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!

Wetlands for August

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I keep seeing beautiful cards made with this set called Wetlands, and I finally purchased the set.  The August calendar page shows an example of about the quickest card you can make!

The background is a stamp from Work of Art stamped in Daffodil Delight & Pool Party.

Then I just stamped the birds over the top with Momento Black Ink.  Two minutes tops!

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Now hop on over to see what Crystal & Anne have come up with for August.

Flowers for July

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Hello again!  Happy July!!

This set is one of my favorites…so simple & fun to use!  The flowers are from Wild About Flowers, a stamp set that allows you to easily make pretty images using 2 colors.  Two-step stamping.

Stamp Sets:  Wild About Flowers & An Open Heart

Colors:  Pumpkin Pie & Garden Green

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Thanks for stopping by.  Now go take a look to see what Anne & Crystal have done this month!

Work of Art for June

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This is my Hawaii version of the Work of Art Stamp Set.  I’ve used the “masking technique” to cover up places that I stamp over.

This is one of those Stamp Sets that everyone needs!  So many different things you can do with it!!

Colors used:  Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede, Pool Party, Island Indigo

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Time to check out what Crystal & Anne have come up with for June!

Calendar for May

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For May I’ve chosen my favorite Stamp Set:  Sheltering Tree.  It’s so versatile & beautiful & comes with little images like this swing, a rake & a bicycle.

Colors used are Early Expresso, Soft Sky, & Lost Lagoon.

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Speaking of friendship, I’ve made some of my closest friends through stamping.  Take a look at two of my best friend’s blogs, Anne & Crystal, to see what they’ve done for their May calendars!

Best Thoughts for April

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I’ve done a little watercoloring for April, using the aquapainter.  It’s fun & simple and perfect with this image from the Host Set Best Thoughts!

Colors used are Watermelon Wonder & Mossy Meadow.  Look closely & you can see the little white dots made using the White Signo Pen.

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The special thing about the Host Sets is that you can only purchase them when you’re the Host at a Stampin’ Up! event.  That means either it’s your turn to host club, or you make a $150 order by yourself.  Let me know if you’re interested in either one…

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

Butterflies for March

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This month I’m using the 2 pretty Stamp Sets: Watercolor Wings & Butterfly Basics.  The Watercolor Wings set uses a technique called Two-Step Stamping that makes it simple to look like a real artist!  And it’s fun to see how many color combos you can come up with!

Colors I used for the calendar are Blushing Bride & Tip Top Taupe.

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Now flutter on over to check out Anne & Crystal’s creations for March!

Follow Your Heart!

For my February Calendar page, I’ve used the trailer from You’re Sublime.  LOVE that stamp set!!

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I’ve used the Masking Technique to cover up the trailer while stamping the dots around it using a sponge dauber.  Found this cute idea on Stampinwithhannah.

Colors:

  • Calypso Coral
  • Lost Lagoon
  • Smokey Slate
  • Momento Black

I’ve also used Stampin’ Markers to do some coloring.

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Fun! Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure & check out what Crystal & Anne have come up with!

Welcome 2016!

2016 Desktop Calendar

There’s something fresh, hopeful, & inspiring about a new year!  A clean slate.  A fresh start.  That’s why I selected the sentiment, The Best is Yet to Come!  You’ll find this stamp in the Host Set Best Thoughts.

I’ve also used Bountiful Border with colors Mint Macaron, Delightful Dijon, & Momento Black.

2016 Desktop Calendar (2)

These desktop calendars that come with a plastic case were on sale for $12, but I just sold out of them 2 days ago.  I’ll make more if you want an order of 6 or more, so email me your order if interested.  Shipping is always just $6.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year!!

Be sure & check out what Anne and Crystal have come up with for their January Calendars!