Stampin! Up! Gee, Thanks + Give-a-Way

Gee Thanks 1

I love this particular stamp… why?  Because it reminds me of how my son would say it to me.  The heavy font adds a little more emphasis and gives it a jovial sound.

A perfect card to give to someone who has completely surprised you with a gift you were least expecting.  This is how I felt when Stampin’ Up! let me keep an extra My Paper Pumpkin  kit they accidentally sent to me.  I called them to let them know they sent an extra one and I needed to send it back.  I shouted, “GEE,THANKS!” when the representative said I could keep it.

So, what am I doing with it?  I’m giving it away!  I’m in a giving mood and I want to send it to someone who would love to try the kit.  To win it all you have to do is leave me a comment below and tell me why you wan to try it.  A winner will be selected on Monday, May 17th via my Facebook page.

Gee Thanks 2

Seriously though… while deployed I’m completing my professional military education.  It’s a little military education your recruiter doesn’t tell you about.  It’s painful, lengthy, and you just want to get it over with.

Yet in the end, you are so glad you finished it because you get a better understanding of why the Air Force exists.  Like the card… you experience a Gee, Whiz moment.

The greatest outcome of finishing your military education is that you become eligible to meet the promotion board. Doesn’t mean you’re going to get it, just means your can go up against your peers.  My board meets next month… wish me luck.

Go on get the stamp set and the paper… you are going to love it!
Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper (129310)
Really Good Greetings Clear Stamp Set (130333)
Don’t forget the clear blocks.

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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. Hi Maggie, Thank you so very much for serving our country. I loved your card and the idea to emboss printed paper. Very Nice! Please enter my name to win the Paper Pumpkin Kit.Thanks

  2. Jennifer Greania

    Stampin’ Up was always so wonderful that way. One of the great reasons it was hard to say goodbye after 10 years… If you randomly happen to select me Maggie, I absolutely insist you donate it to one of your deployed troops who could really use a “pick-me-up” one day. And then use that great smile of yours and help get his/her creative juices flowing! Stay safe and God Bless!

  3. 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.

  4. I have yet to try Paper Pumpkin. Glad you like it though. What a sweetheart you are to give your extra one away!!!Just wanted to make sure you know people are reading your blog!!!!

  5. Great card — so bright and cheerful. I never think to emboss DSP. Thanks for the suggestion. Good luck with the promotion board next month!

  6. Maggie you are amazing! And, so much fun! I just love your blog and facebook site. You bring me smiles and I need to smile more. I love your card. It is soooo Springy and the color combination ROCKS! I love how you did the banners and the pearls are an excellent added touch. Thank you so much for sharing! And, most important, GOOD LUCK. Blessings!

  7. First, THANK-YOU for your service to our country. You and your family sacrifice everyday for all of us Americans, its great to live in such a free country. Second, I love the colors you used and would LOVE to win and try some other color selections and combos. Stay safe and thanks again!

  8. This stamp set is adorable. I love the not so formal sayings. They make the cards seem so much more personal.

  9. Hey Maggie
    I’m glad to see you already have five comments. Now you know people are reading your blog posts. Your stories are special, and I read them more for your personal news than for the cards (although your cards are always awesome!). You’re probably aware that lots more people read and don’t post than those who read and then write back. I’ll admit to being one of the lurkers at times. Basically shy, I feel it is presumptuous of me to think anyone wants to hear from me more than once in a while. BUT – I do love reading your blog posts and I got a great big smile on my face when I saw that photo of you and Avery, forehead to forehead. That photo is priceless!!!

  10. Thanks for sharing with a blog candy =) love the texture and colors of your card!

  11. Love your card! Would love to get an up close look at the Paper Pumpkin Kits! Thank you for the chance to win.

  12. What a wonderful card! I love it! I would really like to give a kit a try, so I could see if I like them and order them.

  13. What a neat card. I’m going to case it today if you don’t mind! More importantly, thank you for serving our country and good luck on your promotion board and with your military career. I’m the wife of a retired military spouse. He was Army, but we were stationed at Misawa Air Base at one time and I worked for the Air Force there for 3 years as a civilian. Would LOVE to win the paper Pumpkin kit to share with my granddaughter this summer. She loves creating with me! the P

  14. First, good luck with those upcoming boards!
    Second, love the card! The colors are so great for summertime 🙂
    And third, I would Love to try the paper pumpkin kit – it looks like somethimg that would be perfect for sharing with my four girls! Fun stuff!

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