Flying High in May

Going in a hot air balloon is on my bucket list!  Maybe over Napa Valley or Santa Fe.  There’s a cute stamp set called Lift Me Up that I’ve found a lot of use for!  It comes in a bundle with Up & Away Thinlits Dies!

Have you ever gone up in a balloon?  Where did you go?  I’m “up” for suggestions!  Ha!!

Be sure & check out what Crystal & Anne have created for their May calendar pages!

Jar of Love for April

My daughter, Malia, spent last Christmas with us, and helped me with my calendars.  Here’s a page she created:

Those jars are just adorable!  Our family loves to fish- everyone except Malia, that is.  She says she loves fishing, but just hates to catch them.  Feels sorry for the little things.  Me.  I grew up trout fishing in California with my dad.  I could spend all day looking for the perfect fishing hole & be so happy!  My husband loves deep sea fishing in Hawaii.  He actually was lost at sea about 24 years ago when his boat capsized & was miraculously rescued the next morning!

Now hop on over to see what Crystal & Anne came up with for April.

 

2 Step Stampin’ for March

The simplest way I know to make a quick but beautiful card is to use a stamp set that lets you 2-Step Stamp!  Simply layer one image over another using different colors!

You cannot buy this stamp set.  But you can get it FREE during Sale-A-Bration by placing a $50 order!  Sale-A-Bration runs through March 31st, so don’t wait too long!

The colors are Calypso Coral & Dapper Denim.  The little butterfly is found in one of my favorite sets, Butterfly Basics.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure & head over to Anne & Crystal’s blogs to see their March calendars.  And leave us a comment 🙂  We love those!

Bloomin’ Love for February

February is here!  It’s a great month for making Valentine cards & gifts.  This pretty stamp set is called Bloomin’ Love & the colors are Blushing Bride & Real Red.

Spread the love around this month by sending cards to your friends!  That’s one of my big goals this year…SEND MORE CARDS!  It’s always a happy surprise to open my mailbox & find a card there!

Now hop on over to see what Crystal & Anne have for their February calendars!

Calendar Winner(s)!

On New Years Day I posted about my 2017 Calendars.  Just for fun, I decided to have a calendar give-away to someone who commented on my blog that day!  Well, I had 5 comments- and I have 5 calendars- so you’re ALL GETTING A 2017 CALENDAR!  Yay!

Congratulations to Linda, Annette, Nadine, Dina, & Ramona!

I always appreciate comments!  Keep ’em coming!

I’ll email each of you to find out how to get your calendars to you.  Thanks again!

Welcome 2017!

I’m one of those people who enjoy reflecting & setting goals this time of year.  I’ll remember 2016 mostly for Jenny & Vitalis’ wedding and for our home remodeling.  Here’s a few pictures:

  

 

And I’m looking forward to good things happening in 2017! (like the remodeling being done!)

I still have a few calendars for sale!  $15 each (includes plastic case).

Just for fun…leave me a comment on the bottom of this post & I’ll randomly select one lucky person to receive a FREE 2017 CALENDAR from me!

Be sure & hop on over to see what Anne & Crystal have done for their January calendars!

Merry December!

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Merry Wishes to you for a peaceful & joyful December!

This month I’ve used Everything Eleanor for the background.  I used the “kissing technique”.  I first stamped the image with Crumb Cake, then stamped some trees with Garden Green DIRECTLY ONTO THE STAMP!

Other stamp sets:  Festival of Trees & Oh, What Fun!

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Now is the time to order your 2017 Desktop Calendars!!  They cost just $12 and it’s always $6 for shipping, no matter how many you order!  Click on the SHOP button at the top of my blog & it will take you to the ordering page.

Be sure & stop by Anne & Crystal’s blogs to see their calendar for December!

2017 Calendar Post-It Notes

I’ve finally had a little time to start making some things for our Maui Big Shots! Craft Fair, coming up December 3rd & 4th, from 9am – 3pm in Kula, Maui.

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These make a pretty & very useful gift for most anyone, and I’m selling them for just $5 each.  Shipping is just $6, no matter how many you order.  They come in lots of different color combinations and I have a limited supply.  You’ll need to hurry to place your orders before they sell out!

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Leave me a message if you’d like to order some of these!  Thanks so much!

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Full of Thanks & Giving!

Let our lives be full of both THANKS and GIVING.

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I just love this sentiment!

Stamp Set was Lighthearted Leaves from the 2015 Holiday Catalog.

Can you guess where I found the little bow?  Something for Baby!Something for Baby Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

The colors are Pear Pizzazz and Blackberry Bliss.  I have a love-hate relationship with Blackberry Bliss!  Can you guess why?  It’s a gorgeous color and sometimes nothing else will do!  But I always have to totally clean my Stampin’ Scrub afterwards!!  Ok.  It’s worth it.

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Be sure & drop by Anne & Crystal’s blogs to see what they’ve done for November!

Happy Scenes for October

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This month I’ve decided to use Happy Scenes.  And to do a little coloring with my markers (pumpkin pie & wild wasabi).  It’s not quite Maui, but we do have pumpkins over here!  I do miss October on the mainland.  Especially when Pat & I lived in Denver & we’d hike all over through the gorgeous aspen.  But, alas, Maui will have to do.  😉

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Be sure & stop by Crystal & Anne’s blogs to see what they’ve come up with for October!