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Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Cheers to the Year, Hello Friend, Holiday Catalog 2017 | 4 comments

Sneak Peek for Tic Tac Toe 009

The Tic Tac Toe Challenge has a great bored right now. It has thank you, all things round, sequins, stacked sentiments, plants. So many fun elements to choose from. I chose to go all they way down on one side with all things round, stacked sentiments, and plants.  

I knew right away I wanted to use all things round.  So then I decided to use a stacked Sentiment. That just left plants.  My first version of this card, I completely forgot to add the plant elements. I was going to go with it anyway, but then I had computer issues and didn’t get my post off as scheduled. So, I decided to add the plants… Such fun ?

I really wanted to use an upcoming stamp set from the Holiday Catalog (available Sep.1) it is perfect for the round theme. And can be used for so much more than Holiday cards and crafts.  The set is called Cheers to the Year.  I love the sketch circles in this set!!!

Cheers to the Year

This is such a wonderful stamp set.  I love the snowflakes and the sentiments are beautiful.  Stampin’ Up! has paired this set with some amazing matellics for the holidays!  These samples from the catalog are just simply beautiful in every way!

Cheers to the Year Stampin’ UP!

I decided to pare the circles with a fun summer color combination!  This color combination reminds me of a setting sun or even  a sun rise on the beach.  The perfect blend of pinks, yellows, and peaches.

The sentiment is from a wonderful stamp set in the Annual Catalog, Hello Friend.  It is paired with The Stitched Shapes Layering Dies and the Paisley Framelit Dies.

  • The circles are stamped in Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach, and Melon Mambo
  • The a few flecks of gold/silver leafing. If I were to do this again, I would add less leafing…i just got carried away and kept adding
  • The sentiment is stacked on layers of the circles from the stitched Shapes Layering dies.
  • The flowers are cut from the Paisley framelit dies.

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

Here’s a look at the card before adding the flowers.

Here is the supply list less the items not available until September.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have had a great Monday.  And that  you have had a moment to be creative.



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Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in Faux Marbleing, Hello Friend, Rose Garden, Rose Wonder, Touches of Texture | 0 comments

Faux Marbling technique

So life has been a little crazy.  The “other” has been sick. Work has been wild. And messed up internet services.  Has kept me away from you guys for a few days! I’m happy to be back sharing with you today….

I am a technique junkie. Love trying new techniques and revisiting an old technique.  The Shaving Cream marbling Technique has been around for quite a while.  But, recently it has made a reappearance.  One of those everything old is new again things… This technique is loads of fun!! It contains just the right amount of messy!  There are may ways of doing this technique. I experimented with using catalyst to pick up colors and placing them in specific areas for the marbling look.  I also made some just single colored marbled paper.   After I was done making my paper. I set out to make a few cards.  If you fallow my Instagram then you have seen a few sneak peeks of Christmas cards using the paper I made.  You can find me @westsidepaper This month I am filling my Instagram with Christmas in July.  Each day I’m making a new Christmas Card.

I love soft color combinations. And this technique lends itself well to soft colors because often you will achieve a muted look especially when using a catalyst.  For today’s cards I used Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight, and Lemon Lime Twist.  Daffodil Delight and Lemon Lime Twist are not necessarily soft colors. But, they become muted versions of themselves when marbling.

I have been working on my college abilities.

 I love the layers of texture you can create with just stamps.  This  was the perfect opportunity to practice!!


  • After marbling the paper I added very thin layer of embossing paste in certain areas to create even more texture and depth of color
  • The next step was to add the college elements with versa mark and embossing powder or color ink and clear embossing powder.  The specks are just stamped in peekaboo peach
  • The stamps for the college came from two sets Hello Friend and Touches of Textures
  • Finally adding the fussy cut hello

The second card I decided to keep quite simple!

 Just adding a few elements to help the background shine❤

  • These soft colors really work well for sympathy cards. They just seem soothing
  • The Rose Wonder Stamp Set and Rose Garden Dies  has some amazing elements that are perfect for clean and simple cards
  • The silver thread adds just a little touch of shimmer

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

Here’s one more look at today’s  cards. Also, if you would like to see bolder marbling check out this post.

I would love for you to join my team.  My stamping friends are the best.  When you join under me not only do you get to be apart of my team.  But, you will also be a member of the InKing Royalty!  The best stamping community around!!!   Stampin’ Up! has a great July Join event going on!!!  So want you join me now????  If you have any questions about Stampin’ Up! or Joining Now, please feel free to contact me at

Join in July, get Free products!!!  Everyone who joins in July will receive the Carols for Christmas stamp set. Don’t know that set???? It is bran new for the Holiday Catalog!!! You also get the Essentials Gift Pack. This pack includes paper snips, grid paper, snail adhesive, a bone folder, and two D stampin’ blocks.  Exclusive to Christmas in July!!

When you spend $50 in July Stampin’ Up! will give you $5 to spend in August!!!  For every $50 you spend in July!!! Let’s all say Merry Christmas in July!!!!

Below is a list of products used in making this card! If you have any questions feel free to comment below

Supply List

 I am so very happy to be sharing with you today!  I hope each of you have a wonderful day.  And that you find a moment to be creative!!!
Peace & Love-


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