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!

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Have a great Monday!

Global Design Project 072: Valentines

Can you believe that this lovely holiday is next week?? I sat down this weekend to create all these beautiful cards to send out to my favorite girlfriends to just let them know that I am thinking on them on Valentines day. This is also one of my favorite holidays.. not because I love getting things from my husband (but I also love that) but because it just seems so happy. It is a time to share love with everyone and I am totally digging the pink and red every where.

So this card was created by CASING the Global Design Project 072:

So here are my creations. I made 12 cards that are all unique but have the same throughout them:

Valentines stack

I also had to learn to perfect my bow making skills. Even being in a sorority for a few years I was never really great at making bows but I think that these turned out pretty well.

Below I did a close up of both my Hello Love and Happy Valentines Day cards

Simple Valentines Card

Hello Love Valentines


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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:



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Have a wonderful day

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Global Design Project 068

This post and card was inspired by the Global Design Project sketch 068 which is below

Also if you would like to check out all the other cards created from this challenge you can visit their website: http://www.global-design-project.com/



I really loved the colors of this card and the balloons but I have done so many things lately with balloons and thought maybe I should try and make up a couple of Valentines cards. So the card below is what I came up with.



The inspiration that I took was the pink and blue color scheme and the balloons rising up on the card. I am also really loving the shaker cards at the moment and realized that using the gold glitter gives my card a nice pop. Also the glitter is contained which is an added bonus. You can actually pull out the little love not too!

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Have a great day!

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November 2016 Scrapbook page 1

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I hope that your Thanksgiving was as wonderful as mine. I spent the week with hosting my parents and we also had the chance to go to Philadelphia. Now we are heading into one of the most wonderful time of the year. We have our tree up and sparkling and I put together my advent calendar. One of the things that I created for better memory keeping is pre-made scrapbook pages. I love our Project Life system and kit but there is just something fantastic about having hand made scrapbook pages. Coming in January I will start offering these classes in person too or as a To-Go kit. Make sure to check back soon for all the calendar events that I have planned for the new year.

Tips and Tricks

  • I used the purple to frame my pictures. I wanted it to be a little larger than my pictures. The dimensions for my squares were: 6.5 X 4.5
  • The white part I will use to write additional commentary for the pictures.
  • I used the Night Of Navy paper and the Thinlits to give the paper some extra dimension

It is also Cyber Monday and we have a lot of amazing products available still for up to 25% off. We also have some amazing products that are just on sale for today! Make sure to check them out before it is too late.




I hope you enjoyed this fun craft project. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you liked or what you would like to see more of!


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The Busy Woman Episode 3

I feel so rejuvenated and excited after coming back from Onstage in Atlanta. This was an amazing event and it will happen again in April and I hope you will be able to join me by joining my team. If you Like me on Facebook you would have seen that I went Live again last night with my series “The Busy Woman.” This series is designed for the busy woman: whoever you are or however busy you are. I want to give you simple projects that can fit into your busy life and give you that feeling of accomplishment. I am not perfect but I continue to strive towards it and meet my goals each day. If you are a busy woman I urge you to give Paper Pumpkin a try and make sure to do it by November 10 to get your Christmas looking box in the mail. The cost is $20 but the value you get in the box exceeds that. If you take a minute to think about it if you go and purchase a card more than likely you will spend more than $3 per card. You could take that money and give a hand made card.. no one has to know that you had everything pre-cut for you.

Also make sure to put in an order on Election Day (November 8) and someone will receive this fun card candy that I created. What is card candy? You take each piece and place it onto a card. It gives you instantly a card with minimal work. All you have to do is place an order in my online store and use my hostess code for November and you will be entered.

Reminder also during November you can receive the amazing Stitched Framlits and some Christmas stamps at a discount.


Also if you love everything Stampin’ Up! and you are ready to take the next step and get a discount at the same time join my team. I am growing and I would love for you to join me.


I hope you enjoyed this video and I hope you will continue to follow me on social media and even share your love of Paper Gears with your friends.

Happy Stamping!

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Halloween Treats 2016

Can you believe that it is already Halloween?? Man time flies and Christmas will be here before we know it. In November there will be a new Stampin’ Up! Sale that I will announce but today I want to make sure that you do not miss your last change to get the amazing paper deals! Check below for all the details and make sure to use this month’s hostess code (found on the right of your screen). Also starting next month is my new Stamp of the Month “Petals and Paisley” you won’t want to miss it.



Anyways back to this fun project. I created little baggies to give out to all the trick or treater’s that will hopefully visit me this year. This will make it easy for each person to get the same amount of candy. I will also have to make sure I hit the gym today so that I can work off all the extra suites 🙂



I hope you enjoyed this fun and easy project. I really enjoyed making them. Check out all the material I used below. You can still purchase any of the products if you would like to use them to scrapbook or memory keep all the fun of Halloween 2016!

Happy hauntings,



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Oct 16 Scrapbook page #2

A couple of days ago I posted about having a scrapbook page and how easy it was to create. This is my second page that I created and I really love this one too. Again I used my amazing spider web 12×12 spider web page because it would have been so difficult to cut it up but now I can leave it in its full beauty.  Who knew scrapbooking could be so easy? Are you ready to start saving all those memories and printing off all those pictures and having them easily shown to all your friends and family? What about wanting to keep them for future generations.



I also had so much fun adding this great banner and I am still debating if I would like to add anything more to the banners. I would love to hear your comments and let me know if this has inspired you to start scrapbooking for yourself. We have so many amazing Designer Series paper of 12×12 that you will not want to miss out on. Make sure you also check out the buy 3 get 1 for Free deal to get you started on Christmas and Thanksgiving too! dsp-sale-oct-16

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October 2016 Scrapbook Page

I have been getting lots of request about scrapbooking in general and it has always been something that I really wanted to do. I have been to those big box stores and get lots of things to start creating the scrapbook of my dreams, documenting all of our lovely adventures, just to have them sitting in the bags for weeks because my creativity is just stumped. The reality is that we are all busy and everything in those big box stores makes sure that it looks super easy. So here is my goal: I will create 2 pages each month and then add 4 pictures. Easy right and you can join me. We will scrapbook together, documenting the fun of all that life has to give us. This is part of being a busy woman but if we break it down we can all make those beautiful scrapbooks and continue to look like super woman.



What will make this possible is you can just add places to add your pictures (I choose to add them on the grey and orange whenever I get them printed) and I cut the paper to be 4.5 X6.5 so that it will nicely frame each of my pictures. I also added a 2×3 sheet of orange so that I can add some wording to the page. By now you should know ow much I love those cute little mummy jars so of course I had to add them to this page.

This page was really easy to put together and it only took me about an hour to do both of the pages (with some distractions in between).

Remember that today is the last day to receive double points on all of your orders with me and you do not want to miss getting these amazing paper to complete the projects.


Happy Stampin’


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Box of Haunts

Halloween is next week and you are running out of time to make sure that you are ready. If you are a super busy woman like myself these fun boxes are really easy to throw together and will have all your goblins, wizards, and princesses. Make sure to get your orders in and remember that if you put in an order to use this month’s hostess code and you will receive double VIP points until tomorrow!



Also make sure to to not let the amazing purchase 3 Designer Series Paper and receive 1 for FREE!!! How exciting is that! I just received my last package full of my packs of DSP and I am so excited to open it!!!


Tomorrow I will be going LIVE on Facebook and showing you how you can use your October Paper Pumpkin to keep you planner fun and organized for the month of November. This series goes along with “The Busy Woman” series that I have now started so make sure to mark your calendar to join me every Monday at 8 p.m. Eastern I will be showing you different ways to use Paper Pumpkin or creating easy projects that any busy woman can fit into your life.


Thanks for joining me and I hope you have a wonderful start your to your work week.