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!
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Aloha, all! I tend not to buy stamp sets that exude "cuteness." I'd rather have a set that's versatile enough so that I can use it to be just as artistic as I want to be. A bit of a change of sentiment here, different color combinations there, added embellishments, can make a stamped image as sentimental or cute as I might want it to be. Not so with the Squirrels in the Nuts About You Stamp … [Read more...] about Some Cute Squirrels for My Customers
Aloha, all! These are 6 of the 20 cards I made in one afternoon this weekend. OK, it was a full 5-hour afternoon. But still, it was 20 cards! And you can get everything you need to make these cards and more for just over $50! Read on to find out how I did this. It All Started With the Gingerbread & Peppermint Papers I'm sure you can imagine that, with all of the fab products in the new … [Read more...] about Fun, Fast and Ink-Free Cards!
The Under My Umbrella Stamp Set is one of my favorite kind of outline stamps. It has several stamps that are just perfect for stamping on patterned paper to give them a pretty patterned color. No markers, or brushes, or colored pencils needed! It's also the perfect stamp for this time of year. Tomorrow is April and in many parts of the United States it's a very rainy month, leading to the old … [Read more...] about April Showers – Under My Umbrella!
The Timeless Tulips Stamp Set first appeared in a Stampin' Up! Catalog in the Spring of 2020 and carried over into the 2020-21 Annual Catalog. The catalogs also included a Tulip Builder Punch that made it easy to stamp all the stems and leaves and then adhere the flowers over them without any fussy masking. I have been crossing my fingers that this set would carry over into the new 2021-22 Annual … [Read more...] about Catalog Carryover – Timeless Tulips!
Aloha, all! If you've been around Stampin' Up! products for very long, you may remember several years back when there was a stamp set that featured some Mason Jars and lids and lots of little images and sentiments that went with it. I did like that set, called Jar of Love. But I didn't use it that much as it was, really, too much work. Now there's a new jar in Stampin' Up!'s catalog - and it's … [Read more...] about Jar of Flowers – The First of Many!
Aloha, all! I love it when I try out a technique that's new (to me) and it works! I've wanted to try this out for quite some time, but I could never find the right paper to make it work for me. But there's a new piece of paper in the new Stampin' Up! Catalog and it's PEFECT! The Delft Tile Technique This lovely blue and white print sheet of Designer Series Paper (DSP) is in a new set of … [Read more...] about A New Technique with a New Product!
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! 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! 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!