I am a teacher, mother, wife, and LOVER of all things papercrafting. It's been my sanity (and sometimes insanity) for the past 10 years. I am an Independent Stampin' UP Demonstrator...which helps me pay for my passion...
I am not sure what it is about pigs that makes them so cute, but…my, they are cute. Stampin Up’s This Little Pig set is no exception. When I saw this set and the pig dancing with the flower, I just KNEW it had to be part of my calendar.
The Stampin’ Blends make coloring this cute little piggy a BREEZE. I love that you can layer on the color to add intensity and depth. And, having two hues of the same color really helps to make the shading possible. I love the fact that the alcohol ink doesn’t leave the streaks that regular markers would either.
I’m happy to be welcoming spring with This Little Piggy celebration! Stop by Anne and Cheryl’s blogs to see how they’re welcoming March!
Happy New Year! I cannot believe it’s the new year again. My mind and body still feel like they’re back in September. And even more than that…I cannot believe it’s 2020. A whole new decade. 2020 was that fictious year back in the 80s when I was playing with my friends that I felt like was SOOOOO far into the future that we would be flying around Jetson style with personal jetpacks.
Anyway, I hope this new year and new decade will be a new start. Fresh. A beginning. Don’t get me wrong, I am thankful for the memories and lessons and friendships I’ve made, but I love a new year like getting a fresh clean notebook. So many options for how to begin.
So, we begin this year with THIS Happy New Year Celebration Stamp Set. It was stamp set that was originally released to the Japanese market, but demand was strong for it in Hawaii, so they released it to us! New Years here is a BIG deal and such a fun celebration.
I’m excited for what this year will bring. And I’m happy to celebrate the New Year with loved ones. I’m also very thankful for my stampin’ friends. You inspire me to new creativity each year.
Head on over to check out how Anne and Cheryl are welcoming 2020!
I’d like to think Santa swings back around to Maui after his exhausting night traveling the globe. And takes a nice restful vacation right on our beach. And this is exactly how he would do it.
I think he would have a fantastic time in his vacation here.
I love this set, So Santa (Holiday catalog 2018). It’s hard for me to get into snowmen and winter scenes when it’s still 90 degrees going into December…. So this set adds that little tropical feel to the holiday.
Hope as you reflect on this year you take some time to enjoy the people around you who make your every day special. I’m thankful for my family and friends who are like family. And I’m thankful for my Savior who came to this Earth as a little baby.
Merry Christmas to you. And I wish you the best in 2020.
Speaking of… If you’d like to make your own little calendar in 2020, contact me. I have the template and cutting instructions available for $5! When I get your message, I will send you a square invoice and once paid, will email you the file. I appreciate your support of my small business. I’d love for you to print as many as you would like to make into gifts for your friends, but would ask that you please refer anyone else wishing to make calendars back to this site. This helps me support my business! (If you’ve seen this post previously, I removed the form because of spam…please contact me directly and I will get you the template.)
Go see what Anne and Cheryl have for you this month!
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!
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!!
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!
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!