Celebrate America!

Celebrate America with WildWestPaperArts.com

God bless America

Land that I love,

Stand beside her and guide her

Thru the night with a light from above;

From the mountains, to the prairies,

To the oceans white with foam,

God bless America,

My home, sweet home.

God bless America,

My home, sweet home.

Celebrate America!

 

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Happy Birthday USA

PPA258 Color Challenge with Pals

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WelcomePPA258 Color Challenge with Pals at WildWestPaperArts.com to PPA258 Color Challenge with Pals.  Hope your holiday weekend is off to a great start.  Time to refresh and enjoy our nation’s 239th birthday.  Sounds like a party to me!

This pallet of colors also welcomes two of Stampin’ Up!s newest “In-Colors”, Cucumber Crush and Watermelon Wonder.  The trio screamed flowers to me.  How about you?

Flowers, hmm.  I’ve been dying to try the new Cotton Paper Assortment (#138308) with the Bouquet Bigz L Die (#137367).  What do you know, the package (labeled as Cherry On Top Cotton Paper Assortment) just happens to include Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush.  Now THAT’s Wild!  I fell in love with this kind of paper after putting together the Build a Bouquet Kit from this year’s Occasions Catalog.  The paper is light and airy, perfect for floral decorations.

Eight plies of the Watermelon Wonder cotton paper were cut at the same time then joined with a dab of hot glue while wrapping around the stem wire.  The leaves and flower center are Cucumber Crush and Night of Navy cardstock respectively.  Leaves are scored in the middle then edged with Cucumber Crush Classic Ink (#138324) for a little dimension.

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This cute little accent brightens a corner of my work table.  Love it!  Can’t wait to try the other blossoms on the die.

Before you go… make sure to check out the Upgraded Weekly Deals & Clearance Rack with more products and deeper discounts (especially in the Weekly Deals). Now THAT’s wild!  Hurry,  these prices are on a limited supply of stock. Once they’re gone the prices go back to the listed retail price.  Weekly Deals will change every week as usual.  These “Bonus Deals” are valid June 30 through August 3, 2015 only.  Don’t be disappointed!

Now it’s your turn.  Don’t have these Stampin’ Up! colors?  No problem…. come as close as you can and come out to play the PPA258 Color Challenge with Pals!

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Weekly Deals June 30-July 6, 2015

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Here they are, Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals June 30-July 6, 2015! Great news!!!!  From today through August 3, 2015, Stampin’ Up! is “upping the ante” with more items and an additional 5% discount on Weekly Deals!  Yep… that’s a whopping 30% off!  Here’s the catch …. there are limited quantities of featured items so get them quickly!

Did you guess my Wild West Pick for last week’s deals? Click here to check yesterday’s post with the answer.  Hmm… what will I pick this week?

Don’t forget to play Wild West Pick of the Week. 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. Friday: Guess what the Wild West Pick of the Week might be by commenting ON THIS POST before the Friday of the current week.
  3. Sunday: The answer will be posted.
  4. FREE Tutorial: Everyone that makes a guess at what the Wild West Pick of the Week, right or wrong, will receive a FREE Tutorial.

Fun and easy! Get started with Step 1. Click here to shop all of the Weekly Deals June 30-July 6, 2015. Then come back here to make your comment below. Remember, the comment MUST be on this post. It’s the only way I can keep track.

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More great news!  New products have just been added to the Clearance Rack at up to 60% off retail! Get more bang for your buck and consider adding these great deals to the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit.

Ending today!

Don’t forget, you can still get Stampin’ Up!s Starter Kit Special with a bonus of two free stamp sets, of your choice.  Hurry… this special deal ends at 11:59 pm Mountain Time tonight!  Wild West Crafters awaits!

Yay for Weekly Deals June 30-July 6, 2015!

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Glimmer Glamour Treat Bag Wild West Pick

Glimmer Glamour WildWestPick 2015-06-29 at WildWestPaperArts.comTime for a little Glimmer Glamour and the Wild West Pick of the Week.  Three people got it right…  Chris R., Judi and Norma W. Thank you all for making a Wild West guess last week. I’m really having fun with this.

You may be wondering, how all three, with different answers got it right. Well, I challenged myself to use as many of the Weekly Deals products as possible.  Can you guess what they are?

Chris wanted to know if there was much of a difference between Dazzling Diamonds and Silver Glimmer Paper.  Here’s a close-up for a better view.

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As you can see there is a huge difference.  My preference is Dazzling Diamonds.  It really picks up light and colors around it…. just like a diamond.  It’s perfect to use during winter holidays too.

The silver pompom is leftover from a retired Simply Created Gift Box Kit called A Little Sumthin’ Sumthin’.  If they happen to come up in the Clearance Rack, grab a couple.  I love these little pillow boxes.  Easy to assemble and perfect to have on hand for gift card giving.  Watch for it.

Now, back the Wild West Pick Project.  Who doesn’t love a surprise?  This Mini Treat Bag can hide a gift card or a treat… any surprise will do.  Gift cards and slim treats can be attached to the enclosed tag with a Glue Dot. How about this… if you live in an area that allows fireworks you could hand out sparklers in a cute little bag for Independence day. Easy! Glimmer Glamour WildWestPick 2015-06-29 at WildWestPaperArts.comWell, have you figured out how many Weekly Deals products (from last week) were used?  If you guessed five, you would be right. Here’s the line-up.

If you made a guess, watch for the free PDF tutorial in your inbox tomorrow.

Make sure to come back and visit for Stampin’ Up!s Weekly Deals tomorrow.  They’re raising the discount to 30% from June 30 through August 3rd!  New Clearance Rack items too!  Now THAT’s Wild! See you tomorrow.

Glimmer Glamour Treat Bag & Wild West Pick

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PPA257 Sketch Challenge with Pals

  RJ PPA257 - 1It’s Thursday!  Time to play PPA257 Sketch Challenge with Pals.  It can also mean, time to stand on your head or do anything you need to do to make a sketch work, like last week.  Don’t worry, no standing on heads this week, just turning on our sides.  Can you see it?

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Shabby cards are my favorite and so much fun. Why?

  • There are NO mistakes!
  • Use pieces that would otherwise be thrown away.
  • Recycle, reuse and repurpose.

For instance, the front of the card started out with a Very Vanilla panel.  I didn’t like it so here comes a Crumb Cake replacement.  But, the Very Vanilla wasn’t wasted.  You can see it peeking out from behind the Crumb Cake foreground. The little butterflies started out as little flowers from the Floral Framelits Collecton. PPA257 Sketch Challenge with Pals at WildWestPaperArts.com Shabby can look intimidating but give it a try.  I have a saying, when you think it’s done, throw your project on the ground, stomp on it, run over it, do whatever it takes to get the result you like. Now that I’ve shared my secret, it’s your turn. Head over to PPA256 Sketch Challenge with Pals Paper Arts and give it a whirl? Ready, set, GO!

PPA257 Sketch Challenge with Pals

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Weekly Deals June 23-29, 2015

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Here they are, Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals June 23-29, 2015! But, before we get to those, did you guess my Wild West Pick for last week’s deals? Click here to check yesterday’s post with the answer.

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Weekly Deals June 23-29, 2015 at WildWestPaperArts.com

Hmm… what will I pick this week?

Don’t forget to play Wild West Pick of the Week. 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 ON THIS POST before the following Monday.
  3. On the following Monday, 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, right or wrong, will receive a FREE Tutorial by the following Tuesday.

Fun and easy! Get started with Step 1. Click here to shop all of the Weekly Deals June 23-29, 2015. Then come back here to make your comment below. Remember, the comment MUST be on this post. It’s the only way I can keep track.

Yay for Weekly Deals June 23-29, 2015!

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Celebrate Glitter!

Celebrate Glitter at WildWestPaperArts.comIt may not look like it but the Wild West Pick this week is….. Gold Stampin’ Glitter (#133457).  Congratulations Chris R. on your guess! Hold your horses, you’ll see me celebrate glitter in just a minute.  First, a story.

A group of friends gather at my house about every month.  Three of us create cards for everyone to make.  Those not creating cards bring the food.  Great food and crafts with friends.  A real “win-win”!  This month it seems I’ve had a bit of creative block.  Pinterest to the rescue!  While this is not an exact replica of the inspiration (provided by a pin from Kathleen Wingerson), it sure helped get those creative juices flowing.  Thanks Kathleen!

Now for the Gold Stampin’ Glitter.  After the girls left I started thinking.. hmm, wonder what this card would look like with some glitter scattered around.

Celebrate Glitter at WildWestPaperArts.comHard to see in the photo but in the sunlight, it really shimmers.  How did I make it stick?  Spray adhesive.

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Just a quick, light spray and then a dusting of glitter.  Then, flick the back of your card with your finger to remove the excess.  Done!  Loctite brand is shown here but any brand will do.

Tip:  I put all of my Stampin’ Glitter in small, glass salt shakers.  Their in expensive and easy to use.  Less waste and chance of a major spill. Psst… you can still get the Gold Stampin’ Glitter on sale until 11:59 pm Mountain Time tonight, (June 22, 2015).  Now THAT’s Wild!

If you took the time to guess the Wild West Pick of the Week on my June 16-22, 2015 Weekly Deals Post, you’ll get a tutorial with complete supply listing, for this card emailed to you tomorrow.  If not, there’s a new set of deals tomorrow with another chance to guess.  You’ll find a partial supply list at the foot of this post.  You can also get these tutorials by purchasing your Stampin’ Up! products through me.  Just make sure to email me (rae@wildwestpaperarts.com) after you make your online purchase.

Till then….

Have a Wildly Creative Day

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