Never Enough Bow-Ties

Father's Day

Do I dare say, “I love bow-ties?” LOL…not Origami, but still represents a Dad or Orville Redenbacher.


  • Change it up.  The DSP has a diagonal cut and then cut again on the lower right to offset the stripes.  Look again and you’ll see what I’m talking about.  Why did I do it?  Just to be different.
  • Glue Dots.  The hidden adhesive behind those clear buttons. It’s important to have different types of adhesive in your drawer because they all have a purpose.  Fast Fuse works wonder on ribbon too.  It’s strong and light weight without creating a bulky appearance.

Occasions Catalog Ends This Weekend:  So often I hear these words, “Darn it, I knew I should’ve ordered it!”  Then depending on how bad you want it…you’re gonna pay a little more and I know eBay prices is NOT what you want to pay.  I highly recommend that you take one last look at the 2015 Occasions Catalog and order what you really desire.

Creative Thinking.  The other night I thought and thought and then it came to me…how to pretty much earn a FREE membership. Join me for a 15 minute webinar to find out how to take Stampin’ Up! out for a test drive for free or just a couple dollars.  This is only for non-demonstrators who do not have a Demonstrator and desire to join my Circle of Pals team. If you meet those two prerequisates, please sign up here.

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Divas Marathon & Project Life with a Paper Sample


Over the weekend I speed walked in the Divas Half Marathon & 5K Run in the San Franciso Bay Area.  Last year I ran the Air Force “Deployed” Maraton and I had the time of my life.  I had never experienced the runner’s high everyone talks about…until then and I loved it!

My BFF had never experienced one either and she made it a goal last year to just do one.  She wrote me while I was deployed and told me I needed to do this with her, so I did.  We fast walked it yesterday along with four other friends and we had such a blast.

My goal now is to run the half next year and I’m going to do it!  So, watch out now because I’m about to start training and burn holes on my running shoes.


Project Life: I was so excited to use my Project Life product since buying it back in early May and this was the perfect project.  In the past I was a hardcore traditional scrapbooker and it took me days if not months to complete just a couple pages.  This system definitely makes it easier and faster to complete a scrapbook page.

I finished this project in one hour and I’m in love with Project Life!  My son wanted to go watch a movie, so I stopped and didn’t finish writing in the dates, but other than that it is ready to go into my Project Life binder.

Personal Tid Bits: If you find yourself short of the accessory pack paper just use your designer series paper to fit into the pockets of the plastic sleeve.  I used a few sheets fromthe Moon Light Designer Series Paper Stacks and it was perfect!

My First Paper Share: Get 60 sheets of our entire Designer Series Paper Collection for only $15.95 with free shipping!  Paper will measure 6×6 inches.  Perfect to try before you buy an entire pack.  Click here to view each paper design.

Leave Me A Comment: All you have to do is tell me which picture you laughed at most… LOL or if you plan on using Project Life to capture your memories.

Thank you so much for stopping by on your busy Monday.  Now go take a look at our brand new yearly catalog here.  You’ll be able to place an order starting at noon (CST) today.

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Pide Un Deso – Make a Wish


Today I want to share with you one card that I added two tiny little embellishments to change it up ever so slightly.  I added a Vintage Faceted Designer Button just to dress it up a tiny bitty bit. =)  I have five FREE card kits of this card… and the first FIVE visitors who sign up for blog updates here will receive it.  If you’re already signed up just update your mailing address.

Hoy quiero compartir con ustedes una tarjeta que he hecho y puse dos adornos para cambiarla un poquito. Le puse un botón de Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons para un poquitito de disfrazarse.  Tengo cinco kits tarjetas que voy a regalar.  Solo inscribanse para recibir recibir recuerdos de mi blog gratis aqui y no olviden ponder su domicilio.

Authentic Project Life products in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors and designs are now available!

It helps busy people (so basically all of us) document life using photos and journaling in a quick, simple, and fabulous way.  We’ve partnered with Becky Higgins, creator of Project Life, to offer a complete line of elite products.

PL CLICK TO VIEWNew 2014-2015 catalogs will arrive next week!  If you are not my preferred customers you will not get one, but if you want one, simply sign up to follow My Paper Journey and become eligible to win FREE product and get a copy of the new catalog HERE.


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Manly Monday – Pssst…


It’s 2:00 a.m. and I’m laying on a Coleman air mattress and they are NOT paying me to endorse them, but it is so darn comfortable.  I’m visiting my family this week for Spring break and to show you once again that Stampin’ Up! is easy to take with you anywhere… I packed up my Scrapbooking roller bag with my Stampin’ Up! products so I don’t miss out on creating cards while my family members are at work.

I don’t plan to sit around waiting on them to get home from work right!?  LOL.  I felt bad for running out of time to post my Manly Monday card last week and so I wasn’t going to let you down this week.


For two reasons… 1) this entire week Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE shipping!  2) the retired product list is out and you can find them both right here.  Click here to view the Retiring Stamps list.  For Retiring Accessories list click here.


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You may be excited about reading about Project Life coming exclusively to Stampin’ Up! and I want you to know that I just placed my pre-order for everything they are letting us get our hands on so I can show you what I make with it.

If you think you’re excited about it… I’m stoked!!!  If you missed the exciting news post… you can read it here.

Please leave a comment below… tell me if you’re an avid scrapbooker and if you already use Project Life?

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Two Exciting Announcements

Project Life

Get ready for a scrapbooking revolution with Project Life! It helps busy people (so basically all of us) document life using photos and journaling in a quick, simple, and fabulous way. We’ve partnered with Becky Higgins, creator of Project Life, to offer a complete line of elite products.

Becky explains,”It’s called Project LIFE because it’s about YOUR LIFE. Whatever your life is. Whatever your stage of life. Whatever your family circumstances. Whatever your lifestyle. Project Life is designed to help anyone and everyone get their pictures into a book.” In a nutshell, it’s all aboutspending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.

Glimpse At The Products

Project Life Products Project Life table


Free Shipping

From April 21-25 Stampin’ Up! will offer FREE shipping on everything (excluding expedited orders)! So, not only will you get FREE shipping on your Project Life products, but also on the retired items that will be announced on same day!

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