Aloha, all! Yes, it's the first day of December 2020. And on we go into the last month of 2020, a year that has definitely had its challenges. But one challenge I have not had is having the time to do a lot of paper crafting that I would ordinarily not do. One crafting activity that I would let slide more often than not was opening my monthly Paper Pumpkin kit when it was NOT a straight up … [Read more...] about And December is Here!
Aloha, all! Over the past few years, Stampin' Up!'s monthly kit, Paper Pumpkin, has had what I consider its best kits during the winter holiday season. While not everyone celebrates Christmas, most people in the Paper Pumpkin world (North America) celebrate other fall and winter holidays. And Paper Pumpkin has come to our rescue right in the middle of the holiday season with great little stamp … [Read more...] about Saturday Sampler – A Great Time for Paper Pumpkin!
Aloha, all! When I heard about the July 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit, the first word that caught my attention was fireflies. Oh my goodness! Do I have amazingly fond memories of running up and down the hill in front of my childhood home in Maryland chasing "lightning bugs" with a jar with holes punched in the lid. My brother and sister and I never had so much fun as when we were playing in the … [Read more...] about Paper Pumpkin in the Summertime!
Aloha and Happy Halloween, all! I'm among those who treat this day as a day for fun for kids and adults alike. We can dress up and do silly things just for the fun of it, and very few people have a problem with it. Of course, as a Stampin' Up! "nut," I try to make cards and treats that feature Stampin' Up! products every year. This year was no exception. Paper Pumpkin, the monthly kit … [Read more...] about Treats Not Tricks, Paper Pumpkin Style!
Aloha, all! It's been a while since I've mentioned Stampin' Up!'s Paper Pumpkin Kits. These are a monthly subscription product in which each month you receive a box containing a Stamp Set, at least one Ink Spot (small ink pad), all the products you need to make that month's projects, and instructions for making the projects. One reason for my lack of chit-chat about Paper Pumpkin is that in the … [Read more...] about An Exciting Time For Paper Pumpkin!
Aloha, all! As recently as last summer, I was really kind of disappointed in some of the monthly kits that the Paper Pumpkin part of Stampin' Up! has been sending out. Oh, there were a few that, when I got them, I ordered refills as soon as I could to share with some of my local Stampin' Up! customers. But the rest, so-so. Not this year! And especially not last month when the kit was full of … [Read more...] about Paper Pumkin Is Having a Great Year!
Aloha, all! My friend, Donna, is back on the Big Island for a month or so, and we have been making sure to take the time to stamp together at least once a week while she's here. As she and I are both still really busy trying to get our lives back in order after our evacuation from Leilani Estates early in May, I tried to find something that we could do that would be fun and relaxing, yet help … [Read more...] about A Fun Way to Stamp With a Friend!
Aloha, all! What a busy weekend I had, and the week's turning into one that will be just as busy. Party of the busy-ness is getting my craft room straightened out after a class last week to get ready for yet another class THIS week. A couple of my friends are just as enthusiastic about a lot of the new products in the latest Stampin' Up! catalog as I am. So … [Read more...] about Fun With a Watermelon Stamp!
Aloha, all! I have just never been good with Watercolor Pencils. I've been through several iterations of Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils. I still have a set from years ago, along with the current set. Then this month's Paper Pumpkin set came along and I'd promised one of my downline that I'd put the kit together with her and her kit. So I had to … [Read more...] about Fun With Watercolor Pencils!
Aloha, all! As you may have noticed if you pay attention both here and on Facebook, I've been a bit scarce with my work of late. We're getting ready for another long (for us) trip next month, and there is SOOO much I have to get done before we go that my Craft Room has been getting short shrift - as has this blog and other stuff. But, when my monthly Paper … [Read more...] about A Paper Pumpkin Alternative
Aloha, all! I love it when each month's Paper Pumpkin Kit from Stampin' Up! arrives. Now, I may not always be thrilled with the kind of project when I first see it. But all it usually takes is a few minutes of thinking about the possibilities of the new goodies that have landed in my Craft Room. The January 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit was one of those. On the … [Read more...] about Fun With January’s Paper Pumpkin Kit! – Edited