Sending RemARKable Love

Welcome to the January 2017 RemARKable Blog tour.  Our focus this month is Sending Love – which in addition to a wonderful practice, is a fabulous Stampin’ Up! product suite!

RemARKable Blog Tour

I’ve taken the obvious route and chosen Valentines, but these projects could easily be adapted to other expressions of love – wedding, anniversary, or just Love ya, Babe!

MauiStamper RemARKable Blog Tour Sending Love

This is our fabulous Popcorn Box thinlit made up in Blushing Bride.  There’s a panel of Falling in Love DSP behind all of that embellishment, as well as a Delicate White Doily spritzed with Sahara Sand and smushed for texture. (SMUSH is an active verb.)

MauiStamper RemARKable Blog Tour Sending Love

Stitched Shapes Framelits will be available again on January 16th – be ready to order!!  Product #145372 will cost $30 and will be sold as supplies last.

The Sealed With Love set sentiment is stamped twice with Blushing Bride and Sahara Sand – photopolymer stamps make the placement easy as can be!

MauiStamper RemARKable Blog Tour Sending Love

I LOVE the Sending Love Glassine Sheets, and they are perfect for creating the little envelopes in the Love Notes Framelits.  I also love how that row of hearts fits perfectly across the top of the little note insert.

MauiStamper RemARKable Blog Tour Sending Love

The TIEF is called Falling Petals, but let’s be serious.  They’re hearts.  Sheesh.  {wink}

Next up is Heather Mathieson.  Click on the image below, or scroll down to the list of blog tour participants for more inspiration!  Thanks for stopping by.

RemARKable Blog Tour Next Blog

 Nancy Amato

 Melissa Bolinger 

Arden Dougan 

Tracie Evans Langley 

Anne Matasci   YOU ARE HERE!!

Heather Mathieson 

Audra Monk 

Linda Moore 

Maria Pane 

Michele Reynolds 

Sending Love CASE

I loved THIS CARD from Kitchen Table Stamper enough to create my own version.

Maui Stamper Sealed With Love

  • Stamps: Sealed With Love
  • Color Palette:  Real Red. Whisper White, Basic Black
  • Accessories:  Love Notes Framelits, Sending Love Glassine Sheets, Sending Love DSP Stack, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Red Glimmer Paper

Maui Stamper Sealed With Love

The glassine sheets are PERFECT for the little envelopes.

Maui Stamper Sealed With Love Delicate Details

I used the Sale-a-bration set Delicate Details for a little embellishment inside the card – I can see of lot of ways to use those beautiful linear images.

Stop by tomorrow afternoon for the RemARKable Blog Tour to see more Sending Love inspiration!

A radiant card for a radiant couple

One of my regular stamp club members was married last week.  She’s been coming with her mom since she was in high school, and we all love her vibrance and creative spirit.  It goes without saying that I needed a special card.

Maui Stamper Dragonfly Dreams

  • Stamps: None
  • Color Palette:  Whisper White, Shimmer White, Gold
  • Accessories:  Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Gold Thread, Metallics sequin assortment, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Fine tip glue pen, Wink of Stella Gold and Clear, Vellum card stock

Maui Stamper Dragonfly Dreams

I cut the detailed portion of the dragonfly wings in Vellum, and used the fine-tip glue pen down the body to adhere them to the Shimmer White solid dragonfly.

Maui Stamper Dragonfly Dreams

Wink of Stella Gold was perfect for adding a tiny accent to the head for dragonfly eyes, and the Wink of Stella Clear made the rest of the body shimmer.

Maui Stamper Dragonfly Dreams

The Falling in Love DSP has some very dream-like papers, and I chose this one to set the color palette into the gold tones.

What do you think of the Occasions catalog? Is Dragonfly Dreams on your wish list?

A New Year, a new calendar

New.  There’s so much promise in that word – but there’s uncertainty as well.  New is different, fresh, and sometimes uneasy.  New is exciting and invigorating, but it is also unpredictable and challenging.  I love a new year, a new calendar, a fresh start.  I set goals, make plans, and dream big dreams.  And I make a brand new DIY Easel Calendar!

Maui Stamper 2017 DIY Easel Calendar January

  • Stamps:  Cookie Cutter Christmas, Thoughtful Branches (retired)
  • Color Palette: Basic Black, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Blushing Bride
  • Accessories: Cookie Cutter Builder punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Wink of Stella Clear

I’ve achieved one goal:  I already have a post set up for every month of the year in 2017! Crystal, Cheryl and I are continuing our Mini-Blog hop, so be sure to see what they’ve done to begin the year.

Maui Stamper 2017 DIY Easel Calendar January

If you’ve had your eye on the Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle, you’d better hurry! The stamps and punch will be available separately after January 3rd, but the bundle will be a lost opportunity.  Shop the Online Store to get that deal!

If you’ve been thinking you should make a calendar this year, I have just 6 kits left.  Email me at AnneMatasci@gmail.com and I’ll send you an invoice.

Happy New Year!

Maui Stamper 2017 DIY Calendar Kit

DIY Calendar Refill $6 plus shipping

 

 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

And by that I mean it is crunch time!

Mr. Maui Stamper and I are finishing up last minute packages and I found myself short a few gift card holders. Stampin’ Up! Envelope Punch Board to the rescue!


Card stock, adhesive, washi tape, and a few leftover Cookie Cutter Christmas Cuties and I’m set!  You could throw the supplies in your suitcase and be ready at the drop of a hat. 

Don’t tell me you haven’t got a stash of little elements that you made and didn’t use. I actually have a (smallish) box of stamped Christmas embellishments that didn’t make the cut for one reason or another. 

This is the moment! Carpe diem! The 25th looms!

At least I have this done. On to the rest of the list. 

Goodies from the besties

I have the BEST club members ever.  Some of these fabulous women have been crafting around my dining table for longer than any of us would like to advertise.  They have been the backbone of my business as well as the keepers of my sanity.   And they were here last week.

Maui Stamper Cookie Cutter Christmas Brownies

You NEED the Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle.  I’m telling you, it is my GO TO choice for just about everything this season.  Desiree put the Gingerbread Cookie on the side of this box decorated with washi – big savings there – and added the Jolly Hat (punch is on sale too!) with a little jingle bell on the end!  Inside the box was the BEST BROWNIE you can buy – Big Island Candies Dark Chocolate Macadamia Nut Brownie.  AMAZING.

Maui Stamper Christmas Goodies

The Jolly Hat got a workout!  Robbie perched it on the end of a Stitched Shapes Framelit Circle – you DID get yours, didn’t you????  They can’t be ordered right now, but word is they will be available in January while supplies last.  I’ll let you know – don’t miss out!

Maui Stamper Just a Spoon Full of Sugar

It’s hard to see, but the base of these goodies is a red spoon – and Vicki just finished the costuming for Mary Poppins, so her inspiration is spot on! Glimmer paper takes any project to the next level of sparkle.

There were other goodies, but you get the idea.  If you live on Maui and would like to join us some Tuesday night, let me know!

 

Packaging for little things

This time of year, I need heaps of little gifts. I like to express appreciation to my postal carrier, the FedEx and UPS delivery folks, and all the people who make my life easier throughout the year. This little treat holder works well and is compact enough to tuck in my (biggish) handbag:

Maui Stamper Candy Cane Christmas Easel Treats

  • Stamps: Cookie Cutter Christmas, Tin of Tags
  • Color Palette:  Real Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
  • Accessories: Cookie Cutter Builder punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Silver Thread, Real Red Glimmer paper, Rhinestone Jewels, Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker, Tear ‘n Tape, Ghiradelli Chocolates (NOT AN ACCESSORY.  AN ESSENTIAL INGREDIENT FOR LIFE.)

A note on Stitched Shapes Framelits:  Stampin’ Up! has announced that this hot new product will be available again in January.  If you missed the availability in November, I urge you to mark your calendars and place an order as soon as they become available.  I’ll keep you posted.

Maui Stamper Candy Cane Christmas Easel Treats

One of the tricks I’ve found for getting a clear impression when using a solid photopolymer stamp is to clean the stamp on the Stampin’ Scrub BEFORE inking it.  I spritz the Scrub with some Stampin’ Mist and give the stamp a good scrub, and it seems to condition the surface and give me better results.  This isn’t scientific, it’s just what I do!

Maui Stamper Candy Cane Christmas Easel Treats

On the back of the easel is a little pocket for a note, a little cash, or a gift card. The Easel fits nicely in our 3″ gusset bags, and with a bit of ribbon and a tag on the top it dresses up beautifully for a more elegant presentation.

Maui Stamper Candy Cane Christmas Easel Treats

If you’re planning on making a DIY Calendar this year, I’m all out of Easel Kits at the moment.  There are half a dozen or so Calendar refills available, and I don’t envision printing any more.  The point is that if you’d like a Calendar Refill, you need to let me know sooner than later.

Maui Stamper 2017 DIY Calendar Kit

The Refill is $6 plus postage.  One calendar fits in a regular envelope and will ship First Class for $.68.  More than that – I’ll have to quote you.  Send your request to AnneMatasci@gmail.com and I’ll get back to you with an invoice.

Maui Stamper Year End Closeouts

Year-End closeouts are going quickly.  To clarify the offering, there are three categories:

  1. Holiday catalog product that will no longer be available after January 3, 2017
  2. Holiday and Annual catalog product that Stampin’ Up! has in excess and has offered at a discount through January 3.
  3. Clearance Rack products which are in limited supply. Some may be offered beyond January 3 at the discretion of Stampin’ Up!

Shop HERE!