My Kikki K Planner

Hey everyone! I am really enjoying this A5 size, but I am not going to lie – this baby is heavy! I am currently carrying around a Limited Edition Kikki K Planner in mint (size large which is equivalent to a Filofax A5). The dashboard shown in the photo is an old arrow overlay that I had in my shop (soon to open October 1 with all amazing new items from Tokyo!)

I have been getting a lot of questions about my printables. I use Hammermill Color Digital paper where I purchase from my local Staples, and what I like about it is its smooth and super bright white color. Also, the inks from my stamps don’t bleed as much either so that’s a plus! The digital prints are from Miss Tiina and what I did was purchase the personal size (which I was using in the beginning of the year) and just printed it at 130% on half-sized letter paper (aka “statement” in my HP printer). Another cute site that has adorable printables is Hello Forever for those who like them undated.

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Studio Calico Agenda

IMG_3666.JPGHey everyone! Well, my casino has finally opened and I am back on my creative kick! I wanted to let you guys know that I am helping Marcy Penner and friends kick off an awesome class called Agenda in the Studio Calico. IMG_4180.JPGCan you believe that I think I have graduated into the A5 size?? I know, its crazy. But with so much going on in my life, I felt it was super necessary. Before I left for Tokyo, Kikki K planner was selling a limited edition mint leather large agenda – and I got my hands on it! If you are obsessed with gold, they have a GORGEOUS one on sale right now here!

IMG_4058.JPGI hope to see you guys there! And on another note — be on the look out, I am opening up the Paper Addict store back October 1! Mark your filofaxes!!!

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Heidi Swapp + Project Life …. what????!!!

Hi everyone! So I have some pretty exciting news! Heidi Swapp has a new Project Life collection sold at Michael’s! Mrs. Heidi herself had asked some of her crafting friends to share some sneaks and here’s what I got for you! Enjoy!!

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My creative box from Heidi!

And a cute card I made for my girlfriend:

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Hello Paper Addict Hiatus

Hi Everyone! Gee, where do I start. First off, this is not a closing down of a store. Trust me, by no means am I closing up the shop! Secondly, thank you all for your support. This is definitely a GREAT problem to have.

I get about 30 orders PER week. That’s an average of 4+ orders per day. I first started this store as a tiny shop on Etsy selling to my friends handmade instagram embellishments and paper piecing. Then it expanded to scrapbook supplies and then stationery and then paper addict stuff. The shop BLEW up! I made it a legit company with a business ID, I attended CHA and other conventions for expanding the store further, and I marketed the heck out of myself doing anything and everything possible for the success of my business.

Let’s fast forward now to a few months later. I was offered a very lucrative job within my market and it was simply an offer I couldn’t refuse. I accepted the job and broke out of my normal marketing executive role at my previous employer. I have over 500+ clients in my PERSONAL career….. this is not your typical “clients” such as banking, sales, home décor, nothing like that. This is HUGE rich gamblers who like to blow $100,000 per trip and they need my full undivided attention 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. My personal relationship with my then boyfriend started to falter and sadly, he couldn’t handle the position and success of my career so we decided to end that stressful factor in my life and parted ways.

I know I just came back from Tokyo and I want to show you all the adorable goodies I have sitting in my home, but sadly, that will have to wait until the opening of the new casino I am working for to get settled in. In addition, with working 10-12 hours per week for the next 3 months my doggies have been seeing less of me and more of the kennel since I have to travel so much for work. I hope you can feel my pain!

This is the last bit of orders from #hellopaperaddict. Sadly at this time in my life, I need to shift my focus on my personal life and my new job opening up a brand new casino in Las Vegas. Thank you for everyone’s support and I should be opening back up after Labor Day weekend! Enjoy your summer!

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Sweet Stamps Shop Blog Hop

Hey everyone and you must have got here from April’s blog! Thank you so much for stopping by! I love the Sweet Stamps Shop July kit! I decided to do a page of my recent trip to California — how cute did it turn out?

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Follow the hop here:

Thanks for hopping along guys! Now go check out Chrissie’s blog for some more inspiration!!

Chic Tags and Twinery Blog Hop!

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Hey everyone!! Thanks for hopping along the Chic Tags & Twinery blog hop! If you came here from JEANNE’S blog, then you’ve been following the right way! First off, isn’t stitching on Project Life spreads so therapeutic? Let’s hop along!

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Left Side: Design A

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Right side: Design A

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Next up, don’t forget to stop over ANITA’S blog (final stop for today!) If you get lost along the way, here is the blog hop order:

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Don’t forget to enter the Chic Tags giveaway for this super cute grab baggie!!

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Releasing Tomorrow

I am so grateful that the 1st mini launch went smoothly. Tomorrow is the second installment of the launch. I am currently taking all feedback via email please (info@paper-addict.com). In addition to the kits, August and future ones will be muuuuuuuuch better. I am heading to Tokyo Japan for some out of this world stuff, as well as working with Studio L2E for a launch of some exclusive planner stamps! Woohoo!!

Here’s tomorrow’s release you can purchase here:

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Kits are $25 plus $5 (US) and $15 (INTL) shipping. They are pretty heavy this month — supplies are limited! I hope to see you there!

Inside My Personal Life: Single in the City

Hello. I am a newly single 30-something year old — and I love it. There goes another one. Another great relationship in the books. Another dosage of life lessons of things to do and not to do when in a relationship. Some of my very close friends have known for a while, but my boyfriend of 14 months and I have parted ways. I will always love him unconditionally, and I know he is probably reading this – but we didn’t fail ourselves or each other – we just failed at being what each other wants the other to be. I wasn’t true to myself, and in turn, it made me untrue to him.

I have always grown up never wanting the picket fence, or the happy 4-person family home, or the soccer mom mini van. Its sad, but its true. I have always been a loner, a gal who enjoyed her time alone. I liked to scrap all day and all night, without having limits or feeling like I was disconnected to my significant other because I truly truly enjoyed doing things on my own. I found it getting very difficult balancing my love life, my work life, and my craft life. And sadly, what I decided to eliminate was my love life. For the moment, I feel I’ve made the right decision. I made the decision for me – for my well-being. We both agreed this wasn’t a time in both our lives where we needed to be in a serious relationship. He wanted too much, and I didn’t want enough.

Maybe someday I will turn my “auntie” cap for the mommy cap, the Christian Louboutins for some running sneakers, the Herve dress for the mom jeans – but until then, I am just enjoying the single life in this fabulous city of Las Vegas. This was a break-up, not a break-down, so you won’t see me in curlers eating bon-bons watching the Kardashians on my weekends. I have some exciting news coming up and of course an awesome trip to Tokyo Japan planned with my great friend, Chiao.

I didn’t decide to blog about this to bore you with my personal life …. I just decided because I know there is someone out there who feels they are in a dead end relationship, who also wants an out. You have to ask yourself these things: Am I better off alone? My answer was yes.

Thank you for everyone’s support. I appreciate all the text messages and emails – until then! Let the #singlegirl scrapbooking begin!

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Week 19: California

The time that has elapsed since my last project life post is appalling! But in my defense a lot has been going on. Good stuff though! I did reveal Monday that I am going to be on Amy Tan’s design team – super excited by that!

Business first: most of you who have ordered kits should have already received them. And I promise next months will be even more delightful! I should be having a sneak on June 15th either in my Instagram feed or Facebook. July’s (link will be unavailable until June 15) kit is going to be more exciting!

Now the fun stuff! Week 19 started in a THIRD book! So three books is roughly 6 months. Hmmm. I’m starting to rethink the mini albums just aren’t enough for my memory keeping. What do you do when you have so many memories, you’d hate to cut them down for sake of space? 20140605-082612-30372740.jpgThis week I really wanted to go to Queen Bee Market. I was actually interested in having my own booth someday of Filofax and planner accessories since there really isn’t anything like that in the crafting fair market right now. I soon discovered real quick that with the type of business I am running, adding in the additional travel expenses and taking off work from my real nine-to-fiver that this wasn’t going to be beneficially whatsoever since I would be losing money,20140605-205236-75156011.jpgWe stopped by Elise’s booth first, I NEEDED that felt circle garland for my craftroom. I snagged those and some letterpress cards. Chiao grabbed Amy some really cute wooden plant holders there as well. I know, I know – why didn’t you get any stamps! Elisa didn’t have any this time, and I was actually happy because I totally would have been super bummed out if I missed any!

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