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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Maggie

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You can view the entire list of retiring product here.

What’s More Enjoyable: Little or Big Things?

Enjoy the Little Things

I have often watched other card makers design their own background and it’s always been intimidating for me.  But today, I bit the bullet and went for it!  We are our own worst critiques and although I didn’t think it was perfect enough here it is!

The Details:

  • Which colors first?  Although there’s no right or wrong way, I first stamped the lighter colors.
  • Light in the middle.  Leave a little less color in the middle so that the main sentiment shows up a little more bold.  However, I embossed the sentiment so that it was more bold and stood out from the rest of the card.

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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 easy 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.

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Maggie

Enjoy the Little Things

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It’s All About Flowers at the SIP with #49

Enjoy the Little Things

The other day when I initially viewed the Chewbacca Mom viral video I laughed so hard (I cried).  As the video played I immediately thought of his stamp set at the end of her video.  She said it was the simple joys and we should all truly “Enjoy the Little Things” in life.  Her laughter was contagious and so is card-making. =)

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Maggie’s Made Tips:

  • Swirly Scribbles New Die-Cuts: You’re going to be in heaven with all the new die-cuts in the new catalog. I had to purchase this one because it has so many uses…this is just one and you are going to squirm when you see the others.
  • Layering Love Clear Stamp Set:  All you have to do to see the other stamps in the set is click the link!!!  OMG! I love that Stampin’ Up! now has these fonts in their inventory.  I show only the clear stamp sets because that is my preference.  If you love wood then you can see it here.
  • Cardstock.  I usually do not list the colors because in all honesty you can choose whatever are your favorite colors.  But if you’d like me to start adding the links to the card stock please send me a message.

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