Aloha, all! We're still in North Carolina, and I'm missing Hawai'i and the Craft Room. But I've been having a blast working with my two granddaughters, Morgan and Kiara, to make the baby book (pictures to come next week!) for their new little brother and to make some Halloween Decorations that will stay on the east coast. To help me feel more at home, I thought I'd share one of the … [Read more...] about Missing Hawai’i
It's only a month until Thanksgiving Day! It can't be a real Thanksgiving Table at our house without something handmade (besides the dinner) on the table. This is my first try at using two great lines of products from Stampin' Up! to make our table decorations. The napkin ring is made using Stampin' Up! punches--the little feathers are made using the Scallop Circle Punch … [Read more...] about Talking Turkey!
I had lots of fun last week with some design challenges for World Card Making Day, which was earlier this month. I made this card with some colors that are so "not me"! But this combination of Baja Blue, Tangerine Tango, and Old Olive just jumped out and said, "Use Us!" I also used one of the Scallop Dies for the Sizzix and a bit of bling (also so … [Read more...] about Fun With World Card Making Day
Aloha, all! This morning, Harry and I will trek to the mainland to visit our newest grandson, Carson Mark Antonacci, in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. It will be a long trip for us, but we wouldn't miss it for the world! I have my Simply Scrappin' Kit, Rock-a-Bye Boy (112172), all packed, along with lots of other Stampin' Up! supplies. Actually, I mailed most of my paper crafting … [Read more...] about We’re Off to Visit our New Grandson!!
Aloha, all! October 2008 is Stampin' Up!'s 20th Birthday!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY STAMPIN' UP!!!! To celebrate its birthday, Stampin' Up! is offering SEVEN birthday-related stamp sets at 20% off during the entire month of October. If you'd like to look at them in your catalog (or online using the online ordering link at upper right), here are the stamps that are on sale: Big Bold Birthday … [Read more...] about A Birthday Celebration!
One of the new stamp sets in the 2008 Holiday Mini Catalog (a link is at the right) is, "Eat, Drink & Be Scary." I have to have everything Halloween, so bought it at the first chance. (It's stock number 111764 if you're ordering online.) This first project that I made with it was inspired by a challenge by a member of one of my online groups. Michelle Gray … [Read more...] about Scary!
The new Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog is one of the best!! I have been playing with so many stamps and supplies from it that I have a display table just covered with samples. Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be sharing some of those samples here with you. So far my favorite item from the catalog is the set of Little Felt Flurries. Now that surprises me because I'm really … [Read more...] about The Holiday Mini Catalog is Here!
I have been SOOOO nervous about using my small collection of Decor Elements vinyl transfers. But today, as I was decluttering the craft room, I decided now was the time to get them out. My favorite item from Phase I was the "Create" definition. If that doesn't belong in a crafter's room, I don't know where it belongs!! Now Stampin' Up! is about to release Phase … [Read more...] about Decor Elements – What Fun!
Aloha, all! I am just so excited that my favorite decorating time of the year is just around the corner!! And those of you who know me well, know I'm talking about Halloween. I am so into fall colors, and Halloween is my first chance to show them off around the house. Thanksgiving is a close second, so much of my Halloween decor stays around through November. Speaking of … [Read more...] about A Spooky Deal! Boo!!!
A short while ago, I mentioned that I was going to hold a class for our local Family and Community Education Council in Hilo, Hawaii. This was part of the Council's annual R&R weekend at Volcano National Park. What fun we all had! All of the cards were great! They ranged from those that tried to meticulously reproduce the sample cards to, well VERY creative!! And the … [Read more...] about What Fun! Card Making with Hilo Council FCE
I hope that you've had a chance to look at all the Stampin' Up! products you can now shop for from my website. If you have, and you made a purchase, I have a special set of Stampin' Up! products to send to you: SIX 6" x 6" sheets of Bella Rose Designer Series Paper (six different designs) SIX Whisper White Greeting Cards ONE YARD of coordinating Stampin' Up! ribbon I … [Read more...] about A Special Packet of Products for Ordering Online!