Maui Stampers Team Shoebox Swap

Last month, a few of the Maui Stampers got together to make cards. It’s fun to gather as demonstrators: we talk shop, catch up on each other’s lives, and make a LOT of cards. The Shoebox Swap format makes it go quickly, and even allows long-distance members to participate (we missed you, Peggy!)

Maui Stampers ShoeBox Swap

We made gorgeous cards:

Maui Stamper Sending Love Peggy Alexander

Peggy designed a fabulous valentine using the Sealed with Love bundle and punched ALL THE PIECES for us, since she sent hers in from Washing State.

Maui Stamper Sending Love Peggy Alexander

Desiree created a beautiful card with the Special Reason bundle, showcasing the versatility of using both positive and negative die cuts:

Maui Stamper Special Reason Desiree Lopes

Maui Stamper Special Reason Desiree Lopes

Linda’s iridescent dragonfly using the Dragonfly Dreams bundle was stunning in Glimmer Paper:

Maui Stamper Linda Zacharias Dragonfly Dreams

And Heather created a card we all loved using Beautiful You:

Maui Stamper Heather Bartlemus Beautiful You

There’s another image inside, and one of these days I’ll share this card again with that image. I made an error on mine and need to borrow the stamps from Heather to fix it!

There were other cards, but those crafters have their own blogs, and I’ll let them share.

Maui Stampers ShoeBox Swap

Want to be part of the Maui Stamper team? It’s easy to do, and during Sale-a-bration you’ll choose an additional 2 free stamp sets for your starter kit. It’s a fantastic bonus to an already fantastic deal.  Check out the details HERE.

Growing a team

This Sale-a-bration has been busy for the Maui Stampers.  Our team is growing, and it’s such a pleasure to welcome new members to our community.  Even though we live on a small island, it may be a while before I have the opportunity to meet some of my new downline members.  Of course, that’s why we make cards!

Maui Stamper Pineapple Welcome to our Stampin' Up! Family

This big, beautiful pineapple is such fun to stamp. I use a combination of ink pads and markers to add color variety and texture, and the Wink of Stella clear (my fave!) to add sparkle.

Maui Stamper Pineapple Welcome to our Stampin' Up! Family

The beautiful Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack is a free gift with your qualifying Sale-a-bration order.  It’s just the right combination of softness and body for a card.

Maui Stamper Pineapple Welcome to our Stampin' Up! Family

I chose Baker’s Twine and changed the mat for this one just to make it a little different, but it’s really the same card.

Maui Stamper Pineapple Welcome to our Stampin' Up! Family

What does it mean to join the team? There’s no obligation, and during Sale-a-bration you’ll choose two extra stamps sets!  Enjoy the discount, have a class or craft party with your friends, or generate real income with a full-time business – it’s all up to you! Check it out HERE and discover what happy stampers all over the world have learned for themselves: Stampin’ Up! is ohana – that’s how we say family in Hawaii.  I would love to welcome you to the Maui Stamper’s team.

Once a Maui Stamper, always a Maui Stamper

We shared a bittersweet evening a couple of weeks ago.  Kellie and her family are moving to the Mainland.  Their reasons are good and of course we all support them in this move, but the truth is we don’t like it.  Kellie’s loving, gentle presence and her inspired projects bring such light to our demonstrator meetings!  We couldn’t let her leave without getting together for some laughter and lovin’.

Being SU demos, we had to have a project:

Pillow box owl

I know.  Can you stand it?  This isn’t an original idea – it’s an absolute CASE (Copy And Share with Everyone).    I saw them on Jill Hilliard‘s blog and she in turn credited Card a la Carte, where you can find details on construction.

My plan was for all of us to make these at Kellie’s Aloha party, but I hadn’t even made a sample – I just had the link.  You should have seen us sitting around my dining table:

Maui Stampers go tech

Well, now you can see us!  Everyone scrolling through their smart phones, looking at the pictures and instructions.  (And Kellie in the background trying to sort out a mini-crisis!)

Peggy and Crystal with the punches

Peggy and Crystal got busy with the punches.

Robbie's eyeballs

Robbie got a little punchy herself!  And we were all so happy to see Cheryl feeling back to normal.

Lisa & Kellie

Lisa and Kellie – and Lisa, you’d better watch out for that dino behind you!!  Kellie has been packing for weeks, if not months.  Every time I’d see her she’d tell me how she was improvising because this item was packed, or they’d sold that item (little things, you know, BEDS).  When she came in she laughed and told us she’d brought her adhesive with her:

Kellie & her adhesive

Kellie, we’re sorry you’re leaving Maui but we know we’ll be seeing you soon in Salt Lake!  And remember…once a Maui Stamper, always a Maui Stamper.

Aloha Kellie

And don’t forget that these are for the CRAFT ROOM, not the garage or the garden or any of that secondary stuff!  Love you.