Happy Holidays – Winter Break

Hello All!

Well Christmas is here and so is my favorite day of the year.. the winter solstice, if you want to know why it is because it means that it will finally be staying lighter longer!!! Challenges of moving to the mid-atlantic is how dark it gets and how early it is dark.

There are a few things that I wanted to bring your attention to:

Post will be minimal until probably New Year. I am taking some time to re-group, enjoy my family, and prep for 2017!! I think it is really important to take a break from everything and this will be the first time all year that we are not heading somewhere for a wedding, or trying to make an appointment, or whatever else and I can just enjoy spending time with family and friends.

I have my new class scheduled under Events at the top of the page and I hope that if you are in the Baltimore area that you will join me for a couple of these events. Their are a variety of events, days, and prices so I am sure that you can find something that will fit your budget and schedule!

Retreats are being added too!! I am super excited to have you join me for a fun Saturday filled with stamps, projects, food, fun, oh and prizes!!! Who doesn’t love prizes! Make sure to mark your calendars and pre-pay for Feb 11 and May 13! Cost of these fun retreat is $75 and it will be well worth it!

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. I am excited for 2017 and have so many things in store for you. Make sure to subscribe to my blog so that you never miss anything!



Big Announcement

Today is the day that I am going to share what my Big News is!!!

I am hosting my first ever retreat in the Spring!!! This is so exciting. We are going to have so much spending a Saturday creating, laughing, playing with product, and of course prizes!!! I am hosting this event at my home in Elkridge, MD. Anyone is welcomed to come and all experience levels. I will actually have 2 retreats so if you are super excited like I am you can pre-pay for both of them and get extra goodies. Share with your friends and bring them along too!


Space is limited to 10 people so it will be first come first serve so make sure to sign up quick to reserve your spot.

To reserve just email me at info@papergears.com and I will send you the invoice. Your spot will not be reserved until the invoice is paid.


Happy Stampin!

November 16 Paper Pumpkin Remix

I hope that you were able to join my last night on Facebook LIVE but if you missed it or if you haven’t gone and liked my page yet you can get a re-cap of our project here.


This Paper Pumpkin was just so beautiful and I can tell you each month I think they get better and better so make sure to get your subscription started.


We also have our Year End Sale going on and you can find a lot of amazing products at a discounted price. Check out the Online Store to get all your crafting needs. If you do purchase anything please make sure to use my hostess code!



Also I just created another fun graphic of why you should Join Stampin’ Up! Now is the time to get a jump start on your Stampin’ Up! business and it would be a fun way to ring in 2017




Sales and Planning with Paper Pumpkin

Do you like me on Facebook?? If you do make sure that you are following me so that you can see when I go live. If you missed the video I have uploaded it to Youtube and posted it here too!

As I say in the video I love Planning and I was searching for a monthly box to come to me that could help me plan. I then realized that I already have an amazing box that comes to me each month to help me plan.. Paper Pumpkin!! These little stamps really do fit nicely on your planner pages and can help make planning for the next month fun. I think looking ahead and how you are going to accomplish your goals is so important. Each week I pick 3 things that I am trying to focus on from my Goal Bank. I hope that you will join me on December 26th as we start planning for 2017 and for January.

We also have our close out sales going on now! Make sure to visit my online store and see all the great things that we have on sale. There are things from Paper to stamps to embellishment. Perfect for all of you that may be a tad bit behind on making those Christmas cards or even tags.. No judgment here I am in the same boat 🙂



Make sure to also use this month’s hostess code for all orders you place that are under $150 before tax and S&H. If it is over $150 you will receive the Hostess rewards to get even more products. dec-16-hostess-code


Happy Holidays!