A Special Card for ONE

A very special little girl is turning ONE!

Maui Stamper A Little Wild Stampin' Up!

I love this little bear from A Little Wild, and the coordinating thinlits are the icing on the cake!

Maui Stamper A Little Wild Stampin' Up!

I had to play with the message, so I used the Labeler Alphabet so that I could create my own message. The 1 is cut from the Large Numbers Framelits with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.

Maui Stamper A Little Wild Stampin' Up!

If you’re interested in the Easel Calendar, they’re selling quickly!  Details are HERE.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! 2018 DIY Easel Calendar Kit

  • DIY Easel Calendar Kit is $9.00
  • DIY Calendar refill is $6.00

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 $.91.  Easel Calendar Kits are shipped Priority Mail Small Flat Rate with postage of $7.15.  I can ship multiple kits in one box.

Many crafters have asked for the template over the years. I do not sell the template. I didn’t create it and I don’t own it, and the crafter who does own it does not want to sell it as a template.

To order, leave a comment or email me directly at AnneMatasci (at) gmail (dot) com.  I’ll need your order, your delivery address and your email address. I will send an invoice via Square, and you can choose your payment method.  Your calendars will not ship until the fourth week of September. At this time, I do not ship outside of the United States.

Kick back and enjoy

This classic Adirondak style chair is an invitation to relax:

Maui Stamper Diagonal Fold Box Colorful Seasons

  • Stamps: Colorful Seasons, Timeless Textures
  • Color Palette: Very Vanilla, Tranquil Tide, Dapper Denim
  • Accessories: Eastern Palace Specialty DSP, Big Shot, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Thinlits, WInk of Stella, Linen Thread

Maui Stamper Diagonal Fold Box Colorful Seasons

I used THIS tutorial for the criss-cross box template. (Warning: she stamps her own plaid design. I did NOT stamp a plaid, I used DSP. So much easier.)

Maui Stamper Diagonal Fold Box Colorful Seasons

A package of Green Tea Macnuts fits perfectly inside.  They’re aailable at your local ABC store (what? you don’t have an ABC store? They’re on every corner in Waikiki!!)

Avant Garden Welcome v2.0

Once I decided I liked the Avant Garden stamps, I couldn’t stop playing with color combinations:

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

It’s a funny coincidence that I wasn’t all that crazy about the 2016-2018 In Color Sweet Sugarplum. Maybe it’s the name.  Maybe it’s something else. But as much as I know a lot of people who loved this color at first sight, I did not.

I guess it just had to grow on me.

  • Stamps: Avant Garden (Sale-a-bration 2017), sentiment from a retired demonstrator-only set
  • Color Palette:  Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum, Crushed Curry
  • Accessories:  Sweet Sugarplum ruched ribbon, Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Thinlits, Pearl Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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

The color gradations come from stamping off (inking your stamp, stamping lightly onto scratch paper, and then stamping your project with the ink that remains on the stamp.)  One of the things that I liked about the way that process worked on this card was that by stamping off lightly, there were gradations remaining on the flower image.

There’s one more version to come – stay tuned!


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.


Sending RemARKable Love

Welcome to the January 2017 RemARKable Blog tour.  Our focus this month is Sending Love – which in addition to a wonderful practice, is a fabulous Stampin’ Up! product suite!

RemARKable Blog Tour

I’ve taken the obvious route and chosen Valentines, but these projects could easily be adapted to other expressions of love – wedding, anniversary, or just Love ya, Babe!

MauiStamper RemARKable Blog Tour Sending Love

This is our fabulous Popcorn Box thinlit made up in Blushing Bride.  There’s a panel of Falling in Love DSP behind all of that embellishment, as well as a Delicate White Doily spritzed with Sahara Sand and smushed for texture. (SMUSH is an active verb.)

MauiStamper RemARKable Blog Tour Sending Love

Stitched Shapes Framelits will be available again on January 16th – be ready to order!!  Product #145372 will cost $30 and will be sold as supplies last.

The Sealed With Love set sentiment is stamped twice with Blushing Bride and Sahara Sand – photopolymer stamps make the placement easy as can be!

MauiStamper RemARKable Blog Tour Sending Love

I LOVE the Sending Love Glassine Sheets, and they are perfect for creating the little envelopes in the Love Notes Framelits.  I also love how that row of hearts fits perfectly across the top of the little note insert.

MauiStamper RemARKable Blog Tour Sending Love

The TIEF is called Falling Petals, but let’s be serious.  They’re hearts.  Sheesh.  {wink}

Next up is Heather Mathieson.  Click on the image below, or scroll down to the list of blog tour participants for more inspiration!  Thanks for stopping by.

RemARKable Blog Tour Next Blog

 Nancy Amato

 Melissa Bolinger 

Arden Dougan 

Tracie Evans Langley 

Anne Matasci   YOU ARE HERE!!

Heather Mathieson 

Audra Monk 

Linda Moore 

Maria Pane 

Michele Reynolds