Thankful

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This time of year reminds me to take pause and remember all the many blessings that I’ve been given.  Something I should dwell on much more often, however.   Among the many include the joy, ability, and resources to be able to craft in such a way that I am lifted up by it. I’ve made so many fabulous friendships through this medium and I’m very grateful.

This month we are highlighting the Falling For Leaves stamp set (retired). I just love these leaves!

The bright fall colors help add a cheerfulness to the fall season that especially reflects an island Thanksgiving!  (colors include crushed curry, bermuda bay, old olive and soft seafoam) Thanks for stopping by today!  And thank you for the friendships support. Head over to see what Anne and Cheryl have for you today!

Magical Day

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Welcome to October!  Here in Maui, we are still waiting for summer to realize that it is time for fall.  But maybe this little wizard can help cast a spell for cooler temperatures!

When the stamp set Magical Day (now retired) came out, I just fell in love with it. (Remember the mermaid from August??). Anyway, this guy was in that set as well.

 

Looking for Fall

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When September rolls around, I start looking for fall… and wishing for cooler weather.  In Hawaii, the changes are subtle (it IS a little cooler, not a lot, but noticeable).  And it rains.  And ooo do we need the rain….

Anyway, to help WELCOME fall I have this month’s calendar.  The stamp set is Wishing You Well from the fall and winter catalog from LAST year (so now retired).  But I really liked it’s simplicity and ‘fallness’.

 

I used Berry Burst for the dark color and mango medley and gray granite for the rest off the colors to help us WELCOME FALL (Do you hear that, Fall??  You can come now.)

 

 

School has been underway enough to make it habitual and now we are ready for the season to follow suit.  Hope you have fun looking at what Anne and Cheryl  have for you!!

Magical Day!

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Happy August!!  And, I hope this day is magical for you!

This is the cutest mermaid I think I’ve ever seen.  When SU came out with the Magical Day stamp set (now retired) I knew I had to have it.  And, I knew she had to be part of the calendar!

One thing I LOVE about Stampin Up! is that they offer items in suites.  These are sets of coordinating products to help with the crafting.  This Magical Day suite came with glimmer paper and washi tape to tie everything in together.  I think that’s one thing I noticed that is important.  When your inks, papers, ribbons, tapes, etc.  COORDINATE it really makes a difference (as opposed to….well, that will work…)

The photos don’t pick up too well, but her body is painted with ink and an aqua painter and there is a smooodge (yes, that is the correct technical term) of champagne shimmer paint over the scales on her body and fins… it makes her all the more magical…

Head on over to see what Anne and Cheryl have for you this month!

Summertime Lemonade!

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And just like that it is already July…  I feel like summer is FLYING BY.  But one of my favorite things about summer is LEMONADE!  I am super fortunate to have an amazing lemon tree in my back yard and it gives the BEST juicing lemons. And I love to make up a pitcher of fresh lemonade!  My kids love to help as well!

This Lemon Zest stamp set (now  retired) brings  to  mind all the tastes and smells of summer when I see it!

 

I used daffodil delight, lemon lime twist and flirty flamingo to make the lemons!  This one is super easy… stamp and go!

Hope you are having a fabulous summer!  Hop on over to see what Anne and Cheryl have for you this month!

Pretty LIttle Pineapples

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Ok. So maybe pretty isn’t the right word to describe them but I did like the alliteration.  Anyway.  JUNE is here!  It’s officially SUMMER!

And pineapples are kind of like watermelon to me…they remind me of summertime picnics and barbeques!

When I saw this set (Fruit Basket–now retired) I just KNEW I had to have it. And the PUNCH! Just makes the cutest little pineapples!

And a couple punches and a fast stripe of washi tape and you have a very cute and very fast calendar. This same layout would work very well on a card or gift card holder!

I hope your June is full of cute pineapples and delicious watermelon and memories to last a lifetime.

Head on over time see what Cheryl and Anne have in store for June!

Orchids!

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May’s calendar page was one I so enjoyed making… even in it’s extreme simplicity.  I love this little stamp set, Varied Vases.  It also has a coordinating punch (which is currently bundled at 10% off, but won’t be after May 31!)

 

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I love that you can color the vase and flowers however you want.  And, for May, I wanted bright and cheerful!  And I LOVE orchids.  But, when they come into my home, they die.  A slow, painful, leaf by leaf death.  So, having STAMPED orchids allows me to enjoy the flower without harming any of the actual living plants!!  It’s a win-win!

Happy Mother’s Day to everyone!  Moms, aunties, sisters… all the wonderful women in our lives that have shaped and molded us into who we are.  I have several in my own life for whom I am eternally grateful.

Hop on over to see what Anne and Cheryl have done for you this month!!