Aloha, all! I'm still making multiples of cards to send out to make sure there is Happy Mail in mail boxes of my friends and acquaintances. But every once in a while I come across a name on my list that makes me think about a specific stamp set. Today I'm going to share one of those with you. The Missing Piece I made this card for a friend who lives only part time near us in Hilo, Hawai'i. … [Read more...] about Missing You!
Die-cutting and Embossing
Aloha, all! I am finally back in Hawaii after more than two weeks away from home, the last week in the 109 degree plus temperatures of the desert southwest. Yep, in Las Vegas. I am SOOOO happy to be home out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, whose currents do a wonderful job of moderating our Big Island of Hawaii summer temperatures. To celebrate the sea around us, as well as to bring back … [Read more...] about Island Hopping with Seaside Notions!
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! I mentioned last week that I'm traveling this week and next. Our first real stop came this morning when we arrived at my husband's family's cabin in the North Woods of Minnesota. Harry's family was one of several families that found a nice lake northwest of Hibbing that was perfect for their summer vacations. In the beginning, they camped at a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC - part … [Read more...] about Saying Goodbye to an Old Friend
Aloha, all! One of my favorite activities every week happens every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday when I spend an hour at a local gym, Aloha Fitness, one of whose owners is my friend, Tunya. Tunya is also my personal trainer, and I owe my strength and good mobility to her efforts to keep me feeling a LOT younger than I am. Besides being a personal trainer, Tunya is and has competed as a … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday, Tunya!
Aloha, all! Today my focus is on one of the newest Stampin' Up! In Colors, Terracotta Tile. Fun note here - texting your demonstrator friend generates a spell-check spelling of "terra-cotta." Gotta watch that spell check! For those of you who haven't experienced this new In Color yet, here is a quick and simple bookmark that shows off the color in one of the sheets of the 2019-2021 6" x 6" … [Read more...] about Fun With a New In Color!
Aloha, all! The Hilo Orchid Show is this coming weekend, and I finally finished my projects for the daily Silent Auction events! I made three sets of six cards, all featuring the same design, but each featuring a different color. I've been working on this project off and on for the past few weeks, tweaking the design a bit here and there, and finally settling on this set. Once it was all … [Read more...] about Fun Project for the Hilo Orchid Show!
Aloha, all! With the small space in which I now have to work, I really do have to put things away as soon as I use them or my work table gets totally out of hand. So, yes, after I finished my last card, I did manage to put most stuff away to get ready for my next project - except that I didn't bother taking the Vases Builder Punch back to its designated spot because it's too far away. I would … [Read more...] about Old Habits Are Hard to Break!
Aloha, all! I know I've shared a card with this design before, but I'll be darned if I can find it in my archives. Why would I want to find it when I've made it already for today's post? Because I cannot for the life of me remember what I called the design. So, while I'm sure that someone is going to come up with whatever I or other stampers have posted before, for today I'm designating this … [Read more...] about Diagonal Fold Peek-a-Boo Card!
Aloha, all! Today is my wonderful husband's birthday. It will be a bit of a busy day for other chores we both have to do. But I will be fixing him a special breakfast and we have dinner plans for the evening. And, of course, I made him a birthday card! You may not recognize this Designer Series Paper (DSP), and that would be because it's not yet been released as a Stampin' Up! … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday, Harry!
Aloha, all! I hope you read my last post showing the sampler that I made using the Follow Your Art Suite of products in the upcoming 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. If you didn't you might want to check it out before you wonder what I'm talking about in this post! Click HERE. And a brief update on RETIRING PRODUCTS! I updated my copy of the list as of Friday night. LOTS OF STAMP SETS … [Read more...] about More Fun With “Follow Your Art”!