Quick Lots of Love

So I am getting married in a couple of weeks now and while Drew was at his bachelor party and I was grocery shopping I came across a Godiva Chocolate area in our local grocery store. I just discovered this grocery store so I hadn’t had a ton of time yet to explore it but I am so glad I did now. Drew loves Godiva and I thought this would be a sweet little treat for him. Of course I wanted it to be cutely wrapped so this is what I did. I used up some scrap sheets of paper that I had left over from all the wedding invites and used the amazing Bloomin’ Heart Thinlet to cut out the heart. This took me no time to put together but he was so excited to see it when he got home.

Life is really made up of the little things and little moments and I am so glad I came up with this idea for him.  This would be a sweet way to give any friend a small gift or just to wrap it up neatly.

Don’t forget to use up your bonus day coupons or get your limited edition Thoughtful branches.

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Have a great Tuesday!

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Christmas Tags

Can you believe that we are already almost at the end of August??? OMG that means Christmas is not that far away. I can not believe how fast 2016 is already gone. So now it the time to get started on your Christmas cards, bags, and tags. Here are just a few simple gift tags that I came up with really quickly and it also show cases some of the new products that you can order on Sept 1, unless you are a demonstrator you can begin ordering them now!

I have also created a small Youtube video that you can see how I created these tags. They really didn’t take me that long to create and they were a ton of fun. Make sure to leave a comment because at the end of August I will be sending one lucky customer one of these 3 gift tags to either use or inspire you.

I love hearing from you so please leave your comment below so that I can now what you think, what you would like to see in the future, and which products you are also excited about. Make sure not to forget we are still doing our Paper Pumpkin BOGO sale now until the end of October for all NEW Customers.


Below you will also find all the products I used including the Basics. Make sure to use my Getting started tab at the top to see all the products I recommend you getting to make your life easier. I give you the pros and cons and cost of each one so you can make the best choice for YOU! Also please make sure to follow me on social media and if you would like to place an order use this months hostess code (found top right of the webpage) and use my website (also found at the top)


Have a great Monday!

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Paper Pumpkin BOGO and Redeem Your Coupons!

Have you singed up for your Paper Pumpkin yet??? Now is definitely the time to do so. If you are a new subscriber you can buy one month and get another one free but this deal ends OCT 10!

Make sure that you sign up under me (just click on the link above that says Paper Pumpkin and it will take you directly to the site. This is a magical little box that fills your heart with joy every time it is in your mailbox.. well at least it does for me. I also do a Paper Pumpkin Remix towards the end of each month to show you alternative ways you can use your Paper Pumpkin in case you don’t like the original ideas. Please make sure to like me on Facbeook so that you can never miss a remix!

Also if you have any coupons that you earned in July please make sure to use them before the end of the month. I would hate for those to go to waste!



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A little Sympathy


It is always so difficult to find the right words to say or worse find a card that says what you want to say to a friend that has lost a loved ones. This happened to me a few days ago when a friend of mine shared that her aunt had passed. I was trying to think of what I could use to create a card and it hit me! So I used our limited edition Thoughtful branches and I think it came out perfect. This was a really simple card but that was what I was going for.

Make sure if you like this stamp set to get it before the end of August because after that it will be gone!

Tips and Tricks: 

Tree Top: I used the new Emerald Envy (available for purchase Sept 1) glittery emboss powder. Now if you know me I love emboss powder and glitter so this truly brings my loves together. It gave this card a beautiful added dimension that is not truly captured on the picture.

Keep it Simple: This card is really simple. I used 2 colors of card stocks to add my layers, 1 stamp set, and 3 ink colors.

Paper Choices: Mint Macaroon is my base card color and then I used Very Vanilla to put my tree and stamped images on. I like that Very Vanilla doesn’t have the brightness to it like Whisper white which was what I was looking for.

Paper Pumpkin BOGO! Make sure you do not miss this special offer for all new Paper Pumpkin Subscribers. Try it out and get 1 month free. I absolutely love getting my paper pumpkin.. so much that I became a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator when I found it and well here I am today! Please click on the Paper Pumpkin link above to get your subscription started today! Also shoot me a line whenever you do subscribe to make sure you are signed up under me and you can be included in any specials that I give my current Paper Pumpkin customers. Email me at info@papergears.com



Thoughtful Branches: Make sure to get your stamp set today before they run out!


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Anniversary with Pineapples

So this card is going to go to my amazing friend and Maid of Honor this week because 3 years ago I stood by her side when she said I do to her now Husband. I wanted to do something fun for her and I love this new pineapple stamp that Stampin’ Up! has so I knew I wanted to use that. Also I used all In colors on this card.. actually I used all the new in colors on this card because they are so much fun and so vibrant. My MOH is larger than life and so much fun so I think she will appreciate this fun card.

Tips and Tricks:

2 colors on the pineapple: I used Emerald Envy and Peekaboo Peach on this fun pineapple and on mine you can see a little bit of a gap between the crown and the pineapple bottom. For this card I really enjoyed the separation because I feel it makes my “3” stand out. If you don’t want the separation you can always ink with the lighter color first and than go dark or you can use our Stampin’ Write markers.

Fun Banners: I used our banners set to create the sentiments. This set is really great because there are just a lot of words that you can put together to create the perfect sentiment.

In Colors: I just love all of them!!! The variety pack of the paper in 8.5 x 11 is a must have for anyone and is a great pack to start out with if you are new to Stampin’ Up! Remember our paper is dyed all the way through so even when you cut into it there is no white core.

I hope you enjoyed this fun card and it was super easy to put together. Make sure if you order the supplies you go through my online store (use up those coupons your redeemed last month) and use this month’s hostess code if your order is under $150 (otherwise you forfeit those rewards and that is no bueno). Would love to hear what you think so please leave a comment and make sure to follow me so you never miss anything. Full list of supplies used is below.



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Stampin’ Trimmer: The Basics

So every good mechanic has a lot of great tools in their tool box and being a crafter is no different. Having the right tools that work flawlessly let you enjoy what you are doing and creating instead of stressing about is it going to work correctly or not. I created a short video so that you can take a look at our paper trimmer up close and personal because it is an investment and I want you to be completely happy and excited when you buy it.

Make sure to leave me a comment on the video or here and let me know what you think! Also if you have more ideas of what you would like to see drop me a line at info@papergears.com

Don’t forget to use your coupons that you earned last month to get some great products this month! Let me know if you are having any issues with your codes!



Have a great Friday!!
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BOGO Paper Pumpkin!

Did you just take a second glance at that??? I did too when Stampin’ Up! announced that this was the FIRST EVER Buy One Get ONE (BOGO) they have ever done.

Here is the catch and the fine print this is for FIRST TIME SUBSCRIBERS ONLY.. bummer I know for all of you that have been a long time subscriber to me. So if you refer someone to me and get them to join Paper Pumpkin from now until October 10 you will get a card stack from me to use as inspiration or to hand out to friends and family! Please make sure to email me the person name that you referred and your address so I can be sure to get you your cards! Email me at info@papergears.com

For my first time subscribers here is the deal! Go and Join Paper Pumpkin (click the link on the home page to be taken directly to my site) Pay for 1 month and get your second month FREE!! This is also the time you want to join Paper Pumpkin because we are about to start all the great Holidays!!!! Make sure to not cancel or skip a month during this deal because then it will be voided.

Make sure to not let this deal slip by and sign up by October 10.. but really just sign up today so you don’t have to worry about forgetting it in the future.



Last day to sign up for August Paper Pumpkin

Have you signed up for Paper Pumpkin yet?? If you haven’t today is your LAST day to sign up for it in order to get your August Paper Pumpkin. Make sure to join the fun and get that super cute and exciting box in your mailbox. Don’t forget that I will also be doing a Paper Pumpkin remix and you will want to follow along with that too.

TO get you really excited here is the sneak peak at this months


Don’t you just love these beautiful stamps?? I am SOOOO Excited to see what this kit has to offer.
Make sure to visit www.mypaperpumpkin.com to get your subscription started today!!! Please choose me as your demonstrator on the demonstrator locator. If you are having trouble with anything please email me at info@papergears.com

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July 2016 Paper Pumpkin Remix

I hope you joined me yesterday when I went LIVE on Facebook showing you how to create this fun card using left over pieces from the July Paper Pumpkin. In case you missed it you can follow this link and while you are at it make sure to like my Facebook page too so you don’t miss them in the future! It is great to be back and I hope that you enjoyed this card and that it gets your creative gears going.

As I said in the video this card is going to a co-worker of mine for her birthday. This is why I love Paper Pumpkin, it ensures that I can continue to reach for my goals of sending friends a birthday card on time for their special day. Also it is fun to get something in the mail other than bills.

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Tips and Tricks

Project Life Corner Punch: This is a must have item that I use all the time. It gives your edges a beautiful polished look and it is quick and easy.

Paper Pumpkin: Make sure to sign up by the 10th of each month to receive that fun orange box each month.

The first picture is the front of the card and it looks like the little sail boats are quietly sailing across the bay. The left picture is the inside of the card and there is lots of diamonds to go around and to sparkle on the birthday girl’s big day!!




Also don’t forget to use that bonus day cash that you received last month or forget about our beautiful Thoughtful Branches stamps set. This is a limited time stamp set that you are sure to not want to miss!!!

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As always if you have any questions please feel free to email me or if you loved these creations the biggest honor is to share on social media and to comment below.

Make sure to use the current months hostess code for all orders under $150. Each order of at least $25 will receive a gift from me. Make sure to also check out all the products that I used below.


Have a great day!

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Jar of Thanks


So I am closing in on my wedding date and trying to balance all these things that I have to finish for the wedding and creating amazing cards at the same time. One of the most important things for me is sending Thank You cards and I think they are essential for weddings.  I know that I have given wedding gifts in the past and didn’t receive a thank you card, so I am working really hard to make sure we get all of our cards out in a timely manner.

I absolutely love our Jar set that we have. They remind me of southern days back at home and that was the feel I was going for with these cards.

Tips and Tricks: 

Take your time: If you are working on a lot of thank you cards (Like for a wedding) give yourself time and take it in steps. These cards are a ton of fun to make but sitting down and making 75 of these in one sitting would be difficult so I do 10 or 20 at a time.

Vellum: Using our Thinlits I cut out the jars on vellum paper because it gave the appearance of being see-through. The one thing you want to ensure when you are stamping on vellum is it needs a little bit of time to dry. I stamp everything on it and then let it dry over night just to be sure they will not smear.

In Colors: Have you taken some time to really look at these in colors?? I love them so much and they are what I used on the flowers. Make sure to order a variety pack of paper because the pictures just do not do it justice for how beautiful they truly are.

Please remember to use this month’s hostess code found on the left side of your screen and if you have any questions or need help please reach out to me! Also follow me on Social Media and make sure to subscribe to my blog and newsletter for upcoming events and exciting things!

All the material that I used can be found below and make sure to visit my online store to purchase all these great products!

Happy Stamping!

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