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!

We are so blessed by great family and friends that got us some amazing gifts this year and it is important for us to send thank you cards.
I created these fun cards inspired still by Christmas and using some of the end of my washi tape. Today is also the last day that you can get any thing from the Holiday catalog and there are so many wonderful things that are going away so make sure to get those orders in today!


A couple of other reminders:
There is still space for the Sale-A-Bration club or you can create your own if you and 3 friends want to join. Everything is done on line so it doesn’t matter where you are at we can party


Make sure to use the new hostess code for January for all your purchases below $150 and you will get a little something from me.

Now is a great time to either host a workshop with me!! Slots are filling up fast so make sure to reach out to me. Why is it such a great time? Bonuses with the more your party earns the more you receive. Also for each $50 your guest spend they also walk away with amazing FREE product from our amazing Sale-A-Bration catalog.

Also now is also a great time to join my team. You get 2 additional stamps on top of all the other great products that you can choose and it is only $99 to join. You can make it as much or as little as you want. Something that I truly love about being a demonstrator is meeting new friends and people, getting the first look at all the new catalogs, TRAVELING (we are going to Amsterdam in April this year for the conference), oh and the discounts are great too! If you have any questions or want some more info please reach out to me, I would love to talk to you about it or if you are near me I would love to take you to coffee.

Finally I do have classes scheduled and you will want to make sure that you sign up quick. First class is January 12 and it is a card and coffee class from 6:30-8:30 and we will be making a fun card using one of the new stamp sets that you can use for birthday cards. You will get to make 4 cards, check out new products that I have, light snack and of course coffee if you would like some. Please make sure to bring your own adhesive or you can rent mine for $5 per person. Total cost of the class is $10.


As always if you are read to purchase any or all of these products you can see what I used and if you click on the pictures it will take you directly to my online store where you can securely and quickly purchase any products.

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November 16 Paper Pumpkin Remix

I hope that you were able to join my last night on Facebook LIVE but if you missed it or if you haven’t gone and liked my page yet you can get a re-cap of our project here.


This Paper Pumpkin was just so beautiful and I can tell you each month I think they get better and better so make sure to get your subscription started.


We also have our Year End Sale going on and you can find a lot of amazing products at a discounted price. Check out the Online Store to get all your crafting needs. If you do purchase anything please make sure to use my hostess code!



Also I just created another fun graphic of why you should Join Stampin’ Up! Now is the time to get a jump start on your Stampin’ Up! business and it would be a fun way to ring in 2017




Sales and Planning with Paper Pumpkin

Do you like me on Facebook?? If you do make sure that you are following me so that you can see when I go live. If you missed the video I have uploaded it to Youtube and posted it here too!

As I say in the video I love Planning and I was searching for a monthly box to come to me that could help me plan. I then realized that I already have an amazing box that comes to me each month to help me plan.. Paper Pumpkin!! These little stamps really do fit nicely on your planner pages and can help make planning for the next month fun. I think looking ahead and how you are going to accomplish your goals is so important. Each week I pick 3 things that I am trying to focus on from my Goal Bank. I hope that you will join me on December 26th as we start planning for 2017 and for January.

We also have our close out sales going on now! Make sure to visit my online store and see all the great things that we have on sale. There are things from Paper to stamps to embellishment. Perfect for all of you that may be a tad bit behind on making those Christmas cards or even tags.. No judgment here I am in the same boat 🙂



Make sure to also use this month’s hostess code for all orders you place that are under $150 before tax and S&H. If it is over $150 you will receive the Hostess rewards to get even more products. dec-16-hostess-code


Happy Holidays!

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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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!

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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The Busy Woman Episode 2

Hello All!

So Youtube was fighting me the other day and I apologize that this a few days late but if you have liked me on Facebook you would have already seen this.

Anyways I think that creating balance in your life is so important to have and that is what I hope this new series of mine will inspire you to do. The first part of this episode is about Birch Box and what I thought about the first box that I received. I have to be honest I LOVED it! I am using this as my workout reward system each month. This benefits me in a few ways:

  1. The cost commitment is minimal.. just $10 a month
  2. I love samples and these are more than just magazine type of samples. You can use them a few times.
  3. I want to try new things… and go out of my comfort zone.
  4. The box is too cute! Love it and I can use it for other things

So here is my reward system for myself: I have to make it to the gym 20 times each month (and actually workout) and I get to keep my box for the next month. Really simple. I keep track of it in my amazing planner (Remember I do have an affiliate link for Erin Condren on my homepage so that you can get $10 off) and I use little sticker hearts to mark each day that I make it. My hope is that each month I will have lots of hearts throughout my planner.

Make sure to also jump on the great opportunity to get some of our AMAZING Christmas stamps on sale. Check out the flyer below. Remember to use the November hostess code and each order of over $50 will receive a card pack from me for inspiration or to use.



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