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Posted by on Nov 18, 2015 in Thankful Forest Friends, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Thankful Forest Friends

Yesterday was a big day. Stampin’ Up! gave there demonstrators a digital look at the up coming Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs.  All I can say is … I’m in love all over again!!!  The up coming catalog is AMAZING!!!

My friend Brian had a nice little seek peek a few weeks ago.  While at Founder’s Circle he got a bag of goodies from the upcoming Occasions Catalog.  happy-birthday-to-you

Is that not the cutest paper ever.  And the watercolor look is so right now!!!  Be sure to check out all of Brian’s post about Founder’s Circle.

Another wonderful friend, Lydia at Understand Blue shared a fun little sneak peek that just might be my favorite stamp set from the upcoming Occasions Catalog.  Though, I will have to say…It changes every time I look through the Up Coming catalog.  (email me for your copy)  When I say, It’s the best catalog ever.  It really is!  I truly think there is something for everyone :>

Love bug by understandblue 005 copy

It’s the love bug all tie died up!!!!  Be sure to check out Lydia’s blog at Understand Blue.  She has a great little video showing  how she tie died  the “love bug”

Looks like I need to attend more Stampin’ Up! events!!!!!

So now, back to fall.  I am still working on Share Handmade Kindness.  It is taking me a while to complete some of the projects I wanted to do for this month.  One of witch was to send cards to members of the Military that I personally know or know through friends.  This has been so rewarding.  I have a deer friend who’s husband is a member of the Coast Guard.  They have always been so faithful to our Country.  I have always admired how they were so willing to go where the job leads them.  Among about a million other reasons that tie into the Coast Guard.

One of the things I wanted was to Shower this family with cards of “Thanks”.  So many friends have sent cards.  If you would like to join Me in thanking The Moulder Family for all there years of dedication to our Country.  You can!

Here is How:

Send a Card Double Enveloped.  The inside envelope (the one the Moulders will receive) should be addressed to The Moulders.   The Outside Envelop should be addressed to Me.  When I receive a card.  I will pass it along to the family.  Easy peasy.  And we both get the opportunity to Share Handmade Kindness!!!! Yahooo…. If you have any questions just email me at

Here is my address:

Jennifer Spiller

3307 Indian Hills Rd.

Decatur, Al. 35603

The other part of what I have been doing is asking everyone I know.  Do you know someone in the Military (currently or retired) that could use a thank you  card.  Either to the person or their family.  So it is only appropriate that I ask you.  If you know someone that is in the Military and you would like for me to send them a card thanking them for there service.  Please, email me at  I really feel that we should take more time to be thankful that there are people who are willing to defend our country!

This brings me to my card for today.  I made this card as a part of Share Handmade Kindness (still working on last weeks challenge) I wanted to create a card that expressed my thought but, not necessarily patriotic.  I wanted something more  fall and manly. I decided on Thankful Forest Friends.  Though, now that I think about it.  Manly may not be the best word for the adorable little forest friends….Thankful Forest Frends

Some stamp sets I just do not pull out enough.  This fall that set has been Tankful Forest Friends.  The Bear is just the most adorable little bear.  And the fox is a cutie pie as well.  And don’t get me started on the preciousness of the bunny.  I also, really love the statements with the fall accents. There is just so much to love about this stamp set.


This card is a square  4 1/4 by 4 1/2 card.   The colors used are Rich Razzleberry, Cajun Craze, and Early Espresso.  The wood background is part to the Designer Series Paper Into The Woods.  This card is perfect for making multiple cards.  (I normally don’t do this…)  Because it is quick and easy to put together.  Just some simple stamping and cutting.

Here is the supply list:

I am hoping to have the details of a swap coming up!  So keep  your eye out for that!  Also, If you would like a Occasions Catalog email me at

Don’t forget that all the Holiday Retiring Products are as supply’s last. So be sure to pick yours up today!Main_HM_Retiring_OLO_1116_US (1)

Thank You for visiting Westside Paper Creations.  I am looking forward to meeting you here again!  Love Ya-


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Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Thankful Forest Friends | 6 comments

Holiday Catalog 2015 is Here!!!!

This is the day we have all been wating for!!! The Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog is offically here!!!!!! Whooo Hooo!!! I just love everything about this catalog.  It is jam packed full of wonderful products!  To make today a little extra special The Christmas Card Class took a little survey about the Holiday Catalog.  I am going to use there results to feature a few products from the Holiday Catalog.  Thank You to everyone who came the to August Christmas Card Class.  You guys rock!!! You kept at it even when I compleatly overwhelmed you!  Thank You for sticking with me Saturday and making the day great. Because yall are so Awesome, at the end of the post there is a special announcement just for you!!!


I asked the class four different questions about the Holiday Catalog.

  1. What is your favorite stamp set from the Holiday Catalog.
  2. What is your favorite fall stamp set from the Holiday Catalog
  3. What is your favorite bundle from the Holiday Catalog
  4. What is your accessory from the Holiday Catalog

I kinda feel like Family Fuede….And the Survey Say’s……

Let’s start with the favorite stamp set for Christmas!

  • The most popular answer was All Ye Faithful.  I will say this is the best Nativity Set I have seen in a very long time!  I just love it :>all ye fathfulHoliday15_p21_aSecond up was Cozy Christmas, Peaceful Wreath,  Happy Scenes, and Wonderland all in a tie






One person did vote for If The Broom Fit’s Stamp Set…Just because they liked the stamp!!!!

The Second Question was “What was your Favorite Fall Stamp Set from the Holiday Catalog.

  • The top pick was Whitches’ NightHoliday15_p07_bWitches Night
  • Next up was If the Broom Fits.  One vote in the Christmas stamp set category and one vote in the fall category…I told you I have the best group of ladies ever!!! They are always keeping me on my toes…Holiday15_p48_b
  • Lighthearted Leaves, Acorney Thank You, and Happy Scenes all tiedHoliday15_p44_a


The third question was “what is your favorite Bundle from the Holiday Catalog” We have a tie all around on this one!!!!

  • Peaceful PinesHoliday15_p16_b

Peaceful Pines Bundle

  • Jingle All The WayHoliday15_p12_b

Jingle All The Way bundle

  • Among the Branches


Among the branches bundle

  • Festive Fireside


festive fireside bundle


The fourth and final question was “what is your favorite accessory from the Holiday Catalog”

The top answer for this question is actually NOT in the Holiday Catalog.  But, It is a great product.

  • The Grid Paper (Over all the ribbons, adhesives, punches, buttons, and Designer Series Paper)  I will say, if you don’t own the grid paper it is a must! Best work paper ever!!!!

Grid Paper

  • The second up was Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper

Happy Haunting

  • The Curvy Corner Trio Punch, Home for Christmas Enamel Dots, and Boughs & Berries Textured Impressions all tied

Curvy Corner Trio Punch

Home for Christmas Enamel Dots

Boughs & Berries Textured Impressions


As you can see.  There is so much to love about the new Holiday Catlaog.  There is defantly something for everyone!  Now, on with today’s card.  I am playing along with the Fab Friday Challenge!  This talented group of artiest have cooked up a extra special color challenge.  Fab Friday Logos-002

All these colors are perfect for fall!  And combining them brings a richness to your projects. Make sure you visit Fab Friday and check out all the creations by the Design Team!  Because this is the first day of the Holiday Catalog I wanted to use one of my newest stamp set from the Holiday Catalog.  My wish list is so long that I have bought a few new items every couple of weeks to show you guys.  Thankful Forest Friends is just to cute.  The little Forest Friends are adorable….The Thankful stamp is from Acorney Thank You. (one of my personal favs. from the Holiday Catalog)


I’m just crazy for how the cute little fox turned out!!!

Here are the Detals:

  • The card base is Tip Top Taupe card stock cut at 5 1/2 inches and scored at 4 1/4 inches
  • The layers are Blackberry Bliss (5 3/8 by 4 1/8), Old Olive (5 1/2 by 4),  Into The Woods Designer Series Paper (5 by 3), and Delightful Dijon (5 by 1 1/4)
  • The Tip Top Taupe strip is 5 by 1/2 inches. Use the Decorative Dots Textured Impression and your big shot to emboss the strip
  • Stamp Thankful in Blackberry Bliss onto the Delightful Dijon layer
  • The fox is stamped on whisper white using Tangelo Twist ink.  If you look close the fox is not all Tangelo Twist.  I inked the fox with Tangelo Twist then using a sponge dabber dabbed a little Tip Top Taupe for some contrast
  • The Squares are 2 1/4 inches, 2 inches, and 1 3/4 inches.

Now don’t forget to decorate your envelopes.  It’s the most fun part is to make the package as pretty a the card inside!!! IMAG2021

I stamped a second fox to make a sticker as the envelope seal!!!

I stamped a second fox to make a sticker as the envelope seal!!!


Here is the Supply List:

Price: $110.00

Supply List

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Be sure to Check out the all new Weekly Deals!!!


Now for the big announcement!  I am so happy that my classes have begun to grow. Because of this growth I am now able to offer a Host Code for each class.  Basically how it works is.  All items ordered during a class will be ordered using a Host Code to earn Stampin’ Rewards if the class total is over %150.  During the class as part of the “door prizes” one person will be selected to receive the Stampin’ Rewards.  I know you have questions but, more information will be provided soon. I excited that we are Growing and that this growth will benefit you!!!



Thanks for stopping by Westside Paper Creations!!! Have a great Tuesday :> And hop on over to Fab Friday to check out all the Fab. Creations by the Design Team and people just playing along!!!




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