The abundance of November

It’s a little late for figs, although I have to admit that I made a lovely dish with them this summer. If I’d had the 2017-2018 In Colors when I made this calendar page, I absolutely would have made it in Fresh Fig.  But there you go. We are operating in an alternate universe with these calendars.

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar Fabulous Flora

  • Stamps:  Fabulous Flora, Gorgeous Grunge (sorry, both retired from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog)
  • Colors: Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke, Soft Suede
  • Accessories:  Aqua Painter

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar Fabulous Flora

An Aqua Painter is an indispensable tool on my craft desk. I have multiples just because I use them so often. They need to be everywhere.

Take a moment to be inspired by the creations that Crystal and Cheryl have created for November.  You’ll be glad you did.

Want to create your own DIY Easel Calendar? I have just a few left – check THIS POST for details.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! 2018 DIY Easel Calendar Kit

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Treats, treats, and more treats!

When Robbie is our club host (and we ALWAYS let her have Halloween) she goes all out. Halloween is her favorite holiday, and she spoils us with goodies and inspiration. This year was no different, and I thought you’d like to see her creations.

Maui Stamper Spooky Night

I don’t have all the details since I didn’t make these, but I know these little Hershey Bar holders use the Spooky Cat stamps and punch and Spooky Night DSP.

Maui Stamper Spooky Night and Painted Autumn Mini Treat Bags

These two Mini Treat Bags were filled with Salted Caramel Cocoa mix and everyone got one of these, too! The spider web doily is retired, but I loved the Black Glimmer Cat!

Maui Stamper Seasonal Chums

 

I made these little guys with the Seasonal Chums stamps and Seasonal Tags framelit dies. I discovered that stamping with Basic Black and using the matching Stampin’ Write marker to highlight the lines on the pumpkin was enough. The stems and leaves were quick to color and a little Wink of Stella gave Jack a proper gleam. Toe Bod Butts (Candy Corn, if you didn’t grow up in my house) fits perfectly in our 2″x8″ cello bags.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Trick or Treat Popcorn Box

Robbie filled the Popcorn Boxes with chocolates (long, long gone) and each box was a little different.  Like I said, she spoils us!

Maui Stamper Trick or Treat Popcorn Box

Maui Stamper Trick or Treat Popcorn Box

Trick or Treat!

Trick or Treat!

Maui Stamper Mochi Cupcake Monsters

 

Edited to add contact information for those ono cupcakes!

Visit http://www.L2SBakery.com – you’ll be glad you did!

 

We had an awful lot of fun at our October club meeting:

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Pick A Pumpkin Spooky Cat

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Pick A Pumpkin Spooky Cat

This little black cat is waiting for the Great Pumpkin to rise from the Pumpkin Patch on Halloween Night….

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Pick A Pumpkin Spooky Cat

…but this little cat is happy to blend in with the scenery! I used Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze ink with the Timeless Texture stamp set and punched out my Camo Cat, and I’m in love.Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Pick A Pumpkin Spooky CatThat face is part of the Spooky Cat stamp set, and it’s worth the cost of the entire set just to have it! Those eyes!!

Maui Stamper Mochi Cupcake Monsters

We had some pretty fabulous treats, too.  Desiree’s daughters are bakers and we’ve been the lucky recipients of their treats in the past, but these Green Tea Mochi Monster Mini-Cupcakes (say that 3 times REALLY fast with a mouth full of cupcake!) had us all ooohing and aahhhing and YUMMMING.

Maui Stamper Mochi Cupcakes

This is a little dark, but this was Pumpkin Mochi. I’m telling you, it was SO ono! If you live on Maui and you’d like to place an order, visit their website at http://www.L2SBakery.com.

And if you’d like to shop for paper, stamp or ink, click right HERE!

 

Stampin’ Up! Super Sunday!

Stampin’ Up! is bringing October in with a BANG!  DSP is a quick and high impact way to add punch to your projects, and now it’s more affordable than ever! Choose from your favorites below and enjoy the savings:

 

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! October 2017 DSP B3G1F

To go with all of that gorgeous DSP, Stampin’ Up! is celebrating World Card Making day with 10 days of savings on notecards and select stamp sets. You’re sure to find some favorites here. And if you’re on the fence regarding Fast Fuse, take this opportunity to jump down and embrace it! It’s my absolute adhesive of choices (well, except for Tombo the Wonder Adhesive, but that’s for little bits of things). Fast Fuse is easy to use and it sticks like nobody’s business. There’s a small learning curve as you develop the motion to get it to release at the end, but I’m telling you, my friends, THIS is the stuff to use!! Stock up – the savings are HUGE – and thank me later.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! WCMD October 2017

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! WCMD October 2017

 

 

If you’re like me, your October order is starting to look pretty good….good enough that perhaps with a bit of help (and perhaps not) you’ll be looking at a $300 order with Host Benefits AND an absolutely free holiday stamp set called Merry Patterns.  It’s ONLY available as a Host promotion through the end of October, and all of these savings opportunities mean you’ll get so much more to go with it!

One Last Thing…Paper Pumpkin is promising two coordinated kits for October and November that will make your Holiday crafting as easy as can be. Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Season of Style Holiday 2017

Never subscribed before? It’s as easy as can be. Visit THIS page and with a few clicks you’ll have a complete crafting kit on it’s way to you – everything but adhesive is in the box! Former subscriber? Same process, except you’ll just reactivate – it’s even faster. You can even request more than one box to share or to create extras for yourself. Make holiday crafting easy this year with Paper Pumpkin!

Rocky Raccoon

Love this little raccoon! It amazes me how quickly something gets moved to the back of the stack when new goodies come along. It’s been a while since I’ve played with Foxy Friends, but clearly, Rocky is perfect for October.

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar Foxy Friends

  • Stamps: Foxy Friends
  • Color Palette: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Basic Grey, Tangerine Tango
  • Accessories:  Stampin’ Write Markers, Aqua Painter

When I told Crystal his name was Rocky Raccoon, she didn’t get it. Even when I started to sing. As in, she had no idea that there was a SONG. By the BEATLES.   It’s moments like this that make me feel O.L.D. Sigh.

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar Foxy Friends

Using Stampin’ Write markers on a stamp to get multiple colors out of one impression is one of those things that makes me happy. Plain and simple happy. Not hard at all happy. Let’s drink cocktails while we’re writing blog posts happy (oopsie).

Cheryl and Crystal have October inspiration for you as well – enjoy!

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! 2018 DIY Easel Calendar Kit

I still have a few DIY Easel Calendar kits and refills available.  Visit THIS POST for details.

Orchids in the jar

The Climbing Orchid is the latest flower I’ve tried in Jars of Love:

Maui Stamper Orchids in the Jar Stampin' Up!

Don’t miss out – you can save on the Climbing Orchid bundle. Stampin’ Up! typically selects new stamps and framelit/thinlit/punches and bundles them during the first release year, but subsequent years the products are offered individually and the opportunity to save is sad, sweet history. This one is too good to let go by!

Maui Stamper Orchids in the Jar Stampin' Up!

I used this same layout HERE, and I’m sure there are many other images that would work with this jar.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! 2018 DIY Easel Calendar Kit

If you’re interested in the DIY Calendar kits, check out the details HERE. I’ll be shipping next week.

 

A Special Card for ONE

A very special little girl is turning ONE!

Maui Stamper A Little Wild Stampin' Up!

I love this little bear from A Little Wild, and the coordinating thinlits are the icing on the cake!

Maui Stamper A Little Wild Stampin' Up!

I had to play with the message, so I used the Labeler Alphabet so that I could create my own message. The 1 is cut from the Large Numbers Framelits with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.

Maui Stamper A Little Wild Stampin' Up!

If you’re interested in the Easel Calendar, they’re selling quickly!  Details are HERE.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! 2018 DIY Easel Calendar Kit

  • DIY Easel Calendar Kit is $9.00
  • DIY Calendar refill is $6.00

Shipping is by USPS and will be sent First Class or Priority Mail.  I ship the best possible method at the best possible price and will calculate based on what you order.  Typically, a single Calendar refill can be sent in a First Class envelope with postage of $.91.  Easel Calendar Kits are shipped Priority Mail Small Flat Rate with postage of $7.15.  I can ship multiple kits in one box.

Many crafters have asked for the template over the years. I do not sell the template. I didn’t create it and I don’t own it, and the crafter who does own it does not want to sell it as a template.

To order, leave a comment or email me directly at AnneMatasci (at) gmail (dot) com.  I’ll need your order, your delivery address and your email address. I will send an invoice via Square, and you can choose your payment method.  Your calendars will not ship until the fourth week of September. At this time, I do not ship outside of the United States.