Stamp Class Week – One Sheet Wonders

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This week (Fri., April 17th at 6 pm) my Stamp Class will make these six cards from the Painted Blossoms Designer Series Paper pack. The paper is perfectly designed to use as backgrounds and so easy to make.

If you live in Solano County, you can register to attend the class here.

Supplies Needed to Make Your Own Painted Blossom Cards

Painted Blossoms DSP

How to Make the Cut

  1. Cut 1-1/2″ from the bottom where the stems are.
  2. Cut the sheet vertically at 4″ and 8″.
  3. Cut the 4″ strips horizontally at 5-1/4″.

You will have six 4″ x 5-1/4″ pieces and all you do now is adhere them to the card base (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″). Stamp them and attach the tags and adhere the sequins.

If you prefer to buy the cards already made, you can purchase the set on The Card Shop for $30. You get the cards, plus a decorated container for you to store your cards. [product id=”20151″]
or you can purchase the kit for $23 and all you’ll need to do is put them together. However, you will need to purchase the adhesive and stapler separately.[product id=”20157″]

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Painted Blooms One Page Wonder

Painted Blossoms

It’s been a little over three years since I joined the Pretty Pals via my up-line Mary aka Fearless Leader and CEO at Stampin’ Pretty. I’ve always wanted to be a guest on Mary’s blog, but I just didn’t have the nerve to actually go through with it until now. Here it goes………

Painted Blooms

Painted Blooms

Painted Blooms

These six cards were made with just one page of my umpteenth favorite designer series paper…Painted Blooms! With one sheet of paper you can make all SIX cards.

If you are local to me, Fairfield, California, please email me ( I will send you the details to sign up for the workshop. It will be held on Fri., April 17th from 6-8 p.m. and you’ll make the cards as shown above.

MAGGIE MADE TIPS: Not in cash, but great crafting recommendations

  • Flowers make great backgrounds: I’m not a flower person, but this designer series paper is to scream for! It’s perfect for backgrounds and all you need is a sentiment.
  • Perfect for gift-giving: This entire back is so perfect for making sets of cards for gift-giving. 

SALE-A-BRATION: Not much time left and this year has been one of Stampin’ Up!’s biggest one.  They’ve added twice the number of FREE product that you can choose from them here, here, and here.

EARN EVEN MORE FREE PRODUCT: Are you taking advantage of my Butterfly Rewards? Find out how to earn additional rewards with every on-line purchase. Place a $50 minimum and earn: 1) FREE Sale-a-bration product; 2) and qualify for a Butterfly Reward. 3). Order via my on-line store here and use Hostess code GAEGQBQ9

NEW TO STAMPING/CRAFTING: Try a 3-month kit of My Paper Pumpkin kit for $54.85 and receive additional FREE Sale-a-bration product. Offer ends on March 31st.

OPEN MEMBERSHIP FOR HOBBY STAMPERS!  Take your passion for stamping and Stampin’ Up! products to a new level when you purchase the Sale-A-Bration $99 Starter Kit and join Stampin’ Up through me HERE (plus gain access to the Pals Virtual Community.   Choose up to $125 in products (that’s $26 in free products) and the starter kit ships free for another 10% savings.

SALE-A-BRATION BEGINNERS KIT BONUS:  During Sale-A-Bration, you’ll also get your choice of two FREE Sale-A-Bration gifts OR one FREE Occasions Project kit.  Free options HERE.  Ends March 31.  Four new Sale-A-Bration gift choices added.

Have a fabulous day and thank you so much for stopping by.

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Product Needed to Make This Card:

Blendabilities Sneak Peek

Mother's Day and Blendabilities

Mother's Day and Blendabilities

My 2014-2015 Catalog pre-order arrived earlier this week and I told myself I wouldn’t post anything until you too are able to order the awesome new product on June 1st. But I just couldn’t resist showing you a sneak peek.

Coloring in the Blended Blooms with the Blendabilities alcohol based markers have become an obsession.  If I didn’t have to go to bed for work… I would’ve stayed up until the wee hours coloring.  You do NOT need to have coloring talent, the markers do ALL the work for you!

Live in the local area:  (Solano, Napa, Sacramento, Yolo Counties, Contra Costa Counties)

I teach Basic Card Making every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and am open to schedule a class or workshop Monday – Friday after 5:30 p.m. Contact me today to set up a fun class/workshop with products from the new catalog.  Click here to contact me today to schedule your class today.

New Catalogs: My preferred customers will automatically receive one before June 1st.  If you do not have demonstrator and would like to receive the new annual catalog, please click  here.

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Stampin’ Up! Some Monkey Business


My #1 goal as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is to teach others that creativity is not a requirement to make simple handmade cards.  This card is actually massed produced and handed out to people I meet at work, while shopping, or out to dinner.

Now when I say mass-produced these cards, I mean that the images are already stamped on, but the sequence and ribbon are not yet adhered.  That part is left to the person who receives it as lesson one to my intro card making class.  Baby steps… lol.

Want to learn more?  Sign up for my monthly class.  Already a card-maker?  Come to my monthly stamp camps or sign up for the Shoebox Card Share.  Want a girls night out with your girlfriends… give me the date.  Want a one-on-one… just let me know.

View My Events Calendar  and Send me a Message

Don’t have time for any of that?  Check out the ready to assemble card kits here.

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Shoebox Card Share

In the craft business there is a term we use called Copy and Share Everything (CASE).  As paper crafters we love it because it’s an honor when someone reproduces our designs and adds a twist to the original design.  Creativity spawns more creativity and it is meant to always be shared.

These cards came from the Shoebox Card Share I organize once a month.  We come together as papercrafters to share what we love and together we develop new skills, make new friends, and share what brings us together… papercrafting.

I believe the only card that is CASE’d below is the one belonging to Joy Cinotto.  I didn’t write down where she saw it when she showed us how to make it, but I know it was a new technique to me.  All the cards are just simply so pretty.  None of these ladies have blogs, so if you’d like to leave them a comment, I will make sure they see it.  Thank you so much.

If you are interesting in attending anytime, wether it’s once or twice you can find the dates we meet here.


Card Share

Card Share

Card Share

My Paper Pumpkin

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The Greatest of These is Love


1 Corinthians 13:13
New King James Version (NKJV)

13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

I made this card last April as a birthday card for a friend and if you’d like you can read the original post here.  Today I’m reposting it as it reminds me of the bible verse above.

Yesterday I became very angry at someone and I was telling myself that this person didn’t deserve good things.  I took a time out (yes adults need to take a time-out sometimes) to reflect on why I needed to love this person as myself.

It took me an hour… =) but needless to go on and on, I kept seeing this card in my mind as I prayed for this person and that is why on Valentine’s Day… it is here to remind us (but mostly me) that “…the great of these is love.”

So have yourself a lovely day of spreading the love… put a smile on your face and know that you are loved.

Creativity is Intelligence

Make An Impression:  Learn how to make embossing easy and click here.  Nothing should be difficult when making your handmade cards.

Saleabration Details

Reminder about Sale-a-bration:  The kits are the best items you can get free!  I know I have two fo them. =)

Live Local?  I will be holding a FREE kit class for new stampers on March 22nd, please click here to view information.  There are still a few seats open for the Burlap & Blooms Wreath… click here to view details.

Thank you so much for visiting me today… I feel loved when you leave comments… LOL… or better yet share me with a family member or a friend.

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That Was Then, This is Now

It’s been a rainy week in Northern California and I love it!  Not just because we need the rain, but because it’s the perfect excuse to stay in-doors and reorganize the craft room.


Above is my original crafting space when I first joined Stampin’ Up!  The tiny desk is actually a sewing desk.  The desk (without the sewing machine) had been thrown in the garbage and I snatched it up and refurbished it.

That little desk was so good to me and I still have it too.  But it now serves as my laptop mini office in another room.  I’m staring at the picture wondering… “where is all my card stock and designer series paper!?”  (LoL)

Stamp Room

Two years and many more supplies later, this is now my craft room.  I moved from a smaller back room to a just slightly larger room located in the front of my home.  It has two windows that face the street and they allow so much bright sunshine into the room.  But for the last four days it’s been raining and I love it!

The room used to be our game room  and one day my son said to me, “Mom, your running out of space to store your Stampin’ Up! supplies, why don’t we just switch rooms?”

Needless to say, I have an awesome son and he uses my room to make me an annual birthday and Mother’s Day card. =)  I’m so proud!

Burlap and Blooms Wreath

I Want You to Make This Wreath!

If you live anywhere near Fairfield, California or don’t mind driving from Sacramento, Contra Costa, or Yolo counties, come down and join me in making this sweet Burlap & Blossoms Wreath.

It’s scheduled for Fri., February 28th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. or until you finish it.  Click HERE to check out the details.  I would love for you to join share a few hours of fun, laughs, and crafting.

My Paper Pumpkin

Want to Take It Slow and Free Marker Set?

But you’ve got to act now and click here.  With your initial My Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit you’ll receive a FREE set of 2012-2014 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers -a $14.95  value.

Then each month you will receive a new kit until you decide you want to take a break.  To turn the subscription back on you simply log in and restart the delivery each month.

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