A Butterfly Challenge

 

A Butterfly Challenge at WildWestPaperArts.comToday was the first day of the Wild West Online Crop & Party.  A Butterfly Challenge was issued to all of the attendees. They have until 9:00 pm on Saturday, April 25th to post their project.  the pay-off?  They’ll be entered into a random draw for a RAK (Random Act of Kindness) prize. This project was created during the challenge for inspiration.  It was snapped right off my work table.

Along with the Butterfly Challenge, we had two trivia questions challenges with RAK prizes given away.  RAK’s given were Pistachio Pudding Cardstock and the Seriously Amazing Paper Pumpkin Kit from August, 2014.  That’s one CUTE kit by the way!

We start up again today at Noon Pacific Time.  How can you get in?  Easy!  Take advantage of my special, special today. Guaranteed winner too!  Read an excerpt from my latest newsletter…..

Wild West Paper Arts Sweet Deal!

Let’s make the Retirement List even sweeter!  I’m running a special from today through Tuesday, April 28, 2015.  Here’s how it works:

  1. Make a purchase of $40.00 or more (before sales tax and shipping) through me and I’ll send you a goody bag worth between  $ 7.50 and $10.00
  2. The first ten orders to make a qualifying purchase will get an upgrade to a $00 goody bag.
  3. Each full increment of $40.00 will earn the goody bag.  For example: J. Smith orders $0-$39.99 – No Goody Bag;  S. Jones orders $40 to $79.99- earns 1 goody bags; and so on and so forth.
  4. Orders MUST be placed using the following special Hostess Code:  4HM74FS9
  5. Orders can be placed through my online store unless you live within 10 miles of Reno, Nevada – Rae’s Online Store.  If you live within my vicinity,  email me with your order and your best phone number.
  6. Hostess code will close promptly at 11:59, Tuesday, April, 28, 2015
  7. This Sweet Deal is available for those residing in the United States only.

Another bonus?  Make your purchase by Friday, April 24, 2015 and you’ll get access to our first Facebook Crop & Party!  Now THAT’s Wild!

Ok… now I have to get to making those “Goody Bags”!

Customer Appreciation Party at WildWestPaperArts.com

Online Crop/Party Information

Dates:  Friday, April 24, 2015 5:00 pm through Sunday April 26, 2015 2:00 pm

Time:  Group will be open the entire time.  Moderated at varying times during the weekend.  A schedule will be posted in the group tonight. Stick around or pop in when you can.

Place:  Facebook Private Group

RSVP: You should be automatically entered into the group OR receive a Facebook Invitation IF you’re eligible.

Eligibility: Current Customers of the Wild West Crafters’ Group of Stampin’ Up! Customers.  Your demonstrator will have contacted you if you qualify.  I’ll need your email or Facebook name to invite you in.

Activities:  We’ll have challenges and Trivia during the event.  Prizes or what I call “RAK” will be given.

To attend you must have done one or more of the following:

  1. Attend a Wild West Event within the last year;
  2. Attend a class, workshop or other event with one of the Wild West Crafters within the last year; or
  3. Made a purchase of $20.00 or more from one of the Wild West Crafters  within the last year.

Don’t forget, use Hostess Code:  4HM74FS9 to get your goody bag(s)!

 

Wild West paper Arts Daisies

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2015 Retiring Items Button

Retirement Lists Formatted for Easy Reading!

Stampin’ Up! Retirement Products List (US) – PDF – Updated!

Stampin’ Up! Retirement Products List (US) – Excel – Updated!

Stampin’ Up! MDS Retirement List (US) – PDF

Stampin’ Up! MDS Retirement List (US) – Excel

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

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Weekly Deals

A Butterfly Challenge Product Roundup:

PPA249 Sketch Challenge with Pals!

PPA249 Sketch Challenge with the Pals at WildWestPaperArts.com Oh happy day, it’s PPA249 Sketch Challenge with the Pals!  Perfect sketch to showcase the retiring Starburst Sayings and Starburst Framelits and of course some Paper-Piercing. PPA249 Sketch Challenge at WildWestPaperArts.com About that Paper-Piercing.  There is no template for the Starburst Framelits.  The piercing you see on this project is freehand, sort of. Since the Starburst Framelits have distinct lines it’s easy to pierce in just the right place. Even Starburst Sayings is part of the Paper-Piercing act!  The small “Happy Dots” are a perfect template. PPA249 Sketch Challenge at WildWestPaperArts.com It sure is funny how the thought of not having something makes one appreciate it even more. Case in point, the Starburst Framelits and Starburst Sayings.  I haven’t used them nearly enough this year. Now that they’re going away I have a new appreciation for them.

If you’ve been sitting on the fence about something, grab it before it’s gone forever.  In the past retiring stamps and punches could be replaced with the corresponding Digital Studio graphic.  Now that My Digital Studio, the Booster Pack and all of the graphics are retiring, that’s not an option.  Drats!

Speaking of MDS, everything in the MDS product line through June 2, 2015 at 30% off the retail price.  That includes MDS Software AND print products.  They’ve also worked out a solution for support through the software vendor.  Great news and a topic for an additional blog post.

How does one decide which retiring items to purchase or keep in my tack room?  You may wonder why I would even consider getting rid of something.  Simple, space. To answer the question, if a stamp set comes with a coordinating set of Framelits or punch, its a good bet that it stays. You may not see it used here or at workshops and classes but they can be used when creating personal projects. Haven’t seen the

Retirement List yet, take time to review it.  Lots and lots of goodies!  Click Here to visit my earlier post for the Retirement List in an easy to read version. Enough about me!  It’s time to play with us at Pals Paper Arts.  Grab your toys and create a masterpiece using the sketch as a launch pad.  Then, link up to the challenge post.

PPA249 Sketch Challenge with Pals!

Wild West paper Arts Daisies

Have a Wildly Creative Day

Click here to order 24/7!

2015 Retiring Items Button

Retirement Lists Formatted for Easy Reading!

Stampin’ Up! Retirement Products List (US) – PDF – Updated!

Stampin’ Up! Retirement Products List (US) – Excel – Updated!

Stampin’ Up! MDS Retirement List (US) – PDF

Stampin’ Up! MDS Retirement List (US) – Excel

PPA249 Sketch Challenge Product Roundup:

Weekly Deals April 21-27, 2015 PLUS!

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals
Time for Weekly Deals April 21-27, 2015. But that’s not the only game in town. Weekly Deals, 205 Retirement list and new Clearance Rack items.  WOW!  What will the next Wild West Pick of the week be? in case you missed the last pick you can check it out here “Sunshine Feel Goods.”

Now, on to Weekly Deals April 21-27, 2015.

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.
  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 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 shop all of the Weekly Deals April 21-27015. Then come back here to make your comment below.

Customer Appreciation Party at WildWestPaperArts.com

Invitations to the Wild West Crafters’ Facebook Online Crop/Party will start arriving as soon as tomorrow via Facebook if you’ve liked Wild West Paper Arts on Facebook AND you’re my customer. You’ll need to become a customer of mine before you can enter the part. Just click the Shop Now button, make a purchase and you’re all set. You don’t even need to be in Reno, Nevada for this one.

Facebook Online Customer Appreciation Crop & Party

Date: Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 25, 2015

Time: Various Times (hours will be posted soon on the Wild West Paper Arts Facebook Page). Play all weekend, play for just a few minutes. It’s up to you.

RSVP: Become a customer of mine or one of the Wild West Crafters Group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators by Thursday, April 23, 2015. You’ll receive an invitation from one of us if you qualify.

Information: This is a private Facebook group crop/party for customers only. We’ll have some challenges and contests throughout the weekend at various times, monitored by different members of our Wild West Crafters Group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. We’ll also have some general crafting fun. Why? Because! Now that’s wild! If you’re attending the Reno Party, you can still come to this one.

Hope you can join us for our first Online Crop & Party.

Yay for Weekly Deals April 21-27, 2015!

Wild West Paper Arts Western Hat

Have a Wildly Creative Day

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Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

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2015 Retirement List at WildWestPaperArts.com

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Shop Retiring Products

 

Click here to Enter the Clearance Rack

Click Here to visit the Clearance Rack

 

2015 Occasions Catalog at WildWestPaperArts.com

Click here to Explore the 2015 Occasions Catalog

2015 Retirement List is Here!

2015 Retirement List at WildWestPaperArts.com

Take a little time to review the lists but DON’T take too much time to decide.  Things will go extremely quickly.

Timeframe:  April 21-June 2, 2015 (or while supplies last)

We’re saying goodbye to retiring products from the 2014-2015 annual catalog, but before we do, we’re giving everyone an opportunity to order their favorites with discounts up to 50 percent off retail. Retiring products will only be available until June 2, or while supplies last, so get them before they’re gone! We’re also including the My Digital Studio list, with all products discounted 30 percent off retail.
*Note: Due to high demand for retiring stamps, we’ll keep producing retiring stamps until May 26 (not accessories-accessories are only while supplies last).

Click the links below to see what’s going.  Then, check back daily for an updated list of availability.

Stampin’ Up! has a video showing some of their favorite retiring products.

2015 Retirement is here!

Wild West paper Arts Daisies

Have a Wildly Creative Day

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Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

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Click here to Enter the Clearance Rack

Click Here to visit the Clearance Rack

 

Sunshine Feel Goods

Sunshine Feel Goods at WildWestPaperArts.cm

Happy, happy Monday!  It’s beautiful here in Northern Nevada today, a whole lotta Sunshine Feel Goods.  Time for my Wild West Weekly Pick for Weekly Deals April 14-20, 2015 too.

If you guessed Striped Scallops Thinlets (#133734) you’re right!  If you guessed Labels Collection Framelits (#125598), you’re also right.  The combination of the two make a simple white piece of cardstock come to life in elegant fashion.  The background is created with a technique I’ve nicknamed Plastic Wrap Chalking.  Super easy too!

Sunshine Feel Goods a WildWestPaperArts.com

If you took a guess at the Wild West Pick last week, you’ll get directions on how to make this fun card this week. If you didn’t, so sorry. Stop by tomorrow for the Weekly Deals and make your guess.  The directions will be in the post.

Meanwhile, get ready for the 2015 Stampin’ Up! Retirement List!

Sunshine Feel Goods

Wild West paper Arts Daisies

Have a Wildly Creative Day

Click here to order 24/7!

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

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Click here to Enter the Clearance Rack

Click Here to visit the Clearance Rack

2015 Occasions Catalog at WildWestPaperArts.com

Click here to Explore the 2015 Occasions Catalog

Sunshine Feel Goods Product Roundup:

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Butterfly Thinlits Have Landed!

Butterfly Thinlets Update at WildWestPaperArts.com

Butterfly Thinlits have landed at Stampin’ Up!  Now’s the time to get your order in.  Don’t forget the special offer Stampin’ Up! has if you order by April 30, 2015.

  1. Get the Stampin’ Up! Butterflies Thinlits Dies (137360) at 15% off–just $21.20; OR
  2. Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits bundles already at 15% off (wood bundle #139322, clear-mount bundle #139323, photopolymer bundle #138865) and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items listed below and only available while supplies last.
  • Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (item 138633)
  • Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (item 138634)
  • Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 138635)

This offer ends April 30, 2015

Butterfly  Thinlet Update Special Offer at WildWestPaperArts.com

Pick one when you purchase a Butterfly Thinlit Bundle

Wild West Paper Arts Perks:

Many of you were also disappointed you couldn’t order them during the Free Shipping period. How about this, place your order through me, you’ll also receive FREE shipping on the entire order through April 30, 2015. Here’s how it works:

  1. Email me (rae@wildwestpaperarts.com) before April 30, 2015 with your order, phone number and a best time to call you.
  2. I’ll give you instructions on how to take advantage of my free shipping offer.
  3. The order will be shipped directly to you from Stampin’ Up!

Just my way of saying Thank You! Now THAT’s wild!

Butterfly Thinlits Have Landed!

Wild West paper Arts Daisies

Have a Wildly Creative Day

Click here to order 24/7!

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

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Click here to Enter the Clearance Rack

Click Here to visit the Clearance Rack

2015 Occasions Catalog at WildWestPaperArts.com

Click here to Explore the 2015 Occasions Catalog

 

PPA248 Sketch Challenge with the Pals!

PPA248 Sketch Challenge at WildWestPaperArts.com

PPA248 Sketch Challenge at WildWestPaperArts.comHappy PPA248 Sketch Challenge with the Pals!  I just love this sketch by Kerry Willard-Bray at Pals Paper Arts.  It can be as simple or complicated as you want to make it.  Or, somewhere in the middle like this Mother’s Day Card. A little bit of the beautiful Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper (#137784), Heart Collection Framelits (#125599) and matching Occasions Paper Piercing Pack (#129387) and you’ll create a masterpiece!

This card is very, very mail friendly. Even though there are no heavy embellishments to gum up the high-speed postal machines, there’s no shortage of dimension. Thank you Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430) and Paper Piercing tools!

Rarely do I purchase a “holiday specific” stamp set, except for Christmas and Halloween.  However, this one (Sweet Laughter) has so much more going for it than Mother’s Day.

 

Sweet Laughter Clear Mount 138589 at WildWestPaperArts.com

Sweet Laughter Clear Mount 138589

By separating the phrases from the cute graphics, you have elements that can be used in many ways.  Sure, you could color your stamps with Stampin’ Write Markers but why?  Make it easy on yourself.  This is one reason I choose Clear Mount for my Red Rubber stamps.

Sweet Laughter Clear Mount Stamp Set #138589 Sweet Laughter Clear Mount Stamp Set #138589

Cutting the image apart made the inside sentiment and the envelope decoration a breeze!

PPA248 Sketch Challenge at WildWestPaperArts.com

Inside of Card

Another bonus from Paper Piercing…. beautiful on both sides without bulk.

PPA248 Sketch Challenge at WildWestPaperArts.com PPA248 Sketch Challenge at WildWestPaperArts.com

I just love this cute little image. Then there’s the matching envelope liner, of course.  Nothing but the best for Mom!  For larger view, click each image.

Time for you to have some fun.  Come out and play with us today for PPA248 Sketch Challenge with the Pals.

Reminder:  Don’t forget about the Butterfly Thinlets Special offer by Stampin’ Up! and additional perks from Wild West Paper Arts.com.  Click here for yesterday’s update and announcement.  Then, stay tuned for updates on their arrival on my Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/wildwestpaperarts)

PPA248 Sketch Challenge with the Pals!

Wild West paper Arts Daisies

Have a Wildly Creative Day

Click here to order 24/7!

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

Click for Current Weekly Deals

Click here to Enter the Clearance Rack

Click Here to visit the Clearance Rack

2015 Occasions Catalog at WildWestPaperArts.com

Click here to Explore the 2015 Occasions Catalog

PPA248 Sketch Challenge Product Roundup: