Tic Tac Toe Week 1 Inspiration 2

I hope you all had a great weekend! I know that I did. This past weekend we went white water rafting with family in TN. It was such a great time and we got some amazing pictures. I will be sure to share them here soon. Need to start thinking of some great ways to start memory keeping all these amazing adventures.

I wanted to share another project inspiration with you all today using the Tic Tac Toe board that I created


This time I decided to go straight down the middle using stitched ribbon, in colors, and an embellishment. So this is the project that I created

Again I used another stripped gold bag because I think that they are so cool. I created this fun a quick tag using the Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper, Pacific Point Stitched Ribbon, and the new Label Me Pretty Bundle. I used Tranquil Tide as my in color and I think it all goes together beautifully. Again this was a quick and simple project that you can stick some home made cookies into the bag. These would also be perfect for Christmas Cookies.. now I know that sounds early but we are already in July. And if you go ahead and purchase everything in July you can get $5 towards any of your August purchases for every $50 that you spend!

I want to remind you that if you have been thinking of joining my team and joining the Stampin’ Up! family now is definitely the time to do it. Need some convincing?
All new demonstrators get:

  • $72 value of a starter bundle with everything you need to hit the ground running.
  • For $99 you get to pick out $125 worth of product from the Catalog. That means anything that you want from the catalog you can put into your starter kit. How many companies let you do that?
  • Earn fabulous trips. Next year Stampin’ Up! is taking an Alaskan Cruise. And anyone can earn them.. even you!
  • Attend our Onstage conferences. These are absolutely amazing! Not only can you be the first to see the new catalog, but you also get to make new friends and have a great time! See the picture of me below meeting our amazing CEO Sara! (Again how cool is that)
  • ME!!! So this is what I bring to the table. I am easy going and I just want you to hit your goals. Do you want to be the next Million Dollar Stamper??? Great let’s get you there. Do you want to be a hobby demo and receive that amazing 20-25% discount??? Awesome let me help make sure that you meet your quarterly minimums. We can also learn together and grow our business together.
  • Tons of creativity always. You will get a weekly email from Stampin’ Up! with inspiration and news, a quarterly magazine with more inspiration, a Facebook group with demos world wide to share inspiration with or ask questions, and so much more!!
  • What are you waiting for? What is holding you back? Make sure to email me and we can talk through your concerns. info@papergears.com

Have a great Monday!

Project Life 2016 for Christmas Cards

I had a request come in from a friend that decided she wanted to do handmade Christmas cards. This was such an exciting request to receive. Knowing that she is starting from the ground with Stampin’ Up! products I wanted to create something simple that didn’t require a lot of stamps, inks, adhesive, etc. I was also looking through what we had for a sale with our Online Extravaganza. I decided that using the amazing Project Life Cards and Accessories was an easy way to go.

Here is all the things you get with this great combo set:

  • Different sized cards with images,
  • Washi tape
  • Enamel Shapes
  • Wood Shapes
  • Acetate sheets (look super pretty on cards)
  • And more



Also you will notice that I picked the ombre emerald envy stamp pad. The reason I did this was the stamps that are included are baby stamps and you know have a 5 colors in this mini stamp pad that you can give different looks to.

If you are interested in purchasing any or all of these products please make sure to go to my online store and use this month’s hostess code. Also join me in my Online Facebook Party for great gifts and giveaways all week!

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In case you missed any of the deals so far here they are again.

Thank you for stopping by and make sure to set your scales back this week!


Have a great Tuesday!

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Don’t Miss a Deal November 2016


First I wanted to say that I hope you take a moment today to remember all of our veterans. I am thankful for all the men and women that decided to protect our country.

Since it is a Friday I just wanted to remind everyone of the great Stampin’ Up! deals that we have going on:

First the Stiched Framelits are here and should be on your order (or Christmas wish list) and we have an array of stamps that are 25% off. These would be great sets to make your Christmas cards with. Make sure to like me on Facebook because I will be going LIVE tonight and unboxing all my new product and the Stiched framelits are going to be in the box too so you will get to see them.



Also yesterday I mentioned that if you place a $150 order with me that you can receive this adorable snowman as a Free gift with purchase. He is made out of our clear blocks and some added embellishments. My snowman will have buttons on him so that you can pick them off and re-use them on your projects. This deal will end at the end of November so make sure to get it now. You can even combine all these great offers to make the ultimate bundle 🙂




Thank you for visiting me. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at info@papergears.com
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Snowman Blocks

Being part of Stampin’ Up! is amazing. Being part of my uplines team is even more amazing. We had a group dinner at onstage where we were able to socialize and meet new friends. My upline Phyllis gave us these awesome snowmen as a treat. I was super excited and inspired by this cute idea. I love my upline and I am so thankful to be part of her team. I am also excited to grow my team like she has done and help her to hit her goal to promoting to the next level. So if you join my team you will be joining a great group of people.

To check out Phyllis’ blog you can find it here http://www.phyllisstamps.typepad.com/

Do you like this cute snowman full of blocks? If you place an order of at least $150 with me now until end of November you will receive this fun snowman as a free gift. Make sure to tell your friends and family about this fun deal that you can pair with any of our other Stampin’ Up! deals that are going on.



Also remember that you will receive VIP points for anything that you buy, or anything that your friends and family purchase from me to give you as a Christmas gift 🙂



I hope that you have a great day!

Celebrate Tree

Wow can you believe how close Christmas actually is?? I created this fun and easy card for a card swap that I am doing at Onstage. Onstage is the conference that all the Stampin’ Up! demonstrators are able to attend. This is my very first one and I am really excited!!! If you would like to join me next time all you have to do is join my team. The link to do that can be found at the top of any of my pages. Also at the bottom of this post is a fun graphic about why you should join.

I wanted to use one of our great mask for this card and at $6 for 4 of them they really are a wonderful deal and something that you should add to your collection. I wanted to keep this card really simple, and minimal stamping. I was also really excited about the sentiment (once I finally figured it out) because it can be given to anyone. I did end up using a variety of supplies for this card but I really wanted to show how you can create beautiful cards in unique ways. I was excited with how my gold stars came out on top of the tree. Just add a little bit of sparkle to the entire card.


Also have you seen that Stampin’ Up! is having an amazing sale and that we now have Stitched Framelits that you can add to your collection? Check out the flyer below for more details. Make sure to add these items to your Christmas wish list. Speaking of Stampin’ Up! products make great gifts for anyone or you could give the gift that keeps giving and give a 6 month subscription to Paper Pumpkin! Ask me how!


Also as promised here are the great reasons why you should join my Team! When I say that this has been the most fun year yet I really mean it. Also do not forget about my great VIP program.




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New Classes Announced

Do you love to create but sometimes get overwhelmed by all the offerings in our catalog? Maybe you are just not sure where to start. Maybe you want a fun and affordable girls night out in Elkridge, MD. Maybe you are a busy mom that wants an hour to herself in her PJs and her favorite stamps?

I came up with 4 different classes just for those of you who said yes to the above (and so many more). I have posted my full list of projects that we are going to be doing from now until New Years that will get you into the spirit of all the seasons.

Check them out on my Fall Classes page for more information and get ready to get excited!

Need more info or help please make sure to reach out to me

Tin of Cards 2

I have a few more tags to show you from the beautiful tin of tags kit. This really is a kit that you should consider getting and it is so easy to make. I am going to be working on a You Tube video to show you how easy it is to put it together. The great thing is you can be a beginner or an expert and you can both create beautiful tags that anyone would want to receive them.


Also make sure to check out my Facebook page because I will continue to show sneak peaks of things, Paper Pumpkin, and be posting more ways to win during the month of October.

Also if you have been thinking about taking the plunge and becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator October is a great time to start. Why?? Because it is the beginning of the Stampin’ Up! year and you can work towards winning the amazing incentive trip. Sound interesting? Make sure to message me if you have any questions and when you are ready click join my team!


Happy Stampin’


Tin of Cards: Part 1


I know it has been a little bit since I have posted here but life took on a form of its own. I had planned on (and had the pictures ready on my camera) to post while I was away on my honeymoon but that just didn’t happen. This week my new husband and I have been picking away at the apartment trying to reorganize everything and enjoy life as newlyweds.

Anyways I wanted to share with you one of my favorite items from the new Holiday catalog: The Beautiful Tin of Tags!!! This is a great little starter kit and all the tags are so beautiful. Who wouldn’t love getting on of these amazing tags on the Christmas presents 🙂

So this is just 3 of the tags ( I will be posting the other ones later). I went away from the colors suggested and used what I wanted to use which of course were my amazing in colors. I love those colors so much!!


This little kit has everything you need from Washi Tape, to the cute wooden bow, to the tassles. The only thing that you have to have is the stamp set (sold separate) and the inks.

Make sure to hop over to my Facebook group and Like it so that you can keep up with all the latest things going on. Right now we have our great weekly specials but they are ending soon.

Also make sure to visit the Clearance section at the top of the blog to get great SU products at a discounted rate. Remember you can also apply the hostess code to these orders too.

I hope you are having a wonderful Friday and if you are in the Mid-atlantic like me you are enjoying our cool 70 degree weather. Fall is upon us y’all.



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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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