Aloha, all! Many of the cards that were exchanged in the swap at last month's Stamp Camp on O'ahu, led by fab Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Cindy Baughman, were made using products from the Stampin' Up! 2019 Occasions Catalog. Even though I bought a few sets from that catalog, I was pretty sure that I'd been using all of those that I'd ordered. NOT! I have managed to have in my colleciton the … [Read more...] about Looking Through My Stash! – Part 4
Aloha, all! I am just so grateful that finally my life has reached the point where I can do more about paying attention to other people than to the work of getting myself situated into normalcy. I've been trying to make sure that I get out to see local friends more often - though not often enough! But now, I can pay more attention to my far away friends by sending notes and cards. Some of … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday – With Spring Colors!
Aloha, all! Next Sunday is one of my favorite holidays of the year for just simple fun - St. Patrick's Day! Sure and begorrah, my Irish ancestors (Martins of County Roscommon) would be pleased to know I'm keeping up with some of their antics! They might not be so happy with my use of a lucky four-leaf clover as a shamrock for a card made in honor of St. Patrick's Day. But this year that's … [Read more...] about Good Luck With This One!!
Aloha, all! A day or two ago I shared my initial idea for a Stamp Camp swap card. This swap has ended up requiring that I make 38 cards. Whew, because there was the possibility that all 70 people attending the Stamp Camp would want to join in the swap. As a reminder, here is the card that I originally planned to make. In my last post, I posted that, while stamping and coloring 108 images was … [Read more...] about Sweet Card for a Swap!
Aloha, all! For the last 3 weeks, I've been getting ready for a trip to the island of O'ahu to spend the day at a Stamp Camp event in Kapolei. OK, I know most of you aren't from Hawai'i, so here's a couple of maps to get you oriented. First, we live on the Big Island of Hawai'i, and O'ahu is north and west of us. So you can see that it's not a quick one-hour drive to this Stamp Camp. … [Read more...] about A Sweet Celebration!
Aloha, all! Last week I shared a few cards that I'd made using the main image in the FREE Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set, Lovely Lattice. That bunch of flowers against a lacy, lattice-like design has become one of the most favored items in this year's Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration Brochure. But there are two other stamps in that set, one of which is a darling little flower that doesn't seem to be … [Read more...] about An Overlooked Flower and a Design Hint!
Aloha, all! I have been remiss in not telling you about this year's Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration event. I've just been so glad to be back crafting and sharing with you that I just had to stamp, stamp, stamp, and the promotion side of my life just had to wait. But today, after making three oh-so-fun projects with a Sale-a-Bration FREE STAMP SET, I just had to tell you how you can get this stamp … [Read more...] about A Sale-a-Bration Wonder!
Aloha, All! In a few days, I'll be telling you more about the current Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration brochures. But yesterday, I just couldn't resist the urge to work with some of the gifts that fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators game me last fall to help me recover from our house being destroyed by lava. I've been eyeing the pack of Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper … [Read more...] about Thinking of You!
Aloha, all! This week, Stampin' Up! released its newest seasonal catalog along with with its annual Sale-a-Bration Brochure. For me this year's Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration Brochure dual release is extra special as I missed the 2018 Holiday Catalog as I was basically out of business without a permanent home. Now, though, I'm somewhat back in business and I'm ready to start crafting … [Read more...] about Starting Our New Catalogs With Some Coloring!
Aloha, all! I is going to be another two months before we can move into our new home - an apartment in a building on Hilo Bay. But my husband and I have been traveling back and forth to the building as we plan our renovations and how we'll be organizing it. A few weeks ago, Harry volunteered us to provide some of our art work to display at the entrance to the building. I'm sure you can imagine … [Read more...] about A Fun Intro to My Next Home!
Aloha, all! I'm still working on Robin's Craft Table rather than in a Craft Room, so the supplies that I can have at hand are really minimal. Even if I did own any ink pads (I have one Memento Black pad), I could only have one or two in my space. As I have no idea which ones I'd like to have, I'll just wait until I have space to store them before getting any more. And Ribbons? Big Shot? Dies … [Read more...] about Few Supplies? You Can Do It!