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Posted by on Feb 15, 2016 in Big Shot, Helping Me Grow, Number of Years, Occasions Catalog, Striped Scallop Thinlits Die, Watercolor Wings | 8 comments

Playing along with Pal’s Paper Arts

Today is rainy here in North Alabama.  It is one of those dreary winter day’s that makes you long to feel the sun’s warmth. So gray and gummy…. As the blues set in here.  The Pals Paper Arts has just the color combination to help bring us back from the blues.  This is a beautiful Spring color combination of Old Olive, Calypso Coral, and Lost Lagoon.  Kathy McGloin really out did herself!!!!



Brian over at Stamp with Brian made a beautiful butterfly card using Paper Placing.  This is a fun technique that Brian warns Do not make this card!!!  Loving his results, I had to give it a try!  Some ideas just roll around in my head until they come spilling out.  scolloped thinlits


I cut the striped scallop thinlits die with Calypso Coral card stock and was looking at it with Lost Lagoon and Old Olive when I remembered Brian’s card!!!!IMAG2847

What I did was cut the Striped Scallop Thinlist Dies with each color, Calypso Coral, Lost Lagoon, and Old Olive.  Saving all the pieces.  The second step was to glue the frame to a piece of whisper white card stock.  Then just simply glue the extra pieces in place.  The final step of the panel was to cut it down to show no white.

Layers, Layers, Layers!!! The more layers I added to this card really made it shine.  It also really lends to different sentiments and placement for a clean card! The Thanks is adorable on the Wash tape punch!IMAG2850

The card base is a little different size.  It is 5 by 4.  So to make this size card just simply cut a sheet of card stock to 8 by 5.   Score at 4 inches on the 8 inch side.  The inside panel with the Striped Scalloped Die is 3 1/2 by  4 1/2.

The card base for the small thank you card is 3 3/4 by 4 1/2 .  To make this size of card cut a sheet of card stock to 7 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches.  Then score at 3 3/4 inches.

The three sentiments are from Helping Me Grow, Number of Years, and Watercolor Wings stamp sets.

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Posted by on Feb 10, 2016 in Happy Home, Occasions Catalog | 0 comments

Sunny afternoon in the Park

On pretty day’s I always want to go sit in the park with a good book.  This is the idea at least.  I never actually go and sit in the park.  Well, maybe one day I will.  I love the idea of the peace and quite at a good park lends.  People doing there own thing and not paying mind to the others around.  Normally, or at least the last time I was at the park, you see couples in love just enjoying be with each other….. My fabulous leader Mr. Brian King sent me a surprise in the mail not long ago.  It was the Happy Home Stamp Set.  I love the hand drawn look of this stamp set.  It reminds me of a pretty day…you guessed it…at the park!!!


So, thinking about the park….And a sunny day…A few rolling clouds….IMAG2794

The card was colored using a blender pen for the grassy area and tree.  The sky was colored with a aqua painter.  The colors used are Mossy Meadow and Soft Sky.   I used a little Cherry Cobbler to add a few accents to the tree and flowers.  Maybe, my park has cherry trees.  I also added a little Mossy Meadow to the sky (a tip from Understand Blue)  Lydia, at Understand Blue states that to add a little of the grass to the sky …and sky to the grass…

I just squeezed the ink pad against the lid before opening.  Then colored with either the blender pen or aqua painter and the ink that was transferred to the lid.

The Archival Basic Black really makes coloring easy.  This is because it works with any type of coloring!!!

The card base is Basic Gray!  I am loving Basic Gray these days!  I am sure you keep here this!!!!

I have seen a lot of banners that are stapled on.  So, taking from the trend I stapled the banner.   I really like how the stamped banner looks!  If you are loving Happy Home stamp set as much as I am be sure to check out all the wonderful products in the Occasions Catalog!



Brian King has a great blog post today all about why he blogs. He brings up many points of interest.  I can say that I blog for many of the same reasons.  It makes me happy when you are inspired to make something new or fun.  I love  trying new ideas and seeing where that leads. I love even more sharing the creative process with you.  Helping you be more successful with what you make.   Be sure to check out all of Brian’s blog post at Stamp With Brian.

I don’t really talk a lot about joining my team.  And what my team is all about.  Brian, has yet again inspired me to share more about joining Stampin’ Up!  Joining the InKing Royalty was the best decision I  made in my creative journey.  I have not once regretted the decision.  The InKing Royalty’s are a uber talented group of like minded paper crafters who inspire, encourage, and help each other!  When you join  Stampin’ Up!  with me you are a member of the InKing Royalty!!!!  Yahoooo…..

I know you want to know more about joining.  Stampin’ Up! makes it simple and easy.  The starter kit is $125 worth of products (you pick witch ones) for $99.  During Sale-A-Bration the deal gets even sweeter.  The starter kit is $155 wort of products  (you pick witch ones) for $99.

Then what????

  • You immediately start receiving a 20% discount on all purchases
  • if you accumulate $300 in sales during the first quarter, then you get to continue to receive a discount during the next quarter.
  • You will be a member of the InKing Royalty!!!!
  • If you have any questions feel free to contact me at

Do you have to sale?

  • No!!!  You are not obligated to sale one item!  Hobbies are welcome to join just for the discount!  If you choose to Sale! That’s Great!  It is your choice!  Either way, you are apart of Stampin’ Up! and the InKing Royalty!




There are just a few more days for Sky’s the Limit stamp set, Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper, and Hello stamp set.  Be sure to get yours while they are still available.   $50 purchase gets you one FREE Sale-A-Bration item!



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Thank You for stopping by Westside Paper Creations!  I am so glad that each and everyone of you are apart of my life.  I am looking forward to bringing many new projects to you in the future.  I hope that each of you will take advantage of the “best bundle” starter kit!  If nothing else you will receive$155 in product for $99.  Then a discount of 20% for each order.  After that it is up to you.  The InKing Royals are amazing and the best part!!! You will love being a part of this group :>  Be sure to stop by Stamp with Brian!   He really knows the heart of paper crafting/bloging

Much Love,


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Posted by on Jan 7, 2016 in Global Design Project, Mint Owl Studio, Occasions Catalog, Stamp A Ma Jig, Timeless Texture | 0 comments

GDP #017

I really wanted to spend the day at home under the sheets with a warm cup of coffee (then hot chocolate) flipping through magazines.   I don’t know if it was the weather or if it was just a Thursday longing for a break.  Eventually. I would get up and make cards, paint, or what ever.  Maybe, I would even cowl back into bed and just enjoy being still.  I’m convinced that Men do not really experience this longing to just be warm and cozy.  At least the man I live and work with seems love work days.   I am sure it goes back to the days of the Man being the hunter and gather and the women staying home making the cave all nice…. I will have to say, every day I am proud to have a job that I love with a person that is amazing.  But, sometimes the urge to just be at home hits and it is time for space….. This morning in he rush to try and finish up before I had to leave for work ….I was trying to make a card that was just right for Global Design Project.  Eventually, I just loaded up all my goodies and hauled everything with me to finish this amazing clean and simple card!  It has been a while scene I have been able to participate in a challenge.  So, I really wanted a card that I was supper proud of!!! And yes, I probably put to much pressure on myself this morning leading to the deep desire to hide under warm sheets!!!!!!!!

Global Design Project has a great color challenge for us this week.  Rose Red, Garden Green and Crumb Cake.  This combination is great for flowers, balloons, trees, and so much more.  (ask me how I know)  Global Design Project 017

After may different stamps were scattered all over. I decided to go back and use Crumb Cake as the card base and using a card design that I had been playing with for my Cousin.  I did change it up a bit…But, the idea is still basically the same.

My favorite stamp set so far from the Occasions Catalog is Timeless Textures.  I just love the way this set makes all sorts of backgrounds to combine with other stamps.  It’s a great complementary stamp set to help your other set really shine.  Also, this set is strong enough to stand on its own!!!


Timeless Textures

Timeless Textures


I tried several different sentiments along with my card design.  And to be frank, I just was not feeling it!!!  We both know I was in a funk!!!  So what do I do,  Well, I pulled out a few stamps that I got for Christmas (not Stampin’ Up! shhh…Don’t tell)  So this afternoon when I finally got the chance to try and finish what I had in mind.  I luckily included a set from Mint Owl Studio.  This stamp set combines perfectly with Stampin’ Up! Timeless Textures. :>


I love all the different combinations of thought I can create from this one stamp set.  Mint Owl is a small and amazing little stamp company that I am totally in Love with!!!!


The card base is a Crumb Cake Note Card.  Then using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig I stamped the grid and the dots using Rose Red.  Then using the Garden Green stamp and wright marker I add the “leaf effect”.(only used the marker because sometime between last week and yesterday I misplaced the Garden Green Stamp Pad)  Again, using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get everything lined up just right!!!!  I added the sentiment from Mint Owl Studio using the Crumb Cake ink.IMAG2656

I hope you like this simple one layer card as much as I do!  I am trying to challenge myself to make more simple and elegant cards.  I really like how the sentiment complements the visual art of Timeless Texture Stamp Set!

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Thank You for stopping by Westside Paper Creations!  Be sure to hop on over to see what the Design Team at Global Design Project has created!  They are fabulously talented!   See you back here soon!

Much Love,


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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!

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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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