A Blue Hawaiian Hello with Sale-A-Bration

[pinit]The military has  given me the gift of travel.  I’ve been around the world a few times to distant shores and all over the United States.  Places  abroad that would change the way you think, the way you eat,  and definitely appreciate your freedom.  But, the best place I never  get enough of is Hawaii.  I made this card before my trip without  realizing that the colors are a reflection of the beautiful Hawaiian colors.  I have a little over a week to go and will share with you my temporary duty assignment aka TDY adventures.   The crown reminds me of Kamehameha the Great… Hawaiian Islands first King.  Hope you enjoy this Sale-a-Bration sneak peak that starts Jan. 24th.

Beginning on Feb. 15th my virtual stamp club will debut.  Take a look at our catalogs on the right  and browse through the stamps you would love to see.  I will post details on Feb. 4th.  I’m so excited and can’t wait to share it with you.    In the meantime, Aloha  from Hawaii.

Happy Crafting,
Maggie

Card Ingredients
Stamp Set: Sale-a-Bration Elementary Elegance (W125120, C125122)
Paper: Sale-A-Bration Everyday Enchantment DSP (126154), Tempting Turquoise (102067), Sahara Sand (121043), Very Vanilla (101650), Cherry Cobbler (119650)
Ink: Tempting Turquoise (100814), Cherry Cobbler (119669)
Accessory Bling:  Rhinestones (119246)

for supplies to make this cute HELLO card.

Have you given thought to joining Stampin’ Up!, but think you’ll be tied into a commitment you’re not sure of?  Well, no need to worry!  You can join as a hobby stamper or a career demonstrator without the pressure… no kidding!  If you join this month (Jan. 24th) you will get a FREE paper pack or digital download every month for the rest of the year!  If you are attached to or stationed at a US military base in a foreign country as a US military member OR a civilian employee/contractor of the US Department of Defense OR a legal dependent, you too can become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  If you want to know more send me an email (maggiemadecards@yahoo.com) and I will walk you through the process.  To check out what it takes click on the JOIN MY TEAM link to the right to review the awesome benefits.

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A Mata-fied Heart Framelit & Freshly Made Sketch


[pinit]I was invited to a luncheon for a friend who received a promotion at work.  It was only fitting to use the Freshly Made Sketch challenge as a layout.  As a hobby Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, my free time is very limited and it is easier for me to use a sketch challenge to make a card than come up with my own design, which can take an hour or more.  I highly recommend using sketch challenges to develop one’s paper-craft skills (like me) when time is limited.  The envelope was icing on the cake and it was a big hit.  The recipient held on to it and treated it like an extension to the card.  I found it funny because who keeps envelopes?  Do you?

Since we are just around the corner to Valentine’s Day and the Heart Collection framelits are so darn cute, I have been using many hearts lately.  I wanted to add a special touch to the message on the inside of the card and a heart just seemed to complete it.

I love {Freshly Made}, they provide challenges that even a novice stamper can handle.  It gets my imagination going and the sketches are ALWAYS realistic.  Thank you so much for helping me find my nitch.

Card Ingredients
Stamp Set: Perfect Words (Wood 122470, Clear 122472)
Paper: Mocha Morning DSP (122366), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink: Early Espresso (119670)
Cool Framelits: Hearts Collection (122559)

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Thanks a Million with Pretty in Pink

[pinit]I LOVE this pretty in pink thanks a million card!   The Cheerful Treat DSP paper is one of my favorite patterns.  I’ve used this one the most since becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and I need to re-order more because I’m running low.  It’s definitely cheery and will brighten anyone’s day.

If you haven’t received your Occasions Mini Catalog just send me an email (maggiemadecards@yahoo.com) with your mailing address and I will get one to you ASAP.  It closes on April 30, 2012.

Card Ingredients:

Stamp Set: Hostess Faith in Nature (Wood 122490, Clear 122492)
Paper: Cheerful Treat DSP (122381), Pretty in Pink (100459)
Ink: Basic Black (101179)
Marker: Old Olive (102277)
Easy to Use Punch: Postage Stamp (122344)

 for supplies to make this cute little THANK YOU card.

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