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About clkondo

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...

Surfin’ Santa

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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!

 

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!!

 

It is LIVE

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The new Hannie Joy and Co website and online store is now live!

Go check it out at http://hanniejoyandco.com

I had noticed that I needed to clear my cache from past visits in order to get there the very first time. And remember…the blog is now at hanniejoyandcrafts.

I have the all natural Pitty Paste in the online store as well as several other all natural skin care products. I have a couple more that I will be adding soon as well!

Thank you to all of you for your support in this venture! I’m enjoying it (ok, not enjoying learning all the computer techy stuff cause I really am NOT good at that…nor do I want to be good at that) but I DO feel so accomplished now. HAHAHA!

Anyway, if you’re interested in trying something, use code HelloApril to get 15% off your order!

(And, if you’re interested in carrying HJ&C in your shop, just message me…we have wholesale options available.)

Enjoy!

Land of Rainbows!

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That old saying… April Showers bring May flowers…. WELL. In Hawaii, April Showers mean APRIL RAINBOWS!

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And the Sunshine and Rainbows stamp set is perfect for creating the rainbows! (Retired Occasions 2018 Catalog).

I used the coordinating framelits to make the clouds. One out of the white glimmer paper and one out of our vellum cardstock. See how they are overlapped? This hides the glue.

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The colors I used to create the rainbow are: Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party, Lemon/Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Flirty Flamingo, And Melon Mambo.

I just love how cheerful this rainbow is!

Also, I wanted to take a minute to update you on the opening of my new ONLINE store! Click HERE to go see it! ***Edit: apparently can take up to a week to switch domains. We are on day four right now. Will post again when it’s ready**** We’ve finally been able to create an online store to sell our all natural skin care products. Everything is made by me in my Waikapu kitchen! All the ingredients are all natural (sourced locally when possible). If you are interested in trying, use coupon code: HelloApril to save 15% off your order! When I get things settled, I will also try to use this online store to sell different craft items that I make as well. Keep checking back!

If you are already thinking ahead to 2020, and would like a to purchase the 2020 calendar template, fill out this form.  Once I get your email, I will email you an invoice through square and then once it is paid, I will email you the calendar, cover, and cutting instructions . You can make as many calendars as you would like for yourself and produce them as gifts, but we do ask that you please refer your crafty friends back to our site so they can get their own template for their own crafting. We appreciate you promoting our business, as well as spreading sunshine and rainbows (by sharing your crafts!)

To request a calendar, fill this out:

 

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