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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Re-creating a Maui Stamper Classic

Sale-a-bration 2016 inspired a card that has become my all time favorite. Because the stamps were available for such a short time, I made a few different versions but then moved on. I’ve watched every catalog for a suitable replacement, and when I spied Flirty Flowers in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog I knew I had a good possibility.

Maui Stamper Flirty Flowers Tile Card

There’s a time commitment in cutting and stamping this card. It’s not a good candidate for mass production, but it’s a great project for relaxing and enjoying the creative process.

Maui Stamper Flirty Flowers Tile Card

It’s really enjoyable to mix and match textures, images and colors to create a unique card. My original design using the Sale-a-bration stamp set Field Flowers was done in yellow tones, but I also created one in pinks and another in blues. The monochromatic palettes tie together an otherwise chaotic collection of images.

Maui Stamper Flirty Flowers Tile Card

I tried this one with Fresh Fig and Sweet Sugarplum. There are things I like about it, but it’s definitely a different vibe.

In all honesty, I think Flowering Fields was a once-in-a-lifetime set of stamps.  I’d love to know what you think – please leave me a comment with your thoughts.

And just for the record, here’s the original Flowering Fields cards in Crushed Curry and So Saffron. It was CASEd many, many times, and I am very grateful to those generous crafters who acknowledged my design.  If you CASE a card, please give the original artist credit. Thanks.

Maui Stamper Flowering FIelds with Timeless Textures

 

Wild About Flowers – in Tiles

I’ve been searching the Stampin’ Up! 16-17 Annual Catalog for images to make a current-product tile card since Field of Flowers retired as a Sale-a-bration stamp set.  I’ve thought about Wild About Flowers a few times, and finally decided to sit down and give it a try.

Maui Stamper Wild About Flowers Tile card

The results aren’t quite the same – you can see the original card HERE and HERE and HERE – but I like the look.  I also like the combination of Sweet Sugarplum and Tip Top Taupe.

  • Stamps:  Wild About Flowers, Timeless Textures, Thoughtful Banners
  • Color Palette:  Very Vanilla, Sweet Sugarplum, Tip Top Taupe, Crushed Curry
  • Accessories:  Stampin’ Write Markers, Linen Thread

Maui Stamper Wild About Flowers Tile card

What do you think?

 

Love You Lots

This happens every catalog.  {SIGH}

I go through the catalog and make my decisions.  I prioritize my list and make a rational plan for acquiring what I truly need.

And then I throw it all out the window.

Maui Stamper Love You Lots

I mean, HOW can I not have this adorable little green amphibian in my craft room?

Maui Stamper Love You Lots

Would you look into those eyes?  How could you say no?  {SIGH…}

Time for Plan B.  Or C, or D, or whatever it is now.

Uncle.

 

A little vintage love

I don’t do a lot of vintage design. I’m drawn to the style but have a hard time adding the necessary bits and layers that define it. 

Maui Stamper Timeless Textures Little Letters

  • Stamps: Timeless Texture, Birthday Blossoms
  • Color Palette: Very Vanilla, Lost Lagoon
  • Accessories:  Big Shot and Little Letters Thinlits, Rhinestone Jewels, Aquapainter, Stampin’ Write markers, Pansy punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Wink of Stella

Maui Stamper Timeless Textures Little Letters

 I markered the word “you” from the phrase “celebrate you” and used the Aquapainter to add a little extra color to the flower.

Here’s a hint: when you’re using framelits or Thinlits to create negative space like these letters, put a sheet of thin paper (printer paper works well) between the cutting pad and the thinlit. It will protect your project from embossing any stray cut marks on your cutting pads. 

Hello, my friend

I’m behaving now – this is a perfectly respectable hello.

Maui Stamper Apple of My Eye Hello

  • Stamps:  Apple of My Eye, Hello (2016 SAB), Timeless Textures
  • Color Palette:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
  • Accessories:  Paper Snips, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch

This is my kind of Clean and Simple – pretty clean and kinda simple.  I intended to put that lemon section on dimensionals, but I was distracted and stuck it right down onto the paper.  You could just as easily stamp it directly on the card front, but that’s not what I did.

Maui Stamper Apple of My Eye Hello

I like the subtle texture you get from the images being cut and attached.  If you look closely at the first photo, you’ll see there’s a Whisper White panel (4″ x 5 1/4″) attached to the Whisper White card front.  Again, it’s just a little thing but I like it.

I was at an event with Mr. Maui Stamper this weekend, and our table enjoyed an interesting conversation on the dual themes of “Happy Wife, Happy Life” and “If Mama Ain’t Happy, Ain’t Nobody Happy”.  So if I want to put a Whisper White panel on to the Whisper White card front, I’m gonna do it.  It makes me happy.

Flowering Fields

This is turning into my favorite stamp set from the 2016 Sale-a-bration catalog:

Maui Stamper Flowering FIelds

Maui Stamper Flowering FIelds with And Many More

I stamped all the Timeless Textures backgrounds first.  Most of them were stamped off (inked, then lightly stamped on scrap paper, then stamped onto the project).  I added the Flowering Fields images with Soft Suede and then hand colored them.  I’m really getting into hand coloring.

If you look at the image in the top left corner, you’ll see the White Gel pen highlights.  I find so many uses for that pen, and I’ve learned to keep a brand new one as backup.  Maybe it’s the warm Maui weather, but I find they dry out before they are used up.  I used to do all kinds of crazy things to make them last longer, but I finally gave up.  They’re $4.  I’m worth it.

Maui Stamper Flowering FIelds with Timeless Textures