Paper Sale

This past weekend was such an enjoyable one for us because we got to go home and visit my family. We are very thankful to be a little closer again to all of our family and having the ability to drive home for special events. This weekend my mom hosted a small Oktoberfest with some close friends and it was a ton of fun.

Anyways I have not had a chance to create all weekend but I wanted to keep my role on for my post a day so I wanted to show you some of my favorites from the sales that is going on.  Make sure you take advantage of this sale before it goes away! Reminder when you purchase 3 you get 1 for free.

So my first one that I love is the Just Add Color. These will be amazing with the new Stampin’ Blends markers and there are so many different sheets in this set.

Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper

Next is the So Eclectic Designer series paper. The reason why I love this is because of all the texture and colors within this set. Truly this is a must have.

Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper

3rd one is the Painted Harvest paper because it just ooozzes fall to me. Make sure to get it quick before the seasons change on us.. but if you are in North Carolina with me it is still 85 degrees here.

Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper

Finally the one that I love is the Delightful Daisy paper. I have loved this one since it came out in the annual catalog and all the cards I have created with it.

Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper

So there you have it my favorite 4 papers with the sale and the ones that I recommend you getting before it ends.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Freebie Friday 10/6/2017

Hey everyone. I am starting a Freebie Friday each Friday until at least Christmas. If you guys love it we will keep doing it if not well we will try something else. So today if you purchase anything from my online store you will get these with your order from me. Make sure to subscribe because I will show you a super cute project that you can create using these.

What you will get:

  • 6X3 sheet of Pumpkin Pie that is already scored at 3 inches
  • 1 pieces of Whisper white cut to 2.5X 2.5 inches
  • 1 piece of the spooky night Designer Series Paper
  • 1 3×3 envelope

Fine Print:

  • You must be in the US to particpate
  • You must purchase through my online store and use the Hostess code below
  • Any size order will qualify
  • If you join my team you will get 5 of these
  • Must order by 12 pm Mountain time on October 6, 2017

I hope to see your orders today! Make sure to share with friends ohhh and while you are shopping make sure to take advantage of those amazing deals we have going on.

 

Have a great day and see you later today.

Happy New Stampin’ Up! Year

I am so excited to start off the New Stampin’ Up! year and also to celebrate my amazing husband birthday! October 1st really is super exciting. To kick off such a great day I wanted to give you a run down of all the amazing things that we have going on this month so grab a cup of coffee or tea and your planner and jot down all the dates! Also this month we are kicking off 31 days of blogging so make sure to join me each day to see what creative things I am up to. Also be sure to follow me on social media like my Facebook Page, my VIP Facebook group, and Instagram to see what I am up to all month long.

World Card Making Day special: 

October 7th is World Card Making day and Stampin’ Up! has some pretty amazing specials going on from October 1 – 10 where you can get 15% off select stamps. Another thing that you can get is when you order your fast fuse you will get 2 refills for free (a $15 value)!!! There are some really amazing stamp sets that you can get and also some that I have been keeping my eye on too! Make sure to subscribe to my blog as I am going to be giving more inspiration and some tutorials also on how to use these fun stamps.

Designer Series Paper Sale

Another great special that we have going on that only happens once a year is our Designer Series Paper Sale which when you buy 3 you get 1 free!!! The even better thing is that Stampin’ Up ensured that you would get the most bang for your buck and have coordinating stamps sets above with the paper!!! Now you really will be able to cross everyone off your nice list for the holidays!

Speaking of holidays if you have a creative friend that you know would love one of these stamp sets why not get their Christmas present checked off early and save a little cash??

Paper Pumpkin Promotion:

Another great thing that we have happening this month is the coordinating Paper Pumpkin boxes for October and November. I am so excited to see what this month’s kit will look like. To get your subscription started today just click on Paper Pumpkin at the top of the blog and it will walk you through how to get started.

Hostess Special

Don’t forget about the Merry Pattern stamp set that you can earn for free when you host a qualifying party or you can get it if you have $300 sale order that you want to put in.. But if your wish list is that large I really recommend you join my team. Why??? Because you will have hit your quarterly minimums and you can get a 20% discount on all of your products.

Become a Demonstrator

So maybe you are thinking that it is time to take the plunge and really join my team… but then you think what is the catch?? There is none. To join you just click Join My Team up above and then walk through the process.. Super easy. You can pick $125 worth of product for your starter kit and then only pay $99. That is it!! You will get exclusive offers and first chance to order new products.. like the one that I am going to highlight tomorrow. So what are you waiting for? Open the door to your Stampin’ Up! business.

If you have any questions I would love to talk with you and feel free to email me at info @papergears.com

I hope that you all have a wonderful day! Make sure to subscribe to my blog so that you do not miss a thing! See you tomorrow!

Paper Flock Hop: Fall in 3D

Hello!!! And welcome to our first ever Paper Flock Hop! This hop is comprised of Phyllis Shepherd’s Stampin’ Up! Team members and I am so excited to share all the creations that we have came up with. For the first ever theme we are doing Fall in 3D and show casing items that you can use for fall. I hope you will join us from here on out and make sure to hop along to everyone.

For my project I decided to create a fun box that you could give away at your Halloween party. These would be so great for all the treats you want to hand out. I learned how to create this fun box at the Quarterly NC demonstrator event that I went to. We will also be doing something similar to these at my Retreat in October.

So what you will need to do is take a 6X6 sheet of paper. Using the envelope punch board (item #133774) punch and score on 3 sides at 2 and 4 inches. on the 4th side just punch at the same measurements. You then cut the top of the treat box so that it is flush with the rest of the box (basically the top triangle). And then cut the opposite side on the score lines to the end of the score. You then just put the box together and use your favorite adhesive to stick it all together. If you enjoyed this project I will do a Facebook Live video in my VIP Group that you are welcome to join.

If you want to join our hop you can either join Phyllis’ team or my team and you will be invited to join. Our next few hops are as follows:

I hope you have enjoyed this project and will continue to hop along. Up next is

Susan Reitmeyer Legits

If you get lost or need to start over just hop back here and pick up on the list:

Phyllis Shepherd

Christina Walker

Susan Reitmeyer Legits

Rick Adkins

Product Spotlight: Cat Punch

I am here for another blog hop with the great ladies of the incentive trip. Today we are spotlighting the cat punch and I love this product so much. This card was inspired by my Sissi cat and our gold fish Anchor. When I moved to MD and Drew and I moved in together Sissi loved to sit and watch Anchor. She also tried to catch him and provided hours of enjoyment. We had a secure lid on him so she was never able to actually get to him. Anchor died of old age last year and Sissi laid besides his tank for like a week. It was so sad.

Here is the inside of my card:

To get the water effect I placed my vellum paper into pool party. If you do this you do have to leave it to dry for about 10 minutes.

I also wanted to remind everyone that sign ups for my October retreat is now open. This will be a fun day and everyone is welcome to join both demonstrators and customers. If you are in the Charlotte, NC area and would like to join make sure to RSVP soon.

Make sure to keep hoping along and visit  Teresa Snyder-Granberry to see what she created for us!

Also if you are joining me from Christy Fulk I appreciated you stopping by.

Christina

You are Puuurrrfect

I am so excited for this blog hop and this card! I absolutely love the new cat punch for a few reasons but mainly because it reminds me of my fur babies. This weekend is a super special weekend for me because Drew and I will be celebrating our first wedding anniversary. This card will go to my husband and I feel is perfect for the way that we are because it highlights our two babies. The funny thing is that we find our cats like this a lot sitting behind one another looking at something.

I absolutely love the new Festive Phrases stamp set because there is a stamp set for each season and you can use it year round.

If you are loving the projects you are seeing and you need to get a hold of catalog please email me at info@ papergears.com and I will pop one in the mail for you.

I also want to remind you that I do have a Holiday catalog share happening and to sign up for it quick. more info can be found here

Have a wonderful weekend!

Christina

 


Special Delivery Global Friends Hop

Hello!!!

I hope that this blog post finds you doing well. If you are new to my site Welcome!! and if you have been with me for a little bit and follow me through social media you will know that we are in the process of moving from MD to NC for a job change for myself. When I am not stamping, I am a Manufacturing Engineer for a large fortune 200 company. I am loving all the new and crazy challenges that work has to offer but it has taken a little bit of time away from stamping. Today should be the pack day of all of our things and hopefully next week we will receive it and can start unpacking again.

Anyways back to the card. I love the tulips hostess set that we have and love how it really pulls this card together.

This crate was inspired by my time in Amsterdam this year for our Onstage conference. There were so many tulips all around us and it always reminds me to take a step back and go a little slower through life. This card was created for a very special family member to celebrate her birthday! I hope she loves the card as much as I love her and making it for her.

The inside of the card is again very simple:

If you would like to also own this set all you have to do is host a party (either in person or virtually) or if you place an order of over $150 you can also use your Stampin’ Rewards to purchase them.

Also wanted to remind you that I am hosting a retreat in October that is open to all but space is limited! If you are interested in joining please message me. Prices will come available soon.

Have a great day! Make sure to keep hoping along and give Kimberly some love by either clicking on the arrow below or click HERE

In case you want to jump around or you get lost during the blog hop below is the role call for all the hoppers.

 

  1. Sharleen Luciano
  2. 2. Mary Ann Kay Rossiter
  3. Amanda Bates
  4. 4. Donna Gray
  5. Anastasia Radloff
  6. Georgia Missy Gaydos
  7. 7. Jan Musselman
  8. Marieke Bart
  9. Angelique Stempelkeuken
  10. Stephanie Nash
  11. 11. Ellen Woodbridge
  12. 12. Lisa Ann Bernard
  13. Karie Beglau
  14. Vicky Wright
  15. 15. Tricia Butts
  16. Anita Wifladt
  17. Jenn Curtis Charles
  18. Rachel MacLeod
  19. Christina Walker
  20. Kimberley Anne Morris
  21. Sarah McDermott

 

 

Global Stampin’ Friends Blog Hop Children’s Card

Hello Friends!

If you are joining me from Susan Vilar welcome! I hope that you are enjoying this blog hop so far. If you are joining me because you are one of my customers I am so excited for you to join this blog hop! I am so excited to share my card with you today. Our hop theme was back to school and I decided to make a card for my godchild. She is starting Kindergarten this year and I thought that this card would be a sweet surprise for her.

So here is the front of my card:

I just love this super adorable set A Little Wild (Item #144344) and used the black ink pads to stamp them around. I used our Stampin’ Write markers to color in the bear and bees. I also thought that the sentiment was also fitting since I am so wild about her.

 

On the inside I decided to use our Angel policy stamp set Crafting Forever (Item # 143958) because I loved the scissors and the pens and brushes.

I hope that you enjoyed these cards and that you will continue to hop around. Please also ensure to subscribe to my blog to continue to get updates from me.

I also wanted to share with you all that I will be hosting a retreat in Charlotte, NC. I hope that you will join me. The cost and projects that we will be doing will be coming soon, but for now make sure to Save the Date!

Thanks for joining me,
Christina

To hop to the next blog post click on the arrow. If it does not work click here

If you want to check out anyone else’s blog out of order all the participants are listed below

  1. Sarah McDermott
    2. Lisa Hardie
    3. Kristie Neal Walthall
    4. Courtenay Heuston
    5. Rebecca Urban
    6. Rachel Macleod
    7. Georgia Missy Gaydos
    8. Jenn Curtis Charles
    9. Christine Wrede
    10. Lisa Ann Bernard
    11. Angélique Stempelkeuken
    12. Sharon Dalton
    13. Lou Kitzelman
    14 Kimberley Anne Morris
    15. Vicky Wright
    16. Anastasia Radloff
    17. Susan Vilar
    You are here 18. Christina Walker
    19. Ellen Woodbridge
    20. Amanda Bates
    21. Cary Buckham
    22. Sharleen Luciano
    23. Jan Musselman
    24. Anita Wifladt
    25. Karie Beglau
    26. Marieke Bart
    27. Donna Gray
    28. Mary Ann Kay Rossiter
    29. Erica Jones

A Bike and Goodbye

Wow today marks my first day in a new job. This has been a long time coming because I completed my rotational program and received final placement. Drew and I will be moving to Charlotte, NC in the next month and I am really excited for this new adventure. With this new adventure I had to say goodbye to one of my great friends at work so I wanted to make her a very special card. I followed up with the beautiful envelope I made the other day and you can find that blog post here

I absolutely love this golden bags (Item #144255) and you can purchase them in my online store. I think these will become really popular around Christmas time so I would get them now. Also remember that every $50 that you spend in July you will also receive a $5 coupon to use for August.

This card really has such a wow factor to it and it was simple to make. First I started with our beautiful Fresh Fig ( one of the new in colors) card-stock and also a piece of Whisper White. I used our new embossing past (Item #141979) and added a few drops of real red re-inker and silver glitter to give a little extra sparkle. It gives the effect that it is a nice summer day and you are out for a stroll. I then took our brick patterned decorative mask. These are really the best deal in the catalog because you receive 4 of them for $6 (item #144103). I took the paste and ran it on a diagonal up the card because I just wanted to give a sense that the brick wall was there. I stamped the bike again in Fresh Fig ink and then used my big shot to cut it out. The bicycle stamp (item # 145314) only has images so it pairs nicely with our sentiment only stamps which I used here ( item #143858).

The inside I wanted to keep it really simple so that I can write a lot inside it. I am loving our new washi tape (item # 144221) because it pairs with all of our products wonderfully. Again I used the bicycle stamp set images on the inside to spice it up a little bit more.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope that this card inspires you and gets those creative juices flowing.

I also wanted to share that we still have our amazing incentive for new demonstrators happening. On top of being able to put anything into your starter kit (like that amazing big shot) you will also get an exclusive bundle worth up to ($72) for free so that you can hit the ground running. I did a short Facebook live video showing all the products that you can get. Make sure to visit my Facebook page here

 

German School Bag

I was so excited to create this awesome project. In Germany all kids that are about to go into first grade get this super cute bag filled with candy, toys, and things for their school. I used all Stampin’ Up! products except for the bag part, which I used a large poster board that you can get from one of the big box stores. All I did to get the cone shape is to continue to roll it until I received the perfect shape that I was hoping for. This project came together really quickly and was really simple.

Below I have all the contents that are inside the bag. I feel like I am super cool because I bought the big box of “good” crayons. I remember when I was a child I loved having this big box of crayons so I figured it would be appropriate to purchase them too.

I also decided that this would be perfect for the Global Design Project Challenge #095 because it is a kids theme.

I hope that you have enjoyed this fun project and that you will create a bag for your children, grand children, or any children that you may know that are about to enter the first grade. This project was made with a lot of love (and some frustration) but that is how project go right? Once I was finished with it my Sissi cat decided she needed to add her touch to the project. When I woke up in the morning she re-opened the tissue paper that I had wrapped it in. Luckily I was able to fix it quickly and ready to be delivered.

If you have any more questions please reach out to me. I would love to help you create this fun project.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Christina