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!
Aloha, all! As I've mentioned before, I'm spending a lot of my "stay-at-home" time making greeting cards. I'm now on my 5th list of people to whom I want to send cards. I truly cannot believe the number of people who have come to mind as I think about sending cards. That's a good thing. The not so good thing is that I've had to come up with some card designs that allow me to make more cards … [Read more...] about A Quickly-Made Card!
Aloha, all! With all that’s been going on this Spring, I have almost completely forgotten that May is just around the corner. And for those of us who love crafting with Stampin’ Up! products, that means that it’s not long at all before we will have to say, “Goodbye,” to the bright and cheery 2018?2020 Stampin’ Up! In Colors. The 2018 In Colors Are So Bright! I remember in June of 2018 … [Read more...] about The 2018-2020 In Colors – Almost History!
Aloha, all! This really is an "Aloha" project day. With all my posts beginning with a Hawaiian, "Aloha," I rarely get a chance to focus on a card that really has a Hawaiian flavor to it. But I'm going to fix that for today. After all, being "sheltered in place" where I live in Hawai'i is not all that bad. So why not share the beauty! The Recessed Panel Technique While I've seen cards made … [Read more...] about Aloha With Timeless Tropical – and More!
Aloha, all! When it comes to celebratory events, I try to find out how one would send greetings using 'Olelo Hawaiian, or the Hawaiian language. As I don't speak the language, I have to rely on internet explanations of the meaning of words so I don't commit a faux pas. And, when it comes to wishing, "Happy Easter," I wasn't certain what I should say without stumbling. So, "Happy Easter" it … [Read more...] about Happy Easter!
Aloha, all! Beginning last month, and continuing until we get it done, one of my favorite Stampin' Up! demonstrator online groups is updating their tutorials. And as part of that process, those of us who are members are volunteering to help make the samples and rewrite tutorials using up-to-date products. Today's project is one of the first that I made for this project. Introducing the Center … [Read more...] about This Easter Bunny is the Star!
Aloha, all! With all that's been going on in the world, with all the events being canceled or postponed, there are some things that are written in concrete on the calendar. This week will bring two such events - Passover and Easter. I definitely have participated in seders on many occasions with my Jewish friends. But I grew up in a home where we celebrated Easter. My favorite memories of … [Read more...] about It’s Easter Week!
Aloha, all! You have to know that I'm spending most of my time these days either making cards or writing notes in them to send out. That's one reason why there are not too many blog posts lately. This was about to happen again when I pulled out all of my goodies from the Ornate Garden Suite to design a card to show off here today. But I got things under control and finally made a card. How Do … [Read more...] about Thanks for the New Ornate Garden Suite!
Aloha, all! We're in our third week of the great 2020 Stay-at-Home orders. Or is it the fourth? I've seen several people post on social media about all the things that they're doing to defeat boredom. But I have to tell you that, with a year's supply (or more?!) of Stampin' Up! supplies in my teensy craft room area, boredom is not an issue at my home! Just What I Need - a New Suite! With all … [Read more...] about Hello, Ornate Garden Suite!
Aloha, all! Yesterday I shared some card I've made using the Botanical Prints Medley. I had every intention of sharing this post with you tomorrow. But Stampin' Up! has come up with a give-away idea that made me want to share these cards with you now. An Opportunity for a FREE Botanical Prints Medley! On Facebook, Stampin' Up! posted a note about this Medley and said that they'd be choosing … [Read more...] about More of the Botanical Prints Medley!
Aloha, all! With all this time on my hands as I no longer have meetings or appointments scheduled every day (or so it seemed), I'm making cards. Are you surprised? Probably not. But I do have a LARGE stash of Stampin' Up! products and a LOT of people whom I don't get to see as much as I used to. Put those together, and my favorite card of late is one that says, "I miss you." The Botanical … [Read more...] about I Miss You!