Aloha, all! I just cannot believe it's almost the end of April! It's not just that it's the end of the month. It's April! How have four months of 2021 gone by already? The good news is that today is a Wednesday - the last Wednesday of the month. And that means it's time for Cheryl Hamilton and I to get together for our monthly Island Hopping blog posts. This month, of course, we're both … [Read more...] about Island Hopping – What’s Old Is New Again
Aloha, all We have only one more week to wait before the new Stampin' Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog is released to the public. By this time, my Craft Room has been almost completely cleared of any products that were in the last Annual Catalog that will not be featured in the new catalog. Not quite, though, because there are two stamp sets that I'm thinking about allowing to hang out with the … [Read more...] about Just a Week From Tomorrow – New Colors
Aloha all - On Monday I mentioned that I might be sharing some projects that I've made using new products in the upcoming Stampin' Up! 2021-2011 Annual Catalog. And here is the first - of what I'm sure will be many! Look What's New Isn't that Designer Series Paper gorgeous?! I can hardly wait to tell you all about it - and I do believe telling you about this will be one of my first blog … [Read more...] about Sneak Peek At New Papers
Aloha, all - There are just two more weeks left to place orders in Stampin' Up!'s 2020-2021 Annual Catalog! By now, there are dozens of products that have already sold out. And now's close to the time when we're going to start seeing Stamp Sets on the "Discontinued" list. So if there's a stamp set that you've been thinking about buying before it retires, you just have until May … [Read more...] about Just Two More Weeks!
This is the design of one the Thank You Notes that I'm sending to my customers who purchased either Stampin' Up! products or my own personal tutorials in March. I am so grateful for everyone who helps me to be successful at what I do, but especially my Stampin' Up! customers. Today I have some tips for designing and making multiples of a fun card. Aloha, all! There was a time when I considered … [Read more...] about A Big “Thank You”!
It's April and that means the sale of Stampin' Up! products retiring on May 3rd is in full swing! Actually, this sale has been going on for more than a week already. And already some products have sold out. The good news is that most retiring products are still available. Aloha, all! Stampin' Up!'s 2021-2022 Annual Catalog is going to be released on May 4th, just a bit over a month away. I … [Read more...] about It’s Annual Catalog Retirement Time!
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!
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!
Easter is a great occasion for sending cards to friends and family. It's also a time of the year when I really and truly switch from the darker colors of the fall and winter holidays to the light and cheery colors of Spring. Even if this card didn't say it out loud, you have to know that it's welcoming us to the delights of the season of new beginnings. Aloha, all! Even here in Hawai'i I'm … [Read more...] about Happy Easter, Happy Spring!
What a great way to make a greeting card for a favorite quilter! Aloha, all! Several years ago, just on a lark, I decided I wanted to try to make a card front using a pattern based on a quilt block a friend was making. Every once in a while I see another pattern that I just have to try. I've now accumulated quite a few blocks and finally have written some tutorials so that you can easily … [Read more...] about Make a Card for National Quilting Day!
A new blog design! Aloha, all! The dragonfly is a universal symbol of change, transformation and self-realization. With the introduction of my new blog design, I hope that I'm successfully beginning that process for Robin's Craft Room. There are so many parts of this redesign. Some are right out front, with the new logo and graphics. Others are sitting in the background ready to be … [Read more...] about Dragonfly Garden – A Positive Change