Aloha, all! Once again, it's the last Wednesday of the month, and it's time for the monthly Island Hopping Blog Hop featuring me, Robin Messenheimer, from Hawai'i's Big Island and Cheryl Hamilton from the island of Maui. This month we're featuring not only an upcoming holiday (Halloween), but we're showing off how stampers at all levels of crafting experience might create a card using the same … [Read more...] about A Fun Card for Every Stamper!
Aloha, all! Last time, I wrote about using stamp sets outside of the Stampin' Up! catalog. I do this when I find the "perfect stamp set" someone else. But for today's card - for our grandson, Carson, I didn't have to look further than page 100 of the Stampin' Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. Dino Days! While we're not sure if he's at all "into" dinosaurs, they're usually a good bet for an … [Read more...] about Another Perfect Stamp – From Stampin’ Up!
Aloha, all! When I make birthday cards with someone special in mind (mostly family members) I try very hard to make a card that reflects an interest of theirs. Most of the time, I can find exactly what I want in my Stampin' Up! collection, limited though it is by my tiny crafting space. But every once in a while, I just can't find what I want, and I allow myself to look outside the Stampin' … [Read more...] about Finding the Perfect Stamp for a Birthday Card!
Aloha, all! Last year when we lost our home to the Kilauea Volcano eruption, dozens and dozens of sister Stampin' Up! demonstrators sent me their handmade greeting cards. I had no idea that so many people cared about me and I loved each and every one of those cards. One card in particular that I shared on my blog last summer managed to get posted on Pinterest and several people have asked me … [Read more...] about A CASEd Fun Fold!
Aloha, all! I've had several friends over for crafting sessions the past couple of weeks, and each of them has something they really want from the upcoming Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog (next week!). But I've had lots of fun helping them understand that there are many ways they can already start making this year's cards just with products from the Stampin' Up! ANNUAL Catalog! So when it came … [Read more...] about A Christmas Card – Annual Catalog Products Only!
Aloha, all! I have spent the past week just crafting away, not that you'd notice from my posting here. But it was craft or post, and craft won. In the midst of all that not posting, I missed the fourth of the birthday cards that I mentioned last week, but it was actually the first of the birthdays in the group. Just to confuse things further, the first card I made was for tomorrow's birthday … [Read more...] about A Belated Birthday Wish!
Aloha, all! Once I got my masculine cards out of the way for the group of upcoming birthdays, I was on to making cards for the two women on my list. At this point, I'd not yet put away the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper (DSP), and I started rummaging through the pretty magnolia designs in that set. I really love the brightness of the prints that have a white background, so I chose the one … [Read more...] about Birthday Week – Part 2!
Aloha, all! This past weekend I realized that I had a busy week ahead of me AND that there were FOUR birthdays bearing down on me all of which required a handmade card: My sister, a grandson, a nephew and a BFF. Yikes, I'd better get rolling on this one before life takes over! Two of the cards I needed to make are for men. While I love to make cards with geometric designs, I personally … [Read more...] about Birthday Week – Part 1!
Aloha, all! My last post included two cards that I'd made using paper from this past winter's Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration brochure. Today's post is a quick look at the third card I made when I had that paper out, and also includes another sneak peek into the upcoming Holiday Catalog and the Peaceful Boughs Bundle that you'll find in that catalog - September 4th! For this card, I just cut … [Read more...] about One More Sale-a-Bration Reprise!
Aloha, all! You might be aware that it's just a bit more than 3 weeks until Stampin' Up!'s 2019 Holiday Catalog is released. But you may already have seen many demonstrators show off some of the Holiday Catalog product that they bought as part of the demonstrator pre-order program (yes, demos get to buy stuff early - so we can show samples off to our customers as soon as the catalog is … [Read more...] about A Sale-a-Bration Reprise (With a Sneak Peek)
Aloha, all! I've found yet another challenge blog with design team members I've worked with elsewhere online over the past many years. This challenge is called "Sunday Stamps," with a challenge beginning every other Sunday. That's going to be one I look at often as Sunday turns out to be a day when I'm generally free to stamp to my heart's content! And so I did this past Sunday, following the … [Read more...] about Fun with a Sketch Challenge!