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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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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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.
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So, when we got the color Flirty Flamingo, I fell in love with it immediately. It’s the perfect mix between pink and coral and perfectly cheerful. And, I’ve always been attracted to this Kinda Eclectic stamp set, but never really sure of what to do with it. Until the color and the calendar came along…
And BAM. You have a butterfly flying in the sunset. Hee Hee… I like the look of a bold color with a very neutral and graphic background.
When it comes to card making (and calendars) I feel that I am being drawn more and more to simplicity in both color and design.
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Classic Christmas images… Stockings on the mantle… Love it…
Festive fireplace gives the perfect stamps and framelits to make that image come to life on paper! As we head into the Christmas seasons, I hope you can reflect on happy memories and make new ones this year.Head on over to see what Anne and Cheryl have for you!
If you’ve been following these little calendar posts, you will probably have noticed that I am a FAN of the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set (and coordinating framelits). HUGE FAN.
So, It was a no-brainer when trying to decide what to use for October… And, the corrugated cardstock!! LOVE IT. The background lines are from the Chalk Lines stamp set… You notice, that cover for the calendar is the same everything…just a different background paper color… Head on over to see what Anne and Cheryl have for you!
Oh Happy Day!! July 4th is definitely a happy day! It is when we can reflect on the freedoms we so enjoy…. and it also gives us time to pause and reflect on how we earned that freedom… by the sacrifice of so many… past and present… I am so thankful…
This little Banner Banter set is perfect for little flags. I LOVE banners… So festive.Spend some time with those you love enjoying the freedoms we have… and remember to thank someone who continues to sacrifice so we can enjoy those freedoms…
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