Candles and Snowflakes

We are back with day 3 of my parade of using the Merry Pattern stamp set. Again I absolutely love this stamp set and I am so sad that it will be going away at the end of the month.

Here is the latest card that I created with the candles. I also decided to layer it over the gold snowflake to add a little bit of something extra to the card.

The great thing about this stamp set is that you can pair any color combination with these candles and they look amazing. I also added tis the season in momento black at the bottom of the card because it just needed a little bit more. Again this card was super simple to create and so much fun.

Also I wanted to share with you all a new event that that I am doing every 2nd and 4th Thursday if you live in Charlotte. I am going to host an open crop night and you can come and bring your projects and work on them or you can create the cards that I created from my card buffet. The price is $10 and then $2 for each card you create from my buffet. This would also be a great time to get those paper pumpkins completed or that scrapbook that is starting to collect some dust done too! Spots are limited so make sure to reserve your spot quick!

Thanks so much for joining me again today. Make sure to subscribe to my blog so that you do not miss a post and make sure to continue on with my 31 blog challenge.

Have a wonderful day and I will see you again tomorrow!

Global Stamping Friends Hop 14

Hello and welcome to another great Global Stamping Friends blog hop. I truly look forward to this blog post every month because there are so many talented demos around the world participating. This month is all about Halloween and can you believe it, it will be here at the end of the month.

This is the fun 3×3 card that I created using the amazing Spooky Night Designer Series Paper that coordinates with the great cat stamp set. I finally got some ink on my owl stamp set and I am so loving how this turned out.

I also had so much fun creating the inside and using a few other types of stamps in the set too! I used Lemon Lime Twist (a new in color) and Pacific Point for the potion colors. I may have to do some more cards with just these potions. Also I absolutely love the witches hat too in this set.. Clearly I just love this set and I highly recommend you getting it before Halloween (which is coming up quick).

So if you love this card and project I have a super special for you. I am starting a Freebie Friday at least until Christmas (we will see how this goes) and you can get the following items as long as you place an order through my online store above.

 

 

If you enjoyed this project and want to purchase any of the products make sure that you are shopping with me and you can easily get to my online store by using the tabs at the top. Also make sure to use this month’s hostess code if you are under $150

Also a reminder to subscribe to my blog because I am participating in a 31 day blog challenge. I have a lot of great things planned for this month and I hope that you will enjoy them. You can also follow me on social media

Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure that you check out all the amazing projects this month on this hop.

Make sure to visit Narelle next and see what fun project she has created for us!

In case you get out of order you can go back and skip to anyone.

  1. Stephanie Nash
  2. Ellen Woodbridge
  3. Kimberley Anne Morris
  4. 4. Karie Beglau
  5. Angelique Stempelkeuken
  6. Jan Musselman
  7. Mary Ann Kay Rossiter
  8. Tricia Butts
  9. Jenn Curtis Charle
  10. . Christina Walker    **You are Here**
  11. . Narelle Fasulo
  12. Marieke Bart
  13. Sarah McDermott

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

Holiday Catalog Product Shares

Have you gotten your hands on this new catalog yet? If the answer is no make sure to message me your address and I will pop one in the mail for you. If they answer is YES what is your favorite product??? I will share mine… the cat stamp, the cat dsp, the Christmas stamps, the pumpkin thinlets, the well everything! I love that Stampin’ Up! produces such high quality and on trend products for us to use.

Ahhhh if only I had no budget and I could spend whatever I wanted to I would just buy the whole catalog (wish there was an item number for that) but alas we all always have a budget.. SOOOOO for all of you that want everything like me I came up with a solution for you!! I will be creating a product share that you can take part in. Time is limited though and you must let me know by September 8 if you want to purchase a share. I have to have at least 4 people join in order to place the order. I will place the order and once I receive all the products and cut everything down I will mail them out to you.

So what do you get?

52 pcs of Cardstock: These will be cut either in half to make a card base or down to a 6X12 (if you        would like them pre-scored as card bases just let me know. I will gladly do this for you.

104 sheets of 6X4 Designer Series Paper

29 Embellishments ( A selection from the catalog but at least 1 of each)

6 Whisper White 3×3 Envelopes

1 piece each of Red and Silver Glimmer paper

1 piece each of the green and red Be Merry Kit Ornaments

20 Black Rhinestones

348 total inches of sample of all ribbons (depending on ribbon type you may receive more or less stretches of ribbon)

Plus a small FREE gift from me.

The price for all of this is just $65 which is a great value. If you would purchase all of these items on your own without having them broken up you would spend over $300. Remember we will only do this if we have at least 4 people sign up. Please email me at info@ papergears.com and let me know that you would like to join. I will then send you an invoice over Paypal for payment.You will only receive goods once payment is received.

Make it a great Stamping day!

Christina

Photos are used to demonstrate a sampling of the products that you will receive. Any products that are shown but not listed above will not be included in your sample. If you have any questions please reach out to me.

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!

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:

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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

 

Thank you for stopping by and please subscribe to my blog so that you never miss a post. If you would like to purchase any of these products you can do so by clicking on the items below or click on my Online Store up at the top. Also if you do decide to shop with me and your order is below $150 please use this month’s hostess code. Remember it is Sale-A-Bration so for every $50 that you spend you will get a free item! Or if your wish list is longer than a mile (like mine) you can join my team and get a great starter kit full of items for $99 AND get a discount on future products!!! Whooot Whoot. Questions ask me I would love to help you out!

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Also do not forget that I am having a retreat in May in the Baltimore, MD area. If you would like to join me make sure to rsvp sooner rather than later. Seating is limited.

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Have a lovely week,

XO, Christina

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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:

hello-love

 

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!

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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.

 

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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!

If you are wanting to purchase any of these products please make sure to click on the item below and it will take you to my online store where you can securely purchase all your products. Make sure to use this month’s hostess code for all orders under $150 and you will receive some card inspiration from me.

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Don’t forget if you are in the Baltimore, MD area and would like to join me for Coffee and Cards make sure to let me know. The class will be on Thursday from 6:30 – 8:30 and the cost is $15 with adhesive. You will walk away with 4 Birthday cards ready to go.

Have a great day!

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November 2016 Scrapbook page 1

If you are viewing this in an email please click on the link to see all pictures

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.

 

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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.

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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!
Christina

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