Celebrating the Festival of Trees

I’ve resisted Christmas cards for as long as I could – time to start planning and celebrating!

Maui Stamper Festival of Trees

  • Stamps:  Festival of Trees, Good Greetings
  • Color Palette:  Pear Pizazz, Pool Party, Whisper White, Old Olive
  • Accessories:  2 1/2″ circle punch, Tree punch, All is Calm Washi tape, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds, Rhinestone Jewels, Finishing Touches Edgelits, the Big Shot

Maui Stamper Festival of TreesI don’t usually have the patience for Dazzling Diamonds.  You have to WAIT for it to DRY.  HUMMM.  But I’m glad I waited.

Maui Stamper Festival of TreesThis is the inside – the little ornament dots in the set make great snow, or raindrops, or just little random patterns.  You choose.

Maui Stamper Festival of TreesThe stamp set is available as a photopolymer #135059 for $15.95.  LOVE LOVE LOVE being able to see through the image to line it up!!  The punch is #135859 at $16.95, but you know you need the bundle!   #137640  $27.95 and save 15%.  Get it HERE

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Christmas a la Carte…on Maui

Every year about this time I get together with Crystal and we plan a Christmas Extravaganza.  This year we’re doing it a little differently – it will be Open House style, so you can come when you’re able and leave when you must.  You can choose to make one project, all the projects, or anything in between.  We’re calling it Christmas a la Carte and it’s planned for Saturday, November 8.

You need to reserve and pay for your choices by Wednesday, October 22.  The event will be held at the Maui Masonic Lodge, and you’ll need to BYO adhesive for the basic assembly.  Let me know if you would like a fresh Tombo or SNAIL for your crafting pleasure, and I’ll add it to your class fee and have it waiting for you on the 8th.

Maui Stamper Christmas A La Carte November 8, 2014Cheryl is helping with this too – I promise it will be a lot of fun!

Payment is by check or Paypal – please let me know which method you prefer when you sign up.  Can’t wait to craft with you!

It’s RemARKably Scary Fun!

Welcome to the September RemARKable Blog tour – our theme is Scary Fun this month!  Crafters are always thinking a month or two in advance, although some of us (names omitted to protect the innocent) don’t actually DO anything until the last minute :)

Let’s start with little treats:

Maui Stamper Freakie Friends Tiny Treat BoxThe Tiny Treat boxes are 2″ all the way around – not too big and not too small.  Just the right size for Halloween-sized chocolate!

Maui Stamper Freakie Friends Tiny Treat BoxThese monsters from Freaky Friends remind me of Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak – an all time favorite in the Stamper Household!

Maui Stamper Freakie Friends Tiny Treat BoxThe Very Vanilla panel is 1 5/8″ wide and 9″ long.  There are two small holes in the lid which I used to thread the Two-Tone trim.  I had help, too:

Maui Stamper Crafting AssistantOne more treat package:

Maui Stamper Holiday Invitation Muslin Halloween BagThe Decorative masks – Stripes and Dots or Hearts and Stars – are some of my favorites from the 2014-2015 catalog.  A couple of minutes with a dauber and POW!  Magic!

Maui Stamper Holiday Invitation Muslin Halloween BagDid you see the images stamped right on the clothespin?  We have big ones now, too!

Maui Stamper Freaky Friends Admit One Last but not least, a Halloween card to share a giggle.  In my case, there’s a long story behind a broken vacuum in the Stamper household, and the broom really is getting a workout.

Maui Stamper Freaky Friends Admit OneThe goofy owl sees that broom and is worried it may be destined for her.

Maui Stamper Freaky Friends Admit OneThis cat, however, is smart enough to stay out of the way!  All images are from Freaky Friends with the exception of the ticket from That’s the Ticket.

Now you’re off to Audra Monk’s Crafty Yogi to see what she has to share!  Hope you’ve enjoyed this month’s RemARKable tour – Pin us, leave comments, share the love!

Maui Stamper RemARKable Pinworthy Blog tour

Here’s the full tour lineup:

Nancy Amato – http://stampinallnight.blogspot.com/2014/09/remarkable-pinworthy-blog-tour-scary-fun.html

Missy Bolinger – http://www.creativeblessingsbymissy/remarkable-pinworthy-blog-tour-scary-fun.blogspot.com

Tamra Davis –

Connie Deibler- http://www.conniestamps.com/2014/09/remarkable-scary-fun.htm

Anne Matasci – http://wp.me/pCcBw-1Jc        You are HERE!

Audra Monk – http://thecraftyyogi.blogspot.com/2014/09/scary-fun-remarkables-blog-hop.html

Maria Pane – http://stampinandscrappinwithriri.blogspot.com/2014/09/scary-fun-remarkable-stampers-pinworthy.html

Andi Potler – http://www.absolutekreations.com/2014/09/11/remarkable-pinworthy-blog-tour-scary-fun

Michele Reynolds – http://inspirationink.typepad.com/inspiration-ink/2014/09/scary-fun-pinworthy-blog-tour.html

Pam Staples – http://wp.me/p3p2VA-MT

Janet Wakeland http://wp.me/pHIQD-6N0

A Sandy Box by the Seashore

Well, the box isn’t really sandy…it’s all about the look:

Maui Stamper By the Seashore Box Punch BoardI went to a birthday party for our favorite neighborhood baker – it was a surprise, including the presence of her son, daughter, son-in-law and precious granddaughter from the mainland.  Yes, I cried :)

Maui Stamper By the Seashore Box Punch BoardI found a beautiful salt spray fragranced candle and wouldn’t you know it – the Box Punch Board created the PERFECT package.  A little ribbon and a sea shell tag and we were ready to party!

Maui Stamper By the Seashore Box Punch Board

  • Stamps:  Amazing Birthday, By the Seashore
  • Color Palette:  Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Gold, Naturals White
  • Accessories:  Island Indigo Chevron ribbon, Linen twine, Gold Embossing Powder, Angle Tag Topper punch, 1 1/4″ circle punch, Box Punch Board

Today is the LAST DAY to give Paper Pumpkin a try  at 50% OFF – enter promo code HALFOFF2.  That’s $9.97 a month plus tax for a kit that incudes all supplies, exclusive stamp, trial block, shipping AND NO OBLIGATION – give it a try!  Want a sneak peak of the October project?  I thought so…

October 2014 My Paper PumpkinSign up HERE – and make sure you choose me – Anne Matasci – as your demonstrator for a sign up Thank You gift!

New Deals, New Photopolymer!

Looking for something fresh?

Maui Stamper You're Wonderful Photopolymer It’s the latest photopolymer set, You’re Wonderful!   #139158   $23.95

Looking for a DEAL?

Maui Stamper Weekly Deals September 9 to 15, 2014Sweet ones this week – including the new 2″ Circle Punch!  Don’t miss it!  Shop HERE!

Weekly Deals September 2nd!

Here are the deals this week:

Maui Stamper Weekly Deals September 2-8 2014Now before you get all “Ho, HUMMMM” about the re-inkers, please go check your ink pads.  Are they nice and juicy?  When you try to ink up a bold stamp do you have to go around and around until it’s covered?  Uh huh…maybe….

Do yourself a big favor and make sure you have the ink refills you need to keep your images clean and bold!  Shop HERE.