Stamp Ink Paper: Colors #81

Hardcore card makers take any moment to make a card serious. We begin a month or two before the date!  Well, at least we try.  Today’s card is for the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge this month and I love that less is truly more!

It would be a great honor to be able to see your talent on the challenge.

The Details:

  • No Stamping.  It’s what I love about out one word thinlit sentiments!  You can see all the thinlits here.
  • The Power of Dimensionals.  Did you know our Stampin’ Dimensionals could be cut with scissors?  That’s exactly what I did to pop up the “love”.  I used ONE dimensional and can you say “WHOA!”  You can see in the photo below the off the card pop it gives the card.  Love it!
  • Just for kicks. Silver metallic thread was added to the back of the boots to just for fun.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Sending Love

This card has been the #1 most viewed and re-made around the world.  It makes me happy each time I see it and I share it with you on Valentine’s Day.  May your day be filled with Love, Hope, and Peace…not just today, but always.  If you want to see the original post from 2013, you can see it here.



Ready to Be Mine?

Valentine's Day

WoW, my favorite two weeks of the year are here and I’m loving every moment of it.  Everything kicks off with a Christmas Eve dinner party.  My hubby, the Chef prepares the traditional King Crab Leg along with so much more as family & friends come over to feast with us.  I’ll be checking out this week’s  Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge after dinner.

Yes, it’s Christmas Eve and us, Greeting Card makers are already focused on Valentine’s Day!  You’re eyes are going to pop out of their sockets when you lay eyes on all the gorgeous Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs.  if you don’t have a current demonstrator and would like free catalogs…

PPA 281 Dec 24Today’s card has some new exciting (really can’t wait to show you more) product from the Occasions Catalog.  I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited about an Occasions catalog until I laid my eyes on it and ended up with pretty much half the catalog in my craft room (LOL).

Weekly Deals – Year End Sale – Holiday 2015 

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Meet the Adorable Sweet Ivy


Isn’t this card just straight up gorgeous!? If I told you a friend gave it to me who is a beginner card-maker? She got hooked on making cards after she attended a work shop and she hasn’t stopped creating ever since. I named this precious cutie Ivy. Why because It’s Nicole’s last name and it fits he sweet face.


The image is a digi-image she found and simply used our Many Marvelous Markers to color her in. It’s as if Nicole went from beginner to a professional with just the markers. Amazing detail with her  coloring. Nicole is living proof that YOU can do it too!

MAGGIE MADE TIPS: Not in cash, but great crafting recommendations.

  • Just start somewhere. Many people say, “I’ll start stamping/coloring after I practice some more.” Yet they never start and regret it later.  If we always wait to be perfect guess what…we are never going to get it off the ground. The Many Marvelous Markers are a perfect start to great coloring fun. That’s what Nicole did and just look at what she accomplished and I got to keep it as a gift for getting her started.
  • For beginners Google “free dig stamps” and print your favorite choice on Whisper White card stock then just practice, practice, practice! You’ll improve your coloring skills and you won’t want to stop.

A SWEET DEAL.  There’s a really awesome raffle going on and there are only 20 numbers remaining. There’ll be SIX winners who will win a combined total of over $200 in prizes. But that’s not all, EVERYONE will be a winner! Those numbers that are not chosen as prize winners will get $5 off an order of $25 or more during the month of May. Bought two tickets? Get $10 off a $50 order and so on. Make sense? Get your number today and know that the odds are the greatest for everyone.

Thank you my friends for stopping by today. It would be so awesome to show y friend Nicole some love. Won’t you please leave her a comment on her card? It’s simply adorable. Have yourself a beautiful day.

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Hey Foxy Lady! with PPA 239

Fox Book Marker

Today’s foxy bookmarker is brought to you by Pals Paper Arts #239 Color Challenge. I just couldn’t resist using my Crumb Cake set of Blendabilities aka Blendies. I by no means am a coloring expert, but these alcohol markers are fit for the beginner all the way to the expert coloring master.


I’m thankful for the opportunity to design as a PPA Team Member because I can see my own growth each month I create with the color challenges. Membership has it’s privledges.

Fox Bookmarker

MAGGIE MADE TIPS: Not in cash, but great crafting recommendations

  • Soft Touch: I’m not one to always follow the rules when it comes to shapes and colors and due to this fact, I did not round the corners to my bookmarker…if you even noticed.
  • Everything Bling: There’s no rule to how much bling to put on a project, so make your project sparkle. There is no wrong or right in paper-crafting.

Elite Newsletter: I’m proud to announce that I have decided to reward my customers with an elite gift each and every month! I’m so excited about this endeavor that I just couldn’t wait any longer to announce it.

How do you become a member? Actually, all of you have ever purchased from me from the very beginning are already on my elite list and beginning March 1st you will receive the first edition of my Maggie Made Newsletter. The FREE gift for each month will be announced at that time.

Become a Member By February 28th. If your searching for a demonstrator and want to become an Elite Status Member all you need to do is place a minimum $75 online purchase (before tax & shipping) by Feb. 28th through my on-line store. You will automatically receive a surprise gift from our current annual catalog. If you’ve already placed an order you will receive your gift by mid-March.

Product Purchase Suggestion: Start with these basic crafting supplies. My Paper Pumpkins guarantees three months worth of projects deliver to your door-step. The adhesive, notecards with envelopes, and rhinestones add to your stash with additional supplies to continue using the stamp set that comes in each My Paper Pumpkin kit.

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Fox Bookmarker   Product Needed to Make This Card: Paste Products


Never Let Go Heart…Never Let Go!


As card-makers we’re influenced by other card enthusiasts, shapes we see around us, and of course Pinterest. Then we sit at our craft tables to put something together. The dangling hearts remind me of how we often dangle through life, yet there is always someone hanging on to us.


MAGGIE MADE TIPS: Not in cash, but great crafting recommendations

  • Left Overs: The hearts are actually left overs from a different project. I sound like a broken record when I say, “don’t throw away left over card stock.” Why? Because it can be used on another project.
  • How to Make Them Hang: I simply used paper snips to cut and place smaller hearts through bigger one’s. Glue dots came in super handy.
  • Perfect Pop Each Time: Stampin’ Dimensionals give the perfect raise to give the perfect pop to any card.

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Have a fabulous day and thank you so much for stopping by.

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Stampin’ Up! Three Colors w/One Ink Pad


I’m running late, I need to make a card in a jiffy, I don’t want to make it complicated…what do I do? Stamp, punch, adhere. Whew, that was easy. Hold up, wait a minute! I got ink where it doesn’t belong! Darn it, I’m already late. What now?

MAGGIE MADE TIPS: Not in cash, but great crafting recommendations:

  • One Ink Wonder: Use one ink to stamp three different shades. How? Ensure stamp has even ink coverage before stamping it and do not re-ink. Just stamp it two more times and with each stamp the color will completely change to a lighter color. I used melon mambo and it’s amazing the three shades of beautiful popping color.
  • Oopsie Smearked Ink: Make a mistake? Well, you know there are no mistakes in stamping right!? Simply place an embellishment over it. I put the tiny hearts left overs I had from a previous card and if I said it once, I’ll say it again “never eva eva throw away left over paper that bigger than a nickel.” As you can see, you can still use it!

Don’t have time to stop and make this card? You can buy it here. Envelope included in sealed package to prevent dirt or dirty fingers from touching it for $3.49. Cards are made to order just for you (hearts included).

Membership Always Offered: Want to learn to make your own cards? Our starter kits are just what you need and when you sign up to receive your start kit you’ll also receive free product.  You can choose between two Sale-a-Bration items or one of the kits in the Occasions Catalog when you purchase the Starter Kit ($125 of your choice of product for just $99) during Sale-a-Bration. What’s the best part about this? You’ll be able to purchase your own product at a discount! It doesn’t get any better than that! Please email me at if you’d like to discuss this opportunity with me – I’d LOVE to share with you how easy it really is. To buy the Starter Kit, please CLICK HERE

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It’s amazing how quickly time flies. First I waited anxiously for Leadership and it flew by in the wink of an eye. The same thing will happen for Valentine’s and since it’s the most celebrated non-official holiday in the U.S. I hope you’re prepared for it.


Need a card to go with your sweet treat or giving only a card? All you need is a pack of  Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack, adhesive, a circle punch, small heart punch is optional, and ink. Cut, punch and adhere. How easy is that? But you must order today to receive it in time and quickly make them. They literally take just 5 minutes for each card.

YouMe2 Valentine

Don’t want to give a card? No problem…give them tiny treat box. Like the card, slap on some designer series paper and a heart. You don’t have to slap it on like me (LOL). The bow is optional, but makes it that much cuter don’t you think.

MAGGIE MADE TIPS: Not in cash, but great crafting suggestions.

  • Small sweet gifts don’t need to be elaborate or complicated to make. The small box for example, comes pre-made. Stamp, punch, and adhere! That’s all you need sweetheart.


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Pals Blog Hop: Hello Occasions

Welcome to the first Pals Blog Hop of 2015. We hope your new year is off to a great creative start. To celebrate the start of a new Stampin’ Up! year, we are showcasing products from our newest catalog this month – the Occasions catalog. You may also see new Sale-a-bration products too. If you don’t know how to earn free Sale-a-bration products – contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator to learn more.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings. Use the full lineup below to move along from blog to blog so you see all of the new projects.

Valentine's Love

The Occasions/Sale-a-bration Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack is by far, hands down the number one DSP to use for ALL your Valentine’s Day project needs! It’s the only one I’ve used and I’ve already ordered two more packs.

I measured four times and cut once (in small segments) to create the spaced out look. For the letters I used my ever “other” so favorite Little Letters Thinlits Dies. This is one of those sets that I know I’ll keep forever and ever…even after retirement (not my retirement, but the letters. LOL)

The next stop is Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I’ll see you next month.

  1. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  2. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  3. Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper
  4. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  5. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  6. Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
  7. Rae Harper at
  8. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  10. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  11. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  12. Jane Knudsen at
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  14. Michelle Quinno at Shell’s Life
  15. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  16. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Blog
  17. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  18. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  19. Laurie Chilton at Stampin’ Ink
  20. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  21. Peggy Noe at
  22. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  23. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  24. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  25. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  26. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  27. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  28. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  29. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  30. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  31. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits From Dawn
  32. Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries
  33. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  34. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
  35. Shannon K Jaramillo at Shannon Kay Paperie
  36. Liz Gautreaux at Kind Deeds Stampin
  37. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  38. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  39. Pamela Sadller at Stampin Pink Rose
  40. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  41. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon



Stampin’ Up! Dual Valentine Cards


To kick off Sale-A-Bration with the Occasions catalog I held a workshop and we had a fabulous time creating this sweet Valentine card. My number one paper I have been using for making Valentine themed cards is the Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper Stack. It is simply amazing and both sides match every single paper. I just love it!


The second card was changed slightly with the use of the Sweet Heart Punch instead of a diagonal cut where the sentiment was stamped. If you don’t order the paper while it’s hot, I assure you that you’ll be kicking yourself in the but if you don’t order it now.

MAGGIE MADE TIPS: Not in cash, but great crafting suggestions.

  • To make the sentiment stand out a little I stamped the sentiment on a Whisper White diagonal cut card stock on the first card. I wanted the second card slightly different so I changed the shape with the Sweetheart Punch heart. I think I like the heart shape better. Which one do you like better?

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  • FREE Shipping From Me: How? Make a $50 minimum purchase (before taxes) and receive the following:
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    • FREE shipping paid by me!
    • Use this Order Form and view Occasions Catalog HERE.
    • Include your full name, mailing address, and product number with quantity and I will invoice you.
    • I’ve extended the offer until January 15th.
  • Mini Paper Share w/FREE Washi Sheets: Great offer to try our new paper before investing on the entire pack and perfect for card-makers who don’t use two 12×12″ sheets (like me).
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My Very First Pals Paper Arts #235 Post!


This is the first post that has ever made me nervous. Not shaking in my pants nervous, but my stomach in knots nervous. At the same time I’m jumping up and down with so much excitement because this is my very first post as a Pals Paper Arts design team member.

Up until Tuesday it still felt like Christmas to me… maybe because the colors are a very rich representation of winter. I find color challenges the most challenging to me because I think I do much better with sketch challenges. But guess what? I now get to practice, practice, practice. HA! Go on and check out the designer team sketches.


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I have a very dear friend whom I’ll call Brian King to protect his identity (LOL) and he is truly the King of layering.  I love his sweet simple style and while I put my card together I thought if him the entire time.

What’s the magic to perfect layering?

  • Color coordination. You can choose colors that are a complete contrast to each other or colors that have very suttle color changes, like this challenge.
  • Don’t worry if you don’t have an eye for color… I’m a color kluts and can’t match two colors to save my life. But……
  • Don’t worry about it. That’s what color challenges are for right?! Then again, you can always use our Color Coach.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS: For the last few months or so there seems to be so much going on with Stampin’ Up! and I’ll make it easy for you to read ahead. Simply click on the links below to read each one. 

  • Blog Candy Give-a-way: Today is pretty much your last day to enter the blog candy give-a-way drawing from Sat., Jan. 3rd, which just happened to be my cousin Veva’s birthday.
  • A Mini Paper Share w/FREE washi sheets: Great offer to try our new paper before investing in the entire pack and perfect for card-makers who don’t use two 12×12″ sheets (like me). That’s how I’m able to provide you such a GREAT price!
  • Earn FREE Sale-A-Bration Product: With the purchase a 3-month Pre-Paid My Paper Pumpkin kit receive FREE product instantly!
  • Become a Member Not a Recruit!: When you join the my Circle with the Circle of Pals during Sale-A-Bration Stampin’ Up! is giving every new member a choice of additional FREE product!

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