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Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in annual catalog stamp sets 2017-2018, Coloring Tools 2017, Remarkable You, Remarkable You, Thankful Thoughts, Watercolor, Watercolor pencils, Watercolor pincles | 0 comments

Remarkable You

Sometimes I like to give myself a challenge! So when I set out to make this card, I challenged myself to work on making a collage style card!  I love the look of this style of cards.  So, I decided to give it a try! This all started when I was watercoloring some leaves from Remarkable You Stamp Set!  I love this set so much. And it had been neglected lately by me! So I was watercoloring and thanking about what I could make ….

Remarkably You

Like I said, I adore this beautiful set! It is just perfect in every way. The bold graphic feel. The ease of coloring. And so on…

  • The leaves were stamped on watercolor paper with Basic Black Ink. Then watercolor with the Old Olive pencil and a aqua painter
  • The pink layer is watercolor paper painted with the Calypso Coral pencil. Creating a gradient effect.
  • The doily is lightly water colored with the Bermuda Bay pencil.
  • The sentiment is from Thankful Thoughts stamp set. And is stamped and Basic Black Ink on Very Vanilla.

The card base is 5 1/2 by 5 1/2 square card in Bermuda Bay.  To make a square card use a 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of card stock. Cut it at 5 1/2 inches on the 8 1/2 side. Then score at 5 1/2 on the 11 inch side. The next layer is 5 3/8 by 5 3/8 inches in Powder Pink. The Basic Black Layer is 5 by 5 inches.  The Wood layer is 4 7/8 by 4 7/ 8 inches.

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We have lots going on right now in the Stampin’ Up! world. Designer Series Paper is buy 3 get one FREE!!! The Wood Texture paper used today is apart of the sale!!!

There is also a sale. Celebrating World Card Making Day!  There are some awesome stamp sets in the sale. Also when you buy a Fast Fuse adhesive you get two refills for FREE!!! The More Cards and Envelopes are part of this awesome sale!!! everything in the sale is 15% off!!!

Have you heard that Paper Pumpkin in October and November will coordinate together for all your Holiday Crafting!!

  • To receive October’s kit, customers must subscribe at by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 10.
  • Remember, the October and November kits coordinate but they also stand alone. You DO NOT need both kits to create a complete project.

Below is a list of products used!  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Supply List

 Thank you for stopping by! I love sharing with you guys! I hope each of you have a amazing Monday. And that you have time to be creative!!!
Peace my friends-


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Posted by on Oct 20, 2015 in One Big Meaning, Remarkable You, Watercolor | 2 comments

A Perfect Pair

Some stamps are just meant to go together…. Like Peanut Butter and Jelly, Ham and Swiss cheese, red and white, Ross and Rachel, Ink and Paper…This is how I feel about Remarkable You paired with One Big Meaning. It just how it should be…Kismet…. destined to be great together!


Remarkably You 15% off now through October 23rd

Remarkably You
15% off now through October 23rd

Everything about the Stamp Set One Big Meaning makes me smile.  I love the fonts, combination of sizes, and the wording on all the different stamps in this set!

One Big Meaning 15% off right now!

One Big Meaning
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The bold sentiment complement the sketched flowers perfectly.  So, recently when had the occasion to make a thank you card for a fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrator I went for this destined pair to do all the magic for me.


This was such a fun card to make.  I stamped the image using the new Archival Basic Black ink on Acrylic Paper. Then with a Aqua Painter and Watercolor Graphite by ArtGraf I painted the flower

Purchase from DickBlick

Purchase from DickBlick

After letting the image dry, I decided to use a spray fixative because the graphite was still smudging a bit…Something like Krylon UV Archival.  I hate the way this smell so I always do this outside!

I had to practice for a few days to really get the look I wanted from the watercolor Graphite.  I had seen a friend (yes, Understand Blue…Have you not checked her out yet…you so should) use the product and know it was something worth trying…though my first attempts were complete failures….I kept at it…changed papers and had much better success….Here are some of my second attempts at testing the Watercolor GraphiteIMAG2295

It is always good to test “play around” with a new medium so that you know how it reacts with water or how it lays on different papers.

The card base is watercolor paper that is cut to be 5 1/2 inches by 8 1/2 inches. Then scored at 4 1/4 inches using the Simply Scored.  Then using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig  added the sentiment…”you are to kind Thank You”

Back the image with Basic Black card stock and add to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals

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And remember that Stamps are on sale now!!! 15% off


Here is the supply list: Remember you will need Watercolor Graphite by ArtGraf , Watercolor Paper, and Acrylic Paper (though you can just use Watercolor Paper, But, just Acrylic Paper will not work because it will be to thick to make your card base)

Thank You for stopping by Westside Paper Creations!  You guys are so wonderful…I am looking forward to meeting back here with you again soon! If you have any questions about Stampin’ Up! or Stamping in general feel free to contact me via email  or just leave a comment below!  I would love to here from you :>


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Posted by on Sep 13, 2015 in Build A Birthday, Mixed Media, Remarkable You | 2 comments

Mix-Ability #137 It’s a Grand Ole Flag

Whooo Hooooo It’s a great day at Westside Paper Creations!!!  Global Design Team announced the winners of there  first ever Challenge…And guess who was among the winners…You guessed it…I am beyond excited and thrilled that the Ultra Talented Global Design Team pick my creation as one of there favorites!!!  I’m really honored to be recognized by this group.  Thank You so much Global Design Project Team Members :>.  Make sure to check out the other winners  of the Global Design Project Challenge.  If you would like to see my creation check out this post.  If you have not check out the Global Design Project be sure to do so.  And be sure to check out all the entry’s of those playing along.  There are some pretty amazing artist out there.



One of my favorite challenges to participate in is the Mix-Ability challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers.  It has helped me to think out of my box of norm paper, ink, and stamps.  This week’s challenge is hosted by Lydia of Understand Blue.  The challenge opened on 9/11 and because of this she wanted to honer the day by presenting a challenge using starts, stripes, and the colors (red, white, and blue)  In addition to this as with all Mix-Ability challenges you have to use two different mediums.  I chose to use watercolor and ink.

Stampin’ Up! has a really cool stamp set called Calling All Heroes that would have been perfect for what I wanted to create. Only problem, I don’t have that stamp set.

Is that not a awesome set or what!!!!

Is that not a awesome set or what!!!!

So how do you build buildings?  Well, I used the stamp set Build a Birthday.  Builld a Birthday

The sentiment was pulled from the stamp set Remarkable You

Remarkable You

I used a water-coloring technique that I found somewhere on the internet years ago.  I’m really not sure where it came from. But what you do is add layers of watercolor washes to the paper and then add salt over the layer.  The salt reacts with the watercolor to absorbed the paint.  It only makes sense that…. The longer you leave the salt the more paint will be absorbed.  I have not really checked it out to much.  I am impatient and normally use a heat gun to stop the process where I want it…  This is so much fun watching the paint and seeing how each color reacts to the salt.   You should really try this sometime for fun!  It’s a great little project and makes very unique backgrounds.  IMAG2139 1

Here are the details:

  • The card base is Real Red card stock cut at 5 1/2 inches and scored at 4 1/4 inches
  • The layers are Night of Navy (5 3/8 by 4 1/8) and Multi-Media Paper 180 lb (5 1/4 by 4)
  • On the Multi-Media paper layer wash a blue watercolor onto the paper.  Then add salt and watch the magic happen.  I used  a heat gun to dry this layer.  Then wash a second darker blue over the paper and again add salt.  Allow to dry .  I used a heat gun to speed this up.  After the paper is dry rake off the salt.  You will have “stars” for your sky.
  • The building are the stamps from Build A Birthday.  on a separate sheet of Multi-Media paper wash red watercolor over the image to create a background.  This should be a light red wash.  After the wash has dried stamp the images from Build A Birthday using Real Red and Cajun Craze ink
  • The one tall building was a afterthought.  The buildings were not layering correctly and needed a little something else.  So I took a scrap piece of Multi-Media paper and washed layers of red watercolor and salt over the strip.  using the same technique as the background.
  • Then I added strips of the Multi-Media paper to the bottom of the buildings to give a scene of depth. Also, some buildings are glued down and some are popped up!!
  • Before adding the last strip stamp the sentiment from Remarkable You.

Today’s Supply list.  Remember you will also need Mixed-Media paper 180 Lb, watercolors, and salt.

Thank You for stopping by Westside Paper Creations. I hope you have a very blessed and wonderful Sunday.  Make sure you take time to hop over to Lydia at Understand Blue to check out her inspiration for the Mix-Ability Challenge.  And pay along!!!  See you back here soon.


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Posted by on Sep 8, 2015 in Best Thoughts, Remarkable You, Stamp A Ma Jig | 2 comments

White Wash and Remarkably You for Mix-Ability

Over at Splitcost Stampers the Mix-Ability challenge is White Wash.  The challenge number is Mix136.  When I think of white wash I think of furniture that is painted a color and then White is washed over it.  I wanted to mimic this on my card.   The challenge of a Mix-Ability is to use at least two different mediums.  I decide to use Acrylic Paint, embossing, and ink.


Here are the details:

  • The card base is Mint Macaron cut at 5 1/2 inches and scored at 4 1/4 inches
  • The layers are Whisper White (5 3/8 by 4 1/8), Calypso Coral (5 1/4 by 4), and Mint Macaron (5 by 3 3/4)
  • On the Mint layer add a wash of Titanium White paint using a wet sponge.  Let dry (or dry with a heat gun)  And a second layer of pint.  Let dry.  Add a third layer of paint to the very top and bottom of the card.
  • Stamp the flower from Remarkably You using Versa Mark Ink.  I masked one of the flowers with tape then inked and pulled the mask off before stamping.  Use black embossing powder on the stamped image.  Heat the embossed image to set the embossing powder.  (before you emboss it is a fabulous idea to  use the embossing buddy)
  • Use a aqua painter to add color to the flower.  I used Calypso Coral.  I used Stampin’ Wright Marker in Mint Macaron for the stem and the stamen
  • Stamp the Sentiment using StazOn Jet Black ink.  Make sure you use the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to line it up just right.  The sentiment is from Best Thoughts (I seem to be using this one a-Lot!!!!!


Supply List: Remember besides Stampin’ Up! products you will need Acrylic Titanium White Paint and a natural sponge

Be sure to visit Splitcoast Stampers and the Mix-Ability (MIX136)  Gallery.  Thank you for stopping by Westside Paper Creations today.  I hope you have a great Tuesday.  I am back at work today (My real job)  I hope to see each and everyone back here soon.


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Posted by on Jul 12, 2015 in One Big Meaning, Remarkable You, Stamp A Ma Jig | 0 comments

One Big Meaning and Remarkable You

Today’s card just blew me away when I first made it.  It was about a month ago, I was getting ready for our local Garden Tour (Historic Decatur Garden Tour).  They asked me to set a booth up of garden inspired cards.  This was my favorite card I mad for this event.  I was so very inspired by how easy these two stamps combined to make one Amazing card.   The two stamp set used are One Big Meaning (the set used to make yesterday’s card) and Remarkably You.

Here is a look at the stamp sets:

One Big Meaning

One Big Meaning

Remarkable You

Remarkable You


When I made this card I was so overwhelmed with the results and how absolutely beautiful the card turned out.  I decided to make several versions using  different flowers from Remarkable You and different thank you’s from One Big Meaning.

Here are the Details:

  • The Stamp A Ma Jig is a must!!! To line everything up just right.  My up line Brian King has a great little video explaining how to use this great tool. Check out his video at Stamp A Ma Jig video by Brian King.  Once you get the hang of the Stamp A Ma Jig it is a breaze to line up this card.
  • The Whisper White Note Card with a Whisper White panel.  The panel is just a sligt bit smaller than the note card.  The size of the note cards  is 3 1/2 by 5  and the panel is 3 3/8 by 4 7/8.   Use the dementials to pop up the panel after you have stamped your image.
  • Stamp your images on the panel using StazOn Ink.  I used StazOn ink in Stone Gray.  Though our StazOn Jet Black or the Stampin’ Up! color Basic Gray would work as well.

It is that simple to have a beautiful card.  To amazing images come together for a easy and quick card.  It would be easy enough to make sets of this card and give as birthday gifts or even Christmas gifts.  Who  would not love such fabulous hand made gift.   Both images are bold and create a WOW factor when stamped together.

 Here are the other versions of this card:

Remarkable You 2





Weather you are giving this card as a gift or as a thank you remember to step it up.  I stamped my envelopes with coordinating flower.  Use your Envelope Liners Framelits to line the envelopes.  Also, make this cute little bag to go along with your card.  More details about this bag are coming up soon.  I hope you love today’s card as much as I do.  Please let me know witch one is  your favorite.  Have a happy Saturday!!

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I will leave you with a few pictures from the garden tour.  If you would like to see more from the Historic Decatur Garden Tour check out their Facebook page


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 If you have any questions regarding today’s card, Stampin’ Up!, or stamping in general please feel free to contact me using the form below.

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