Aloha, all! Finally I'm at a time of the year when it won't hurt me or anyone else if all I post about are Christmas Cards! Well, I'll be making some birthday cards as there are lots of birthdays in my circle of family and friends between now and Christmas. I may even share some here with you. But I am SO ready to start showing off Christmas Cards in … [Read more...] about I Never Get Tired of Christmas Cards!
Aloha, all! The Stampin' Up! Only Challenge theme this time around is as the title of this blog post states - I'm supposed to have created a card or other project using my favorite December holiday colors! Every year I go through this same argument with myself: Is it Red/Green or Blue/Silver? If you look around at what I've been making over … [Read more...] about My Favorite Holiday Colors
Aloha, all! As I said in yesterday's blog post, I'm planning to use layouts from my new book in most of my cards for the rest of the month. After I found out how easy it was today, I may be recycling those layouts for quite awhile to come! There will be some cards, though, where I'll need to follow the instructions in a challenge, so I won't be … [Read more...] about Countdown to Christmas! Day 7 – A Layout from My New Book!
Aloha, all! Today is another challenge at the Diva Coffee Break Design Team website. This time it's a color challenge and, as you probably know by now, color really is challenging for me. Sure put Real Red and Garden Green together with a touch of More Mustard, hey, I can do that! Marina Mist and Peach Parfait with a touch of Daffodil Delight - … [Read more...] about Some More Challenging Colors
Aloha, all! Day 3 of my Summer Mini Catalog Countdown brings me to the Stamp Set July Fourth. If you're like a lot of us, you looked at that set and thought, "Great set for July 4th; but can I use it any other time?" OF COURSE YOU CAN!!! There's only one stamp in this set that limits us to July 4th - and it's the stamp that says … [Read more...] about Summer Mini Catalog Countdown – Part III
Aloha, all! I know my manners aren't very correct in a Victorian sense. But I had to make a quick card for a member of one of my clubs who was married on Christmas Day. The good news was that no one batted an eyelash when they saw the greeting on this card (you're not supposed to "congratulate" a bride!). So I guess I'm off the hook from being embarrassed by my … [Read more...] about Congratulations, Karen!
Aloha, all! I actually had some time this past weekend to spend in the Craft Room! Wow, that's twice in one week. What is the world coming to?! Well, there may be a few dishes that need washing and a bit of laundry. But I had the time to be creative. One thing that spurs me on to be creative is a challenge from any Stamping group to which I belong. This weekend, I … [Read more...] about A Bit of a Diversion
The last few days, I've been featuring cards that I've made as gift sets. One of the stamp sets that I used was Pocket Silhouettes (item number 111672, if you'd like to order online). Here is another card that I made using the same stamp set, but using different techniques. For this card, I stamped three of the flower images using Whisper White Craft Ink (101731) on Baja Breeze … [Read more...] about Pocket Silhouettes – So Versatile!
I am having so much fun with the swaps that I'm doing for the 2008 Stampin' Up! Convention. I am participating in planned swaps, trying to find items that my customers will enjoy making during the coming year! One of my favorite types of projects are those that my customers and I can give away for gifts. And what better gift to make from paper and ink than stationery sets! The … [Read more...] about Gifts of Stationery – Part 1