Dance Like Nobody is Watching

This stamp set is called Beautiful You and it gives a whole new meaning to the saying, “Dance like nobody is watching.”  This type of card is perfect for the person who is going through a tough time or they just need a little confirmation that everything is going to be ok.

The Details:

  • Not everything has to be centered.  When I first started card making my cards, I used to think that everything had to be centered.  How wrong I was back then.  Aligning the cardstock, the designer series paper or anything else isn’t always needed, but easy to put together.  

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Stamp Ink Paper: Case the Designer


IMG_0563Today’s card is especially special and a causes a littler nervousness because for the first time you get to decide which team member’s card you want to use as to enter today’s card challenge. When stamping it together I wondered would mine even be somebody’s choice. LOL  But as a card-maker I know that we make our cards for the love of the craft and not to mention the therapy is gives me.Stamp Ink Paper Challenge

To check out what other designs my team members came up with check them out here.

Remarkable You


The Details:

  • Easy Layout.  Stamped the leaves and flower on the matted whisper white piece with the same color matted for the sentiment. Although the flower is just as beautiful without color, the added color makes it more bright against the white background and uncolored leaves.
  • Embellished with Basic Peals and Sequin. The tiny pearls resemble the seeds that often fall from with the flower as it blooms and causes sneezing to those with seasonal allergies (LOL).  But do we care? We sure don’t because these flowers are stamped and are no cause for alarm…HA!

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Remarkable You

Me & You with PPA Sketch #296

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I’m bit old-fashion and I love making cards that show others how you feel about them.  It’s the perfect to bring Maya Angelou’s famous quote to life…”I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  I miss her words of wisdom so very much.

PPA 296

If you haven’t noticed by now, this year the design Pals Paper Arts Design Team members created their own sketches to highlight their own talent and showcase their designs.  Today’s card sketch is brought to you by the wonderfully talented Susan Itell.

Maggie Made Tips:

  • My Own Background. I wanted to stick to three colors (red, white, and black) and because Everyday Chick DSP didn’t have what I wanted…I made my own.  I used the dot arrow shape in the Perfect Pennants clear mount stamp set with Real Red Ink on Whisper White cardstock.  I love the versatility of our stamps.

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Perfect Pennants

Perfect Pennants Clear Mount Stamp Set


Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper


Know What I Love

Know What I love

Know what I love?  Besides stamping?  I love my life, I love my PALS, I love the fact that I love…LOL.  With that said, Know what I love?  I love that I belong to a Design Team that uplifts our creativity and pushes me to never stop learning my craft.


  • Stamping without color. No one ever said stamping had to have color and a simple outline with one color image is all that’s needed.  I’m a simple stamper and although I enjoy coloring, some images just look nice without it.  Do you have a preference?
  • Banner shape with circular edges.  To make th banner across the stamped circle I adhered the stamped banner on top of the image and ran it through the Big Shot at the same time with the circular framelits.  It’ll cut two pieces of cardstock without a hitch.  Have you ever tried it?


Show us what you can do with they sketch.  Do you enter any other sketch challenges to sharpen your creative skills?

In the Meadow

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Wood, Cork, Felt…What Will It Be?

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Today’s card is for the Stamp Ink Paper challenge and made with a very special friend in mind.  It’s not your typical condolence card, but it was the only way I could express seeding the biggest tightest hug to a very good friend who had a loss in her family.  We all hate making these types of card, but they are very necessary to show that we love and care for people in our lives.

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I choose wood for the background of my card because it was the only stamp that I had and I love natural hard wood finish. 


  • Be Different, It’s Your Card.  Everyone has different styles and different taste…let go the norm and be different.  I figured that Sympathy cards don’t always have to have flowers or dark dreary colors.  It’s the reason why I simply sent a big bear hug.  A handmade card always carries a special value because a moment in time was carved out specifically for the receiver of the card.  Time is valuable and it 

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Product Used to Make Card:

Hardwood Clear Stamp SetBear Hugs 140823G Bitty Banners 129267G Tuxedo Black 132708G Soft Suede 126978G Old Olive 126953G Tip Top Taupe 138325GCrumb Cake Card Stock 120953 Whisper White CS 100730G Basic Black 121045G

World Tour with Pals Paper Arts 288

World Tour

Happy Thursday everyone and welcome to another Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge.  This week I’ve been thanking my lucky stars for so many things in my life and the first one starts with this very blog I’m blessed with.  Second are my blog followers, you are the stars in my sky.


Maggie Made Tips:

  • Unintentional border:  The world has no borders, but I made an unintentional one with the oversized Circle framelits.  If you don’t like to fussy-cut, like me, the framelits and/or punches can make a “just the right size” border for your image.  It may not work with every stamp, but the rounds and squares are perfect!

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Card Recipe for PPA 288 Stars

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Sending Love

This card has been the #1 most viewed and re-made around the world.  It makes me happy each time I see it and I share it with you on Valentine’s Day.  May your day be filled with Love, Hope, and Peace…not just today, but always.  If you want to see the original post from 2013, you can see it here.



Ready to Be Mine?

Valentine's Day

WoW, my favorite two weeks of the year are here and I’m loving every moment of it.  Everything kicks off with a Christmas Eve dinner party.  My hubby, the Chef prepares the traditional King Crab Leg along with so much more as family & friends come over to feast with us.  I’ll be checking out this week’s  Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge after dinner.

Yes, it’s Christmas Eve and us, Greeting Card makers are already focused on Valentine’s Day!  You’re eyes are going to pop out of their sockets when you lay eyes on all the gorgeous Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs.  if you don’t have a current demonstrator and would like free catalogs…

PPA 281 Dec 24Today’s card has some new exciting (really can’t wait to show you more) product from the Occasions Catalog.  I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited about an Occasions catalog until I laid my eyes on it and ended up with pretty much half the catalog in my craft room (LOL).

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We Make a Great Pear

Awesome Pear

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Awesome Pear


  • Custom Sentiment.  When the sentiment you want on your card isn’t available, don’t even worry about it…make it yourself.  That’s exactly what I did with mine.  Find a font that you like, put a sheet of whisper white card stock in your printer and boo-ya, problem solved.

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Love You with Pals Paper Arts

Love You

Growing up my mom used to say to me, “El corazon no manda.”  Meaning, the heart doesn’t tell us what to do.  I never knew what she meant by it until I fell in love.  I also used to hear people say, “Love is blind.”  I never knew what that meant either. LOL…until you guessed it, until I fell in love.  This card is dedicated to my mom who taught us that Love is universal and our hearts is what we love with.  Love you mom.

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I’ve been truly challenged to the limit with card challenges and I must let you know that I’m officially obsessed with card challenges.  I would love for you to be crazy about it too…LOL.  You don’t have a blog?  You don’t need to.  you can use Pinterest and a few weeks ago I made a video that shows you how to post a challenge though Pinterest.  Check it out here.


  • White Space.  There’s absolutely nothing wrong with it.  Especially if your goal is to showcase one thing.  My showcase is simply the word LOVE.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Of all days in the month, today is my monthly two posts  in one day.

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Pals Blog Hop: New Hues Review

6a017ee666297a970d01b7c7aae158970b-800wiWelcome to the Pals Blog Hop for July.  This month we are excited to show off the new 2015 – 2017 Stampin’ Up! In Colors, namely, Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder. The In Color products include card stock, designer series paper, ribbon and other embellishments.  We hope you find great inspiration from the projects.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events, number 18 on the Pals Hop.  If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.

Butterfly in Flight

Todays card shows you my two favorite In-Colors, Delightful Dijon and Watermelon Wonder.  My blog logo is a butterfly and it’s the only reason I used the Butterfly framelit with Delightful Dijon card stock….my two favorite things.  The sentiment came from Watercolor Wings Stamp Set and it’s another favorite of mine too.  I chose this sentiment because yesterday my husband had surgery on his skull and as I sat in the waiting room I began to think about all the little things he does for me.  He brings me Twinkie’s when he goes grocery shopping and he brings me snacks and drinks when I’m in my craft room.  It’s the little moments like those that matter  a lot to me.  Hence, the reason I used this sentiment!  In case you’re wondering, his surgery was a success.

The next stop is the fabulously one and only Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty, number 20 on the Pals Blog Hop!  Thanks for visiting; I hope to see you on next month’s Pals Hop!

Blog Hop Line-up:

  1. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  2. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  3. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  4. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  5. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  6. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  7. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  8. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  9. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  10. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  11. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  12. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  13. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  14. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  15. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  16. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  17. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  18. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  19. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards <— You Are Here
  20. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  21. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  22. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  23. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping With Avery’s Owlery
  24. Kimberly Sparks at Stampin’ Daisy
  25. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  26. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  27. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie

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