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Monster Love

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Monster Love

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!

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Beautiful Peacock

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Happy Monday! 

I’m excited to have this day off and to be visiting my bff and stamping in her stamp studio! We are playing with some of the new occasions product and officially decided that today is ‘learn how to use brusho day’.

After a few YouTube videos here is what we came up with:

First step is to stamp and clear emboss the image. And watercolor paper is a must. After the image is heat embossed, use the aqua painter to wet the paper. Then sprinkle a few granules of your preferred brusho color (I used the blue, green, and yellow).  Then, use the aqua painter to blend and spread the color how you want. Blot off any excess color with a paper towel and there you go!

I love how simple this is!  Added a few rhinestones cause it is a peacock, you know… 

Here’s a close up:
Enjoy!

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!

Colors of Fall

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I just LOVE fall colors.  And Fall.  And crackling fires and apple cider.  This calendar page reminds me of all that.  And, it’s a reminder that I am truly blessed.

This leaf stem comes from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set (see August ) and it is simply stamped in 3 colors… Crushed Curry, Delightful Dijon (retired) and Cajun Craze

Stop by and see what Anne and Cheryl have today!

The Unscary Scarecrow

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Isn’t he the cutest little scarecrow you’ve ever seen?  This is from the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set (now retired).  And, you just stamp the little guy on some crumb cake and give him a swish and a swoosh with the aqua painter and there you go!  Little unscary scarecrow!

I got the idea for the jack-o-lantern from another demo’s site (I can’t remember who now…) of just punching out a circle and stapling on the kraft rope trim to be the stem.  And, I love pairing of the pumpkin pie and razzleberry colors.  Makes for a very cheerful Halloween!

Pop on over to Anne and Cheryl to see what festivities they have for this season!!

Oh the succys!

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I just LOVE succulents.  They’re so cute.  And the little mini pots of mini succulents… omg…my fave.  Except, I kill plants.  And everyone tells me–oh you can’t kill a succulent—but I AM THAT TALENTED.  I can.  Totally can kill them.  SO.  When this stamp set came out, Live, Love, Grow, I knew I needed it. (Sorry, but it is now retired).  It is the solution to my murderous nature when it comes to plants.

The colors here are so easy… Emerald envy is the darker green and the silvery-green is the mint macaroon (retired).  The little flower punch (retired) is flirty flamingo.

Go check out what Anne and Cheryl have for you!