Sweet Maui Pines

Ah, I was a happy Maui Stamper when I saw the Pop of Paradise stamp set would carry forward into this year!

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar Pop of Pink

  • Stamps: Pop of Paradise
  • Color Palette: Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Pear Pizazz, Whisper White
  • Accessories: Paper Snips, Stampin’ Write markers, Glue Dots

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar Pop of Pink

I fussy cut that one pine with my paper snips and attached it to the calendar with a couple of Glue Dots. They give a tiny bit of lift without too much height – more visual height that actual height.

2018 DIY Calendars and Easel Calendars are ready to ship! I’ll post the details later today.

Crystal and Cheryl have more great DIY calendar inspiration for you today – head over and see!

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August flowers on the line

This is the month when things start to get really HOT on Maui. I’m a sunshine and warm weather girl, but even I wilt a bit with our late summer heat. These sweet posies, however, will stay fresh all month long:

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar Swirly Bird

  • Stamps: Swirly Bird
  • Color Palette:  Peekaboo Peach, Tangerine Tango, Pear Pizazz, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Swirly Scribbles Framelits

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar Swirly Bird

The color on the flowers isn’t even sponged – I inked them up with the Peekaboo Peach and then tapped the edges into the Tangerine Tango pad. It’s almost too easy. I also toyed with the idea of putting at least one of the blooms on a dimensional, but with these calendars I prefer as flat a profile as possible, so it was Tombo (the Wonder Adhesive) to the rescue.

Cheryl and Crystal have created fabulous August designs – stop by and see what they’ve done!

July’s all wrapped up

I’m all about the Red, White, and Blue, but for the past few years I’ve looked for motifs other than the Stars and Stripes.  There’s nothing wrong with them, but I like a little creative challenge. This month, I’m using the bow retired from the Circle of Spring for my calendar.

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar Circle of Spring

  • Stamps: Circle of Spring (retired)
  • Color Palette:  (Real) Red, (Whisper) White, and (Night of Navy) Blue!
  • Accessories:  Wondrous Wreath Framelits

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar Circle of Spring

Hope your entire month is Star-Spangled!!  Check out the creations featured by Crystal and Cheryl this month.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! July 2017 Bonus Days

July 1 brings Bonus Days back to Stampin’ Up!  Spend $50 in July and earn a $5 reward to spend as you choose in August – with no limit. What’s on your list?

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! July 2017 Christmas in July Join My Team

Has your wishlist grown? If it’s near $100, consider joining the Maui Stamper team. There’s no obligation, and in July, Stampin’ Up! is making the deal even sweeter. Your $99 (no additional tax or shipping) always includes your choice of $125 in Stampin’ Up! product. In July, it will include an additional $52 in essential tools – snail, snips, bone folder, grid paper, and two D blocks – PLUS the not-yet-released Carols of Christmas stamps from the Holiday 2017 catalog. Check it out!

Happy Wanderer

Warning: once we get to June, my calendar images may include retired stamps. I create the calendars in January. It is what it is.

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar You're Sublime

This little gem comes from the retired So Sublime stamp set.  It’s colored with an Aquapainter and a few markers and it’s as simple as can be.

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar You're Sublime

I’m not a camper, but how could you resist an adventure in such a cute little roll-along?

Stop by and see what Cheryl and Crystal have designed for June!

An elephant never forgets

The whimsical images from the 2016-2017 Host set Love You Lots have just the right size and energy for my little calendar pages. I prefer a clean and simple design for the months, and this little Ellie and her Mousie friend need nothing more than a little color.

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar Love You Lots

  • Stamps: Love You Lots (Host)
  • Color Palette:  Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo
  • Accessories:  Aquapainter

Maui Stamper DIY Easel Calendar Love You Lots

There’s more DIY Calendar Goodness to be found today! Visit Crystal and Cheryl to see their May inspiration.

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

 

 

Counting the days

I’m a list maker.  You’d think that would mean I get things done on time, but, well, not so much.  At least I know how much I didn’t get done.

This time of the year my list gets a little crazier than usual.  For example, demonstrators have had a peek at the upcoming Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs, and even though we’re deep in the Holiday crafting season, our minds are beginning to drift.  (OK, the truth is my mind is ALWAYS drifting.)  It’s new, it’s exciting, but there are other things that need to be taken care of first!!

In the interest of keeping tabs on the moment, here are a few things I’m wrapping up:

  • Holiday stamp sets are available at a 25% discount until November 30th – tomorrow.
  • I have a small inventory of DIY Easel Calendars and Refills available.  I’m not planning on making another run of these for 2017, so if you’d like one, I suggest you order it soon.

Maui Stamper 2017 DIY Calendar Kit

The DIY Easel Calendar kit is $9.00, and I also make a DIY Calendar Refill available for $6.00.  The calendar images are 3 1/2″ square, and the mats are 3 3/4″ square.

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 $.68.  Easel Calendar Kits are shipped Priority Mail Small Flat Rate with postage of $6.80.  I can ship multiple kits in one box.

Maui Stamper 2017 DIY Calendar Kit

Mats are Dapper Denim, Marina Mist, Emerald Envy, Cucumber Crush, Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum, Real Red, Watermelon Wonder, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Tip Top Taupe, Delightful Dijon and Daffodil Delight.

Maui Stamper 2017 DIY Calendar Kit

To order, leave a comment or email me directly at AnneMatasci@gmail.com.  I’ll need your order and your email address, and will send an invoice via Square.  At this time, I’m not shipping outside of the United States.

Did you make it through all of that?  Well, then, I hope you’ll enjoy this image of Mr. Maui Stamper and me on the Soldiers Pass trail in Sedona, Arizona.  My side of the family assembles from all over every Thanksgiving to tell stories, eat, drink, and enjoy the beautiful Red Rocks. However you spent your Thanksgiving weekend, I hope it was filled with good things.

Maui Stamper and Mr Maui Stamper Soldiers Pass Sedona AZ