It’s hard to believe December is here…

…the past few weeks have been such a blur! Travel, events, and a few unexpected moments have kept me on my toes.

As a result, I’m focusing on the comment a friend shared recently. She said she finds herself saying “At least…” quite often. As in, “I missed every green light on the Pi’ilani Highway, but at least I wasn’t in an accident.” It’s an attitude of gratitude I try to cultivate.

So I’ve been busy, but at least I’ve been healthy, happy, and even productive. Here’s the last calendar of 2018 – I hope you’ve been inspired!

Maui Stampers Stampin' Up! DIY Easel Calendar 2018 Santa's Workshop

  • Stamps: none!
  • Color Palette: Whisper White, Real Red, Garden Green
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Santa’s Signpost Framelits, Red Glimmer Paper (retired), Santa’s Workshop Specialty DSP (sold out), Everyday Label Punch, 1/2″ circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Maui Stampers Stampin' Up! DIY Easel Calendar 2018 Santa's Workshop

I was preparing to stamp images on this calendar when this DSP caught my eye. I have to confess that since it’s sold out of the Holiday Catalog, I’ve been reluctant to use it. But how could I not?

Maui Stampers Stampin' Up! DIY Easel Calendar 2018 Santa's Workshop

Would you like to make your own DIY Easel calendar? The calendar pages are 3 1/2″ square and are available as a PDF complete with cover pages (should you want to make them for gifts) and cutting instructions. You may print as many as you like for your gifting needs. Cost is $5, and all I need is your email to get you started.

Stop by and see what Crystal and Cheryl have done for December!

4 thoughts on “It’s hard to believe December is here…

  1. Hi Anne! Such a cute way to end the year. These elves are adorable😉. I like your friend’s comment. It’s good to find thankfulness in every situation, even though it isn’t our ideal predicament. Have a wonderful Christmas season and hope to see you when we arrive on Maui!🌴😎


  2. Thanks, Annette. I’ve really appreciated the simplicity of “at least”. It becomes a code phrase after a while – kind of replaces my son’s typical response: First World Problems, Mom.

    When will you be here? Look forward to seeing you.



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