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.
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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…
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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.
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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!
Hard to believe it is time to welcome another year!! I always start working on these calendars in October of the previous year, and it seems SO far away at the time… but wow… it sure sneaks up quick.
I’m very excited about this year’s calendar! I think you will enjoy it! We had some fun sets to use…
Doesn’t this cover just make you NEED one of these perched up up on your desk?? A little bit of smile just staring at you each and every day of the year…(FYI, I have a handful of these calendars left… but you better act fast before they are gone.)
Of course, for January, we needed something to WELCOME the year, so I thought the use of the Dotty Angles stamp made a great New Year’s Confetti Drop…
The stars are the punch outs from the star confetti border punch… The fine tipped glue pen makes gluing them down a breeze… Celebrate comes from the Celebrate Today Stamp Set. It works perfectly here.
Hope you are able to celebrate the coming of the new year with those you love… Hug them tight. 🙂 Wishing you much joy in the coming year.
If you need one of these calendars, fill out the contact form belowand I will get one to you… The calendar with the easel is $15 and the refill (calendar only) is $10. I will have it weighed to figure exact shipping costs, and will ship it as cheaply as possible.
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Wow. It’s been a full 12 months. Time sure flies!! This month features my absolute favorite stamp set that was released last year… Endless Wishes. WHICH, I AM HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE, IS AVAILABLE THIS YEAR AS WELL!!
It’s such an easy set to use! and, even though the images are snowflakes, I’m learning you don’t have to do them in traditional snowflake colors. Which is fortunate, cause it does seem strange doing snowflakes when the outside temperature is a frigid 80.
The other thing I like about this stamp set is the choice of words that come with it. There are many greeting type words that come in a mix of the cursive and typewritten fonts. They work VERY well on tags or other small items–independently of the snowflakes. So, it is a great Christmas Set investment. Now, if you know me, you know that I typically sell all my retired sets. My stampin’ space just doesn’t allow for me to keep every stamp set that I’ve ever had. But, I can honestly say, this is one set I will probably hang on to. Yes. I like it THAT much.
December means it’s that time to start thinking about next year… and a new calendar! So… stay tuned to the blog… I will announce when I will have my annual Easel Calendar Class so you can come and make your own set of beautiful calendar pages… AND, we will feature them again on the first of every month next year as well!! Thanks for checking in!!
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As mentioned last month, I LOVE FALL. I especially love the Thanksgiving season cause it causes to take a moment to pause and remember the things in life for which we are truly grateful. This year has brought LOTS of changes for me and my family… and through that, I am learning how thankful I am for my family. Sometimes we seem to forget to look on those who are closest to us with eyes of gratitude…
So, this month, I have a daily reminder to GIVE THANKS!! And, I need to remember that throughout the whole year…
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