Just Peachy!

Today I’m sharing a card from a Wild West Paper Crafter, Karen Gooch of Inkers Workshop. Isn’t it just peachy?

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Karen used the new bundle of Thinlits and photopolymer stamps, Swirly Bird & Swirly Scribbles shown on page 152 of your 2016-2017 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog.

At first glance, this set could leave you scratching your head.  However, do a search on Pinterest and you’ll see why it’s already becoming popular.  So many unique and creative samples and Karen’s is no exception.  This is the first peach I’ve seen created with it.

Inker's Workshop at WildWestPaperArts.com

If you haven’t visited InkersWorkshop.com, you’re in for a treat. Karen is a true paper artist.  I’m so glad she’s my friend and part of the Wild West Crafters Group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators.

What’s a Wild West Crafter?   We’re a group of paper crafting enthusiasts.  Some of us are in it for the hobby whereas, some of us have chosen to make it more than that.

What makes us special? Some of us are strictly traditional, some are online and a few are a bit of both.  We’re also part of a larger group you may have heard of, Stampin’ Pretty Pals led by Mary Fish. Why is this important?  Tools available through the Stampin’ Pretty Pals are vast and comprehensive with contests, fun and business all rolled into one.  Plus, technical support from me.  I share my 40 years of technical experience as well as knowledge in the commercial print and graphics industry with you.

Why Wild West Crafters? I share my 40 years of technical experience as well as knowledge in the commercial print and graphics industry with you.  Isn’t that just peachy?

Ready to give it a try?  NOT NOW!  There’s a special time to sign up right around the corner.  Watch for it on June 1st.  Want to know more?  Contact me today rae@wildwestpaperarts.com

Now, please visit Inkers Workshop to see more about this and many more of Karen’s beautiful projects.  Thank you for visiting today’s “Just Peachy” project.

Have a wildly creative day!

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You Make My Day!

You make my day!  Yes, you. Comments here, Pins and Shares on social media let me know how you feel about Wild West Paper Arts.  Thank you so much.

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When some of you stopped receiving blog updates, you told me.  Turns out the service I used (FeedBurner) hasn’t been working very well for many people. Bet you thought I just took the last few days off.  Now you know the rest of the story.  But enough tech talk.

My project today showcases more retiring Stampin’ Up! product.  Like…

 

I needed a few cards for various occasions that were quick and cute. While cruising through Pinterest, inspiration hit.  Using “A Dozen Thoughts” stamp set to change the phrase gave me as many cards in no time at all.  Change the paper for the punched circles for even more.  This is a recipe I’ll use over and over.  This is a good one for putting your scraps to use too.

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Speaking of paper, have you looked at the new Designer Series Paper in the 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog yet? What if I told  you you could have a piece of every new paper for a fraction of the cost? 2016-2017 Annual Product Shares to the rescue!  This year, a perfect size for card makers!  Hurry, reserve your spot.  Shares are filling up!2016-2017 AC Paper Shares at WildWestPaperArts.com

Need more information?  Click Here for the Paper Shares Information Page.  You’ll also be able to print a full-size flyer.

Have a wildly creative day!

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Just Ripe for PPA302

Memorial Day Weekend and strawberries!  Just ripe for PPA302, another sketch challenge at Pals Paper Arts.

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Welcome to another challenge from the Paper Pals Arts  sketch team.  The sketch this week, and inspiration for this card, was designed by team member, Nicole Watt.

Just Ripe for PPA302 at WildWestPaperArts.comI chose one of my favorite retiring stamp sets to create my project, Market Fresh and it’s paper cousin Farmer’s Market DSP.  Market Fresh is the perfect stamp set to feed my recent watercolor cravings. Sorry to see this set go.  Good news… it’s one of the stamp sets that you’ll receive a 20% discount on through May 31, 2016!

Market Fresh at WildWestPaperArts.com

Keep the colors bright and true by using the water in your Aqua Painter or brush to lighten or darken the intensity of the ink.  Only three colors are used here, Cherry Cobbler, Cucumber Crush and Delightful Dijon.  A common watercolor mistake is overworking, resulting in muddy colors.

Just ripe for PPA302 at WildWestPaperArts.com

The banner is fussy cut and popped up for added dimension.  Thank you Stampin’ Dimensionals!  A few Soft Suede Candy Dots from the Neutrals collection are the perfect finishing touch.

A few scraps were left over and tucked inside.

Just ripe for PPA302 at WildWestPaperArts.com

Now it’s your turn.  We invite you to use this sketch (and our team samples) to inspire you.  Get your stamps, ink and paper out to play along with us!

Rules for the Gallery:

  • Use any brand of products to create your card or paper craft project.
  • Your entry should be new and inspired (totally or partially) for this challenge.
  • Link to the blog post or online gallery where your project is posted.  Incorrect links are not eligible for Pals Picks, and may be deleted.
  • Use keyword PPA302 when uploading to public galleries.  We want to leave you comments, but if you are linking your project to a closed group or a site that requires us to register, we may not be able the respond on your submission. Please be sure to post on an open forum so we can leave comments on your wonderful cards. Thank you!!
  • Inlinkz will close at Noon (EST) Tuesday, May 31st.
  • Pals Paper Artist Picks will be announced Wednesday, June 1st.

 

Can’t wait to see your creation!  Click here to play along with us.

Have a wildly creative day!

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