Thank You is Never Enough

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I have a mad passion for stamping and custom design that each and every day I get lost in my own thoughts.  I’ve tried for four years to discover what I can bring to you what’s different from me and the oodles of other blogs….then I get lost.  I tried to do what others do in hopes of reaching further into the corners of the galaxy to no avail.  “Be yourself” they said, when they offer no real explanation of how “they” have grown.  So, I’ve decided….not to let the blog go, but to truly be myself.  Many of you will not be able to “handle the truth” and that’s okay (imagine Jack Nicholson’s voice).  With the way the world is today, it’s best to be ‘disliked’ for who you are then loved for who you are not”…right!  With that said, let me tell you about the card I bring to you for the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #27.


If you’re happy and you know it dance around, clap your hands and join us for this weeks “Thanks” challenge!


  • Whhhhhhat! A non-Stampin’ Up! rubber stamp!!!.  Yes, it is and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with my cute $1 puppy.  Back in the day when I used to be a Stampin’ Up! snob I refused to use anything that wasn’t a Stampin’ Up! product.  I got off my high horse earlier this year and decided that there is more out there that is just so cute I can’t help but use it as well.  This stamp was a gift from a special friend and today is the day I’m showing it off.
  • No coloring skills?  Non-sense!  You don’t need to be an artist to color.  When you color with your heart coloring outside the lines doesn’t matter.  It’s the same as cooking with love…it makes food taste so much better right?  RIGHT!
  • Sentiment.  The sentiment, however, is from one of my favorite stamp sets, Happy Happenings.  I know, I have a load full of favorites, but this one is going to be a keeper and will go straight to my growing private collection.  I have so many sets on my private shelf that I know can be sold for almost triple what I paid for them and that’s why I tell ya (almost preach it) that when you see a set you want so bad, just get it before it retires.  I actually laugh at people who pay ridiculous amounts of money for a set I paid $16-20 for.  Boy am I happy there is a retired Stampin’ Up! FB page where other stampers aren’t greedy and sell retired set for reasonable prices.
  • Share with others.  I have one favor to ask, you can pick one or both, but I’d appreciate if you just one.  1) share my card with someone you think may appreciate it; 2) post it to Pinterest, Facebook, or Instagram, I don’t care which one, pick one.  Heck, I just want to know who has read down this far. LOL

Share the gift of crafting…catch the end of year deals!
Weekly Deals – Year End Sale – Holiday 

December On-Line Orders.  Receive four of the Botanical Gardens Jewels that will debut in the Occasions catalog,  when you place an on-line order this month and use Host Code RW2MBJGV.  Simply place an order via my on-line store.  Please do not select “No Contact” when placing your order, I will not receive your information and will NOT be able to send you the Botanical Gardens Jewels.

ALWAYS A GOOD DEAL!  I WELCOME HOBBY STAMPERS!  Maximize your savings by purchasing the $99 Starter Kit.  You can choose any current product up to $125 (that’s $26 free) for $99 and it ships free for another 10% savings.  You’ll  enjoy demonstrator discounts (20% or more) on additional orders placed through at least April 30, 2016!

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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. Dear Maggie, the blog should be what you enjoy. And post when you want. This is a blog for your likes, and what you choose to share. I read your blog almost daily, I just don’t usually post comments. Guess I’m a lurker. And I always read to the bottom. :-). Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  2. Maggie this is adorable! Love your $1 puppy!

  3. Maggie I love the card! Keep doing what makes YOU happy! TFS

  4. I like your card Maggie…it’s so cute….SU or not! Just keep on.. you’re the best! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  5. Jennifer Partridge

    Hi Maggie,

    I love your blog…and wouldn’t change a thing! 😉

    Crafty hugs,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

    • Awe Jennifer, thank you so much. I actually gave it a lot of thought to keep the blog or let it go. I keep it open with purchases from my other endeavors as well. Thank you so much.

  6. Vicky Blackwell

    I have just found your blog and absolutely love that you are keeping things real! I’m not a demonstrator but I like the fact that you are using other products besides Stampin Up. I don’t think there is anything wrong with that. Your card is adorable and thanks for sharing and especially for your honesty.

  7. Hi Maggie, I just wanted you to know … I have read down to the bottom. I think your card is cute. I am sure blogging is very hard, good for you to keep going.

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