A Faithful Friend

There is a special friend that I think about everyday.  She came back from a deployment on the other side of the world earlier this year and as many of us have experienced… we are forever changed in one way or another.  When we deploy we change, some a little and some a lot. Everyone changes according to their personal experiences and one is not like the other.  It is neither a good or bad thing… it’s just something that happens.  It’s the hardest thing anyone can imagine and we are often expected to slip back into life and assume nothing has changed.  My friend is special to me and I want her to know that I understand the changes and that she is my treasured friend.

MAGGIE’S BAZAAR:  As a way to make room for new products from the 2012-13 Stampin’ Up! Catalog, I am selling my retired stamp sets.  Most of the stamp sets are slighlty used and in extremely excellant condition.  Shipping is free for all items and they are non-refundable.  Please email me if you have any questions.

There are also some one-of-a-kind cards that are for sale too.  I can hear some of my friends saying, “Finally!  I can buy a card from Maggie!”  =)  Thank you for the awesome compliment.  I will post them for sale as I make them, but not all will be sold since I make the majority of my cards as personal cards to give away.

FRIDAY CARD CAMP:  Date change… because many have the middle of the week off for Fourth of July, I have pushed the date back to Friday, July 13, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.  I have THREE seats left.  Please email me right away if you want a seat.

Handmade Card Ingredients

Stamp Set:  Lean on Me (122285)
Paper:  Verry Vanilla (101650); Soft Suade (115318); Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper (126898)
Ink Pad:  Soft Suede (115657)

Freshly Made Sketches #31

This card has two meanings for me.  First, I think of ALL my friends who are serving in the military and are deployed for months away from their families.  Everyday I pray for their safety and safe return home.  Second, although there are tons of card challenges out there… my thoughts are always with Freshly Made Sketches.


To make my card I turned it around and used my 2 1/2″ cirle punch through the paper and stamped my image on the Very Vanilla colored base paper.  The red ribbon adds a splash of color and brings the clean and simple card to life.  Three brads to the bottom right of the image add a cute sparkle too.


Don’t forget about the stamp sets that will be put into retirement on May 31, 2012.  They are only available while supplies last.


Handmade Card Ingredients

Stamp Set:  Lean on Me (122285)
Paper:  Very Vanilla (101650), Patterns Stack – Neutrals Collection (117157)
Ink Pad:  Jet Black Stazon Pad (101406)
Ribbon: Use Real Red 5/8″ Satin Ribbon (117286)
Punches:  2 1/2″ Circle (120906)

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