Showing posts from October, 2018

How to Brighten Someones Day!

I have recently discovered a wonderful group on Facebook called ' From The Heart'   This groups is dedicated to getting Happy Mail out to senior citizens and shut ins.  Many of you have tons of cards that are just hanging around, this would be a great way to just send them and make someones day a little brighter! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you give this some thought! Ginny M

Word Art Wednesday and a Freebie

Hi Everyone, I wanted to share this weeks wonderful Word Art from Word Art Wednesday !  I'm not on the Design Team but I am on the I love the Word team!!  This weeks there is a special devotional and of course a great Scripture gift and if you join in the challenge you may win a prize! Here is my card for the Challenge! This card was a happy experiment!  I printed on a 110# base in a pale Ivory. It was just a random base I grabbed and put in my printer.  I wanted a very simple card to go with this verse and image.  I wasn't even sure if it would go through my printer because it was already folded! and here is my gift for you, the image merged with Karen Murry's verse! Thnkas for stopping by and I hope you play in the Word Art Wednesday challenge too! Ginny M

Gecko Galz Trick or Treat Blog Hop With an Extra Sweet Freebie Here! And a word about the Studio's future.

Hello Everyone! We want to welcome everyone to the Gecko Galz 8th Annual Blog Hop This is your Thirteenth stop on our Tricks and Treats Blog Hop !  We have 18 AMAZING blogs for you to visit this weekend, each with some gorgeous projects created using the Gecko Galz collage sheets that we are giving you for FREE! Each blog you visit will have another free Gecko Galz Collage sheet for you to down load, the one here is my pick for my readers, the beautiful "BIRD SONG ". Here are the sweet cards I've made with this sheet  Also make sure you leave a message on each blog site you visit and on the last blog there will be a phrase that you will email to us to be entered in our drawing for a wonderful treat pack.  So sit back, relax, take your time and enjoy the hop! We have FOUR amazing prizes up for grabs: ·        First is a Gecko Galz shopping spree for $100! ·        Second prize is a $75 Shopping spree with Gecko Galz.

Where Maxam Made Studio is going

Hi everyone, Tomorrow is my last post as a Design Team Member  I have left the design team world that I have been working in for the 7 last years and want to focus on the  Ministry of Encouragement through card making. Along with my life with Steve I now have my mom living with us and  I have taken on work outside the home approximately 30 hours a week doing private duty for seniors with various forms and levels of dementia.  It is very demanding and fulfilling. And because I am not a spring chicken and because I want to enjoy the wonderful life and family I have been blessed with m y blogging will take a lesser priority, I want to continue card making tips and tricks and share things about the ministry of encouragement and encourage you in yours by providing things for you at no cost - as I have in the past.  My goal is to blog once a week and have a few fun images for you and a  technique or showcase.  To start this off, here are two printables for you that I

Tutorial: Making Napkin Cards

Here is a fun tried and true old fashioned card making technique. Long before we had all these sumptuous patterned papers we had gorgeous napkins! For depth of color and interesting texture, you can't beat them especially for the money! Most you you may have done these so this will be an ‘Oh Yeah’ moment! Have fun! You can start with any size paper napkin - I like to pick min up at Tuesday Morning, they have a wonderful selection and are usually marked down Separate the printed surface from the tissue backing - these napkins are usually 3 layers I cut my panels to fit a light weight piece of cardstock I drizzled glue on the card stock and then added my napkin panel I found it was easier to keep the light and floaty napkin on the table and then place the gluey paper on it Gently smoothed it a little bit - remember the napkin layer is very fragile I gave it a few minutes to set up and the just added a puddle of Lineco glue. You can also

Gecko Gals and A Digital Get Well

I love digitals for making beautiful cards when my time is on a budget, Today I needed a quick and masculine Get Well card. I printed the butterfly in two sizes Fussy cut, glazed with clear sparkely nail polish and added to the printed and dry embossed back ground I printed a little tag and hand stamped the sentiment. Here are the Gecko Gal  Images  I used: Halloween paper pack Frightfully Delightful Icons Thank you for stopping by!  Ginny M