appointment to the Paper Players. Yippee! Thank you so much for playing along with this Pals Paper Arts sketch!

Maggie Mata said...

Your Disney photo really is an awesome inspiration and looks like you had a really great time. Paper Players huh! Wow wow wow! It's just a recognition of your gorgeous work that I admire so much. I'm so happy you posted a card for this week's Pals Paper Arts Sketch challenge. =)

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Linda
Happy New Year!..... I am sure 2016 brings lots of new creativity to view from and the other DTs.... Can't wait
I think I'm really getting lazy. I'm on the road more and more for work, so I tend to CASE more and more when I see the gorgeous stuff that others have thought up! It's just a great time saver!. Hugs.

Love the vacation photos. I really enjoyed my grandkids' visit over Christmas vacation ...
Hugs

stampwithsandy said...

Great card Linda, and so excited to have you on the team! I love the black glitter paper and splash of blue. Happy 2016!

Nance Leedy said...

Yippy, skippy--so glad to have you on the team, Linda! What a fun card you've created and I love that you've used "halloween" paper to do it!! Great mix of stamps, iamges and paper. Happy New Year, my friend!!

Joanne James said...

Welcome Linda - I am so thrilled you are guessing with us over at PP for the next 6 months, I just love you're work! I love your creative use of stamps on your star and your choice of colours and papers; it makes for a fun modern feel. A great take on my numbers challenge this week!