Aloha, all! When I'm having the kind of a day (week, month?) where I just cannot get started on any kind of card-making project at all, I look online for something to CASE (Copy And Share with Everyone). Early last month when my friend, Donna, was in town and we were crafting a bit, we worked together to design the card that I shared in yesterday's post. While she was making her second version … [Read more...] about Happily Copying a Card Design!
Aloha, all! A QUICK UPDATE: Some retiring products are now DISCOUNTED! Click HERE for the complete list. Now back to our regularly-scheduled post! In less than a week, the newest Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog will be open for business. As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I was allowed to pre-order some products from that catalog, and I've just about run out of the papers from my newest favorite … [Read more...] about A Fun & Exciting New Product Suite!
Aloha, all! I'm not sure I've mentioned this much, but I'm actively putting together a new eBook with greeting card patterns. I'm aiming for a July 1, 2019, publication date, and that's not all that far away. So I've been scrambling recently to make cards in all the designs I'm going to include in the eBook. Today I'm going to share one with you as I've finally got all the measurements and … [Read more...] about A Fun Pocket Card!
Aloha, all! It's been a while since I've mentioned Stampin' Up!'s Paper Pumpkin Kits. These are a monthly subscription product in which each month you receive a box containing a Stamp Set, at least one Ink Spot (small ink pad), all the products you need to make that month's projects, and instructions for making the projects. One reason for my lack of chit-chat about Paper Pumpkin is that in the … [Read more...] about An Exciting Time For Paper Pumpkin!
Aloha, all! Those of you who follow me on Facebook may have read that I spent last weekend visiting a friend on the island of Maui. Said friend is also a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and, as you might expect, we did a LOT of crafting during the weekend. While one of the activities I was anxious to dig into was checking out all of the new stamp sets and papers and embellishments she'd preordered … [Read more...] about More Retiring Papers!
Aloha, all! Today I got out ALL of my Designer Series Papers (I and others call them DSP for short). The reason is that all but my latest purchase of a new paper coming out in the next catalog are going to retire come June 3, 2019. My plan is to order a nice supply of the new DSP sets to keep me going for at least a month or two, and I need room to store them! So what do I do with all that … [Read more...] about Using Up My Retiring Papers!
Aloha, all! This is the time of the year when I pull out all of my retiring Stampin' Up! stamp sets to get them ready to store away until I'm ready to sell them later in the year on eBay. In most years (last year didn't count as I left all my retiring sets for the volcano to eat up!) I go through the sets to make sure that the sets are all complete. Inevitably, I'd find a couple of sets where … [Read more...] about Where the Heck Are Those Little Stamps?
Aloha, all! I have been crafting up a storm this past week since my fund-raising fair. Much of what I've been doing has been with my friend, Donna, who is visiting the island for a short time taking care of some business with her property here. But she let me know long before she landed on the shores of Hilo, Hawaii, that she definitely wanted some crafting time with me. Yay! So far we've had … [Read more...] about Focus on a Retiring Product!
Aloha, all! First things first - where have I been! At my crafting table working frantically to get some gift packs of handmade cards together to sell at a fundraiser on May 4th. This is an annual fair that our Family and Community Education (FCE) clubs in the Hilo area put on to raise funds to enable us to serve our community through educational programs. For this fair, I work hard to make … [Read more...] about It’s Been a Busy Month!
Aloha, all! Yes, I am finally back from my 3-week long trip to the U.S. east coast. With tax season in high gear as I returned, I am just now getting back into my stamping routine (well, as much of a routine as it can be for me). First of all, a lot has happened in the last week in the Stampin' Up! world. You may have already heard that Stampin' Up! will not be offering either a … [Read more...] about Retiring Products – and MORE News!
Aloha, all! As recently as last summer, I was really kind of disappointed in some of the monthly kits that the Paper Pumpkin part of Stampin' Up! has been sending out. Oh, there were a few that, when I got them, I ordered refills as soon as I could to share with some of my local Stampin' Up! customers. But the rest, so-so. Not this year! And especially not last month when the kit was full of … [Read more...] about Paper Pumkin Is Having a Great Year!