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Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stamp A Ma Jig, Sunburst Sayings | 0 comments

Starbust Sayings for Team Craft day! 

Saturday was my “Team’s” monthly gathering.  We had a great time catching up with each other and making cards.  Our upline and friend even joined us via facetime.  Brian was so nice to talk with us during out gathering! Anytime I get to see his face it is a good day!!!  Even if it was on a flat screen.  The day was made even better day by getting to craft with some of my favorite people.  I am always overwhelmed by the generosty and kindness of the stamping world.  Everyone is so very supportive of others. Sharing ideas and life!  My ladies are no different! We all help each other out! And we all love seeing what the other is Creating!!  It is just a lovely way to live. 

So what did we do besides talk with Brian… Well, we had lunch and made two cards one of witch I am sharing with you today. Finally, we played a game around the Stampin’ Up! colors…There defantly was lots of chatter and laughter throughout the day! 

One of my favorite papers from the annual catalog is the irresistible floral specialty designer series paper.  This paper comes embossed so that you can add color to it as you choose.  

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 The sentament is from Sunburst Sayings stamp set.  I adore the font of the greetings in this set!  The thanks is clean and simple looking… Witch I love ❤ 

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To color the paper we used three colors of ink blending them together with the new sponge bayer.  The trick is to build your color up slowly. And not to press to hard avoiding really harsh lines.  Also, you want to overlap your colors and work back and forth between colors.  We did this using Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Marina Mist. 

  • It is a great idea to have a set of sponge bayers for each color family. One for reds, blues, yellows, greens, neutrals, and so on… 

After adding color to the paper we made our banners. Using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig we double stamped the Thanks. First in Daffodil Delight.  Then in Calypso Coral, off setting it a bit.  

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  • This is one of my favorite craft tools!!! It is a must have to me 👑

We all know that it is the best time of year in the Stampin’ Up! world!!! Why do you say? Because it is Sale-A-Bration!!! And what does that mean? It means that we all earn FREE product!!!! And who doesn’t love FREE stuff!!!    Stampin’ Up! has made it real easy to earn Sale-A-Bration items with Paper Pumpkin.

If you want to be apart of next months Crafty gathering you should take advantage of the Ultimate Bundle aka Starter Kit and join all the fun! Not only will you be apart of my group you will also be a InKing Royal. (Brian King’s group) The royals are the best group around and they are full of friendship and Crafty knowlidge!!! 

    If you have any questions about Joining Stampin’ Up! Please feel free to contact me with any questions…as always, I’m here for you and your Crafting needs!!! 

    I will be back soon with more about my card making adventures! Have a great Tuesday! #stampsomethingtoday 

    Much Love,

    Jennifer

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    Posted by on Jan 14, 2016 in cups and kettle framelits and dies, Happy Happenings, Stamp A Ma Jig | 0 comments

    Loving the New Cups and Kettle Framelits and Dies

    The All New Cups and Kettle Framelits and Dies are just so very wonderful.  Who does not love coffee, hot chocolate, or tea….. I in love with everything about Cups and Kettle.Have a cuppa  And if it could not get any better it is bundled with the Have a Cuppa stamp set (this saves you 15%)…. a nice cuppa bundleOf course, the dies work well with other stamp sets.  Today, I am combining the Cups and Kettle Framelits with the Happy Happenings Stamp Set.  Several of the stamps from this set fit perfectly into the the “coffee” cup framelit.  Happy Happenings

    I really thought about using “today’s the day” or “thank you” but, in the end “let the cerebration of your fatuousness begin” won out!!!!!IMAG2672

    The background was created using derwent Inktense Pencils.   The pencils were a Christmas gift and quickly becoming one of my favorite ways to create a watercolored look.  22051-1036-5-2ww-mI colored some ink onto watercolor paper and then washed it out with a aqua painter.  The same technique was used to  create the cup  and the steam.  The sentiment was stamped using the archival basic black ink and the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.  The watercolor panel is backed with real red card stock.

     

    Here is the supply list:  my Inktense Pencils came from a store called Dick Blick.

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     Remember that Paper Pumpkin i s on sale!  And with a 3 month subscription you get one
     FREE Sale-A-Bration item!!!!
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    I am already looking forward to meeting you back here soon!  Happy Thursday Evening!
    Much Love,

    Jennifer

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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!!!

     

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    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. :>

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    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!!!!

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    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,

    Jennifer

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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.
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    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

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    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!

    Here is the Supply List:

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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,

    Jennifer

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    Posted by on Nov 4, 2015 in Big News, Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper, Stamp A Ma Jig | 0 comments

    Awesomeness….#sharehandmadekindness

    Day three of  Share Handmade Kindness.  Keeping the idea of sharing with Family and Friends.  I decided to look through and see what stamps would work for just telling someone how wonderful they are.  That is when I came across the stamp set Big News and the sentiment “is there no limit to your Awesomeness”.Big New

    Perfect! Now what to do with it.  I tried a few things.  Thinking all a while that I was going to stamp and emboss the image on a background that was watercolored or textured some how.   Well, I was not really liking what I came up with.  So, I finally looked over at my stash of Designer Series Paper searching for a little spark of Inspiration.  That spark came when I started flipping through Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper.  Whammm Bammm…There it was!!!!  Now I know exactly what to do….Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper

    This paper is full of color and life.  I just love all the patterns in this Designer Series Paper.  Strips, circles, polka dots, and little connecting squares.  What’s not to like?

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    The card base is Daffodil Delight card stock cut at 5 1/2 inches and scored at 4 1/4 inches.  The Pacific Point layer is 1/4 inch smaller (5 1/4 by 4) The Schoolhouse layer is 1/8 inch smaller than the Pacific Point layer.

    The “is there no limit to your Awesomeness” banner is stamped on Whisper White paper (1 3/4 by 3 3/4 inches) in the new Archival Basic Gray ink.   And the layers of Pacific Point (1/8 inch larger) and Daffodil Delight (1/4 inch larger than the Pacific Point)

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     Thank You for visiting Westside Paper Creations.  Be sure to check out Share Handmade Kindness.  I enjoy hearing from you through the comments below.

    Jennifer

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