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Magical Day


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


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!


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!

Pretty LIttle Pineapples



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!



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.

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


It is LIVE


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

Go check it out at

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.)


Land of Rainbows!


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


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.


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!

New things in store! (Literally!!)


So!  Many of you know that I dabble a bit in natural skin care.  I’ve been making deodorant for several years now, and it’s slowly growing….  And, As a result, I needed to create an online store!  So, I think it is JUST ABOUT READY!4503290544_IMG_9287 (1)

In order to accommodate this, I need to make some changes to this blog.  Beginning on 4/1/2019, the blog address will be  The nice people over at WordPress tell me that all the content should remain so I don’t anticipate that much will be affected.  I will be moving the over to my online store.  There will be also link there as well to bring you back here.  Either way, I am not going ANYWHERE, just changing some names around.

My new online store will have several of the skin care products that I make.  AND, if I can get it going, I will start selling some of the craft items there as well. Though, it is sometimes hard to keep up with just the craft shows that I do.

You can also follow me on instagram at @hanniejoyandco.

As always, if you need anything, message me and I will see what I can do to get it for you!

I wanna give a shout out to my BFF and photographer extraordinaire, Mel Werner who took the above picture and ALL the pictures over in my store.  She is simply amazing.

Thank YOU for all the support over the years!  It is only because of you that we’ve been able to come this far!!  And we will see you back HERE on 4/1 with our April Calendar Page AND the LIVE link to our new online store!




Hello Spring


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!

Check out what Anne and Cheryl have for you as well!

Happy 2019!!


2019 is HERE! I cannot believe how fast it came upon us! I am trying to become more intentional as time seems to speed up…because I feel that the memories go by so fast.

For the calendar this year I am doing something that is a break from the ‘normal’ Happy New Year page… I wanted it to be more of a resolution or a mantra for how to approach the year. AND…I got to use one of my favorite stamp sets…Rooted In Nature.

I fell in love with this simple set. It has a variety of trees and leaves and can make just about ANYTHING. The coordinating framelits also make cutting the images out a breeze.

For this month I used (left to right) blackberry bliss, berry burst, and rich razzleberry. The cardstock background is Berry Burst. The velum overlay has the sentiment that also comes with the Rooted In Nature set.

Happy 2019 to you. I hope it is a year of intentional memories and time with your loved ones.

I also have just a handful of these calendars left! If you would like one, leave a comment and I will contact you about getting one to you!

Stop by Anne and Cheryl to see what New Year’s excitement they have going on!