Clean & Simple Grateful Heart

Grateful1I always read that we should be grateful for what we have instead of thinking of what we don't have.  Life is much more enjoyable and it creates a happiness like no other.  It's so true and this stamp captures the feeling of being grateful.

I may be 6K+ miles away from the USA, but know that this blog has allowed me to keep in touch with so many of you.  I am truly grateful for your kind emails, cards, care packages, and prayers.  You are the reason why I keep this blog going.


The card layout is brought to you by Clean & Simple Stamping #52 sketch challenge.  I fell in love with the sketch so much I made a small batch of these cards to send out to my loved one's while on this deployment.

Today started of hot, as the day went by it stayed hot, when I left work for dinner, it was still hot.  The 80/20 rule came to life and I have yet to grow tired of it.  It keeps me on my toes and challenges me to come up with better ways of maximizing my time and efforts to ensure that the 20% of what matters keeps going.

Did I lose you? LoL… I lost myself too.  The 80/20 rule is Pareto's Principle and can be applied to anything in life. Long story short, being aware of this rule will help you stay focused with the 20% of the stuff that matters most.

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Thank you so much for visiting me today.  I know you have a busy day and could be doing something else instead of coming all the way down to the bottom of the post… LOL… know that I am grateful you have stuck with me this far down. =)  Have a very beautiful wonderful Friday.  Enjoy your weekend.

About Maggie

I'm a Graphic Art Designer and Greeting Card Maker. It's a form of therapy and I love what I do, so I never have to work a day in my life. It's my win-win situation after a 25-year Air Force career as a hospital administrator.


  1. Magie your so righ about always thinking about what we don’t have , I’m good at that , but ,only with my stamps ,
    lol …… thanks take care my friend , god be with you on what ever your doing ,
    hugs frenchie ….

  2. Maggie, your card is so elegant! The colors ROCK! They just go together so perfectly. Venetian Romance is one of my faves along with Modern Medley. It sure makes your card pop along with that gorgeous clay flower. And, I love that scalloped edge. So pretty! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

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