I love that April is here. For me, it’s a signal that spring is here and in full swing… Back in KS, you couldn’t always count on March being full on spring… There could always be one last snow storm that snuck in…. On Maui too…this seemed to be the case for this year. Not the snow… Mind you .. we have rain. But these last couple of days of March, leading in to April are beautiful! Sunny Spring Time! Bring on flowers!
This flower and background image comes from the You’ve Got This stamp set and I love it in it’s simplicity. Easy to stamp but also is a striking image. I used the simple black outline here but it would also be fun to color with our stampin’ blends…
I loved it so much I also decided to make it the cover of the 2018 calendar…
Head on over to see what Anne and Cheryl have for you today! Happy Easter to you! He is Risen Indeed!
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!
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!
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!
I love a good Kansas Summer evening… that comes complete with the magical presence of FIREFLIES I just LOVE them. It’s so pretty to look out across the yard and see the little bits of glowing floating around in the trees. So, when this Jar of Love stamp set came out I KNEW IMMEDIATELY it was going to have to be in my calendar. And that it had to be for JUNE.
So, the colors in this month are very simple. The pink is the flirty flamingo. I used Sahara Sand to stamp the jar, handle, and fireflies. (A tiny bit of masking with a post-it to make the bow not be too big for the jar neck). And, then I colored the fly behinds with the daffodil marker and added a smudge of wink of stella (Stella doesn’t like it’s picture taken apparently…so hard to get it to show up on photographs…)
Now I can have my fireflies in Hawaii…
Go see what Anne and Cheryl have for you!
I don’t know why, but this set reminds me of the “April Showers Bring May Flowers” little rhyme. It doesn’t make any sense at all, cause there are NO SHOWERS here, but still. Maybe all the blue. No idea. But I love it.
I LOVE this Swirly Bird stamp set. So many ways to do t hings with this. You can use the flower images as nice backgroud fillers or you can use them as centerpieces in the design. I love the different blues. Soft sky and pool party give the different blue variations. And, of course Daffodil adds the pop of stand-out color. Perfect for spring time.
Head on over to see what Anne and Cheryl have for you next!!
Like March, April reminds me of blooming and budding trees and flowers! And, the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set (retired) allows me to accomplish BOTH for this month (a blooming tree… well, kind of…)
I love the Lighthearted Leaves set… and the little flower punch is perfect here. Pink Pirouette and Wild Wasabi give the perfect spring time color combination for this month.Go see what Anne and Cheryl have for you!