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
Designer Series Paper
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
Aloha, all! Earlier this week I shared one of the recent Double Diamond Fold Cards I've made. It featured the new Stampin' Up! Hand-Penned Petals Suite of products. Today's project has some stamps, paper, die-cuts and embossing from the Sand and Sea Suite from the Stampin' Up! January to June 2021 Mini Catalog. That catalog will end as of June 30, 2021. But the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp … [Read more...] about Another Double Diamond Fold With Seashells
Aloha, all! Welcome to the monthly Island Hopping featuring projects by Cheryl Hamilton, from the Island of Maui, and by me, who hails from Hawai'i's Big Island. Today our featured Stampin' Up! product is the special new set of patterned papers, Pattern Party. What's so special about this paper? First, it's a pack of 48 sheets of 12" x 12" paper. That's four times the number of sheets in … [Read more...] about A Mega Pack of Paper for Stampin’ Rewards!
Aloha, all! Have I mentioned how much I just LOVE the new Stampin' Up! Hand-Penned Petals Suite of products in the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog? I think I must have as I've already shared several project using the papers and stamps. Now I'm hooked on using the papers and stamps to make some fancy fold cards. The Double Diamond Fold I've shared this fancy fold with you before. But this is … [Read more...] about Double Diamond Fold – With Hand-Penned Petals
Aloha, all! Do you recognize this stamp from yesterday? I've used the Color & Contour Stamp Set a lot since the Stampin' Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog went live earlier this month. I like it so much, that I used it in my first in-person class after enough of us had Covid vaccinations that we could really enjoy being together. This is a Two--Step Stamp This single-stem floral image is … [Read more...] about Layering Color and Contour
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
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!
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!
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
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