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Posted by on May 28, 2018 in Blender Pins, Botanical Gardens Designer Series Washi Tape, Lovely As A Tree, Rooted In Nature, The Creative Way, The Creative Way -May 2018 | 1 comment

Nature’s Way

I’m completely sorry this post is a bit late today.  I had technical difficulties last night that completely deleted today’s post. Anyway, now on to why you came The Creative Way – Rooted In Nature

The Creative Way – A Product Feature, Rooted In Nature

Nature has a way of helping you know that life is constantly changing.  The seasons are ever-changing. As is the, day-to-day weather.  Nature is the beauty of the world speaking to us every day.  We don’t really notice all beauty Nature tries to show us.  How often do we as people stop to just enjoy how magnificent a trees really are.  How they start from little seeds and grow into mighty trees.  They stand tall and proud over us.  Watching as the years pass by.  (I know you see my point, so I want to go on and on about the beauty of the years passing by. Seeing the happy, the sad, the new, and the contentment….) inspiration comes from all sorts of places in nature.  Nature’s way of helping us see beauty….

One of the very first thing’s I told you about the Rooted In Nature stamp set was that it was a companion set to Lovely as A Tree.  And, I promised a card that combined the two sets.

Lovely As A Tree

Lovely As A Tree Stamp Set

Lovely As A Tree is a beautiful stamp set that celebrates the beauty in the Natural World around us!  Just like Rooted In Nature, this set lends itself very well to different styles and techniques of card making.

Rooted In Nature Stamp Set

Rooted In Nature Stamp Set

You can see how the sentiments will work amazing with either set.  And the leaves also coordinate very well together.  Today, I’m using the leaves from Lovely as A Tree and combining them with a tree from Rooted In Nature. This combination was picked to hopefully reflect the beauty that exist in a simple tree.

The Creative Way - Rooted In Nature

  • The two leaves from Lovely As A Tree (127793) are stamped in the new Gray Granite (Available June 1, 147118) on Shimmery White Paper (101910)
  • Then using a blender pen (102845) the ink was moved around to softly color in the leaves
  • The large tree from Rooted In Nature (Available June 1, 146479) is stamped in the returning color, Mossy Meadow(Available June 1, 147111)
  • Fabulous at any age, Itty Bitty Greetings (Available June 1, 146664), was also stamped with Mossy Meadow
  • The final touch was to die cut the greeting with the new label in Stitched Labels Framelits (available June 1, 146828)

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

The first post in The Creative Way  series shares a lot of my thoughts about the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set and the Nature’s Poem Suite that Rooted In Nature  is apart of! You can find that post here

For day 2! 

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The Share What You Love bundle is jammed packed of stamping wonderfulness for every card maker or paper craftier out there!!! This bundle is only available for a limited time

Share What You Love Bundle

  • Bundles are exclusive to the suite early release and will no longer be available after May 31, 2018. Individual items from the Share What You Love suite will be available when the 2018–2019 annual catalog is released on June 1, 2018.

If you would like to see Cards with this bundle click here and here

Lots of awesome products are retiring from the Occasions and Annual Catalogs .You defiantly don’t want to miss out on these fabulous items!!

Retiring Stampin' Up! Products

I hope everyone is enjoying their Memorial Day.  This day holds a lot of meaning to most. So, I hope you are celebrating in style.  I will be working just a bit today.  Then home to chill and enjoy.  This day always reminds me of when I was a teen and would go to our City’s, Alabama Jubilee,  Hot Air Balloon activities. It was the one time a year my Dad could get me up early on the weekend.  I hope you got some creative time in.  I squeezed in a little painting on Saturday Night which was super fun.  Then Sunday afternoon a little card making.  Go and live creatively my friends.




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Posted by on Jan 5, 2016 in Botanical Gardens Designer Series Washi Tape, Hello Stamp Set, Occasions Catalog, Perfectly Artistic, Sale-A-Bration, Stamp A Ma Jig | 3 comments

Occasions Catalog, Sale-A-Bration, and More

Today, is the launch of the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration.  This is my Favorite time of year with Stampin’ Up!  The Occasions Catalog paired with Sale-A-Bration always gets me excited for all the NEW and in some cases FREE products.

I have been thinking a lot about this year and everything that I want to share with you guys.  As January approached an as we are now here in the mist of January I have been thinking about how to be better organize, how to share Stampin’ Up! more effectively with you, and how I can better serve others.  And looking at different ways to keep up with everything life has to offer I ran across several blogs that were full of beautiful ideas of how  keep tack of life.  Now, I was so excited I could not sleep.  Because of all the ideas that were rolling around in my head.  Now, I also know that I am very behind in the “planner” craze.  Personally, I don’t much care for the name planner.  I do love, all the cool products that are out there to help make planning “FUN”!!!! So , maybe soon you will see a blog post all about my “planner” bug!!!  I know, that Stampin’ Up has may products from Project Life to Washi Tape to help make my “planner” pretty.  And we all know that a pretty “planner” is better!!!!

Also, during the Holiday’s I received many fun products from other company that make stamping products.  I am looking forward to sharing how I combine these products with Stampin’ UP! items.   Everything from Derwent Inktense pencils , stamps from Concord and 9th, to Brusho!  Lodes of fun to play with!!!!

On to what you really want to know all about the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration.

The Occasions Catalog is full of fun new products to make all of life’s occasions special.  Lots of stamps that are right on trend to make stamping new and exciting.  Such as, Rose Wonder paired with the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies!!! 140619O2

The Sale-A-Bration catalog is full of FREE products that will make your heart stop…..How adorable is the little chick from Sale-A-Bration.  And I just love the two “limited” time stamps The Sky Is The Limit and Hello.  CM100600B

Today’s card features the Stamp Set Hello and the Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper.   Along with the all new Botanical Gardens Designer Series Washi Tape!  140586G

The Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper is marbled on one side and watercolored on the other.  This paper is very beautiful and full of color!141021G The Hello Stamp Set features a large Hello that makes it easy to make quick and simple cards.  141240G


The colors used are  Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, and Whisper White.  I’m in love with how the Marbled background of the designer series paper paired with the Bold sentiment makes for a perfect combination!

One thing that I did learn while assembling this card was that if you happen to run out of Multipurpose Glue the Stampin’ Glue Stick is a great second choice.  I will have to keep this in mind in the future!

Here is the Supply List:

Supply List

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Thank You for stopping by Westside Paper Creations!  I look forward to meeting you back here again soon!  Happy Tuesday/First Day of Occasions Catalog!  And Sale-A-Bration is back and better than ever!
Much Love,


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