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Posted by on Nov 20, 2015 in Garden in Bloom | 2 comments

True confessions….

Last week I was browsing our local craft store.  I try to avoid this place at all cost because I always buy to much when I go in this particular place.  I was feeling particularly venerable after watching a periscope over the weekend where a fellow crater had used Viva Modeling Creme.  Thinking about what fun I could have making projects with this creme drove me over the edge and into the store.  I just had to find some Modeling Creme. In and out that’s it.  Well….I was browsing around looking for the Viva Modeling Creme (literary all over the place)  No such luck.  But, while I was in the craft store I did pick up a few things that I have been playing with.  Some new Distress Inks, a few stamps (because who doesn’t need new stamps) , some Faber-Castell Texturing Luxe (close to what I wanted), and several other odds and ends.  Now this is why I don’t visit the craft store often.  Because, I come home with $100 wort of stuff and I still need to find the Viva Modeling Creme….Now , I know you are thinking.  I bought stamps??? When I sale stamps????  But the truth is I love all stamps. Stampin’ UP! of course is my favorite. But, if I see a stamp I like.  I am going to buy it!!!  It’s just a fact of life.   I am addicted to Stamps!

I was thinking about how I was going to use my new stamps and decided to combine them with the Garden in Bloom stamp set. Garden in Bloom

I’m a huge fan of this stamp set.  It gives you so many different ways to use the flowers.  Just the outlines, Just the solid image, or combine them to make a fun watercolor sketch type of flower.   I went with the combination of the sketched and solid images to create a background all my own.  IMAG2436

The card base is Tip Top Taupe cut at 5 1/2 inches and scored at 4 1/4 inches.  The Mint Macaron layer is 1/8 inch less.  The Whisper White layer is 3/8 less (5 1/8 by 3 7/8) .  On the Whisper White layer stamp the solid flowers (I used Crushed  Curry)  Then stamp the flower outline (I used Hello Honey)  Do the same for the leaves (Mint Macaron)  Then add the little oval splashes of color in tip top Taupe.  On a two inch piece of vellum I stamped the sentiment from a Little Yellow Bicycle stamp set.  I also add a few white sequins.

Next week is Thanksgiving and Stampin’ Up! is celebrating with a Online Extravaganza starting November 23rd and running through 30th.  This will be a great time to shop for all your crafty friends.  Paper Pumpkin kits will be included.  Normally, Paper Pumpkin is only available through a subscription.  But, this once they are offering you a chance to try it with out a subscription.  Paper Pumpkin makes great gifts!  Stampin’ UP! will be having two flash sales during the Extravaganza.  One on November 23rd and one on 30th!  TH_Ecard_OnlineX_demo_11.23.15_ENG

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Thank You for stopping by Westside Paper Creations.  I am looking forward to meeting you here again soon!  Much Love-



  1. Beautiful, Jennifer! Love the vellum overlay – such a nice touch.

    • Thank You! I have been trying to step outside my box. And vellum defiantly is a test for me! Glad you like :>

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