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!
Aloha, all! In yesterday's post I mentioned that I'd share with you a peek at the other sheets of paper in the soon-to-be-released Sale-a-bration bundle of the Berry Blessings Stamp Set and the Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper set. And here it is! Great Coordination - And All Those Colors! Believe me, I have no favorites when it comes to this set of paper and the stamp set that is … [Read more...] about A Berry Fun Peek at Sale-a-bration!
Aloha, all! Welcome to the final session of Island Hopping of 2020. My friend and sister Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Cheryl Hamilton, and I are excited today to introduce a favorite FREE PRODUCT BUNDLE from the upcoming Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration Brochure. The product bundle is filled with berries and includes a Stamp Set and a set of Designer Series Papers. I am so excited to have been able to … [Read more...] about My Favorite Freebie from 2021 Sale-a-bration!
Aloha, all! On Tuesday I chatted about a gift that I made to give to my friends who knit warm hats and other items for people less fortunate than they are. Today I'd like to share the cards that I made to go with the gift. Using the Retired Embossing Folder Again As I mentioned on Tuesday, I used the retired "Winter Knit" 3D embossing folder for the tags I made for my friends. I originally … [Read more...] about A Christmas Card for Friends Who Knit!
Aloha, all! I am at a stage in my life where it's rare that I either give or receive gifts at Christmas time. That's not to say I'm neglected nor that I'm neglecting others. It's just the way it is. That's why my sharing a gift that I made for a friend is a rare occurrence. But it's one of those times that I just knew that I could make the perfect gift for my friend. And, of course, I had to … [Read more...] about A One-of-a-Kind Gift!