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!


Swirly Bird: One set to rule them all

There are many, many gorgeous new products in the latest version of the Stampin’ Up! annual catalog, but Swirly Bird gets my vote for the set that does it all:

Maui Stamper Swirly Bird

  • Stamps:  Swirly Bird, Tin of Cards
  • Color Palette:  Pear Pizazz, Tangerine Tango, Peekaboo Peach, Very Vanilla
  • Accessories:  Big Shot, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I love the variety in the images, and I love the versatility of both the stamps and the thinlits. This card is quick and easy to put together and I already have a few ideas for changing it up.  I also love that Stampin’ Up! brought the original 2015-2016 Tin of Cards stamp set back, but also added a new Designer Tin of Cards set for 2016-2017.

Maui Stamper Swirly Bird

I want you to note that I avoided the (very strong) urge to make this a blue and green card.  It would be gorgeous with Pool Party or Island Indigo.  I’m making an effort to expand my horizons, and since orange isn’t exactly at the top of my list of favorites, I stretched.

Maui Stamper Swirly BirdI inked the Swirly shapes in Peekaboo Peach and then tapped the edges with Tangerine Tango.  Each one came out a little differently from the last, which is what flowers do in real life, right?  I like that.

Ready to add the Swirly Birds bundle to your craft table?  Shop HERE.

All Swirly Whirly

I had no idea I would be so crazy about this Swirly Bird bundle:

Maui Stamper Swirly Bird Fathers Day

Shoosh now.  Don’t tell my Dad.  This is his Fathers Day card and it’s going in the mail today.  I love the open sea feeling of it.

Maui Stamper Swirly Bird Fathers Day

  • Stamps:  Swirly Bird and Crazy About You
  • Color Palette:  Whisper White, Basic Grey, Real Red, Dapper Denim
  • Accessories:  Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, Layering Circle Framelits, Duet Banner Punch, Stampin’ Sponges, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Wink of Stella clear glitter brush

The new 2016-2018 In Colors are absolutely scrumptious.  (I always have a little heart failure when there’s a new set of In Colors and I have to put that 2-year-away date out there.  2018?  Holy Mackerel Andy.)  Dapper Denim is a beautiful shade of blue!

This card is based on a layout done by Janet Wakeland.  I tweaked it a bit – can you see the Wink of Stella?  {wink, wink}  I’ve been busy turning out all kinds of Swirly projects!

Maui Stamper Swirly Bird Fathers Day

Don’t judge me or anything, but Swirly Bird was a bit of a last minute, oh-why-not addition to my first big new catalog order.  I thought it was interesting, but I wasn’t exactly over the moon about it.

I also ordered the Layering Circle Framelits only because I had a demonstrator award that allowed me to get them for free.  I have the old Circle Framelits.  Why would I possibly need these?  There couldn’t be that much difference, could there?

I was wrong.  There is.

Want your own?  Shop HERE.


It’s RemARKably NEW!

Welcome to the June RemARKable Blog Tour!  Many of our paper artists are featuring brand new 2016-2017 Annual Catalog product, and we hope you’ll be inspired.

Maui Stamper Fresh Fruit Pineapple

I’m featuring fruit today – Fresh Fruit, in fact!  What says summer better than fruit, and what fruit is more a symbol of the islands than the pineapple?

Maui Stamper Fresh Fruit Pineapple

You might notice that I didn’t stamp the top of the pineapple.  It just didn’t look right to me, but these little bonus bits did the trick.  Don’t recognize them?  These are the negative pieces from the widest Thinlit in the new Swirly Scribbles set.

I inked the pineapple in So Saffron, then added touches of Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry and So Suede ink with sponges and markers.  A quick spritz before stamping helped to blend the colors.

Maui Stamper Fresh Fruit Mango

While I was playing with the new Fresh Fruit photopolymer set, I realized that the pear looked just like the mango I ate for breakfast this morning.  I stamped the fruit in Pear Pizazz (of course!) and then sponged on a little So Saffron and Calypso Coral.

The “basket” is another piece from the Swirly Scribbles framelits, cut in half and with a few extra bits added on.  And that birthday stamp is straight from Fresh Fruit – I just chopped it up.

Maui Stamper Fresh Fruit Mango

I tried to create a lemon, but I think it takes a little imagination to see it:

Maui Stamper Fresh Fruit Lemon

We just came back from a trip and I found Lemon Bon Bons in a candy shop.  They’re a total sugar bomb – but for some reason I love them.  Maybe it’s just that I associate them with my travels.

Maui Stamper Fresh Fruit Lemon

At any rate, they fit perfectly into our brand new Clear Tiny Treat Boxes (2″x2″x2″).  Our brand new Layering Circles Framelits – complete with tiny scallops – created a shape I could pretend was a lemon!

What do you think?  Your next stop on the tour is Heather Mathieson.  I see plenty of Surprise and Delight in this new catalog!  Visit the other RemARKables to see more.

Nancy Amato 

Melissa Bolinger 

Tamra Davis 

Tracy Evans Langly

Anne Matasci  YOU ARE HERE

Heather Mathieson 

Audra Monk 

Maria Pane 

Michele Reynolds 

Janet Wakeland