A Holiday Homes CASE

Saw this card and loved it so much I made my own copy:

Maui Stamper Holiday Home Photopolymer

  • Stamps:  Holiday Home
  • Color Palette:  Memento Black, Whisper White, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, So Saffron
  • Accessories:  Owl Punch (heart), Homemade Holiday Framelits, Big Shot

I made very few changes to the original as Michelle did a beautiful job.  One of the things I did change was to add a tiny bit of So Saffron in the lights and at the windows.  I like the feeling of being at home that it creates.

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RemARKable Winter Holidays

Welcome to the October RemARKable Pinworth Blog Tour.  Our theme this month is Winter Holidays – and as the holidays draw closer, I’m thinking about non-traditional colors:

Maui Stamper RemARKAble Pinworthy Tour Santa Stache  I’m pretty sure that Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay are non-traditional colors!!  This nutcracker from the Santa Stache stamp set is perfectly suited for coloring with Blendabilities.

Maui Stamper RemARKAble Pinworthy Tour Santa StacheI’m not an expert by any means, but I’ve spent a while playing with facial tones, working with lines and shadows.  My faces come out differently each time, but in a good way.

Maui Stamper RemARKAble Pinworthy Tour Santa StacheExperimenting with Blendabilities color collections has allowed me to find new combinations.  The Night of Navy collection works very well with Pacific Point card stock.

Maui Stamper RemARKAble Pinworthy Tour Santa StacheI wouldn’t normally mix Rich Razzleberry with Pumpkin Pie and Night of Navy, but somehow when you’re coloring uniforms, the rules get a little blurry.

Maui Stamper RemARKAble Pinworthy Tour Santa Stache Stampin’ Up! Blendabilities come in set with a light, medium and dark shade so that you can play with light and shadow.  I just wanted to color, so for the most part I stayed with a single tone.

Maui Stamper RemARKAble Pinworthy Tour Santa StacheI hope you’ve enjoyed my “outside the box” holiday journey, and I hope you’ll continue on the RemARKable tour to see what everyone else has created.  Thanks for stopping by!

Your next stop is with Audra Monk – click on her name or on the badge below.  The full tour is listed at the bottom of this post.  Happy hopping!

RemARKable PINworthy Blog Tour 2014



Nancy Amato – http://stampinallnight.blogspot.com/2014/10/remarkable-pinworthy-blog-tour-winter.html

Missy Bolinger – http://creativeblessingsbymissy.blogspot.com/2014/10/remarkable-pinworthy-tour-winter.html
Tamra Davis – http://www.theCardLadies.com/pinworthy-blog-tour-winter-holiday-decor-team-fun/
Connie Diebler – http://www.conniestamps.com/2014/10/remarkable-pinworthy-blog-tour-winter-holidays.htm
Anne Matasci – http://wp.me/pCcBw-1Ks   YOU ARE HERE!!
Audra Monk – http://thecraftyyogi.blogspot.com/2014/10/winter-holidays-remarkable-blog-tour.html
Maria Pane – http://stampinandscrappinwithriri.blogspot.com/2014/10/get-ready-for-holiday-fun-remarkable.html
Andi Potler -http://www.absolutekreations.com/2014/10/09/remarkable-pinworthy-blog-tour-winter-holidays
Michele Reynolds – http://inspirationink.typepad.com/inspiration-ink/2014/10/winter-holidays-pinworthy-blog-tour.html
Pam Staples – http://wp.me/p3p2VA-Nm
Janet Wakeland – http://wp.me/pHIQD-6Re



Whimsical Houses

Who knew you could have so much fun with houses?

Maui Stamper Holiday Homes TagsThese are SUCH FUN to color.  (The truth:  I have ALWAYS loved to color!!)  I’ve used both Stampin’ Write Markers and Blendabilities on these – the Stampin’ Write markers provide more options in the pastel range.

Maui Stamper Holiday Homes TagsThe Under the Tree Specialty DSP in the Holiday catalog is a heavy-weight paper that is just right for making tags, and the Angle Topper punch makes the same shape EVERY TIME.  (I KNOW.  Don’t you love it?)

Maui Stamper Holiday Homes TagsThat Glimmer Paper heart is punched with the Owl punch – that’s the teeniest heart punch we have.

Maui Stamper Holiday Homes TagsIt’s easy to coordinate Bakers’ Twine with your project – we have so many colors.  These are quick to make – what are you waiting for?

Won’t you make a card today?

It’s World Card Making Day!  Did you know there was such a thing?  It’s a great day to make – and send – a card!

Maui Stampers Amazing Birthday Four Feathers

  • Stamps:  Amazing Birthday, Four Feathers
  • Color Palette:  Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Whisper White
  • Accessories:  Back to Black DSP, Feathered Framelits, Crushed Curry Bakers Twine, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers

Maui Stampers Amazing Birthday Four FeathersI used daubers to blend the colors on the tallest feather – and the Daffodil plus the Bermuda created a beautiful transitional green shade.

Maui Stampers Amazing Birthday Four FeathersThese feathers are addicting!  Sometimes I neglect the inside of a card, but this one was for my BFF Cheryl.

Maui Stamper and Create With Cheryl

Make a card, send a card…even if it’s tomorrow.

Miss you…

A card helps to make the distance seem a little shorter:

Maui Stamper Holiday House Miss You


  • Stamps:  Holiday Home, Gorgeous Grunge, Just Sayin’
  • Color Palette:  Soft Sky, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizazz, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip
  • Accessories: Homemade Holiday and Word Bubble Framelits, All is Calm Washi tape

When you live on a small island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, separations happen.  Sometimes they’re short term, sometimes they’re for a long time.  Sometimes I really don’t like them.  Most of the time, I put on my big girl pants and deal with it.

Maui Stamper Holiday House Miss You

Making a card helps.


Fall Colors in the Flower Shop

This year for my October Easel Calendar I decided to take a break from Halloween:

Maui Stamper October 2014 DIY Easel CalendarI mean, Halloween is a lot of fun – and it’s a Really Big Deal in Hawaii – but I just couldn’t bring myself to look at spiders all month.  Can you relate to that?

  • Stamps:  Flower Shop
  • Color Palette:  Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Cherry Cobbler
  • Accessories:  Pansy punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Crystal Effects

Maui Stamper October 2014 DIY Easel CalendarWhen I first order Flower Shop (AND the Pansy punch, of course – this kind of thing goes without saying) I discovered that Stampin’ Up! had pulled a bit of a fast one on us.  The flower – and the punched image – are NOT symmetrical.  You can’t just stamp that flower and punch it out any ol’ which-a-way.  I developed a solution and posted a mini-tutorial: you can check it out HERE.

Take a look and see what Cheryl and Crystal have done with their calendars this month.  We all hope you enjoy our mini-tour!

Today is also DAY 1 of  Stamp, Stock and Save.   Card stock, ink, adhesive and envelopes are discounted 15%, and a select group of stamps has 20% savings.  This deal lasts only until October 6, so don’t miss it!  Get all the details HERE.