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,

Candles 3

Today is the last day of my parade with the Merry pattern stamp set. Which project was your favorite? Let me know down in the comments.

So again very similar card just switching up the backgrounds to keep the cards interesting.

Also I wanted to remind you all that we still have our buy 3 get 1 free Designer series paper sale going on. It is just a select few that are on sale but if you visit my online store there is a huge banner with all of them listed for you to check out.

Make sure to subscribe to my blog because I have hit the half way point for my 31 day blog challenge. Will I make it to the very end???

I also invite you to join me for my open crop night if you live in Charlotte, NC. I also have a lot of other events up on my events tab going on too! So make sure to check them out.

 

Make it a great Sunday!

Embossed Deer from Merry Patterns

Thanks so much for joining me again today. I am so excited to share this project with you today because it is super easy to put together and create. This also continues on with my week of featuring this awesome Merry Patterns stamp set.

For this set you will need very little product and supplies.

  • Paper: Real Read, Whisper White, Night of Navy, and Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper
  • Ink: Momento Black and Versa Mark
  • Gold Embossing Powder
  • Tombow Glue
  • Stitched Framelits

Since this project is super simple you can create quite a few of them in one sitting and start to knock out your Christmas card list.

I stamped the inside of the deer with momento black and then took the outline of it and stamped that in Versa Mark and then gold embossed it. If your momento black is still a little wet the embossing powder will stick to it and give it a great effect.

This was the finished product and the picture does not do it justice. If you would like to see how I actually put it together click on the video and while you are there make sure to join my VIP group. I do a Facebook Live video each Monday creating different types of projects.

Thanks so much for joining me and make sure that you get your hands on this amazing stamp set before it goes away at the end of October.

Also today is the last day to subscribe for Paper Pumpkin! Make sure you do not miss it

Thanks so much for joining me today as I continue on my journey to do a blog a day in October.

If you enjoyed this project please leave me a comment below. Thanks so much for stopping by and if you would like to purchase any of these products please use the link to my online store above and use the hostess code:

Have a great day!

 

Product Spotlight Week: Merry Patterns

So this week I wanted to focus on the Merry Patterns stamp set this week. I really adore this stamp set and I am so sad that it will be leaving us at the end of October. So they way to earn this stamp set is to either place a $300 order or host a party with me and get a qualifying order.

Merry Patterns Photopolymer Stamp Set

So here is my project that I created during World Card Making day. It is a sweet and simple 3×3 card that you could place in a gift basket. Really there is not a stamp in this set that I do not love but I love how you can have different colors with the candles. The colors that I chose are Rich Razzleberry and Berry Burst. Not two commonly put together colors but I think that they work amazingly well.

I wanted the flames to sparkle some so I used the tombow glue and our gold  glitter to give it a little bit of a shimmer on the top. Reminder that you can purchase any of these products in my online store and make sure to use the hostess code as long as your order is below $150 otherwise you give up your hostess benefits.

Also I recommend if you do have an order over $99 to looking into becoming a demonstrator. We receive a lot of great benefits and now is the time to join my team! Have questions? I am always happy to answer them when you reach out to me.

Also tomorrow is the final day that you order your Paper Pumpkin and start your subscription. I would hate for you to miss out on the coordinating kits that will be coming your way. These are also wonderful gifts for kids that want to be creative since everything they need is in one kit.

I hope you enjoyed this card and that you will continue to follow me this month as I continue with my 31 day challenge

Have a wonderful Monday!

NC Demo Hop: Techniques

Hello!!! I am so excited to be joining the NC Demo’s on another hop. This is a fun hop because we are going to be sharing amazing techniques. If you are already a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in NC I hope that you will join us next week. If you would like more info about becoming a demonstrator please let me know.

The technique that I used was the Embossing Paste. This is a great and easy technique to use and learn on. It is also cost efficient and you can make a ton of card quickly and easily. I used the embossing paste, palette knives, and party decorative masks and then mixed in some gold glitter and flirty flamingo ink refill. Add as much of the glitter and the ink as you want and as dark as you want and then take your paste and spread it evenly over your mask and paper. For my paper I used Real Red and my card base was Night of Navy.

For the sentiment and stamp set I used the hostess exclusive stamp set Merry Patterns. I absolutely love this stamp set and so glad that I finally have it in my hands. You can get it for FREE if you host a party that earns $300.. how cool is that. I also used my favorite framelits, the stitched framelits, which really are a must have if they are not already part of your collection.

This card was really simple to put together and it reminds me of Christmas in Europe. Very simple but oh so elegant. I hope that you will continue to join us on our hop and head over to the next blog.

Make sure to go and hop over to Tamra!!

 

For the entire list of hoppers check them out here:

Jo Anne Hewins

Melissa Kerman

Tracie Evans Langley

Laurie Meier

Sue Root

Sue Stapp

Kathy Svedberg

Frances Wagner

Christina Walker ** You are here**

Global Stamping Friends Color Challenge

I am back with another hop with the amazing Global Stamping Friends!! I am absolutely loving being part of these and seeing the creations from around the world. I hope that you are enjoying this too!

This month we are doing a color challenge and boy was this a challenge. First I had to figure out if I had these colors and thankfully I did and second I am still trying to figure out where to put everything as we put the house together.

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So here is the card that I created and designed

 

I wanted to do another simple Christmas card and I really enjoyed how this turned out. To achieve the background I took Pool Party re-inker and put some drops on a sponge triangle (Cut down your sponge) and then sponged-off on a scarp sheet of paper a little bit to lighten up the color. After that I just went to down on a piece of whisper white paper and stopped when I liked the effect. I feel it has a little bit of that winter storm vibe going on with it. I then stamped my sentiment and the deer in Smokey Slate and placed on top of a piece of Night of Navy Cardstock. For my embellishments I used our glitter enamel dots and just randomly placed them on the card.

Make sure to subscribe to my blog so that you always get the latest updates and happenings. I am also doing a product share and having a virtual Facebook party in my Paper Gears VIP Group that is open to anyone. If you would like to join all you have to do is ask 🙂

Make sure to keep hoping along!

You can jump to any person’s blog by using the links below

  1. Courtenay Heuston
  2. Stephanie Nash
  3. Anita Wifladt
  4. Tricia Butts
  5. Sharleen Luciano
  6. Kimberley Anne Morris
  7. June Olsen
  8. Jan Musselman
  9. Anastasia Radloff
  10. Rachel Macleod
  11. Ellen Woodbridge
  12.  Karie Beglau
  13. Lisa Ann Bernard
  14. Marieke Bart

15 Christina Walker  (You are here)

  1. Angelique Stempelkeuken
  2. Sarah McDermott
  3. Amanda Bates
  4. Jenn Curtis Charles

 

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.

A Giftable Christmas

Hello!! As some of you know that have been following me, my husband and I just moved to Charlotte, NC.. and when I say just moved our moving truck showed up last Sunday. Needless to say trying to find all my crafting supplies to put together a card and finding a good surface to do it on has been interesting.

The theme for this hop was to re-create a card that you created in your early days as a demo. I had to really think about what my first cards looked like and then I found a picture… uhhh was it awful but that is ok we all have to start somewhere right??

Now for the hop. Grab your favorite beverage and enjoy hoping around and getting inspired by these wonderful demos. And if you are in the NC area or really anywhere make sure to take advantage of all the perks that are out there to being a demonstrator and join us!

So this is the front of my card:

I am using the new Quilted Pattern Paper (available Sept 1) to create 2×2 “presents” for the front of the card. I like for things to be in 3 so I had to have 3 boxes. I played around with the design (since the original version did not look good at all) and finally came up with this. I love that this is a little bit more classic Christmas vs modern. I also added the mini gift bows to each of the boxes. I like the clean and simple look and decided to put the sentiment on the inside.

I used also another new stamp set Merry Little Labels (again available Sept 1) and Real Red ink. I started at the top and just continued to stamp down. The technique is stamping off but I also like the look it gives to the side of this card.

This card is perfect for a beginner because there is not a lot of materials that you need to get started and you can make a lot of these really quickly. And if you are like me you should really start whipping about 10 of these out so that you will be ready for the Holidays.. just saying they will be here quick.

Thank you for joining and make sure to visit everyone on this hop by clicking their name below,

Christina

Tamra Davis

Jo Ann Hewins

Tracie Evans Langley

Frances Wagner

Deck the Hall Simplicity

Can you believe that the Holidays are around the corner? Me either but they are coming and if you are like me you want to send out hand made Christmas cards to everyone on  your list. The good thing is we still have about 10 weeks to get all those cards created and sent out in time for the holidays and without all the stress. So here is a super simple card that I created.

The beauty about this card is that it is great for beginners because all you need is this fun new stamp set (which you can get early) Carols of Christmas and then some Real Red ink and pair it with your favorite Christmas Paper. You can get all of these products now which is great and you could knock out 10 of these in an hour (talk about score right!! Christmas card sender of the year) I also love the little bow, I feel like it makes it look like a present.

Join me on Tuesday evenings in my private VIP Facebook Group that is open to everyone for fun FB Live events. This is the card that I show cased this past week and you can see how easily I put it together.

Mark your calendars 

Now until September 10 When you become a new subscriber you can try Paper Pumpkin for half off!! So I wanted to do something special for all my subscribers… so if you are a subscriber (new, old, restarting) you will also get a sheet of Stampin’ Dimensionals from me that you can use to create the above card.

October 14 is the first ever Paper Gears Retreat and space is limited. I hope that you will join me in a fun event where you will gain some more holiday ideas and fun items, prizes, and food!

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!