In Your Time of Need I’m “Thinking of You…”


When I sat to make this card, I had a heavy heart.  A dear friend lost her father and I was reminded that we are all vulnerable to so many things here on earth.  She’s a pretty strong lady, but still needed to know that I was thinking of her during her time of sorrow.


Although these are the kind of cards I HATE to make, I pour my heart full of LOVE into them.  That is why I put the small heart in it.  My heart is bigger than that =), but a bright red heart on any card brings a little bit of love and warmth… wouldn’t you agree?


I punched out a scalleop circle to add a little cloud around the sentiment and used a white marker to represent my thoughts and prayers for my friend.  Thank you for choosing to stop by my blog.  You are simply beautiful and I appreciate you!


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Stampin’ Up! a Thank You

Do you have a favorite color?  I have two.  My primary favorite color is pink and secondary is deep blue.  I call the Pacific Point card stock Wolverine Blue because I’m a University Michigan football fan.  Although the school’s Maize color is brighter than the So Saffron, it compliments the flower patterns in the Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper beautifully.

I used Easy Events stamp set that I left in nude.  I know you’re thinking… Stampin’ Up! has a nude color?  Actually, no, but since I didn’t paint the petals, they are bascially nude don’t you think? (LoL)  What is so ironic is that I have no eye for color (LoL).  I’m not color blind, I just don’t know how to match colors very well.

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This card was created using a sketch by Margaret Moody at the Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge.

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A Faithful Friend

There is a special friend that I think about everyday.  She came back from a deployment on the other side of the world earlier this year and as many of us have experienced… we are forever changed in one way or another.  When we deploy we change, some a little and some a lot. Everyone changes according to their personal experiences and one is not like the other.  It is neither a good or bad thing… it’s just something that happens.  It’s the hardest thing anyone can imagine and we are often expected to slip back into life and assume nothing has changed.  My friend is special to me and I want her to know that I understand the changes and that she is my treasured friend.

MAGGIE’S BAZAAR:  As a way to make room for new products from the 2012-13 Stampin’ Up! Catalog, I am selling my retired stamp sets.  Most of the stamp sets are slighlty used and in extremely excellant condition.  Shipping is free for all items and they are non-refundable.  Please email me if you have any questions.

There are also some one-of-a-kind cards that are for sale too.  I can hear some of my friends saying, “Finally!  I can buy a card from Maggie!”  =)  Thank you for the awesome compliment.  I will post them for sale as I make them, but not all will be sold since I make the majority of my cards as personal cards to give away.

FRIDAY CARD CAMP:  Date change… because many have the middle of the week off for Fourth of July, I have pushed the date back to Friday, July 13, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.  I have THREE seats left.  Please email me right away if you want a seat.

Handmade Card Ingredients

Stamp Set:  Lean on Me (122285)
Paper:  Verry Vanilla (101650); Soft Suade (115318); Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper (126898)
Ink Pad:  Soft Suede (115657)

A Comfort Cafe Birthday and Your Cake to Eat

I wanted to be different and I used a technique used by many paper crafters.  I pretty much punched straight on the card itself and added a stamp on each of the window openings.  Each time I get new stamps, paper, and ribbon I feel like a kid in a candy store.  What better way to kick off the new catalog than with the most colorful, cheery, and bright Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper and gorgeous seam binding ribbon!  It feels like silk and very easy to make bows out of.  I made a double bow and it was perfectly straight and bouncy.

THAT MUCH SWEETER!:  Oh My!  Is all I thought when I saw the deal to get a Starter Kit!  Not only to you get the Starter Kit for $99… if you sign up during the month of June you also get… the brand-new Patio Party Suite, including Make a Cake Stamp Set, Patio Party Designer Series Paper, and the Patio Party Digital Collection DVD all for FREE!  Click HERE to see what the products look like.  Even if June is not your birthday month, it will feel like your birthday… =)

Handmade Card Ingredients:
Paper:  Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper (126898), Whisper White (100730)
Stamps:  Memorable Moments (126682)
Punch:  Large Oval (119859)
Ribbon: Daffodil Delight 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon (125583)
Ink: Midnight Muse (126860)

A Late Birthday Wish

Wow!  These are certainly some bright bold colors.  I really truly hate missing birthdays!  But oh what the opportunity it provides to using some of the cutest stamp sets.  Here I used the Easy Events stamp set that will still be in the 2012 Catalog.  I also took the opportunity to add some bold Pumkpin Pie cardstock from the Brights Collection.  I absolutely LOVE the new Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper too!  I will definitely need to order some more come June 1st!

Don’t let time get away and get your 2012 Catalog today!  The Labels Collection framelits are in there too… take a look.

Stampin’ Up! a Young Man’s Birthday Card

I’m so darn excited for Fri., June 1st.  The new 2012-2013 catalog will debut and it seems time can’t go by fast enough for me.  I’ve made my wish list and I’m beyond ready to place my first order.  I think I’ll stay up until midnight to submit my order and then I’ll be waiting by the door for the UPS man to bring my box of goodies!

I used the new Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper and new In Colors that you will get to buy on June 1st.  The colors are bright, bold, and beautiful… just my kind of colors.  You don’t have to wait for the punches because they are available now!  Yes, you can take a look at the Petite Pennants, Modern Label, and Word Window right now by clicking on each one.

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