Monday, June 27, 2016

Family Fun - and a cute Gift!!

The last 8 days have been crazy busy!  My daughter and her for kiddos were here visiting - which meant we had both daughters and all seven kids in the house!   Talk about chaos - but fun, wonderful, crazy chaos!  So finally there is a little calm (although we have a friend arriving tomorrow evening with her three young kids) - so I thought I'd better post - quick!  We celebrated Father's day when they were all here - took Papa out for a nice breakfast with the crew.  Here's the card Jenee's kids made for him using last month's Paper Pumpkin kit -
Here's the card that Heidi made for him - 
And she added this bottle of peanuts - isn't that the cutest thing -
 Father's day was nice- and the girls included gift cards for Home Depot - so he can go and get the BBQ grill he wants for the back yard.  Can't wait to get that and start grilling out!
 Hope you enjoyed these projects!  See you soon! ~Maureen

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day! and 40 years! married

Happy Father's day to my amazing husband - he has been there for all of through good times and bad.  An amazing father -
Jenee - Paul - Heidi
 And an amazing grandfather to his seven grand kids -
Heidi - Paisley - Makai - Paul - Prince - Jenee - Zamarah - Zavian and Kyan
And here's our crew last November - It includes Heidi's husband, Aaron, who is also a terrific father to four of my grandchildren!  So happy he's our son-in-law!
Both our Dad's are gone and in heaven - but we miss them tremendously!  They were loving and caring - and always there for us - hope they know how much we love them.

And on another note - today is our 40th wedding anniversary!  Honey - I have loved you forever and always will.  Thanks for being such a terrific guy and taking this journey by my side.  Here's to 40 more!!
me and my forever sweetie
 Love you, Maureen

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Lots and Lots to sell - - means great deals!

So - I'm going to start selling a BUNCH and I mean BUNCH of retired craft items - due to the fact I need to close up my craft room (actually move it to a much smaller space).  My mother-in-law will be moving in with us soon (she'll be 96 in July) and we are re-doing that area for her.  This is the best decision for all involved, and I'm happy to be able to be here for her.  I'll be selling everything very reasonably and combining shipping costs for you where ever I can.  My plan is to post items in a file at the top of my BLOG called appropriately - "CRAFT ITEMS FOR SALE"  You can check there anytime for the pictures, prices and when SOLD - I will mark it SOLD!  So here are my first four - just to get started!
Boho Blossom whale-type punch - used but excellent condition - $5 plus S & H*
Large Tag whale-type punch - used but excellent condition - $5 plus S & H*
Snowflake whale-type punch - used but excellent condition - $5 plus S & H*

Triple Heart whale-type punch - used but excellent condition - $5 plus S & H*
  *Items will be shipped in Flat Rate USPS packages ranging in price from $6.80 to $18.75 depending on the number of items shipped (these packages are insured up to $50).  I will package in the smallest package possible and charge you the exact shipping - you can combine purchases to fit into boxes to combine shipping.  You must email me at to let me know the items you'd like and I will confirm total and have you pay through PayPal.  Any questions - please email me.  Items will be cross-listed in other places, but will be marked SOLD on my blog FILE when sold - so please refer there to what is currently available.  Thanks so much and enjoy your goodies!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Double-duty Sunrays!

So a while back I made these cards for my TEAM members who had reached certain achievements!  I really like how they turned out - clean, simple, cute -my style.
When I was done (I had used a few colors of yellow) I had all these pointy scraps sitting on my table and I did not want to throw away - so I glued them to a card front, trimmed off the excess ~
 And used it as a base to make this cute card for my grandson, Kyan, who was turning "3"!
 I really liked how it turned out, and loved that I didn't throw any of those scraps away - two cards for the price of one - can't beat that!!!  See you soon! ~Maureen

Friday, June 10, 2016

New Catalog Swap Part II

So here are there rest of the wonderful swaps I received - enjoy them.  I can see me CASEing a couple!
Created by Gianna Melone-Sardella
Created by Camille Waggoner
Created by Laura Miller
Created by Karen Monger
Created by Connie Bjork
Thanks for checking them out!  Stay tuned for more creations from me using my new sets that arrived this week - can't wait to play some more!  ~Maureen

Monday, June 6, 2016

Swaps!! Love the new catalog!

So one of the great things about being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is all the amazing ideas you get from other demonstrators.  I just participated in a NEW catalog pre-order swap and my cards came in the mail yesterday.  I'm sharing 5 today and the other 5 soon.  Enjoy!
Created by Jamie Hurley
Created by Michelle Beesley
Created by Aparna Goyal
Created by Katie Brandt
Created by Kay Capps
Thank you ladies for the great cards!  For more ideas of what to do with all these new products - check out our online catalog - HERE!   ~Maureen