Pals Blog Hop: Spring is Here

Welcome to the Pals March Blog Hop. This month we are excited to kick-off Spring with our creative projects. We hope you enjoy these creations and we hope Spring finds you soon!

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery, #28 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 of the amazing creations.

Spring Fence

My creation speaks Spring without a sentiment. I thought about it though… about a thousand times.  But in the end I left it off because the card itself is from a memory of Holland in 1990.

Spring Fence

When I first laid my eyes on the Blessed Easter stamp set, it took me way back to the time I spent in Europe.  I was a young girl exploring the world with the Air Force.  I had never seen such beauty in my life at that time.

To that memory I added the wooden fence I often see lining the homes of many homes during my travels all over the United States.  Growing up in Los Angeles, California… I had never seen wooden fences, only wire ones around the barrio where I grew up.

I made the fence from the Hardwood stamp and simply cut it in half and fussy cut each individual piece of wood.  Stampin’ Dimensionals give it a 3-D pop effect.  The silver mini brads complete the fence and finish off the look of nails.

Spring Fence

The next stop is Nicole Watt  at Pixel Maven’s Retreat, #30 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you next month.



  1. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  2. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  3. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
  4. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  5. Martie Pollard at Crafty Bandit
  6. Goldie Shaul at Punch and Stamp with Goldie
  7. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  8. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  9. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  10. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  11. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  12. Christine Winslow at Grandma’s Stamping Corner
  13. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  14. Michelle Quinno at Shell’s Life
  15. Linda Callahan at Stampin’ Seasons
  16. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  17. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon
  18. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  19. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  20. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  21. Colleen Mollema at Uncanny Crafting
  22. Amy Lazzell at Just A Thought…Cards by Amy
  23. Maria Flores at Maria’s Sandbox
  24. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  25. Christie Crosby at Stampin’ Creativity
  26. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  27. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  28. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
  29. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  30. Nicole Watt  at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  31. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine

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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. I simply love this! The fence idea is a fabulous on! I may have to try this out, it turned out so nicely! I am loving your work with the tulip stamps too!

  2. Wow!! I love what you did with the tulips and the background wood grain stamp!! Fabulous!!! Over the top cute!!!

  3. Can you say adorable!!! I am in love with this! Soooooo cute!!! Love the fence…and tulips…how can you go wrong! WOWZERS!!!

  4. This is a stunning design…and I don’t feel that we always must add a sentiment…the tulips and fabulous fence speak for themselves!

  5. WOW Maggie! This is fantastic!

  6. Christine Winslow

    Beautiful!!! The tulips, the fence everything about this is perfect!

  7. now there’s a yard I want to be in. pretty!
    paper hugs,

  8. Gorgeous card! I love the tulips tucked in there, they’re my favorite!

  9. Phenomenal card Maggie. Love how the leaves peek in and out of the fence! Great job and thanks for sharing!

  10. What a creative use of the hardwood stamp! You may be pushing over the fence to finally get this stamp!

  11. Yo, Maggie! This would make a wonderful Home Decor item. I LOVE the tulips, the fence, the colors, the texture… can you tell I really like your card?? It has already been pinned!!

  12. What a darling card Maggie! It is everything I think of when I think Spring!

  13. Love the tulips on the fence! And the brads are perfect! Great card!

  14. I love your card Maggie – everything came together so well!

  15. Oh Maggie, this is just beautiful..I love tulips…thanks so much for sharing and I hope you are enjoying your time at home.

  16. Hey, BFF! Your card just oozes Spring! It was absolutely gorgeous!!

  17. Oooh, your card is gorgeous! Love the fence!!

  18. Very creative use of the Hardwood stamp to construct a fence! You rock!

  19. OOOOH!!!! I just love how you made that fence and what you did with the tulips!! So pretty Maggie! I knew I wanted those stamp sets for a reason.

  20. ooooh….makes me want to reach over fence and be naughty by picking a flower or two…

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