Thursday, October 29, 2009


I had the opportunity to do a portfolio page for Chrissy Fasone Doolen the owner of May-n-Ais-Findings
she makes the most beautiful jewelry you must see. She has so many talents, she loves paper crafting, photography, and now making hand-crafted jewelry.

check out her sites.


Ok so I have posted Christmas and Thanksgiving stuff, I guess it is better late then never that I finally post some Halloween stuff.

This is a cute little treat bag that can carry candy or your baked goods.

I also made a cute little tag, you can put this on a card or a bigger goodie bag.

Any of our creations can be modified for any event, if you like one of our ideas just send us an email and tell us what you are planning.


I love the snow, today I actually stayed in and watched the snow fall, I have been making lots of good treats I can't wait to show.

Kayla made Halloween cupcakes, and of course I had to take pictures. She asked me why I always take pictures? I told her she should be use to it by now, I mean I have been taking them for 17 yrs, but when she has her own kids she will understand why.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Be thankful

I got in the mood for Thanksgiving today. I decided to make a little ensemble that consisted of a favor box, place card, and a card (with the card you can either use it for an invitation or something to just send out to all the people you care about.

With the table cards instead of putting your guests name on it, I decided to create different quotes on the card, with these placed all around the table your guests will be able to read each one.

This set can be custom made to what ever them or color you are planning for your holiday dinner.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Busy day

Today I am meeting with Rebekah of we are looking for our location to have our first networking meeting, so excited to get this off the ground. I have been working on a website, and trying to get all the lose ends done. I cannot wait to see this grow. I have gotten some good responses so far and that is a good thing. I will keep you posted as it comes along. Our first meeting is November 11th.
Have a safe and fun day, remember life is to short. ENJOY!

See The Papery Willow featured

I am so excited to share this. I am featured on  I love Rachel she is so devoted to supporting the locals and she works very hard at it. Thank you Rachel for having me on your blog it means alot.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Busy weekend= more creativity=meeting=so much to tell

I wanted to share with you a couple of things I made this weekend. I got a little excited and started some Christmas cards already, ya I know it is only October, but I could not resist.

I also made a cute note pad, I use a 4x6 sticky note pad and covered it.

I am going to work on some Thanksgiving stuff next but just wanted to do a test run on some Christmas cards.

I also went to a couple of bridal shows this weekend just to take a peek. I met a wonderful lady from Snow Mountain Ranch in Winter Park, her name is Stacy Horn, she was such a joy to chat with, I hope to do some business with her in the future.
I have also been doing alot of back office work on my business, boy can that be time consuming, I am still trying to get my husband to pick up some of that slack but I think he likes helping put invitations together better :)

Now on to some other news I am just thrilled about. I had a meeting with an old friend last week Rebekah and I am happy to announce that The Papery Willow is partnering up with 5280 wedding connection to build a vendor network group for the wedding vendors in our community, our first meeting is November 8th.
We are building this group to help promote the local vendors in the wedding industry, I wanted to create this because there are no networking groups for the wedding vendors and if there are not to many, there are tons of other great networking groups but they just did not seem to fit with what I was doing or trying to promote.
We are looking for some great things to happen in 2010
  • bridal shows
  • bridal luncheons
  • and a chance to give back to our community
Things are looking good and I am so excited to have found someone to partner with that has the same passion as I.

I also decided to apply for the leading lady award by Ladies who launch
this is another great resource that I am going to become very active in. So many things have clouded my vision this year and now I am free of it and ready to do what I have to do and do what I want to do. Some people feel their way is the only way, I feel it is your choice to make, there is no right way or wrong way as long as you learn from your mistakes, turn your negative it to positve and move on, the ones who do not move on are the ones who will not succeed, I refuse to be the one who does not succeed. I am committed to helping others grow their business by promoting them, and giving the encourement they need. I feel it is so important to have a mentor when building your business and in the past have not had any mentor, but I am on the right track now.
so keep on checking back and watch me grow, everytime I am hit with a hardball I get up and fight even harder.
Thank you to all who have supported me.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


This set can be used for almost anything, the inside is blank. This is handstamped with some beaded embellishments. This is a pack of 6 with coordinating lined envelopes.

Business cards

If you know me, you will know that I can't do anything normal :) Since my new adventure with my business and new look I can't just hand out a normal business card I have to make it better, I think it is good to leave an impression when handing out your cards, whether you are at a networking event or a show, take that extra step to jazz up the way you present your business card.

I made a card about 3 1/8 x 5 1/8 and stamped "thank you" on a oval punch out and inked the edges. I then stamped a tree on the front with versamark, this creates a  watermark on the paper for tone on tone.

I put my business card on the inside with clear photo corner, then put each one in a glassine envelope, and there you go, what a great way to make a first impression.

I got the glassine envelopes at Envelopperinc

Just a little note

I got this idea from My time, My creations I love her creations I get so inspired from what she does, so this is my take on her creation. They have a stamp set that you can purchase for the note set.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Holiday season

I love this time of year, the holidays are such wonderful times. I will be making several projects to help you through the holiday season, cards, kits, even little favor treats you can make for your child at school, my kids are older so I don't get to make treat bags for them anymore, they always make the reply back " MOM we are to old for that" so I will make them up for other Moms. I am also going to having some contests and give aways, so check back often it is going to be a fun time.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

my new find

copic markers I have heard about these before and heard how great they are, then when my local scrapbooking store started to carry them I bought one to see what the hype was about. Wow! I can’t wait to start collecting them they are wonderful, they will work great with my stamped projects.

Framed layout

These are some framed layouts I have been working on. I love these, they make great gifts or if you want to showcase a special moment without making a full scrapbook this is the best way to go. You can choose to have them put in a frame or put them on canvas. I am so glad that I have a weight lifted and I am able to create again, this is my passion and I love doing it, that almost got taken away from me, that is why I made the changes I did to be my own company again and do what I love doing. It is a snowy cold day here and I am enjoying my time being able to make beautiful things. I am back on a roll and strong again. Enjoy and check back for more great stuff.

Here we go

Alot has been going on. I recently decided to leave The Paper Maven and do my own thing again. Although my last year with The Paper Maven has been an experience and I have learned alot and met some great people, it was time for me to move on.I have great things in my future and goals that I want to meet. Don’t be surprised if someday you see The Papery Willow studio, that is next on my list.

I recently became a partner at the Villa Parker if you plan on having any kind of an event you must check this place out, it is beautiful.

I want to thank everyone for all of your support over the years as I have changed my path with my company many times and have gone through maybe a name or two. I would like to introduce The Papery Willow

I am excited with this new chapter in my life and feel that what I have gone through in the past is only making me stronger.

I also want to thank an old friend, we were best friends in junior high and because of facebook we were reunited. I called her the last minute needing some ad work done and by the close of business on that same day she created two beautiful ads for me. Again thank you Anne Marie of Amgraphix you are the best.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Giving back to children

First Annual
Give back to the children

The holiday season is upon us and I would like to start a chain effect of giving back. I am reaching out to friends and family to help me with this amazing journey. This will be the first of many, it was hard to choose as children, animals and the elderly touch my heart. I will be collecting and buying stuffed animals to hand out at The Children’s Hospital the week of Christmas. To do this I will need your help, let’s all put a smile on these sick children and wish them a merry Christmas from all of us. As a parent I am so blessed to have healthy children and could not imagine having my child sick and in the hospital, some children are there for a day and some are there for weeks at a time. Could you imagine being in the hospital at Christmas time?
I will also be making hand-made Christmas cards to hand out with the stuffed animals.
This will be the first of many things I would like to do in the future. In the past I have made Christmas ornaments for an assisted living home for my Step-Mom, her mother was in the home and has passed away recently, I am glad I had the opportunity to share a small gift with everyone there. My family and I also donated our time to an Alzheimer’s home for Valentine’s Day. So you can see how important it is to give back, it is the greatest feeling in the world.
This is what I need.
• Small/medium stuffed animals
• Gift bags
• A couple of volunteers to be the drop off points, since I am hoping this will spread across Denver
If this happens to reach anyone in another state and you would like to send a stuffed animal that is welcome as well, or maybe you can start something where you live.
Please email me at for drop off points, if you would like to be a volunteer, or my mailing address.
In these times we all need to come together.
Thank you The Canacari Family

Converting over

I am going to be changing from my wordpress blog to this one. Please be patient as I make the transition, not sure if I want to move everything over or just start from scratch? Things have been going great, my website is coming together, business is picking up and I am already getting ready for 2010 wedding season. I hope to do a couple of shows next year, I wanted to do one this year but some people thought it was a waste of time, but I feel you won't know until you try. I can't believe it is already october, where did the year go?
this is a short one and please stay tuned and come back often as I get this blog going.
Thank you

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