Pals Blog Hop: Our Favorite Holiday

Welcome to the Pals September 2018 Blog Hop. The 2018 Holiday Catalog from Stampin’ Up! Is out and the Pals are excited! Sit back while we share creations from “Our Favorite Holiday”.

You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

My favorite time of year is Christmas hands-down!  I’m also a less is more type of person.  Let me explain my card today.  I have let my PTSD get the best of me for almost two years now.  I stopped making as many cards as I had in the past and have had many false starts.  I tell myself “Go make a card now!” But my creativity or desire just wasn’t there.  A few months ago, I received a gift, the gift of a rescue puppy.  She has brought me so much joy and I’m getting back into my card-making.  It’s the reason why I used the puppy from the Ready for Christmas stamp set.  It’s simply adorable.

I didn’t have any of our wonderful Designer Series Paper and my card is proof that you too can create any background with pieces of card-stock. 

Now it’s time to use the Blog Hop Line-up below to see what the rest of my Pals have created to inspire you.. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 10, 2018, for the next Pals Blog Hop. October is time for some wicked fun with “Wicked Folds” where the Pals will show you creations that are anything but a standard card fold. Don’t miss the fun.

Blog Hop  Line-up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  3. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  4. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  5. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  6. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  7. Terri George at StampMeCrafty
  8. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  9. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  10. Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio
  11. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  12. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  13. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  15. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  16. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  17. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  18. Rachael at Shedeed
  19. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards <— You are here.
  20. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  21. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  22. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  23. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  24. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
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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 love how you created the background and the simplicity of the card. Very sweet!

  2. This is so cute Maggie. I love that you created this whimsical card without the use of DSP. And the little dog…. what a cutie. Enjoy your new rescue.

  3. This card is just “dog gone” cute! Love how you created the background. Great idea! Glad to have you back creating, Fur babies bring joy and unconditional love. And they can help remind us to enjoy the little things. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Maggie, you may not have had “DSP” but your usage of cardstock was brilliant. I also pulled away from cardmaking for awhile but am enjoying the re acquaintance. And fur babies are the best! Enjoy your puppy!!

  5. Such a fun card – I love the Christmas ‘mood’ it put me into == instantly!

  6. Love the little dog… he just warms my heart. And like my pups, after the cookies!

  7. Jennifer Michalski

    Maggie, my friend, this is such a super cute card! I love that you used the traditional red and green with the doggy 🙂 Enjoy that wonderful rescue pup and maybe give him a Christmas cookie or two. Thanks for sharing.

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