Me & You with PPA Sketch #296

PPA 296

I’m bit old-fashion and I love making cards that show others how you feel about them.  It’s the perfect to bring Maya Angelou’s famous quote to life…”I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  I miss her words of wisdom so very much.

PPA 296

If you haven’t noticed by now, this year the design Pals Paper Arts Design Team members created their own sketches to highlight their own talent and showcase their designs.  Today’s card sketch is brought to you by the wonderfully talented Susan Itell.

Maggie Made Tips:

  • My Own Background. I wanted to stick to three colors (red, white, and black) and because Everyday Chick DSP didn’t have what I wanted…I made my own.  I used the dot arrow shape in the Perfect Pennants clear mount stamp set with Real Red Ink on Whisper White cardstock.  I love the versatility of our stamps.

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Perfect Pennants

Perfect Pennants Clear Mount Stamp Set


Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper


Pals Paper Arts #256 Makes Me Happy

Father's DayYou’re only late to a party if you don’t show up (LOL). Today my card is my entry into the Pals Paper Arts #256 sketch challenge.  I am loving the Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper.  Anything black & white looks fabulous with gold.
PPA 256You have until tomorrow to enter this challenge.  This was a really nice layout challenge too. I love the way my card came out.

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I want you to see the 3-D effect on the banners. You can’t really see the raised banner very well in the photo above.


  • Never Enough Gold.  A card will step up in elegance when you add gold or silver as a layer.  The two diagonal banners look like silver in the photo, but the layer is actually whisper white. Ahh, the magic of iPhone 6 plus photography.
  • Card Details.  Card base is 5″ x 5″, gold foil paper is 4-3/4″ x 4-3/4′, basic black is 4-1/2″ x 4-1/2″, DSP is 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Banners are 1″ in width and eye-balled in length.  The heart is from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.

June On-Line Orders. Receive a sample (one of each) Expressions Natural Elements when you place an order via my on-line store and use Host Code: 7XAYE9K4

No Contact – What it really means. When you select “No Contact” when you place your on-line order it literally means, “Don’t tell Maggie I placed an order.” I will not be told who you are and can’t send you the free product samples. I would love for you to instead check-mark, “YES, allow my demonstrator to contact me with order updates and other important information.” Please know that I will never send you junk mail. I want to show you how much I truly appreciate your business.

Try it before you commit.  My personal story, I had never in my life heard of Stampin’ Up! until my first Afghanistan deployment in 2009.  Two years later…I was offered the opportunity to become a Hobby Demo.  I told myself I’d join just to get the free Big Shot and then quit.  Well, I can’t quit such a good thing (LOL).  I extend the offer to you, join for the fun, join for the new friendships, or just to get some great quality product at a discount.  Do it before June 30th and receive two FREE stamp sets offer!  Click here to read the details.

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