Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Paper Pumpkin - NOW's the TIME!!

Okay - I know I have said it before - but Paper Pumpkin kits are getting better and better and NOW is the best time ever to order.  Just go to and click on SHOP NOW - search Paper Pumpkin and order the 3 month pre-paid subscription at a discounted price of $55 and pick one of the current Sale-A-Bration items FREE - but you MUST do this by March 31st - because then this special goes away!  And be sure to enter this month's Hostess Code ZUFBAXVF right before you check out to be entered to win a FREE stamp set or class from me - up to a $20 value.  So check out what the March kit was -
It is stinkin' adorable!!!  You can view the video of the entire kit - HERE! I have been super happy with my kits lately - just can't wait to get each one and put it together.  And my grandkids LOVE doing the kits with me too!  So this is the TIME - a discounted pre-paid subscription - a FREE sale-a-bration item - and 3 amazing kits coming your way over the next three months!
Oh, and there's more to this celebration!! We just shipped our ONE MILLIONTH KIT! Was it the one we sent to your house? Maybe. But, we want to say THANK YOU to all of our subscribers. That’s why we’re sending a bonus stamp set with your April kit. (You won’t want to miss it, so sign up NOW and don’t skip or cancel your April kit.) 
As I said before, these kits are amazing - fun to make, all inclusive, an hour or so of a creative get-away delivered each month right to your door.  And you can suspend or cancel at any time - so what are you waiting for????
Any questions - please ask - as this is just too good to pass up!!  ~Maureen

Monday, March 21, 2016

Personal Post Monday! Prince's 11th Birthday!

So last week we celebrated my amazing grandson, Prince's birthday.  He is all about the lego's - so I used the verse and clouds from the "Sky's the Limit" sale-a-bration set for the verse and back ground.  Then printed out this Lego jet picture and colored it and popped it up on dimensionals over the clouds. 
He got to choose his dinner menu - so instead of cake he wanted to go to Culver's for ice cream.  So after school we went there and had dessert first!!! Here he is with his birthday "cake" and we sang Happy Birthday to him right there at the restaurant!  Isn't he a cutie!
Then he wanted pizza - so we picked up "Mini Murph's" at Papa Murphy's - they are make your own individual pizza kits and the kids love them!!
Here's my gift all wrapped for him.
And another view of the card - it was a tri-fold, and I really like how it turned out.
Finally - here he is with his birthday stash.  I told you he was all about the Legos!  Plus a new WiiU Pro-controller.  He was one happy and thankful kid. 
We love you so much kiddo - and are happy you had a great birthday celebration.  Hugs and kisses ~Gramma

Friday, March 18, 2016

2016 Spring Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

It's HERE - and I'm so excited to be a part of this blog hop - nothing better than the combination of stamping, blogging and coffee!!  Just click on the words "blog hop" in the first sentence to take your right to the hop and scroll down for the links to all the cards!  So here's my first card on the hop - It uses the amazing "A Nice Cuppa" stamp set and coordinating "Cups and Kettle" framelit dies from Stampin' Up!  You all know I am a coffee girl - but this teapot image was just too cute to pass up!
My favorite part - that adorable steam heart coming out of the teapot of course! The actual teapot and lid are popped up on dimensionals, which you can see better below.
Hope you like it - now off to create some more cards for future days :)  ~Maureen
Some of the products used to make today's project.  Click on any image to go directly to my SU! store ~

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy St. Paddy's Day!!!

Okay - so this week has not gone as planned - I can't be retired because I'm just too darned busy!!! But blog candy is coming - I promise - so check back soon, it will be worth the wait.  In the meantime - Happy St. Patrick's Day to  you!  Hope it's full of rainbows and gold - and the leprechaun's don't get ya!!

For each petal on the shamrock, this brings a wish your way. Good health, good luck and happiness for today and every day.  I know - these are four-leafed - but those are full of extra luck!!
So "Lucky O'Reilly" made a stop by our home last night leaving rainbow treats and a bit of gold for everyone - that sneaky little leprechaun!

Finally - Saturday is my Christmas cards class and I still have a few openings!  Here is a sneak peek of one of the card elements!  Why not join us!!

Crazy Stamping Lady’s Coffee and Christmas Cards!!* 

Starbucks Conference Room -  1861 E State Route 69 Prescott, AZ****

Saturday, March 19, 2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

 Cost: $20 to make four beautiful handcrafted Christmas cards and envelopes.**

YES, Christmas cards - I'll be holding this event each month through November, and if you attend each session you can have 40 handmade cards ready to send to friends and relatives.  Each month there are new designs.  This is always a really popular class - so plan to join us.

Price includes your choice of beverage from Starbucks up to a $5.00 value; and all materials prepped and ready to complete your cards.  Plus a little treat and a doorprize drawing.  No additional purchase necessary.

Be ahead of the game for the holidays this year - lets get-together and have some fun!

  Limit 8 due to space limitation in conference room.  Must email me at to RSVP and hold your spot, I will always confirm your place in the class by email or facebook messenger. 

Class must be ½ full to avoid cancellation – so grab a friend (or 2 or 3) and come make something wonderful! 
*Stamp Camp/Class/Club Cancellation Policies - PLEASE READ TILL END OF POLICY!! If you cancel your reservation at least 48 hours in advance of the event there will be no cost to you. If you cancel within that 48 hours I will try and place someone from the waiting and if that works there will be no charge to you; otherwise you will be responsible for the class fee (If a stamp camp - you will receive the material packet with pictures of the finished projects  (by email or on my blog) to make your projects.  Stamping may not be done for you, so you may need to adjust the project slightly using what stamps you have available. Or you can choose to purchase the purchase requirement for the event in merchandise from Maureen.)   If no purchase requirement is listed for the specific event, you must purchase 2 1/2 times the cost of the class/stamp camp/event or pay for the event. If event is cancelled by me - full refund will be given of any pre-payment. All events must be half-full to avoid possible cancellation. Check your emails before coming  for confirmation and to be sure events have not been cancelled.

**Products: Expired products may be used for these events - discuss with your demonstrator if you'd like suggestions on current product substitutions.  Must be 16 years or older to attend this event, unless other accommodations have been prearranged.
****Events at Starbucks: Please check in with me in the conference room, pay for event, and pick up the Starbucks card I have, to go purchase your beverage of choice.
See you all soon!!!! ~Maureen

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Sunday Morning Musings!

So - I just have to say that I am Happy Happy!!! I won this grandfather clock on Wheel of Fortune back in the fall of 1988 and was so excited as I had always wanted one.  But since that time we moved, and moved, and moved, and moved and moved - and through all that it just quit working. It has not worked since we moved to Prescott last June and I was so sad.  So for Christmas I told hubby that all I wanted was to get my grandfather clock fixed.  The repair guy who came out in January needed to take it apart and the pieces back to his shop.  He completely cleaned it, and fixed and oiled it (we had never had it professionally serviced) - then he ran it several weeks in the shop to be sure all was working.  And yesterday it came home.  It sounds like heaven when the chimes play.  What a wonderful warmth it brings to our house.  Thanks for getting if fixed honey!!!
Another thing that just makes me happy are homemade cookies. The kiddos have been gone on vacation all week and were coming home yesterday.  So I made a batch of oatmeal, toffee, chocolate chip cookies and they are yummy!  I just love how they look in this vintage cookie jar that belonged to Paul's Gramma.  They just make me smile!!
Thankfully everyone got home safe and all is well.  So glad to have them back.  Here's a meme for all my friends and family who don't live in Arizona - 
One more reason to love Arizona - no changing of the clocks.  Just saying - ha, ha!!!  Stop back tomorrow for some more stamping fun and a blog candy giveaway!!  ~Maureen

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Crocheting for our vets - another creative endeavor

Just a quick post today to show this blanket I just finished crocheting.  I'm working with a group crocheting hats, scarves and blankets for our local vets and homeless vets in the area.   In October there is a big event, where veterans are invited - with many, many resources for them - including the items we are crocheting.  They are free!!  We want to keep them warm during the winter months.

So, last month I made scarves and hats - but now I'm working on some blankets.  This is a full size and it is so soft - hope someone just loves it.  Just a funky pattern of stripes!  Now I'm working on a lap blanket that is really colorful - for one of our wheelchair bound vets. 
This is really rewarding for me - and a great way to use some of those balls of yarn I have in boxes!  Praying that each will be a blessing for the person that gets it.  See you soon!  ~Maureen

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Celebrating my team .... and my daughters!

So I spent the morning making a batch of these cards to go out to my top team achievers for the month of February.  One of whom is my daughter, Heidi - so way to go!!  This was a fun card to make - hope it brings a smile to their faces.  I love the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper and the balloon punch makes these little balloons so quick and easy!!
Here they are just before I got ready to send them out. Think I'm going to duplicate this design for some upcoming birthday cards.
Speaking of birthdays - today is my other daughter, Jenee's birthday - just wanted to give a shout out to that beautiful woman - hope your day is perfect in every way!!  Love you honey!
That's it for today - see you soon!! ~Maureen
Here are some of the products used in today's card - click on any image to take you right to my online store!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Two days to get this month's Paper Pumpkin!

Hey all - it's birthday time for Paper Pumpkin and to honor that SU! is sending this month's kit in this adorable birthday box.  Plus who know what other surprises might be inside.  But you have to order by March 10 to get it.
Just go to this link - to sign up and order.  Maybe just one month - see if you like it!   Or - you can prepay for 3 months at my website - just got to - click on the shop button, search for Paper Pumpkin and it will give you the pre-pay options - then order and be sure to use this month's order code - ZUFBAXVF.  The great part about doing this is you will also qualify for a FREE Sale-a-bration item.  Then you'll receive an email with a code you need to enter at the My Paper Pumpkin link to start your subscription coming.  Be sure to do it no later than March 10 or you won't get this month's kit.  
These kits are complete creative kits that are sent right to your door.  They come with instructions and a video you can watch online showing you how to complete the kit.  Each kit only takes an hour or so to make - and you get a nice creative break!  Take a walk on the wild side - try it - you'll love it!!  ~Maureen
Order your Paper Pumpkin pre-paid kits by clicking on any of the images below -