June Pals Blog Hop: All That’s New!

Thank you for joining us for the June Pals Blog Hop and our kickoff to the new catalog! Are you ready to see wonderful creations featuring new products from the 2013-14 Stampin’ Up! catalog? Get ready to update your wishlist!

You should have just left stop number 3 on the Pals Hop – Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works.  If so, you are in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

Wooooo whooooo… my second  “deployed” blog hop.  I’m in awe that I’m still hanging on.  The long hours, late calls, and sometimes sleepless nights are all worth it!  I’ve been on three deployments and this one is different.  Why is it different?  Because although I’m far away from home, at the end of the day… I get to stamp and Stampin’ Up! makes it possible!

When I sit in my tiny room to make a few cards, I think about the 6,762 miles my cards will travel to get to their final destination in the United States.  WoW!  Can you imagine the adventure!?

So, if you’re a subscriber to my blog and you listed your mailing address… know that before I go home you will receive a card from me.  I am living proof that you can take Stampin’ Up! anywhere in the world!

I used the new Framelits – Oval Collection (129381) to make the base of the card.  These framelits are awesome and I love them!  I can’t wait to get the circles and square one’s in the mail.  Unfortunately, it takes two weeks for my mail to arrive, but I will wait patiently.

Supplies Used from New 2013/14 Catalog:
Wildflower Meadow Clear Stamp Set (129168)
Hostess Express Yourself Clear Stamp Set (130339)
Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper (129310)

The next stop is Lynn Hoyt at cattaildesigns, stop number 5 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!

Thank you for visting!

Please feel free to leave a comment below.  Comments keep us going and we truly appreciate them.

About Maggie

I'm a Graphic Art Designer and Greeting Card Maker. It's a form of therapy and I love what I do, so I never have to work a day in my life. It's my win-win situation after a 25-year Air Force career as a hospital administrator.


  1. LOVE these cards! Shaping them with the framelits is something you’re going to have me doing soon. And I really love the bits and pieces of that stamp used the way you have. SO glad you’re getting to stamp over there!

  2. Maggie, we are so thankful for you being there on our behalf! And I can’t believe how you can still make cards and do the blog hop and everything, even from so far away! LOVE the oval framelit base, such a great idea. I’ll be copying it pretty soon, girl! Thank you!

  3. Wow!! What a fabulous card!! Stunning!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

  4. These are such cheerful cards, they just make me smile. I know that you are sharing what you love with all your fellow soldiers and making them smile, too! Stay safe!!

  5. very cute, love the mix of colors!
    hugs, m

  6. What delightful cards! I love that you can serve our country and still have the ability to stamp and hop along with us…technology is a wonder!! Be safe!

  7. Wonderful cards, Maggie!

  8. Beautiful card Maggie! Love the colors & the style. Thank you for your service. Stay safe!

  9. Wow! First of all, thank you for your service to our country. I love your card. It’s so summery and cheerful. I’m so glad that you get to stamp while you are deployed. That’s dedication to the craft we all love. May God bless you and get you home to your son safely.

  10. Maggie, it’s so awesome that you are still joining in and stamping.
    I love how you used just that part of the Meadow Flower stamp.

  11. Very pretty cards, Maggie! They are so cheerful and summery!

  12. Maggie, Your cards are fabulous. I love that Gingham Garden. You surely did it justice and more. The splash of color on the sentiment really makes if pop along with the pearl on the flower and the dark blue around the oval center. Absolutely perfect. Thank you for sharing and for being you!

  13. You are an inspiration on so many levels girl!
    Your cards are sweet and summery!

  14. Maggie, what a beautiful choice..the stamp and DSP. Love the oval card. So pretty and clever.

  15. Well done, Maggie! So cheerful and fun.

  16. Great post Maggie! It’s unbelievable that you’re worlds away and seem so close. Great projects…. stay safe!

  17. A great combination, Maggie! Love the inspiration!

  18. Beautiful job Maggie. And want to say thank you for your service. My husband is a Vietnam Vet. I follow your post everyday.

  19. Love this on the Oval Framelits, it’s adorable!

  20. Awesome job!! And thanks for your service!!

  21. Maggie, first of all…Thank You for your service. My son and new wife were both deployed in the Navy and I am now the happy new grammie from their last deployment LOL. (No stampin’ for them LOL) Son is still “in” daughter in-law is out of the navy. Be safe and glad you have found some normal in stampin deployed.

  22. Love the snipped use of the Meadow Flower. The entire stamp (used as a whole) can be limiting. You found a great way to use it! Best to you, Maggie!

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