Aloha, all! Once I got my masculine cards out of the way for the group of upcoming birthdays, I was on to making cards for the two women on my list. At this point, I'd not yet put away the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper (DSP), and I started rummaging through the pretty magnolia designs in that set. I really love the brightness of the prints that have a white background, so I chose the one … [Read more...] about Birthday Week – Part 2!
Aloha, all! This past weekend I realized that I had a busy week ahead of me AND that there were FOUR birthdays bearing down on me all of which required a handmade card: My sister, a grandson, a nephew and a BFF. Yikes, I'd better get rolling on this one before life takes over! Two of the cards I needed to make are for men. While I love to make cards with geometric designs, I personally … [Read more...] about Birthday Week – Part 1!
Aloha, all! I have a friend who has been going through a rough patch of life the past couple of weeks. It's nothing super serious, it's just gotten her down a bit and she hasn't had any get-up-and-go when it comes to her crafting. In the crafting vernacular, she's "lost her mojo." Actually, I think it's more that she's lost her space to craft. I don't live near her, but I definitely wanted to … [Read more...] about A Bit of Encouragement!
Aloha, all! I am finally back in Hawaii after more than two weeks away from home, the last week in the 109 degree plus temperatures of the desert southwest. Yep, in Las Vegas. I am SOOOO happy to be home out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, whose currents do a wonderful job of moderating our Big Island of Hawaii summer temperatures. To celebrate the sea around us, as well as to bring back … [Read more...] about Island Hopping with Seaside Notions!
Aloha, all! I'm still traveling away from my pleasantly warm home on Hawai'i's Big Island. I mention the weather because I've just arrived in Las Vegas, Nevada, where the temperature is hovering around 100?. Yikes! I am so not used to this kind of heat. Besides that I'm not used to all the buildings and crowds that we're experiencing as we arrive from Northern Minnesota. While I was in … [Read more...] about Gifts While I’m Traveling
Aloha, all! One of my favorite Facebook groups is one called, "Stampin' Through the Catalog." In fact, I do believe that this will be the first of many posts that I will share with you in which I follow along with the week's featured stamp sets. Today's stamp set is the new set, Daisy Lane, and its coordinating new Medium Daisy Punch. The Daisy Lane Stamp Set is featured on page 23 of … [Read more...] about Fun With Daisies!
Aloha, all! When I'm having the kind of a day (week, month?) where I just cannot get started on any kind of card-making project at all, I look online for something to CASE (Copy And Share with Everyone). Early last month when my friend, Donna, was in town and we were crafting a bit, we worked together to design the card that I shared in yesterday's post. While she was making her second version … [Read more...] about Happily Copying a Card Design!
Aloha, all! I hope you read my last post showing the sampler that I made using the Follow Your Art Suite of products in the upcoming 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. If you didn't you might want to check it out before you wonder what I'm talking about in this post! Click HERE. And a brief update on RETIRING PRODUCTS! I updated my copy of the list as of Friday night. LOTS OF STAMP SETS … [Read more...] about More Fun With “Follow Your Art”!
Aloha, all! I'm not sure I've mentioned this much, but I'm actively putting together a new eBook with greeting card patterns. I'm aiming for a July 1, 2019, publication date, and that's not all that far away. So I've been scrambling recently to make cards in all the designs I'm going to include in the eBook. Today I'm going to share one with you as I've finally got all the measurements and … [Read more...] about A Fun Pocket Card!
...but wish I had! Aloha, all! When I visited my sister-in-law, Deb, last month, we had a really good time crafting in her wonderful craft room. She was trying out techniques for her upcoming stamp camps and I was trying out stamp sets and colors that I didn't have at home. This is a stamp set that I did not - and still do not - have. As much as I liked it, I am unlikely to buy it as … [Read more...] about A Retiring Stamp Set I’ve Never Owned…
Aloha, all! Many of you who have crafted with me over the years know that my first crafting love was needlework. I was all into that hobby, entering competitions, attending conferences, and gathering with friends for stitching sessions. But when the stamping bug hit me in the mid-1980s, my stitching rather quickly retreated into nothingness. Yes, I still had some unfinished projects hanging … [Read more...] about Stamping With Stitching?