…and a New Year begins

New beginnings are filled with emotions – anticipation, excitement, even apprehension or doubt. I’ve learned to be grateful for all of those feelings, because they mean I’m alive. To quote my dad when I ask how he is: “I’m on the right side of the grass!”

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! SAB 2018 DIY Easel Calendar

  • Stamps: Amazing You (SAB 2018)
  • Color Palette: Whisper White, Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Celebrate You Thinlits (SAB 2018)

Sale-a-bration 2018 begins on January 3rd, and the January 2018 DIY Easel Calendar features a coordinating stamp set and thinlit set that are each available for free with qualifying purchases.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Amazing You SAB 2018 DIY Easel CalendarWhat could be a better way to begin the year but with a celebration? I hope yours is joyful.

Cheryl and Crystal are joining me again to share their DIY Calendar ideas, so pop on over to see what they’ve done. I’m also delighted to introduce a Pinterest Board for YOUR creations too! Just let me know you’d like to be included and I’ll add you to the board – I’ll need your Pinterest user id. Let’s have some fun with this!

Want your own DIY calendar kit? I have just a few left for 2018. Click HERE for the details.

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Miss that Crazy Moose!

There are MANY MANY WONDERFUL holiday stamps in the 2017 Holiday catalog, but my-oh-my did I love this crazy moose from 2016!

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar Jolly Friends

  • Stamps:  Jolly Friends, Tin of Tags (both retired)
  • Color Palette:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Emerald Envy, Daffodil Delight
  • Accessories:  Red Glimmer paper, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper, Jolly Hat Punch (retired), Stampin’ Dimensionals

He’s such a dorky guy. I have a special corner of my heart reserved for dorky guys.  Not that Mr. Maui Stamper or Son of Stamper are dorks – no, no no! I’m just fond of dorky guys.  That’s all.

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar Jolly Friends

2018 is just around the corner, and I’ll be done with retired stamps at least until the new Annual Catalog comes out!  Whew!

To get your December off to a jolly start, Cheryl and Crystal have also shared their calendar pages for this month.  Ho ho ho!

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

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.

Daisy Delights

The Daisy Delights stamp set and punch were SO popular during the demonstrator pre-order (before the Annual Catalog went public) that it seemed to be on perpetual back-order.  That situation is finally straightened out, so I feel safe in sharing this card:

Maui Stamper Daisy Delight

  • Stamps: Daisy Delight, Floral Phrases
  • Color Palette: Whisper White, Fresh Fig, Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi
  • Accessories: Daisy Punch, Fresh Fig 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Floral Phrases DSP

Maui Stamper Daisy Delight

The Fine Tip Glue pen is more than adhesive – it gives a great shine – but do it when everything is finished and you can set your project aside to dry. It takes a long time, at least in Hawaii.

2018 DIY Easel calendars and refills are available! Get the details 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.