Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Celebrating Fall

oh Fall... so much beauty wherever you look!
of course {for me} because I live in the woods so it's completely amazing when the leaves start to turn, then when they fall and cover the drive and roads and the floor of the woods... ahhhh.
Then once they've fallen, I can once again see the sunrise from my bedroom window!

Well, if you came here from the Mountain Plains Crafters blog,

you've already seen this first creation
Pinecone - Tim Holtz Tattered Pinecone Die using misc brown cardstocks, then blinged using CloseToMyHeart Glitz in Bronze

Leaves - misc stash paper

Ribbon - CloseToMyHeart Burlap

Liquid Pearls in Dark Chocolate

Sentiment - Unity Stamp Co. ...Grateful Hearts

Branches - UmWow Studio

Fine Twine - May Arts

Leaves - misc stsash

and just a touch of CTMH Glitz in Bronze

Sentiment Stamp - Unity Stamp Co. 
{Layers of Life} Trees of Gratitude

Brads - The Paper Studio

Background Info: Gelli Plate & regular Acrylic paint
first I used UmWow Studio Hexagon Mask,
next I stamped using CloseToMyHeart Nature's Vein,
then i used Quick Stampz Triplets (the swirl one)
last I used the very detailed leaf from Making Memories Autumn Splendor
Give it a little time to all dry before I started layering on the pretties.

I hope you like my Fall Cards!  Now show us what you've got & make something,
linking it up on the Mountain Plains Crafters blog!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

to thine own self be true

Shakespeare knew what he was talking about with that one
Take this morning, my 16 yo isn't feel well & running a temp
and while I know we would much rather be at church,
the two of us opted to stay home while the hubby & 13 yo went without us.
Right this second, my big boy is snoring on the sofa.
Poor Guy!

I used both the Photo Inspiration & the Sketch
for my inspiration on this one,
but didn't take either very seriously
more like a loose guideline

Image Stamp - Unity Stamp Co. {Layers of Life} Spring Inspired
using Acrylic Paints & Coarse Texture Gel
Sentiment Stamp - Unity Stamp Co. Donna Downey Imperfection is Beauty
Ink - CloseToMyHeart Cocoa
misc cardstocks
Liquid Pearls in Dark Chocolate
Ribbon - American Crafts

100,000 Page View Giveaway!

Yep, that is coming up fairly soon
I currently have 96,201
ok you get it.
for when I hit that magical 100,000 Views!

The prize WILL contain stuff from:
UmWow Studio,  Unity Stamp Co., Stamper's Best, Fancy Pants, Farmhouse, Stampology,
Pink Paislee, WeR Memory Keepers, Inkadinkado, Basic Grey, Doodlebug Design,
Pebbles, Making Memories, Studio 112, CloseToMyHeart, The Twinery
and more that isn't shown!

GIVEAWAY is only open to U.S. Residence
(sorry International friends)

How to Enter:
1. Be a follower of my blog
2.  Like Paula's Paper Playhouse on Facebook
3. Leave a comment with the following:
A. You are a follower
B. You've liked my Facebook page
C. How you found my blog!

I will update {when I think about it}
the current page view count by editing this post :-)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Hydrangea Memories

When I was a kid I had a Great Great Aunt Leila
She was amazing.
She raised 3 generations of our family yet never had her own children.
She made a mixed berry jelly - I called it Leilaberry
After that the whole family called it Leilaberry
She raised all the fruit in her own yard.
She also had flowers, lots of them.
I was thinking of her while creating this flower.

Stamp - Unity Stamp Co. Bold Bloom
Acrylic Inks plus Pearl Paint
Sentiment - Unity Stamp Co. Donna Downey Imperfection is Beauty
Ink - StazOn Black
Basebase - Creative Memories Purple Collection

Here's the Sketch

Wish(ing you a Happy Birthday)

My mom's birthday was yesterday
so I called her fairly early in the day to say
Happy Happy Birthday To You
and she was thrilled!
Told her I'd love to see her but she said she was busy
with work yesterday & today with cleaning her office.
Then she called back last night & said Yes
Yes she could skip out on the cleaning & be here for breakfast today
it's still pretty early....
I'm still waiting for her to show....
I've made breakfast...

Printed Paper - Gina K Designs Garden Tour
Sentiment Stamp - Unity Stamp Co. ...wish with your heart
Embossed using Zing in White
Butterfly Stamps - Unity Stamp Co. Webster's Page Dream Big
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black colored with Copic Markers
Enameled Dots - Freckled Fawn
Ribbons - His & Hers (Hobby Lobby)

Friday, August 22, 2014


Halloween is a favorite of mine
I still encourage my teenagers to dress up
{although they don't go trick-of-treating}
wearing their costumes to school/football game
and to the church party

I'm so happy with how this one turned out!

Printed Papers - Making Memories Spook Alley
Stamps - Basic Grey Boo & Spooky
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
funky ribbon - May Arts
Distressing Ink - Tim Holtz Black Soot
Bats - UmWow Studio covered with Twinkling H2O's in China Black

Thursday, August 7, 2014


I adored this image the very first moment I laid my eyes on it
just so beautiful to me
and I FINALLY got it!

Unity Stamp Co - Arianna Girl
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa
wings "painted" with Viva Pearl Pen in Cream
dress "painted" wtih Liquid Pearls in Copper Pearl & Tattered Angels Glam in Hay Ride
skin, hair, greenery & sky colored with Copic markers