Pals Blog Hop: Families First

Welcome to the Pals April  2018 Blog Hop. Join us while we put “Families First” in our hop this month. The Stampin’ Pretty Pals will inspire you with family related projects like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Graduation or Family Vacations. You may be just starting or hopped over from another Pal. In either case, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

I don’t know about you, but if you use Stampin’ Up! products you already know that they color match everything for you.  You can get as fancy as you’d like and learn as you go along.  I prefer simple and this card be sent to a special momma after the birth of her baby girl.

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 when we all “Step It Up with Textures or Techniques”. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We really like that.

Blog Hop  Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  3. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  4. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  5. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  6. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  7. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  8. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  9. Nina King at Ink Paper Sequins
  10. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  12. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  13. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  14. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin
  15. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  16. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards <– You are here.
  17. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping

Hop On!

It’s a Baby with Pals Paper Arts #261


Good day New York, how I’ve missed you!  I’m writing you live from the Big Apple!  Well, actually I’m in Staten Island with my brother from another Mother Justin Krieger (  I came all the way out here to participate in special training from the man himself….and from Michael Trent (, the Crazy American artist living in the countryside of Sao Paulo, Brasil.  He’s in New York teaching and I had to get some “training time’ in with two of my all time favorite artists.  I’m going places my friends and then I’m going to bring their fabulous training back to my local friends.

First stop is Scrap-A-Latte, where Michael is teaching his famously most cutest Baby Book.  I can’t wait to put this album together and show it off to you tomorrow.  Oh my gosh, I’m so excited I can’t sleep!

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The Pals Paper Arts #261 sketch challenge couldn’t have had better timing!  A baby card to go with the book that I’ll show y’all tomorrow.  I loved this sketch because it challenged me to come up with something original that I had never tried before and I love new exciting challenges.  So folks, I’d love for you to try this at home…make something different with this awesome sketch by Nicole Watts.
New YorkI had just arrived and my two best buddies greeted me with open arms at Scrap-A-Latte. Michael Trent, me (duh), and my BFF Justin Krieger.

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Maggie Made Tips:

  • Shaker Card: My very first shaker card…only took four takes (LOL).  All I’m going to say is I’M HOOKED and practice is going to make perfect.  When learning something new and you become a little frustrated, all I can say is NEVER give up!

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Personalized Baby’s Welcome

Baby Welcome

As a part of my home-based business, I branched out into the custom-made market after the urging of my BFF, Pam.  Although I initially resisted, I’m comforted in knowing that when I make such wonderful personalized cards my customer is elated.

Baby Welcome

The main requirement for this card was to incorporate the baby’s name into the sentiment.  Although Stampin’ Up! retired their My Digital Studio software for personal designing cards, I now use My Memories Suite, which is almost the same thing, but with a bit more functions.

Baby Welcome

What makes my custom orders different?  a) they’re affordableb) no minimum order require, and c)  if you don’t like it, you don’t buy it!  Basic card size is A2 (measures  4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) and start at $5 and up depending on embellishments.

June On-Line Orders.  Receive a sample (one of each) Expressions Natural Elements when you place an order via my on-line store and use Host Code: 7XAYE9K4

No Contact – What it really means.  When you select “No Contact” when you place your on-line order it literally means, “Don’t tell Maggie I placed an order.”  I will not be told who  you are and can’t send you the free product samples.  I would love for you to instead check-mark, “YES, allow my demonstrator to contact me with order updates and other important information.”  Please know that I will never send you junk mail. I want to show you how much I truly appreciate your business.

Pick ANY two stamps…ANY Price.  I welcome Hobby crafters/stampers who want to simply receive some great quality product at a discount or just want to take advantage of this month’s FREE stamp offer!  Click here to read the details.Blog Signature
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