Pals Blog Hop: Spring has Sprung

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for March 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring Spring and Spring related projects. We hope 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.


To make my card for the hop, I broke out with some stamp sets that had a thick layer of dust on them (LOL).  No, seriously I can’t remember when the last time I used them.  Wait, I remember now, I used them this week to make my blog hop card.

Happy Easter

I haven’t used the Flower Shop stamp set or the Pansy Punch in quite a while and since the Spring reminds me of so many pretty flowers (along with my horrible allergies) I thought it would make the perfect Spring/Easter card.  Teeny Tiny Wishes has been my go-to sentiment since I became a demonstrator almost five years ago.  The Pansy’s were stamped on the free with purchase Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack.  It’s what gives it the shadow that comes through the paper.  I also punched the matching cardstock and layered it underneath the vellum to prevent the images from being washed out with the whisper white.  The card looked a little plain when I finished it, so I added some sequin from the 2013-2015 In-Color Assortment that is still available in the Clearance Rack…lucky you.  For a couple bucks, I’d grab a few because they’ll definitely last a very long time.  Come back in a couple days because I’ll be giving away TWO packs of the Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stacks as blog candy.

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 Final Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Nicole Everitt at Stamp Scrap Love
  3. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  4. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards <—You Are Here
  5. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  6. Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin’
  7. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  8. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  9. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  10. Debbie Crowley at Expressively Deb…
  11. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  12. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  13. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  14. Natalie Bradley at
  15. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  16. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  17. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  18. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  19. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  21. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
  22. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  23. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  24. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations

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St. Patty’s Flowers

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St. Patrick's Day

I normally don’t make St. Patrick’s Day cards, but when I do…I make sure there’s some pink on them (LOL). Thank goodness I have Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set because it comes with the perfect St. Patty’s day sentiment!

St. Patrick's Day

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  • Add Color: Did you noticed the splash of extra color?  Go on and spice up a card with a vibrant color to give it an interesting pop. There’s already a variety of green shades to convey the sentiment, but adding one contrasting color will make the focal point stand out even more.
  • Subtle Balance: I added three sequen on the upper right side of the card to give the card a good eye-pleasing balance.

Elite Newsletter: Last post I announced that ALL my past customers are already a part of my Elite Newsletter and you will ALWAYS receive a FREE gift from me with a monthly qualifying purchase. In ten days you know you’re an Elite Member because you will receive a Maggie Made Newsletter in your mailbox and the free gift for the month will be announced at that time.

How do you become a member? You have until February 28th to place a minimum $75 on-line purchase (before tax & shipping) through my on-line store. You will automatically receive a surprise gift from our current annual catalog. If you’ve already placed an order you will receive your gift by mid-March.

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Field Flowers and So Much More

There are great things going on right now… I am overwhelmed… in a very good way!  Many Airmen will find out if they will be promoting in the morning… in fact, by the time you read this, many of them will be celebrating – and I along with them!

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The best thing going on, however, is the Big Shot give-a-way from me.  Place a Stampin’ Up! on-line order thru ME of $35 or more (before shipping & tax) between now and Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Noon, Pacific Time, and you will be entered into a drawing for a brand new Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.

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Now on to the card.  The sketch is brought to you by Clean & Simple Stamping – Fall To Layout 251.  It’s a cute sketch and since I’m on a roll right now with challenges… I knew I just had to try it!

I’m still not sold on my color choice, but it’s still pleasing to the eyes… what do you think?  Is the color combo okay for your dreamy eyes?  LoL.

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Stampin’ Up! Products Used

Field Flowers Clear Stamp Set
Soho Subway Designer Series Paper
Crisp Cantaloupe Card Stock
Sahara Sand Card Stock
Cajun Craze Stampin’ Pad
Adorning Accents Edgelits
Pansy Punch

If you’re reading this, you’re the BEST visitor in the whole wide world… LoL.  Thank you so much for spending at least 5 minutes with me today.  Have a beautiful day and may you be abundantly blessed!