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!
Stampin' Up! Tools and Tool Tips
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!
Aloha, all! Before I got involved in my Valentine's Day and February Birthday cards, I started to show off my favorite Sale-a-Bration products. Those are the Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set and the Small Bloom Punch. My first card in which I used these products is here. Today I'm sharing one that features another way of displaying a sequence of the lovely little flowers. CASEing from a Top … [Read more...] about Blooming Sale-a-Bration Cards – Part 1!
Aloha, all! Well, I managed to go away for a week's vacation to celebrate my birthday last week WITHOUT scheduling any blog posts. So this week and next, I'm trying to make up for that! Today I've got what I almost consider an oldie-but-goodie. But it can't be that because there's so much in the project that's barely two months old! Another On Stage Project Earlier this week I shared a … [Read more...] about Another On Stage Project!
Aloha, all! Happy Wednesday - and welcome to a monthly blog that I share with my sister Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Cheryl Hamilton. Cheryl lives on the island of Maui in Hawai'i and I live on the Big Island. Occasionally we get together to craft. But every month, on the last Wednesday, we create a blog post with a common theme. This month's theme is, "Celebrate!" There are so many things to … [Read more...] about Celebrate!