Sunshine and Stamp Ink Paper #50

Now more than ever I try so hard to make sure I am kind to everyone.  When I cross paths with someone I don’t know I always make sure to say hello and find something to compliment them on.  Whether it be their shoes, hair, blouse, shirt, even their smile.  I do this because the world is awful and one kind word will go a long way.  I’ve decided, I’m going to start handing out my cards to complete strangers.  Inside there will be a short note for them to pay it forward and give the card to someone who can use a smile.  What would you do if it was you I handed this card to?


When I give this card out, I’ll be sure to let you know about the whole experience.  I’m so excited to find someone too!  I’m not sure how I’m going to approach the person, I’m just gonna do it!

Stamp Ink Paper Challenge

The inspiration for my card game from this week’s SIP Card Challenge.


Maggie Made Tips:

  • Non-traditional Sun.  The challenge called for the sunset and my sun (burst is more like it) hasn’t set yet and that’s okay.  It’s all about what inspired me and the star-burst from Kinda Eclectic stamp set was the one for me.
  • Balance the Eye.  When I decide where and how to place an item on a card, whether it’s a stamped image or even an embellishment, I always try to eye-ball the card to see if it seems balanced.  I look at the card with one eye closed.  I’m not sure why I do that, but maybe it has something to do with my military training…LOL.  The eye-ball should have a focal point and to accomplish that goal I punched a piece of Gold Glimmer Paper with a 3/4″ Circle Punch.  Go on and close one eye and look at the card…doesn’t the gold glitter draw you in?
  • Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set

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Time to Use Some Color with Stamp Ink Paper #3

351.1 FriendshipOnce of the greatest stamp sets ever made for a friendship card.  We all have at least one friend that is a sister from another mister or a brother from another mother [chuckle].  You now have a stamp set to use that for special friend in your life.  This one is definitely a keeper!

Challenge 3

It’s color challenge time at Stamp Ink Paper and I seriously hope that the same number of you who entered our very first challenge enter challenge number three.  Ready, set, go!


  • Layers. The goal for today’s card was Clean and Simple (CAS) and layers are perfect for CAS cards.  Just goes to prove that cards don’t need a bunch of fufu to be beautiful.

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A Blue Hawaiian Hello with Sale-A-Bration

[pinit]The military has  given me the gift of travel.  I’ve been around the world a few times to distant shores and all over the United States.  Places  abroad that would change the way you think, the way you eat,  and definitely appreciate your freedom.  But, the best place I never  get enough of is Hawaii.  I made this card before my trip without  realizing that the colors are a reflection of the beautiful Hawaiian colors.  I have a little over a week to go and will share with you my temporary duty assignment aka TDY adventures.   The crown reminds me of Kamehameha the Great… Hawaiian Islands first King.  Hope you enjoy this Sale-a-Bration sneak peak that starts Jan. 24th.

Beginning on Feb. 15th my virtual stamp club will debut.  Take a look at our catalogs on the right  and browse through the stamps you would love to see.  I will post details on Feb. 4th.  I’m so excited and can’t wait to share it with you.    In the meantime, Aloha  from Hawaii.

Happy Crafting,

Card Ingredients
Stamp Set: Sale-a-Bration Elementary Elegance (W125120, C125122)
Paper: Sale-A-Bration Everyday Enchantment DSP (126154), Tempting Turquoise (102067), Sahara Sand (121043), Very Vanilla (101650), Cherry Cobbler (119650)
Ink: Tempting Turquoise (100814), Cherry Cobbler (119669)
Accessory Bling:  Rhinestones (119246)

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