Always Thinking of You & Blog Candy Give-a-Way Winner

For the last 2.5 weeks I was finishing up some very important professional military education (PME) and I got used to staying up until 3:00 a.m. (0300 for you military folks)… LoL.  I posted about PME here.  Well, now that my sleep cycle is off and I couldn’t sleep, I decided to find another card challenge to compete in.

I found a Clean and Simple on Sunday sketch challenge.  Challenge #10 called for a ‘Black, White plus One’.  What do you think?

This is what the inside of the card looks like.  I really have this thing for butterflies and I can’t help myself, but use my butterfly paper punches over and over again. =)

Now for the Blog Candy Give-a-Way winner!  I know you scrolled all the way down just to see if it was your name.  Without further suspense….. the winner is

Liz… this is what she said

[dropshadowbox align=”center” effect=”lifted-both” width=”250px” height=”” background_color=”#ffffff” border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ]Liz says: JUNE 12, 2013 Thank you for serving in the Air Force. It’s nice to know there are gals who give their time to do this. I love your cards, nice and clean look. I’ve never tried the clear stamps or pumpkin kit. Guess I’ll have to consider them soon. Good luck with your deployment and the boards.[/dropshadowbox]

Liz, email me your mailing address at
and I will put your My Paper Pumpkin kit in the mail ASAP! 

Today the weather in Kyrgyzstan was 70 degrees with rain and clouds.  It was an uneventful day and I’d rather have uneventful days because it means no one was hurt.  What made my whole day was being featured on my upline’s blog… Mary Fish.

I am without words to express my appreciation of Mary.  Her Pals are all over the world… nothing can separate us… not the thousands of miles, oceans, or countries, because we are all virtually connected!


Until the Next Post…

Get Your My Paper Pumpkin Today!

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. Beautiful card!!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at CAS on Sunday!!
    Mariken xx

  2. Maggie your card is beautiful. I like butterflies too. 🙂 Thank you so much for serving on behalf of our country and for keeping us safe. May God bless you and all of those who are serving with you.

  3. Can’t go wrong with black and red. Great job with our challenge over at CAS on Sunday….so glad you played along…good luck!

  4. Saw the card Mary posted in your honor. Thank you for your service.

  5. Maggie….how cool. I just saw Mary’s tribute card to you. How very special. I bet you are beaming from ear to ear. Yeah! That is sooooooo neat! And, what a great card she made. I love it!!!


  6. I also found your blog through Mary’s site. I wanted to leave you a comment (retired military wife) and (retired government) to one who is serving – thank you. And thank you for sharing your talent and skill with the lovely cards you’ve created.

  7. Lovely my dear!

  8. I found your blog thru Mary’s blog and what a surprise! I love the simplicity of your card and especially the use of the beautiful butterflies. Thank you for your service to our country. See? You can stamp anywhere!

  9. I hopped over to Mary’s blog to see her tribute to you. Lovely words and a special card, too! You definitely deserve to be lauded for your service and dedication, Magz. And yesterday I was out walking Rianne around Lagoon Valley where we saw a butterfly. Now I always think of you when I see them fluttering about.

  10. I love your card. It is surely a winner with me! I use a lot of butterflies too. They are one of my fave’s. I like how you used the pearls for the antennae on the butterflies. Thanks for sharing!

  11. i’m so proud to feature you on my blog as well as claim you as a friend 🙂 stay safe. hugs, m

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