Miss Your Face!!

Text Ya Later provides waaaay too many opportunities for fun messages! You can be sassy, silly, or sentimental – whatever says YOU!

Maui Stamper Text Ya Later Stampin' Up!

  • Stamps:  Text Ya Later, Timeless Textures, Burlap
  • Color Palette:  Whisper White, Copper, Pool Party, Tranquil Tide
  • Accessories:  Copper Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Versamark Ink, Embossing Buddy, Pool Party Bakers Twine (retired), Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim (retired), Corner Rounder (retired), Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Maui Stamper Text Ya Later Stampin' Up!

I embossed the screen outline in copper – had to do it – and had some fun playing with the messages. When you’re the Bestie, by definition you’re the top of the list – but there can be multiple lists!!

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! July 2017 Bonus Days

July 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!

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Remarkable You with Sympathy

Sympathy cards are challenging, but making one is at least part of how I express my feelings when someone has experienced loss.  It’s never easy, but for me, the act of creating a card helps me to work through some of my feelings.

Maui Stamper Remarkable You Stampin' Up!

The metallic thread is very fine, and doesn’t create issues with the USPS as it won’t add any bulk to a card. I use a little adhesive on the card where I want it to go, and wind it through the adhesive. It comes out differently every single time. I’ve had to learn to adapt to that!

Maui Stamper Remarkable You Stampin' Up!

July 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 Bonus Days

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!

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Celebrate your birthday with zest!

Bright, bold colors are not my usual style, but I stepped outside of my monochromatic box to play with Lemon Zest. These juicy citrus colors shout summer to me!

Maui Stamper Lemon Zest Stampin' Up!

Maui Stamper Lemon Zest Stampin' Up!

The birthday sentiment fits perfectly on this banner from the Bunch of Banners Framelit. Little details like this make me really happy – Stampin’ Up! really excels with coordination of products.  I even juiced up the inside of the card!

Maui Stamper Lemon Zest Stampin' Up!

July 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 Bonus Days

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!

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The Ribbon of Courage

Patty Bennett is a Stampin’ Up! Million Dollar Sales achiever, and one of the perks of achieving that sales milestone is collaboration on a stamp set. The Ribbon of Courage is a beautiful set with many uses beyond the ribbon, but the ribbon image is really beautiful.

Maui Stamper Ribbon of Courage Stampin' Up!

Maui Stamper Ribbon of Courage Stampin' Up!

I had some fun with the Aqua painter and Wink of Stella on the beautiful design on the ribbon. There’s a lot of detail there, and it would be fun to emboss and embellish too.

Maui Stamper Ribbon of Courage Stampin' Up!

The sentiment is from Ribbon of Courage, but the floral embellishment is from Flirty Flowers. LOVE those designs!!

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! July 2017 Bonus Days

July 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!

Birthday Wishes

The new catalog is keeping me really, really busy. Just when I think I’ve narrowed down my list, something else catches my eye. What I love most about the Happiest of Days stamp set is the font!

Maui Stamper Happiest of Days Stampin' Up!

Maui Stamper Happiest of Days Stampin' Up!

These little packages are together on one stamp, but I wanted to give them some dimension and change their spacing.  My Paper Snips are always close at hand!

Maui Stamper Happiest of Days Stampin' Up!

I even embellished the inside of the card. It’s an extra touch that makes a handmade card even more special.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! July 2017 Bonus Days

July 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!

CASEing the Piggy

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 Bonus Days

If I didn’t have it already, I’ll tell you what would be on my list:  This Little Piggy.
Maui Stamper This Little Piggy Stampin' Up!

This piggy makes me happy! Today’s card is a CASE (Copy And Share with Everyone) of the talented Rachel Tessman. I loved her design, and made just a couple of small changes to her creation.

Maui Stamper This Little Piggy Stampin' Up!

Coloring the Piggy was a learning experience for me – and in a good way. I was certain I wanted to use Whisper White card stock, but I haven’t had good experience using the Aquapainter with either ink or the Coloring Pencils on large images on Whisper White card stock. I was looking for another option and thought I’d try sponging. This first pig got a little sunburned, but the second one has a lovely, pale complexion:

Maui Stamper This Little Piggy Stampin' Up!

I used Powder Pink to sponge, and the Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write marker to add shadows.

Maui Stamper This Little Piggy Stampin' Up!

Maui Stamper This Little Piggy Stampin' Up!

This is the first card I made using the Aquapainter and ink. You can’t see the distortion of the paper, but it’s there. I also wasn’t successful in getting even coverage:

Maui Stamper This Little Piggy Stampin' Up!

A Post It note creates the perfect mask for sponging, because it sticks in place and the paper is thin. I stamped the Piggy and trimmed him out of the center:

Maui Stamper This Little Piggy Stampin' Up!

I suppose I could have been really tricky and used the insides for the Soft Sky sponging, but it wouldn’t have had any “stick”. I stamped the Piggy again and cut out around the image so I could sponge in the sky:

Maui Stamper This Little Piggy Stampin' Up!

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!

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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!