Hi, there, Papercrafters! Last week, after I was finishing up with my Basket-themed projects, I just felt like I needed some flowers. At the same time, a group to which I belong, one of whose emblems is a yellow rose, scheduled an end-of-season get together. I glanced through my collection of new stamp sets. It didn't take me long to find the gorgeous roses in the Happiness Abounds Stamp Set AND … [Read more...] about A Bookmark with Happiness Abounds
Aloha, all! Yep, it's the last week of July 2020. What a year it has been so far. While I do wish that could be seen today as a positive statement, I hope when I re-read this a year from now, it will feel more positive than it does now. But Christmas always has offered a note of positivity for me. Regardless where I can be or with whom I can celebrate, the joy of the season fills me with … [Read more...] about Christmas In July, Part I!
Aloha, all! I really do like the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper, as well as the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits Dies that are in the Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog. And you just have to know that they're not just for Halloween! There are some beautiful designs with Fall Colors in that paper set, and pumpkins will take us all the way to the USA's … [Read more...] about Halloween’s Over – But Not These Products!
Aloha, all! While members of the (very large) Book Club to which I belong don't usually exchange gifts, I decided this year that I'd spend some of my paper crafting time making holiday bookmarks for everyone in the group. A bookmark is definitely not expensive, especially when I've got everything I need to make them already in my craft room supply … [Read more...] about Quick and Easy Book Club Gift!
Aloha, all! For today's project, I'm reprising a project that is my go-to card when I need to send a quick card that has a little bit of a gift in it - the Diagonal Double Pocket Card. I always like to have one of these in my collection with current projects, so why not start early this year with a brand new stamp set - Garden in … [Read more...] about New Stamps 9: Garden in Bloom
Aloha, all! Just two days until Christmas, but I finally figured out how to present the gift that I bought for my husband. Actually, we both shared a gift by treating ourselves to several days at a local resort on Hawaii's Big Island earlier in the month. Good prices for that early in December, especially for people who live on the … [Read more...] about December 23rd – A Bookmark for a Special Book!
Aloha, all! Not only do I not have young children, but there are very few in my circle of friends and acquaintances. But that doesn't mean we don't have parties - in the case of our party this past Saturday, a "Garden Party." Oh, this is not like a genteel urban or suburban garden party. No, the gardens in our neighborhood are … [Read more...] about A Quick and Easy Party Favor!
Aloha, all! One of my friends here in Hawaii had a significant birthday this weekend, and of course I had to make her a special one-of-a-kind card. It didn't take me long to decide that, as she is a retired English Professor, I should give her a design that featured at least one bookmark. In looking around at various … [Read more...] about Birthday Bookmarks for a Friend!
Aloha, all! As I'm getting ready to mail some of my Christmas Card Layout CDs, I've been thinking of that Diagonal Z-Fold card I made earlier this week and wish I'd had that card to put in my eBook - what fun it would be to have that as a Christmas Card! And I could have added a tutorial as I did with my other folded cards. The … [Read more...] about Another Z-Fold Card – for Christmas!
Aloha, all! I am still showing off retiring Stampin' Up! products, and there's only one product in today's bookmark that's not retiring - and that's the Whisper White Card Stock on which some of the images are stamped. But first let me tell you about the book club to which I belong. It is the best - and biggest! - book … [Read more...] about A Bookmark for Our Book Club Leader!
Aloha, all! Those who have been around the craft room lately know that one of my favorite possessions is my Kindle eBook reader. With all the traveling that I'm doing this year, it's sure nice to have to "lug" only one little piece of equipment around with me yet still have at least a half dozen unread books in my purse! … [Read more...] about Yes, I Still Use Bookmarks!