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!
As I mentioned in March, Hawaii has a tradition of celebrating Girls’ Day and Boys’ Day. Well, March was for the girls. And MAY is for the boys! May 5 to be exact. And, the tradition is to fly a flag off the porch that has the carp on it. One for each male member in the family. So…
Here is our BOYS’ Day FLAG! (I technically need 3 flags for my family, but we have to pretend here). This cute little fish comes from the Jar of Love stamp set. (A set that has SO MANY possibilities. You most definitely need it).
Go see what Anne and Cheryl have for you!!
2017 is HERE!! Happy New Year! And a new year means a NEW CALENDAR! I am so excited. These calendars are so much fun to create. I had a blast for this year…
I love that SU did a celebratory New Year’s stamp set… called “It’s a Celebration”. (If you love it you have to act FAST, cause it’s only available till Jan 2). It’s perfect for Hawaiian New Year’s Celebration because they are some of the most festive celebrations that I have EVER witnessed…lots and LOTS of fireworks).
The way the images work, you can layer the ‘sparks’ on each other to ‘build the blast’! And, I love that it can be either a sparkler or an aerial firework.
You are in for a real treat this year! Anne (mauistamper.com) and Cheryl (createwithcheryl.me) are joining me again this year and we all will have our own spin on the calendar page for each month. JOIN US! Check back on the first of every month to see the next installment for our calendar series! Better yet, follow the blogs and you will get an email everytime we post
September brings this beautiful bouquet of flowers… From the Awesomely Artistic stamp set! Such a beautiful set of flowers.
As an aside, I’ve seen this stamp used as part of the new ‘coloring book’ craze…. the detailed outline image allows for the ‘zen’ coloring. Stamping then coloring! Couldn’t be more fun!Anne and Cheryl have something fun for September as well!
I love mixing a neutral and a bright color! It adds a great contrast and pop to the project… this is the case with August!!
This Bordering Blooms stamp set is SUPER fast and easy to use. They are longs trips of images and perfectly spaced to do the outside images in one step and the inside in another set! Tip Top Taupe and Daffodil Delight are the colors used here. I am a Kansas Girl. And, these little flowers faintly remind me of sunflowers (my FAVORITE). And, August is a good month for sunflowers!
Click on over to see what Anne and Cheryl have made for you!
I wanted a little Happy New Year gifty for my stamp club members… so on one of my excursions to target, I happened upon these in the Target Dollar Spot:
Super cute little calendars with a clear plastic cover. I used to decorate these a million years ago… and with the digital influx, they seem to have not been as prevalent as they once were…
So, I loaded up. And decided I needed to do something nice, but it had to be fast. Cause, I don’t have these brilliant flashes of crafting genius when I actually have time to make anything. It’s always last minute…
So, I thought watercolor and Flowering Field (a Sale-a-Bration set). You can whip up a gigaton of these in a jiffy!!
They are perfect!! the aqua painter makes this go so fast. Use some favorite colors and you have an instant gift.
I love simple field flowers…
I was just at the dollar spot yesterday… they have more… Hurry. Before I go back and buy the rest…
September is HERE!! That means school is in full swing and we are looking forward to fall. Well, on Maui, fall isn’t fall like it is elsewhere, but it does mean a little cooler temperatures (hopefully!!). Anyway, given my love for all things fall and the fact that Maui doesn’t really have your typical fall, I chose to stamp these little flowers in fall colors…to kind of meld the two!!
They vague look like some of the tropical flowers (well, ok, not really…you REALLY have to use your imagination) and the Cajun Craze is the perfect fall color to be part of the mix. Hope you are planning crisp evenings at football games and hot cider and hay rides and bonfires and cozy sweaters… (those are all the things I LOVE about fall…)
Go see what Anne and Cheryl have for you!!