Aloha, all! One of the hardest kinds of cards to make is a Sympathy Card, especially if you've waited until you actually need one. The absolutely best time to make a sympathy card is when there is no thought in your mind that you or one of your friends might need it any time soon. This came to mind when I was going through my brand-new issue of Paper … [Read more...] about A Hint for Making Sympathy Cards!
Aloha, all! I told you that I'd share some samples made with some of the fab new products to be offered in Stampin' Up!'s Occasions Mini Catalog, and here's another: A gorgeous Sizzlit Die called "Paper Doily." This die is 4" in diameter and so beautifully fills up the center of a 5-1/4" Greeting card (which fits perfectly … [Read more...] about A Glimmery Christmas Card!
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! We're just finishing up the 4th week of the wonderful Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Edition! I have been designing and making projects that are very different from those that I usually feature here, even during blog hops. Connie and Mary encourage - actually require! - original designs and well-constructed projects and tutorials for … [Read more...] about Lots of Glitter Without the Mess!
Aloha, all! It certainly is in the eye of the beholder whether a card is elegant - or not. I felt that this card had a touch of elegance that is not typical in the kind of greeting card that I usually make. Most of that feeling as far as I am concerned comes from the elegant products that Stampin' Up! has available for all of us as we get ready for … [Read more...] about An Elegant Valentine Card
Aloha, all! Every card that I'm doing this month is using a layout from my soon-to-be-published card layout book. I'm having fun making new cards with the layouts, and I can't imagine you're not going to have just as much fun! And for two of you who comment on my blog this month, there will be a Christmas Present of a FREE copy of the … [Read more...] about Countdown to Christmas! 4 More Days – and Another Card for My New Layout Book!
Aloha, all! What a wonderful time we had on the island of Kaua'i last week! My husband treated me like a princess the entire time, and I probably even learned how to relax a bit too much. I've been back for two days, and haven't felt stressed enough to do anything, let along all the "stuff" I need to get done by Christmas. So I … [Read more...] about Countdown to Christmas! Back in the Craft Room Again
Aloha, all! I can't believe it's Wednesday again already - and time for another Divas Coffee Break Design Team challenge! This week's challenge was a sketch, and I decided to use a stamp set from the Stampin' Up! 2010 Holiday Mini Catalog, Day of Gratitude. This stamp set is a great set for Thanksgiving - but it also has a design that allows it … [Read more...] about Day of Gratitude – It’s Not Just for Thanksgiving!