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Prickly Little Bloom

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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!

Head on over to see how Anne and Cheryl decided to celebrate the start of summer!!

Welcome Easter

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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!

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

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!

Rooted in Thanksgiving

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This month, we are entering a season to be thankful. And, for the craziiness that has been 2020, that may be hard to come by. But, the deeper we look, I am learning to be thankful for so many things, things that I don’t even notice until perhaps they are absent.

I am so thankful for my family and this shut down gave me time to REALLY connect with them. We also were able to build deeper relationships with neighbors and friends around us. I have seen in SO MANY WAYS how God’s divine hand of protection has been on my family and I am so grateful. I want to take this month with my family to really focus on thanksgiving…to be ROOTED in THANKFULNESS. Though it should be an every-day-all-the-time occurrence, I want to be sure to pause and really dwell on the things we have to be thankful for.

This leaf image comes from the Rooted in Nature stamp set, which is one of my most favorite super universal stamp sets. I used Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, and Cajun Craze for the colors.

I hope we can use the fact that ‘life’ has slowed us down this season and so we can dwell in the stillness, the slowness, and focus on what really matters. Happy Thanksgiving to you. I am thankful for all of you too!

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

Thankful

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This time of year reminds me to take pause and remember all the many blessings that I’ve been given.  Something I should dwell on much more often, however.   Among the many include the joy, ability, and resources to be able to craft in such a way that I am lifted up by it. I’ve made so many fabulous friendships through this medium and I’m very grateful.

This month we are highlighting the Falling For Leaves stamp set (retired). I just love these leaves!

The bright fall colors help add a cheerfulness to the fall season that especially reflects an island Thanksgiving!  (colors include crushed curry, bermuda bay, old olive and soft seafoam) Thanks for stopping by today!  And thank you for the friendships support. Head over to see what Anne and Cheryl have for you today!

Summertime Lemonade!

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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!

Hello Spring

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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 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!

Happy 2019!!

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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!