Aloha, all! A Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary is definitely an occasion to celebrate. And it certainly calls for an extra-special card. This anniversary is being celebrated today by my husband's sister, Mary, and her husband, Tom. If all has gone as planned, we're with them, our nieces and nephews and other assorted family members spending the weekend at Mary … [Read more...] about Happy Anniversary to Mary and Tom!
Aloha, all! My grandson, Quintin, had a big milestone birthday yesterday. On August 27th, my oldest grandson turned into a teenager! According to his parents, they feel as if they've had a teenager in the household for most of the summer at least. But officially, he was 13 yesterday. So a nice Birthday … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday, Quin!
Aloha, all! Well, I do like the romantic kind! But today's blog post is about how I used the stamping "Kissing" technique to make a fun "Hello" card. Oh, and unlike the romantic kissing, the stamping technique does not come naturally - I did need a bit of instruction on how to do it, and I'm going to pass it on to … [Read more...] about Mmmm! Love that Kissing!
Aloha, all! Yesterday I shared the first of my new Flip Card Thinlets dies - the Circle Flip Card. After being so fussy with the first card, I decided to get a bit simpler with the second, which I made with the Labels Thinlet Flip Card die. In fact, this was not only simple, it was quick! I used a piece of Real … [Read more...] about And Now for the Label Thinlet Flip Card!
Aloha, all! If you haven't noticed that Stampin' Up! has two new "Flip Card" Sizzix Thinlets for sale, then you need to learn about them - and buy them! Wow, what fun I've had and I've only had mine for a day! I used to do Flip Cards by using my Stampin' Trimmer to cut a rectangle that flipped when the card was … [Read more...] about Oh, my! These Flip Cards are TOO Much Fun!
Aloha, all! As I wing my way to the Stampin' Up! Convention, it's time for the biweekly Stampin' Up! Only Challenge at the SUO Challenges Blog! The challenge this time is to make a Get Well Card. I always have a sampling of Get Well Cards in my stash because it seems that people do need them a bit more often than I think they should. … [Read more...] about Men Need Get Well Cards, Too!
Aloha, all! With a new challenge from the SU Only Challenge Blog team, I was wondering how I was going to keep my focus on my promise to feature Designer Series Paper (DSP) sets until I opened AND used all my new sets. The reason for wondering was that our challenge this time is to feature our Favorite Accessories. When we're talking about … [Read more...] about My Favorite Accessories!
Aloha, all! I opened up another of my new sets of Designer Series Papers (DSP) this morning. You might wonder why I felt that I would have to push myself to open up these packs of gorgeous papers. My problem is that I have so many new products that I can easily become distracted by something else that I see in my Craft Room - and off I go on another project! … [Read more...] about Eastern Elegance and More!
Aloha, all! It's been another busy week in and out of the Craft Room. My husband and I took a little R&R vacation on the other side of our Big Island of Hawaii, which kind of put a dent in crafting time for me. Well, paper crafting anyway. I did manage to take a couple of classes in weaving Coconut Palm leaves into bowls. What fun! I may try to stamp on them when … [Read more...] about Two Challenges in One!
Aloha, all! As it happens so often, the first time I see a stamp set or sizzix die, I instantly have an idea of something that I want to do with it. And so it was the first time I saw the fun dresses that are part of the All Dressed Up Bundle in the Stampin' Up! 2013 Spring Catalog. I immediately thought of the Swingfold that I'd made a year or so … [Read more...] about Swingfold Variation!