Sunday, January 24, 2021

It's Time for Christmas Cards!

That's right - each year I start my Christmas card classes in January - so that if you attend each month - by November you'll have forty-four cards to mail out.  How great is that?  Customers love it, as you can pace yourself, and end up with a wonderful assortment of cards.

Snowman Season
                         #150458 Snowman Season Photopolymer $18.00 USD

So here is the 2021 first card design we made last week using an all-time favorite of mine - "Snowman Season".  It has been a fav since day one - and we've had it for many years now - so I fear he may be leaving us soon.  I've done so many great designs with this set - but this time opted for a Z-fold card.  The DSP is the Heartwarming hugs from the Fall catalog that is carrying over.

After doing all of our layering and stamping - we colored the little guy and his tree :)  Then had to add a few of our adorable little red gems to give him a touch of bling.

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CARD RECIPE - base is Basic White 8 1/2 x 5 1/2" score along the long side at 2 1/8" and 4 1/4" - this is a vertical card.  Fold so you form a "Z".  DSP layer is 5 1/4" x 1 7/8".  Red layer is 3 1/2" x 2 1/2".  I used scraps for the Basic White Oval and Scallop Black Oval.  Basic White Envelope.  Memento Black Ink.  Stampin' Write Markers - Real Red, Old Olive and TerraCotta Tile.  Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels.  Seal adhesive.

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To order any of Stampin' Up's products you can go directly to my online store -www.stampingwithmaureen.stampinup.net and click on SHOP NOW.  Please use the Hostess Code below at check out below total -  to get full benefits from me - AKR7GX9U*

 *NOTE: If your personal order is not part of a current party and you are ordering over $150 in merchandise - please do not use this code; as your order without the code will qualify you to earn a minimum of 10% in hostess benefits.   

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If you don't currently have a demonstrator, and would like a catalog or to learn more about Stampin' Up! and our products, please email me at crazystampinglady@gmail.com
 
Stop back soon for some more creative fun and inspiration.     ~Maureen

 

Friday, January 22, 2021

SF 2021 - January - Birthday Celebrations - Blog Hop


 Be sure to hop through all the blogs on the list near the bottom for tons of wonderful inspiration!
 It is a Birthday Celebrations kind of month!  
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This month we're celebrating birthdays and it was a perfect theme for me.  I have a crafty friend who just moved here from out of state and her birthday is next week.  So I decided to go with a card and a fun little gift for her craft table in honor of her move to Arizona; and the new Flowering Cactus Medley of products was perfect.

I made her an adorable Z-fold birthday card - and then this cute little decorated clothespin.  These are perfect for holding a photo to display, use in the kitchen to hold recipes as you're cooking, but I have one on my craft desk to hold my cards as I'm crafting.  Here are some of the products I used in my creations -

Here is the card closed - I just love all of the cute items in this medley - but especially those adorable little felt flowers.  I've found that Tombow liquid glue words the best for adding them to your projects.

And here it is open - I added a strip of the Designer Series paper to the inside to pull it all together.  I don't know if you can read the sentiment, but it says "Hope your birthday is filled with beautiful things"

I decorated the large clothespin with some pretty coordinating ribbons, another piece of the DSP and then, of course the cactus.  Getting the two tone on the cactus by stamping into Pear Pizzazz ink - then sponging some Mossy Meadow ink onto the stamp before stamping onto the cardstock.

The sentiment I used here was from the new "Handmade for you" stamp set - how cute is that!  I realized after posting the pictures that I forgot to add the felt flowers to this - so I have to go back and do that.

Cute huh!  Think I'll need to make myself one.  Hope you liked my projects - stop back soon! ~Maureen

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Once again, thank you for stopping by my blog.   Maybe you got some inspiration for creating something wonderful of your own.  I would love it if you would leave me a comment below and stop back soon.  Don't forget to click through on each name below to see even more amazing Posts.  

See you soon with more ideas!  

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January 2021 SF Hoppers - check them all out by clicking on their links for some more great ideas - and please leave comments if you can, to show appreciation for their work :)

  1. Heidi Collins
  2. Tiziana Milano
  3. Jean Beaulieu
  4. Katja Ettig
  5. Jo Blackman
  6. Teri Pocock
  7. Steph Jandrow
  8. Maureen Rauchfuss - YOU ARE HERE!
  9. Kim Lamos
  10. Melissa Thomas
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To order any of Stampin' Up's products you can go directly to my online store -www.stampingwithmaureen.stampinup.net and click on SHOP NOW.  Please use the Hostess Code below to get full benefits from me - AKR7GX9U*

 *NOTE: If your personal order is not part of a current party and you are ordering over $150 in merchandise - please do not use this code; as your order without the code will qualify you to earn a minimum of 10% in hostess benefits.   

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If you don't currently have a demonstrator, and would like a catalog or to learn more about Stampin' Up! and our products, please email me at crazystampinglady@gmail.com
 
Stop back soon for some more creative fun and inspiration.     ~Maureen

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Paper Crafting Blog Hop

 Welcome to our Paper Crafting Blog Hop featuring talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. Fellow demonstrators from all over the globe including the USA, United Kingdom and Australia are participating. We have a wide array of fun projects and design styles to share with you this month - all spotlighting New Products in the January - June Mini catalog and the January-February Sale-A-Bration catalog.

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So I chose to use a stamp set that caught my eye immediately! The "Handmade for You" set. This set meets the Stampin' Up! Angel policy - so if you sell the projects you make and you include one of the two copywrite images on it - you are good!
But more than that I loved the little sayings "handmade for you", "Crafters gonna craft" and "Craft Queen" - how cute are those.  I wanted to use them in a project - so I decorated 
a little notebook.  I am a notebook addict!
A few months back I found these little 6" x 4" pads at a local stationary store - they were 5/$1.00 - so of course I had to have them - Oh the Possibilities!

I started with a strip of Basic Black 4" wide and 8 1/2" long - then scored it at 6" and 6 5/8" along the long side - this made it easy to wrap around and attach with tear tape to the back of the notebook.

Then I got to decorating the layers for the front - a collage of my favorite sayings from the set, then a layer of red and a layer of white with the scissors image at the bottom - I colored the leaves with Old Olive.  Next I punched the Crafters gonna craft saying out using our postage stamp punch and two additional black punched out pieces, which I cut in half - one horizontal and the other vertically.

This allowed me to build a frame around my sentiment - by adding the pieces to the back on top, bottom and each side.

I finished it off by putting the layers together on the cover.  Adding a little flower punched from the Confetti Flowers Border Punch - and adding a little gem.  Then added the Playful Pets Ribbon/Twine combo at the top in a bow.
Here the notebook is opened -
It would be a great little gift for any crafter - but this one - I think it's gonna stay on my desk and be mine :)  After all - Crafters Gonna Craft!
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I hope you enjoyed my post and would love it if you'd leave me a comment. Now click on through to the rest of those hopping this month to see all of their wonderful creations! ~Maureen


To order any of Stampin' Up's products you can go directly to my online store - www.stampingwithmaureen.stampinup.net  and click on SHOP NOW.  Please use the Hostess Code AKR7GX9U to get full benefits from me - 

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  *NOTE: If your personal order is not part of a current party and you are ordering over $150 in merchandise - please do not use this code; as your order without the code will qualify you to earn a minimum of 10% in hostess benefits.   

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If you don't currently have a demonstrator, and would like a catalog or to learn more about Stampin' Up! and our products, please email me at crazystampinglady@gmail.com

Monday, January 11, 2021

January First Monday Challenge on the Second Monday :) runs 1/11 - 1/24/2021

 

My Challenge to you this month is to make a card - using the color combination below -
You must use all three colors plus neutrals.  If you do not have these exact colors, use something similar!
Post you entry on my Facebook Business page HERE under the post with the picture above indicating it is this challenge -  no later than January 24, 2021.  Or you can email me your picture at crazystampinglady@gmail.com if you are not on facebook.  I will draw after the deadline for a fun prize of current product!  Come join us - challenge yourself - have some fun and inspire others!

Watch for my take on this challenge in a Facebook Live video this week.  ~Maureen

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

January - June 2021 Mini Catalog Designer Series Paper Share!

 Now offering my January - June 2021 Mini Catalog Designer Series Paper Share!  Orders for paper shares will be accepted now through January 31, 2021.  Payment can be paid by Venmo, Paypal Friends and Family, or check; or if local at time of pick up, cash.  No credit cards due to the nature of how I am ordering the components and dividing them.  Cost to ship is an additional $8.00 priority mail – whether you are getting one or a double share.  Sign up by emailing me by January 31, 2021.  I will always confirm receipt of your email order.

 Regular/Specialty Designer Series Paper  included is everything listed below. 




¼ package of every paper cut into 6x6” sheets. Plus a bonus of 80 of the Pastel Pearls on Page 19. 

Cost: $42.00*

*NOTE: You can purchase an additional $8.00 in merchandise pre S&H and tax to earn your choice of a Level 1 SAB item.

Pg 11 #154286 Love You Always Foil sheets
Pg 11 #154280 Love You Always Spec. DSP

Pg 11 #154281 True Love DSP

Pg 19 #154574 Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass Designer Acetate

Pg 19 #154570 Hydrangea Hill DSP

Pg 25 #154297 Dandy Garden DSP 

Pg 33 #154558 Fine Art Floral DSP 

 Pg 33 #154557 Golden Garden DS Acetate

Pg 41 #154288 Sand & Sea DSP

Pg 41 #154291 Pearlescent Spec. Paper

Pg 49 #154567 Ice Cream Corner DSP

    Pg 55 #154577 Snail Mail DSP

 Pg 67 #154562 Well Suited DSP

Regular/Specialty Designer Series Paper 

Page

Item #

Name

11

154286

Love You Always Foil Sheets

 

154280

Love You Always Spec. DSP

 

154281

True Love DSP

19

154574

Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass Designer Acetate

 

154570

Hydrangea Hill DSP

25

154297

Dandy Garden DSP

33

154558

Fine Art Floral DSP

 

154557

Golden Garden DS Acetate

41

154288

Sand & Sea DSP

 

154291

Pearlescent Spec. Paper

49

154567

Ice Cream Corner DSP

55

154577

Snail Mail DSP

67

154562

Well Suited DSP

Purchase 2 Shares -  You will receive a ½ package of each of the paper listed above.  The 12x12” will be cut to 12” x 6” and the 6x6” will left that size (unless you request all 6x6").  Plus a Bonus of a full package of the Pastel Pearls.

Cost: $83.00**

 **NOTE: With this option you will receive your choice of a Level 1 SAB item.  Or you can choose to purchase an additional $17.00 in merchandise pre S&H and tax to earn your choice of two Level 1 SAB items or one Level 2 item.