I love embossing! Don't know why I don't do it more often...it's so simple, yet has a dramatic effect! For my November calendar page, I used this gorgeous image called Swallowtail. I embossed it in silver, then used sponge daubers to color it in. Simple & fun. Colors are … [Read more...] about Swallowtail for November
I was trying to come up with a "spooky" Edgar Allen Poe raven thing, but failed when I added "Boo to you"! I still like it, though! The background is made by using a "mask" cut from Labels Collection Framelits. I stamped it with Gorgeous Grunge in Sahara Sand ink. Leaves … [Read more...] about Not so Spooky Raven
Now, this is my kind of stampin'! Two-step stamping is where you have a solid image and a matching outline or detail image. It creates a beautiful image with very little effort. For my September Calendar Page, I've used Too Kind- a perfect set for 2 steppin'! #130450 See how … [Read more...] about 2 Step Stampin'
I'm going to enjoy this sparkly image made for the August calendar page! This stamp set is called Serene Silhouettes. I've used markers to color the stamp in Calypso Coral and Old Olive. The sentiment comes from Loving Thoughts Stamp Set. Can you see the glitter? It adds a … [Read more...] about Calendar page for August
I've been anxiously waiting for July to get here...Stampin' Up! Convention will be in Salt Lake City the middle of this month & I'LL BE THERE! Here's my very simple July page from the 2014 calendar. The swirls are from Everything Eleanor, stamped using Soft Suede and the … [Read more...] about July Calendar Page
This month I've done a little coloring on my calendar page. I used Life in the Forest and Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets- masking technique. Here's another look: See the difference? The first one is colored using our markers and the 2nd I used the Aqua Painter. Which one do you … [Read more...] about June Calendar
May Day is "Lei Day" in Hawaii! I have fond memories of attending many Ho'olaulea's where I'd watch my girls dance hula & take tons of photos with the other parents. Speaking of proud moments... we spent last weekend in Honolulu where our daughter, Jenny, was inducted into … [Read more...] about Happy Lei Day!
Happy April Fool's Day! I've basically stopped playing April Fool's jokes on people. I discovered several years ago that my jokes were way too convincing and the whole thing backfired on me! Now I send flowers or cards to my employees instead! Long story... Here's the … [Read more...] about April is here!
Time for our Maui calendar blog hop! This month I used the "masking tape technique" to create this fun background. It's so simple to do! Just pull off a piece of painter's tape, blot it on your stamp pad, and stick it to your paper. The stamp is from Serene … [Read more...] about March already?!
February is here! Don't you just LOVE Valentine's Day? I plan to send out lots of cards while nibbling on chocolate & watching a cheesy Hallmark movie. Here's my calendar page from February: Used Hearts a Flutter stamp set along with Mosaic Madness for the side … [Read more...] about February Calendar
Ready or not, it's 2014! Woohoo!! I'm starting off the year with a big resolution to be more organized! What a concept. Part of my plan is to blog on a regular basis. Two of my best stampin' GF's are helping me get started by including me in their calendar blog hop! Here's … [Read more...] about Happy New Year!