Sunday, September 24, 2017

Hostess gifts!

Today - I'm just sharing some of the Hostess gifts that I have given out in the past months.  These will be for this round of hostesses in my clubs, and when we start the next round the gift will change :)
Outside of Flo's hostess gift
and the inside of Flo's hostess gift
Outside of Cathy S's hostess gift
Inside of Cathy S's hostess gift
Outside of Nancy's Hostess gift
Outside of Kathy C's hostess gift
Outside of Lori's Hostess gift
I really love making these sets using the SU Clear-Mount stamp cases.  A notepad, pen and pocket all fit nicely inside, and you can just toss them in your purse to go where you go.  So convenient!  I'll be back soon with more stamping fun!  ~Maureen
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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Stampin Friends September Blog Hop - It's Fall Y'all!!!

 
LOVE FALL!!! That's all I have to say about that!  Well, not really - I love the feel, the weather, the colors - the wonderful change from heat to cool!  So I am so glad Fall is our theme for this hop!
I decided to go with all the wonderful colors in this cards - browns and oranges and greens -
And Inside - a pop-up surprise.  Used the little crate die to create the crate facade.
Here you can see from the side - it was just a 2" x 4" strip folded into a box and mounted inside.
To go with it - this adorable little crate of nuts - wouldn't that be cute at each place setting at Thanksgiving.
Here's another angle -
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Maureen Rauchfuss  
2. Elizabeth Jeanne Thatcher  
3. Melissa Thomas  
4. Raquelle Clifton  
5. Lynn Streifert  
6. Lori Mueller  
7. Kathie Rotti  
8. Sue Vine  
9. Steph Jandrow  
10. Cindy Waldroff  
11. Kim Lamos  
12. Barbara Welch  
Happy Fall Y'all!!  ~Maureen

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Couple FUN birthday Cards

Going through my stash and wanted to share a couple fun Birthday cards I made a while back. Really, I just can't keep up with birthday cards.  Too many friends :)
The one above was made with an adorable set that is now discontinued.  But I still wanted to share - as it was just too cute.  The card below was made using another discontinued set - but it could be easily duplicated using Balloon Celebration or Birthday Banners from the current SU annual catalog.
Fun, easy - and ready to make some one's day!  See you soon! ~Maureen

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Merry Christmas Wishes - just a tad early!

Sharing a beautiful and elegant card we made at one of my Christmas card classes.  I just love the look of this deer cut out of our foil papers.  For this card we used some DSP from last year's catalog - but everything else is current. 
The inside is just as cute - with a wonderful sentiment - and that cute little green bow!

Couple more months of Christmas card classes and should be good to go - lol!
Before you know it - it will be time to send all these cuties out in the mail.
Stop back soon for more creations!! ~Maureen
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Friday, September 15, 2017

Coffee Lovers FALL 2017 Blog Hop!!!

It's that time!  You know - cool temps, dry air, warm sweaters and lots, and lots of COFFEE!  I'm playing along with the Coffee Lover's Blog hop - because you all know my middle name is COFFEE - right?!? 
For today's hop I used the Merry Cafe set from Stampin' Up's! Holiday catalog.  This set is really so very cute and coordinates with the Coffee Cups Framelits from the annual catalog.  It features a bunch of amazing images that will take your love of coffee (and hot chocolate and hot apple cider) right through Fall and Winter!  Plus it also coordinates perfectly with the Coffee Break DSP from SU! - how great is that!!
Sorry for the washed out look on this photo (I accidentally saved the wrong picture).   Glad the first picture turned out good.  But I think you can still see the cute little coffee cups and spots stamped with Versamark on the Crumb Cake base.  The final touches were the natural twine wrapped and tied at the bottom and the little popped up acorn for an adorable finish!  You can see all the links of the sponsors and players at http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2017/09/2017-fall-coffee-lovers-blog-hop/  Enjoy all the amazing cards!  Thanks for stopping by - stay warm and caffeinated out there!!  ~Maureen
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