Hi, There, Stampers! I spent some time this week getting ready for some Halloween treats - no tricks! These days, I don't limit Halloween fun just to October 31st. When it's October, it's Halloween time! So when I go to a meeting of one of my clubs next week, I'm taking treats. And of course I'm using Stampin' Up! products to gussy them up. The Haunts and Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit is ON … [Read more...] about A Halloween Paper Pumpkin Kit ON SALE!
Hi, There, Stampers! Back in February, I attended a gathering of quite a few Stampin' Up! demonstrators in my new home state of Florida. The organizers had lots of projects for us to do, including a really simple cover for a small note pad. Part of the simplicity is that we just glued the small note pad into the cover we made. This meant that, when the note pad was finished, the simplest thing to … [Read more...] about Something Different – It’s Not a Card!
Hi, There, Stampers! Have you seen my newest Teacup Folder Project? Those of you who've been following me for a while may remember that I've made one of these projects every time new Stampin' Up! products with a Tea theme come around. Well, it's that time again as there's a great new suite in the 2022-23 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. It's called, "Tea Boutique." The Tea Boutique Suite There are … [Read more...] about A Fun Tea Bag Folder Project!
Aloha, all! A week ago today, I had the absolute pleasure of winging my way to my neighbor island of Maui to join my sister Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Cheryl Hamilton, for a weekend of crafting. More about last Saturday's activities in a later post. Today I'm going to focus on what the two of us did on Sunday. We shared the Blackberry Beauty Suite of products from the current Stampin' Up! Mini … [Read more...] about A “Suite” Blackberry Sampler
Aloha, all! I am at a stage in my life where it's rare that I either give or receive gifts at Christmas time. That's not to say I'm neglected nor that I'm neglecting others. It's just the way it is. That's why my sharing a gift that I made for a friend is a rare occurrence. But it's one of those times that I just knew that I could make the perfect gift for my friend. And, of course, I had to … [Read more...] about A One-of-a-Kind Gift!
Aloha, all! As I've mentioned before, I've named my place where I do my crafting, Robin's Craft Room. I started out with Robin Stamps, but then I realized that I do other crafts than stamp to make cards, scrapbook pages and gifts. I also crochet and do other kinds of needlework when the mood strikes me. But back in the 1990s and into the early part of the 21st century, most of my crafting … [Read more...] about Before I Was a Paper Crafter!
Aloha, all! With everything else that's been going on, I've been involved in getting ready for quite a few holiday parties sponsored by many organizations to which I belong. For the most part, given that we've been so focused on making our home livable, I've been able to beg out of doing too very much. But I jumped at the opportunity to make the table favors for one of the groups that was … [Read more...] about Curvy Keepsake Table Favors!
Aloha, all! In mid-October, once again our life was interrupted by constant moving of furniture back and forth. While I tried to weather through all that was going on, by the beginning of November, I realized that I needed to focus on where we lived and keeping it livable than on my crafting. If you can believe it, I managed to go to a Stampin' Up! event in mid-November without ANY swaps to … [Read more...] about Our Apartment Renovation is Finished!
Aloha and Happy Halloween, all! I'm among those who treat this day as a day for fun for kids and adults alike. We can dress up and do silly things just for the fun of it, and very few people have a problem with it. Of course, as a Stampin' Up! "nut," I try to make cards and treats that feature Stampin' Up! products every year. This year was no exception. Paper Pumpkin, the monthly kit … [Read more...] about Treats Not Tricks, Paper Pumpkin Style!
Aloha, all! I'm still traveling away from my pleasantly warm home on Hawai'i's Big Island. I mention the weather because I've just arrived in Las Vegas, Nevada, where the temperature is hovering around 100?. Yikes! I am so not used to this kind of heat. Besides that I'm not used to all the buildings and crowds that we're experiencing as we arrive from Northern Minnesota. While I was in … [Read more...] about Gifts While I’m Traveling
Aloha, all! So much has been going on lately here in Hilo, Hawai'i. Right now I'm in between appointments with a "to-do" list that's way too long for the number of hours in any day of the week. Sitting at my computer writing about one of my current projects is such a relaxing way to chill out and just focus on one thing at once. So here I am! Focusing! My focus the past few days has been on … [Read more...] about Getting Ready for an Orchid Show!