Butterflies: Live Laugh Love

Last weekend I was at the Stampin’ Up! On Stage Event in San Diego and besides having a blast with my crafting friends, I met an extraordinary woman named Doris Martin.  A Holocaust Survivor, she beat the odds in life! Let me tell you, she was something else and I’ll never forget her.  She signed my book and as I hugged her she held me tightly and said in my ear, “Sweetie, with Peace & Love you have everything.  So live life, laugh always, and give away your love.”  Her words put tears in my eyes and I just had to share this with you.  I just started to read her book, Kiss Every STEP and I have to say, “I can’t put it down!”  You can get one yourself on Amazon.

Having visited Dachau in Germany years ago and remembering what I saw at the museum came flooding back as if it was just yesterday.  The weird thing was that I made the card a few weeks ago before ever meeting her and I found it lovely that she used the words on the card when I hugged her.  I think I’m just going to have to send her the card.  Be Blessed and Be Thankful!  Keep on Living, Laughing, and Loving!

The Details:

  • Simplicity is in the details.  Punch, Adhere, Stamp & Emboss and BOOM you’re done!  The particular Designer Series Paper on my card is no longer available, but don’t let that stop you!  Use your favorite or whatever you have on hand.
  • Butterfly punches are retiring.  Yes, they are being retired in May and they’re only available while supplies last.  So you may want to grab them now before they’re gone for good.  With a bone folder give the butterfly wings a little curl inward to give them the in-flight 3D look.
  • Embossing powder.  Use whichever color your heart desires.  The black one I used is retired by us, but you can get more colors here.

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FREE SHIPPING?  You can do this each time a new seasonal catalog is introduced.  You’ll NEVER ever have to make any sales and you just let your membership expire.  Three ways steps:  

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  2. Stampin’ Up! will literally GIVE YOU an additional $26 in product…WHATEVER you want for only $99.
  3. …and most important! FREE shipping.

There’s no risk, no obligation to purchase anything further and no penalty to drop!  Why not give Stampin’ Up! and my Circle of Pals a test drive and start building your $99 Starter Kit here.

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Maggie

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Stamp Ink Paper: Tic Tac Toe Easter

Today’s card is dedicated to God.  He gave me Life and a talent that I still critique more than anything.  I believe in practicing reflection often and not just once a year.  Today I think of all the wonderful friendships I have made simply because I love to stamp.  Creativity is a work in progress for many of us and the #1 way to push oneself to learn more is to participate in challenges.  Thank you so much for visiting today….now in time for Easter hop on over to the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #94 – Tic-Tac-Toe!

So go on and get your Easter Bunny on with us over at the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge.

The Details:

  • Bunny.  Use a small oval punch or the smallest oval framelit from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies and cut one side straight across.  For the head, the smallest circle in the Layering Circle Framelits Dies would be perfect.  However, you can use any size oval and circle because you can make the bunny as large or small as you’d like.  I got the pink tail from a different project, which was purchased from one of the big box stores (they’re fairly cheap).  
  • Crosses.  I stamped the Hardwood stamp with Soft Suede ink.  I then cut little tiny rectangular pieces to make the crosses.  They came out perfect!

Use Host Code above and receive a gift from me when you place an on-line order via my on-line store.  Do not use if your order is more than $150. You will receive additional Host Reward and you’ll automatically receive a gift from me. 

FREE SHIPPING?  You can do this each time a new seasonal catalog is introduced.  You’ll NEVER ever have to make any sales and you just let your membership expire.  Three ways steps:  

  1. Join as a hobby demonstrator when you want to place an order that equals $99.
  2. Stampin’ Up! will literally GIVE YOU an additional $26 in product…WHATEVER you want for only $99.
  3. …and most important! FREE shipping.

There’s no risk, no obligation to purchase anything further and no penalty to drop!  Why not give Stampin’ Up! and my Circle of Pals a test drive and start building your $99 Starter Kit here.

Kind Regards,
Maggie

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ITEMS IN RED ARE RETIRING MAY 31, 2017

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Way Back Wednesday with the Puppies

Puppies Dogs

I’ve decided to call today “Way Back Wednesday”. Why? Because I used a set of stamps I borrowed from a friend that are from Way Back and it just happens to be Wednesday (LOL).  Throwback Thursday is tomorrow and since it’ll be Pals Paper Arts challenge day, I just didn’t want to wait two days to show these cute little puppies to you.  I mean, I finally got a little break from my custom made orders that I figured I better get back on track.

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These cards aren’t to make some of you that wish you owned this set jealous.  It’s just to show you the cards I made for a craft fair/fundraiser that took place last Saturday at the local SPCA.  I fussy cut the fire-hydrant above and the sleep pup with dog house below to give them both a little bit of 3-D feel to them.

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I didn’t just make these three designs, I included a few “I’m sorry for your loss” cards for those that have lost their family pet.  Those sold out pretty quickly.  Yesterday, I was a little surprised to open my email and find an invitation to the City of Vacaville’s Pooch Parade & Howl-O-Ween event on October 31st.

October On-Line Orders.  Receive one sheet of each design (total of three) of the Holiday’s Fancy Foil Designer Vellum when you place an on-line order this month.  Simply place an order via my on-line store and use Host Code: E3X9E4SK

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You Are More Than Welcome to Try Us Out.  My group is mostly all hobby demo’s who join for the discount on paper-crafting supplies don’t want the commitment of holding classes or being a salesperson (yuck right)!?   I welcome these types of demo’s with Arms Wide Open, so don’t fear a committment or a penalty if you sign up for the discount.  Heck, you can even team up with a friend because my team is a non-hassle, non-committment, no sales requirement team.  What does that mean?  Read it  here.

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Supplies to Make This Card:
Retired Bow Wow Stamp Set
Sweet Li’l Things Designer Series Paper
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink

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