Nuts About You: March 2015

March is a little nuts, so Nuts About You seemed just right for the March calendar:
Maui Stamper DIY Calendar March 2015

  • Stamps:  Nuts About You
  • Color Palette:  Crumb Cake, Pear Pizazz, Old Olive, Tangelo Twist, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede
  • Accessories:  Sponge Daubers, Stamp n’ Write markers

Maui Stamper DIY Calendar March 2015I used sponge daubers to color the tree stamp in order to get smooth coverage, and the markers to color the bird and the possum.  It’s fun and it’s silly – kinda like me!

Nuts About You is a Host set.  They’re in every catalog.  You can’t buy them with dollars, only with host dollars.  If you host your own order and earn host benefits, you can earn them all by your lonesome!

Check out what Crystal and Cheryl have done this month.

You & Me

Perfect Pennants is another catalog sleeper – full of great sentiments!

Maui Stamper Perfect Pennants You & Me

  • Stamps:  Perfect Pennants
  • Color Palette:  Basic Black, Basic Grey, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
  • Accessories:  1 3/4″ circle punch, 2″ circle punch, hand-held stapler, Adventure Bound DSP, Cherry Cobbler Chevron Ribbon

The Adventure Bound DSP stack is full of gorgeous outdoor papers.  They’re well suited to many circumstances but are especially useful in making Manly Cards.

Maui Stamper Perfect Pennants You & MeAnd a staple is sort of tool-like, right?

Paper Pumpkin Sweet Treats

I was really, REALLY happy when I opened up my January Paper Pumpkin box:

Maui Stamper My Paper Pumpkin January 2015These little gems took about 45 minutes to put together and that included filling the bags with M&M’s (one for you, one for me, two for me, one for you…)

Maui Stamper My Paper Pumpkin January 2015There were 24 in the package and 3 basic designs – that pleased the Math Nerd that lives deep in my soul.

Maui Stamper My Paper Pumpkin January 2015The icing on the M&M’s (so to speak) was when I was inspired to make this Berry Basket with the still-available Under the Tree Specialty DSP.  Be.Still.My.Heart.

Skedaddle on over to the Online Store and stock up on that paper!  You might also want to nab a couple of rolls of Festive Designer Kraft paper rolls – I did, but I’m not sharing.  While you’re at it, treat yourself to a Paper Pumpkin 3 month subscription.  Save $5 and add a free Sale-a-bration choice to your cart.  You’ve worked hard this week – treat yourself!

Etch-a-Bird, Etch-a-Herd

 

 

I’ve seen it, you’ve seen it, we’ve all seen it – but I still had to make it:Maui Stamper Etch a BirdThis card is so much fun to make!  It’s all over Pinterest, and I’ve seen the design credited to so many different people that I can’t trace it back to one person – and I’ve tried.  If this was your concept before the rest of the universe claimed it, YOU ROCK!

Maui Stamper Etch-a-BirdI chose the Host set Hello Love for this version, as my Hostess Club requested Valentines this month.

Maui Stamper Etch-a-BirdThe sentiment on the inside is from the January My Paper Pumpkin subscription kit.  Purchase a 3 month subscription during Sale-a-bration and save!  Current Paper Pumpkin subscribers can purchase any of the available past kits or past kit refills (first comes with stamps, second does not).

Maui Stamper Etch-a-HerdThis is the version that started the stampede.  From the Herd was my first choice stamp set from the Occasions 2015 catalog and it is perfect for this card.  We all had a pretty good laugh over the faces on these critters.  I had to resist the urge to color in a face – any face.  It wouldn’t be true to the concept.  But i wanted to do it.

Maui Stamper Etch-a-HerdI mean, what’s not to love?

If you want to make this card just as you see it, you’ll need From the Herd and Teeny Tiny Wishes (for Happy Valentines’ Day).  You’ll need Real Red, Sahara Sand, Shimmer White, Whisper White and Vellum cardstock.  This card also uses the Big Shot and the Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits, a 1″ circle punch, and the Project Life Corner Rounder.  The only ink you’ll use will be Memento Black.

Look through your stash and pull out your line art stamps.  I’ll bet  you have one that’s just perfect for this card!

Weekly Deals – Arrows point the way!

This week’s deals include the What’s Up punch – arrows are the perfect solution for tying elements together on your Project Life pages!

Maui Stamper Weekly Deal February 17-23, 2015And if you haven’t gotten your hands on that gorgeous cotton ribbon, you have missed something special!  It’s soft, with a luxurious feel, and it ties beautifully into knots or bows.

Shop HERE!

Happy Together

Imagine me and you, I do, I think about you day and night, it’s only right,

to think about the boy you love, and hold him tight, so happy together

Maui Stamper Happy Together

  • Stamps:  A Dozen Thoughts
  • Color Palette:  Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White and Chocolate Chip
  • Accessories:  Heart Border Punch, Real Red 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon, Pearl Jewels

Do you remember that song?  If you can hum along with me, then you must also be looking forward to an epic high school reunion this summer!  The Turtles.

Maui Stamper Happy TogetherThe best part is that it goes on:

…if I should call you up, invest a dime…

This only makes sense if you can remember pay phones, and if you are able to remember when it was only 10 cents (for 3 minutes!) then I’ll see you at that reunion.

Happy Valentines’ Day!