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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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Posted by on Aug 7, 2015 in Everyday Chic, Garden in Bloom | 0 comments

Garden in Bloom

Garden in Bloom is a must have Stamp Set from the Annual Catalog.  I love all the choices you get out lines of flowers, “watercolor flowers”, or combine the two for a perfect garden.  You also get the cutest little bee I have ever seen.  Though today’s card does not feature the bee.  The bee is darling.  I must use it soon.   I have been wanting to make a black and white card for a while now.  I thought that just a little splash of Yellow would really make the card special.  Last night when I sat down to make a card for a design challenge. I pulled out this set to make my black and white card.  Well, as it typically goes, I left the design behind and made a completely different card.  Sometimes, you just have to go where the stamps and paper are leading you!!!!!  I love the final results of the card.  But, I still have to complete that design challenge.

Her is The Stamp Set and Designer Paper used to make today’s card:

Garden in Bloom

Garden in Bloom

Everyday Chic

Everyday Chic

Everyday Chick 2


I just love the three Daisy like flowers! So full of life and happyness :>  As you can see I add a little Daffodil Delight and Smoky Slate to the card.   The Smoky Slate card base really brings the whole card together.  The Daffodil Delight pannel makes the back and white really stand out!!!

Here are the Details of Today’s Card:

  • The card base is a piece of Smoky Slate card stock cut at 5 1/2 inches and scored at 4 1/4 inches.  Make sure to use your bone folder to burnish the scored edge
  • On Whisper White or Shimmery White paper Stamp the out line flower from Garden in Bloom using Staz On Jet Back ink.  Then add little touches of Daffodil Delight with the Stampin’ Wright Marker.   Fussy cut the flowers with your paper snips.  Using the Bone Folder curl the edges of the flowers.
  • Cut a piece of Daffodil Delight card stock to 5 1/4 inches by 4 inches.  You can emboss it using the Decorative Dots Texture Impressions Embossing Folder. (see above card) Or you can leave it as be. (see below card)
  • Cut a piece of Everyday Chick Designer Series Paper to 3 3/4 inches by 2 1/2 inches.  Then randomly color some of the dots yellow with the Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Wright Marker.
  • All that is left is to glue everything down using multipurpose glue.


Witch one do you like better?  The  one that has the yellow embossed .  Or the one without the yellow embossing.  I would love to know.  Just leave a comment below. Let’s see witch one is the more popular version.

This card is spot on for so many occasions.  I am using one as a birthday card.  I am going to stamp Happy Birthday on the inside using a past Paper Pumpkin Stamp that is just perfect. (see stamp in below picture)  The other I am using as a note card to send a quick not to a friend.

Check out the Happy Birthday Stamp from the May Paper Pumpkin Kit

Check out the Happy Birthday Stamp from the May Paper Pumpkin Kit

Remember that My Paper Pumpkin is on Sale!!! That means its a perfect time to Join


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 Thank You for stopping by Westside Paper Creations on this very lovely Friday!  I hope everyone has a fabulous Friday and a even better weekend.   I am supper excited about my first of several Holiday Catalog orders arriving.  I am hoping it is awaiting when I arrive home from work this evening.


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Posted by on Aug 2, 2015 in Best Thoughts, Endless Thanks, Envelope Paper, Garden in Bloom | 2 comments

Best Thoughts for Mojo Monday

Mojo Monday Blinkie

It’s fun to be playing along in some blog challenges.  Especially after fallowing some of them for inspiration and ideas for a while now.  I am always inspired by what the creative team brings to Mojo Monday challenge.  This weeks challenge is almost over and time for a new creation.  But, you still have time to play along as I did.  I love the challenge of creating a card from a sketch.  Though, I find sketch challenges much harder than color challenges (well, so far that is)  The Mojo Monday sketch was created by Julee.  It is a Tall and Skinny sketch.   This was a fun size to work with.  Make sure to hop over to Mojo Monday to see all the great art that has been created using this sketch.

Here is the sketch for the Mojo Monday Challenge:


Here is my card created for the Mojo Monday Challenge


Her are the Details of today’s card:

  • the card base is Marina Mist card stock cut to 3 1/2 by 11.  And scored at 5 1/2.  Use your bone folder to burnish the scored line.
  • Cut a layer from Marina Mist card stock to 3 3/8 by 10 7/8 .  Using the Elegant Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the Big Shot emboss the layer. Glue this layer to the card base using multipurpose glue
  • Cut a layer of Shimmery White card stock to 2 inches by 3 1/2 inches.  On this layer use the dot from Garden in Bloom and Marina Mist to stamp dots onto the card stock.
  • Cut a layer of Daffodil Delight card stock to 2 1/4 inches by 3 1/2 inches.  Glue the doted layer to the Daffodil delight layer using multipurpose glue.
  • Cut a layer of Shimmery White card stock to 4 inches by 2 3/4 inches.  Stamp the large hydrangea from Best Thoughts stamp set in Staz On Jet Black Ink.  Using the blender pen and the Marina Mist stamp pad color the hydrangea. I used Tip Top Taupe for the stem.  But, any brown would work.
  • Cut a layer of Daffodil Delight card stock to 4 1/4 inches by 3 inches.  Glue the Shimmery White card stock to the Daffodil Delight layer using multipurpose glue.  Also, glue this layer to the card base.
  • On a scrap piece of Shimmery White card stock stamp the thanks and banner from Endless Thanks Stamp Set with Marina Mist ink.  “Fussy Cut” the banner out.  Glue the banner to the hydrangea layer using the…..You guessed it……Multipurpose glue.  I used my bone folder to add a little curve to the banner. This add some dimension to the card.
  • Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the hydrangea layer to the card base.
  • Finally, also on scrap Shimmery White card stock stamp the butterfly from Best Thoughts stamp set with Daffodil Delight ink.  “Fussy Cut” the butterfly out. Use your bone folder to curl the wings.  And glue it to the card.

The Shimmery White card stock is the perfect paper to use blender pins with.  It just makes the color go on so nice and smooth.  If you have not used this combination of tools. You should defiantly check it out!

If you would like to really make this card shine.  Use the envelope punch board to make a special envelope for the card.  I used Marina Myst card stock for the outside envelope.  And Whisper White Envelop Paper stamped with the dot from Garden in Bloom stamp set to make the liner for my envelope.  IMAG1730

Remember to hop over to Mojo Monday and check out all the great creations.  I know you will like what you see. And there is still a little time left if you want to try your had at this great sketch by Julee.  All the rules to play along are on the Mojo Monday page.IMAG1723


Price: $110.00

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