March Pals Blog Hop: Get Ready for Spring

Thank you for joining us for the March Pals Blog Hop! Today the Stampin’ Pretty Pals are excited to share new ideas and projects to get you ready for spring.

You should have just left the sizzling hot stop number 12 on the Pals Hop – Brian King at Stamp with Brian.  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.

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I currently live in a Golden State and I have also lived in the Beehive State, the Old Line State, and the Garden State.  My favorite visits have been to the Aloha State and the Sunshine State.  My card reminds me of the rich colors of those states and the memories made living in each one.  May you have a bloomin’ marvelous day in which ever state you live. 

If you are wondering how banners are made, don’t worry you do not need a special tool to make them.  Cut out strips of paper measuring at your desired length.  Then simply snip the ends in a “V”.  You can mark them with a pencil on the side that will not show.  Yes, it’s that easy.

Interested in receiving this blog candy below?  I am giving away to a lucky winner the Petite Curly Label Punch and the Pretty Petites Stamp Set that can only be awarded from Stampin’ Up! after a $100 order during Sale-a-Bration.  How generous is that???

To enter to win simply click on the egg below and leave a comment by 6 PM CST on Thursday, March 14.  One recipient will be chosen at random from the comments received and the runner up will receive the card.  The blog candy recipients will be announced on Friday and the winners will need to email me their mailing address within 24 hours.  Good luck everyone! =)

Blog Candy

The next stop is Jennifer Takacs at Stamped in Full , stop number 14 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!

  1. Dawn Tidd at tiddbitsfromdawn
  2. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  3. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  4. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works 
  5. Debbie Mageed at Scrappin’ & Stampin’
  6. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  7. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  8. Ann Schach at The Stampin’ Schach
  9. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  10. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  11. Kerry Willard Bray at stampgoodness
  12. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  13. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards <== YOU ARE HERE
  14. Jennifer Takacs at Stamped in Full 
  15. Carmen Sublasky at The Creative Stamptuary
  16. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  17. Linda Callahan at Stampin’ Seasons 
  18. Kim Czenszak at LiveLoveStamp
  19. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  20. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin’ Affair
  21. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  22. Ginger Toivonen at gingerstamps.com
  23. Amy Williams at Stampin’ on the Range
  24. Shannon Jaramillo at ezpeasycards
  25. Amy L. Lazzell at Just A Thought…Cards by Amy
  26. Penny Nichols at Sierra Stampin!
  27. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  28. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards.com
  29. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!

Thank you for visiting.


Pals March 2012 Blog Hop

You Did It!

Spring has sprung and it’s time for Pals Blog Hop!  Today the Stampin’ Pretty Pals are sharing some fabulous Spring themed cards and projects that we think you’ll enjoy!  You’ve probably hopped over from the wonderfully talented Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki’s Creative Corner, I’m stop number 16 on the Pals Hop and I’m glad you hopped in!  I’ll help you “hop along” from blog to blog where you’ll find great ideas for spring themed paper projects from the Stampin’ Pretty Pals! should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you’ll be back on track.

On Sunday afternoon, as the plane I was on prepared to land all I could think about was my next card project.  I was away for three whole weeks and oh how I missed my craft room.   Being away for such a long time really does tend to freeze the little creative cells I have.  But that is what is so wonderful about Stampin’ Up!, I don’t have to be supremely talented to create beautiful cards.  Blog Hops are a perfect source of inspiration to your creative side… for you and for me.  =)

I will share my South Korean trip pictures with the MaggieMadeCards Blog subscribers via private post on March 14th.  If you’d like to see my adventures, simply subscribe to this blog.

Handmade Card Ingredients
Stamp Set:  Hostess, Up in the Air (Wood 124605; Clear 124607)
Paper:  Cheerful Treat (122381); Daffodil Delight (119683); Old Olive (100702); Tangerine Tango (111349)
Ink Pad:  Old Olive (102277); Pumpkin Pie (105216)
Bling:  Basic Pearls (119247)
Write Markers: Pumpkin Pie (105115); Pretty in Pink (100045); Wild Wasabi (120975)
Punches:  2 1/2 Circle (120906); Modern Label (119849); Word Window (119857)
Other Tool: Simply Scored Diagonal Scoring Plate (125586)

 Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from the awesomely creative Leslie Davis at Ellalicious Elements, stop number 17 on the Spring Pals Blog Hop!  Thanks for “hopping” by!

  1. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  2. Kim Luithle at Kim’s Stampin Stuff
  3. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  4. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  5. Sue Bendinsky at My Color Creations
  6. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin’ Affair!
  7. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  8. Marian Kay at All Aboard the Crafting Train
  9. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee
  10. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  11. Jennifer Takacs at My Stampin’ Blog
  12. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  13. Linda Fisher at Linda’s Stampin Loft
  14. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Scrap with Susan
  15. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki’s Creative Corner
  16. Maggie Mata at MaggieMadeCards
  17. Leslie Davis at Ellalicious Elements
  18. Leah O’Brien at Leah’s Stampin’ Corner
  19. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!
  20. Emily Steggell at Stamping With Emily
  21. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin’ Space
  22. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  23. Angie Blake at Angie’s Musings

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Pals February 2012 Blog Hop

It’s the occasion of the year as the Stampin’ Pretty Pals share some fabulous cards and projects featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Occasion Mini and Sale-A-Bration products on today’s Pals Blog Hop!

You’ve probably hopped over from Jennifer Takacs at My Stampin’ Blog, I’m stop number 14 on the Pals Hop and I’m glad you hopped in!  I’ll help you “hop along” from blog to blog where you’ll find great ideas for paper projects showcasing Stampin’ Up!’s Occasion Mini and Sale-A-Bration products from the Stampin’ Pretty Pals!  Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you’ll be back on track.

This is my one of a kind non-traditional Valentine’s Day Card.  It is the first time I’ve used the Labels Collection framelits and I absolutely love them!  You will definitely see more cards made with these in the very near future.  The stamps are from two separate sets both available now in the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  I love how Stampin’ Up! incorporated the bright bold colors of orange, baby blue, and red on one sheet of paper.  It opens up so many possibilities and allows individual creativity to shine through.

A quick hint to add a bit of dimension to any of your cards are to use Stampin’ Dimensionals to give your card a bit of a 3D effect.  I used them on the Everyday Enchantment DSP to add a slight raise to the Love stamped inside the framelit.  The gentle subtle pop of the paper allows the eyes to focus on the message of LOVE and doesn’t look flat against the Bashful Blue paper.

Please leave a comment when you get to stop #25 and give a shout out to the beautifully talented Pretty Pal, Nicole Watt at Impressions by Nicole for creating our blog hop badge and buttons!  She designed them using the Everyday Enchantments DSP from the SAB One Big Sale-A-Bration CD (127220).  If you haven’t done so already, make sure to download a free 30-day trial of My Digital Studio!

Card Ingredients Make This Cute LOVE Card:
Stamp Sets:  Sprinked Expressions (W125130; C125132)
Paper:  Everyday Enchantment (126154); Tangerine Tango (111349); Bashful Blue (105120)
Framelit: Labels Collection (125598)
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie (105216); Real Red (103133)
Punch:  Postage Stamp (122344)
Accessories:  Rhinestones (119246); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from the lovely and awesomely talented Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin’ Affair!, stop number 15 on the Occasions Mini & Sale-A-Bration Pals Blog Hop!  Thanks for “hopping” by!

 

 

 

 

LIST OF HOPPERS

  1. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin’ Space
  2. Leslie Davis at Ellalicious Elements
  3. Emily Steggell at Stamping With Emily
  4. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  5. Angela Richwine at Stampin’ Away with Angela
  6. Sue Bendinsky at My Color Creations
  7. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki’s Creative Corner
  8. Leah O’Brien at Leah’s Stampin’ Corner
  9. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  10. Mike Funke at Stampin-Style
  11. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!
  12. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee
  13. Jennifer Takacs at My Stampin’ Blog
  14. Maggie Mata at MaggieMadeCards
  15. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin’ Affair!
  16. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  17. Tricia Barber at My Stampin’ Blog
  18. Ann Schach at The Stampin’ Schach
  19. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  20. Kim Luithle at Kim’s Stampin Stuff
  21. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Scrap with Susan
  22. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  23. Christy Q at Schnauzer Crafts Creations
  24. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  25. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  26. Angie Blake at Angie’s Musings
  27. Linda Fisher at Linda’s Stampin Loft
  28. Sandie Conner at Pretty Provisions

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