Friday, January 31, 2014

Starburst Technique cards....

Today I want to share the card we made at Club for our technique - it is the Starburst and I used one of my very favorite sayings "you make me HAPPY".  We use our DSP stacks with the current in-colors - and I absolutely love how it turned out. 

This technique has really become addicting to me - I just love making these cards.  Here is another I made with an extra Starburst I had.  How fun would these be to send to someone you love!
Below are all the project we made a my Club.  We're open now for new members - you commit to a $25 a month purchase and in return  you get all these great projects - you can't go wrong.  Contact me if  you'd like to join my club - it's a one year commitment!!  and we'd love to have you join us!!
Thanks for stopping by!  ~Maureen

Monday, January 27, 2014

Tootsie Pop Valentine

Sharing the cute little Tootsie Pop holder that we made for our Club 3D project.  It is soooo simple - you just take a 2" x 8.5" strip of cardstock.  Score it at 1" - 3.5" - 5" - 7.5" - fold and punch a small hole in the center of each of the two end flaps for sucker to go through.  Fold it up, and stick the sucker stick up through the holes and let sucker settle into the box.
Now decorate and give to see the smiles :)  Here is a side view.  This would be a great little favor for any holiday dinner - just change up the design and colors.
Hope you enjoyed!!! ~Maureen

Sunday, January 26, 2014

January H20 Projects - II

Here are the rest of the projects from our January H20 kits.  The first three pictures are of the other two cards you got if you did the cards only kit.  This one uses the negative of the love with red cardstock behind.
The last two pictures are of the two 3D items that were included in the mixed kit instead of the houndstooth card, and the card above.
Are you loving it???  Then you won't want to miss out on February's kit!  Find the full details in the H20 and the H20 order form sections at the top of this blog. Come on - quench your crafting thirst!!  ~Maureen

Saturday, January 25, 2014

January H20 Projects

Today just sharing three of the cards from our January H20 kit - I think they came out amazing.  Our customer's response was great!!  Think about joining and ordering your own monthly H20 kit - check out the full details under H20 and H20 order form at the top of this blog -
Stop back tomorrow for more kit projects! ~Maureen

Friday, January 24, 2014

Technique Club

For my January technique club we did the Starburst technique.  I've got to tell you - this technique is addictive.  It's a great way to use up small scraps of DSP to create a beautiful design.  Here is the 6x6" technique card we made for our binders.  We used the Venetian Romance DSP - so pretty!!
Here is just another angle to see the pattern - as I cut these and get ready to put my layers together I get so excited to see how it will turn out.  Once I start - I don't want to stop.
Hope you've had a chance to try this technique.  If not, be sure you do, cuz I'm sure you'll love it too.  ~Maureen

Thursday, January 23, 2014

January Hostess Gift

So today I just want to share my hostess gift for my January Club Hostess - as always I package it in a Chevron treat bag closed with a decorated clothespin.  Sorry this pic is a bit blurry.
And inside - this set of beautiful cards.  I am so in love with all of the watercolor merchandise in our Occasions catalog.  I totally cased the bottom left card from an image I saw on Pinterest - and then adjusted it with different colors and sentiments and layouts to get this set of four cards.  I also love both of these sentiments - "Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful" - how true!
 And "You make me Happy"  how great is that to send to someone you care about.
I hope Julie loved the cards - she was a great hostess!!  ~Maureen

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Homemade Mugs :)

So for Christmas this year Paisley and Prince made us mugs.  The first two pictures are of the one that Paisley made for me.  You've got to read what it says, "I love you when you're sad, mad, happy, glad, constipated, loving, angry, blue .... I Love you!!  How cute is that - she is a kick.  I asked her if she knew when I was constipated, and she said no - but it sounded funny - and I agree.  I love it!!  I is my new work mug!
Here is the other side of it -
 She also made one for Papa - obviously he is never constipated :)
 And the other side allows  him to be a "Duck Dynasty" character.
 Here is the one Prince made Papa - this side shows him and Papa together (he loves his Papa) -
 And this side says it all - the fish are a nod to their fishing trip a bit back.   Very sweet!
I'm afraid the baked marker images may wear off - so I'm glad I've captured them in pictures here, as these made us smile.  ~Maureen

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Brand new Christmas PJ's!

Every Christmas Eve I guy new PJ's for all the grandkids - I'd love to get them all the same, but the ages and sizes make that nearly impossible.  So here are the boys - Zavian and Prince's are just alike - but Kyan had a bit of his own style.

And the girls - I was able to get Paisley, Kamili and Makai's all alike, but Zamarah had to have different PJ bottoms - oh well - I still think they all look adorable.
Here's the whole crew after a fun night of goodies and stocking stuffers!  How they make my life wonderful!!
 Love you kiddos!! ~Gramma

Monday, January 20, 2014

Christmas Gift Exchange - Final installment :)

I lied - I had promised yesterday was the last of our gift exchange - but I missed a couple pics - so had to share.  Here's Paula with her cute package from Maria
 And inside these four beautiful cards.
The last gift is my wreath that I made for Sarah - as you can see, it is very similar to the one she gave away.
So that is really it - I'll close with a picture of the great food we shared and you can see the beverages in the background.  What a fun day with a wonderful group of ladies!

See you all soon ~Maureen

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Gift Exchange - Part III

So this is it - my final installment of our Christmas gift exchange - enjoy!!!
Lois' card and hand made scarf from Delores
Amazing stamped and embossed wrapping from Delores
Maria's homemade natural body scrubs from Heidi
Beautiful packaging from Heidi
Maureen's beautiful jewelry and card from Diane
Handmade gift bag from DSP from Diane
See you soon!!! ~Maureen

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Gift Exchange - Part II

Here are more of the great gifts -
Diane's gift from Sarah - sorry it's blurry.
And the lovely gift wrapping.
Kathy B's card from Darlene
All of Kathy B's goodies!!
And her cute little NOEL banner from Darlene!
 More tomorrow ~Maureen

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Our Christmas GIft Exchange

Okay - soooo sorry for the delay - I thought I'd better try and get all my Christmas Posts done before January's over :)  Can't believe how time flies - so enjoy seeing all the great items we exchanged over the next few days.  We just asked that something be stamped - it could be the item or the wrapping or both. 
Christel's gift from Paula
She painted the sign and included the wine :)
And the packaging was adorable.
Darlene's beautiful candle and cute bag from Christel.
Delores' gift from Lois
Close up of the stamping and ornament she included
  Stop back tomorrow for more great gifts!!~Maureen

Monday, January 13, 2014

December H2O kits - Part 2

Today I'm sharing the final projects that members received in their December H20 kits.  Kits included everything (except adhesives and clear blocks) to complete the projects shown.  January kits went out this weekend.  If you'd like to sign up for the next month (February) click on the H20 information at the top of this page.  This first picture was the inside of the first card from yesterday's post - sorry I didn't post it with it.
Customers received one or the other of the two projects below depending on if they chose the kit of mixed cards and 3D  items - or if they picked the cards only kit.
H20 is a great way to quench your crafting THIRST - consider joining.  ~Maureen