Saturday, July 25, 2020

Hopping Around the World Blog Hop July - Christmas in July!

Once again, so very happy to be hopping with this lovely group of stampers for the month of July as we start planning for the holidays this month with Christmas in July.  Each of our hoppers will make a lovely project related to Christmas - so you can get some inspiration and be ahead of the game this year!

All it took for me was to get my new August-December Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog - for me to smile!!!  It is awesome - so much new product, but also lots of returning items.  So I pulled out some of my old products and have been playing!  Here are two ideas - the first uses products from the returning Most Wonderful Time product medley.  It is cute and clean and easily reproducible.  I just love the little stars for the trees - and non-traditional gray packages. 
Then for my second card I used the returning Christmas Gleaming Variety Bundle - it was absolutely a favorite last year and I'm so glad it returned.  I especially loved the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP - and was thrilled they brought it back - it's even part of the bundle this time.  I paired it with some copper foil to match the copper elements in the paper for this beauty -
I really wanted to use returning products, as many of you may have these on hand from last year and can start creating NOW!  I hope this makes you want to get out your holiday stamps and start creating.   Now be sure to "hop" on through the rest of the blogs on the list below to see all their great takes on this same sketch.  Before moving on, be sure to leave a comment at the bottom of this post - they make my day!  
A little bit crazy and always stampin' ~ Maureen


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Thursday, July 16, 2020

SF 2020 - July - Anything Goes! - Blog Hop

Be sure to hop through all the blogs on the list near the bottom for tons of wonderful inspiration!
 It is an Anything Goes kind of month - which can be something different for each of us! 
 So I chose to share a sweet little gift set today.  I truly am addicted to paper - of every kind.  I love scrap-book paper - cards - notebooks - stationary - etc., etc., etc.  I just LOVE paper.  So I use it a lot in my gift giving.  Below is a little gift set I made - the largest one is a notebook covered and decorated - and the smaller three are coordinating note cards to go with it.  The paper is the Ornate Gardens Specialty Designer Series paper; and I used the Label Me Fancy punch to punch and layer my sentiments.

 But why stop there - I also decorated this cute little crate with coordinating DSP for a little not holder to set on your desk.  Again, I just really like how the Daisy Lane stamp set coordinates with this paper -so I added a 3D daisy using the medium Daisy punch to the front.

Here is the inside - showing how I stamped the note paper using the daisy from the Daisy Lane set - and added a coordinating RSVP pen to finish the set.
 This is just a fun and creative way to use all of our beautiful papers and make some wonderful little gifts for friends. ~Maureen
Once again, thank you for stopping by my blog.   I hope you enjoyed these projects and got some inspiration for creating something wonderful of your own.  I would love it, if you would leave me a comment below and stop back soon.  Don't forget to click through on each name below to see even more amazing Posts with a "Anything Goes" theme.  See you soon with more ideas!  

July SF Hoppers - check them all out by clicking on their links for some more great ideas - and please leave comments if you can, to show appreciation for their work :)

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Paper Crafting Blog Hop - Designer Series Spotlight - July 2020

Welcome to our Paper Crafting Blog Hop featuring talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. Fellow demonstrators from all over the globe including the USA, United Kingdom and Australia are participating. We have a wide array of fun projects and design styles to share with you this month - all spotlighting Designer Series Paper!

So - if you know Stampin' Up! at all, you know that their Designer Series Paper (DSP) is nothing short of amazing.  Every catalog that comes out seems to out do the last in this area - so I was so excited to focus on it this month.  I really just wanted to show how you can make DSP the star of your creations, and yet have some versatility with it.
For my samples I focused on using the Flowers for Every Season DSP to create three very different layouts - but eacg beautiful in their own way.  Each card uses a wonderful image from the DSP - that becomes a focal point per say, because really all that is added to them for the most part is some layers of cardstock; a simple embellishment - and a sentiment of your choice
What I really love is just the beauty of the DSP - each design is lovelier than the last.  And flowers are so versatile - these cards could be for birthdays, anniversaries, friendship, congratulations - or just a simple "hi" - the possibilities are endless!  All of these sentiments come from the Lovely You stamp set.  My biggest challenge in making these, is deciding which side of the DSP I want to use on my projects.

I hope you enjoyed my post and would love it if you'd leave me a comment. Now click on through to the rest of those hopping this month to see all of their wonderful creations! ~Maureen


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Monday, July 6, 2020

Monday Funday - Challenge #14 - Inspiration Challenge and contest!

Challenge #14 - Monday Funday! This week's challenge is an Inspiration challenge - see my post at and then add your card entry to the comments below the Challenge #14 post to be entered to win a prize! The challenge is to make a card using the image below as your inspiration -
Here's a sample of a card I made with an embossing folder to get your creative juices flowing - 

You will get one entry for each card design you post.  So get your creative thinking caps on and make some cards  -  and post to my Facebook business page under Challenge #14 no later than Sunday, July 12 at Noon for a chance to win a fun embellishment - good luck!   Here's the direct link to my page - click HERE! Just scroll down to Challenge #14. Can't wait to see what you create. ~Maureen