Totally Trees for November

I think this month’s page is my favorite!  I love the way these watercolors made the pretty background- just a stamp on top…& done!  I found the idea for this from Michelle Quinno at shellsq.blogspot.com.  Thanks, Michelle!

Watercolored using Aquapainter:  Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, & Tip Top Taupe

Stamped on top using Early Espresso.  Stamp sets are Totally Trees & Endless Thanks.

I have so much to be thankful for!  The first thing that comes to mind is how thankful I am for the many dear friends I’ve made through stampin’!

Now head over to see what Crystal & Anne have done for November!

October Calendar

These cute images are from Cookie-Cutter Halloween!  Love that set!  The holiday season is officially here!  I’m determined to stay on top of things this year!!  We’ll see what happens.

I have lots of fun classes scheduled in the next few months!  You can always see what events I’m having by clicking on CLASSES & EVENTS on the top of my blog.  Try to join us at some of the classes this month!

Be sure to head over to Anne & Crystal’s blogs to see their October calendars!

Paisleys & Posies for September

I really love paisleys!  This set, Paisleys & Posies, has images that could keep you busy coloring for hours.  But I didn’t have “hours”, so I just stamped them in some great colors:  Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, & Smokey Slate.  And the sentiment is there to remind me that I’m blessed.  Sometimes I need to be reminded…

Thanks for stopping by!  Remember to be thankful & grateful!

Now head over to see what Anne & Crystal have come up with for September!

August Seaside Shore

Seaside Shore has some nice, detailed fish images, along with seaweed & rope.  This is my stamp for the August calendar page.

I’ve used a Masking Technique to stamp the bottom fish in Calypso Coral, then cover him with a post-it note that I’ve cut out in that shape.  Then I was able to stamp seaweed right over it without messing up the fish.  Other colors:  Dapper Denim, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky.

Be sure & swim on over to Crystal & Anne’s blogs…

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!