I Lava You – Crazy, Mixed-Up Love


I'm crazy about the Crazy, Mixed-Up Love stamp set!  It is perfect for use on Valentine's Day too!  Did you know that a simple handmade card lifts up the human spirit better than spoken words or emails?  I know this from my own personal experience.

But did you also know that "handmade cards are generally cheaper to make or purchase than store bought cards?" (M.J. Meeker/view full article here).  Which of course… that's where I can show you how.  Read more


As you go about your day today think about who can use a pick me up with a handmade card.  Trust me skill is NOT necessary.  I am always amazed at how people think you need some kind of mad paper talent to do this.


You learn as you go and start off small.  Me, I use oodles of card/sketch challenges like the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge… I'm always afraid of 'color challenges', but how else am I going to learn?

Things You Need to Know

Clearn Rack New ItemGet your membership right now and stretch your dollar by getting double or triple supplies from the clearance rack.  They have added oodles of new items!

Order your supplies now to make handmade cards and make a difference in the life of some one who will benefit from your act of kindness.


Paper:  Venetian Romance
Inks/Color:  Baked Brown Sugar, Real Red
Tools/Punches/Dies:  Square Lattice Embossing Folder Die

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. Oh my gosh! This is so adorable! The Real Red lava draws your eyes right to the focal image. Aw…I kinda miss my lava lamp…Thanks for playing with the Pals at Pals Paper Arts!

  2. Maggie, the Venetian Romance looks great in this color challenge. Good choice.Thanks for joining us this week at Pals Paper Arts.

  3. Maggie…texture and pattern…you pulled it off perfectly. This card made me smile! Thanks for joining us at Pals Paper Arts this week.

  4. When Isaac was born, Megan and Becky went to see the new baby in NJ. Megan fell in love with Miss Betty’s lava lamp while she was there. So for her next birthday I got her a lava lamp. I wonder if she still has it? I’ll have to check when I go there in a couple of weeks. The card is cute!

  5. Awwwwww…..adorable card Maggie. I just love Venetian Romance DSP. The colors ROCK! And, We Lava You too for all you do! =) Thanks for sharin!

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