Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Day

Merry Christmas!  Here is an older vintage collage stamp from The Angel Company called Christmas Candle.  It is my wish to you for a blessed Christmas Day.  May it be a day of worship to our Savior and love with family and friends. 

Merry Christmas!
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Thursday, December 15, 2011


Merry Christmas!  This is the most wonderful season of the year - lots of celebrating and festivities.  Hopefully we will all keep foremost in our minds the reason we are rejoicing - to remember and be thankful for the birth of our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. 

Here is one of the Christmas cards I made this year.  It uses Joy to the World Hymn from Our Daily Bread for the background and a snowman chorus from The Angel Company, called Heart Strings.  I colored with Copic markers and inked the background.

Another sweet stamp from The Angel Company is Twinkle in the Eye.  I like the vintage look for this collage stamp.  This too is colored with Copic markers. 

I made a lot of different Christmas cards this year, and I may post a few more in this week before Christmas.  Blessings to you and your family.
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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Thanksgiving Sweeties

As I prepare for Thanksgiving and am thinking of all the blessings I have received, I want to share with you a few of the Thanksgiving cards I created. 

This first card is called Thanksgiving Sweeties from The Angel Company.  I submitted this card, and the next one, for catalog entries for the 2011-2012 catalog.  This card did appear in the catalog, but the second one did not make it. 

I love these little pilgrims.  They truly are little sweeties.  I used the Winchester cardstock collection from TAC for the card and colored the images with Copic markers and then accented the card with buttons.. 

The second card is another image from Thanksgiving Sweeties.  I had fun experimenting to get the skin colors for the little Indian.  I used the Spellbinders Labels 5 die for the image and a tag from the Winchester collection for the saying. 

The third card I am sharing is from Stampin' Up, called Always Thankful.  The Spellbinders die is Labels 20.  Again I colored it with Copic markers.  The cardstock is from TAC's Amelia collecttion.

I pray that you each have a very blessed Thanksgiving and stop to be mindful and grateful for all your blessings.

"Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; for His steadfast love endures forever!"
Psalm 118:29
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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Mabelle MRO Image

Today I am joining the Tottally Awesome Chick blog hop with a Mabelle MRO image.

I chose an old favorite of mine from an early TAC catalog.  It is called Kevin.  I've always liked this little boy.

Supplies:  TAC Stamp Kevin, saying from TAC Tag Tidbits, Copic markers (E000,E00,E01,R81,E13,E15,E19,Y32,Y35,Y38,
YR12,YR15,YR16,YR18,B93,B95,B97,YG93,YG95,YG97,W1,W3,W5),  TAC Cha Cha SWIC paper and solid cardstock and hardware, orange floss.

Thanks Mabelle for this cute image.  And thank you each for looking at my blog post.  Blessings!

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Dessert Day

Happy Dessert Day!  What a wonderful thing to celebrate. 
"Life is short, eat dessert first!"

Join our blog hop with a dessert card.

My favorite all-time dessert if soft-serve ice cream.  I just love it!  So I chose TAC's Sugar Coated Sweetness ice cream cone for my card.  It is colored with Copic markers.  It is a challenge to use the grays to make "white" on an image. 
I used Spellbinders Labels 16 for the die cuts.  The saying is a Penny Black stamp.

Here's a close up of my ice cream cone.

I can't wait to see your dessert card if you choose to join our blog hop.  Just link on the symbol below.

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Friday, September 23, 2011

First Day of Fall Blog Hop

Today is the first day of fall.  The change is welcome after a long summer of very hot temperatures in Texas.  Let's have a blog hop today and see our fall cards.

Since I had several pumpkin stamps, I am featuring pumpkins and Thanksgiving in my fall post today.

Card #1

This first card is made with a freebie digi image from Mabelle called Blessed Harvest.  I tried several ways coloring this image and made a few different, yet similar, cards with it.

 Card #2

On this card, I tried some slightly different Copic markers to brighten up the pumpkins.

Card #3 

This card is made with a combination of the Blessed Harvest stamp and Mabelle's Pumpkin Girl

Card #4

This pumpkin is a stamp from Our Daily Bread.  I've used Copic markers and Spellbinders dies with my cards.

Card #5

This last card Ihad shown previously with a DDH challenge using embossed paper.  It is a DDH image called Fall Sampler.  I pieced three of the same digi pumpkin together for the card.

Join in this blog hop with your fall creation card.  Just link on below:

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Teddy Bear Day

Happy Teddy Bear Day today on September 9th.  What a fun day to celebrate!  Debra Miller and I decided to do a blog hop and invite others to join us with their teddy bear cards.  Hopefully you will make a card and link it so we can have lots of teddy bears to view.
I'm sending bear hugs to you with these sweet little brown bears.

My card is made with TAC's Bountiful Bears and Beary Much stamp sets.  The cardstocks used are Toodle Loo SWIC and Caboodle cardstock A.  I colored the bears with Copics R20, R22, R27, B12, B16, B18, Y15, E31, E33, E35, E37, W1, W5.

The image is mounted on a Spellbinders Labels 5 Nestie, and I added some sticker jewels.  The hat and flower wreath are popped up to give dimension. 

Now it is your turn.  Link your card below and hop with us to see all the bears.  You have until 6 PM on September 11th to join the blog hop.

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Fond Farewell TAC Blog Hop

The Angel Company has officially closed it doors and hung up its wings.  For me that has been very sad.  My life has been so blessed by TAC and Mischelle Smith.  I will miss the many angel friends who stamped together at our seminars and angel gatherings.  I know some have already gone on to other stamping adventures with other companies.  I wish them all the best and success!  For me, I will not join another company but just stamp independently, teach classes, and perhaps do some designing online for companies. 

This Paper Wings Fond Farewell TAC Blog Hop is special.  We all want to honor Mischelle Smith and our memories with The Angel Company during the past years.  For me it has been nine of the best years of my life.  I've spread my wings with my creativity, made some wonderful friendships ~ some that I know will endure ~ and been blessed in so many ways.  The Angel Company was really an inspiration to all who came in contact with it.  "We've been blessed so that we may be a blessing", Mischelle said.  I realized more than ever how card making and sending cards truly can be a ministry to others to encourage, pray, bless, strengthen, and help them through life's journey.

For this blog hop I made a prayer wallet from a file folder.  I will be praying for Mischelle and her family and for all the angels who feel the loss with me at this time.  So a prayer wallet is appropriate.

The outside of the wallet has a stamp from the set Sit Quietly, along with one of the sayings.  How just-right is that for what we all need to do right now?  I used one of my favorite paper pads, Rustic Chic.  The Spellbinders nesties are Labels 4 and 10 and the cardstock is from the Hemmingway cardstock.  The image is colored with Copics YG13,17, E74, 77, 79, and C1,3.  The wallet is closed with a green bow attached on the reverse.

The first two pockets in the wallet are for Prayer Requests and Prayer Answers.  I used sayings from Anchor to the Soul and Grace and Peace.  Silk flowers and Bitty Blossoms with a sticker jewels are the embellishments.

The second page of pockets are for Thanks and for Salvation prayers.  The sayings are from Sit Quietly and Grace and Peace.  All the insert lists are computer generated.

Continue on with the blog hop so you won't miss anyone's creation and final farewell.

Thanks for visiting my blog.  Blessings!


Rita W.:
Angela K.
Rita K.
Paula-Kay - You are here!
Deb Miller:
Betty G.:
Sandy A.
Diane H.
Chris F.
Sandy M.
Rita H.
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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tune in Tuesday with Paula-Kay Bourland

Copics on Fabric

Our Blog Hop with Stamping on Fabric earlier this month perked my interest in experimenting with Copic markers and fabric.  You would think it would be a no-no because of how they bleed on paper, but I found them to work okay on unbleached muslin.  I will show you several things I did with them.

First I made a fabric background for a card using R81, R83, R85, and R89.  I made hatch marks diagonally in both directions with all four colors.  When I finished I thought it would be a good background.

Using the T3464 Life of the Party stamp,  I colored my image with the same Copic markers as the background.  The edges are sponged wtih Palette Claret ink.  Pink cardstock and Bazzill ribbon finished off the card.

My next card tries fabric-piecing with muslin for the skirt on the image.

I stamped the image TB3488 Who I Am on unbleached muslin with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored the skirt with Copics G12, G14, G19 and cut it out to glue to the card. 

The whole image is stamped on Premium White Cardstock and colored with YR12, YR15, YR16, G12, G14, G19, E01, E02.  When the skirt is added, the glue keeps it from ravelling.   For the crown I added touches from a Spica Peach pen to make it sparkle.  Then I sponged Memento Desert Sand to the edges of the image.

The base card is embossed with a Sizzix flower embossing folder, and the image in layered on orange cardstock and green cardstock.

My last card is simply stamping on unbleached muslin and coloring with Copics.  The stamp is TA Lovely Butterfly and the markers I used are BV00, BV02, BV04, Y15, Y17, Y19 and E01.  I fringed the edges of the muslin.

The background cardstock is Bazzill textured Impatients and yellow cardstock.

So what do you think?  Whereas Prismacolor pencils work great on fabric, Copics give a little more pigment depth.  But I suppose each fabric would have to be tested, just as different papers have to be tested with Copics. 

Thanks for exploring Copics and fabric with me. 
 Blessings!  Paula-Kay

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Tune in Tuesday - Every Leaf

Welcome to our Team Project with our August promotion stamp set called Every Leaf.  You will want to go to the Savvy Projects Blog and see each of the Dream Team members' cards. 

I had so much fun with our blog hop Stamping on Fabric earlier this month that I decided to do another fabric stamped card.  Using unbleached muslin, I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics E11, E13, E15, E19, Y35, Y38, YR04.

You might think that Copics wont's work on fabric, but they really do okay.  The colors blend, but not as smoothly as on cardstock.  The butterfly is stamped on cardstock and popped on the leaf.

My base card is a folded 8x8 scalloped cardstock from a Die Cuts With a View pad.  I used a bronze colored ribbon and shiny bronze brads as accents.

My second card using Every Leaf is done with an alcohol inks background. 

The colors of the leaf and butterfly were chosen to match the background colors.  I used Copic markers G82, G94, G99, YR23, YR24, YR65, E08, YR68.  Also the butterfly was touched up with several green Spica pens.

I used the Winchester cardstock in the burnt copper color for my base card.

Thanks for visiting my blog and looking at my card.  Blessings!

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Monday, August 22, 2011

DDH 12 Dry Embossing Challenge - Week 1

This week our DDH Challenge is Dry Embossing led by Stephanie Serrano.  My card uses the Sizzix embossing folder Woodgrain.  I rubbed a Versamark pad over the embossing to make it show up.  The pumpkins are from the DDH set, Fall Sampler.
I colored them with Copics YR12, YR15, YR16, YR18, YG93, YG95, YG97, E71, E74.
The saying is from TAC's Contemporary Greetings.

The background card is Kraft cardstock and I added a twill ribbon

We'd love for you to play along with our Challenge.  You have two weeks to link your dry embossed card to the DDH blog.  If you use a DDH image, you will get an extra chance to win a free DDH stamp set.  We would love to see what you create.

Be sure to look at the DDH Dream Team blogs to see the designers' cards.  The list of designers is on the right side bar.

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

My Heart to Your Heart

Sometimes we make a card for a very special person just to send a hug or say we are thinking about them.  That is true with this little Angel Square card.  It carries love and blessings to someone I want to bless. 

For this special card I used a Spellbinders Nestie called Fleur De Lis Squares.  It is so feminine and pretty that it just fits the special person I want to bless.  I used a piece of the Maggie SWIC from TAC for the background and then accented the card with jewel stickers and several layered pink ribbons.

The image is colored with Copic markers.  The saying "From my heart to yours", from TAC's Savvy Sayings expresses the love I'm sending in this post.  The little angel carries a heart.  It's my heart to my friend.

Thanks for looking at my blog and this special card.
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