Aloha, all! OK, I've mentioned several times about how wonderful it was to have been at the Island Style Stampers Annual Retreat in Maui earlier this month. But did you know that I almost couldn't go? Nothing so drastic as Covid. But it's definitely related to the economic issues facing everyone these days. While I could get an airline reservation to hop on over to Maui, I couldn't get a rental … [Read more...] about Cork Paper is Perfect for Fall Leaves!
Aloha, all! As you can imagine with my living in Hawai'i, the new Seascapes Stamp Set is an early favorite from the new Stampin' Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. In the past, to make a sea-themed card, I've used whatever background image might be in the stamp set or an embossing folder Stampin' Up! might have in its catalog to create a background. With this catalog, however, there's another stamp … [Read more...] about A Seascape With Watercolor Shapes
Aloha, all! I love it when I try out a technique that's new (to me) and it works! I've wanted to try this out for quite some time, but I could never find the right paper to make it work for me. But there's a new piece of paper in the new Stampin' Up! Catalog and it's PEFECT! The Delft Tile Technique This lovely blue and white print sheet of Designer Series Paper (DSP) is in a new set of … [Read more...] about A New Technique with a New Product!
Aloha, all! And welcome to the first Island Hopping Blog Hop for Spring 2020. While there has been something of a damper put on Spring celebrations in this year of the virus, there are many celebrations that will still happen. One of those is Mother's Day. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised to hear that it's mothers all over the world who are keeping millions safe and healthy while we deal … [Read more...] about Island Hopping for Mother’s Day!
Aloha, all! I'm still making multiples of cards to send out to make sure there is Happy Mail in mail boxes of my friends and acquaintances. But every once in a while I come across a name on my list that makes me think about a specific stamp set. Today I'm going to share one of those with you. The Missing Piece I made this card for a friend who lives only part time near us in Hilo, Hawai'i. … [Read more...] about Missing You!
Aloha, all! What is On Stage and why did I go? On Stage is a Stampin' Up! event where demonstrators learn what's going on in the company. We hear about the development of the newest catalogs and practice using new products. It's like a convention, but for most demonstrators, it's only a 1-day event. Because of the time and cost to travel from Hawaii to anywhere on the U.S. mainland, I'd never … [Read more...] about Catching Up with On Stage – Event Projects!
Aloha, all! I have been SOOOO fortunate to have a really good friend visiting this month. Her house is in my former neighborhood where most of the homes were destroyed in the 2018 Kilauea Lava Eruption. Her house is still standing, but is not in the most wonderful shape after all that went on back then. What she loves most of all is her garden, and she returns several times a year to work on … [Read more...] about An Oldie but Goodie Technique: Stained Glass!
Aloha, all! As part of Stampin’ Up!’s 2020 Sale-a-Bration promotion, anyone who signs up as a demonstrator will receive three gifts that are for new demonstrators only! While current demonstrators were able to pre-order these fun new products, during Sale-a-Bration ONLY new demonstrators will receive these gifts. The first is a brand new Mini Paper Cutter – a guillotine-style cutter … [Read more...] about Special Specials for New Demonstrators!
Aloha, all! Tomorrow is the first day of Stampin' Up!'s brand new January-June Mini Catalog, and I'd like to share with you the very first card I made using a favorite new bundle, Under My Umbrella. The Under My Umbrella Stamp Set was the very first stamp set from the new Mini Catalog that I received because I "won" it in one of the Prize Patrols at the Stampin' Up! On Stage event in … [Read more...] about Friends Forever in the New Year
Aloha, all! Last year when we lost our home to the Kilauea Volcano eruption, dozens and dozens of sister Stampin' Up! demonstrators sent me their handmade greeting cards. I had no idea that so many people cared about me and I loved each and every one of those cards. One card in particular that I shared on my blog last summer managed to get posted on Pinterest and several people have asked me … [Read more...] about A CASEd Fun Fold!
Aloha, all! I have spent the past week just crafting away, not that you'd notice from my posting here. But it was craft or post, and craft won. In the midst of all that not posting, I missed the fourth of the birthday cards that I mentioned last week, but it was actually the first of the birthdays in the group. Just to confuse things further, the first card I made was for tomorrow's birthday … [Read more...] about A Belated Birthday Wish!