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…
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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!
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.
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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!)
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.
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Though we seem to be in the still very cool (ish) weather of a Maui winter, we know spring is coming!
I just loved this little stamp set. It was a hostess offering in the spring 2018 occasions catalog called Yay You. And I fell in love with the little banner stamp.
I love that the pennant can be used for just about any occasion and it kind of reminded me of those decorative flags you could put out on the front porch that changed with the seasons…. This one is welcoming spring!
Hope you are having a great start to march!
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I hope 2019 finds you with happy hearts! This 2018 Occasions stamp set, Heart Happiness (now retired) made my heart smile. I liked it cause it has an array of nice and not-to-fancy hearts. Perfect for many occasions.
I used it to make this month’s calendar along with blushing bride and berry burst inks and papers. It’s such a simple layout and design and can easily be transcribed to a clean and simple card front… Perfect for that friend or significant other…for whomever’s heart you’d like to make happy!
Oh! I had a fun little idea to share for you DIYers out there… This comes follower, Roberta. Instead of gifting the entire calendar at once, she sends her friends the next calendar page one month at a time with a little note! This most DEFINITELY makes my heart happy.
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I LOVE decorating for Christmas (hate putting it away, but that is another post for another time). When I saw this Season of Whimsy stamp set (2017 Holiday Catalog, host only stamp set), I KNEW I had to have it. And, as a host only set, I had to strategically plan how I was gonna be able to earn it. Hee Hee….
These ornaments are SO fun. And they work perfectly for the watercolor wash look that is so popular right now (And, SO easy to do, because it doesn’t have to be perfect at all.
I chose traditional Christmas colors here (old olive and real red) and used crumb cake paper backing. It’s fast and simple.
Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas season. I hope you get to spend time making things (gifts, cookies, Christmas cards…). These are the most fun times!
If you enjoy being creative and would like to make your own calendar, this year, I have something new for you: The PDFs of these calendars! It will look exactly like the calendar above (same fonts) but will be 2019. For $5 you can get the files (calendar, cover page, and cutting instructions) and make as many calendars as you would like! These make PERFECT gifts for family, friends, co-workers. The easels are available in many craft and hobby stores. They fit perfectly in the Stampin’ UP! clear card boxes and make a gorgeous gift. Fill out the form below and I will email you an invoice through square. Once paid, I will email you the files!
When you make your pages, upload to instagram and tag @hanniejoyandco so we can see your beautiful creations!
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