Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Ride On

The current sketch from Seize the Sketch #19 is great for those little pieces of paper left over in the bottom of your storage baggies (ok well, I keep my 6x6 pads in Quart size zip-top baggies)

No stamping or inking of any kind today, instead
I mixed together two different paper packs
Fancy Pants Park Bench 6x6
Fancy Pants The Good Life 4x6 Brag Pad

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Hello... Bees & Butterflies

Just a super quick post today to show off what I made using Operation Write Home #222

Printed Papers - Authentique Carefree

Cardstock - Grey from Stampin' Up & Black from CloseToMyHeart

Stamps - Unity Stamp Co. Here Today, Here Tommorrow & Bee Happy Hexagons

Ink - CloseToMyHeart Black

Embelly - Viva Pearl Pen

Friday, April 25, 2014

destiny is calling

oh so many people I know who started college after starting a family & are graduating!
I can't tell you how proud I am of my besties, Wendy's daughter Arrie...
she is truly inspirational!
And she is going on to Law school this fall!
Did I mention Arrie's sweetheart of a husband and
totally adorable little girl
(one of those kids you really enjoy spending time with)

This is for Arrie

My inspiration for her card: Sketch Frenzy Friday 042514 sketch
Just Add Ink #212 color combo

Printed Papers, Swirl Chippie, Sentiment Stickers & Stamps- 7 Dots Studio Nature Walk
Chipboard Banners - UmWow Studio
Ink -CloseToMyHeart Lagoon, Bamboo & White Daisy
Embossing Powders in Winter White & Teal
Cardbase - Stampin' Up Crumb Cake
Layer Cardstock - CloseToMyHeart Lagoon
Washi Tape
Twine - The Twinery

Thursday, April 24, 2014

She Laughs

Years ago, my brother met this girl (she's quite a bit younger than us), she had this adorable little girl, then not terribly long later, they decided to get married & had a baby together, but she & I never really bonded... you see we just didn't have much in common and didn't click.
Stuff & junk happened over the next few years and they divorced. Flash forward, different stuff & junk happened and we are friend, it's amazing how that happens... and I really think she's a great lady.
Recently I received a graduation invitation from her for college!

And I am So Unbelievably PROUD of her!
This is for Melody :-)

And her graduation invitation is hung on our refrigerator

Here's my inspiration.. Fusion Card Challenges
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink & butterfly colored with Copic Markers
Chipboard Chevrons - UmWow Studio
Colored with StazOn

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

be courageous

oh my... UmWoW!

yep, that's exactly what this is!

from the paper to the stamps to the chippies... my friend & the owner of UmWoW Studio,
DeeDee, created this line for 7 Dots Studio and 
I'm completely in l-o-v-e with it!

I'd planned on telling you more but I think I'll just show you instead  ;-)

ok so I went totally grungy on this one
but I think the person I've made it for will appreciate it

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:

You're Out of this World

and it doesn't matter which planet you're on! well, that's my take on it anyway ;-)

Seize the Sketch #17 came to my rescue on this one... I'm such a sketch freak, I rarely make a card without using a sketch... maybe I'm just lazy?  HA probably!

Printed Paper - my old misc stash box

Stamps - both are Unity Itty Bittys... Solar Elem & Sentiment from Out of this World

Inks - Memento Tuxedo Black colored with various Copic Markers

Star Chipboard - UmWow Studio

Smooch in Olive Twist

ok, confession time here..... I hadn't intended to splatter on this card
BUT I accidentally had two splotches show up magically after working on the star... EEK!
so I threw on a bit more and now I think it looks kinda cool

vases & flowers

I love when Unity Stamp Co does facebook challenges... such as the current "Itty Bitty a Day" this week, unfortunately I haven't been able to play until today.  I searched & found the perfect sketch, then dug around for just the right Itty Bitty and, well, I think I like it!

and, of course, Unity's facebook challenge

Printed Paper - Authentique Free Bird

Stamp Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black colored with various Copic markers

splotches - Tim Holtz Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed & Tumbled Glass (all mixed with water to splat)

UmWow Studio Circle Confetti chippies