One tradition I really love here in Hawaii is that May Day is Lei Day! Now, I’m not super good about getting and giving lei on that day (cause it seems to sneak up on me every year) but I just LOVE that so many people get into dressing up and gifting flowers! Its’s fantastic.
While I don’t have a lei to share, todays imagery reminds me vaguely of a hibiscus. Which I ADORE. They are the most cheerful and happy flowers I can think of. I love their bright bold colors. And, in perfect timing, we have a bunch blooming in our neighborhood. Just in time for May Day.
This stamp set is the tranquil thoughts stamp set. And, though the set calls to mind tranquility, you can bring in some mango melody and BAM you have a big bright ‘almost’ hibiscus. HAHA!
That’s one of my favorite things about stamping– you can make any stamp set/imagery so versatile.
You can tell I liked this so much that I decided to make it the cover artwork. 🙂
If you are local, we would love to invite you to swing by our Waikapu Spring Pop-Up in Waikapu Gardens! It will be a total celebration of Spring, Moms, and all things local!!
Head on over to check out what Anne and Cheryl have for you on this May Day!
I don’t know exactly why that this set SCREAMED April to me, but when I saw it, I knew it had to be… (maybe the april showers bring may flowers… ??) Except we will have flowers in APRIL!
This Cup of Tea set is super versatile! I love the hints of spring time by choosing the fresh freesia and parakeet party to brighten up the page. It easily could work for fall too, with some simple swaps of color.
I used smoky slate for the cup base and developed a super simple, easy image to use on cards, calendars, tags… you name it!
April is always a promising month to me— means only 1 page turn until May–which is the RELEASE to summer! HOORAY!
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Even though spring doesn’t OFFICIALLY begin until later March, if you ask me, I start looking to spring as soon as we turn the calendar page to March. And what better way is there to bring in March than with this songbird?
Costal Cabana is the perfect color for our sweet soloist. And, spring blooms with flirty flamingo flowers and pear pizzazz leaves. I love this stamp set. Such sweet imagery is perfect for cards and calendars!
For me, March means SPRING BREAK is imminent. And, then it’s whirlwind of crazy which seems to fly by and THEN IT IS SUMMER. Glorious summer. Now, I realize we have 2 more calendar pages before summer, but IT IS GETTING SO CLOSE. I can FEEL it.
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Well— January just flew by— I feel like it was just a blink ago that we were welcoming the new year!
As we look forward to the month of love— just wanted to have you take a peek at this stamp set: True Beauty.
Old olive and polished pink give it the valentine vibes, but using florals helps keep it more ‘all occasion’. I personally love these types of stamp sets. The solid images allow for #simplesstampin’ and you can change up the color scheme to completely change the feel of the images. It’s a perfect, all around just solid floral to have in your collection.
I actually have a small handful of these calendars still available! They’re on sale half off! If you’re interested, contact me and we can arrange local pick up or shipping. This could be a fun little gift for your ‘galentine’!
Our friend, Cheryl will be taking a break this month, but go check out the project Anne has for you!
What a good sentiment to begin the year with. Especially since the past several years have been less than fabulous for many of us—. Starting the new year right!
I chose this stamp set called Simply Fabulous because I loved the sentiment. And the simplicity of the stamp set.
If you’ve payed attention lately, you will have noticed that my calendars have gotten back to basics. Simple stamping shall we say. I would love to say this is intentional, but it’s really because I procrastinate—. I make 90 of these little calendars every year and I usually wait until the absolute last minute and panic stamp them all. But. It’s caused me to be more creative and stretch my stampin’ brain muscles. So that’s been a good challenge.
Colors used here include: petal pink, calypso coral, and Smokey slate— a fresh clean pallet for a fresh new year!
Hope you have a good start to 2023. And remember that you’re fabulous. Just. Because you’re you.
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Fall colors are my thing. I just love them. However, living in Hawaii, I don’t get to see many— (I’m sure many people must think that is such a small sacrifice compared to all the beauty that does surround me, and they would not be wrong—but I still miss it). So, when I have opportunity, I CREATE FALL COLOR!
For this post, I cheated. I used Christmas Season stamp set. But, it is a prime example of how you can make stamps work for MANY occasions!! Just a few changes of colors and BAM, you’ve got a whole new season!
The colors used here are Bumble Bee, Blackberry Bliss, Evening Evergreen, Cajun Craze and Soft Suede. These make the perfect fall pallet. I just LOVE blackberry bliss. (Ok, well I love all of them…)
Anyway, I know it is trite, but I do love this season–because it makes us pause and give thanks. And, we have lots to give thanks for. Especially now– when the world seems to be burning down around us– it’s always good to remember that HE sustains us and nothing is a surprise. He has all things to work our for our good and for HIS glory. Sometimes (a lot of the time) it doesn’t make sense, but that’s why He is God and I am not.
I am thankful for all of you too. I’m thankful I have a space to be creative and that I can connect with other creative people and that I have found a tribe on this big planet Earth that gives me such joy.
Speaking of tribe: Head on over to see what Anne and Cheryl have prepared for you!
And, thank you. Thank you, God for your amazing gift of grace–that we will be celebrating here in a few short weeks–but may we never lose sight of that blessing and gift.
Isn’t this the cutest little ghost you’ve ever seen? But, what is scary to me… is that it is already Oct 1. We are officially finished with the first quarter of the school year and I feel like we started about two weeks ago…
Anyboo– (see what I did there???) Fall has arrived– at least in the stores. Though I woke up to some rain–that I’m hoping is the beginning of our Hawaiian winter.
This super cute little ghost was from the Cutest Halloween set (now retired) — and it had a matching punch. Putting this all together went lickety-split because of those handy little punches…
The colors here are super simple: Pumpkin Pie and Gorgeous Grape… and a little swash of a blend in the grape to outline the ghost hands and a dab of flamingo blend for the grin.
Head over to see if Anne and Cheryl have anything scary for you today!!
Glorious sunflowers. You only have to be on my blog for about 4 minutes to realize that I love sunflowers—
They’re so happy. Just giant happy smiling flowers. And. I can manage to make something into a sunflower nearly every year. ☺️☺️
This year is no different.
Artistically inked gives us the PERFECT flower to make into sunflowers. And it’s so simple. Such a beautiful stamp set that’s super versatile and user friendly. You can use bold colors for bright, happy images—. Fall colors for sunflowers— muted colors for sympathy. It’s truly a perfect stamp set. Pair it with a set of sentiments and you can make any card you need.
September is the entry way into fall. And I’m ready. Bring on fall. My most favorite season (I do love me some summer cause it means school is out— but fall is the season I appreciate for its fundamental qualities. Heehee)
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