Fall Flower Patch

Wild West Fall Flower PatchWild West Paper Arts PPA219Welcome to another great color challenge from Pals Paper Arts.  Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry are perfect to celebrate a fall flower patch. Are you in an area with beautiful fall colors?

The beautiful polymer set from the Annual 2014-2015 Catalog called Flower Patch is the focus of this project. The images from this set are so bold and the leaves…. well, you know how I feel about leaves.  A contemporary set used for a traditional look.

Wild West Paper Arts Flower Patch #134207

Flower Patch Polymer Stamp Set #134207 Click Here to Buy Now!

Wild West Paper Arts Flower Fair Framelits #133731

Flower Fair Framelits #133731
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This coordinating pair is also available as a bundle to save you 15%.  Check out the Flower Patch Bundle by clicking here.

While we’re talking about leaves, look at the little Always Artichoke leaves.

Wild West Autumn Flower patch Close upNotice the “linen” look on them?  The beauty of the old style “felt” ink pads.  Hope you didn’t throw yours away.  I love the new firm foam ink pads for a nice solid image but this time the linen look is just what the project called for.

The gradient background paper reminds me of the sunsets we see in Northern Nevada.  You’ll find it along with other rich colors of fall in a package of Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper.

 

Wild West Paper Arts Color Me Autum DSP #135820

Color Me Autumn DSP #135820
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A few little Candy Dots, a Gold Metal Button, Linen Thread and some Washi Tape bring it all together.

Ready to create your own Fall Flower Patch? Head over to Pals Paper Arts and enter our color challenge this week.  No need for a blog to play.  All you need is a link to your online post.  So, come out and play with us.  Read more at PalsPaperArts.com

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September Pals Blog Hop 2014

Wild West Paper Arts Pals Blog Hop Sept 2014Welcome to the September Pals Blog Hop. This month we are showing off our favorite products from the new Stampin’ Up! 2014 Holiday Catalog. We hope you enjoy our projects!

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice, #23 on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

A big, HUGE favorite in the Wild West Tack Room is the Bright & Beautiful stamp set paired with All is Calm Designer Series Paper. Take it one step further by combining it with the Stars Framelits and what a winner you have in your arsenal.

Bright & Beautiful Bow Ornament WILD WEST PAPER ARTS

This was the first attempt at making an ornament for the holidays.  A bit large for hanging on the tree but beautiful adorning an archway or window.  What you can’t see is the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter that twinkles in the light.

Here’s the second version using one of the sentiments from the set as the head piece.

Bright & Beautiful Ornament Wild West Paper ArtsAn All Is Calm Snowflake Embellishment dangles from the lower star.

Now it’s time to get hopping!  You’re almost done. Look for more information on these ornaments on Friday, September 12, 2014.  Don’t forget to come back!

The next stop is Diane Roberts, Score at Four and a Quarter, #25 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and  I hope to see you next month.

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  1. Kim Czenszak at LiveLoveStamp
  2. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  3. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  4. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  5. Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper
  6. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  7. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  8. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  9. Katy McGloin at Just fun Stamping
  10. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  11. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  12. Shannon Jaramillo at www.EZPeasyCards.com
  13. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  14. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  15. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  16. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  17. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  18. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  19. Amanda Merrill at Inkflair
  20. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  21. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  22. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  23. Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
  24. Rae Harper-Burnet at WildWestPaperArts.com<==== You Are Here
  25. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  26. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  27. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  28. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  29. September Gray at SeptemberGray.com
  30. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  31. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  32. Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries
  33. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
  34. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  35. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery

 

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Weekly Deals September 9, 2014

Have you been waiting for the right time to acquire some of Stampin’ Up!s larger punches?  Well now’s the time.  Three of them are on sale this week at 25% off, among other “needs”.

WildWestPaperArts.com  What's Up Punch by Stampin' Up! 133781

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WildWestPaperArts.com World Traveler Photobook Template for MDS #130066

World Traveler Photobook Template for MDS #130066

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New ArrivalsDon’t forget to check the New Arrivals section on a regular basis.  You’ll find surprises new to Stampin’ Up! from time to time.  There’s a brand new polymer set – You’re Wonderful!  Check it out here.

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For All Things Fall

For All Things Fall PPA218
Wild West Paper Arts PPA218Welcome to another beautiful trio of colors from Pals Paper Arts and For All Things Fall. Just right to usher in the change of colors.  I can’t believe it’s been over a week since updating the blog.  Whew, what a week of creating.  Look for few of the projects in the next few days.  For now, let’s focus on the colors of PPA218, Blackberry Bliss, Crumb Cake and Hello Honey.

If you’ve followed Wild West Paper Arts for the last couple of years you probably know that I love the leaves of autumn.  When these colors came up, there was no question what would be created.

Here’s how this cute little tag is created.

First, use your Big Shot and the Autumn Accents Bigz Die to cut a maple leaf tag (or card).

Wild West Paper Arts Autumn Accents Bigz Die #127812

Autumn Accents Bigz Die #127812

Next, use your Big Shot to add texture by embossing with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Wild West Paper Arts Woodgrain TIEF #127821

Woodgrain TIEF #127821

Now the fun begins.  Use a Stampin’ Sponge to distress the edges of the leaf with Hello Honey and Crumb Cake.  Finishing off the tips with Blackberry Bliss.  Use the sponge again with Crumb Cake to lightly distress the raised edges of the embossed woodgrain.  Then, use your Adhesive Remover as a stamp to add a little Blackberry Bliss to the embossed leaf. Click here to see my original post on this easy technique. Lastly, swipe 2-way Glue around the edges of the leaf and sprinkle Gold Stampin’ Glitter of the glue.  Set aside to dry.

While the base is drying, create the focal pieces using the new For All Things Stamp Set featured in the 2014 Holiday Catalog from Stampin’ Up!

Wild West Paper Arts For All Things CM 135155

For All Things CM #135155

Apply a little glitter to the leaves with 2-Way Glue, add some ribbon and you’ll have cute tags for the season.

Now hurry and enter Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge PPA218 before the deadline, Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at noon eastern.  A new challenge is published this Thursday.

Nuts & Bolts For All Things Fall: Stamps (For All Things CM #135155, WM #135152, MDS #138114, French CM #136985); Ink (Blackberry Bliss #133642, Crumb Cake #126975, Hello Honey #133643) Card stock (Crumb Cake #120953, Hello Honey #133678); Embellishments (Blackberry Bliss 3/8″ Satin Stitched Ribbon #133668, Gold Stampin’ Glitter #133457); Tools (Adhesive Remover #103684, Big Shot #113439, Autumn Accents Bigz Die #127812, Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #127821, Paper Snips #103579, Stampin’ Sponge #101610, Stampin’ Trimmer #126889); Adhesives (2-Way Glue Pen #100425, Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755)

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Four Feathers for Fall

PPA217 Four Feathers for FallWild West Paper Arts PPA217Welcome to Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge PPA217. This Clean and Simple (CAS) sketch by Nicole Watt is perfect to showcase Four Feathers for Fall created with some of the new products available in the Stampin’ Up! 2014 Holiday catalog starting today.

When I saw the Four Feathers Stamp Set (#135053 cm) and Feathers Framelits Dies (#135852) it was love at first sight. Affordable and versatile, two of my favorite adjectives. Found on Page 42 individually or as a bundle to save you 15%.  Let the creativity begin!

Four Feathers Bundle #137630

Four Feathers Bundle #137630

To create the background I started with a technique I introduced during the Pals Cool Tools blog hop a couple weeks ago.  Click here to see more. Then stamped the larger feathers feathers over the top of the background.  The fossil look is easy to achieve with these stamps.  Just don’t try to ink the stamp evenly, then stamp them off once

PPA217 Four Feathers for Fall 2Two of the small foreground feathers were stamped in different colors on Naturals White (#102316) and a third was stamped on Vellum Card stock (#101856). Stamping on vellum takes a little care. The ink doesn’t dry quickly.  It smears and gets all over the place.  Truth be told, the background was added because of ink getting where it shouldn’t be.  I was very pleased how well the Framelits cut the Vellum Card Stock .  I’ll be using it more often now.

PPA217 More Vellum Feathers

Vellum Feathers

The green “thread” is one half of the new Old Olive and Natural Two-Toned Trim (#135837).  The two colors were separated leaving a soft group of green fibers. The perfect complement for our group of feathers. The fibers and the button were glued on with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755) to keep them secure.

Feathers aren’t your thing?  You’ll find lots of fun products and inspiration in the new Holiday Catalog.  Did I say “Lots?”.  I should have said oodles, and oodles!

 

2014 Holiday Catalog Cover

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Need a catalog?  Email me (rae@wildwestpaperarts.com) to find out how you can get your hands on one.

Now it’s time to play with us at Pals Paper Arts.  Can’t wait to see what you create.  Hurry now, the link closes next Tuesday!

Four Feathers for Fall Nuts & Bolts: Stamps (Four Feathers #135053); Ink (Crumb Cake #121030, Hello Honey #133643, Soft Suede #126978, Tangelo Twist #133646); Paper (Naturals White #102316, Soft Suede #115318, Vellum #101856); Embellishments (Burlap Ribbon Fibers #132140, Gold Sequin Trim #132983, Old Olive and Natural Two Tone Trim #135837, Very Vintage Designer Buttons #129327); Tools (Adhesive Remover #103684, Big Shot #113439, Four Feathers Stamp Set & Framelits Bundle #137630, Stamping Sponge #101610); Adhesives (Fast Fuse #129026, Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755)

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Yee-Haw! Are you Ready?

Yee-haw Stamp Set Hi Peeps!  Hope your week is going well.  It seems like every time I look at the calendar another week of summer is gone. In fact, tomorrow kicks off the Stampin’ Up! 2014 Holiday Catalog!  Are you ready?  While you wait, here’s the first (of probably many) cards using the new Yee-Haw Polymer set (#138107). So many cute elements to work with.

Yeehaw! Polymer Stamp Set #138107

New Yee-Haw! Polymer Stamp Set #138107

The perfect set for buckaroos everywhere!  This card is going to a young friend who’s turning eight in a few days.  My husband calls him his “Pardner” (Pard for short).

ppa216 rj inside

We’re ready for a rootin’ tootin’ time at this little buckaroo’s birthday party next weekend. Fun, fun, fun!

On another note… this is the last day (Wednesday, August 27, 2014) to order some of your favorite, glamorous products from the 2013 Holiday Catalog Carry Over List.

2013 Holiday Carry Over List Image

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Now, back to the project at hand.  There’s really no special technique to to this one, just a few layers, some embossing, a little glitz and of course a great stamp set.

The Nuts & Bolts: Stamps: Yee-Haw #138107; Ink: (Basic Gray #109120, Crushed Curry #131173, Memento Tuxedo Black #132708, Real Red #126949, Smokey Slate #131179); Paper: Flashback DSP #133699, Card Stock (Basic Black #121045, Crushed Curry #131199, Real Red #102482, Very Vanilla #101650), Silver Glimmer Paper (#135314); Tools: (Big Shot #113439, Arrows TIEF #132187, Starburst Framelits #132967, Star Punc from Itty Bitty Accents #133787); Adhesives: (Fast Fuse #129026, Glue Dots #103683, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430)

Only one question remains.  Yee-Haw! Are you ready?

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