Full of Gratitude & More Blog Candy!

ThanksgivingThis week started off with a promise to give blog candy all week and as promised I’m showing you that I am truly Grateful for You.

I love the bright Fall colors in the Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper. The colors blend very well together and talk about complimenting each other.

I’m semi-colorblind and I must say, this is a stack of paper I can not go wrong with regardless of what color my brain thinks it sees. LOL

TIP: If you don’t have a particular shape, like an arrow punch… improvise! I cut out the arrow with the Burlap

This gorgeous bright beautiful card is a sketch challenge brought to you by The Creative Challenge Clubs.

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If you didn’t enter to win Monday’s blog candy you still have time just click here.

Today I have even sweeter blog candy, so keep on reading to make sure you enter yourself to win.

 Grateful: For You and Where We Go in the Next Chapter


I found out on Monday that I will be retiring from my 25 year career in the United States Air Force. As I read the letter I had flashbacks of my first day of basic training… more to come!

As I prepare for my retirement, I’ll be revving up my demonstratorship with Stampin’ Up! and I’m hitting the gas pedal hard this week. The next three days will determine if I have to go back to getting a full-time job like so many other retirees.

Here’s how I plan on moving forward…

Perfect Timing: To Welcome You to My Circle of Pals!

I welcome hobby and business demonstrators to my Circle of Pals and you can get $125 in product for $74.25, but you have to join by Friday. Read more here.

Or may you LOVE big discounts?  The Stampin’ Up! On-Line Extravaganza is one of the biggest sales of the year!  Save up to 50% on many products.  While supplies last! SEE WHAT’S ON SALE!

Sweeter deal for blog subscribers. Email me (maggie@maggiemadecards.com) your order over $50 and I’ll pay your shipping. Not a subscriber? Sign up now and get the same deal. Offer ends at midnight.

Comment: What Are You Grateful For?

Blog candy is a $10 gift certificate from me. Winner will be announced Friday, November 28th and must be redeemed on same day.

Perfect Time To Stock Up on your Supplies with All the Wild & Crazy Sales!

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Product Recipe:

Wood You Send a Get Well Banner?

Wood Feel Better 1

Newsflash:  Sale-a-bration is closing in on you.  Your last chance to get FREE products directly from Stampin’ Up! is March 22nd.  Don’t get caught with your ink pads closed.  This Pretty Petites stamp set is FREE when you order $50 in my on-line store.

You will actually receive ONE free product with EVERY $50 order.  So, if you spend $100 then you can also get the matching Petite Curly Label Punch.  So go on and don’t miss out because these items won’t be around for ever. =)

Remember, Tues., March 12th will be the Pals Monthly Blog Hop and many of us will be giving out some Blog Candy aka FREE Stampin’ Up! products.  All you have to do is leave comments as you hop along and you get put in a drawing.

Don’t miss out on it.  Sign up to receive my FREE blog updates and don’t miss a single post.  I also give out free product from time to time and I don’t want you to miss it!

Wood Feel Better 2

I made this sweet get well wishes card for a wonderful lady who I had the pleasure of meeting during our Operational Readiness Inspection at Gulf Port, Mississippi!  Shout out to my blog visitors out in Mississippi.  You guys are awesome!

Hope you’ve healed up quickly and back on your feet, MSgt Green.  You are truly an exceptional person with a great big heart and you will never know (until now) the rays of sunshine you brought me during a stressful time in my life.  People like you are heaven sent to serve as angels and do His work!

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Take a look at the starter kit I put together for you here.
Sale-a-Bration ends March 22nd.  Don’t miss the boat.

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I Wood Like to Tell You Something

I wood like to tell you something… “I LOVE YOU!”  I might as well make as many Valentine cards as I possibly can to inspire you to make some yourself.  Believe me when I tell you that when you wake up tomorrow… it will be Valentine’s Day and you will be stopping at the gas station on the way home because you had no idea what to make.  Trust me, you do NOT need to be crafty or artistic to make this cute wood card.  In the next couple weeks I will be putting together a series for those who say, “I am not crafty at all!”

I quickly threw this card together by taking a 4″ x 5-1/4″ inch soft suede card stock and ran it through my Big Shot in the Woodgrain embossing folder.  I sliced an 1/2″ x 8″ ince Melon Mambo scrap I had laying around and curled the edges with my piercing tool and put some Tombow glue on the edges to keep it glued down.  Tombow works wonders!  Another two scrap pieces of Very Vanilla and three tiny button brads from the Vintage Trinkets collection finished it off.

Now, if you’d rather make digital cards… you have to check these out, they are simply A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!  Besides, in some of areas of the U.S. it’s freezing outside, so how about we daydream about love and spring?  (And if it’s not freezing where you are, then consider yourself lucky!)  Don’t miss our Officially Awesome Valentines Designer Template with its tiny, trendy valentines that fit in tiny, trendy envelopes.  Click HERE to view the new digital arrivals.  While you’re at it go ahead and click HERE to get a 30-day FREE trail of My Digital Studio.

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:
Paper:  Crumb Cake (120953), Soft Suede (115318) Very Vanilla (101650), Melon Mambo (115320)

Brads: Vintage Trinkets (118764)
Embossing Folder: Woodgrain (127821)
Originals BIGZ:  Typeset Alphabet Bigz (127553)

Multipurpose Liquid Glue:  Tombow (110755)

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