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


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?


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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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 Aug 6, 2015 in Best Thoughts, Choose Happiness, Georgeous Grunge, Stamp A Ma Jig | 2 comments

Choose Happiness for Pal’s Paper Arts 262

Today I am playing along with the Pal’s Paper Arts.  The Pal’s are a great group of  paper artist who all happen to be Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and the down line of Mary Fish.  Mary is  a fablous leader for all the Pal’s.  I love being apart of such a wonderful group.  We all support each other not just in Stampin’ Up! but, in all walks of life.  I waited a long time to join Stampin’ Up!  I am very proud to be a member of the Pal’s and the InKing Royalty’s.  Both groups are full of amazing people. PPA262

The challenge is #262 and is a color challenge.  The colors in this challenge are Mint Macaron, Pool Party, and Tip Top Taupe.  The Mint Macaron and the Pool party are very close to each other.  Yet, completely different.  One is a light shade of green and the other is blue.  They are both very soothing colors to me.  Tip Top Taupe really brings out either color.

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Here are the Details of today’s card:

  • The card base is Thick Whisper White card stock cut at 5 1/2 inches and scored at 4 1/4
  • Cut Tip Top Taupe card stock to 5 3/8 inches by 4 1/8 inches
  • Cut Mint Macaron card stock to 5 1/4 inches by 4 inches
  • Cut Shimmery White card stock to 5 inches by 3 3/4 inches.
  • Cut a strip of Tip Top Taupe to 1 inch by 3 3/4 inches
  • Cut a strip of Whisper White 3/4 inches by 3 3/4 inches
  • Cut a strip of Pool Part to 1/2 inches by 3 3/4 inches.  Then use the Decorative Dots Texture Impression Embossing Folder and the Big Shot  Glue the Three strips together.
  • Stamp the interlocking stamp using Tip Top Taupe ink.  See below pictures about how to achieve a straight line.  The Stamp-A-Ma-Jig is involved.
  • Stamp this layer with the dots from Gorgeous Grunge in Pool Party. (only do this on the top part of the card stock)
  • Stamp the branch from Choose happiness in Staz On Jet Black.  Then using a blender pin color in the branch using Mint Macaron ink
  •  Stamp “You are in my thoughts” in Tip Top Taupe on the Shimmery White card stock.  Use the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get the stamp in just the right spot!  “you are in my thoughts” is from Best Thoughts Stamp Set.
  • On a scrap sheet of Whisper White card stock stamp the bird from Choose Happiness in Pool Party.  Then fussy cut the bird out.  Using Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere the bird to the branch. I use Stampin’ Up! paper snips for this.  They make cutting a breeze.
  • All that is left is to glue everything together.  Glue the Shimmery White stamped layer to the Mint Macaron layer.  Then using Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere this layer to the card base.  Glue the strip layer to the Shimmery White using multipurpose glue.


To line up the Tip Top Taupe stamping I used the 1 inch strip of Tip Top Taupe and Post It Note tape to hold everything in place.  Then using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig I stamped the interlocking stamp.  Perfect results!


Sometimes when using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig I forget witch edge of the stamp I was using.  This time I got smart and put a “X” on the end that was going against the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.  That way I will always know witch end  is correct.

Please make sure to check out all the fabulous creations by the Design Team over at Pal’s Paper Arts. And don’t forget to scroll down to the bottom to see all the projects by those like me who are playing along with the Design Team on Challenge 262


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