Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Butterfly Bouquet Collection is here!

 
Bring in the beauty of nature with the artistic designs of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and coordinating designer series paper, along with textured specialty paper that will put a pop of brilliance on every project. The Butterfly Brilliance Collection will be available for purchase March 2 — May 3, 2021.  The stamp set and dies will be returning in the new upcoming annual catalog - but the beautiful designer series paper are only available during the promotion period.

I've chosen to make this line of products my charity items for the month of March.  100% of my profits from the purchase of these products as well as the purchase of the "F" size acrylic block will go to support anti-human trafficking efforts through the Tim Tebow foundation - you can see full details on this HERE.  So throughout this month you will see wonderful crafting ideas both here and on my Facebook Live videos!  Here is my first card made with these products and shared this week.
The dies cut out six butterflies at once (either stamped or from the DSP) - so it is very quick and easy to use.  To add to the beauty of those popped up wings - I covered them with shimmer from Wink of Stella. 
Then to make the card even more special - I added a fun little butterfly surprise to the inside of my card.  It swings over to the right and out of the way so that you can write your message to the recipient.
I really love how it turned out and can't wait to play even more and share with you.
You can see the video showing  how I put this all together HERE.
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To order these, or 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 - PQND3ZWP*

 *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

Monday, March 1, 2021

March First Monday Challenge - Color Challenge - Join the FUN!

 

It's time for our March First Monday Challenge - the challenge is a color challenge -


Make your best card using all three of these colors (or colors as close as you have to these). You must use all three colors in your card.

Post your entries in the comment section of my Facebook First Monday post pinned at the top of my business page - www.facebook.com/Crazy-Stamping-Lady-818228691544155 in the comments - or email them to me at crazystampinglady@gmail.com indicating March First Monday Challenge in the memo. I will draw after the deadline for a fun prize! Be sure to watch my Facebook Live on my business page on Tues., March 2 to see my take on this challenge. Then play along with us this month and have some creative FUN!

Friday, February 26, 2021

SF-2021 February Brighten Your Day Blog Hop

 

Be sure to hop through all the blogs on the list near the bottom for tons of wonderful inspiration!
 It is a "Brighten Your Day" kind of month!  
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This month we're celebrating brightening people's days and isn't that what we Paper Crafters are about!?!  My favorite thing is just "hello" cards - to get one that just says - hey, guess what?  I'm thinking of you and wanted to say "hi" is the best.  So I super loved the Sweet Strawberry bundle just from the get go with it's "hello there"!

Those luscious strawberries look so fresh and good.  How fun is this to brighten someone's day - a fun card and a cute little matching treat box.


For each of the projects I stamped these images to punch out , using the template below as placement for my stamps.  This allowed me to stamp them all and punch one time - which is a great time saver.


This adorable little box is the current Paper Pumpkin add-on - and folds up easily, then you can fill with your favorite treats.

Don't know if you can see the little tendril on the package - but I made that with a very thin piece of cardstock wrapped around a skewer giving it a nice little curl.


Next I used my piercing mat and take your pick tool to curve the petals of the flowers before adding colored pearls to the centers.


My card just mimics the design on the little box - by using the polka dots from the True Love DSP and adding a few more strawberries.

Of course the envelope and the inside of the card have to have something cute also.


Hope you liked my creations!

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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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February 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. Teri Pocock (UK)
  2. Jo Blackman (UK)
  3. Katja Ettig (GER)
  4. Jean Beaulieu (US)
  5. Steph Jandrow (US)
  6. Tiziana Milano (US)
  7. Maureen Rauchfuss (US) - YOU ARE HERE!
  8. Kim Lamos (US)
  9. Heidi Collins (US)
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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 - KREMNUC2*

 *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, February 17, 2021

Paper Crafting Blog Hop - Sale-a-bration 2021 - Part 2

 

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 Products from the Sale-a-bration Catalog! Remember that Sale-a-bration ends the end of the month!

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So I chose to use the "Oh So Ombre" DSP for my project - this is a $50 level freebie! 48 - 6x6" sheets of wonderful!

I had recently seen another demonstrator, and then another, and then another use this paper to make the most beautiful Sunburst Cards - so I decided to try my hand at it and came up with this - 

By having the light ends of the ombre paper and the dark ends alternate - it gives this technique an amazing look - like a real sunburst of light!  I combined it with the Butterly Gala stamp set and Butterfly Duet punch - and I really love how it turned out.  You can see full details on how I did this card on my video - 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


Shirley Merker

Tracy Held

Annette McMillan

Sandy Ward

Maureen Rauchfuss - You are Here!

Terri Stewart

Joy Nelson

Sandra Roberts 

Julia Mazur

Nancy Reynolds

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 KREMNUC2 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

Friday, February 12, 2021

Cards for a Cause - Tim Tebow's Anti-Human Trafficking ministry!

So I put a little about this out to my customers earlier this month - but I want to elaborate.  I have been praying for awhile on what I could do to support a ministry with my business.  The whole Human Trafficking industry just makes me sick to my stomach and it's hard for me to even think about - yes, God has placed it on my heart over and over.  I'll be doing a FB Live video soon explaining how I landed on the Tim Tebow Anti-Human Trafficking ministry - so watch for that.  You can see more about that ministry and my plan to help on this PAGE!

So - Here is what is going on for February so far - 

This month I will be donating 100% of the sales of the following products to the TTF -

Hey Chick Bundle #158627  Price: $44.00

Hey Chick Set  #158190  Price: $17.00

Chick Dies  #158199  Price: $32.00


Hey Birthday Chick Bundle  #158631  Price: $43.00

Hey Birthday Chick Set  #154464  Price: $21.00

Hey Birthday Chick Dies  #158200  Price: $27.00

In addition I am offering this card kit - and I have only a few left -
You get three cards - one of each design - prepped for $12 including shipping; or six - 2 of each design for $20 including shipping.  Stamping will not be done for you - but you can substitute any images for the chickens and any sentiments as the cards are very neutral floral themed.  In fact you can see my FB Live HERE where I showed what a floral change up might look like.  All of my profits from these this month will also go to the Tim Tebow organization.  Email me at crazystampinglady@gmail.com if you are interested.  I'm looking forward to partnering with all of you can seeing how much money we can raise for this worthy and critical cause.  Thanks so much! 

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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  - KREMNUC2
 *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

Saturday, February 6, 2021

So many cute little Zebras!

So - I just love these little guys!  They are just so stinkin' cute!  One of our neighbors has zebras which is also so fun - whenever you drive by you'll see cars along the road taking pictures.  It is quite a site to see Zebras in Prescott, AZ.

Zany Zebras Cling Stamp Set #152536  $19.00

Last week I posted what I did with the scraps of Rainbow Glimmer Paper I was using for a class (you can check that out HERE) - well, here are the cards we made in class I was referring to.  We used strips of the glimmer paper - which worked wonderful with the zebras - because it brought a lot of a color to cards with black and white animals.  Just stamped them and punched them and layered them on black, onto the pretty glimmer colors.  I just love how they turned out.


On the inside we added some fun sentiments and some little party hats!
Here is another one - little bit different colors of glimmer paper - but still just as adorable.  Who is it time for you to celebrate?  This would be the perfect card to do it with! So much fun!!

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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  - KREMNUC2
 *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, February 5, 2021

Feb. First Monday Challenge - CASE the Catalog - Join the FUN!

Okay - here's our Feb. Challenge - the challenge is to CASE (Copy and you can add your own take on it) any card in the current Annual catalog or Jan - June Mini. Post your entries on my Facebook post pinned at the top of my business page - www.facebook.com/Crazy-Stamping-Lady-818228691544155 in the comments - or email them to me at crazystampinglady@gmail.com indicating February First Monday Challenge in the memo. Be sure to include a reference to the page your card was CASED from. I will draw after the deadline for a fun prize! Play along with us this month!!

I shared my take on this challenge this week, but CASING a card from page 10 of the current Jan.-June Mini Catalog.
You can see the full video on it's creation here -

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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  - KREMNUC2
 *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, February 3, 2021

Global SU Share Fair Blog Hop - CASE the August 2020 Share Fair Card

What a fun blog hop - we are each picking one of the projects from the August 2020 SU Global Share Fair and CASEing it!  It was really hard to choose which one I wanted to CASE, but I landed on Terri Kerfoot Stewart's card/gift card holder - and that was it!  Here's her project -

So I decided to make this with the current Level 1 Sale-a-bration item - Flower and Field DSP.  It is amazing paper - and the black background just makes the colors pop!
So I pretty much followed the tutorial - used a different punch for my notch; and a little different layout for my paper inside.
Found a gift card that goes perfectly with these colors :)
Here you can see I added some paper in the slot where the gift card goes before I sealed it around the two edges.
 
Then finished off the front of the card with some Happy Birthday Wishes from the Many Messages Bundle!
Here it is lying flat so you can better see how it all came together!
Hope you liked my project - if you did - please leave me a comment.  Then hop on through all the other blogs to see their amazing CASES!


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SPECIAL OFFER FOR THIS HOP -

Place any order of $50 or more between now and February 7, 2021 using the hostess code below - and I'll send you the tutorial for all for all the projects we created in August 2020!  Plus that order will also get you a FREE Sale-a-bration item - and you could choose the beautiful Flower and Field DSP I used in my project!

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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 - KREMNUC2*
 *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. To redeem your benefits just click the little gift package shown at check out in the upper right hand section of the screen.  

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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