Sunday, April 11, 2021

March Cards for a Cause - Tim Tebow Foundation Anti-Human Trafficking

We had such a nice time on Saturday creating cards and raising funds for the Tim Tebow Anti-Human Trafficking ministry.  Thank you to everyone who participated.  There is a tab at the top of this blog to see what this is all about if you'd like to check it out.  But for now, I want to share the four cards the attendees got to make.  Each month there will be four new cards, refreshments, doorprizes and fellowship.

Card 1 - Ice Cream Corner Suite


Card 2 - Band Together set and Blends


Card 3 - My Meadow stamp set


Card 4 -Floral Essence Set and Artistry Blooms DSP
If you'd like to join us for our next Cards for a Cause event - let me know and I'll get you full details.  It will be Saturday, May 8 from 10 - Noon.  Would love to have you join us - and make some cards for a great cause. 
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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 - TJADQ26Y*

 *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, March 26, 2021

SF-2021 Monochromatic Blog Hop

 

Be sure to hop through all the blogs on the list near the bottom for tons of wonderful inspiration and to see how fun Monochromatic can be!

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So I love a monochromatic look.  If you have trouble color-matching - this is the way to go.  Plus I think it is great for masculine cards - so that is the route I took.  I chose to use all shades of browns for my projects - 

I started by creating this card- it uses White, Espresso and Crumb Cake cardstock for the layers.  I used the same colors of ink as well as Soft Suede, and created a collage type image using stamps from the  Beautiful World stamp set as well as the crossed line image from the Comfort & Hope stamp sets in our annual catalog (NOTE: both of these sets will be retiring May 3 - and are on the last chance list from Stampin' Up!).  The layer was then sponge around the edges with Crumb Cake and some ink sponged on some of the images to give it a vintagey look.
I also carried that look through on the envelope and the inside of the card.  To complete it, I added some little pearls colored with a Soft Suede blend to the centers of the compasses; as well as added some of the beautiful sparkly Fine Art ribbon in the current Jan - June Mini Catalog.  
Then for my 3D project I decorated a phone stand to match.  It started out as an inexpensive stand that I purchased from the local Dollar Tree.  
I traced around it on White cardstock and stamped it to match the card - then cut it out and attached with Tombow glue -
Here is what it looked like after - 
And here it is with my poor hubby's abused phone lol - you can tell it's been dropped and repaired with packing tape (at least not duct tape).  I had to use his phone, as mine was being used to take the picture.
I use one of these stands all the time to set my phone on while I listen to podcasts - and I use them for my classes to set my card designs on for people to see while creating.  They are very stable - so they work great.  So here are the two projects together - 
Hope you liked my creations - something a little different! Let me know what you think?!

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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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March 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 :)

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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 - 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


Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Paper Crafting Blog Hop - Happy Birthday!

 

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 projects that shout "Happy Birthday!"

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So for today's post I decided to combine a current goal of mine with the Happy birthday theme. During Sale-a-bration I made it a goal to use up all of my discontinued Designer Series Paper that are in open packages up so that I don't have any opened packages left. I (like you I am sure) am a bit of a paper hoarder. So I decided to come up with a series of quick and easy layouts to accomplish that. Here is my first card - it is made with current DSP for the blog hop - I used the Artistry Blooms paper and Happiest of Birthdays stamp set.
The layout is your A2 card base - first layer is 5 1/4"x4" and then a sheet of DSP that is 4 7/8" x 3 5"8". On this DSP you are going to cut it vertically at the 1 3/4" mark - then cut each of the two strips horizontally at 2". Then you are going to flip two of the pieces to use the backs and place on card as shown. After that - just add your sentiment and a bow and voila! Here is another example -
This one uses the same Happiest of Birthday stamp set and the Ornate Garden DSP. You can see it is exactly the same layout - but looks so different. My goal was to use retired DSP and make 10 cards with this layout today - so I'm going to show just one of the 10 I made - this one uses the Ridiculously Awesome stamp set and the retired Berry Sale-a-bration paper. You can see a full video here on how I made these cards here - www.facebook.com/818228691544155/videos/231556445331783
You can just never have too many birthday cards - and now I am ahead of the game with 12 more made with this layout and that DSP is well on it's way to being used up!
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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 PQND3ZWP 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

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Pretty in Pink!

I had so much fun making this card - I have never done a diagonal cut card like this - and I certainly have never done a card so pink!  I don't even like pink - lol.  But this beautiful FOIL DSP made me change my mind about that.  

I used the Love You Always Foil DSPs from the current Jan - June Mini Catalog - and they are just stunning. 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

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.     
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