There are MANY MANY WONDERFUL holiday stamps in the 2017 Holiday catalog, but my-oh-my did I love this crazy moose from 2016!
- 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.
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!
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.
- Stamps: Fabulous Flora, Gorgeous Grunge (sorry, both retired from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog)
- Colors: Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke, Soft Suede
- Accessories: Aqua Painter
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.
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.
- 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.
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!
I still have a few DIY Easel Calendar kits and refills available. Visit THIS POST for details.
Ah, I was a happy Maui Stamper when I saw the Pop of Paradise stamp set would carry forward into this year!
- Stamps: Pop of Paradise
- Color Palette: Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Pear Pizazz, Whisper White
- Accessories: Paper Snips, Stampin’ Write markers, Glue Dots
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!
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:
- Stamps: Swirly Bird
- Color Palette: Peekaboo Peach, Tangerine Tango, Pear Pizazz, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
- Accessories: Big Shot, Swirly Scribbles Framelits
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!
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.
- Stamps: Circle of Spring (retired)
- Color Palette: (Real) Red, (Whisper) White, and (Night of Navy) Blue!
- Accessories: Wondrous Wreath Framelits
Hope your entire month is Star-Spangled!! Check out the creations featured by Crystal and Cheryl this month.
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?
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!
Warning: once we get to June, my calendar images may include retired stamps. I create the calendars in January. It is what it is.
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.
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!