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!
Die-cutting and Embossing
Fun With a New In Color!
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!
Fun Project for the Hilo Orchid Show!
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!
Old Habits Are Hard to Break!
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!
Diagonal Fold Peek-a-Boo Card!
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!
Happy Birthday, Harry!
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!
More Fun With “Follow Your Art”!
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”!
A Fun & Exciting New Product Suite!
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!
A Retiring Stamp Set I’ve Never Owned…
...but wish I had! Aloha, all! When I visited my sister-in-law, Deb, last month, we had a really good time crafting in her wonderful craft room. She was trying out techniques for her upcoming stamp camps and I was trying out stamp sets and colors that I didn't have at home. This is a stamp set that I did not - and still do not - have. As much as I liked it, I am unlikely to buy it as … [Read more...] about A Retiring Stamp Set I’ve Never Owned…
Success With a Fundraiser!
Aloha, all! Last weekend, I was part of the annual arts and crafts fair that is a fund-raiser for a small service group to which I belong. The larger organization is called Family and Community Education (FCE), with clubs and councils throughout the United States. It's part of an international group called the Associated Country Women of the World. Wow, that's a big title! But everything starts … [Read more...] about Success With a Fundraiser!
Using a Big Scrap for a Card!
Aloha, all! Yesterday I showed you a card that I made by cutting a frame out of a stamped piece of cardstock. Today I'm sharing the card that I made with the piece that I cut out of that frame. For this card, rather than making the rectangle the center image in this card, I turned the card, made with the Thick Whisper White Cardstock, into the landscape direction. Then I added a layer … [Read more...] about Using a Big Scrap for a Card!