Still in love with Hey Chick

I may just send a variation of this card to everyone I know.

Maui Stamper Hey Chick Sale-a-bration 2017

Well, maybe every woman I know.  I love these sassy chickens!  This one looks like a hen to me, although in all honesty I haven’t a clue why.

Maui Stamper Hey Chick Sale-a-bration 2017

This one MUST be a rooster.  Look how he has his wings folded behind him. Classic rooster stance.

According to Stampin’ Up!, Hey Chick is the number one choice for Sale-a-bration this year. Don’t miss the fun – shop HERE and get yours for FREE!


An Avant Garden Welcome

I’ll be honest with you. I was not impressed with Avant Garden when I first opened my 2017 Sale-a-bration brochure.  I mean, flowers again already?  I should have known better.  There have been very, very few stamp sets that I have not grown to love.  (It does happen.  I try not to talk about it.)

Maui Stamper Avant Garden Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration 2017

The first step towards learning to love Avant Garden was to apply some of my favorite colors.  Second step was to remember that hey, it was free – that starts the love flowing!

  • Stamps:  Avant Garden (2017 Sale-a-bration), retired demonstrator exclusive sentiment
  • Color Palette:  Whisper White, Soft Sky, Pool Party, Island Indigo, So Saffron
  • Accessories:  Stitched Shapes Thinlits, Pool Party Stitched Satin Ribbon, Very Vanilla Lace Trim, Metallics Sequin Assortment, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots

I almost didn’t include the lace trim.  It’s Very Vanilla.  The card is Whisper White.  I decided to get over it and I’m glad I did.  This may be a first for me!

Maui Stamper Avant Garden Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration 2017

There are many ways to adhere sequins to a card, but I use Glue dots 99.99% of the time.  They’re clear, they’re the same shape, and it’s the fastest way I know to get the job done.  Bam!!

I’m thrilled to be welcoming more demonstrators to the Maui Stampers.  There’s still time to join and reap the awesome Sale-a-bration benefits: you’ll earn two additional FREE stamp sets of ANY price when you sign up during SAB.  There’s no risk and no requirement to continue.  It’s a great way to test drive being a demonstrator, and there will be some fabulous sneak peeks in the next few months (2017-2018 Annual Catalog, anyone?).  Demonstrators always get the news first!  Learn more 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.

Sending Love CASE

I loved THIS CARD from Kitchen Table Stamper enough to create my own version.

Maui Stamper Sealed With Love

  • Stamps: Sealed With Love
  • Color Palette:  Real Red. Whisper White, Basic Black
  • Accessories:  Love Notes Framelits, Sending Love Glassine Sheets, Sending Love DSP Stack, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Red Glimmer Paper

Maui Stamper Sealed With Love

The glassine sheets are PERFECT for the little envelopes.

Maui Stamper Sealed With Love Delicate Details

I used the Sale-a-bration set Delicate Details for a little embellishment inside the card – I can see of lot of ways to use those beautiful linear images.

Stop by tomorrow afternoon for the RemARKable Blog Tour to see more Sending Love inspiration!