Aloha, all! Yep, it's the last week of July 2020. What a year it has been so far. While I do wish that could be seen today as a positive statement, I hope when I re-read this a year from now, it will feel more positive than it does now. But Christmas always has offered a note of positivity for me. Regardless where I can be or with whom I can celebrate, the joy of the season fills me with … [Read more...] about Christmas In July, Part I!
Aloha, all! Early last month, I was featured in a blog tour sponsored by my Stampin' Up! Demonstrators group, SUDSOL (Simply Unique Demonstrators Sharing On.Line). The project on my blog for the tour was a Greeting Card with an Attached Bookmark. Just to remind you, here's one picture of the card I displayed on that … [Read more...] about Countdown to Christmas! Day 3: A Promised Tutorial
Aloha, all! Of the many groups to which I belong, one in which I have the longest membership is Toastmasters International. Right now, I'm a member of Hilo Toastmasters Club, which is one of the oldest in the world, with the low 3-digit number of 248. My last Toastmasters Club - Albuquerque Toastmasters Club in New Mexico - also has a long history with the club number 122. With … [Read more...] about Gifts for our Toastmasters Club
Aloha, all! Here is a picture of a great many of the Christmas cards which I've been working frantically to get into the mail today (mail moves more slowly from Hawaii to the mainland, so we have different deadlines!) I have all my mailing labels printed out, and am spending entirely too much time making sure that the "perfect" card for each person or family. My husband … [Read more...] about All Those Christmas Cards–the Photo!
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! 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! I have been having a blast working with the Sizzix Big Shot this week! As you might remember from last week, I played around with the Country Living Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit and its die cut chipboard ornaments. Yes, they are wonderful! But playing with them made me want to go play with my very own Sizzix Big Shot machine and the fun "Originals" die, … [Read more...] about A Fluffy Felt Flake!