A ‘Note’-worthy Happy Birthday

Have you ever started a card and it just won’t mold to what you wanted to make?  That’s what happened with this card.  I finished it late last night, and I wasn’t one bit happy with it.

Then came morning and as I glanced at it… guess what!?  I fell in love with it.  So, if you don’t love a card made before bedtime don’t worry, sleeping on it changes everything-LoL.  No, you won’t feel like having a cigarette either. (I heard you laughing).

If you discovered you could only make one card with your supplies on hand… who would you make a card for?

All morning I’ve been thinking about my grandma who went to Heaven 33 years ago, Magdalena aka Mi Nena.  She was the first ‘old’ person I remember as a three year old… LoL.  She would write in the dirt for me, something I’ve never shared until now.

When I was between eight-10 years old, I’d spend school holidays with her and she watched the world through my eyes as I made mud pies.  I was her mental scrapbook, sort of speak. =)  She would sometimes draw messages in the dirt for me to read.

They said stuff like, “Mi Nenita” / “My Maggie”, (which was my childhood nickname)… I was named after her.  Other times she would draw a smile.  Those where the cards she made for me, which now live my heart forever.

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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. I love anything with musical notes on it! The red trim is just right with this!

  2. Oh, Maggie, you are such a hoot! Yes – I was literally laughing and it felt good to laugh. Thank you for that! Very much needed. =) I can’t believe you weren’t happy with the card….It is perfect! So, I’m glad “you slept on it”! And, you already know my answer to your question, my Mom. There are way too many reasons why to write down. It would be a book. Thanks for sharing Maggie and for the laugh!!!

  3. Thanks for sharing the memories of your Grandma…I too have fond memories of mine and you have brought them to mind this morning…THANK YOU. She was a special person in my life, taught me many things..so thankful for her and now you..love the card by the way….”sleeping on it” fixes lots of things!!

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