Wednesday, April 16, 2014


I whipped out the Newest Layers of Life stamp set
from Unity Stamp Company to create this card for a friend
who is going through a rough patch right now...
cuz I love her!
this color combo was difficult for me to use, I'm not sure why
but I'm so happy with how it turned out
and I LOVE this butterfly!
here's another view of the pretty

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


It's not often that I come up with something but you see I'm in this Facebook group that does challenges to each other and it was my turn.

The wheels started turning, I ended up creating a sketch!  What?  yep, it's true!

You can see the official rules & requirementes
over on my facebook page: Paula's Paper Playhouse 

Here's the Sketch:

Post a DIRECT link to your creation (blogs, facebook, etc. anywhere as long as I can go see what you made & leave a comment) as a comment to the Paula's Paper Playhouse post.

Deadline is one month from today: May 15 @ Midnight CST

I must be able to recognize my sketch in your creation.

The more people who play, the bigger the prize package. Open to U.S. addresses only (sorry but I hate paying for postage)

Got Questions? just ask!

Friday, April 11, 2014

embrace new beginnings

a while back my friend DeeDee designed this paper & product line with 7 Dots Studio... yesterday my birthday gift (I ordered the complete line for my birthday!) arrived and it is AMAZING! If you want some, you can visit 7 Dots Studio to locate a distributor or UmWow Studio, it's called Nature Walk

printed background Paper - 7 Dots Studio Nature Walk

card base - Stampin' Up

Tag - Canvas Corp

Ribbon - Offray

Stamps - Unity Stamp Co. KOM 1/14 be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

Ink - Memento in Rich Cocoa & various Copic Markers

Bling - My Mind's Eye Lush

Sunday, April 6, 2014

nice journey

I've been trying to play along with Unity Stamp Company's Facebook challenge of an Itty Bitty a day but wow am I ever having a hard time keeping up!  I'm working way too much, but I suppose that is a good thing :-)

I used Operation Write Home Sketch#219 and since The Paper Players {PP190} wants 3 of something, it's a good fit

Printed Paper - Authentique Suave 6x6

Ink - Tim Holtz Black Soot

Distressing Ink - Tim Holtz Chipped Sapphire

Embellies - Freckled Fawn Enameled Dew Drops

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Hey Foxy

Just Us Girls Challenge #235 is this great sketch... And I have some wonderful new papers from Authentique, eventhough it may not be new to the market... it's new to my stash!

Printed Papers - Authentique Strong in 8x8

Stamp Set - CloseToMyHeart Wild About Love

Inks - CloseToMyHeart Brown Bag & Outdoor Denim

Solid Cardstock - CloseToMyHeart Outdoor Denim

Heart Chippies - UmWow Studio Heart Confetti

Friday, April 4, 2014

Hello Birdie

every single Friday... Sketch Frenzy Friday introduces a new sketch... I totally love sketches so I try to play along when I possibly can!  This is SFF040414, I've also enter this into Unity Stamp Co.'s Friends with Flair

Printed Papers - jillibean soup Southern CHicken Dumpling Soup 6x6

Stamp - Unity Stamp Co. Bird with French Fry

Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa colored with various Copic markers

Alpha Stamps - CloseToMyHeart A Typeface

Ink - CloseToMyHeart Chocolate

Banner Cardstock - CloseToMyHeart Watermelon (reverse)

Circle Cardstock - CloseToMyHeart Creme Brulee

Twine - The Twinery

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Faith, in your Heart

I think this creation catches me up for this week's Unity Stamp Co facebook challenge of using an
Itty Bitty everyday and I got to use the latest Just Add Ink #209 Just add... Layers

Solid Cardstock - Stampin' Up

Floral Stamp - Unity Stamp Co. Feel the Joy

Inks - CloseToMyHeart Sunflower, Sunset & Hydrangea;
Tim Holtz Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean & Pickled Raspberry

Sentiment Stamp - Unity Stamp Co. Faith & Blooms

Imk - Tim Holtz Black Soot

Ribbon from Hobby Lobby (half price sale!)

The inside I could NOT get a good picture of, but here it is: