Monday, May 30, 2016

Personal Post Monday .... Giving thanks and the end of a SPECIAL!

Just have to say thank you to those who gave their lives for my freedoms!  I was watching a video this morning that showed how many of our men and women died in different wars and it brought tears to my eyes.  Such a fallen world we live in.  We owe such a debt of gratitude for their fighting on our behalf!  Thank you, thank you....I pray I never take that sacrifice lightly!
I just love the flower beds we have around our home.  I've been picking fresh bouquets for a couple weeks now - but this week I was able to pick my first two peonies!  Aren't they beautiful.  My Mom used to have peony bushes and I loved them, and now I have some.  My grand-daughter didn't even think they were real, they looked so perfect!
DON'T MISS OUT!!  It's the final 24 hours of my FREE Ribbon Share offer - after tomorrow noon - I'll be charging for these shares.  Any online order of $50 or more on my website (pre-S&H and tax) - gets you FREE ribbon.  But your order has to be placed by tomorrow, May 31, 2016 at Noon!  Full details HERE.
Above and below are two pictures of the ribbon you'll get in your share.  2 yards each of the 5 colors shown.  So hurry and place your order and be sure to use the hostess code I gave!
Gotta run - some bbq ribs are calling my name :)  Have a blessed and safe Memorial Day!  ~Maureen

Sunday, May 29, 2016

May TEAM cards

So - I'm actually ahead of the game - I have my May TEAM cards done for my top achiever's, even though the stats won't be finalized till 6/8.  Feeling good about that.  I used the same design as I did for my recent swap cards - but made these up using all the new In-Colors - just "lookie how pretty!"
Below are all the individual cards so you can get a good look at the colors and the great new ribbons that match!
Card is Dapper Denim - Ribbon is Emerald Envy
Card us Emerald Envy - Ribbon is Flirty Flamingo
Card is Sweet Sugarplum - Ribbon is Dapper Denim
Card is Flirty Flamingo - Ribbon is Peekaboo Peach
Card is Peekaboo Peach - Ribbon is Sweet Sugarplum
Aren't all those new colors TERRIFIC!?!  If you'd like to get two yards of each of those five colors of ribbon FREE (an $8.00 value) - then check out yesterday's post HERE with an offer that ends on May 31 at NOON!  Don't miss out on getting these - I am in LOVE with the new in-colors and once you try them -  you will be too!  See you soon! ~Maureen

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Farewell and a Sneak Peek!!

Hi All - It's May 28th - that means only a few days before the launch of the NEW SU! catalog year!  But it also means only a few days to still get some goodies from the current catalog.  You can go to my website SHOP HERE then click on SHOP NOW and you can see the current goodies as well as what is retiring.  
Things are going fast - but there are still discounted items available.  But as of June 1 - everything on the retired list will be GONE!!!  So here's a bonus offer - ORDER from me ONLINE at my website above by May 31 at NOON - use the May Hostess code JH3TKVSD -  and order at least $50 pre S&H and Tax!!  Do that and I will mail you an In-Color Ribbon share FREE the second week of June!  That's 2 yards each of the 5 new In-colors - and believe me they are terrific!!  You can see the colors in the bookmark shown at the bottom of this page.  What are you waiting for - click the SHOP HERE above and get some great stamping products - all available products count toward this special - not just the retiring items.  But I'm offering this ONLY till Noon on May 31st!!
Also, I want to give you a sneak peek of one of the great new sets in the catalog, "Perfectly Wrapped" (you'll also see some of the new In-color ribbon and several of our new colors- all except Flirty Flamingo).  This is a card I a made for a new catalog swap - and I love the way it turned out.  The background images are Tone on Tone using Peekaboo Peach, and the photopolymer stamps make it so easy to line up the words inside that circle.  It was actually stamped three different times to get the three different colors and looks great!!!
Here's they are just before I packaged them up to mail them out.  Can't wait to get the other 9 designs back from the others in the swap - I'll be sure to share them all.
Still need a catalog - well let me know.  The catalogs are FREE - I only charge $6.50 for shipping if you need it mailed to you.  If you can pick up - then NO CHARGE at all!!  And each catalog will include an In-Color Bookmark!
Here's the bookmark (ribbon colors and punch design will vary) and it's perfect for marking the page of a stamp you NEED or a design you HAVE to make.  Let me know if you'd like one and I'll make it happen!
See you soon - ta, ta for now!  ~Maureen

Friday, May 27, 2016

Upcoming classes in June! Have you missed me???

It's been a week since I posted - I hate it when that happens.  But I had my Open House last Sunday - which stretched to customers coming in all week.  Last customer just left and I promised Hubby I'd get this stuff cleaned up LOL!  But it was so successful - thank you to everyone who participated - you are the best!  
Then it was also the last week of school - so full of presentations, concerts, awards, picnics and on and on!  But the grand kiddos here in Prescott are done now, and so excited it is summer vacation!
I've updated my Upcoming events page here on the blog with all my June events - so check it out.  If you live in the Prescott, AZ area - I'd love to STAMP with you!!

My next event is a SU Project Life memory keeping event! 
Crazy Stamping Lady’s Project Life Scrapbooking event!!* 
Starbucks Conference Room -  1861 E State Route 69 Prescott****
Saturday, June 4, 2016
1:00-4:00 PM
Cost: $25 for materials to create 4 - 6x8" Project Life Scrapbook pages at the event (2 2-sided). 
As well as Free Shipping and handling on any merchandise orders at this event - that's a 10% savings on your order.**
Price includes your choice of beverage from Starbucks up to a $5.00 value; 2 2-sided Project Life 6x8" project pages and lots of  material choices, prepped and ready to complete your pages. 
NOTE:  You must bring an assortment of related pictures (10-20)  with you, so this project will become your own!  
Plus there will be a little treat and a doorprize drawing.  No additional purchase necessary.
   Limit 6 due to space limitation in conference room.  Must RSVP by Noon on Friday, June 3  to hold your spot, and I will always confirm your place in the class. 
Class must be ½ full to avoid cancellation – please read cancellation policy below . 
It's time to start scrapbooking your memories (get them off your phone :), and Project Life helps take all the fuss out of memory keeping!!

Spent some time sorting and categorizing all my pictures - so that I can get them into albums and enjoy them!!

We'll be using Project Life by Stampin' Up! - which are absolutely terrific!  I have done traditional scrapbooking for years - and enjoyed it.  But it took me so long and I would get discouraged.  Not any more - in a matter of just minutes you can put together adorable pages of your favorite pictures and be ready to enjoy them for years to come.  Here are some of the reasons why Project Life is GREAT -

Here are samples of a few of the pages I have made so far -
Quick, easy and simply adorable!!! So plan to come join me!!! ~Maureen
Here is a sampling of the Project Life products we offer - (not all will be used at class - but other discontinued PL will be available) - click on any image to find out more about it at my online store!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

May Paper Pumpkin Video -

Hi all - busy, busy here with my Open House Sunday - if you can join us - just left me know.  Get all the info HERE.  I'll have samples and info on Paper Pumpkin there as well as soooo much more.  
May Paper Pumpkin - alternate projects!!
But in the meantime I'm sharing the MAY Paper Pumpkin video below - just click on the link to see the kit and how easy it is to put together.  Stampin' Up! posts these videos of the new kit on YouTube each month and I love them.  It's too late to get this kit - but not to late for future ones - see full details on how to order HERE.
Hope you enjoyed it - now - try it out!!  ~Maureen

Monday, May 16, 2016

Personal Post Monday - a week in the life - lol!

So this past week I have been busy!  We finished planting the garden, took care of sick kiddos, I had a couple stamp classes, I'm getting ready for my new catalog Open House this coming Sunday - but I managed to do a few other things too!  I got in some stamping - made these cute cards out of a package of pre-printed "Thank You" notes I had.  SU's Botanical Builder Framelits make it so easy and quick to make these beautiful flowers with a tropical feel. 
 Can never have too many thank you notes!
Also wanted to get some of that floral feel done on my house - so I made up 9 of these beautiful hanging baskets for my front porch.  If you follow me on facebook you've already seen them.  I really love the feel they give the house.
Also made up some other cute little flower arrangements for my front porch to bring some freshness and color.
Soon we're going to be getting so new rockers for the porch so we can sit there and relax - so looking forward to that.  Hope you Monday is relaxing and your week is off to a great start!  See you soon!  ~Maureen
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