Aloha, all! You might have noticed the absence of the word, "quick," in the title of this blog post. Depending on how many note cards you want to make for a gift this could be "Quick and Easy." Either way, this is an easy gift to make. Note cards do not have to have lots of layers and embellishments. When I make … [Read more...] about Easy Last-Minute Gifts!
Aloha, all! This is the time of the year when everything seems like it's last minute! I've been making Christmas and other Holiday Greeting Cards since the summer, and I've even made a few gifts to give to local friends. But wouldn't you know that I got the bright idea to make favors for those who will be coming to our Duplicate Bridge game on … [Read more...] about Last Minute Christmas Favors!
Aloha, all! Time for another Stampin' Up! Only challenge, and this time the theme is, "Sweet Treats." Our challenge is to make any kind of a project that displays or holds treats, or even a card with a treat type image, for all kinds of summertime celebrations. Of course there are weddings and graduations. Then there are showers, both wedding … [Read more...] about A Fun Birthday Party Favor!
Aloha, all! Today my husband and I were treated to a visit from a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator from my home state of Ohio. Connie Babbert - one of my favorite Stampin' Up! designer demonstrators - and her husand, Eric, are visiting on our island and drove over to see us. As with most visitors, the first item of business is to tour my … [Read more...] about What a Fun Afternoon!
Aloha, all! I'm sure that you know all about the various meanings of the Hawaiian word, "Aloha." But another phrase you may have heard in a song but not frequently read online is "Aloha 'Oe." That's a phrase that bids farewell. Today, at our regular Sunday Duplicate Bridge game, we say, … [Read more...] about Aloha ‘Oe to a Member of our Bridge Club!
Aloha, all! Cards are made and will be mailed this week - many not to reach their destination until a day or two after Christmas. There are a couple I haven't yet shared with you and I still have time for that! But today I just have to show off a couple of products that you'll be able to order after the first of the year as part of the Stampin' … [Read more...] about December 22nd – A Christmas Gift and a Sneak Peek!
Aloha, all! Every year I make at least one holidy card with a Hanukkah theme, and it's especially for my friend, Janet, whom I usually only get to see once a year. This year I didn't get to travel to see her at all, so I wanted an especially nice card, and not a simple A2-sized card with a Jewish image. So, when I saw a card shaped like a … [Read more...] about December 19th: It’s Hanukkah Season, Too!
Aloha, all! I've not just been making cards this Christmas season, though that is the majority of my work/play time. One of my favorite activities has been playing with the wonderful Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit from the 2014 Stampin' Up! Holiday Supplement. In fact, when my husband and I went away for a few days of R&R this past week, I … [Read more...] about December 13th: A Starry Break from Cards!
Aloha, all! I know today's only Saturday. But this is going to be my last post of the 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! Catalog Year. I won't have my next project post online until Tuesday, June 2nd. By then I should have ordered all that I'll need for the summer to create fun projects for you to copy or to inspire you to buy some of the fab … [Read more...] about My Last CASE for the Week AND Catalog!
Aloha, all! This is my very last post featuring the papers that will be retiring come June 4th - or whenever Stampin' Up! runs out of them! Even after having made dozens of cards and other projects with my retiring papers, I still had quite a few whole sheets left over. I really didn't have a problem deciding what to … [Read more...] about Using Retiring Papers for a Good Cause!
Aloha, all! Back when I first became a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and was thinking of starting my Robin's Craft Room blog in 2008, I spent a lot of time on my computer looking at blogs all over the place for both blog and design ideas. I even took an online class (a "webinar") to learn about blogging. It was then that I discovered the … [Read more...] about Do You Remember “Bag in a Box”?!