Sunday, January 8, 2012

Introducing 2012 My Thoughts Exactly and Giveaway

Hi Everyone! All week we have been introducing the new 2012 My Thoughts Exactly Design Team and today is my day to say HI!  I was asked what my favorite MTE set is and I wrote down Sweet Thoughts! Sweet Thoughts IS my favorite of ALL TIME, but Many Thanks is too now! I really don't know how I lived without both of these sets! I have so many ideas twirling around in my head with the Many Thanks set and so little time! The Many Thanks set is fabulous by itself. But if you are like me and have other Thank You sets it is also a perfect addition to any other thank you set you might have! That is what makes it THE BEST Thank You set EVER!  It really has endless possibilities! You can add the 2nd half of the phrases to any Thank You you have or even make something like I did with this one!

When I think of Thank You cards I think of very clean and simple....and especially easy to mail! So I had a hard time with my Thank You cards for Christmas this year because I wanted them to be easy to mail, but also special.....hmmmmmmm???  I got this idea when I went to a local stamp store a couple weeks ago! Here is what I came up with.

Ultra clean and simple outside, but wait something is hiding.....
The Chandelier is not MTE it is from a set I got when I signed up with A Muse Studio.

Waaaaaiiiiit for it.........

Waaaaaiiiiit for it.........

It's a pop up!

Isn't that FUN? I am so in love with this technique! I have a bunch more ideas
too that will be coming soon!

It reads "MERCI for your thoughtful gift" Don't you love that little My Thoughts Exactly touch? Totally a FAVE now!!! I love the font it's so CUTE!!!

I added Crystal Stickles to the top to give it a pop! Not sure if you can see it in the picture? IRL it is so pretty.

Hope you like it as much as I do!

Next I want to introduce you to the
 2012 My Thoughts Exactly Design Team

New Design Team Members
Ashley- USA
Benedicte -France


The Returning Design Team

Bee (B...elinda)


Lenae -(me)

You may be noticing that Thienly is not listed? Thienly has decided to keep her options open for now. I know we will ALL miss our Thienly! I am a huge fan of hers!
It was such a pleasure to work with her this last season and I wish her all the best!
Thank you everyone for your encouragement and support! I couldn't do this without all of you! And I can't wait to see what my Co Team Members create this season!

My Thoughts Exactly has generously donated one of my favorite stamp sets, SWEET THOUGHTS, for me to give away to one lucky follower! All you need to do is leave a comment here from now until January 13. I will randomly draw one name and announce the winner here on Sat. January 14th.

Free SVG Gift
Before I say goodbye to you today, here is my little gift to you for just being you! Free SVG file Merci Download! Hope you enjoy!

If I can inspire just one person today I have done my job!
XOXO SugarGem


  1. such a cute card, love the merci presentation!

  2. I love how simple the card is and then you open and WOW! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  3. I love it!!! You don't expect the pop out at all, but it makes it so much more fun! Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win such an awesome set! Can't wait to see more of your work this term!
    lisascreativeniche at

  4. What a fun card!! Love the pop-up!! Neat idea!!

  5. Grest card. clean and simple w/ a twist!
    new follower thanks
    mbchoj at aol dot com

  6. Beautiful card Lenae,the front of the card is so elegant and the stickles just finish it perfectly...then pop looove the inside,great idea!

  7. Shut the front door! This is amazing! You always come up with something crazy awesome :)

  8. Oh my goodness!!! This is a gorgeous card!! I love the inside!! =)

  9. Loving the color combo on this card, so fresh and clean!

  10. That is just the cutest card!!!! I love it!!! Thanks for some awesome inspiration!!

  11. So awesome! I love the surprise, and the suspense you built up to it in your post :)

  12. Gorgeous card! Love that color.... And thanks for the opportunity to win!

  13. Super cute! You are starting 2012 out right & I can't wait to see all your awesome creations in 2012 :)

  14. What a surprise when you opened the card!!! Loved it ! Thank you for the svg file!!

  15. Oh I love this!! How could I not though, you used a french word!! :-P <3

  16. thank you for the download x luv your idea for pop out card!so pretty luv the words u used too.

  17. I love the idea of the pop-up MERCI! And the colors are really simple and soft for the eye.

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  18. wow, what a cool card is that

  19. Thanks for the chance at a giveaway and I just love your chandelier.
    Loving Scrapper 101

  20. Marg you can download inkscape for free. Import my svg's and print out. Then handcut. You would probably have to resize the file after importing.

  21. Your card is fantastic. Wow!!

    Donna C.

  22. Cool card. I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing it with us.


  23. **new follower** Woohoo!
    Love that card--I really need to experiment with pop up stuff more often!

  24. Your card is awesome love that front and the pop up!