Valentines Day Countdown

Can you believe we are almost into February? We are also really close to Valentines day which is one of my favorite holidays! So I wanted to do something special for my awesome husband so I created this fun count down using just a few products! I filled each box with different candies that he loves.

All valentines boxes


Here is a close up with just 2 of the boxes

Valentines Box

You still have time to get all the supplies and if nothing else you can make some really amazing gifts for Valentines day for kids, classrooms, or just everyone.

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Plan with Me

Check out how I plan out my weeks with this week’s Plan with Me.

I use an inkWell Press planner to make all my check list and ensure that I get everything done on my list.

I love planning and I hope you will enjoy this video too! Make sure to subscribe to my Youtube Channel so you never miss anything.



January Paper Pumpkin 2017

My happy mail finally came the other day and I am so excited. If you have not started your subscription yet now is definitely the time! You can now start a 3 month subscription for $55 and get a free Sale-A-Bration item.

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FAB Friday 103

Here again with another sketch that I decided to participate in. Here is this week’s sketch for Fab Friday


My inspiration came in the sense that my card is a couple of squares and were a little off center.

Fab Friday 103

I hope you enjoyed this card and that it will inspire you to create your inspiration.


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SAB Dragonfly

I so love this new Inside The Lines special Sale-A-Bration paper. You can get this entire pack of Designer Series Paper for FREE with any $50 purchase. I used the amazing watercolor pencils to color them in some and also the blender pens to create the different effects on the card. I am definitely not an artist but I was able to create this amazing scene quickly and easily.

In the lines scene


The sentiments come from Swan Lake stamp set. Here is the inside of the card with some additional dragonflies.


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Flowers and Ducks

I had a great time creating and crafting this past weekend at my workshop. One of the ladies created this beautiful card and I wanted to share it with you. I love watching other people create using our products. It is the simple joys that Stampin’ Up! products ability to coordinate with everything that makes it so easy to create masterpieces.

One of the things that I thought was really brilliant is how she took Rhinestones to give some of the flowers something extra special.

Flowers and Ducks

She also used our limited edition and Free Sale-A-Bration product Between the Lines. If you would also love this too you can get it for Free with any $50 order. Make sure to use the hostess code below for any orders below $150 and you will receive a inspirational card.



Make sure to also join me this evening for Tip Tuesday on Facebook. Search for me using Paper Gears. Also make sure to check out all my other social medias.

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Have a great day!

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Plan with Me January 16

If you are new to the planner world you may not know how huge it truly is. So I have decided to challenge myself and really start planning each week in advance. You can join me on how I am planning and what I am doing each week and what project and cards are coming up on the blog. So if you would love to see some sneak peaks at what is to come this is a great way to do it.

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Global Design Project 069


Ahhh we are already a few weeks into January and I hope that you are still going strong on your Resolutions or Goals!! I also hope that one of your goals was to create and craft more. To continue to bring you inspiration I am participating in the Global Design Project again and hope that you will start to play along with me to. This is the challenge for this week:



This challenge was a real challenge for me because I just do not have that many silver items. So while I was trying to figure out what to do, it hit me that we had silver in our December Paper Pumpkin kit!!! So that is what I used for the arrow and the silver circles around the card. This was another simple card that can go to anyone that you are thankful for.

Again here is my card:

Silver Thanks


My free choice color is Night of Navy. Again if you have followed any of my Plan with Me videos on Youtube you will have noticed that this is the year of arrows for me and I am totally obsessed with them. So it was the perfect touch to this card. Make sure to check out all the supplies that I used to create this simple card. I always love the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set but sometimes forget to use it. It just makes an amazing background and can be used for so many different things.

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I hope you have a wonderful day and make sure to like me on Social Media. Just search Paper Gears on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter and always be the first to know what is going on!


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Hello Love

Hello to all my loves out there!! This is such a fun and easy little card and I am really excited to share this card with some wonderful people this weekend at a workshop!!! The other really exciting thing? Those amazing Stitched Framelets (That give you that pretty indention on the circle) are coming off back-order on January 16!

I absolutely love this bundle and all the great things that you can do with it. This would be a great card to send to a friend or even work with your kids to make their own valentines day card. I cut those cute doilies in half and there are 24 in a pack for just $3.00, makes for a great project.

You will need the Big Shot for this card but I use my big shot every day and it is so easy to use your kids can help with that too!

I cut the Designer series stack into 1/4 (so a 3X3) because I hate to waste and just started layering everything on top of one another.

So again here is my final card:



If you are ready to host a workshop let me know. We can do it live in your living room or from Facebook! The choice is yours. It is always a great time to get free products so make sure to reach out to me quick!


Have a wonderful day

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Case this sketch 203

I have another sketch challenge that I am participating in. I am really enjoying these challenges because it pushes me to think creatively and go a little bit out of my comfort zone.

If you want to participate you can visit their blog:

And here is the sketch that I was going for:

I really wanted to do something a little different and looked through all my stamps. I really love the Tuscany Vineyard stamp that you may have missed in the Annaul Catalog. I loved this set when I purcahsed it but this is the first time that I have ever used it (insert shame face here). Here is my card


This card really reminds me of one of my favorite store L’Occtane because they always have so many lavender things in their store. This just reminds me of a rolling lavender field and a relaxing vacation near the base of the mountains. My other inspiration for this card and the sentiment with it was for one of my friends. I am truly blessed to be surrounded by some of the best and sometimes I forget to tell them how amazing they truly are.



This was the inside of the card and just gives this card a little something extra.
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Another thing that I want to make sure you do not forget about is the Upcoming retreat that I am doing. Make sure you bring a friend with you and you both will get an extra prize from me:


Thank you so much for stopping by. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

~ Christina

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