Sunday, July 29, 2018

Count DOWN - Less than 48 hours left – don’t miss this amazing offer!

Here are my FIVE top reasons for joining Stampin’ Up! Before 9:00 PM, July 31, 2018*

5)  You get an entire FAMILY of inkpads – this is a HUGE bonus offer and it expires the end of the month.  If purchased individually (10 pads) they would be a $75 value – plus no shipping – so you are saving $82.50 on this deal – and you get to pick the FAMILY of your choice!
plus you get to order up to $125 of any catalog merchandise that you wish (DO YOU NEED A BIG SHOT?

for only $99 plus tax;
and there is NO shipping or handling on your sign-up order!

4) You get an immediate 20% discount on any and all SU Catalog products!  Whether you are a hobby demo or doing this for a business – the savings and earnings start NOW!

3) You will get to pre-order products from the upcoming Holiday catalog beginning on August 1 – that is a month earlier than you would be able to get anything from that catalog than if you were just a customer.  This is a WONDERFUL perk for demonstrators.

2) You will be eligible to attend the HUGE Stampin’ Up! 30th Anniversary OnStage event in November in Orlando FL!!  These are always great events – but this promises to be the best ever!  You are responsible for the registration
fee, travel expenses, hotel and food.  But you will not be disappointed.  Registration opens in August – and I expect this event will fill up fast!
1) You get to be a part of my Crazy Stamping Ladies TEAM!  Click here for all the perks of being a demonstrator and on my TEAM.  Then stop thinking about it – this is a win-win-win deal – you have no further obligation to purchase after your starter kit – but, I can’t think of why you wouldn’t want to.  Just go to and click on JOIN THE FUN – the site will take you through the rest of the way.  Don’t wait till the last minute though, as if there is a glitch Demonstrator Support is only open till 5PM Mountain time – 1/800-STAMPUP.  So – let the fun commence!

Monday, July 16, 2018

From Alaska to the Greek Isles Special - DON'T miss it!

Hi Friends - Most of you know Paul and I will be heading out for our Alaskan Cruise courtesy of the wonderful company I work for - Stampin' Up! I am so very grateful to all of you have supported me and my business - and made this trip a reality!  While I'm gone - I want to offer you an amazing special!!!  I need to keep working toward the next incentive trip - so this will help me - and help you!  Because, after all, who doesn't need help getting more crafting supplies?!
You probably all know that SU! had a promo - buy 3 of the DSP listed below, and get 1 free this month!  Be sure to check that out and take advantage of the offer!

But here is MY Alaska to the Greek Isles Special deal - from 7/17 - 7/28/18 Midnight - I'll make it buy 3 of any like thing and I'll send you a coupon in August to get one free in the future.*  So, buy three stamp sets - get a coupon for one free stamp set of the least value; buy three stamp pads - get a coupon for one free stamp pad of the least value; buy three embossing folders - get a coupon for one free emboss folder of the least value - well, I think you get the picture.  The three items need to be basically the same thing.  This offer does not apply to the current DSP sale, but can apply if you buy 3 of any of the DSP's that are not included in that sale.  But anything else goes.  The three items need to be basically the same thing - but not the same exact item. You could do 3 adhesives - 1 glue dot, 1 snail, 1 snail refill - then the coupon would be for an adhesive of the least value of those.  Hope that makes sense.  You can do 3 stamp sets for a free one; and 3 adhesives for a free one; and 3 framelits for a free one, and 3 pkgs of cardstock for a free one, etc.  All orders must be placed online at my website by midnight on 7/28 - and MUST use the Hostess Code indicated below - 
*Coupons will be valid August 1st must be redeemed by September 29th of 2018 or will expire - as I need to earn the Greek Isles trip by then.  Coupons will be emailed to you on August 1. 
Since I will be cruising these dates, I will not be available to answer questions - but I think this is a special you won't want to miss out on!  So go to my website above and shop you hearts out! I promise to do my best to honor the essence of this sale - so we'll work it out if you order. See you all in August! ~Maureen

Friday, July 6, 2018

May Club - Polished Stone Technique

Polished Stone Technique I'm sure many of you have done this technique before - it's an oldie but a goodie.  So simple, fun and easy.  And each time you do it you get a little different result. 
Above is a close up of the sample we made at club to put on our technique card below  -  which also features some brief instructions!
Below are four samples of the cards we made - you can see that even though we used the same colors - each one turned out different from the others.  I did not re-ink my cotton - so from left to right is my first to my last one done with the same alcohol and ink.
Here's a close up of one of the cards - isn't that a lovely background?  The flower was then stamped with black memento ink (note - be careful your stamp does not slide - the glossy cardstock can be a bit slick); then we cut out the sentiment, scallop and leaf and added.  Final touch on the outside a little coordinating bow.
And a little flourish on the inside and envelope to bring it all together.  
Hope you liked this technique.  Stop back soon for more inspiration! ~Maureen
Click on any product image below to go directly to my online store - and be sure to use the current Hostess Code before checking out -

Monday, July 2, 2018

JULY is REALLY special this year!!!

IT ALL STARTS SUNDAY, JULY 1!  Raise your hand if you love a great deal!  Stampin’ Up! is offering two fantastic promotions in JULY.  Plus, the eleven NEW colors of Stampin’ Blends Markers are in stock and available for purchase! 
FIRST - our new BLENDS - 
Amazing colors - Lovely Lipstick, Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Flirty Flamingo, Highland Heather, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, Mint Macaron, Petal Pink, Soft Sea Foam, Soft Suede!  These eleven NEW Stampin’ Blends marker colors are available NOW!  Go to and click on SHOP to shop for combo packs (light and dark of each color for blending) in the new colors.  Markers are also available individually!   Don't forget to use this month's HOSTESS CODE -
SECONDLY - July 1 – 31!  THIS IS THE ONE YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR!  When you purchase the $99 Starter Kit (your choice of up to $125 in products) and join Stampin’ Up! in July, you’ll receive a FREE color collection of 10 Classic Stampin’ Up! Ink Pads as a bonus.  That’s up to a $75 value!  In addition, you’ll enjoy a 20 to 25% demonstrator discount on Stampin’ Up! products through at least January 31, 2019!  Learn more about the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up! and my TEAM hereJULY’S $99 STARTER KIT BONUS!  Choose from 5 Stampin’ Up! color collections in the new ink pad design when you purchase the $99 Starter Kit and join.  Please contact me for further information on joining at
FINALLY: July 1 -31:  The new Stampin’ Up! Annual catalog has the best collection of designer series paper EVER!  It’s even better when you can buy three and get one FREE!  Mix and match or purchase all the same! Note that this special cannot be included on the starter kit for the for the promotion above; but it you sign-up you can order this special on your first order in July!  Here are the papers you can pick from - click on any one to take you right to my online site and you can order.  Any questions - just ask me!  ~Maureen