You Made My Day!

Thank You

Several times I have received care packages, cards, and emails that have just made my day.  My time to go home is drawing near and I am forever grateful to those of you who have sent me well wishes and have kept up through My Paper Journey.

For those of you who think you do not have any creativity in you… guess what!?  You don't need ANY!  That's why there are sketches.  Then Stampin' Up! makes it easy with the Color Coach to help pick the colors!

Card Sketch

Today's sketch is brought to you by Freshly Made Sketches #106.

Thank YouThis was my first time using the Heat & Stick to make the Glitter stick.  I know now why some of my crafting friends don't like glitter… as soon as I took this picture… I spilt the glitter all over my desk… ugh!

Thank You

ONE MORE DAY:  Starts tomorrow!  Stampin' Up! will have a special $25 Starter Kit (your choice of up to $26.95 in product and ships FREE) which will only be available to you from Oct. 7 – 21st.  Mark your calendar, set your alarm!  This is the special of the century and we have all been waiting for!  It is budget friendly and very affordable.  Time to "test drive" this awesome opportunity.  Join now and you will have until April 2014 to get ALL your product at 30% OFF!  Get your kit through me, and you'll instantly become a part of my Circle of Pals.  The benefits far out weight the price to join right now.

World Card Making Day:  In case you didn't visit me on Operation Write Home's World Card Making Day, you can still see it here.  Leave a comment there and be entered to win a pack of Basic Pearls Jewel Accents.
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Thank You
Supplies
Paper:  Rose Red, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla, Soho Subway DSP
Inks/Color: Rich Razzleberry
 

In about a week my Stampin' Up! supplies will be packed and shipped home.  I'm already in withdraw mode and I don't like it.  But I'm thinking… maybe it's time I should work on some My Digital Studio cards.  I was supposed to get into MDS when I arrived, but did not.  Maybe I can start practicing on my way home.  I dunno… we'll see. =)

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful Sunday.

Sweet Summer Sunshine Blossom

Sweet Summer sunshine is rich in color and sweet as honey.  How can you not smile and almost feel the warm rays of the sun when you see this card.  I put this card together for my friend Mindy Franks.  She is a sweet lady that is always smiling and is a joy to be around.  I met Mindy at work when I was transferred from a different job center to the medical center.  We are both busy people at work and making her a card for her birthday was a great reason to eat at the hospital dining facility.  Who likes hospital food?

Mindy likes it for sure.  She’s worked there so long, she pretty much knows the menu schedule… LoL…  I must say, I love talking to her.  So, I will eat hospital food anytime we both have a chance to chat.  Love ya Mindy!

To make quick clean and simple cards one does not ‘have’ to be creative… simply have a creative coach (like me).  If you are itching to start this fun hobby and find yourself overwhelmed not knowing where to start, start by downloading a few simple layouts that have been created by the Pals Paper Arts design team.  I keep the sketches handy for the days I have no idea what to do or if I’m short on time.  Go ahead give one a try.  If you need help… send me an email.

Handmade Card Ingredients

Stamp Set:  Easy Events
Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red
Ink Pad:  Real Red
Ribbon:  Daffodil Delight Binding Ribbon
Punches:
  Boho Blossoms, Blossom Punch
Accessories:
Basic Pearls

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If you are reading this… you are AWESOME!
Thank you with my whole heart for scrolling down this far.
YOU are truly appreciated.
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A School House Friend (FMS #42)

This weeks Freshly Made Sketches #42 was perfect to use my new Story Time designer series paper.  After completing the card, I was reminded of my childhood best friend, Gabriela Gomez.  I met her on the first day of school in 1st grade and we where like peanut butter & jelly.  She was wearing a yellow chaffon dress patiently waiting for our teacher Ms. McCarthy.  Gaby went home to be with our Heavenly Father seven years later and I still miss her to this day.  Kenny Chesney reminds me of Gaby every time I hear his song, ‘Who You’d You Be Today.’

FUND RAISER FOR AUSTIN MOORE:  A little boy in my community is fighting leukemia.  You can read about him on his Facebook.  A local company is sponsoring a CHRISTMAS IN JULY for Austin Moore Fundraiser on July 14th at the Courtyard by Marriott in Vacaville, California.  I will also contribute by donating ALL profits for any Stampin’ Up! purchases made through me during the month of July.

TO PLACE YOUR FUND RAISER ORDER:

  1. Call me (707-646-1972), email me directly with your order, browse though the catalog, or shop on-line directly.
  2. ALL profits during the month of July will go directly to Austin Moore’s family to help with medical costs.

CARD CLASS:  TWO seats left my friends.  If you live in Solano, Sacramento, or Yolo Counties… and want to have an hour of fun making a FREE card while learning basic card making techniques… sign up now.

MY DIGITAL STUDIO:  The new download is here… see it now by clicking here.  If you don’t have MDS, download it for a 30-day free trial.

MAGGIE MADE TIPS:  The actual stamp has a little girl next to the little boy.  I covered the little girl with tape and inked up the boy.  Before stamping it, I peeled the tape off and only used the little boy.

Handmade Card Ingredients

Stamp Set:  Greeting Card Kids
Paper:  Story Time, So Saffron, Real Red, Water Color Paper, Basic Gray
Ink Pad:  Basic Black, Real Red
Ribbon:  Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon
Punches:
Word Window Punch

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Get to know me through Blog Updates.
Want to thumb through a paper catalog?  Get yours now!

Looking for one of a kind cards or an almost new stamp?  Visit Maggie’s BAZAAR.

If you are reading this… you are AWESOME!
Thank you with my whole heart for scrolling down this far.
YOU are truly appreciated.
If you think this blog is worth reading…
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Home is Wherever I’m with You

This stamp set has become my all time favorite in the new 2012-2013 catalog.  Have you ever heard Dionne Warwick or Luther Vandross sing “A house is not a home”?  Well, Stampin’ Up! made a stamp with a different twist… a home is wherever I’m with you. The love that is exist in a house with those we love is what makes what we call home.

Have you seen the new My Digital Studio (MDS) downloads?  Look no further but to the link on the left… LoL.  You do not have to have MDS buy them.  But, if you want to try before you buy… download it for FREE right now!  I used MDS to create my blog banner and buttons.  It’s super easy and fun!

Handmade Card Ingredients

Stamp Set:  Forever With You
Paper:  Comfort Cafe, Crumb Cake, Soft Suade
Ink Pad:  Midnight Muse
Ribbon:  Daffodil Delight 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon

TWEET us on the move…
Chat with us on FACEBOOK

Get to know me through Blog Updates.
Want to thumb through a paper catalog?  Get yours now!

Looking for one of a kind cards or an almost new stamp?  Visit Maggie’s BAZAAR.

If you are reading this… you are AWESOME!
Thank you with my whole heart for scrolling down this far.
YOU are truly appreciated.
If you think this blog is worth reading…
forward to a friend clicking on envelope icon below.


Scallop Birthday for Mom


My mom is the best mom in the whole world.  As a little girl, she showed me discipline, honor, and best of all LOVE.  She is the queen of my family and God sent me to the best mom in the whole world.  She inspires me to be the best that I can be at whatever I put my heart into.  As her only daughter, I am forever indebted to her humble teachings that now benefit me as a mom myself.  I raise my child as she raised me and so far so good… =)

Ama, gracias por ser la mejor mama en todo el mundo.  En el dia de su cumpleaños, le deseo pura felicidad!  La quiero muchisimo!

English:  Mom, thank you for being the best mom in the whole world.  On your birthday, I wish you have pure happiness.  I love you very much!

Card Ingredients:  Paper:  Lucky Limeade (122926), Rich Razzleberry (115316), Daffodil Delight (119683); Stamp Set: Lean on Me (Wood 122283; Clear 122285), Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370); Stamp Pad: Rich Razzleberry (115658), Soft Suede (115657), Old Olive (102277), Basic Black (101179); Punch:  Scallop Circle 2 3/8 (118874); Accessories: Rhinestones (119246)

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Happy Crafting!
Maggie

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