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Sweetest little patterns

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February. We are in the swing of the new year and beginning to look to spring coming soon. And Valentine’s Day is the start of the cuteness of spring. For this month, I used a non-traditional set to make this sweet scene.

Playful patterns is a fantastic set to have in your collection. It is a great set for subtle backgrounds and easy repetitive designs. I used flamingo and smoke slate to make the images. Super easy to do!

Who else has pattern play? I wanna see what you use it on! Post a pic and tag me! @hanniejoyandco on Instagram so I can see! Hope you have a special month with those love. And since we can’t BE with all our loved ones this year, make a special valentine and pop it in the mail. This is my challenge to you. Brighten someone’s day! LONG LIVE SNAIL MAIL!

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

Oh 2021. So happy to see you

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I’m not sure that there has ever been a new year that we’ve looked forward with as much anticipation as we have this new year.

So I’m happy to have a fresh new calendar to welcome 2021 with! For January, I did step out of my comfort zone and used an actual snowman image. It always seems weird to me to do much with snowmen or other winter scenes as…well, our idea of winter is about 76 degrees and partly cloudy…

This happy guy is from Snowman Season and he’s happy to be celebrating 2021 as well. Just a few swipes with the pool party blend and that adds just enough color to make him come alive.

I too am looking forward to 2021, but I keep remind myself to not put unreasonable expectations on the idea that just because 2020 is over we will be free from challenges. 2020 was a rough year for us, personally and collectively (as it was for everyone). And as I think back through the year I am so thankful for the constants I had in my life. My faith and my family sustained me through some dark times. And as I see this collective burst of anticipation for 2021, I just want to make sure that my focus is not on the year or the newness or any of the things that can change but that it remains on the constant that never changes: That my faith is my constant support and my family will be there for me no matter what the days on this new calendar brings. My wish is that we hold on these lessons from 2020 and they become the solid foundation for us in 2021.

I wish you the best of New Years and I’m hoping you can celebrate with those you love most (even if it is on FaceTime).

Head on over to see what Anne and Cheryl have for you for this new year!

Also! I have a handful of these completed calendars left. You will get a new image each month to brighten up your space. If your interested in one, contact me and we can work out the details!

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.

 

Happy Hearts!

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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.

Head over and check out what Anne and Cheryl have done!

Painted Harvest

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Happy November!  We are officially embarking on the holiday season journey and I can’t think of a better way than to have a calendar page with this beautiful sunflower turned harvest flower stamp set!  I love this Painted Harvest set.  You can completely change the look with with whatever ink you choose.  Pastels make it very springy.  Brights are perfect for joyful celebrations.

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Here, I chose soft suede as the petal ink and crushed curry for the center.  It is a super fast but beautiful stamp.  This set is so versatile.  If you don’t already have it in your collection, you should snatch it up.  Luckily, it is still a current set in the 2018-19 Stampin’ Up Idea Book and Catalog.

Take some time this month to pause and enjoy the holidays.  I am so thankful for so many blessings.  And, I am thankful that I have the opportunity to be creative.  That brings me so much joy.

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!

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

TO ORDER AN EASEL CALENDAR:

 

 

 

Pick a Pumpkin!

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I LOVE all things fall. And at the risk of sounding like I have jumped on the “all things pumpkin spice bandwagon”, I do love pumpkins. (Don’t care for pumpkin spice so much though… ) Anyway, I’ve ALWAYS loved fall and miss it SO MUCH now that I live here in the islands… So, we try to MAKE it look like fall to try to trick my mind to thinking it is actually getting cooler…

So, it is with this in mind that I made this October calendar page! I used the Pick a Pumpkin bundle from the 2017 Holiday catalog (sorry, it’s now retired). But, I do love the pumpkins. And the fact that the face on the pumpkin can be optional. The coordinating framelits have so many wonderful stems and pieces to go with! I just love mixing them together.

I used pumpkin pie (of course) and cajun craze for inks. This set makes such happy little jack-o-lanterns!

If you’d like to make your own DIY Easel Calendar, this year I have the PDF available. It includes the 12 months of 2019, a 2019 cover page, and cutting instructions. The formatting and fonts are the same as this year’s calendar. The calendars are quick to stamp since the format is 3 1/2″ square, making them ideal gifts. The easels are available online as well as in most brick-and-mortar craft stores, and an easel plus calendar pages fit perfectly in the Stampin’ Up! Acetate Card Boxes.

Cost for the PDF is $5. Fill out the form below and I’ll send you an invoice via Square, and once you’ve paid I’ll email your PDF. You don’t need an account to pay via Square. It’s easy as can be!

Just a note…this is the honor system. $5 is a very reasonable price for this PDF, and there are no limitations on your personal use. If your friends admire your calendars, please direct them to this post to purchase their own PDF. It would be easy to forward the PDF, but it’s not right.

When you make your pages, upload to instagram and tag @hanniejoyandco so we can see your beautiful creations!

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

TO ORDER AN EASEL CALENDAR:

Eastern Palace Blooms

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May Day is here! May always reminds me of full on floral blooms. Between May day in Hawaii where all the children in school have a May day program that celebrates all things floral in Hawaii (it’s more than that, but the flowers really take center stage). And mother’s day is full of flowers… May is really a blooming month! I love this Eastern Palace set because of all the intricate floral arrangements you can create with it. And they remind me of mandalas…which also remind me of flowers. I hope your May is full of flowers. Both in the literal and in the joy that life brings. Pop on over to see what Anne and Cheryl have for you today!

Springtime Blooms

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I love that April is here. For me, it’s a signal that spring is here and in full swing… Back in KS, you couldn’t always count on March being full on spring… There could always be one last snow storm that snuck in…. On Maui too…this seemed to be the case for this year. Not the snow… Mind you .. we have rain. But these last couple of days of March, leading in to April are beautiful! Sunny Spring Time! Bring on flowers!

This flower and background image comes from the You’ve Got This stamp set and I love it in it’s simplicity. Easy to stamp but also is a striking image. I used the simple black outline here but it would also be fun to color with our stampin’ blends…

I loved it so much I also decided to make it the cover of the 2018 calendar…

Head on over to see what Anne and Cheryl have for you today! Happy Easter to you! He is Risen Indeed!

Welcome 2018!

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Welcome 2018!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Calendar!  One of my favorite things about the new year is it’s a fresh new everything. And as I’m currently in the process of making the house fresh and new (not ACTUALLY…. But you know, the customary and impulsive cleaning and organizing that a new year brings) I’m excited to show you the new 2018 easel calendar!

I really do enjoy making these calendars. Here is the January edition for you today:

These adorable lanterns come from the Color Me Happy stamp set. I got lots of practice with the new Stampin’ Blends markers (the alcohol based markers that replaced the Blendabilities). I am SO happy to be able to have these markers again. They make coloring so much more fun.  I also dabbed a bit of Wink of Stella glimmer on each of them… Cause glitter makes everything much more festive. Hard to see… But this photo makes it a little better:

And as in years past, Anne and Cheryl will be joining me again for a little 2018 calendar tour! So you will be able to see three different takes on each month! Hope you enjoy!  Click the links to see what Anne and Cheryl made for you!

And… For you calendar DIYers… Anne has made a Pinterest board for everyone to post the calendars we all make. Send me your Pinterest user ID and we will add you to the board!

Happy 2018 to you!

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer….

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Had a very Shiny Nose!!  Cookie Cutter Christmas just did a perfect job making these little Rudolphs!  I made HUNDREDS this season and they were on everything. .Lollies, cello bag toppers, calendars!  Cause they  are just so cute!

This calendar was SO simple… stamp Rudy in soft suede on crumb cake paper, punch.  Glue.  Some washi tape background and a little red dazzling details paint.  AND DONE.  If only the rest of Christmas were that simple….  🙂

Happy Christmas season to you and take time to enjoy the REASON of it all.  Head on over to see what Anne and Cheryl have for you!