Pals Blog Hop: Families First

Welcome to the Families First Pals Blog Hop for April 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes. This month we are featuring projects that are all about our families. This is a great time of year to think about what to make for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or upcoming graduations. And, family vacations are just around the corner… how would you want to remember those special family moments? We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations. You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below. The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

A family begins with love and that is what my project is about, a Bride-t0-Be frame for a special lady who got engaged a few days ago.  This lovely gift/project is so easy to make too! Literally, you just stamp, run through Big Shot, stamp and adhere to the designer series paper and boom…all done!  It’s cute and oh so adorable, I know any bride-to-be would love this.  I added tiny butterflies from the Perpetual Birthday Stamp set because my friend loves butterflies and they added a little personalization.

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  3. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  4. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  5. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  6. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  7. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  8. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  10. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  11. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  12. Susan Itell at
  13. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  14. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  15. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  16. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  17. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  18. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  19. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme by Becky Retzer
  20. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  21. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  22. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  23. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  24. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  25. Shawn de Oliveira at
  26. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  27. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  28. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  29. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  30. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards <— You Are Here
Items in Red are only available whiles supplies last.  You can view the entire list of retiring product here.

Fab Friday 19 with Love in a Field of Flowers

Card Sketch Brought to You By: Fab Friday 19

This week I have been reflecting about what this blog is all about.  Is it about my stories, my cards, or both?  I often wonder what makes this blog better than any of the others?  I know that for me, I enjoy reading other blogs not just for the beautiful cards they make that give me inspiration, but for the personal stories they share.  So if you are here just to look at the cards… enjoy them, I make them for you.

For those of you who like the cards, but are also interested in my stories… enjoy them, I write for you too!

On the other hand, do I want to have you join my Circle of Pals?  ABSOLUTELY!  But mostly, I want you to pick up a hobby, any hobby.  Did you know that people who have hobbies, live a happier less stressful life?

I know I am Livin’ the Dream… I am doing two of the BEST things I love “with love“.  What are they?  Keep reading…

With Love 2

First Thing I Love

Serve my country…. for you and for my son.  May you always know freedom.
I miss you with all my heart Avery.  I will be home soon.

Second Thing I Love

Making Stampin’ Up! Greeting Cards.  May they bring joy to those I give them to.

Will you make one with me?

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Until the Next Post…

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