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Posted by on Nov 24, 2015 in Decorative Dots Textured Impression, Happy Scenes, InKing Royalty Blog Hop, Leaflets Framelits Dies, lighthearted leaves, Many Marvelous Markers, Seasonal Frame Thinlits Dies, Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies | 8 comments

InKing Royalty November Blog Hop

So Grateful

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s November Blog Hop!  Today’s hop is filled with inspiring projects that share the gratefulness of the season.  Whether you are ready to celebrate Thanksgiving this week or just feel reflective of the things that make you thankful, we are sure you’ll find great inspiration from our talented team members.  After you read my post, I  hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

I have been so excited about this day.  The InKing Royalty are so full of creativity.  I love hopping along to see what the fellow Royal’s have created.  I hand many plans for you guys today.  And over the weekend while I was preparing for today.  The creativity was at a standstill.  So, my many ideas were duds… I tried many things but, just was not feeling it.  So finally.  I decided to just step away….  Monday rolled around and I knew I had to make something for you guys and our Blog hop theme.  I decided to fall back on one of my favorite card layouts and a stamp set that has many great little scenes. Happy Scenes saved the day!!!!


Happy Scenes


The scenes are just to cute.  I love the  little pumpkins. and the birds in the snow.  Not to mention the little spider (I think that’s the only spider I will ever like).  IMAG2455

The card base is Daffodil Delight card stock cut at  5 1/2 inches and scored at 4 1/4 inches.  The card layer is Mossy Meadow that has been embossed with the Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The strip at the bottom is a watercolor piece that I had left from another project.  The tree and pumpkin scene is stamped in Basic Black on Shimmery White Paper (3 by 2 1/2) and then colored with Stampin’ Wright Markers.  The sky is colored using a aqua painter and Soft Sky ink.  (It’s hard to tell from the picture)    The picture is backed with another piece of  “scrap” watercolor paper (3 1/4 by 2 3/4) and Daffodil Delight card stock(3 1/2 by 3).  I failed to stamp my sentiment before putting the card together.  There for it is a wonky….But, that’s how you can tell it was hand made.  It’s driving me crazy…But, I am going to live with it.  To go along with the card I made a little pillow box to stick a little goody in for a friend.  IMAG2459

The pillow box was a breeze to make with the die set and a Big Shot.  I cut out the pillow box die twice. And then used the same Decorative Dots Embossing Folder to add texture to the box.  I tied a simple know around the box to hold the sides closed.  Stamp two leaves from Lighthearted Leaves to add a little “fall” to the card.  Then using the Seasonal Frame Thinlet Die Set cut out the word grateful.

The pillow Box was quick to put together using the Tear & Tape Adhesive.  Just add the tape to the two flaps and adhere.  Truly it is that easy!!!!!

Be sure to hop all along the Blog hop!  I have been supper excited about all the talent that flows through all the InKing Royalty.  And after one particular Sneak Peak, I know this hop will not disappoint!!!  So exciting :>

Today is the second day of Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza.  I know you are taking advantage of all the savings.



Thank you for hopping along with us.  If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

Here is the Supply List:

Price: $110.00

Supply List

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Happy Thanksgiving week!  Much Love-


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Posted by on Nov 9, 2015 in Seasonal Frame Thinlits Dies, Vintage Leaves | 1 comment

Vintage Leaves #sharehandmadekindness week 2

The second week of Share Handmade Kindness over on Jennifer McGuire’s blog has started.  This weeks challenge is to Share Handmade Kindness with people who work service jobs.  Such as teachers, waitresses, doctors, mailmen, nurse…You get the picture.  Be sure to check out all the cool ideas over on Jennifer’s blog.  I went back and looked through all the cards and projects attached to week 1.  They are amazing!!!!!  I can’t wait to see what is created for week 2.

Yesterday, while I was working on cards I created this card.   I looked at it and know…I know where the inspiration for this card came from.  My card is somewhat different.  But, it still incorporates the ideas used in the inspiration card.  I did not intentionally set out to case Brian King.  But, it just happened.  I loved his card so much it was inside me just itching to get out.  I had actually been thinking how could I recreate that card with out just outright copying it.  (what I normally do to Brian’s cards….Because, they are perfect!)  This had been my thought ever since I saw his card.


Inspiration by Stamp With Brian

I just love everything about Brian’s card!  The colors are perfect, the greeting amazing, and the watercolor look is my favorite!  My card is somewhat different!!! Yet you can see the common threads that leads you back to Brian’s card.


The card base is is Early Espresso cut at 5 1/2 inches and at 7 inches.  Then scored at 3 1/2.

On Watercolor paper (5 1/4 inches by 3 1/4 inches) use Distress Stain in Fired Brick (Tim Holtz/Ranger)  to create a background that looks watercolored.  The stain makes this process real easy.  I just simply rubbed the stain across the paper till I had desired darkness and shape.

After this dried….I painted clear bock I with Gold Mica Ink and stamped it over the image twice.  This was so that all of the watercolor paper would have specks of gold. 

This ink has a Amazing gold color and is very fun to play with.  And with a simple Google search I just found out they also make a Silver Mica Ink!!! So exciting!!!!

After the gold ink dried, I stamped the oak leaf from Vintage Leaves Stamp Set in Early Espresso.  Then using the Big Shot and the Seasonal Frame Thinlits cut out the work “grateful” on Early Espresso Card Stock.  Using the Xyron “X Sticker Maker” to make the greeting into a sticker.  Then add the sticker to the watercolor paper.

Adhere the watercolor paper to the card base.  Simple and beautiful card to share with others.

While I was working with the Tim Holtz stain and the Gold Mica I made a few other backgrounds that will be used later this week for #sharehandmadekindness  While you have your supplies out you should make multiple backgrounds to have on hand for quick cards.IMAG2376

Be sure to check out my inspiration by Brian King. And remember to go to Jennifer McGuire’s sight and to Share Handmade Kindness to learn more about the week 2 challenge.  Sharing with people who are service workers.  I have for many years worked  in a Cafe’ .  I enjoy serving others in my daily life.  I do know that as a service person we often get overlooked in the wold.  I am so glad that Jennifer McGuire is encouraging all of us to remember the service community.

I am sharing today’s card with my Doctor and his staff.  They were so wonderful to me during the “great sickness” .  I have been meaning to thank them but, have put it off because I did not know exactly what to do!  I am sending them this simple thank you note!  Sometimes, a simple thank you means more than anything else you could do!!!

This is the Supply List: Remember you will need Gold Mica Ink and Fired Brick Stain by Tim Holtz

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 Thank You for stopping by Westside Paper Creations!  I would love to here from you!  And the comments section below is the perfect place.  I am here for you and your stamping needs.  I am looking forward to meeting you back here soon.  Have a wonderful Monday Night and a fab. Tuesday!  I leave you with this thought.
This quote showed up on Facebook over the weekend.  It really spoke to me.  I am always asking why not?  I guess it is just apart of who I am.  Remember to ask questions?  My Mother the science teacher would say “If you don’t ask you will never know”   She also taught me to “question everything”  Have a wonderful time creating!


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