Aloha, all! I finally have finished the set of 20 cards for my friend/customer to give to her niece. We didn't want them all to be the same, but we wanted them all not to be too complicated, either! You may recall that the first set of cards used the reverse masking technique, with a rectangle used as the mask. For … [Read more...] about More All Occasion Cards!
Aloha, all! As you read this, I'm at the 2011 Stampin' Up! Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. As I write this, I'm still back in Hawaii getting ready to leave, so I'm not yet sure how hot it is (I expect HOT!). But I am sure that I'm having a great time meeting lots of people and seeing lots of new Stampin' Up! goodies in the sales … [Read more...] about Stampin’ Up! Convention – Day 1
Aloha, all! This past week one of the leaders of an online group to which I belong had a birthday and she challenged the group to make a Birthday Card using the Brights Colors from Stampin' Up! As it had been awhile since I'd focused on the colors in that group, I decided to accept the challenge. There was also a discussion going … [Read more...] about A Bright Birthday!
Aloha,all! Very few people have been impressed with my research about how late Easter is this year (see my last post) and some have suggested that I stick to stamping (none of you, though; those people would be in my family!). So stick to stamping I shall! I almost didn't post this card today because I'd promised cutesy later in … [Read more...] about If it’s April is it Easter Yet?
Aloha, all! Those of you who are on my newsletter mailing list or who attended my Valentine class last week have already seen this card. But, for those of you who haven't, this card is made using what some call (and I prefer to call) inlaid embossing. The "inlaid" part really is NOT inlaid. Those hearts in this photo just look like … [Read more...] about Valentine with a Fun Technique!
Aloha, all! I mentioned my Stamp-A-Stack class in yesterday's blog post in which I showed off one of the projects. Today's featured card was the other project. This card is based on a design featured on Stampin' Up!'s website. I really like Stampin' Up!'s design, but I wanted to have my group make a … [Read more...] about Another Class Project – a Valentine, of course!
Aloha, all! Today and tomorrow I'm going to share the greeting cards that we made at my Stamp-A-Stack class session last week. For this class, we all made 6 copies of each of the cards, and got them done in record time! My group had asked for some Valentine Cards and also for some Thank You cards (very much needed after the holiday … [Read more...] about A Fun Class Project!
Aloha, all! As my children and niece and nephews have grown up, I've been sending fewer and fewer gifts and more and more checks and cash for special occasions - like Christmas, of course! And now I have grandchildren, all of whom live far away, and whose interests change quite a bit more often than I see them. So money works for them now, … [Read more...] about Countdown to Christmas! Day 5: Sending Money? Quick Card!
Aloha, all! We're finally back from a whirlwind trip to visit all our kids and grandkids (one set on the east coast, one on the west), two cousins (one for me, one for my darling husband), one great aunt (husband's), and several couples whom we've not seen in quite some time. Whew!!! Of course, with all the wonderful … [Read more...] about A Challenge to Help with Thank You Notes!
Aloha, all! October 2008 is Stampin' Up!'s 20th Birthday!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY STAMPIN' UP!!!! To celebrate its birthday, Stampin' Up! is offering SEVEN birthday-related stamp sets at 20% off during the entire month of October. If you'd like to look at them in your catalog (or online using the online ordering link at upper right), here are the stamps that are on sale: Big Bold Birthday … [Read more...] about A Birthday Celebration!
A short while ago, I mentioned that I was going to hold a class for our local Family and Community Education Council in Hilo, Hawaii. This was part of the Council's annual R&R weekend at Volcano National Park. What fun we all had! All of the cards were great! They ranged from those that tried to meticulously reproduce the sample cards to, well VERY creative!! And the … [Read more...] about What Fun! Card Making with Hilo Council FCE