Sunday, November 29, 2020

Having some FUN with Pinwheels

I had so much fun playing with the limited availability Curvy Christmas Set and the Classic Christmas DSP -

Curvy Christmas Photopolymer Stamp Set - $21.00 - #155364
 
Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper - $11.50 - #155969
 
On my Facebook Live Friday, November 27 I made this adorable little pinwheel - it would be perfect to hang on your tree as an ornament.  Here is what you will need to make it: For base you need two pieces of 3.5”x3.5” cardstock in your color choice. A piece of Whisper white or Very Vanilla 3.25” x 3.25”. 4 pieces each of two different DSP designs 1.5”x1.5”. Layers for your sentiment in coordinating colors – largest 1 ¾”x 1 ¾”; middle 1 ½” x 1 ½” and smallest for sentiment 1 ¼” x 1 ¼”. I used Shaded Spruce and Cherry Cobbler as my colors. 10” of ribbon for the hanger. Set: Curvy Christmas Gems: Colored pearls Inks: Cherry Cobbler and Shaded Spruce Adhesives: Seal and dimensionals.

 

I also made another in the same colors just reversing some of the patterns and elements.   The pearls were colored with Cherry Cobbler and Shaded Spuce blends.

 

And here's a picture of the back - so as you can see it would also be a great tag on a gift or to hang around a bottle of wine as a hostess gift.

You can watch my LIVE video HERE - if you'd like further instructions on how to put this together - and while there be sure to LIKE my Facebook Business page -Crazy Stamping Lady!

Thanks for stopping by - hope you enjoyed this project - to order anything from my Stampin' Up! store please visit my website - www.stampingwithmaureen.stampinup.net - and click SHOP NOW.  And please be sure to use my current hostess code - F2JJ3EDW - through 11/30/2020.  You can always find my current code at the top of this blog under the SHOP NOW tab -  ~Maureen



Thursday, November 19, 2020

SF 2020 - November - Happy Holidays - Blog Hop

 

Be sure to hop through all the blogs on the list near the bottom for tons of wonderful inspiration!
 It is a Happy Holidays kind of month!  
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 So I wanted to just have a little fun this month.  Was working on split shape cards and had some Jolly Ranchers and the Trimming the Town DSP sitting on my desk when I noticed similar colors.  So I went with it - grabbed my Merry Moose set and coordinating punch and came up with this fun ensemble.
 The card uses that split shape technique with our stitched circles in Misty Moonlight, Old Olive, Poppy Parade and Whisper White.   The colors were just bright and kind of crazy - so I thought, why not add a green moose - right!?!
And I liked it!  So then I had to do something with those matching Jolly Rancher candies, and our 3x3" acetate boxes did the trick.  Filled up that little box and put a strip of Whisper White around it vertically to form a band.
Then attached some layers of matching colors to secure it.
Added some circles and a strip of DSP with a Holiday sentiment; and of course another green moose!  Who could resist that - but I'm hoping those circles don't look too much like a target!  I like my moose alive.
I hope you liked my Holiday projects and that maybe they brought a smile to your face.
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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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November 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 :)
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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 - F2JJ3EDW*

 *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
 
 
 

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Shadow Box to Note Cards - think outside the box !

So on my Facebook Live today I shared a quick tip on how to use components from large projects to make some adorable little note cards.  You can view the video - HERE!

I started with this beautiful Shadow Box FALL sampler that we made at a recent class - It uses all current products from the Annual Catalog and the Fall Mini Catalog.

After the class I ended up with a ton of extra pieces that I had cut just in case - so instead of just sticking them in a box - I decided to make cards with them.  I pulled out a package of our Vanilla Note cards and envelopes; and scraps from my Gilded Autumn DSP and here is what I came up with - 

 
 The one above is my take on my November First Monday Challenge - you can see full details on what that is and how to enter - HERE!

How great are those - I now have a stack of cards ready to go out to friends and family for Thanksgiving - and I absolutely love them.  So I encourage you to look at different components you have started and are probably laying in a box in your craft room; and make them into something beautiful today!!!  Take care and I'll see you back here soon ! ~Maureen

Current Hostess Code for November 2020 -


Tuesday, November 3, 2020

November First Monday Challenge - let's all be Thankful!!

 

My Challenge to you this month is  to make your BEST Thankful card - it can be thanks for anything - just somewhere on the card it must say thanks, thankful, or something like that.  
Post you entry on my Facebook Business page HERE under the post with the picture above indicating it is this challenge -  no later than November 22, 2020.  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!  Come join us - challenge yourself - have some fun and inspire others!
 
Watch for my take on this challenge in my new Facebook Live video.  ~Maureen

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Hopping Around the World Blog Hop October - Sympathy

Once again, so very happy to be hopping with this lovely group of stampers for the month of October as we share some beautiful Sympathy Cards with you.  Be sure to hop on through the links at the end for some wonderful inspiration.

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For my card today I tried a new technique - the four from one center collage.  I started with a piece of Whisper White that was 10 1/2" x 8".  I drew a cross by putting a pencil line down the middle of the cardstock each way.  Then you stamp somewhat symmetrically out from the center and along the lines you drew.  I cut mine apart then on the lines and mounted on four bases getting this - 

I placed them back together somewhat so you could see how I did the stamping.  For these cards I used one of my favorite sets - Forever Ferns - 

#152559  $24.00

and several different colors.  Next I pulled out my Timeless Tulips set - 

#151534  $18.00
and stamped my sentiments - one for the front of the card that I punched and layered; and one for the center.  These sentiments are just so perfect for a card that shows heartfelt sympathy.


I also stamped on the envelope and inside - 


That left me three other cards that I can add sentiments to as I need them.  


This is such a fun, quick and easy way to have cards ready for any occasion.  Especially nice when I need a sympathy card - as those are really hard for me to make when needed.  I hope you will try  your hand at this and see what you can come up with.

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Now be sure to "hop" on through the rest of the blogs on the list below to see all their great ideas.  Before moving on, be sure to leave me a comment at the bottom of this post - they make my day!  
A little bit crazy and always stampin' ~ Maureen

  1. Claudia Christensen (D) - https://www.claudiasecke.de/2020/10/hopping-around-world-sympathy-cards.html
  2. Rebecca-Jo Unwin (Australia) - https://rebecca-jounwin.blogspot.com/2020/10/hopping-around-world-blog-hop-october.html
  3. Rachel Macleod (UK) - https://onthewingsofcraft.blogspot.com/2020/10/hopping-around-world-blog-hop-sympathy.html
  4. Mo Rootes (UK) - http://www.crafty-rootes.com/poppy-sympathy-for-the-hopping-around-the-world-blog-hop/
  5. Melanie Igelbrink (D) - https://mellisstempelparadies.com/2020/10/31/hopping-around-the-world-blog-hop-oktober-trauerkarten/
  6. Susan Simpson (UK) - https://craftyduckydoodah.blogspot.com/2020/10/inspiring-iris-hopping-around-world.html
  7. Maureen Rauchfuss (USA) - YOU ARE HERE! https://crazystampinglady.blogspot.com/2020/10/hopping-around-world-blog-hop-october.html
  8. Teresa Cameron (Australia) - https://teresashappyplace.blogspot.com/2020/10/blog-hop.html
  9. Silke Trapani (Germany) - https://bastelsalat.blogspot.com/2020/10/hopping-around-the-world-bloghop-sympathy-cards-okt20.html
  10. Veronika Karners (Austria) - https://www.farbenfest.at/2020/10/31/hopping-around-the-world-sympathy-card-trauerkarten/
  11. Sue Allen (Australia) https://sueallensimplycraft.blogspot.com/2020/11/hopping-around-world-blog-hop-october.html
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If you do not have a current demonstrator and would like an annual or mini catalog - be sure to let me know.  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 my current hostess code M6SY73UF before checking out to get full benefits from me as your demonstrator*   




*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.  Your order without the code will qualify you to earn a minimum of 10% in hostess benefits.  

Friday, October 23, 2020

Oh what a WEEK! and fun Pumpkin Tag

For all of my followers - you may have seen my posts; or FB lives; or been part of my postponed events - but, I threw my back out bad a week ago.  I can move sometimes - but most of the time the pain is excruciating when I try to walk.  So mostly I rest and sit - heat - then ice - then heat, etc.  I thought I was on my way to getting better - but a couple hours ago - I was stopped in my tracks!  Yikes!! So will continue to take it easy for a bit.  

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I wanted to post this cute little gift tag I made on my morning "Coffee and A Card" Facebook Live today.  I am not often a huge fan of punch art - but these pumpkins are so easy and cute - I just had to share.  It uses the In Good Taste DSP and the Gather Together Stamp set.  But mostly uses punches -

It's two layers - so you can write your name and message on the second piece without it showing.  I just think this would be so cute on a Fall Hostess gift - maybe hung around the neck of a bottle of wine - or tied onto a bag of treats!
For full details on this tag and a video on how I made it - you can check out my video - https://www.facebook.com/818228691544155/videos/378183963327754 - be sure to leave a comment by midnight 10/24/2020 for a chance to win it.  See you all soon! ~Maureen

Don't forget to check out our Designer Series Paper sale - it ends on October 31, 2020 - and includes the "In Good Taste" paper we used on this project - www.stampingwithmaureen.stampinup.net

And don't forget to use my current hostess code - M6SY73UF -


 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Paper Crafting Blog Hop - DSP Theme / Fall - October

 

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 Fall and Designer Series Paper!

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I told you last month how much I love Fall - the weather has  now turned really crisp - Fall with a hint of winter in the air at night.  But that is fine with me.  Stampin' Up! is having a sale and select group of the Designer Series papers are on sale.  So DSP is our focus along with Fall this month.  I chose to use one of the papers that is not on sale - but worth every penny - the Gilded Autumn DSP. 


I made a cute little tote using two pieces of 6x6" DSP along with a card to match - perfect to tuck in a little hostess gift for your Fall festivities.


Here is the inside of the card - I used the Love of Leaves stamp set and dies to create the leaves on this card - stamping first in Mango Melody and then sponging with Cajun Craze ink around the edges on the stamp; using a sponge or dauber, before actually putting the stamp to paper.  You get this lovely two-toned affect.


As I mentioned - I used the sheets of DSP to make this quick little tote - perfect for gift-giving; or even to fill with goodies and use as a place setting at a special Fall dinner.  I love the colors on this paper - as well as the hints of copper and gold.  You can watch the video on how I created this - HERE!

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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

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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 -  


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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

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

First Monday Card Challenge! #2 - October 7 to October 25, 2020

Month two of my - FIRST MONDAY CHALLENGE.  But this one is coming out on Tuesday - sorry!  Life has been little hectic and I am always a day late and a dollar short recently.  But better times are ahead.  So ideally on the first Monday of each month you can check my blog (and my Crazy Stamping Lady! Facebook business page) for that month's challenge.  Then you will have till midnight three Sundays later to post your card challenge picture on the post in Facebook (in the comments of the current First Monday post) or you can email me your photo indicating it is for the First Monday Challenge that month - crazystampinglady@gmail.com.  On the next day after the deadline I will draw for a winner and that person will receive a fun current embellishment or dsp sampler from me.  So hoping many of you will join in the fun!

Here is your challenge this month - entries must be received by my no later than midnight on Sunday, October 25, 2020.  On Monday, October 26, 2020 I will draw for a winner from all the entries.  Use the LAYOUT indicated below to create a card of your choice.   Watch my FB Live video on Friday, October 9 at 9:30 AM (MST) if you'd like to see what I can come up with for this challenge.  Can't wait to see what you all create!! Have fun with this.
See you all soon!  ~Maureen

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Hopping Around the World Blog Hop September -Halloween Fun!

Once again, so very happy to be hopping with this lovely group of stampers for the month of September as we share some Halloween fun with you.  Be sure to hop on through the links at the end for some SPOOKY inspiration.

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For my card today - I chose to make a simple spinner card - this was a request by a member of one of my technique club members - so why not go Halloween! This bat was just calling out to me saying it wanted to "spin" lol!

I used Stampin' Up!'s linen thread, Memento Ink, Cajun Craze marker, the Hallows Night Magic set and coordinating dies from the bundle. And for the card above I cut the bats out of the coordinating Magic in the Night DSP - 

Magic in the Night DSP #153517 $11.50 USD
Simple Spinner Instructions - Start with an A2 card base and a DSP layer that is 5 ¼” x 4”.  Layer the DSP lightly on the front of the card base with a small amount of snail or seal (1/4” to hold temporarily).  Cut through both layers with a punch or die cut to make a window opening.  At the top of the opening on the card base front only, secure one end of the twine with strong adhesive.  Next punch/cut two symmetrical images (you can also layer images on a square or circle, etc.).  Adhere these back to back on the twine in the center of the opening, so that it will be able to spin freely.  Then secure the other end of the twine with strong adhesive to the bottom of the opening.  Layer your DSP layer on the front to cover the twine – it should line up perfectly.  Decorate card as desired.  Twist the image about 5 times before closing card – when you open it, image should spin freely.
Above is the same card - but for this one I stamped and die cut the bat images on Whisper White, rather than cutting from the DSP - kind of a positive and negative contrast in them.
And here's the card open -  you can see how the big bat freely would spin, and there is a strip of white with a creepy spider image where you can write your sentiment.  Of course, if you wanted to write more - you could always add another panel to the back of your card.  These and fun and easy to make and could be duplicated in any theme. Try one and let me know how it goes!
 
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Now be sure to "hop" on through the rest of the blogs on the list below to see all their great takes on this same sketch.  Before moving on, be sure to leave me a comment at the bottom of this post - they make my day!  
A little bit crazy and always stampin' ~ Maureen

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If you do not have a current demonstrator and would like an annual or mini catalog - be sure to let me know.  
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 my current hostess code EXQWMY9U before checking out to get full benefits from me as your demonstrator*   
 


*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.  Your order without the code will qualify you to earn a minimum of 10% in hostess benefits.