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!

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!