Welcome to my Zoo

September…it used to be all about back-to-school, but most Maui Scholars have been in the classroom for a month already!

Maui Stamper September 2014 DIY Easel Calendar I’ll confess that the phrase “what a zoo” entered my mind when I thought about back-to-school.  You’ll never see these 3 characters in a zoo!

  • Stamp set:  Zoo Babies
  • Color Palette:  Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive

Did you notice the banner across the top?  I did something I’ve never attempted before…I doodled it.

Maui Stamper September 2014 DIY Easel CalendarTake a look and see what Cheryl and Crystal have done with their calendars this month.  I’m sure you’ll enjoy our mini-tour!

An Eclectic Pocket

I haven’t made a pocket card for ages – good enough reason to make one today!

Maui Stamper Kinda Eclectic Pocket card

The Envelope Punch board makes a much more satisfying pocket – no fussing with adhering the sides, just a nice clean envelope!  Cut off one side to create an opening for the card inside and assemble the rest as though you were assembling an ordinary envelope.

Maui Stamper Kinda Eclectic Pocket card

I used Park Lane DSP for the belly band and the strip across the top of the card, and that’s what drove the color palette.  A little stamping, a couple of punched butterflies, and this one is ready for the mailbox!

Maui Stamper Kinda Eclectic Pocket card

Well, almost ready – I’m hooked on these Starburst framelits – they make such a great layer!  The button and the Baker’s Twine will make this a little bumpy for USPS, but a little cushion – and an extra stamp – should make it all right.

Today is the last day for the Big Shot promotion, and the new Holiday catalog is in full swing!  Enjoy your holiday weekend and don’t forget to do a little craftin’.

Weekly Deals – How about Circles Framelits?

Maui Stamper Weekly Deals August 26 to Sept 1, 2014Those framelits would be a great add-on to the Big Shot deal – buy a Big Shot, get a free framelit and stamp bundle – available through August 31st.  Or just get the framelits :)  That’s pretty sweet too.

Maui Stamper Big Shot Bundles through August 31, 2014However you look at it, there are great savings this week!  The Holiday catalog goes live on Thursday and the Short and Sweet Sign-up promotion is good through Thursday as well – you can add any of the Weekly Deal products to your Starter Kit!

Message me with questions or get straight to work HERE.

Oh Snap

One of my free stamps from convention was Snapshot:

Maui Stamper Oh Snap That camera is great fun and it’s an easy fussy cut. (I know, I often say something is easy to cut out.  I’m being honest, but maybe my idea of easy and your idea of easy aren’t exactly the same.  You’ll have to interpret for yourself.)  I played around with a lot of color combinations to color it – using Blendabilities, of course.

Maui Stamper Oh Snap Just Sayin'

Adding this message inside was VERY easy.  It’s those little extra steps – a stamped inside, an embellished envelope – that make a card personal.

Alphabet: Larger than Life

I earned a free stamp set at Convention 2014 and chose the Larger Than Life Numbers and Letters:

Maui Stamper Honeycomb Larger Than Life Monogram

  • Stamps:  Larger Than Life Letters and Numbers, Gorgeous Grunge
  • Color Palette:  Island Indigo, Very Vanilla
  • Accessories:  Typeset Specialty DSP, Honeycomb TIEF, Starburst Framelits, Island Indigo Chevron Ribbon, Handheld Stapler (Holiday 2014 Sneak Peak)

The honeycomb pattern is created by inking the raised side of the TIEF and pressing the paper into it – VERY easy with a big WOW factor.  I added a little sploosh of Gorgeous Grunge on this one as I didn’t press as hard on the TIEF.

Maui Stamper Honeycomb Larger Than Life Monogram

I’m a big fan of monograms, although I know they’re somewhat outdated.  And boy oh boy, am I a fan of the new Handheld Stapler!  It dispenses short little staples – oh so cute!

Maui Stamper Honeycomb Larger Than Life MonogramThis is the same concept but without the Grungification…I like it grungified better.

Maui Stamper Short and Sweet $150 in Stampin' Up! product for $99Don’t miss the Short and Sweet promotion – $150 in Stampin’ Up! product for $99 when you sign up to be a demonstrator (and discounted Stampin’ Up! product for-evah!)  No obligation, no pressure – click HERE for more information.

Maui Stamper boxes of photosAnd if you – like me – have boxes of photos that need taming, stop by tomorrow (Sunday August 24) from noon til 4pm to find out how you can quickly and affordably take those pictures from forgotten to FABULOUS!

 

Bags for all Seasons

My most faithful customers got a little something extra this month:

Maui Stamper Initial Bags Decorative MasksI’ve had the Decorative Masks (Hearts & Stars #133777, Dots and Stripes #133775) for a while and I’ve had this project in mind even longer!  It was very easy to do and I’m pleased with the results.

The masks are quite inexpensive – $2.95! – and they’re very easy to work with.  I used blue painter’s tape to hold them in place, and daubers to apply the ink straight from the ink pad.  My bags were bigger than the masks and I found it very easy to line up the images in order to work across the full width of the bags.

Maui Stamper Initial Bags Decorative MasksI stamped the initials with the Larger Than Life Letters and Numbers (#135382) and layered them onto a coordinating Starburst Framelit (#1329670).  A little bit of coordinating ribbon finished it off.

We have an ordinance in Maui County prohibiting the use of lightweight plastic bags, so these re-usable canvas bags are just the thing for catalogs, supplies and (of course) new product!  Shop HERE to make your own – it takes less than 20 minutes!

Would you like to get these products – and EVERYTHING ELSE you choose – at a discount EVERY TIME you shop?  Consider becoming a demonstrator – from August 21 to 28 you’ll get $150 worth of Stampin’ Up! product of your choice – plus all the business supplies you need to get started – for $99.  It’s a great value, and there’s no risk and no long-term commitment.  Learn more HERE or message me with your questions.  Don’t miss this sweet opportunity – it’s a decision you won’t regret!  ONE WEEK ONLY.