New Catalog Schedule! Aloha, all! Did you notice that Sale-a-bration just ended? Yep, after just TWO months, Sale-a-bration is gone. What is that all about? If you’re asking that question now, just wait until later this month when you start hearing about what’s going to retire on May 1st. May 1st? Yes, you read that right. But I’ll bet you thought that the current Mini Catalog is the January … [Read more...] about Catalog Confusion?
Sketch Included! Aloha, all! It's the last Wednesday in February! I write that with an exclamation point as this marks two important points in time for me as a card-maker/ blogger. First, it's time for Island Hopping! That's what happens on the last Wednesday of every month. My friend, Cheryl Hamilton, from the island of Maui, and I, from the island of Hawai'i, join forces to create blog … [Read more...] about Sale-a-bration is Over!
Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set and Dies Aloha, all! While I know that Sale-a-bration still has a week to go, I still cannot wait to tell you about a brand new bundle coming your way! It's Butterflies! I actually heard some of you say, "Oh, no! More butterflies?" Oh, yes. And they're wonderfully different! Not only that, the products that you'll be seeing are a perfect complement to other … [Read more...] about Butterfly Jewels
For a garden lover Aloha, all! A favorite stamp set in the current Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog is called, Dragonfly Garden. And my favorite image in the stamp set is a group of flowers, growing in a garden, which is exactly what I think of when I want to attract Dragonflies to my garden. Of course, in my perfect Dragonfly Garden, there has to be a pond. But I can make believe there's one there … [Read more...] about A Dragonfly Garden Birthday Wish
Easel Fold for Valentine's Day Aloha, all! On Wednesday I showed you a fun variation on the traditional easel card. And, yes, if you haven't seen a "traditional" easel card, I'll be sharing one in a few days. Anyway, after I'd had so much fun making Wednesday's Vertical Easel Card, I managed to come across yet another twist on the easel card idea. It's a Diagonal Easel Card. I just saw the … [Read more...] about Another Valentine Fun Fold!
Aloha, all! And welcome to the first session of Island Hopping for 2021! My friend, Cheryl Hamilton, and I decided that this would be a perfect time to show off a Valentine card with a fun fold. So we'll hop from where I live on Hawai'i's Big Island over to our neighbor, the Island of Maui, where Cheryl lives showing off Fun Fold Valentines! This is a New Fold For Me The fold that you see … [Read more...] about A Fun Fold Valentine – For Island Hopping!
Aloha, all! This will be just a quick update on a post from last week about the new Enjoy the Moment Stamp Set. At the time that I wrote that post I'd not yet received one of the cards I was supposed to have received from the swap a few friends and I did. Now I have it and I just had to share it. The Colors Don't Have to be Earth Tones! Every single card that I've seen made with this set, … [Read more...] about Enjoy the Moment Stamp Set – Even Brighter!
Aloha, all! When I've been in a creative slump one of the first places I go is to a Stampin' Up! catalog. That's really easy this time of year as we not only have the new January - June Mini Catalog, but the always wonderful Annual Catalog and, until the end of next month, the Sale-a-bration Brochure. If I know what stamp set I want to use, I go right to the page that features that set. … [Read more...] about Inspiration from the Stampin’ Up! Catalog!
Aloha, all! As part of last Fall's Stampin' Up! OnStage@Home virtual conference, we were provided with some Mini Catalog stamp sets in advance of their release. One of them was Enjoy the Moment. When I first saw the stamp set, I was less than thrilled that I was going to have this stamp set in my collection. I thought of it as simply not the kind of a stamp set that I enjoy working with. I know … [Read more...] about A Surprisingly Versatile New Stamp Set!
Aloha, all! Several posts ago I shared with you some cards I made using the new FREE Berry Blessings Bundle from this year's Sale-a-bration Brochure. Two of those cards were fun fold pocket cards. At the time I promised that I would write a tutorial for both of the cards I demonstrated. And I finally have them done. Life has just gotten in the way, but things are settling down a bit. So now I … [Read more...] about The New Sand & Sea Suite from Stampin’ Up!
Hau'oli Makahiki Hou! That's the greeting today here in Hawai'i. "Happy New Year" works just as well, and especially well in a year I believe we're all hoping will be better than 2020. Fun With a New Stamp Set! I really do wish that everyone could have had access to this wonderful 2021 Sale-a-bration Stamp Set to make their New Year's cards. I'm sure that there are hundreds of Stampin' Up! … [Read more...] about You Bet Your Sweet A** It’s 2021!