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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).

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Swirly Birdie!


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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Happy February!  As we turn the page to this month, love is in the air!!  I love these little lady bugs.  So cute.  Reminds me of those I love in my own life…

This month is so simple, but cute.  And, it was super fast to make…  The stamp set is Love You Lots (obviously….) and did a quick marker color and that is that!  This would also make a cute little 3×3 card too for your valentine!

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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

Stockings were hung by the chimney with care…


Classic Christmas images… Stockings on the mantle…  Love it…




Festive fireplace gives the perfect stamps and framelits to make that image come to life on paper!  As we head into the Christmas seasons, I hope you can reflect on happy memories and make new ones this year.imageHead on over to see what Anne and Cheryl have for you!


Acorny Thankfulness



We don’t have large Oak Trees in Hawaii…  (we don’t have small ones either…), but thanks to this stamp set, we have ACORNS!!  And cute ones!!image


Using non-traditional fall colors helps brighten up the acorns!  It’s a fun spin on a Thanksgiving classic…image

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Go Pink!

Go Pink!


Welcome!  This is the FIRST EVER Ultimate Pink blog hop!  It’s PINK MONDAY in honor of breast cancer awareness month.  Stampin’ Up demonstrators all over the planet wanted to join together to make the interwebs pink.  Pink.  In honor of those before us and those who will follow who have to fight this ugly disease.  Pink.  Cause it’s beautiful.  And these women are beautiful. So there’s no better reason to go pink.

In keeping with the theme, I decided to use Pop of Paradise and Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper!


I LOVE the drama of pink and black together.  And it doesn’t even matter the pink!  Light pink works, dark pink works, bright pink… the options are endless.

I’m writing to you from the great state of Hawaii and one of the ‘unofficial’ symbols of our islands is the pineapple!  I love pineapple.  It is delicious.  So, when this stamp set came out, I knew I had to have it!


And, though one doesn’t usually imagine a pineapple pink, I JUST LOVE IT.  It’s fun, different, and cheery!  A perfect way to send a ‘thank you’ greeting.

The little thank you banner that comes in this set is so fun.  Though Stampin’ UP! has an endless supply of thinlits, this sadly isn’t one of them.  However, the hand cutting is VERY quick.  Only takes a couple seconds.  Not nearly as hard as you’d think.  The pink used here is Melon Mambo.

And, a couple of scores/punches on the envelope punch board and you have a custom envelope that is sure to brighten anyone’s mailbox.  The size of this card is 5.5×3.5  Sure, it’d fit in the normal A-2 card envelope, BUT WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO DO THAT???!!!  When you can use such fabulous DSP to make a custom, form-fitting envelope!??

I originally tried a white card base for this card, but decided the black adds so much more drama.  Happy drama is always welcome.


So, Thanks for joining us today!  And, go pink this month too… make a pink card, wear a pink shirt!

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