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!!
So! Happy September! I can’t believe this has come around so fast! This calendar page is one of my favorites. When the Holiday Catalog came out last fall, there was a stamp set called “Cheers to the Year” (now retired) that was meant for New Year’s. Images of sparklers and wreaths for the holidays… but, I LOVED the shapes. The two different (what were supposed to be wreaths) circles had fabulous ‘texture’ and I really enjoyed putting them together to make some fun geometric patterns.
So, you can see here, the colors are light enough that they can be stamped over the text in the calendar and it still works. The colors I used were Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy, and Lemon Lime twist. The picture lighting isn’t the best but the cardstock is navy as well.
Happy September to you! Head on over to see what Anne and Cheryl have for you!
Happy March! Can’t believe it is nearly spring break. As a teacher, every month has it’s highlight and for March, it’s most definitely spring break.
So. The name of this stamp set is Ready to Pop. And it has this awesome little border stamp that works so perfect here. And the little punch (sorry, it’s retired) adds just the right flowers for some sweet sprintime blooms. The paper is blushing bride and the ink is pear pizzazz.
Thanks for stopping by today! Head on over to see what Anne and Cheryl have for you!
February is always a fun month for me… a return to a normal routine after the holidays and the anticipation of the summer (as a school teacher, February always is an encouragement…that I may actually survive until the end of the school year). And, I’ve always enjoyed Valentines from a crafting standpoint. There’s no pressure around the holiday like Christmas brings, and it’s opportunity to do something cute, simple and fun!
This February is no exception. The 2017 Occasions catalog had this stamp set, Yummy in my Tummy and the minute I saw it I KNEW this lovable beast needed to be in my calendar. (Sorry, the set is now retired… I know, so sad)
Such a super simple, easy image. And you can color, or no need… And, he’s just a little friendly smile to see as you change the months on the calendar.
Hope you enjoy your February! Head on over to see what Anne and Cheryl have for you today!
As I mentioned in March, Hawaii has a tradition of celebrating Girls’ Day and Boys’ Day. Well, March was for the girls. And MAY is for the boys! May 5 to be exact. And, the tradition is to fly a flag off the porch that has the carp on it. One for each male member in the family. So…
Here is our BOYS’ Day FLAG! (I technically need 3 flags for my family, but we have to pretend here). This cute little fish comes from the Jar of Love stamp set. (A set that has SO MANY possibilities. You most definitely need it).
Go see what Anne and Cheryl have for you!!
2017 is HERE!! Happy New Year! And a new year means a NEW CALENDAR! I am so excited. These calendars are so much fun to create. I had a blast for this year…
I love that SU did a celebratory New Year’s stamp set… called “It’s a Celebration”. (If you love it you have to act FAST, cause it’s only available till Jan 2). It’s perfect for Hawaiian New Year’s Celebration because they are some of the most festive celebrations that I have EVER witnessed…lots and LOTS of fireworks).
The way the images work, you can layer the ‘sparks’ on each other to ‘build the blast’! And, I love that it can be either a sparkler or an aerial firework.
You are in for a real treat this year! Anne (mauistamper.com) and Cheryl (createwithcheryl.me) are joining me again this year and we all will have our own spin on the calendar page for each month. JOIN US! Check back on the first of every month to see the next installment for our calendar series! Better yet, follow the blogs and you will get an email everytime we post
September brings this beautiful bouquet of flowers… From the Awesomely Artistic stamp set! Such a beautiful set of flowers.
As an aside, I’ve seen this stamp used as part of the new ‘coloring book’ craze…. the detailed outline image allows for the ‘zen’ coloring. Stamping then coloring! Couldn’t be more fun!Anne and Cheryl have something fun for September as well!