Monday, November 30, 2015

Last Call - Christmas Gift Tags or Cards (and coffee)

Crazy Stamping Lady’s Christmas Gift Tag or Cards 
and Coffee!!* 

Starbucks Conference Room -  1861 E State Route 69 Prescott****

Saturday, December 5, 2015

1:00 - 4:30 PM

 Cost: $15 to make 10 beautiful handcrafted Christmas Gift Tags or $20 to make 10 Christmas Note Cards and envelopes.**  Each of the 10 will be a different holiday design and includes fun embellishments.  


 Tag Option is above!
 Note Card Option is below!
 Price includes your choice of beverage from Starbucks up to a $5.00 value; and all materials prepped and ready to complete your cards.  Plus a little treat and a doorprize drawing.  No additional purchase necessary.
There is nothing better than coffee and crafting with friends - lets get-together and have some fun!
Limit 8 due to space limitation in conference room.  Must email me at to RSVP by 5:00 PM on December 3 to hold your spot, I will always confirm your place in the class by email or facebook messenger. 
Class must be ½ full to avoid cancellation – so grab a friend (or 2 or 3) and come make something wonderful!
I'm so excited to get STAMPING here in Prescott - and I'm hoping you'll come join me.  Since I'm trying to re-establish my business here in my new hometown - I need your help.  Please spread the word and invite friends to join us - I'll have a gift for you and your friend at the event!!
*Stamp Camp/Class/Club Cancellation Policies - PLEASE READ TILL END OF POLICY!! If you cancel your reservation at least 48 hours in advance of the event there will be no cost to you. If you cancel within that 48 hours I will try and place someone from the waiting and if that works there will be no charge to you; otherwise you will be responsible for the class fee (If a stamp camp - you will receive the material packet with pictures (by email or on my blog) to make your projects.  Stamping may not be done for you, so you may need to adjust the project slightly using what stamps you have available. Or you can choose to purchase the purchase requirement for the event in merchandise from Heidi or Maureen.)   If no purchase requirement is listed for the specific event, you must purchase 2 1/2 times the cost of the class/stamp camp/event or pay for the event. If event is cancelled by me - full refund will be given of any pre-payment. All events must be half-full to avoid possible cancellation. Check your emails for confirmation and to be sure events have not been cancelled.

**Products: Expired products may be used for these events - discuss with your demonstrator if you'd like suggestions on current product substitutions.  Must be 16 years or older to attend this event, unless other accommodations have been pre-arranged.

***Cards for a Cause: All profits will be donated to the charity designated for the event.  A minimum of $5 of the entry fee and $1 per card made plus 20% of any purchases made at the event will be donated.  More if expenses are less for the day.  There will also be a chance drawing basket where you can donate for tickets $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 - 100% of this money goes to the charity.  Contact me if you have a charity you'd like have an event for.

****Events at Starbucks: Please check in with me in the conference room, pay for event, and pick up the Starbucks card I have to go get your beverage of choice.
Maureen Rauchfuss ~ the Crazy Stamping Lady says "come join the FUN!"

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Personal Post Monday - Thanksgiving Bliss

So we were able to travel back to Southern California for a delightful Thanksgiving with family and friends.  Even though the trip is a bit long it is well worth it to see those we love and hold so dear.  A lot went on while we were there - dinner with friends, family pictures, family dinner out and more - but none more fun than the Thanksgiving celebration.  We had it at my daughter Heidi's home and it was wonderful. The tables were really lovely with wooden box centerpieces filled with all sort of natural beauty.
There were a total of four tables set up to accommodate everyone and each was perfect!
Each place had a special place setting with Indian corn (but a really yummy kind) and little chalkboard name plates.
 There was food....
 and more food ... and even more food - but I couldn't take all the pictures as the people were already digging in!
Here's the table for the boys -
 and one for the girls -
It was such a nice day - full of all of the blessings of the season.  Only downer for the day was that the Packers lost - but hopefully they'll turn that around next game.  Hope you all had a great day too!  Thanks for allowing me a little personal share time.  ~Maureen

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thankfulness for each of you.....

From Emerson to Charles Schulz - and from the bottom of my heart - 
“For each new morning with its light, for rest and shelter of the night, for health and food, for love and friends, for everything thy goodness sends. I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and new.” 
                                                     –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

It's all about sharing ....

So at our downline meetings we always have a share table - so here are a few of the shares from our last meeting.  I think there was one more - but for some reason I do not have the picture :(  I love what everyone brings to the table - and it is so much fun to see what they have created - enjoy!!!
Lois' Shares
Maureen's Shares
This and the next three pictures are Paula's shares
So much of stamping is all about the sharing - I'm so grateful to my downline and all they do - sharing and encouraging one another.  Keep the creativity coming!! ~Maureen

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Online Extravaganza - Nov. 23 - Don't Miss Out!!

Exciting news - great deals - fun stuff!!!  And for anyone interested in the "Big Shot" - I'll be offering an amazing deal in January for the "Big Shot" - but you might want to pick up the Magnetic Platform and a few of those dies NOW under this big sale - don't wait - supplies are limited.  Please order through my online store at - click on SHOP NOW and be sure to enter the Hostess Code 2GHQTMQT before you check out - for a chance at more fun stuff!  You can see the entire list below - so make YOUR LIST NOW - so you're ready to order first thing tomorrow!!  ~Maureen

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Toadally thanks!

This is such a fun card - created at Stamp Camp 2015.  It has so much detail and so much dimension to it - love, love, love!!  The heart strip was punched with the SU Hearts Border punch and the negative strip layered over the Watermelon Wonder strip - so the hearts peek through.  There is tone on tone hearts stamped with Versamark on Crumb Cake using the Chalk Lines set.  We added a strip of Watermelon Wonder DSP to the bottom of the card.  Mr. Toad is from the You're Sublime set and the "thanks" is cut out with the Greetings Thinlits. Lots going on - but it all came together so well.  And the finishing touch - the adorable "googly eyes"!
Here's picture of the card angled - you can see that the front of the card is actually a 1/2" shorter than the back, and that the polka dots are on the inside of the card, but when you close it - you see it at the bottom.  Cute finish idea for a card.
Hope you liked it - let me know what you think :)  See you soon ~Maureen
Some of the products used to make this adorable card! Click on any image to order from me online!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Fall Decor - with a couple cute projects

So the beginning of November I took down Halloween and put up my Fall/Thanksgiving decorations.  A lot of things carry over which is nice - but this wreath is a new addition.  We made the wreath and the cute little inside hanging scarecrow at the Fall 2015 Stamp Camp.  It has other hanging decorations so it can be used all year - I'll try to remember to show as I change them out.  The flowers and most of the parts of the scarecrow were cut out on the Big Shot and many of the layers were embossed with embossing folders.
I used the same fall leaves but took out the Halloween picks and turned around the jar that said Happy Halloween - so now it just looks like fall.  Then through in a cute Thanksgiving candle and Pilgrim bear.
Took away some Halloween stuff and put out this adorable cross-stitch Thanksgiving picture - made by my former sister-in-law.  The adorable birdhouse stayed - as it works - that was made my my downline, Maria!
Here's a close-up of the scarecrow - although a little blurry when I zoomed in.
And here is where I put the wreath.  The witch hat from last month is gone and this beautiful fall flower arrangement is there in it's place.  Took the three pumpkins that said Trick or Treat and turned them around so they are just now 'fally' - Really love how this looks in my entrance.
If you want to see how it looked for October to compare click on THIS POST.  See you soon - have a great day!  ~Maureen

Monday, November 16, 2015

Holiday Catalog Retired Products List - get them while they're still available!


Just posted - this list of what will be retiring - some available only while supplies last! CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT LIST

Order at my online store by clicking the SHOP NOW button to the right side of the screen.  Be sure to use the current hostess code 2GHQTMQT and let me contact you - then when you reach $100 cumulative in online orders - I'll send you out a beautiful set of hand-stamped cards!  Thanks for stamping with me - Maureen

Elegance to the Max!

Just look at this beautiful Poinsettia card I made at Stamp Camp 2015!  To me it is so elegant!

It has a Crumb Cake base for the card and that is always my fav for a natural look Christmas card.  The layers of the poinsettia from "Reason for the Season" are stamped in tone on tone and then white for the background.  A strip of card stock and DSP in the middle and then the beautiful vellum poinsettia.  Stamp with craft white on the vellum for the petals - BE SURE TO LET THEM DRY :) - then layered together with glue dots.  The center is little stamens (from the Festive Flower Builder Punch as were the petals) punched from Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper and then finished with a red Enamel Dot.  This was really a fun card to make - I creased each of the petals along the middle to give it a little more dimension before adhering together.  Hope you like it!  Let me know.  ~Maureen
Below are the products used to create this card - please click on any on the pictures to go to my website to order!