Friday, July 31, 2009

July Cards, Cards, Cards Stamp Camp

Very Thankful

Hi Everyone -

Here are the cards we did at this month's Cards, Cards, Cards Stamp Camp. We do 6 cards - 2 each of 3 designs for $15.00. This month we used the different images from the SU! Ronald McDonald set "Very Thankful". I love this set because for each set sold SU! donates $2.00 to Ronald McDonald House Charities - but also because it has four different unique looking images - something for everyone you would like to thank! Great idea SU! All three cards also used our in-colors and our in-color polka dot ribbon. The peacock was done using the thumping technique, and the card below uses the new Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper. My next stamp camp will be the end of August due to Convention. Check out all my upcoming events at my calendar on my SU! website Thanks for looking! ~Maureen

Final Round of Birthday Cards

Here are two more cards sent to me by my downline - they are such a creative group:


Kathy B's

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Final Deal of the Week ends Friday the 31st

Deal of the Week: Heart to Heart Punch
You're going to LOVE our Heart to Heart punch, especially July 27-31 when it's just $10.99—that's more than 30% off the regular price of $15.95! Item # - 113694

When your heart is full, you often want to show it. Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest, dimension, and color to your cards, tags, and scrapbook pages. You can glue punched shapes directly onto your projects or layer a sheet of card stock that has been punched over a coordinating card stock for a reverse effect. Punch has an easy-to-use thumb lever. Pop up the hearts to add dimension to your projects. The Full Heart punch is a classic heart shape that can be used alone, or also coordinates with the Love You Much stamp set:

Love You Much
Price: $25.95 .
Contact me now to order yours punch (and the coordinating stamp set) before this deal goes away!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Overwhelming Week...

So it's been a really busy week and I haven't been on here as often as I would have liked. Sunday Heidi, Kamili, Makai and I headed to Disneyland for the day. They had their Season passes, and I got in FREE for my birthday - what a deal!! It was so hot - temps over 100 - and we were melting - but had a lot of fun. I'll try and post some pics tomorrow. Then Monday night I spend getting ready for Tuesday when I welcomed 20 new International Students to College - it was our assessment and orientation day. Always a lot of fun as I welcome the new students - but also a lot of work. Tuesday evening I had my monthly Cards, Cards, Cards Stamp Camp - will also post those pics soon, and Wednesday our entire crew got together to celebrate my birthday - NO WONDER I'M TIRED!!

Here's a picture of my challenge card for our Downline meeting July 4 - the challenge was to make a patriotic card - which was really tough since we have few patriotic stamps in our current catalog. But I think it turned out cute, and I tied for first place in the challenge. The idea for the pop-out star came from Martha Stewart's website - I couldn't get the URL to work here - sorry.

Thanks for looking!

More Birthday Cards

Okay - so here are a couple more birthday cards I got from my downline - thank you all for remembering my special day!! Check out my previous post for more cards!!

My daughter Heidi (who is also in my downline) made me this card for my actual Birthday celebration this week -
Sandy's -

Friday, July 17, 2009

Birthday Cards

Okay - My birthday is Sunday the 19th, and I just had to share some of the wonderful cards my downline sent to me - enjoy!!



Diane's -

My Secret Stampin' Sis -

Pat's -

Kathy W's -

Julie's -

Heidi's -
Thank you all for the terrific cards and for remembering me!!

Giggley (is that a word?) cousins

These are my grandkids - I just love this picture. It was hard getting a family picture where everyone looked great - and the kids were just full of energy. But then the photographer was doing pics of just the kids and I think this just captured their energy - happy and full of giggles. I'm the luckiest Gramma in the world that they are all close by and I get to see them every few days. This was taken last Nov., so I need to get some updated photos loaded.
Kamili, Paisley, Makai (trying to fly :) and Prince

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Summer Fun Recruiting Promotion - Become a CSL!

Dates: July 15 - August 31, 2009

Promotion Details:
Become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator
with the limited-time $85 Mini Starter Kit.

Click here to see full details -

This is a great time to join Stampin' Up! as this kit is great and includes all the new In-Colors! I'd love to have you join my group of 22 CRAZY STAMPING LADIES as part of my downline. Contact me now to information on all Stampin' Up! myself, and my group has to offer you! You can sign-up today directly through my website - all you'll need from me is my passcode - so just let me know you're interested. I'd love to chat with you about all Stampin' Up! has done for me - and what it can do for you too!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Upcoming Stamping Events for the rest of July!

Cards, Cards, Cards Stamp Camp at Maureen's Home
Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Details: Cost: $15 Come join us and make 2 each of 3 terrific cards designs plus envelopes to add to your inventory of cards. We'll be using the new Ronald McDonald set "Very Thankful" for all three designs - this is a great set to use, as a donation goes to Ronald McDonald House Charities for every purchase and this new set features four stamps - each with their own personality. We'll have an on time drawing at 7:05 PM. All materials supplied to make all six cards and envelopes. Light refreshments served. Order $10 or more in purchases to receive punches on your punch card to earn SU merchandise. Bring a friend who has never been to one of my stamp camps, for an additional punch. Limited to 12 and you must RSVP to hold your spot. Come join the FUN!!

"Very Thankful" Item #115338 (Set of 4) Cost $14.95


Big Shot Class - you don't want to miss!
at Maureen's Home
Date: Saturday, July 25, 2009
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Type: Class
Details: Cost: $25 (or $20 if you bring your own Big Shot w/plates; or FREE if you purchased your Big Shot from me.) We'll be making a BUNCH of great projects using the Big Shot. Learn the basics to advanced, as well as some unique ideas. We'll be showing you how you can put your Big Shot to work for you in many different ways using not only cardstock, but fabric, corkboard, etc. Plus tips and an idea and tip sheet handout will be included. Light refreshments served and on-time drawing at 1:05 PM. Limit 10 sign-ups - so be sure to RSVP! Class purchase special - if you purchase a Big Shot from me on the day of the class - your $25 class fee will be applied to your purchase price; so come play and see the fun you can have with this great tool.

Big Shot Die Cut Machine Item #113439 Cost: $99.95

Monday, July 13, 2009

Loved this paper... Still love the set...

This is a project we made last month at our Anything But A Card (ABC) stamp camp. I love the Fifth Avenue Floral but I also loved this DSP - wish it wasn't gone. For the project we purchased metal flashing and cut to fit in the frame. The clothespin is adhered to the glass with sticky strip. At first we thought we couldn't use the glass, but the heavy duty magnets worked right through it. The project turned out great!! Check out my SU website for a complete list of my upcoming stamp camps and classes.

Stampin' Up!'s Deal of the Week!

July 13, 2009 Add just the right sparkle to every project with Stampin' Up!'s Square Fire Rhinestone Brads. You can purchase these brads for only $6.99!
That's more than 30% off the regular price of $10.95! Don't wait - this deal ends on Monday, July 20 at 9:50am Mountain Time.
Just go to my SU Website -
and click "shop now". Then enter #109112 to get your savings today! And while you're there check out my calendar for a full list of my upcoming events.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Hostess Appreciation Event 7/11/09

Hi everyone - yesterday my daughter Heidi (in my downline) and I had our annual Hostess Appreciation Luncheon event. If I had know I was going to try and get my blog off the ground I would have taken more pictures, but I did want to share the two make and take projects they got to make -
This is a 3x3" gift card made with Bella's Bloom. The new Melon Mambo in color worked great with Chocolate Chip and Old Olive - to create this cute little card that Heidi designed. Then I used all the cute jars in Stampin' Up's current catalog as the inspiration to design this little jar (which I purchased at Michael's) using Whisper White, Chocolate Chip and Crushed Curry. It also showcases the Daisy diecut. I love the touch of little butterfly on top - and then we had them fill their jars when completed with yummy chocolates.
We appreciate our hostesses so much and we all had so much fun! Contact me know to book your Stampin' Up! workshop so you can come to our next Hostess Appreciation event. Thanks for stopping by - M