Sunday, June 29, 2014

Father's Day Goodies

Just had to share the Father's Day goodies hubby got from our daughter Heidi. This bottle of wine and card.
The card was part of the May Paper Pumpkin kit.  This was a really nice set, and if you didn't want or need Father's Day these would be great masculine birthday cards.  Just look at all the great details on here.
Then she got him a nice bottle of red wine -but the kicker was it was dressed up with a tie - and yes - a tie tac.  It was such a cute presentation. How fun!!
Hope you enjoyed - stop back soon!  ~Maureen

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Paper Pumpkin plus a FREE class - two days left!

Ok all you crafters, so I am re-signed up for Paper Pumpkin!
(Stampin' Up's! monthly subscription that comes straight to your house.)
These are great kits that includes everything you need to create the projects inside including a small photo-polymar stamp set.
I have been having a great time with the last two kits and I want to encourage everyone to give it a try! or a try again!  
SU has really improved these kits and they are so CUTE!
Right now (through June 30) if you pre-pay for a three month trial - I will give you a 
Paper Pumpkin class FREE!!!  
You will receive 3 months of kits (one per month) at the total cost of $59.85.  
Plus you don't have to worry about canceling if you decide not to keep it, since it is pre-paid!!!  Here is what you need to do...
* Click here , put Paper Pumpkin in the search box and choose the 3 month subscription 
item # is 137859, then enter this hostess code U4CVFFVG on the bottom left corner of the ordering screen. Pay for the order and check out.
*Once you finish you will get an email with the information to fill in on the paper pumpkin website.  
If you want to take a look at the website and see what it is all about click here.
When I have received your information that you placed the order, I will send you the invite on the Free Paper Pumpkin Class I will be holding Where you will get an additional Paper pumpkin kit!!! and a free goodie:).  
Want to see some samples of last months and previous kits Here

Looking forward to creating with you!
Stampingly ~Maureen

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Simple Work of Art

So I am just in love with SU's new Work of Art stamp set - it makes such cute, simple, amazing cards.  Here I made a welcome card for two of my newest downline.
Here's the same in yellow as thank you's for my helpers at my last downline meeting.
And some in purple - just "thinking of you' cards.
Here's the set, and as I said it is amazing. But if you get it in wood it is a bear to get back in the box.  Thank you Sarah for figuring it out for me.  Now I have a picture to follow :)
See you all soon!  ~Maureen

Friday, June 20, 2014

Clay Creations

My granddaughter Paisley sent me these pictures of some cute little clay creations she made.  I think she did an amazing job.  Here's a cute little girl, front and back.
And a fun toothbrush and toothpaste tube with Happy Faces :)
Guess creativity really runs in the family!  ~Maureen

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Sarah's Samples

Today I'm sharing the three samples Sarah brought to the downline meeting - she made these cards with a group at one of her stamp camps - how adorable are they!?!

You can see more of Sarah's great work at her blog - Project Stamp -  Thanks for sharing ....~Maureen

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

More great samples....

Here are a couple more great samples from my downline Crazy Stamping Ladies - great inspiration!
Lois CASEs a card from the catalog.
Paula displays her work of art!
Next month I've got to take them out of the cello bags before taking the pics to get rid of that glare.  Thanks ladies - great cards!!! ~Maureen

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Samples from Kathy B.....

At our meetings we have a share table where my downline can bring some of the amazing projects they'be been working on.  Today I want to share a group of wonderful cards from Kathy B.....
Aren't they wonderful.   Tomorrow I'll share some more of what my CSL's shared.  ~Maureen

Monday, June 16, 2014

In Color Sampler

At our last downline meeting we made these great in-color samplers - these are a great tool for the demonstrators to use at workshops to highlight these amazing colors, as well as how the ribbon, ink and cardstock all coordinates so perfectly. 
Here's the entire set put together - sorry about the glare!
Hello Honey
Lost Lagoon
Mossy Meadow
Tangelo Twist
Blackberry Bliss - so this picture is really washed out - don't know why.  But you can see how cute the card is.  To see a  more accurate color of Blackberry Bliss - check out the sampler at the top (the one with the glare :) )
 See you all soon!! ~Maureen

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Tap, Tap, Tap

Look at this great card we made at our Downline Meeting last week.  Heidi volunteered to one of our projects this month and this is what she came up with.  The card uses our Tap, Tap, Tap set and the Gorgeous Grunge set for the ink splatters.
 We stamped, watercolored, highlighted and cut out the typewriter and popped it up on dimensionals. Here's a close-up of the typewriter.
 Wanna come and be a part of my team of Crazy Stamping Ladies? You can stamp with us too!!  Join now for just $50.  Click the link below to sign-up now, or contact me for full details!
See you soon!  ~Maureen

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Undefined snail

Little late in posting this - but this is the stamp that Heidi carved at our open house to show the great Undefined line of products from Stampin' Up!   With these products you can turn  your own artwork into your own rubber stamp creation.
The snail on the left is the stamped image, the one in the middle is the actual stamp she carved and on the right is the picture she drew and used to make the stamp.  This is such a fun and creative way to show your own artwork.  Just email me if you'd like to know more. ~Maureen

Friday, June 13, 2014

Blendabilities Demonstration

At our Downline meeting Heidi demonstrated our fantastic blendabilities for the group. 

Here she is talking about them - the tips, the caps, the sets, etc.
She then showed how she starts with the darkest in the color group and moves to the lightest, blending as she goes; and then goes back in and adds depth with the dark again, and highlights by lifting some off some of the color with the color lifter.  These markers are amazing.
Here's her finished card - how beautiful is that. 
Thanks Heidi for a great demonstration. ~Maureen

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Work of Art demo from Kathy B

At our downline meeting Kathy B offered to demonstrate a fun (out of the box) way to use the amazing new "Work of Art" set.  Here she is demonstrating this quick and easy card - done in about 5 minutes - and a great use of the set.
 Just a single layer card, a great set and some beautiful SU colors.
Voila!  There you go - card all done!  Thanks a bunch Kathy!
See you soon! ~Maureen

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

New Thick Baker's Twine

Just a quick posting of our new thick baker's twine in our 2013-15 In-Colors.  I LOVE it.  It is going to be so fun to play with on my next cards.  This was a little gift for our first 10 RSVP's for open house.  It's similar to how our ribbon shares will be packaged.  Remember, I need to know by 5PM if you want to participate in this first round of shares. Check out yesterday's post for full details.
See you soon!  ~Maureen

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A Heart from Paisley

Just had to share this text I got from my grand-daughter Paisley in Arizona.  She sent it to me the other morning after dropping some water on the counter - it looked like a heart and made her think of me.  How sweet is that.  Sure miss her - can't wait to see her and her whole family in July!
Love you sweetie!  ~Gramma
I'm now taking sign ups for NEW Catalog Ribbon Shares - This is a great way to get a wonderful assortment of ribbons to use on your projects without breaking the bank by having to buy all the full spools.  You can see all of the ribbons on pages 206 and 207 of the Current SU catalog.  Each ribbon share will be wound on a cardboard base and in a plastic sleeve for it's protection.  The price given includes shipping and handling and tax - so it is exactly what you'll pay.  Check out the "I want it all bundle" at the end for some FREE ribbon - 
Metallic/Vintage RibbonShare ($9.50): This bundle includes 1 yard of Venetian Crochet Trim, 2 yards of Gold 1/8" Ribbon, 2 yards of Gold, Silver, Very Vanilla and Whisper White 5/8" Satin Ribbon. 11 yards of these wonderful metallic/vintage fibers!

Twine Share ($6.25): This bundle includes 2 yards each of the 5 colors (Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Strawberry Slush) of Thick Baker's Twine in addition to 3 yards each of the 7 NEW colors (Basic Black, Basic Grey, Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Crushed Curry, Old Olive and Tangerine Tango) of Baker's Twine. 31 yards of fun trim to play with!
1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain RibbonShare ($10.95): This bundle includes 2 yards of each of the fabulous new colors (Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Crushed Curry) of 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon. That's 10 yards of this nice, wide, ribbon!
3/8" Stitched Satin RibbonShare ($10.95): This bundle includes 2 yards of each of the awesome NEW IN COLOR Ribbon!! This year's new In Colors are Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow and Tangelo Twist… all fabulous! Get 10 yards of ribbon to show off these hues.
1/4" Cotton Ribbon Share ($17.25): This bundle includes 2 yards of each of all 12 new colors of this ribbon. This ribbon ties BEAUTIFULLY – you're going to love it!! Colors include: Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Marina Mist, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White. 24 yards of ribbon are coming your way with this share!

1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon Share ($11.95): This bundle includes 2 yards of each of the NEW Colors in this returning favorite ribbon. The NEW Colors of this ribbon are: Calypso Coral, Early Espresso, Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi and Wisteria Wonder. 14 yards total is what's included with this popular ribbon!
I WANT IT ALL!  Complete NEW Ribbon Share ($66.85): This bundle includes ALL of the ribbons, trim and twine (100 yards!) featured in ALL of the shares listed above. When you get this share, you will also get 6 BONUS yards of ribbon for FREE!!!! The bonus ribbons are NEW ribbons that are not available in any other share. Get 2 yards of Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate and Soft Sky 1/8" Taffeta, putting your total ribbon amount at 106 yards!
My first share order goes in this Wednesday evening - so let me know by 5PM 6/11 so you can get started on all your projects!!  These ribbons are GREAT!  ~Maureen

Monday, June 9, 2014

Final Open House Project

So here's the last project you were able to make if you came by our Open House.  It's an adorable little treat 2-4-6-8 box.  You score a piece of 8.5 x 11" card stock whatever height you want at the 2" 4" 6" and 8" marks and then horizontally at the 1.5" mark.  This allows you to fold it up into a cute little open top box. 
Use sticky strip as shown to close the bottom and side.  Put in some little treats, crease in the sides and close by adding the banners and stapling.  You can decorate these any way you wish - aren't they adorable!
Here's our new product display and some project life samples.
Meg and Debbie shopping from our retired sets.
Heidi, Sue and Marie chatting and munching.
It was a great day but we still have tons of retired products.  So Saturday morning 6/21 we'll be doing a blow out sale - everything 50% off plus a chance to get bonus FREE sets.  Watch for details!!  ~Maureen