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Ring in the New Year

Ring in the New Year

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

Awesomely Artistic September



September brings this beautiful bouquet of flowers…  From the Awesomely Artistic stamp set!  Such a beautiful set of flowers.  image


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!imageAnne and Cheryl have something fun for September as well!

Bordering Blooms


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!!image



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!

Pocket Calendars

Pocket Calendars

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…

A Hawaiian Fall….


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!!image

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…)image

Go see what Anne and Cheryl have for you!!



I love April! And spring! And Easter! It’s so cheery. So I thought a cheery page would be perfect.


I used the splot stamp from Gorgeous Grunge to make the background and punched the butterfly from a piece of embossed scrap. Can’t get any easier than that!


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

May Day is Lei Day



So, my title has NOTHING to do with my post, I just like saying it.  And, here in Hawaii, May Day being Lei Day means you get to give or wear a lei.  And, it’s a fun, and pretty thing to do.  A great tradition.  Know what else is a great tradition??  Mini Easel Calendars (How’s that for a segue…?)

For May, I used the Best Of Shelli stamp set.  It has this image that is one if my favorites. I like it cause it is a little smaller.  Sadly, the set is unavailable, but you could do something similar with the Daydream Medallions or any other stamp for that matter.  It’s a super simple stamp project, so the possibilities are endless.

I used the Crisp Cantaloupe paper in ink here…

May is a favorite month of mine.  As a teacher, the end of May can never come soon enough.  And, it symbolizes summer.  For me, that means a visit home and Sonic Cherry Cokes.  Wonderful.



You can go see what Anne and Cheryl are up to with their Mays.