Aloha, all! Today I finally said, "Finished!" as far as my 2008 Christmas Cards are concerned. It's time to get them signed, stuffed and sent out! I started making the cards we'll send out this year back in August, in preparation for a class I was doing Labor Day Week. With all the various classes and stamp club sessions I've had this fall, there were plenty of … [Read more...] about All Those Christmas Cards!
Aloha, all! The "aloha" is because we live in Hawaii (in case you didn't know!). Today, my husband, who is the gardener in our family, reminded me about why he loves gardening in Hawaii. A flower broke off a bush, and he brought it in to put in water rather than let it die on the ground. By this evening, the wonderful Hibiscus flower he brought it had again come to … [Read more...] about A Floral Diversion
Aloha, all! Today I continue my effort to get my Christmas cards all done by the end of the week. However, I got a bit sidetracked by a friend's request to make a card for her to give with a "Welcome Home" gift. Of course, it had to be made today! But I'm all about customer service, so today it was. This also gave me the opportunity to use the beautiful stamp set, … [Read more...] about A Bit on the Fancy Side
Aloha, all! After posting yesterday's tidbits from Robin's Craft Room, I started making LOTS of Diagonal Double Pocket cards, which will form the basis for most of our Christmas cards this year. Since I was doing so many cards, I started feeling like I really knew how to make these wonderful little cards. So, having created the Robin's Craft Room video monster, I dug out the … [Read more...] about Diagonals on the Double!
Aloha, all! Yesterday was a lazy day, and my husband and I capped it off with a quick trip to our local snorkeling ponds. And, yes, our "local" ponds are written up in most Hawaii travel guides! So they are well worth the trip for anyone. But I digress. As I floated on the surface watching all the various, wonderful fish--even a small eel--swim in and out of … [Read more...] about Great Use for the Diagonal Double Pocket Card
Aloha, all! My stamp club and I just didn't have enough time last week to get into all the projects that we wanted to. For one thing, all the club members are really new at this, and there is just SOOOO much to learn and so LITTLE TIME to learn it!! So I invited them over for a second session this afternoon. And what a blast we had! We worked on two projects that had … [Read more...] about Stamp Club Extras
Aloha, all! I just finished completing an order for a customer who wishes to give one-of-a-kind, handmade gifts, but just doesn't have the time to make them herself. She wanted to give the gift of a Stationery Set. I can't believe how much fun I had selecting the papers and the stamps that I would use. It took awhile because I had to consider some guidelines that the customer … [Read more...] about Stationery is a Great Holiday Gift!
Aloha, all! I don't know which special to tell you about first! If you can't decide which one you want to listen to first, just look at all the boxes at the right and just pick one and click it! But I have to start somewhere. So here goes: SHIPPING IS FREE on orders over $70 from now until December 23rd! RETIRED STAMP SETS ARE NOW LISTED on Stampin' Up!'s … [Read more...] about Oh, My!!! All the Specials!!!
Aloha, all! It's very hard for me to browse a magazine rack and not pick up the latest issue of everything stamping and scrapbooking. I know, I know--only on occasion and in very special magazines do I see a project that is completely made of Stampin' Up! products. But the ideas in ALL of these magazines are just priceless when you just need a shot of creativity juice! My latest … [Read more...] about It’s More Fun With Stampin’ Up!
Aloha, all! Gift Cards are a great way to give a gift to someone when you don't know specifically what he or she would like for a gift. Think iTunes gift cards when your taste runs to classical and his taste runs to heavy metal. Especially in this economy, when I need to buy a gift for someone who (1) wouldn't necessarily appreciate a set of hand made stationery and (2) is not someone I … [Read more...] about Christmas Gift Cards
Aloha, all! We had a totally busy day in paradise today--starting with a visit from an electrician who fixed that smoke alarm that has been going off at 4 in the morning more than I'd care to have it go off (um, actually, one time would be more than I'd care; but I've been patient). I'm truly looking forward to a full night's sleep tonight! After a few other social engagements, I … [Read more...] about More Personalizing!