Sunday, March 19, 2017

Easter Card Follow up

So during the Stampin Friend Blog Hop - I shared my Easter card - you can see it as the last image in this post.  But I need several to send out, and as much as I love stamping and creating - I am not good at doing tons of the same thing.  I just need to change it up a little.  So today I am sharing two more samples - with basically all the same materials - but just a slightly different look. 
Sample 1 - with two butterflies punched - pearls and gems.
Sample 2 - with one large butterfly die-cut and gems.
Original (sorry so washed out - you can see it better HERE) with a smaller butterfly die-cut and gems.
I think they are actually all very pretty - springy - Eastery :)  Sometimes it's fun to just switch it up a bit.  Stop back soon for some more creative ideas! ~Maureen

Thursday, March 16, 2017

SF March Hop - EASTER

Welcome to the Stampin Friends Easter Blog Hop!  This month we have 2 amazing guest hoppers that you should DEFINITELY check out - Mandy Reedyk and Sue Vine.  I had so much fun creating these projects for this month's hop.  I love Spring and it has it has Sprung for sure here in Prescott - just look at these beautiful blossoms on my Ornamental plum tree. 
So I was inspired by the gorgeous pink and here's what I came up with.  The first picture is a bit washed out - but I wanted to show the two projects side by side.
But this photo shows the coloring more accurately.  I used two of the projects that you can get free till March 31 during Stampin' Up!'s Sale-a-bration.  Products are listed at the end.  They came together beautifully.  I started by sponging color randomly over the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper - then punched out a partial circle and layered it on Bermuda Bay cardstock and the white base.  Finally I cut out the butterfly from our SAB Glimmer paper on the Big Shot and adhered with a glue dot and added a few gems.

The little treat bag was sponged the same way and the butterfly adhered the same way.  After I added a few little treats to it, I closed it with a mini paperclip and a bit of glimmery ribbon.  I used the pattern information from Lynn Ellis on her blog HERE.

I'm just so happy with how they turned out.  We'll be making this card at my Wine and Design class tonight- and I hope the ladies like it too.  If you want to know how you can get the Inside the Lines DSP or the Pastel Glimmer Paper FREE - be sure to contact me and I'll get you all the information - but remember - this opportunity ends 3/31/17.  Now be sure to continue on the hop by clicking the names below! You’re at Maureen Rauchfuss’ post to help orient yourself.  ~Maureen


Friday, March 10, 2017

Quick and Easy BIG Thank you!

I've just go to say I love this card - bright, fresh, full of wonderful happiness - and so quick to make.  Just a couple layers to cut, a few images and that great big Thank you - Love Love Love!!!
This is made with two sets that you can get FREE for a limited time from Stampin' Up! with any $50 merchandise purchase.  But you've got to hurry - this offer ends on March 31st - and that will be here before you know it.  They have already sold out of one of the Free offerings - the Card Tin - so you don't want to wait.  Once they run out of the free items - there will be NO MORE!!!  You can see all of the offerings by clicking on the catalogs link on my sidebar.  If you order from me at - be sure to use the current HOSTESS code of FPETFNSN to earn your Alaskan Loot too!   Thanks for stopping by.  ~Maureen 
Here are some of the products I used to make this beautiful card - click on any link to go directly to my online store.

Monday, March 6, 2017

SAB Happy Birthday - so cute and easy!

Hey all - Sale-a-bration is in the home stretch.  Your opportunity to earn a FREE SU! product with a purchase of $50 in merchandise will end on March 31, 2017.  I just wanted to share this quick and easy card that I made using the Avant Garden set (one of the FREE products you can choose).  This came together so nicely - and I'm just loving everything about it.
Don't want to miss out - be sure to place your order now at  -  and be sure to use Hostess Code - FPETFNSN
-for your chance to win Alaska Loot from me.  ~Maureen

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Valentine's Fun!!!

Before February was over I thought I'd share a bit of our Valentine's fun here.  My youngest grand-daughter just turned 7 and she had to decorate her box and make her Valentine's - so she hit Grandma's stash.  Here she is with her box covered with doilies and butterflies!
She and her Mom did it together as well as made all of her valentines and attached ring pops!
Here they are close-up!
Then for school we pulled out my Paper Pumpkin kit and added some little cupid's arrows to her hair -
And to Big sister Paisley's hair too.  It must have been early morning - because Paisley looks tired - but I thought the hair was super cute!
Now - we can proceed to March - lol!!  See you all soon! ~Maureen

Monday, February 27, 2017

I have a CASE of Juana.....

Yup - that's right - this card was totally cased from Juana Ambida from Australia - I absolutely love it!  You can see the calendars we made earlier with the same design here -
It is so bright and cheery and just makes me smile - perfect for birthdays, congrats - or any celebration!!!
Hope you liked it too - see you soon!  ~Maureen
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