Happy PPA245 Sketch Challenge

Happy PPA245 Sketch Challenge at WildWestPaperArts.comHappy PPA245 Sketch Challenge with Pals Paper Arts!  A simply happy card perfect for Easter, birthdays or any happy occasion this spring. Thank you Nicole Watt for another fun sketch to work with.

PPA245nmwAs for the skewed line of pompoms… I tried, I really did try to line them up perfectly parallel to the bottom edge of the card. It just didn’t look very fun.

Happy PPA245 Sketch Challenge at WildWestPaperArts.com

The envelope, lined with a sheet of Designer Series Paper from the Best Year Ever collection really pulls it all together.  Best Year Ever is another FREE item in the original Sale-A-Bration brochure.

Happy PPA345 Sketch Challenge at WildWestPaperArts.com

This project is proof that you should always keep your scraps.  While rifling through my stash heap I found the Bermuda Bay Card Stock embossed with the Polka Dots and the little pompoms snipped from the Calypso Coral Pompom Trim.  Good thing too.  Because of the dockworker’s strike in Southern California, the trim is on hold.

Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #133739 at WildWestPaperArts.com

Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #133739

Calysp Coral pompom trim #133739 at WildWestPaperArts.com

Calypso Coral pompom trim #133739

Don’t have the Polka Dot Embossing Folder yet?  You’re in luck!  Because of Blendabilities being discontinued, Stampin’ Up! has added some familiar items to the list of free gifts you can choose from with your qualifying order.  Be sure to check the flyer (click graphic below) for the correct Sale-A-Bration item numbers to get them free.

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And, don’t forget the original Sale-A-Bration selection from the brochure.

Original SAB Brochure at WildWestPaperArts.com

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Hurry!  The end of Sale-A-Bration 2015 is right around the corner. March 31, 2015 to be exact!

This has been one great promotion for everyone.  if you haven’t taken advantage of this annual promotion, now’s the time before it’s too late!  Click here for more information on the fantastic sale.

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Weekly Deals March 24-30, 2015

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Time for Weekly Deals March 24-30, 2015. Did you guess the Wild West Pick of the Week correctly last week? Click here if you missed last week’s Chocolate Chip Pick. What will the next Wild West Pick of the week be? Hmm. Here’s what we have to choose from.

Weekly Deals March 24-30 at WildWestPaperArts.com

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Here’s how to play….

  1. Every week there will be a Wild West Pick of the Week (something from the Weekly Deals Specials.)
  2. Guess what the Wild West Pick of the Week might be by commenting below.
  3. On the following Saturday, I’ll post the answer and a project made with that item.
  4. Here’s where the FREE Tutorial comes in. Everyone that makes a guess at what the Wild West Pick of the Week will be, right or wrong, will receive the FREE Tutorial by the following Monday, before the next Weekly Deals are posted.

Fun and easy! Get started with Step 1. Click here to see all of the Weekly Deals March 24-30, 2015. Then come back here to make your comment below.

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Visit the Wild West Paper Arts Sale-A-Bration page for the nuts and bolts of Stampin’ Up!s biggest promotion of the year!

New Arrivals

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Be in the “know” when new products are introduced all the time at Stampin’ Up! You can find the newest arrivals, 24/7 by visiting my Online Store or …. just click here! Paper Pumpkin On Sale at WildWestPaperArts.com With Sale-A-Bration 2015 coming down the home stretch, you’ll want to take advantage of the Paper Pumpkin Sale before it’s too late! Today is a perfect day to take advantage of the special pricing. Why? The tenth of every month is the day to make sure you get the current kit. Subscriber or not, you can take advantage of this sale. Click here for instructions on taking advantage of the sale before it’s gone!

Yay for Weekly Deals March 24-30, 2015!

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Celebrate Spring!

Celebrate pring Wreath at WildWestPaperArts.com

Time to celebrate spring in the Wild West.  We’ve really had spring for far too many weeks already.  But officially, it came last Friday.  What better way to usher in the official start of the new season that with a beautiful spring wreath that includes a sweet little bird.

A few friends and I did just that on Sunday, March, 22nd.  We gathered around, packin’ glue guns, BandAids and of course the Simply Created Build a Bouquet Kit (#137952).  The kit is featured on page 29 of the 2015 Occasions Catalog from Stampin’ Up!  The wreath and bird were purchased at a local craft supply store.

Celebrate Spring Wreath at WildWestPaperArts.com

As a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator we receive the Stampin’ Success Magazine with all kinds of tips and ideas.  This wreath is one of these ideas.  Adding the little bird was inspired by a dove behind our shop.  Nature will take over anywhere it likes.

Celebrate Spring Nesting Dove at WildWestPaperArts.com

Celebrate Spring Nesting Dove at WildWestPaperArts.com

She was very patient with us as we snapped a few pictures.  We’ll keep an eye on her and share photos as long as long as we don’t scare her.

Celebrate Spring Wreath Tips:

  • Create the flowers as instructed in the directions or video.
  • Don’t fasten the leaves or wrap the entire stem.
  • Snip the wire close the bottom of the flower and fasten to the wreath with hot glue.
  • Fasten leaves, bird and anything else that tickles your fancy with hot glue.
  • The wreath shown here is about 8″ inside diameter and about 4″ outside diameter.
  • With this configuration, one kit will give you enough flowers to create two wreaths.  However, you’ll have a total 30 individual blossoms (5 different kinds of flowers) to create with.  Click here to view all of the blossoms in this Stampin’ Up! Video.

Celebrate Spring Gift Box at WildWestPaperArts.com

Everyone left with this little gift box also inspired from our latest Stampin’ Success Magazine.  By now you’re probably asking, “How do I get my hands on the Stampin’ Success Magazine?”

The only way is to give Stampin’ Up! a “Test Drive.” There’s no better time than now. And, until March 31, 2015 you can choose extra items for your Starter Kit!  Take a minute, look us over then contact me (rae@wildwestpaperarts.com) to join one of the biggest online communities in Stampin’ Up!

Customize your Starter Kit with $125.00 in products for $99.00 + Choose Your Reward during Sale-A-Bration only! Shipping included. There are too many perks of being part of the Stampin’Up! community to list here. Email me to set up a time to chat.

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Chocolate Chip Pick of the Week

Chocolate Chip Pick of the Week at WildWestPaperArts.comDid you make your Wild West “Guess” of the week?  If you had a Chocolate Chip Pick you guessed right!

Chocolate Chip Pick of the Week at WildWestPaperArts.comThis was a difficult week to make a choice.  So many great things to showcase, especially the Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.  Love those! How did I choose?  Well, I realized I haven’t done much with my Chocolate Chip Chevron Ribbon.  To tell the truth, I’ve find this ribbon difficult to work into my projects.  Not only that but my mind is naturally turning to spring colors right now. Time to get out of my comfort zone!

Since this ribbon is big and bold it can easily overpower the entire card.  Best thing to to?  Either use a minimal amount or let it be a complete stand out.  Guess you can see what choice I made.

Chocolate Chip Pick of the Week at WildWestPaperArts.comA couple Soft Sky Candy Dots from the Subtles Candy Dots Collection and a scrappy piece of Soft Sky Card Stock were added to satisfy my spring fever.

Lots of distressing, some Gorgeous Grunge and you have a quick, shabby card that looks like you spent hours in the craft room.

If you made a Wild West Guess on the Weekly Deals post last week, you’ll receive the instructions for making the fancy ribbon embellishment on Monday via email.  If you didn’t make your guess, so sorry you missed it.  Join us this coming Tuesday for another round of fun.  Just watch for the Weekly Deals Post on Tuesday.  Then, guess what product I’ll use for my post on the following Saturday.  You’ll get a free tutorial just for making a guess, right or wrong!

See you soon and thank you for visiting today!

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PPA244 Sketch Challenge with the Pals

PPA244 Sketch Challenge with the Pals at WildWestPaperArts.comPPA244kwbExcited is what I am!  Excited that Paper Pumpkin March 2015 was perfect for PPA244 Sketch Challenge with the Pals!  A little tweak here and there is all it takes!  Thank you Pal Nicole Watt for a great sketch to work with.

Have you figured out that I LOVE My Paper Pumpkin?! As you’ll see in a minute, the Sketch Challenge version is even quicker than the suggested sample for the Paper Pumpkin Kit.  I did have to add a bit of Daffodil Delight and Whisper White card stock but who doesn’t have scraps laying around? If you say YOU… I’ll be right over to bop you on the head for lying!

I’ve heard mixed emotions over the March “Sew You” kit.  Mostly because there’s sewing (specifically embroidery) involved.  As you can see, not a stitch was drawn to create this cute card.  Instead of stitching, layer piece of colored card stock behind the pierced holes. I like the result even better than the stitched version.  Sorry Stampin’ Up!  I’m a Paper-Piercing nut!

Paper Pumpkin March 2015 Sew You  at WildWestPaperArts.com

However, if you really want to embroider your cards, here are a few changes to the package instructions that will make your sewing much easier.

  1. The thread is too thick to thread through the needle.
    1. Separate the 6 strand embroidery floss into 2 plies of 3 strands each, or 3 plies of 2 strands each.  I rarely use a full, 6 strand piece for normal embroidery.
    2. To thread the needle: (tip from Shannon Jaramillo a fellow Pal)
      1. Fold your piece of thread in two
      2. Thread the folded end through the needle
    3. Separating the strands:
      1. grab the strands you want, then holding on to the others, gently pull them from the group. One at a time works best. Don’t try to unravel, just pull.
  2. DON’T USE A 40″ PIECE OF THREAD! 
    1. Why?  Tangles and it’s more difficult to separate the strands.  Instead, use a much more manageable 20″ piece. Trust me on this one!
  3. To knot or not to knot… that is the question.
    1. Instead of knotting the thread at the beginning, weave the end into your stitches.  When you’re finished, weave the end in with the needle before cutting the thread. Common practice in embroidery.

Paper Pumpkin March 2015 Sew You -  Seperating floss at WildWestPaperArts.comNow, about Paper Pumpkin…. you only have a few days to take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration Paper Pumpkin Kit special.  Give Paper Pumpkin a try with a Prepaid 3 month subscription at a $5.00 discount. PLUS earn a Sale-A-Bration Gift!  Such a deal. They also make great gifts for the crafter in your family.

Click here for more information on this monthly creative getaway.

Now it’s time to get over to Pals Paper Arts for a little creative inspiration.  Don’t forget to play with us while you’re there!

Thanks for stopping by .

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Sale-A-Bration Phase III!

Luck of the Irish at WildWestPaperArts.com

Talk about luck! Who’d of thought we’d kick off Sale-A-Bration Phase III on this day?

What is Sale-A-Bration Phase III?  A chance to earn some great Stampin’ Up! products from the 2014-2015 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  Yes, there is some fine print.

  1. These products are only available while supplies last until the end of Sale-A-Bration, March 31, 2015.
  2. You MUST use the special Sale-A-Bration item numbers shown on the brochure. (Download below.)

That’s it!  Just click on the link or graphic below to download the Phase III flyer.  You just may find something to cross off your “wish list”.

Sale-A-Bration Phase III Flyer at WildWestPaperArts.com

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Weekly Deals March 17-23, 2015

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

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Time for Weekly Deals March 17-23 2015. Did you guess the Wild West Pick of the Week correctly last week? Click here if you missed last week’s Sparkling Wild West reveal. What will the next Wild West Pick of the week be? Hmm. Here’s what we have to choose from.

WeeklyDeals March 17-23 2015 at WildWestPaperArts.com

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Here’s how to play….

  1. Every week there will be a Wild West Pick of the Week (something from the Weekly Deals Specials.)
  2. Guess what the Wild West Pick of the Week might be by commenting below.
  3. On the following Saturday, I’ll post the answer and a project made with that item.
  4. Here’s where the FREE Tutorial comes in. Everyone that makes a guess at what the Wild West Pick of the Week will be, right or wrong, will receive the FREE Tutorial by the following Monday, before the next Weekly Deals are posted.

Fun and easy! Get started with Step 1. Click here to see all of the Weekly Deals March 17-23, 2015. Then come back here to make your comment below.

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Vist the Wild West Paper Arts Sale-A-Bration page for the nuts and bolts of Stampin’ Up!s biggest promotion of the year!

Newest Downloads

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Love Digital Downloads? New downloads are released the first Tuesday of every month. However, check back frequently. Sometimes Stampin’ Up! releases new downloads at other times. don’t miss out!

New Arrivals

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Be in the “know” when new products are introduced all the time at Stampin’ Up! You can find the newest arrivals, 24/7 by visiting my Online Store or …. just click here! Paper Pumpkin On Sale at WildWestPaperArts.com With Sale-A-Bration 2015 coming down the home stretch, you’ll want to take advantage of the Paper Pumpkin Sale before it’s too late! Today is a perfect day to take advantage of the special pricing. Why? The tenth of every month is the day to make sure you get the current kit. Subscriber or not, you can take advantage of this sale. Click here for instructions on taking advantage of the sale before it’s gone!

Yay for Weekly Deals March 17-23, 2015!

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