In a NY Subway


Oh how I miss visiting New York.  I’m a West Coast girl who loved living on the East Coast for four whole years!  I don’t mind cold weather… it gives me a reason to stay inside and craft… LoL.

Shoveling snow?  Well, that’s a part of life and a great way to stay fit.  Many have asked what was my favorite thing about New York… I must say I can’t point out one specific thing.  I loved everything… even the people… LOL.  They aren’t rude – just straight forward!

SSSC213This is a new sketch challenge for me and when I saw it, I knew I just had to try it!  Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 213


Lesson Learned:  Don’t ever be afraid to make a card size that is outside your comfort zone.  I very rarely make card that are not the standard A2 size (4-1/4″ x 5″ or vice-versa).  The card base on this oddity is 7-5/8″ x 8″ and once it’s folded in half it becomes 7-5/8″ x 4.

However, I knew not to worry about finding the perfect envelope because once I figure out who I’m going to mail it to… I will use my handy dandy Envelope Punch board to make one with. HA!  The envelope punch is so much fun to use there there are days when I just want to make envelopes all day long… LoL.


Quick true story… during Sale-a-bration (sorry if you missed it), I earned a FREE Big Shot Die-Cut Machine.  It hasn’t arrived yet, but I’m thrilled to know I’ll have an extra one to use during a workshop.  Then again, I toy with the idea of giving it away once I hit a certain milestone in my Stampin’ Up! journey.  Kicker is, I’m gonna let y’all determine what I do with it.  I welcome your comments with suggestions of what you would do with it if you were me.

Facebook LikePerhaps I should give it away the moment I get 500 “Likes” on my Facebook page… hmmmm… now that’s an idea.  My thoughts are churning.

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.

One Comment

  1. Well, since I am the very lucky recipient of an earlier Big Shot giveaway that made this stamper oh so very happy, I must say to give another one away! You sure made my day, my week, my month that time!! I love it!! But then again, feel free to keep it for your business if you need it because you have already given one away!!!!!! Love your NYC card. I am going there next weekend to see Les Mis which just re-opened!! Can’t wait!! I just love live theater. Thanks Maggie! Have a great day!

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