Aloha, all! Beginning today and going through the end of July, I'm going to be featuring Stampin' Up!'s Designer Papers as the main element in my greeting cards. The reason is that, for the entire month, most of Stampin' Up!'s Designer Papers are on sale at 15% off the catalog price. I'm hoping to show you that these papers can carry a whole card design all by themselves. So, even at full … [Read more...] about Three Designer Paper Sets With A Vertical Strip Design
Aloha, all! As many cards as I have in my stash, I manage to get myself into situations where I don't have JUST.THE.RIGHT.CARD for an occasion that's suddenly come up. That is exactly what happened when my husband mentioned that he wanted to go to a coffee for a neighbor who is turning 94 years old last week. Saturday morning coffee is a big deal for this particular neighbor. He has been … [Read more...] about Nothing’s Better Than — Coffee
Aloha, all! This coming Sunday is the Fourth of July. Of course, no matter where you are, it's the Fourth of July. But in the United States, the Fourth of July is celebrated as our Independence Day. With the colors of our flag being Red, White, and Blue, and with a flag filled with stars and stripes, how could I not pull out my long-neglected Stitched Stars Dies!? Stitched Stars Dies Are … [Read more...] about Celebrate Independence Day
Aloha, all! It's the last Wednesday of the Month of June. So it's time for Island Hopping, my monthly online get-together with my Maui sister Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Cheryl Hamilton. This month we chose to feature Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Papers -because Stampin' Up! papers are going on sale tomorrow! Designing with Papers is Fun and Easy With all the fuss I make about … [Read more...] about Stampin’ Up!’s Papers Make Cardmaking Easy
Aloha, all! Do you know what Stampin' Up! stamp set I used for this project? Maybe what's important isn't so much that it's called, "Wrapped Bouquet," but that it's no longer available for us to buy. You see, it's one of the stamp sets in the Stampin' Up! January - June 2021 Mini Catalog that's already sold out. That's because, during the last couple of weeks of any catalog's sales period, … [Read more...] about Mini Catalog Products Are Selling Out!
Aloha, all! I originally made this card to feature it in a "Christmas in July" post. But after I've been reading all about the triple-digit temperatures in the Pacific Northwest, I decided today was a great time to bring on a little something cool. I hope my son and grandson, both of whom live in the greater Portland/Vancouver (Washington) area, are cool on days like today. A Returning Oldie … [Read more...] about A Little Something To Cool You Off!
Aloha, all! Looking at the All Squared Away bundle in the Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, you’d think that the only way to use this bundle is to create a 2 x 2 grid. But I’m here to tell you today and a grid like that is far from the only way to use this bundle First The Colors One thing that I do like about the pictures in the Stampin’ Up! Catalog (p. 117) is that all three of the … [Read more...] about All Squared Away Is Not Just for Grids
Aloha, all! Did you get the "Sand and Sea" suite from the January - June Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog? Wasn't it fun to have a die AND an embossing folder with the same image. First you ran it through your machine to cut it. Then you stamped the images. And finally you ran the cut and stamped image through with the embossing folder. What fun that was? But with the Art In Bloom Bundle, you can … [Read more...] about Cut and Emboss At The Same Time
Aloha, all! Last week in my monthly Island Hopping article, I shared a picture of this card (click here). The focus of that post was the paper that I used for the card front. It is a sheet from the Stampin' Rewards collection of products in the Stampin' Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. Today, though, I'm sharing it so you can see how I created the card to work with both the Turtle Friends Bundle … [Read more...] about Turtle Friends and Give It a Whirl
Aloha, all! Have you noticed the Give It A Whirl Dies in the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog? Neither did I. I usually look through the front part of the catalog, ooh-ing and aah-ing over the gorgeous projects the Stampin' Up! designers make. Then I think about buying things so I can try them, too. But with no young children in my life at the moment, I hardly stop at all at the projects that … [Read more...] about I Love Interactive Cards
Aloha, all! I made this card with one of my favorite sets of Designer Series Paper in the Stampin' Up! January - July 2021 Mini Catalog. It's called Hydrangea Hill and has the most gorgeous collection of purple flowers that I've seen in a long time. Oh, and there's a little bit of blue in there, too. But today I'm featuring the purples. Hydrangea Hill Patterned Papers Are … [Read more...] about One of My Favorite Designer Series Paper Sets