Stampin’ Up! Noel

I would love for you to help me help you.  I want to give someone FREE Stampin' Up! product aka blog candy.  I'm happiest when you are happy and since I love making cards, I want you to experience the same happiness.

When people first meet me they think one of three things:1) she's a little nutty, 2) she loves making cards, or 3) wow, she's a nutty card maker.  Would you love to have what I'm having?  This post is your chance!

Let me tell you about this card and then you can help me… Keep Calm and Read On.


Can you believe that I still have quite a few boxes of My Paper Pumpkin kits laying around!?  To my surprise I found this kit and quickly put them together.  But I think I'm going to need more.

The picture really does not do the card justice.  The actual card is so bright and cheery… I just love it.  If you stare at the red stripes the card appears to be moving as the pattern plays a trick on your eyes.


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To enter to win the My Paper Pumpkin Memo Medley Kit (October) all you have to do is answer this question in the comment area below:

Did you have a holiday tradition either growing up or did you start one?

Growing up my parents had a big birthday party to celebrate the birth of Jesus on Christmas Eve.  Family and friends dropped by throughout the night and ate tamales, posole, buñuelos, and so much other types of dishes that you better had showed up hungry.

At midnight we sang happy birthday to the Baby Jesus in Spanish and a piñata would be brought out for the kids to break apart.  Candy fell out everywhere and it was so much fun.

You're thinking "at midnight!?"  Eeeeek!  Yup we stayed up until the wee hours of the morning.  On Christmas day we pretty slept all day.  Those sure were such beautiful memories that will live in my heart forever.

Winner will be announced Friday., December 27th.


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. My husband’s holiday tradition was something similar–a birthday party for Jesus on Christmas Eve before heading to church. We are continuing the tradition with our grandchildren.
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  2. Growing up I was always jealous that all my friends got to open one gift Christmas Eve. I was the only one in the wide world that had to wait until Christmas to open gifts, what a bratty teenager I was. So we now watch Christmas movies, open our stockings and have a big feast Christmas Eve. Now that my sister and I are out on our own we go over Christmas Eve and spent to night to continue this tradition.

  3. My family has always gotten new Christmas pajamas every year and an ornament for each person. My new son-in-law was so shocked at these traditions when he came into the family four years ago, but now, he is the most excited one of all! We also do an impromptu photo session with the pajamas. I have loved watching him”join” in the fun:)

  4. Our family tradition is to go to the candlelight church service where the little ones always end up getting candle wax on someone’s new Christmas outfit!! Then we drive around looking at the decorated houses, home to a ham dinner and then we all get to open one gift…one that Santa didn’t bring! Merry Christmas Maggie and thanks for the chance to win some great blog candy!

  5. Actually, my mother-in-law started this tradition 48 years ago with her grandchildren (she has five children and today she has 18 grandchildren, and 28 great grandchildren, with more to come. Unfortunately she passed away three years ago). But when her first grandchild was born she started making or buying a Christms ornament each year for each grandchild. I’m the only one who continued the tradition with my three kids, and when they each celebrated their last Christmas at home before getting married, I boxed up all their ornaments, stockings and any decorations that were theirs and presented to them on their first Christmas, to decorate their tree. I’ve continued this tradition of ornaments with my grandchildren and their mothers will continue the tradition of boxing them up for their first Christmas tree. There is a lot of family history in those ornaments as I try to get an ornament that celebrates an important event in their life that year. My grandkids look forward to their ornament as much as they do the gifts from Grandma and Grandpa:)

  6. OMG ,Maggie….. We did the same except the piñata ,
    The same food , now my grown children come over and we make them together , lots of fun ,and there vary delish, and fating, lol , but that’s ok Christmas with out tamales would not be the same …..I got all my hubby’s family expecting them, next year were going to start a new game , I think it’s call the funny Santa , you take away gift when your name is called ,, oh and I have always make Jesus a birthday cake, and remind my grand children it’s not there birthday, we’re just opening gifts cus we’re celebrating his birthday , so don’t expect to mush !!!!! , I love that we do it ,
    Maggie have the best Christmas ever , to you and yours
    Love , and hugs frenchie

  7. I love those sewn stars. Awesome! The only thing that I can think of is that I always got to put the lighted Santa or Angel on the top of the tree (with a little help from my Father). =) Thanks for sharing!

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