It’s Pretty Good to Receive, Too!


I have to share a card with you that I received from my customer and friend, Malou Cartwright.  I mentioned Malou a couple of weeks ago… she’s the one who’s been stamping since 1994.  I met Malou through this blog, and she was my very first online customer.  She’s been such a tremendous support and a compassionate friend.

She sent me this Christmas card that I just can’t stop ooohhhing and ahhhhing over.  Please don’t leave today without leaving a note in the comments for Malou!

I love every single thing about this card.  The layout is fabulous, the texture, the colors, the stamp set and awesome coloring and details.  Wow!

Doesn’t the old adage say that it’s better to give than to receive?  Well, here’s the exception to the rule… it’s pretty nice to receive a handmade card!  Malou told me that her co-workers decorate their cubicles every Christmas with the cards she’s made them over the years, therefore, guilting her into making them another one every year!  LOL!  That’s funny!

Here are some more closeups of the details of Malou’s awesome talent:





Am I the luckiest Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, or what?!  If Malou ever gives a class, I want to be the first to sign up!  Malou is not a demonstrator and she doesn’t have a blog, so if you love her creation as much as I do, give her a ‘shout out’ and leave her a message below.

Thank you so much, Malou, for being such a valued friend and customer.  I am so blessed to have met you!

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  1. Maggie Mata

    I just LOVE LOVE LOVE her coloring technique! I don’t know how to color and this is awesome. <3

  2. Terri

    Oh my goodness! No wonder her co-workers “guilt her” into making another card each year–this is wonderful! Such detail, such execution! So festive and fun!

  3. Trish

    Beautiful. I especially like how she zeroed in on part of an image for a more intense effect. Malou, you need a blog. EVEN if you don’t want the pressure of posting every day, it would be a wonderful forum for your work and inspire the rest of us. Had you considered being a demo? Customers would love to craft with you. You COULD do it. AND you could get a discount on supplies for all of your wonderful creations. You go girl!

  4. karen hamilton

    Yes you’re right !! She’s also chosen a few of my favorite stamps. I’ve been away for awhile but I hope all is well. A very happy holiday to you and yours Cindy! –Karen

  5. Christy Q

    What a great card from Malou, Cindy! Such great texture and colors. Love that Malou’s colleagues decorate using her cards – what a great tribute and honor!

  6. Sheila

    Malou has done a great job! Love the colors and detail in the coloring. Someone says she needs a blog….they are correct! Cindy, you are so special to have received this card from Malou! Have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday season with family and friends!

  7. Sarah

    I agree, Cindy – I love everything about it! Thanks for sharing!!

  8. Cindy Henry

    Malou’s card would make a great decoration, no wonder her co-workers use her cards to decorate their cubicles !! Thanks for sharing your friend’s card.
    Merry Christmas,
    Cindy H

  9. Karen Gilbert

    Malou’s card is fabulous and the colouring is superb. Thank you so much for sharing this creation with all of us. Merry Christmas Cindy and have a wonderful time with family and friends.

  10. Julia

    The detail is amazing. I just started stamping in August and did my own Christmas cards this year. I now know how much time and attention went into these cards! I am humbled by her dedication to her craft…

  11. wendy

    I like it…. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Pat

    I love the texture and the sparkly snowflakes on this great card!

  13. Ruthie

    Love the card and how you used ythe Lineup stamp set! Love all the colors and glitter….
    Have a wonderful Christmas!

  14. Kandis

    Beautiful card. I love the detailed coloring and the added touch of dazzle in all the right places. Have a blessed holiday season!

  15. Kathy Thompson

    What a nice card. I love all the colors and texture. I love the snowflakes and the glitter on the one and on the brad. You are truly blest to have a wonderful friend who makes you and her friends beautiful cards. It really makes you feel good to know that people appreciate the cards you make. Thanks for sharing. Malou you are very talented.

  16. Karen

    This is a happy card! It just makes you want to smile and wish the world, “Merry Christmas!” Thanks for sharing such a beautiful, detailed card. Malou, you are very talented and it is great that your friends appreciate your efforts. I’m sure you did not disappoint them!

  17. Donna

    Beautiful card! Malou needs a blog!

  18. Katy McGloin

    A gorgeous card! The coloring is fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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