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Posted by on Jul 8, 2015 in Catalog, Project Life, Words of Truth | 0 comments

Project Life Scrapbook Day

What exactly is Project Life?

Project Life is pocket based scrapbook that makes it really easy to get every picture into a scrapbook. The Pockets come in predetermined layouts.  (all the hard part is done for you)  You pick witch pock layout you wish to use and add photos, journal cards, and accessory’s to make the page all your own.  It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3….

Stampin’ Up! has joined forces with Becky Higgins (Project Life creator) to create a line of products just for Stampin’ Up! This includes collections of Cards, Stamps, and Accessory’s.  All the Project Life by Stampin’ Up! products coordinate with the color groups and other Stampin’ Up! products.  This gives great versatility when using Project Life by Stampin’ Up!  And makes it very easy to put together great looking scrapbooks.

Why am I telling you all this?  Well, the answer is simple.

Project Life Scrapbook Day of course…..

I am very excited to announce that Westside Paper Creations will be hosting their very first Project Life Scrapbook Day!  This day will be full of Scrapbooks and fun.  As a paper craftier we all know its about having fun!!!!

Here are the details:

August 1 st. from 10 am to 4 pm.  at Westside Coffee Place & Cafe” in Decatur, Al.

Cost is $65 for the day./ Split the cost with a friend for $35 each This includes

  • Lunch
  • One Project Life Bundle ( you may pick form any that are featured in the “Share the Fun” catalog)
  • 2 Packs of Project Life Pocket Pages
  • and any extra supplies such as ink, glue, and coordinating times

You may want to bring a few items of your own such as pictures, paper snips, Markers, writing pins, album, and any non-Stampin’ Up! products you wish to use. Love to scrapbook?  Never used Project Life products? Come an see what all the rage is about! It truly is the best way to document all those moments in life. For more information about the day check out our Project Life Scrapbook Day Page

Today I am sharing with you some of the great Project Life by Stampin’ Up! products that are available in our “Share the Fun” catalog.


First up is Happy Times!

Project Life Happy Times Bundle features 18 photopolymer stamps, Card Collection, Accessory Pack. That  coordinates with the Project Life Paper Clips Thinlits Dies.  The Stampin’ Up! Colors used in the set are Cajun Craze, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Old Olive, Soft Suede, and Very Vanilla.  Happy Times is perfect for keeping up with the “normal, day to day” activities of life.  How wonderful it would be to be able to tack all the day to day activities that make us smile and say “home sweet home”  Project Life Happy Times helps us do just that.  It makes it easy to scrapbook the everyday life.

Happy Times AssHappy Times Accessory Pack includes:

2 Specialty Pocket Cards (3 x 4)

 2 Specialty Wood Veneer Cards (3 x 4)

20 Specialty Cards (2 x 2)

2 Alphabet Sticker Sheets

3 Element Sticker Sheets

12 Enamel Dots

                                                                    1 Roll Washi Tape

Happy Times Card CollectionHappy Times Card Pack

Happy Times Stamp SetHappy Times Stamp Set

What I love about Happy Times!! The little wood house in the Accessory pack is adorable!!!! I am a sucker for anything with Washi tape.  The enamel dots are a great little bonus.  They would be perfect for cards if you did not find a use for all of them on your layouts.  The card collection includes 100 cards in 3 different sizes.  I especially like the card that states “you are my happy” .  The stamp set has a great little frame that looks hand drawn.  It would be so cute used on other projects.  This stamp set also coordinates with the Project Life Paper Clip Thinlits Dies.  I think these dies are going to be so useful when working on Project Life Scrapbooks.


Project Life This is the Life is all my favorite things rolled up into one great Bundle of items.  Dot’s, Stripes, and so much more!!!!! The Stampin’ Up! colors that are used in this collection are Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush (New), Rich Razzleberry, Watermelon Wonder (New), white.  This is such a fabulous color combination.  It just is so happy and full of life :>

This is the Life Stamp Set138736G

This is the Life Card Collection138460G


This is the Life Accessory Pack includes:

4 Specialty Cards (3 x 4)

20 Specialty Cards (2 x 2)

1 Alphabet Sticker Sheet

2 Element Sticker Sheets

1 Acetate Sticker Sheet

6 Wood Shapes

5 Acetate Clips

                                                                                   2 Rolls  Washi Tape

This is the Life Stamp Set has so much potential.  I just love the letter/word combination stamps.  and the “the best think ever” stamp!!! Oh my, who has not felt that way!!!  This Bundle coordinates with the 3/4″ Circle Punch, the 1″ Circle Punch, and the Project Life Paper Clips Thinlits Dies.  The Project card that states “your life is only as full as your Heart” is priceless.  I also just love the “this is the life” project card!!!  Did I mention that you get 2 rolls of Washi Tape with the accessory pack!!! That’s a lot to Love!!!!!!!

Words of Truth is not a Project Life stamp set but, it is defiantly with mentioning when talking about scrapbooking.   This set will add so much to any project.  You get “Remember” and “Truth” that are very bold. They are wonderful!!!! Then you get several smaller saying that will pair greatly with the bold words… The ” i love you more that grilled cheese” is so cute! Annual15_p041_a

 This set consist of 10 rubber stamps that will be so very handy when putting together a Project Life scrapbook.!!!

Words of Truth Stamp Set

Words of Truth Stamp Set

Don’t forget to sign up for our Project Life Scrapbook Day at Eventbrite.  The last day to regester is July 21, 2015!! I would love to see all of you their.  For more information about this day visit our Project Life Scrapbook Day Page.  If you have any question regarding this event, Stampin’ Up!, Project Life, or Stamping in general please contact me using the form below.

And Remember to check out all the Project Life by Stampin’ Up! products.  Especially the Bundles, lots of great things for 15% off!!!! Who doesn’t love a great value like 15% off every day :>  Bundles available for Project Life by Stampin’ Up! are This is the Life, Happy Times, Let’s Get Away, Hello Baby,  and Moments Like Theses

Thank You for stopping by Westside Paper Creations!!!!!


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Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in Catalog | 0 comments

Day three of Share the Fun Catalog Stroll


Can we say “obsessed”!!!! That is how I feel about the stamp set “Remarkable You”.  I was not necessary overwhelmed with this set when I first strolled through the catalog.  But, all it took was for me to use it one time and my feeling changed completely.  I am truly obsessed with this stamp set.  I can not get enough of it.  Can I say it any other way.   This is a must have for sure!!!!!Remarkable You

The simple sketches are strong enough to stand on their own. Yet, they pair very will with just about any sentiment.  The images are perfect for water-coloring or just simple coloring with your Stampin’ write Markers.


I really, really want to CASE this card.  The stamp set is “Awesomely Artistic”  It’s it lovely?  It’s it pretty?  This set will be so very verstial with all the different images you get.  The dragon fly has such great detail.  I love the dots that will make it easy to add splashes of color to any background.

Awesomely Artistic

Background stamps can be overlooked very easily.  Stampin’ Up! has a lot of great background stamps.  I have picked two to share with you today.  When you look at the background stamps in the catalog remember you are getting a lot of bang for you buck.  Also, they are images that you will be using over and over on all sorts of different projects.


“Brushstrokes” background stamp is on my must have wish list.  It will be perfect for making bold watercolor like images with out actually having to watercolor anything.


“Definitely Dahlia” was on my original order from this catalog.  It is a large dahlia that measures 4 3/8 by 4 18.  I am inching to make something using this large dahlia.  I am drown to the detail of this stamp and how it almost appears to be hand painted with  watercolors.


The “celebrate” is one of the new embellishments Stampin’ Up! is offering this year.  They are great little wood pieces.  “Expressions Natural Elements” are 3D wood veneer words.  The words are Congrats, Thanks, and celebrate.  They defiantly add a lot of pizzazz to any card or project.

Definitely Dahlia

Expressions Natural Elements

Stampin’ Up! really knocked it out of the ball park with their new Designer Series Paper.  I love the all!!!! Truly I do 🙂 Each set has paper that makes me smile.  So, I am going to share just a few with you.   First up is “Bohemian Designer Series Paper”

Bohemian Designer Series Paper

I have used this paper for many backgrounds on cards.  The fabulous designs are very modern.  The color combinations are spot on to make any projects shine. This paper coordinates with Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Island Indigo, Delightful Dijon, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla.  If you love the modern feel of this paper then check out “Bohemian Borders”  Stampin’ Up! truly makes it easy to coordinate stamps, paper, and color.  This is one of the many reasons I LOVE Stampin’ Up! so much.

Annual15_p096_a_altBohemian Borders

“English Garden Designer Series Paper”  is so very lovely.  It just completely makes me smile and wish I had a garden that looked like this paper.  This paper coordinates with Blushing Bride, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Whisper White.   And if you are like me and are in love with the watercolor look of this paper don’t forget to check out the stamp set “Garden in Bloom”.   These two are a perfect match for each other!!!!

English Garden designer Series PaperAnnual15_p119_a

Garden in Bloom

“Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper” is soft and beautiful.  I am overwhelmed by how gorgeous this paper is.  It features three colors Basic Black, Sahara Sand, and Very Vanilla.  I think that it is named perfectly. Because this paper is truly “Timeless Elegance”  For even more elegance checkout “Timeless Love” stamp set.

Timeless Elegance Designer Series paperAnnual15_p029_bTimeless Love

Stampin’ Up! has done a wonderful thing for us this year.  They are selling packs of Paper that coordinate with each set of  Designer Series Paper and Designer Series Paper Stacks.  The exceptions being Color Me Irresistible Specialty Paper and Typeset Specialty Designer Paper.  This is another way Stampin’ Up! is making it easy to match products with each other.  So, don’t forget to order your “Cardstock Pack” along with your Designer Series Paper

Bohemian Cardstock Pack

Bohemian Cardstock Pack

English Garden Cardstock Pack

English Garden Cardstock pack

Timeless Elegance Cardstock Pack

Timeless Elegance Cardstock Pack

Join me again tomorrow as we look at Project Life and Stampin’ Up! And remember to “Share the Fun”

Please take a moment and look at our upcoming events.  I would love to see you. If you are interested in having a event please use the form below to contact me for further information.

As always, if you have any questions about today’s post, Stampin’ Up!, or stamping in general feel free to use the form below to contact me


Thank You for spending a little time with Westside Paper Creations today.  Please stop back by soon.


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Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in Catalog | 0 comments

Day two of Share the Fun Catalog Stroll

Though most of us have not really started planning for Christmas.  The “Santa’s Gifts” photopolymer stamp set is on my must have list.  Annual15_p068_a_alt

I just love the Santa and the reindeer and can not weite to play with this set.  My next order will defiantly have Santa’s Gifts in it…  Especially since on August 29th  I will be hosting a Workshop featuring  Santa’s Gifts.  That day we will be making 10 Christmas Cards and gift tags for the Holiday Season.   If you love this set come join us on August 29th and make your own homemade cards.  Register For Santa’s Gifts Workshop Here

Santas Gifts

Did I mention the sentiments in this set are perfect for the inside of a card.  I think the little bird is just asking to be on a card!!!!

The next item up is a great little set that immediately made me smile.  “Pretty Thankful” is just one of those sets that I see so much potential.  The two frames are amazing.  Simple line sketches that add a little class to any design.  I adore the little xo!!!

Annual15_p079_cOne of my absolutely favorite thing in the catalog is the “Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack”.  I adore the designs in this stack.  In the Paper Stack you get 48 sheets (4 each of 12 designs)  of 6 x 6 paper.  I have this paper stack and use it all the time.  Over the next few weeks I am sure you will see many cards featuring this paper.  That’s how much I like it.  This Paper stack pares perfectly with “Pretty Thankful” stamp set.

Pretty ThankfulPretty Petals

If you don’t have a “Envelop Punch Board” it is a Must Have Tool.  I seem to make odd size cards and the Envelop Punch Board is a life savor for envelopes to match.  I  am looking forward to combining the 6 x 6 paper stacks with the punch board to make unique envelopes.

Envelope Punch board

Gift’s from the Garden” is so much fun to play with.  I have this set and I am looking forward to sharing with you the card’s and other projects I have made from this set.


This set includes 9 rubber stamps.  Wood mounted rubber stamps are my favorite to work with!!!  This set has so many cute images that are perfect for the gardener in your life.  The polka dot boots and gloves are especially a favorite.  “Gift from the Garden” would be perfect for tags and more on all your homemade items or homegrown vegetables

Gift from the Garden

I was very excited when I saw “The Wilderness Awaits” stamp set.  It is full of great animal pictures.  But, the hound picture is a particular favorite because of our own Fox Hound Daisy Mae.  The hound image looks just like her when she is on the hunt and happy 🙂


If you enjoy water-coloring this is the perfect stamp set for you! all the images are screaming to be water-colored… When you get this set listen carefully and you will hear the scream …..or maybe, not.  Let me know if you here it!!!  Either way, this set will be a great addition to man up your card making.

The Wilderness Awaits

Are theses images not beautiful or what?  I love the fox and the hound (obviously) The mouse is very endearing.

Thanks for taking the time to scroll through the catalog with me. Grab your catalog and join me tomorrow as we continue to look at the “Share the Fun” Catalog by Stampin’ Up!   If you have any questions regarding today’s post or Stampin’ Up! please contact me useing the form below

That’s it for today.  Hope you enjoyed your time with Westside Paper Creations.


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Posted by on Jul 5, 2015 in Catalog | 0 comments

Share the Fun Stampin’ Up! Catalog


The catalog is full of many  wonderful products.  I am going to share with you what I am most excited about after a month with the new catalog.  Most of these products are still on my never ending wish list.   So come along with me and explore the catalog and learn what is on my wish list.



This set is defiantly on my wish list.  Sprinkles on Top is just so stinking cute   I love the donuts with all the sprinkles. Not to mention the script of the happy birthday.

Sprinkles on Top

I think the little candy would make a amazing background along with the three little candles.



I have wanted to case this card from the moment I saw it!!! I just love the simple design and beauty of this card.  I have this set Endless Thanks but, have not played around with it yet.   Their is a whoppin’ 23 stamps in this set so you defiantly can make may different cards and other projects with this one set.

Endless Thanks

I am really drown to the banner and the curved fern.  The font of the larger words is amazing.  I think Stampin’ Up! has really rocked the fonts this year!!!!!




The new Decorative Mask are great!!! In Happy Patterns Decorative Mask you get four  mask.  The patterns are so modern in this set.  I defiantly have these on my wish list and can’t wait to use them for backgrounds, gift bags, boxes, and more.

Happy Patterns

Next up is another wish list item , Barnyard Babies  I will be CASEing everyone of these cards!!!


So, what is more precious that the little ducks  in this set?  Well, maybe the lamb or the cow.  And who does not need a pig stamp?  Or a goat for that matter!!!!  This set will make you just say Awwww

Barnyard Babies


Into making homemade treats?  If so then Homemade For You is just the right stamp set.  Yet another on my wish list.  Annual15_p059_c

Actually, the bakers box in this picture is also a wish list item.   I think it is a great little milk carton shape.  Perfect for small treats when giving to friends.  The dots in this set will be used on many projects (as soon as I get them)  I just adore the “for you with love” and the “bought this just for you“!!!!  Both are great statements  to make any package shine.  The stripes with “DELISH” through it makes me smile.  It is bold enough to stand all on its on!!! (Love that)

Homemade for you

Want to make this set shine even more.  It is available in a Bundle with the Baker’s Box Thinlits Dies (this and all bundles save you 15%)  The bakers box thinlits come with that great word  “yum“.  You also get a frame that matches the “for you with love” stamp  and a circle that coordinates with the “bought this just for you” stamp

Homemade for you bundle


Join me tomorrow as our catalog stroll continues.

Thanks for stopping by Westside Paper Creations


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