Fall colors are my thing. I just love them. However, living in Hawaii, I don’t get to see many— (I’m sure many people must think that is such a small sacrifice compared to all the beauty that does surround me, and they would not be wrong—but I still miss it). So, when I have opportunity, I CREATE FALL COLOR!
For this post, I cheated. I used Christmas Season stamp set. But, it is a prime example of how you can make stamps work for MANY occasions!! Just a few changes of colors and BAM, you’ve got a whole new season!
The colors used here are Bumble Bee, Blackberry Bliss, Evening Evergreen, Cajun Craze and Soft Suede. These make the perfect fall pallet. I just LOVE blackberry bliss. (Ok, well I love all of them…)
Anyway, I know it is trite, but I do love this season–because it makes us pause and give thanks. And, we have lots to give thanks for. Especially now– when the world seems to be burning down around us– it’s always good to remember that HE sustains us and nothing is a surprise. He has all things to work our for our good and for HIS glory. Sometimes (a lot of the time) it doesn’t make sense, but that’s why He is God and I am not.
I am thankful for all of you too. I’m thankful I have a space to be creative and that I can connect with other creative people and that I have found a tribe on this big planet Earth that gives me such joy.
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And, thank you. Thank you, God for your amazing gift of grace–that we will be celebrating here in a few short weeks–but may we never lose sight of that blessing and gift.
Isn’t this the cutest little ghost you’ve ever seen? But, what is scary to me… is that it is already Oct 1. We are officially finished with the first quarter of the school year and I feel like we started about two weeks ago…
Anyboo– (see what I did there???) Fall has arrived– at least in the stores. Though I woke up to some rain–that I’m hoping is the beginning of our Hawaiian winter.
This super cute little ghost was from the Cutest Halloween set (now retired) — and it had a matching punch. Putting this all together went lickety-split because of those handy little punches…
The colors here are super simple: Pumpkin Pie and Gorgeous Grape… and a little swash of a blend in the grape to outline the ghost hands and a dab of flamingo blend for the grin.
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Glorious sunflowers. You only have to be on my blog for about 4 minutes to realize that I love sunflowers—
They’re so happy. Just giant happy smiling flowers. And. I can manage to make something into a sunflower nearly every year. ☺️☺️
This year is no different.
Artistically inked gives us the PERFECT flower to make into sunflowers. And it’s so simple. Such a beautiful stamp set that’s super versatile and user friendly. You can use bold colors for bright, happy images—. Fall colors for sunflowers— muted colors for sympathy. It’s truly a perfect stamp set. Pair it with a set of sentiments and you can make any card you need.
September is the entry way into fall. And I’m ready. Bring on fall. My most favorite season (I do love me some summer cause it means school is out— but fall is the season I appreciate for its fundamental qualities. Heehee)
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Who all became plant parents during lockdown?? I think it grew into an obsession over at my house…. what started with a couple ‘to see if I can keep them alive’ turned into a full fledged jungle…. OH, so imagine how excited I was with this Plentiful Plants stamp set!
I just love how many different greens we offer to make different plants– as well as this set having so many plant and pot varieties. You can use it to make anything! Here I used jade, garden and olive greens and the pots were out of cinnamon.
The background paper is also cinnamon (the lighting seems a bit off in that first picture…) Can you spot the jungle overgrowth in this picture below? 🙂
Hope everyone is enjoying summer! July is sort of bitter sweet for me— even though it’s still a couple of weeks away…. I do return to school in July– so just starting the month hints to me that the lazy days of summer will be coming to an end here soon….
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I love celebrating. And I love flowers. So, I knew this Celebrate With Flowers stamp set needed to be part of my collection.
I mean, just look how happy it is! I was attracted to the simple line art and the quirkiness of it when I saw it, and I just love the variety of ways you can make it work. I also love that it lends itself to a unique style of card (think slim-line) as well. The inclusion of the vertical Happy Birthday is also what attracted me to this set–different than the norm, and unexpected! (I will include a pic of the images below).
So, for April, I hope you can find something to celebrate! And, while doing so, make some pretty flowers to go along with the celebration!
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PS: This stamp set is currently available, but it will NOT be available for much longer! It’s being retired at the end of this month (but, will only be around while supplies last!) So, if you want to own one, you better snatch it up FAST! If you message me, I can help you do that!
HAPPY MARCH! This month is brought to you by Stampin’ Up’s Sharing Sunshine stamp set. And, this is the PERFECT name for this cheery little smile that will just brighten your day!
I used daffodil delight paper for the mat and the sun punch out, and then used bumble bee for the rays and face. A little of blush blossom makes the rosy cheeks! The best part of this month is very hard to see in photos… but I did a little spritz with the champagne mist and alcohol in one of our spritzers. Gives a perfect shimmer to this sunshine!
Here in Hawaii, we don’t have the marked changes of seasons that others around the globe may enjoy– but, there are subtle signs… The day is lasting a little longer and longer… I’m seeing the warmer glows of the sun as it slowly moves higher and higher into the sky… Summer is just around the corner…
Christmas brings such JOY to me! I love this stamp set with the bold declaration of “JOY”!
All the images come from the stamp set Peace and Joy. And, they’re great for mixing and matching–and adding the large script with a small block print. It works perfectly here and would be great on a Christmas card too! I used real red and old olive for the images. Expresso is used for the block text. Super simple, super easy, but a striking declaration of the season!
I can’t believe we are at the end of the year! It has come so quickly! I pray that you can know the Joy that has been declared to the world through the birth of our Savior! We celebrate Him this season!
If you happen to be on Maui, stop by our street! Come shop local makers and small businesses to finish up your Christmas lists! As an added treat, the Maui High School Choir will be caroling through the streets! Hope to see you!
Have a wonderful Christmas! And head on over to see what Anne and Cheryl have in store for you today!
I used to kill all plants that came into my life. Total BLACK THUMB. If anyone gave me a plant, I would enjoy it for a couple days, and would quickly pass it along to someone I knew that could sustain it’s life much longer than me… Until we went on a small trip and my bff surprised me by redoing a large pot we had by our front porch (full of dead plant remains). She filled it with happy little succulents. And, left strict instructions to not touch it–she would care for it. So, I got to have a front row seat in Plant Care 101. And, what I learned is that succulents thrive on neglect. Which, I CAN DO! I can NEGLECT plants!! Fast forward a couple years and now we have our own succulent JUNGLE! So, when I saw this happy little succulent, I KNEW it had to be on one of my calendar months!
This simple little cactus came from ‘The Gang’s All Meer’ stamp set (sorry, now retired…) was the perfect stamp to use for me to celebrate the beginning of summer. This is ‘simple stamping’ at its finest… just ink and a little swipes with some blends and you’re all finished! This could easily be turned into a simple note card to send to someone to let them know you’re thinking of them…
It’s unbelievable that it is June already–but turning the page to June is the most glorious feeling—its turning the page to freedom and that comes with summertime! I hope you get to spend some time this summer doing something you enjoy with people you love!
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Well, I would like to blame my tardiness for this post on April Fools, but I really cannot. Just didn’t get to make it happen until now! But, I’m still on April 1st so you can enjoy this super cute little lamb for the WHOLE MONTH!
This is the Welcome Easter set (now retired). Super cute spring images that can be used for Easter, baby, or anything spring that you need!
Happy little lamb. I used the pear pizzazz greens to be the base color and the blends helped color this little lamb so beautifully..
I hope you can enjoy this Easter Season with your friends and loved ones. And know that the Lamb of God lives to give us hope for our future!
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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!
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