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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  2. Stampin’ Up! will literally GIVE YOU an additional $26 in product…WHATEVER you want for only $99.
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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.

Do you have a PayPal account?  Today is your day!  Place a minimum $25 order (before tax & shipping) and I will personally reimburse regular shipping cost (does not include 2nd day or next day shipping).  Here’s how it will work.

  1. Place your order via my on-line and use December’s Host Code KD4NYGVQ.
  2. The day your order is delivered I will personally deposit the shipping fee into your PayPal account.
  3. When you place your order make sure to use your PayPal email account and you MUST use the Host Code.
  4. Offer is only good today, Saturday, December 3rd.

Peace, Love & Lots of Hugs,
Maggie

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Stamp Ink Paper: Embossing Challenge

Christmas

Have you started your Christmas cards yet?  I’m a little behind this year, but they’e slowly getting done.  Today’s card is for the Stamp Ink Paper card challenge .

Stamp Ink Paper Challenge

Enter your card into the Embossing challenge at Stamp Ink Paper here.

Christmas

The Details:

  • Wet Ink on Emobssing!?  Yes, that will happen and you’ll get ink all over the card!  It happened twice and to make sure it didn’t happen a third time I used the heat tool to dry it. It worked and I didn’t have to make a third card (LOL).
  • Embellishments.  If your a current demo and have a blog, never be ashamed or afraid to use retired (no longer available) embellishments.  Where do you think the snowflakes came from?  Not a demo?  Just proof that if you fall in love with a Stampin’ Up! product don’t wait until it’s no longer available, but stock up.
  • How to Prevent Embossing Powder Fly-aways.  Rule of thumb is to gently rub the Embossing Buddy over the cardstock before it is stamped with Versamark Ink.  Why?  Because it prevents loose embossing power to fly away and melt onto the card where it doesn’t belong.  It’s something I often forget to do when embossing and I figured I should remind you (LOL).

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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.

 Peace, Love & Lots of Hugs,
Maggie

Christmas

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