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!
My Favorite Stampin’ Up! Image for Christmas 2017
Aloha, all! I have been SOOO late getting my Christmas cards out (am I the only one???). Yesterday I put all the East Coast USA cards in the mail - they should make it. Today, all the West Coast cards go in the mail (assuming I get off my duff after my first cup of coffee in the morning!). Yes, there are some in betweens, but some went with the East Coast and some will go with the … [Read more...] about My Favorite Stampin’ Up! Image for Christmas 2017
Fun With Sketches!
Aloha, all! When my husband announced last week that his photographer's club's Christmas Potluck that he was attending was having a gift exchange, and the gift was supposed to be related to photography, I basically let that information go in one ear and out the other. I am not a photographer (except when it comes to processing photos of my crafting projects) so I couldn't see where this was … [Read more...] about Fun With Sketches!
More Christmas Cards – With Retiring Products!
Aloha, all! I've had so much fun the past few weeks getting my Christmas Cards done. Stuck at home in a wheelchair and a cast-type boot on my driving foot has meant a lot more time in my Craft Room! One of the things I've tried to do is to be sure that I use ALL of the Christmas and Winter-themed stamp sets I've bought. There are still two sets left that I haven't touched. But, in the midst … [Read more...] about More Christmas Cards – With Retiring Products!
It’s All Sweet Sorbet (Sketch Included)!
Aloha, all! After two projects with the Kaleidoscope Suite from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog, I am SO ready to get back to something fussy and floral! And where better to go find this than in the Stampin' Up! 2014 Sale-a-Bration Catalog with the Sweet Sorbet Collection! Oh my how I love the colors and flowers of Sweet … [Read more...] about It’s All Sweet Sorbet (Sketch Included)!
More Papers – In a Sketch Challenge!
Aloha, all! As I continue to look through my growing stash of Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series - or Printed - Papers, I'm starting to realize that I'm already running out of my first purchase of some of the sets. In fact, I think I'm about to open my third pack of the set, Comfort Cafe. One reason is that I decided early on that this was a … [Read more...] about More Papers – In a Sketch Challenge!
Thank You – For the Sketch Challenge!
Aloha, all! Today I was stuck about what to do to make a Thank You card that had to be a little bit on the "cute" side - not too elegant or serious. Sigh, what to do, what to do. Then I happened upon an update on this week's challenge on one of my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator websites, SUDSOL (for Stampin' Up! … [Read more...] about Thank You – For the Sketch Challenge!
Monochrome for a Sketch Challenge
Aloha, all! Today I did some work with a sketch challenge from the online group, Stampin' Up! Late Night Stampers. Lots of history with that group's name, but suffice it to say that the group is made up of stampers who love Stampin' Up! products. It's not just for demonstrators, either. So, if you'd love to get some ideas - and share … [Read more...] about Monochrome for a Sketch Challenge
New Papers with an Old Sketch!
Aloha, all! Guess what I did yesterday? Well, I started with wanting to get into the craft room to make a card, but I just couldn't figure out where to start. So I did what I hope a lot of you are doing - I went to my Greeting Card Layout eBooks and browsed through them until I found a sketch that caught my fancy! I first used … [Read more...] about New Papers with an Old Sketch!
A Sketch Saved the Day!
Aloha, all! I'm hostessing my last Christmas Card making class today and last night realized that I definitely needed a card for a younger person. So I pulled out Forest Festivities, with the cute little animals, and was stopped dead in my tracks. It was late and I couldn't figure out what to do with it! Create With … [Read more...] about A Sketch Saved the Day!
Fun With a Challenge Sketch!
Aloha, all! It's Saturday and the Holiday Edition of Create With Connie and Mary is almost over. Can you believe that?! A six-week program seems to have gone by in less than a month! (Note that this doesn't mean you can't still subscribe and get ALL of the projects from this great program that focuses on everything in the 2011 Stampin' … [Read more...] about Fun With a Challenge Sketch!