Aloha, all! No holiday cards today! I need a break from the holidays and it's not even November yet. What's with that? But I did have a lot of fun with today's card. It was one of the sketch challenges from the SUDSOL Stampin' Up! Demonstrators' group. When I saw the sketch, I immediately … [Read more...] about A Bit of a Vintage Diversion
Aloha, all! Ah, I really had been hoping to be sipping my coffee this week somewhere on the U. S. Mainland. But here I am in my own craft room sipping my coffee in honor of the Divas Coffee Break Design Team Challenge this week. I'm also taking a break from Halloween and Thanksgiving with a Christmas card. I was really looking forward to all the … [Read more...] about Sure Can Use That Coffee Break!
Aloha, all! Now you might see this card and wonder why I have a Halloween Card and it has something other than Halloween Hoot stamped on it. Well, it's not a stamp set - it's a wheel! Yes, I did get just a teensy bit tired of Halloween Hoot after my last card, so decided to go on to something other than a Halloween card. But there were those … [Read more...] about Even Spookier!
Aloha, all! Not Divas Coffee Break Challenge - that's on Wednesdays! No, this challenge was one on my SUDSOL Stampin' Up! Demonstrators group where we were challenged to copy a sample from our Stampin' Up! Demonstrator's monthly magazine, Stampin' Success. The only problem was that the sample used one of the new Halloween stamp sets from … [Read more...] about A Halloween Challenge!
Aloha, all! Finally today I'm feeling a bit more like doing some craft work. For the last several days I've really had a bit of a struggle feeling like doing anything but just sitting, reading, and sipping tea. But today I'm back into the groove a bit. In fact, as I was setting today's project up for its photo opp, my darling husband came … [Read more...] about Feeling a Little Perkier
Aloha, all! Well, gotta take a break from fall and winter projects for a quick Baby Card! It's nice to go back to some other parts of the Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog than the "Holidays" section. And that's what I had to do when one of my neighbors asked for a Baby Congratulations card. What made this … [Read more...] about Babies Come All Year ‘Round!
Aloha, all! If you've been keeping up with my blog the last month or so, you know that, not only is this my favorite Halloween Stamp Set, it's also my only Halloween Stamp Set! Of course, it's Halloween Hoot, and you last saw these little critters on my Halloween House. For this card, I really wanted to show off the … [Read more...] about Back to my Favorite Halloween Stamp Set
Aloha, all! How do you like all that alliteration in the topic today? Perfect for this post! The topic comes from all the "p" words that are appropriate for today's pretty project: Punch Potpourri (as in the Level 1 Hostess set) and Peach Parfait (as in the orange-ish color that's featured as part of the … [Read more...] about Punch Parfait Potpourri
Aloha, all! You know by now that I just love stamp layout challenges - actually, I like card or scrap challenges of just about every kind! You might also recall that last week I posted a stamp set challenge in which I used an "Oldie But Goodie" stamp set, Simply Said. Shortly after that, there was yet ANOTHER challenge, and this one was a sketch … [Read more...] about Another Oldie But Goodie!
Aloha, all! First of all, don't forget that I'll be teaching "technique" classes this fall! I'll be sending my brochure out to everyone on my mailing list early in the week. So sign up for my newsletter or mailing list NOW to get all the scoop! Meanwhile, here is a card using one of the techniques. The card … [Read more...] about Another New (to me!) Fun Technique
Aloha, all! What makes this gift box with note cards special is that it's made with TWO boxes made from the Sizzix Box #2 Die to create a little tote. How cool is that? I learned this technique at one of the Late Night Stampers Pre-Convention Stamp Camps in Salt Lake City earlier this month. What a great idea for using this die! Something else that makes it special is that I … [Read more...] about A Tote Box with Gift Cards