Aloha, all! When I was playing around with Pinwheel Tower Cards a few weeks ago, I found dozens of great samples. In a few posts last week, I showed off my version of two of the cards that fit nicely into Invitation or A2-sized envelopes. But then I stumbled onto a design by Rick Adkins. It had not four but SIX sides to it! I could hardly wait to try it out. So today we'll go over what I learned … [Read more...] about A Fun New Pinwheel Tower Card
Handmade Birthday Card
Aloha, all! Last month I had two special birthday cards to make. Today I'd like to share the card that I made for my now 13-year old grandson. I think that teenage boys are just the hardest group of people in the world for whom to figure out a card design. But this young man lives in a household that has had many chickens over the years. I'll share one of the stories I remember from many years … [Read more...] about Hey Birthday Chick!
Aloha, all! As I was trying to develop a theme for my Saturday posts in October, I realized that there is quite a bit that I do that really doesn't fall into a particular theme. Every single week there is something that I do that is neither a technique for which I'd like to offer a tip (Tuesday's Techniques) or some kind of project from the past that I'd like to revive (Throwback Thursdays). On … [Read more...] about Saturday Sampler – Unicorns!
Aloha, all! At this moment I sit in between the time of "Christmas in July" and the Stampin' Up! August - December Mini Catalog (aka Holiday Catalog) launch tomorrow. So I decided to do something totally non-holiday - a Birthday Card. And I'm still on my mission to explore the ins and outs of slimline-style cards. Thus today's card brings together Slimline Style and the Ornate Style Stamp … [Read more...] about A Slimline Floral Birthday Card!
Aloha, all! Today is our youngest granddaughter's birthday. Happy Birthday, Kiara! Kiara is a dancer, and a fabulous dancer at that. She's among the hundreds of children who started dancing school when they started elementary school, and have kept with it through the years. Today, Kiara is 14, and, with her older sister, is winning awards for her beautiful dancing. So how could I not make … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday, Kiara!
Aloha, all! Beginning today, there is a NEW BROCHURE that features Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration products! There are 3 more Stamp Sets and 2 sets of Papers that you can earn FOR FREE. All buy one of them are free with only a $50 purchase of any other Stampin' Up! products. My (Current) Second Release Favorites! With the Second Release of the 2020 Sale-a-Bration Promotion, I found it really hard … [Read more...] about Sale-a-Bration Second Release!
Aloha, all! When I went to Portland last November for the Stampin' Up! On Stage event, I also met with a group of online Stampin' Up! demonstrators the evening before for a fun pot luck dinner and crafting session. Each of the 6 of us brought supplies to make a card. Our hostess, Karenlee, had a dynamite fun-fold that I've made several times since. The Designer Series Paper Rules! The … [Read more...] about A Peeka-a-boo Fun Fold!
Aloha, all! Yesterday I shared a picture of a project using what I'm called the "Small Tower Fun Fold." That project was a Valentine's Day card. Today I'm sharing another card made using the same fold design with different colors and papers. A Special Card for My Sister-in-Law's Birthday! One of my sisters-in-law is a card designer and teacher, as am I. So every year I try to see if I can't … [Read more...] about Another Tower Card for a Happy Birthday!
Aloha, all! Of my four brothers, only my two youngest brothers are still alive and kicking. Both of them are quite a bit younger than I am, and both live a long ways from Hawai'i - Maryland and Massachusetts. But I do get to see them occasionally, and I get to catch up with them a bit on social media. And I always think of them on their birthdays. I haven't always been really good about … [Read more...] about A Belated Happy Birthday!
Aloha, all! Last time, I wrote about using stamp sets outside of the Stampin' Up! catalog. I do this when I find the "perfect stamp set" someone else. But for today's card - for our grandson, Carson, I didn't have to look further than page 100 of the Stampin' Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. Dino Days! While we're not sure if he's at all "into" dinosaurs, they're usually a good bet for an … [Read more...] about Another Perfect Stamp – From Stampin’ Up!
Aloha, all! When I make birthday cards with someone special in mind (mostly family members) I try very hard to make a card that reflects an interest of theirs. Most of the time, I can find exactly what I want in my Stampin' Up! collection, limited though it is by my tiny crafting space. But every once in a while, I just can't find what I want, and I allow myself to look outside the Stampin' … [Read more...] about Finding the Perfect Stamp for a Birthday Card!