Buenos Pensamientos… Good Thoughts

Good Thoughts

I hope by now you have seen the versatility with the Blessed Easter stamp.  It has, hands down, become my favorite Spring stamp since making the tulips behind the fence.  If you didn’t get to see it…click here.

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Lesson Learned:  Don’t be afraid to add a darker color when picking out Spring colors.  After I created the quick & easy layout I felt like something was missing… and I wanted to add a small pop of color.  Would you believe that the chocolate chip card stock was a tiny piece that was left over from a different project!?  Don’t be afraid to add a darker color when added tiny details.


I want to take this moment to tell you about the Circle of Pals.  We are a group of crafters who enjoy not just in-person friendships, but also a true virtual connection.  Click here to find out what makes us special.

While you’re at it, take the time to read more about me… it’s me in a nut shell and I would love for you to get to know me even more.  On top of what you read… you will get to know how deep my passions for card-making.

It’s important for you to know that I offer a no pressure membership into the Circle of Pals.  I’m all about SAVING you money and suggesting how to MAXIMIZE product for less money.  Something you will NOT find elsewhere.

While I’m at it… I’d like to give Amy J., Michelle C., and Donna L. a very warm SHOUT OUT and WELCOME to the Circle of Pals!  You have made a wise choice… I promise you that your lives are about to become much sweeter than it already was!  You have just joined a Stampin’ Up! group that is bigger than anything you have ever dreamed of.

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Pals Blog Hop: 2014 Occasions and Sale-a-bration

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Welcome to our first blog hop of 2014.  This month we are excited to show you the new products available in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog as well as a preview of the free products you can earn through Sale-a-bration at the end of January.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Beth Beard at My little craft blog number 22 on the Pals Hop.  If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

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Gosh, I feel all gitty  about this blog hop after a couple of months of being away.  After returning from my deployment I needed some time to get back into a normal routine.

I had a few trial starts, but after much travel, I’m refreshed and more focused.  I thank you for supporting me while I was away.  You (yes YOU) will never know how much you helped me pass the time fairly quickly.

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A Leadership highlight was the use of gold on our projects and I couldn’t resist the gold embossing powder.  La Vida No Tiene Que Ser Perfecta Para Ser Maravillosa (Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful).

Products Used:   Stamp Set: Banderines Perfectos (134505), Squares Collection Framelits (130921), Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper (132995).  Paper:  Gray Slate, Whisper White,Basic Black, Strawberry Slush, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay.  Other:  Gold Embossing (109129).


The next stop is Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts, number 24 on the Pals Blog Hop!  Thanks for visiting and  I hope to see you next month.

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  1. Goldie Shaul at Punch and Stamp 
  2. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper 
  3. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space 
  4. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’ 
  5. Donna Kopenski at craftycardmaker 
  6. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards.com 
  7. Colleen Mollema at Uncanny Crafting 
  8. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains 
  9. Janice Warhank at Janice’s Papercraft Playground 
  10. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations 
  11. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo 
  12. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti 
  13. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty 
  14. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat 
  15. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  16. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping 
  17. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
  18. Linda Callahan at Stampin’ Seasons 
  19. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  20. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn 
  21. Shirley Sumption at Look at my Cute Stuff 
  22. Beth Beard at My little craft blog 
  23. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards  <— You Are Here
  24. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  25. Lisa Gaines-Davis at Cherry St. Papertreats 
  26. Shannon Jaramillo at ezpeasycards 
  27. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  28. Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine