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Saturday, March 31, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
HI all - today I want to share the hostess gift for my March hostesses. As you know, I've been doing these notebooks in our Stampin' Up! stamp cases as my hostess gifts - so for March this is my design. I love it - fresh and springy!!
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Today I want to share the last two Secret Sister gifts - this first one was from Virginia's Secret Sister - an absolutely adorable magnetic message board.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Here are some more of the great items from our talented group of stampers - first is Karen's gift from her Secret Sister - an assortment of cards and gift cards in an adorable box.
filled with more cards -
|Next is Lois's gift - another adorable gift box!|
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Today I'm going to share a couple more of our March secret Sister gifts. First is the one Heidi got - this adorable "You're So Sweet" box filled with her favorite - yummy caramels.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
So many of you who follow me know that I LOVE my Grandbabies - and recently I found out that number 7 is on the way - due October 25 - Yes, I'm doing the "Happy" Gramma dance :) Once a month ( or close to it ) I have a Gramma day with one of my grand-kids. (Sometimes hubby does Papa days too) I love those days and I wanted to find a special way for them to remember our times together. So I came across these great kid's journals at the Dollar store no less, and thought they were just the thing -
|Here's what they look like just as they come from the store. I purchased them a few months ago when I only had six grand-children - but something told me to get seven of them - and I did.|
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Couple more "St Patty's" style - first I want to share the amazing gift I got from my Secret Stamping Sister on March 3 at our meeting - look at this beautiful coffee mug - I saw it sitting there and hoped it was mine - and it WAS!! I've been drinking my coffee from it ever since. Not only that but it was filled with wonderful little chocolate mint candy bars - LOVED THEM!! Thank you SSS.
Friday, March 16, 2012
|Happy St. Patty's to all my family and friends!!|
I shared this idea (that I found on Pinterest of course) with my downline last week. I thought it was a really clever use of Stampin' Up! punches. Here are the items you need - Modern Label Punch, Blossom Bouquet punch, Blossom Punch, Mixed Bunch stamp set.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
At our March Crazy Stamping Ladies' downline meeting our challenge was to make your best card with the sketch below from Pam Maas' blog - http://365cards.blogspot.com/ and the card had to have at least one punched or Bigshotted element. Pam has great sketches on her blog so check it out.
Adorable cards ladies - thanks for playing along!!
|Heidi - http://stampinking.blogspot.com/|
Monday, March 12, 2012
A few weeks ago my grand-daughter Paisley performed in her school's talent show - she danced first but I couldn't get up close enough for a picture - even though she did an amazing job! But then she sang -
Stop back soon! ~Maureen
Stop back soon! ~Maureen
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM (Pacific)
Cards, Cards, Cards Stamp Camp
Cost: $15 or FREE with a $40 merchandise purchase at the event.*
Maureen’s Home in Simi Valley.
At Cards, Cards, Cards we make 6 cards (2 each of 3 different designs) using exclusive Stampin' Up sets and embellishments ONLY! This month we're doing two birthday cards and a sympathy design. Here's a sample of one of the cards we'll be making. This is the last month to earn Sale-a-bration products - so purchase $50 in merchandise and you get the Stamp Camp and a Sale-a-bration product FREE!!
Join us for the FUN. Limit 12. Light refreshments served. No additional purchase required. Must RSVP to hold your spot. On-time drawing at 7:10 PM. Must RSVP to hold your spot.
Friday, March 9, 2012
Today I want to share the card I made for Makai's birthday. This first picture is her gift and card - it was a "Rock Star" birthday!
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
So this past weekend we had another fun birthday party - we celebrated Makai's Rock Star birthday!! Here is the great cake Heidi made for her - the zebra print is actually frosting - and the cake was YUMMY!
Sunday, March 4, 2012
I LOVE St. Patrick's Day - it may be because I really like the color green - rainbows - clovers - gold :) or it may be because my maiden name was O'Reilly! Whatever it is - for me it is FUN! So this week I made this cute little St. Patty's day banner to put up in my house. It's ALL Stampin' Up! - the string is our Hemp twine - the shamrocks are made out of three heart punches, creased in half to give some dimension. The stem is the branch from the bird punch and the buttons and ribbon are also Stampin' Ups!!! So you can see why I LOVE their products.
The medallions are made with the Designer Rosette Bigz XL Die in the current Occasions Mini - when you use this die it cuts one edge with points and one edge with circles cut out; and the rosette ends up about 9-10" in diameter. So I just cut the strips in half to make two smaller medallions. I love the way it turned out.
The paper is Stampin' Ups "First Edition" specialty paper. I love this stuff as books and newprint paper are all the rage - but who wants to cut up a book or get newprint all over your fingers. This paper mimics that look, is printed on two sides, and is a bit lighter weight than our other papers - perfect for this look. I hope you can see the detail on this close up. I made another for a gift, and added the large pearls the centers of the buttons and it looked great. I might go back and add them to mine! Thanks for stopping by - see you soon!! ~Maureen
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Just wanted to share some of the great pictures from Zamarah's party - Heidi's new business "The Sweete Buffet" is taking off and this is why - just look how cute! The tables were set in "Hello Kitty" style.
Each child had their own drink bottle with their name on the little flag - and their Hello Kitty favor. The take-out boxes were decorated......