A Bike and Goodbye

Wow today marks my first day in a new job. This has been a long time coming because I completed my rotational program and received final placement. Drew and I will be moving to Charlotte, NC in the next month and I am really excited for this new adventure. With this new adventure I had to say goodbye to one of my great friends at work so I wanted to make her a very special card. I followed up with the beautiful envelope I made the other day and you can find that blog post here

I absolutely love this golden bags (Item #144255) and you can purchase them in my online store. I think these will become really popular around Christmas time so I would get them now. Also remember that every $50 that you spend in July you will also receive a $5 coupon to use for August.

This card really has such a wow factor to it and it was simple to make. First I started with our beautiful Fresh Fig ( one of the new in colors) card-stock and also a piece of Whisper White. I used our new embossing past (Item #141979) and added a few drops of real red re-inker and silver glitter to give a little extra sparkle. It gives the effect that it is a nice summer day and you are out for a stroll. I then took our brick patterned decorative mask. These are really the best deal in the catalog because you receive 4 of them for $6 (item #144103). I took the paste and ran it on a diagonal up the card because I just wanted to give a sense that the brick wall was there. I stamped the bike again in Fresh Fig ink and then used my big shot to cut it out. The bicycle stamp (item # 145314) only has images so it pairs nicely with our sentiment only stamps which I used here ( item #143858).

The inside I wanted to keep it really simple so that I can write a lot inside it. I am loving our new washi tape (item # 144221) because it pairs with all of our products wonderfully. Again I used the bicycle stamp set images on the inside to spice it up a little bit more.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope that this card inspires you and gets those creative juices flowing.

I also wanted to share that we still have our amazing incentive for new demonstrators happening. On top of being able to put anything into your starter kit (like that amazing big shot) you will also get an exclusive bundle worth up to ($72) for free so that you can hit the ground running. I did a short Facebook live video showing all the products that you can get. Make sure to visit my Facebook page here


Global Design Project 069


Ahhh we are already a few weeks into January and I hope that you are still going strong on your Resolutions or Goals!! I also hope that one of your goals was to create and craft more. To continue to bring you inspiration I am participating in the Global Design Project again and hope that you will start to play along with me to. This is the challenge for this week:



This challenge was a real challenge for me because I just do not have that many silver items. So while I was trying to figure out what to do, it hit me that we had silver in our December Paper Pumpkin kit!!! So that is what I used for the arrow and the silver circles around the card. This was another simple card that can go to anyone that you are thankful for.

Again here is my card:

Silver Thanks


My free choice color is Night of Navy. Again if you have followed any of my Plan with Me videos on Youtube you will have noticed that this is the year of arrows for me and I am totally obsessed with them. So it was the perfect touch to this card. Make sure to check out all the supplies that I used to create this simple card. I always love the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set but sometimes forget to use it. It just makes an amazing background and can be used for so many different things.

Also do not forget that if you purchase anything from my Online Store to make sure you use the Hostess code for this month. You will receive a special inspiration item from me.


I hope you have a wonderful day and make sure to like me on Social Media. Just search Paper Gears on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter and always be the first to know what is going on!


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Plan with Me Jan 2 2017

Hello and welcome to 2017!! I am so excited for this year and for you to be joining me today! I hope that you had a wonderful Holiday season and that you had a great start to 2017. I spent the last couple of weeks prepping and working out what I wanted to get out of 2017. I also decided to come up with a word to embody what I wanted it to look like and the word that I chose was BOLD.

I am going to be changing up a couple of things in 2017 too! I hope that you will follow me through this amazing journey and I would love to hear from you too. Also make sure to check out my event section and I would like to bring your attention to Jan 12 for my first ever Coffee and Cards, This will be a great event where you can create 4 cards, enjoy some fellowships, and let out your creative sides. The cost of this event is $10 and will be held at my home in Elkridge, MD. If you are not in the MD area but would like to participate you can get the card class TO GO for $15 which would cover the shipping cost. Make sure to RSVP for this event because I will send you the address and space is limited.

I also did a Plan with Me video on how I am planning out the year, each week and sneak peaks in what is going on with Paper Gears this week. The first video is below and make sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel so that you can always be in the know when something gets posted


Lastly I am putting together a special Sale-A-Bration (SAB) hostess club for January, February, and March where you can receive additional benefits of SAB. The commitment is at least $50 each month of products purchased through me and using that month’s hostess code. During your month as the hostess we can host an additional in person party or Facebook party to ensure that you maximize all the hostess benefits. Because each person (max of 3 including yourself) will be placing a $50 order you will get at least $15 in hostess rewards plus whatever else your party raises. Also during SAB you receive a free item with every $50 that you spend (Win – Win- Win).

Happy 2017!!