Aloha, all! Oops! This was supposed to go live two weeks ago! But since I’m busy getting ready to move from Hawai'i to Florida (more on that soon), I thought I’d go ahead and let it post a few days after Halloween! Finally I'm getting to show you some Pinwheel Tower Cards. For Halloween this year, I've made two of them, each a different size. This is the one I'm calling the "Short Pinwheel … [Read more...] about A Halloween Pinwheel Tower Card
Aloha, all! When I was playing around with Pinwheel Tower Cards a few weeks ago, I found dozens of great samples. In a few posts last week, I showed off my version of two of the cards that fit nicely into Invitation or A2-sized envelopes. But then I stumbled onto a design by Rick Adkins. It had not four but SIX sides to it! I could hardly wait to try it out. So today we'll go over what I learned … [Read more...] about A Fun New Pinwheel Tower Card
Aloha, all! Last month I had two special birthday cards to make. Today I'd like to share the card that I made for my now 13-year old grandson. I think that teenage boys are just the hardest group of people in the world for whom to figure out a card design. But this young man lives in a household that has had many chickens over the years. I'll share one of the stories I remember from many years … [Read more...] about Hey Birthday Chick!
Aloha, all! I’m clea Ning up some blog posts that went out of order while I was on a house-hunting trip. So the “taller” refers to my post on November 3rd. Confused? Me, too! In my last article I described how I made my first Halloween Pinwheel Tower Card. I'm not getting into so much detail this time. But I do want to show you another version of this fun fold technique. An Invitation (A2) … [Read more...] about This Halloween Pinwheel Tower Card is Taller!
Aloha, all! And welcome to another fun - but spooky! - edition of Island Hopping. I've been chatting about my Island Hopping friend, Cheryl Hamilton, in my last few articles. This time, we're sharing projects for one of my favorite times for card-giving, Halloween! First I'm hoping you'll enjoy my story of making this fun fold card. Then I'll send you on over to Cheryl's blog to see what she has … [Read more...] about A Spooky Tower Card!
Aloha, all! Where has September gone???? Well, to begin, I spent several days on the island of Maui crafting with my friend, Cheryl Hamilton's, demonstrator team. I can't even begin to tell you what fun that was. But once I got back, I spent most of the next two weeks getting ready for a trip my husband and I are taking beginning this coming weekend. We'll be in Florida and North Carolina for … [Read more...] about It’s Time for Halloween Cards!
Aloha, all! I originally made this card to feature it in a "Christmas in July" post. But after I've been reading all about the triple-digit temperatures in the Pacific Northwest, I decided today was a great time to bring on a little something cool. I hope my son and grandson, both of whom live in the greater Portland/Vancouver (Washington) area, are cool on days like today. A Returning Oldie … [Read more...] about A Little Something To Cool You Off!
Aloha, all! Earlier this week I shared one of the recent Double Diamond Fold Cards I've made. It featured the new Stampin' Up! Hand-Penned Petals Suite of products. Today's project has some stamps, paper, die-cuts and embossing from the Sand and Sea Suite from the Stampin' Up! January to June 2021 Mini Catalog. That catalog will end as of June 30, 2021. But the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp … [Read more...] about Another Double Diamond Fold With Seashells
Aloha, all! Have I mentioned how much I just LOVE the new Stampin' Up! Hand-Penned Petals Suite of products in the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog? I think I must have as I've already shared several project using the papers and stamps. Now I'm hooked on using the papers and stamps to make some fancy fold cards. The Double Diamond Fold I've shared this fancy fold with you before. But this is … [Read more...] about Double Diamond Fold – With Hand-Penned Petals
Easter is a great occasion for sending cards to friends and family. It's also a time of the year when I really and truly switch from the darker colors of the fall and winter holidays to the light and cheery colors of Spring. Even if this card didn't say it out loud, you have to know that it's welcoming us to the delights of the season of new beginnings. Aloha, all! Even here in Hawai'i I'm … [Read more...] about Happy Easter, Happy Spring!
A new blog design! Aloha, all! The dragonfly is a universal symbol of change, transformation and self-realization. With the introduction of my new blog design, I hope that I'm successfully beginning that process for Robin's Craft Room. There are so many parts of this redesign. Some are right out front, with the new logo and graphics. Others are sitting in the background ready to be … [Read more...] about Dragonfly Garden – A Positive Change