Aloha, all! Now that we're getting so very close to Christmas, I was thinking that I'm about to say, "Goodbye," to all those wonderful products that I've been using the past few months for making Christmas cards and gifts. NOT!!! Here's just one example of a project I just made that's totally NOT Christmas, but makes use of not one, but TWO, of Stampin' Up!'s products featured as … [Read more...] about Use those Christmas Supplies all year long!
Aloha, all! For last night's Stamp Club meeting, I had been asked to show a simple example of dry embossing. Stampin' Up! has lots of great brass embossing templates that coordinate wonderfully both with their stamp sets and their Designer Series Papers. For last night's project, I used the stamp set, Eastern Blooms, and the Classy Brass Template, Floral Frenzy, which coordinates will the … [Read more...] about Dry Embossing Elegance
Aloha, all from your card stock, paper and ribbon junkie (I've officially designated myself that as I can't move around the craft room for all of the ribbon and paper all ove My craft room is overflowing with little boxes I've made with the Sizzix Box #2 die. I am just so fascinated with the idea that I can make a box without a pencil or computer to draw it and a pair of scissors to cut it … [Read more...] about Parisian Breeze in a Box!
Aloha, all! Beginning today, I'm trying to get back to some basic stamping and card making. When the Fall/Winter Idea Book and Catalog first came out, I was really taken by the Eastern Eclectic theme of many of the stamps and papers. For a Christmas gift to a special friend this year, I made a set of stationery using one stamp set--Eastern Blooms (111626)--and my favorite Designer … [Read more...] about Back to Basics I
Aloha, all! Yesterday I participated in an online design challenge hosted by a group to which I belong. It was fun to just stop what I was doing in the middle of the holiday rush and make the challenge card. It was even more fun to drag out the long hidden stamps and papers that were NOT related to Christmas! The stamp set is called Eastern Blooms (111626), and it coordinates with an … [Read more...] about Challenge Fun!