Aloha, all! My favorite toy this weekend is the Sizzix Big Shot with the wonderful Serif Essentials alphabet (113464). The first project was to make 2008 decorations for the wreath that my son, Gus, and grandson, Quin, started decorating last year. For Quin's decoration, I used the large Q (I'm probably one of the very few people who may actually wear out the Q in the alphabet set!). … [Read more...] about Personalize Your Gifts With Sizzix!
Aloha, all! I finally had some time to day to start decorating for Christmas! Of course, last week just after Thanksgiving, my grandson and his Grandpa Harry went out into the back garden to cut two Norfolk Pines to flank our home's front door. And there are more than a few Stampin' Up! handmade Christmas ornaments on them. But my real challenge was to figure out what to … [Read more...] about Decor Elements for Christmas
Aloha, all! My Stamp Club had a great time last night with lots of Christmas projects. We had so many we wanted to do that we're going to have a follow-on meeting next week. I have just so many great ideas that I've picked up around my Stampin' Up! community, and I want to share them ALL!! Unfortunately, some will have to wait for another time. Sigh. Here is one project … [Read more...] about Punch Art Santa
Aloha, all! Here is another version of the Diagonal Double Pocket Card. Most of my dearest friends and I are at the point where we don't feel that we have to shop for each other for holiday gifts, whether they be for Christmas or Hannukah. But we do like to exchange gifts of things that we have made to commerate at this joyous time that we do, indeed, treasure and are thankful for our … [Read more...] about Diagonal Double Pocket Card – Part 2
Aloha, all! I'm back on the Big Island of Hawaii after having spent a day in the Big City of Honolulu yesterday. I am truly amazed by all the shopping opportunities that abound in a large city, compared with what we have here near Hilo, Hawaii. But then my dear husband, Harry, reminded me that I don't even like to shop! That brought me back down to earth, and back to thinking … [Read more...] about Diagonal Double Pocket Card – Part I
Aloha, all! Yesterday I showed you a picture of the ornament that grandson, Quin, made while he was visiting for Thanksgiving. He and his dad were here for only two days, but we packed a lot into them. Included in all the activity was not only making Quin's ornament, but taping it as an instructional video. I never knew my grandson was such a showman! As you can imagine, there … [Read more...] about Not Just for Grandmas!
Aloha, all! While my 8-year-old grandson, Quin, was visiting from the mainland for Thanksgiving, he learned how to use the Sizzix Big Shot from Stampin' Up! We started with the ornament that I featured in yesterday's blog post. After that, he could hardly wait to get his hands on the Big Shot again! I had some snowflakes lying on my display table, and those intrigued him the … [Read more...] about Quin Makes an Ornament
Aloha, all! If you try to order one of the special sale bundles on Stampin' Up!'s website this weekend and find that it shows that it's not available, you may still be able to have me order it directly through Stampin' Up! And I can still have it shipped directly to you. SO--CALL ME IF YOU GET A NOTICE THAT A BUNDLE YOU WANT IS NOT AVAILABLE! 808.854.6145. The Sale is still on … [Read more...] about Extravaganza Sale Special Note
Aloha, all! This Thanksgiving weekend has been a great one for our family! Grandson, Quin, and his dad, Gus, visited us from Portland, Oregon. One of the first things that had to be done was to have an ornament made as a gift to a friend who was taking in their mail while they were gone. Quin wanted an ornament that was a "Christmas Tree with Gifts Underneath it," and … [Read more...] about A Special Gift Ornament
Welcome to the first post-Thanksgiving Day post from Robin's Craft Room! I hope that you had a wonderful day with friends and family, and are now really ready to spend lots of time on Christmas and other Holiday cards and gifts! I know I am. Our son and grandson are here for the holiday from Oregon, and you can be sure there will be pictures taken and posted here! Of … [Read more...] about A Sizzix Snowflake Video
"At this time of counting blessings, you always come to mind." I think that this is one of the best sayings that Stampin' Up! has ever captured in one of its wonderful rubber stamps. When the stamp set, Thoroughly Thankful, first appeared in a catalog, I just had to have the set. And this particular stamp is the one I've used most. I've put it everywhere! On the … [Read more...] about Thankful Thoughts