That Was Then, This is Now

It’s been a rainy week in Northern California and I love it!  Not just because we need the rain, but because it’s the perfect excuse to stay in-doors and reorganize the craft room.


Above is my original crafting space when I first joined Stampin’ Up!  The tiny desk is actually a sewing desk.  The desk (without the sewing machine) had been thrown in the garbage and I snatched it up and refurbished it.

That little desk was so good to me and I still have it too.  But it now serves as my laptop mini office in another room.  I’m staring at the picture wondering… “where is all my card stock and designer series paper!?”  (LoL)

Stamp Room

Two years and many more supplies later, this is now my craft room.  I moved from a smaller back room to a just slightly larger room located in the front of my home.  It has two windows that face the street and they allow so much bright sunshine into the room.  But for the last four days it’s been raining and I love it!

The room used to be our game room  and one day my son said to me, “Mom, your running out of space to store your Stampin’ Up! supplies, why don’t we just switch rooms?”

Needless to say, I have an awesome son and he uses my room to make me an annual birthday and Mother’s Day card. =)  I’m so proud!

Burlap and Blooms Wreath

I Want You to Make This Wreath!

If you live anywhere near Fairfield, California or don’t mind driving from Sacramento, Contra Costa, or Yolo counties, come down and join me in making this sweet Burlap & Blossoms Wreath.

It’s scheduled for Fri., February 28th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. or until you finish it.  Click HERE to check out the details.  I would love for you to join share a few hours of fun, laughs, and crafting.

My Paper Pumpkin

Want to Take It Slow and Free Marker Set?

But you’ve got to act now and click here.  With your initial My Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit you’ll receive a FREE set of 2012-2014 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers -a $14.95  value.

Then each month you will receive a new kit until you decide you want to take a break.  To turn the subscription back on you simply log in and restart the delivery each month.

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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. Hi Maggie, Are you talking about Mon. Feb. 17th? That sounds like a plan. Let me know for sure what to bring and your address? I can map quest it or use my Lola GPS! I don’t know if I could do digital??

  2. ((jumpin up and down like an excited kid on Christmas morning)) Yaaaaaaaaay!! Thank you Maggie!!!!

  3. I loved your craft room then and now Maggie <3 You have awesome organization ideas!

  4. I envy and love your stamping area! I have a small table since I live in an apartment! When the weather gets better and you have a get-together I would love to join in.. I live in Vacaville!
    Happy stamping, Rose

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