Global Design Project #094

Hello!!! I am so glad that you are joining me today. If you have found me through the Global Design Project’s website, welcome! If you are a returning friend I hope you are having an amazing week!

To kick off our weekend I created this fun little project after being inspired by the Global Design Project #094 sketch this week.

When I first looked at this I instantly thought about those gorgeous new gold stripped bags that we have. From there I looked through all my stamps and decided that I really needed to add some ink to my Bike Ride stamp set because it was starting to get lonely. Since this stamp set just has a lot of great images I needed to find a set that had a great sentiment. Just Add Text seemed like the best choice for this. So here is  my project:

I am going to use as an envelope for a card that I am making for a fellow friend. As some of you know I am changing jobs and moving up in my engineering career. We are about to move to Charlotte, NC from Baltimore, MD. I am really excited about this change because I am graduating from my rotational program and this move should be the last one for a while. I have moved to 4 different states in 3 years now and I am ready to settle. But with saying hello to this new adventure it also means that I have to tell some friends here goodbye… and that is so challenging for me. Anyways I wanted to make something really special for my friend because I am going to miss her dearly. We are work friends too so we usually did lunch together once a week and talked every morning. I hope that she loves it and I created it using her favorite color too Berry Burst.. even if she only knows it as purple 😉

I also wanted to remind everyone that if you need some additional inspiration that I have the Tic Tac Toe board still available and I would love to see your creations. Make sure to #pgttt001 on Instagram and Facebook so that I can see them and like them.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I know that I will. We are heading to TN to go white water rafting with family and I am beyond excited. I love white water rafting and it is always so much fun. Make sure to follow me on Instagram to maybe get some pictures, @papergears is my handle if you are searching for me.



Case this sketch 203

I have another sketch challenge that I am participating in. I am really enjoying these challenges because it pushes me to think creatively and go a little bit out of my comfort zone.

If you want to participate you can visit their blog:

And here is the sketch that I was going for:

I really wanted to do something a little different and looked through all my stamps. I really love the Tuscany Vineyard stamp that you may have missed in the Annaul Catalog. I loved this set when I purcahsed it but this is the first time that I have ever used it (insert shame face here). Here is my card


This card really reminds me of one of my favorite store L’Occtane because they always have so many lavender things in their store. This just reminds me of a rolling lavender field and a relaxing vacation near the base of the mountains. My other inspiration for this card and the sentiment with it was for one of my friends. I am truly blessed to be surrounded by some of the best and sometimes I forget to tell them how amazing they truly are.



This was the inside of the card and just gives this card a little something extra.
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~ Christina

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Jar of Thanks


So I am closing in on my wedding date and trying to balance all these things that I have to finish for the wedding and creating amazing cards at the same time. One of the most important things for me is sending Thank You cards and I think they are essential for weddings.  I know that I have given wedding gifts in the past and didn’t receive a thank you card, so I am working really hard to make sure we get all of our cards out in a timely manner.

I absolutely love our Jar set that we have. They remind me of southern days back at home and that was the feel I was going for with these cards.

Tips and Tricks: 

Take your time: If you are working on a lot of thank you cards (Like for a wedding) give yourself time and take it in steps. These cards are a ton of fun to make but sitting down and making 75 of these in one sitting would be difficult so I do 10 or 20 at a time.

Vellum: Using our Thinlits I cut out the jars on vellum paper because it gave the appearance of being see-through. The one thing you want to ensure when you are stamping on vellum is it needs a little bit of time to dry. I stamp everything on it and then let it dry over night just to be sure they will not smear.

In Colors: Have you taken some time to really look at these in colors?? I love them so much and they are what I used on the flowers. Make sure to order a variety pack of paper because the pictures just do not do it justice for how beautiful they truly are.

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Happy Stamping!

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Thoughtful Branches Occasions Card


Wow it has been a little bit but I have been working behind the scenes to re-brand and also create this great new website! I am so inspired and excited to continue sharing with you and getting your creative gears going. Here is a very simple card that you can whip up in just a couple of minutes. I left the sentiment off the card because I loved the simplicity of just the flower on top of this beautiful DSP! Also did you notice the fab in colors that I used: Dapper Denim and Emerald Envy. I am usually not a green fan but I think Emerald Envy is my favorite at the moment.

Simple card for any occasion
Simple card for any occasion

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