Aloha, all! While most of us are getting ready for the Easter holiday - an important day in Christian communities, as well as a fun day for children of all cultures in our country - many of us are beginning the week of Passover, an important event in the Jewish calendar. While I tend to try to make cards celebrating Jewish events more around the time of Hannukah, that's because I can make fun … [Read more...] about Blessings at Passover
Aloha, all! I really do like the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper, as well as the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits Dies that are in the Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog. And you just have to know that they're not just for Halloween! There are some beautiful designs with Fall Colors in that paper set, and pumpkins will take us all the way to the USA's … [Read more...] about Halloween’s Over – But Not These Products!
Aloha, all! Today is a very special day as we're celebrating my husband's 75th Birthday. I mentioned this last week when I posted his birthday card a bit early so that I could enter it in the Stampin' Up! Only Biweekly Challenge. But it could not be such a special birthday without some really fun and unusual gift. It all … [Read more...] about Happy 75th Birthday to My Husband, Harry!
Aloha, all! As many of you know, I belong to a group called Family and Community Education (FCE). It's part of a USA national group of the same name, which is also part of a worldwide group called Associated Country Women of the World. In our small part of the world, my club focuses on educational projects such as giving books to newborns, providing materials … [Read more...] about My Projects for a Fund-Raising Fair!
Aloha, all! Earlier this week I was involved in making a project for a group to which I belong. The idea was to take a project for which there was a tutorial with a sample made from retired Stampin' Up! products and remake it with current products. As I do with most projects that I make in my Craft Room, I had a lot of fun with … [Read more...] about A Fun Box for Gifts and Such!
Aloha, all! Welcome once again to my favorite monthly blog hop, the Color Fusers Blog Hop, in which we are given 4 or 5 colors and challenged to use at least 3 of them in our blog post for the day. This month's color challenge is to use: The list of all this month's blogs is at the end of this post. I hope you will … [Read more...] about Color Fusers Blog Hop – February 2017!
Aloha, all! Since late last year, I have had a bit less time for my paper crafting, but not because I'm too busy with chores. I've been learning how to crochet a breast prosthesis called a Knitted Knocker. How these got their name is a fun story, but I'll leave it for you to research that online at KnittedKnockers.org. What's more fun for me is that … [Read more...] about My Craft Room – Not Just for Paper!
Aloha, all! I love it when each month's Paper Pumpkin Kit from Stampin' Up! arrives. Now, I may not always be thrilled with the kind of project when I first see it. But all it usually takes is a few minutes of thinking about the possibilities of the new goodies that have landed in my Craft Room. The January 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit was one of those. On the … [Read more...] about Fun With January’s Paper Pumpkin Kit! – Edited
Aloha, all! It's a new year, and I definitely want to remind my customers that there are new Stampin' Up! Catalogs out there as well! So today I sent out my latest batch of Stampin' Up! New Year Calendar cards to several of my customers. While there are certainly more to send, I wanted to share with you one of the little things you might expect if YOU … [Read more...] about New Year’s Gift for My Customers!
Aloha, all! Here I am with a different twist on my usual posts - I'm asking YOU for your ideas! My specific need right now is for a quick and easy favor for a friend to make for a convention that will take place on our island early in the summer. So here's what I am faced with: I don't know what the budget is; I … [Read more...] about Need Ideas for Luncheon Favors!
Aloha, all! Welcome to the very first project of the year made for one of the Stampin' Up! Only Challenges! Of course the theme revolves around the "new stuff" that Stampin' Up! has coming out in its newest catalogs tomorrow - January 4, 2017! That's when the Stampin' Up! 2017 Occasions Catalog and the Stampin' Up! 2017 Sale-a-bration … [Read more...] about More New Stuff!