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!
Stampin' Up! Tools and Tool Tips
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!
Aloha, all! When I went to Portland last November for the Stampin' Up! On Stage event, I also met with a group of online Stampin' Up! demonstrators the evening before for a fun pot luck dinner and crafting session. Each of the 6 of us brought supplies to make a card. Our hostess, Karenlee, had a dynamite fun-fold that I've made several times since. The Designer Series Paper Rules! The … [Read more...] about A Peeka-a-boo Fun Fold!
Aloha, all! Do you ever make a project and just love it and then realize there's a BIG mistake in it and you almost toss it in the trash? This is one of those cards. Making Cards Using Quilters' Designs It's been a long time since I've done a quilt pattern on a card. But I used to do them all the time. What made me try it again was a fairly large quilt block I saw last month. … [Read more...] about Happy Valentine’s Day!
Aloha, all! Stampin' Up! created the most beautiful Valentine paper for me this year - the From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper! I knew that one way to use up a lot of the paper was to make a lot of Valentine cards - and send them to a lot of people! How Many Valentine Cards? Usually it takes me quite a bit of time to design and make just one card. Even if I'm copying an idea … [Read more...] about Lots of Valentine Cards This Year!
Aloha, all! Do you remember when I posted some really simple cards to make quickly for Valentine's Day? The link is here if you'd like a refresher. But what I'm going to share today are examples of how I kicked this card up a notch. I discovered that I still had a day or two to get cards out in time for the big day. So why not? A Bit of a Different Take on the Strips My original card, which … [Read more...] about It’s Valentine’s Week!
Aloha, all! Yesterday I shared a picture of a project using what I'm called the "Small Tower Fun Fold." That project was a Valentine's Day card. Today I'm sharing another card made using the same fold design with different colors and papers. A Special Card for My Sister-in-Law's Birthday! One of my sisters-in-law is a card designer and teacher, as am I. So every year I try to see if I can't … [Read more...] about Another Tower Card for a Happy Birthday!
Aloha, all! Oh my goodness! Valentine's Day is a week from YESTERDAY! Sigh, but I'm glad I made all my Valentine Cards before today. In fact, most of them will be going into the mail today. Oh, but today's Saturday - so they won't start on their way until Monday. OK, even in Hawai'i there's still time for them to get to all their designated locations by Friday. I hope. Special … [Read more...] about A Short Tower Valentine!
Aloha, all! I was surprised last week when I received in the mail a lovely card from a woman in one of my clubs thanking me for the work I'd been doing for the club. In it, she included two gift cards to the grocery store where I do most of my shopping. I had bought Christmas candies for a project I did for the club, and I have no doubt that this is her way of repaying me for what I bought. So … [Read more...] about Thank You for Thinking of Me!