Thursday, February 27, 2014

St Pattys Club Card

Today I want to share my St Patty's Card.  I am Irish - you all know it - maiden name was O'Reilly :)  So disappointed that SU just does not have much out there for St. Patrick's day.  So I made my own.  I took our small heart punch and punched little hearts out of three different green DSP patterns.  Each heart was folded in half and the crease was dipped in Tombow and then attached to the card so the leaves pop up a bit.  Put three of them together and you have a Shamrock.
The stems were used by using the cardboard circle from one of our spools of ribbon with Wild Wasabi.  We attached one of our tiny brads to the center of each Shamrock.  Added a little linen thread - and a sentiment -and what a great card.
I love the look of the delicate clovers - hope you do too! ~Maureen

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Stained Glass Vellum card

Today I want to show you the steps and the final product of the Spring Card we made using the Stained Glass Vellum technique.  The very first step was to heat emboss the flowers on vellum cardstock using white embossing powder.  Then we flipped the vellum over and sponged on color on the back using daubers.  We didn't have to be careful with the coloring here, as we're going to cut out the flowers.
Here is the vellum flipped back over and you can see the beautiful color coming through.
The we carefully cut out each flower and the stem of leaves.  Aren't they pretty.  So soft looking - perfect for a bridal shower or wedding card.
So here is the final result - we dry embossed the white later with the dots,  Punched a great tag out using our new tag topper punch, added some ribbon, dimensionals and pearls.
 That's it!  Beautiful- I really like the look of this technique and I love how the card turned out.
See you all soon.  ~Maureen

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Stained Glass Vellum Technique

Each month I share the technique we learn in club - and this month was Stained Glass Vellum Technique.  The 6x6" technique card below is what we made to put in our binders.  You can see the flowers are embossed in black, then flipped over and colored with markers from the back. 
This technique can be done very simply like this or elaborate by using several colors on the back and blending.  It is a beautiful technique and if you stop back you'll see the wonderful Spring card we made using this technique.  ~Maureen

Sunday, February 23, 2014

SAB Stamp Camp Card

So today I wanted to share a card I made with the Petal Parade SAB stamp set.  This set is just one of the items you can get FREE during SAB with a $50 order.  I've got to admit - this set did not appeal to me at all.  At first I thought I would not even get it - but I am so glad I changed my mind and did. 
Just look at this great card!  I got my inspiration from a card I saw on Splitcoast or Pinterest - it was very similar - and I thought what a great card.  So I changed it up a bit, put my spin on it, and I LOVE it!!
Added a few flowers to the inside of the card at the bottom and a few more on the envelope.  Such a fun set - and  you could change it up with many different color combos.  Hope you liked it!  ~Maureen

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Student worker Valentine's

Just wanted to share the cute little treats I gave to my student workers for Valentine's day!  You might have seen my previous post of tootsie pop holders here - so I changed it up a little bit and made these -
 Instead of using Tootsie pops I found the round strawberry and cream suckers at a local store and thought they'd be just perfect.  Here's a side view so you  can see the sucker.
 Lots of fun to make - and the gals loved them!! ~Maureen

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

Just wanted to share the Valentine I gave to my sweetie -
 So of the great Valentine goodies we got from the girls and grandkids -
 My gift to Paul -
and finally last night's dinner - steak smothered in sauteed mushrooms and onions, baked potatoes, steamed asparagus and Cranberry sparkling wine (needed something pink or red :) and coffee ice cream sundaes for dessert-
It was yummy and we had a nice evening together.  We're going out for dinner later this weekend - hopefully avoiding the Valentine crowds :)   ~Maureen

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Weekend Sweet Treat!

Two FREE Gifts for you with purchase - 
so let me sweeten the deal!!

Hi all - so today I want to offer you a SWEET deal!  Love is in the air - and I truly am thankful for all of you Crazy Stampers out there. So NOW through 5:00 PM on Sunday place any online order of $50 or more through my website - CLICK HERE TO SHOP :) and be sure to use the Hostess Code - T2AEBH9S 
Then you'll receive -
1) your order, of course, delivered directly to you anywhere in the U.S. - just put in the order where you want your order sent to.
2) your choice of a FREE Sale-a-bration product of your choice (you can see your choices by clicking on the Sale-a-bration brochure to the right side of my blog).
3) a FREE package of Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine - sent to you directly from me as a thank you!
4) and an entry to win "Follow My Heart" - this amazing clear stamp set - which is SOLD OUT and no longer available through SU!  
Sorry for the glare!

So there you go, what are you waiting for - stock up on some of the great new products in our regular catalog or our current Occasions catalog to make some wonderfully fun papercrafts - and get two FREE gifts and a chance to win an amazing LOVE set!!  How fun and full of LOVE is that?  ~Maureen

Monday, February 10, 2014

Valentine's for the Grandkids!

Today I wanted to share the FUN valentine's I made for my grandbabies.  I found these adorable Bubble Pens a few weeks ago at a Party store and loved them.  Many of you know BUBBLES are one of my favorite things - I have them at work and in nearly every room of my house.  I blow bubbles whenever I'm stressed -and watch my stress just blow away!! Blowing bubbles is also something I do so often with the grandbabies - so just could not resist these.

With a little Stampin'Up! MDS (My Digital Studio) magic I created the base card in the colors of the pens.  Then used a little ribbon left over from Easter decorating last year (sorry - not SU -which is rare for me).
And Voila!! a bunch of Valentines for some special sweeties all ready to be delivered with some candy treats!!  ~Love you all, Gramma

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Gramma Day with Zavian

Recently I had a fun Gramma day with my sweet little Zavian.  We did some fun shopping and he picked out a new SHARK lego kit.  Just look at that sweet face.  We were lucky that Papa had a day off work -so they got to work on the legos together.

Then the three of us went for a yummy lunch at Red Robin.  It was so much fun just spending time with two of my specialest guys.

Wish I could just bottle up all these hugs for when I'm having a down day - nothin' better!  Thanks for a wonderful day baby boy!  ~Gramma

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Shoebox Swap Cards - Part 2

The final four of our cards from last Saturday's Shoebox Swap, these are the ones I made of each of their designs -Enjoy!
Lyn's card
Maureen's Card
Paula's Card
last but not least - Virginia's Card
Thank you to everyone who came for the great cards, great food and great fun!  We'll do it again - soon!!  ~Maureen

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Shoebox Swap Cards - Part 1

Sharing half of our cards from last Saturday's downline swap.  These are my cards that i made of their designs.  Enjoy~
Diane's card
Kathy B's card sample
Here's my card - I left off the Valentine's sentiment so I can use as a Anniversary card.
Kathy W's card
Great cards everyone - stop by tomorrow for the second half.  ~Maureen

Monday, February 3, 2014

A Great Shoebox Swap

Last Saturday we had such a fun time of stamping.  I hosted a Shoebox Swap at my home for members of my downline.  Here are the tables getting set up for the event.
Some cute little Valentine decorations - those candle holders have sweet hearts in the bottom.
Place settings with a little Valentine thank you with chocolates!
Virginia, Kathy W. and Paula -
Lyn, Diane and Kathy B -
Stop back tomorrow to see some of the fun cards we made!  ~Maureen

Sunday, February 2, 2014


I know I have shared clouds before - but I really do love clouds.  I am just mesmerized by them.  So I wanted to share a few pictures I took this last week. The top one I just took today.

 This a couple nights ago.
 This one on our way to a date night.
 and finally - this is one my daughter sent me from Prescott, AZ.  So beautiful!
See you soon!  -Maureen