Aloha, all! I'm back on the Big Island of Hawaii after having spent a day in the Big City of Honolulu yesterday. I am truly amazed by all the shopping opportunities that abound in a large city, compared with what we have here near Hilo, Hawaii. But then my dear husband, Harry, reminded me that I don't even like to shop! That brought me back down to earth, and back to thinking … [Read more...] about Diagonal Double Pocket Card – Part I
"At this time of counting blessings, you always come to mind." I think that this is one of the best sayings that Stampin' Up! has ever captured in one of its wonderful rubber stamps. When the stamp set, Thoroughly Thankful, first appeared in a catalog, I just had to have the set. And this particular stamp is the one I've used most. I've put it everywhere! On the … [Read more...] about Thankful Thoughts
I just can't keep my hands off the Little Felt Flurries (113697). Besides the fact that they feel so soft and fluffy, they are dynamite to work with! I may have to start using my Sizzix for some felt cutting. Hmmmmm. But before I get too distracted with what I PLAN to do, let me show you another card I've made with these little gems. These snowflakes are shown in the … [Read more...] about Felt Flurry Trio I
Like yesterday's Christmas Card, today's uses the Little Felt Flurries from Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Mini Catalog. Today, though, I really added the embellishments big time! For starters, I used the lovely background paper from the Ski Slope Designer Series Paper pack, accented with some Riding Hood Red card stock. On top of that, I layered some Baja Breeze 1" Double-Stitched … [Read more...] about Further Felt Flurry Fun!
With my Thanksgiving cards and decorations all made, I can now turn most of my attention to getting ready for the Christmas Season! When the Holiday Mini-Catalog first came out, I shared this card with you. It uses the Little Felt Flurries (113697) and the Heard from the Heart Stamp Set (111644), along with the Holiday Happenings Designer Series Paper, featured as a Level 3 Hostess gift in … [Read more...] about Felt Flurry Fun!
I had lots of fun last week with some design challenges for World Card Making Day, which was earlier this month. I made this card with some colors that are so "not me"! But this combination of Baja Blue, Tangerine Tango, and Old Olive just jumped out and said, "Use Us!" I also used one of the Scallop Dies for the Sizzix and a bit of bling (also so … [Read more...] about Fun With World Card Making Day
Aloha, all! October 2008 is Stampin' Up!'s 20th Birthday!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY STAMPIN' UP!!!! To celebrate its birthday, Stampin' Up! is offering SEVEN birthday-related stamp sets at 20% off during the entire month of October. If you'd like to look at them in your catalog (or online using the online ordering link at upper right), here are the stamps that are on sale: Big Bold Birthday … [Read more...] about A Birthday Celebration!
One of the new stamp sets in the 2008 Holiday Mini Catalog (a link is at the right) is, "Eat, Drink & Be Scary." I have to have everything Halloween, so bought it at the first chance. (It's stock number 111764 if you're ordering online.) This first project that I made with it was inspired by a challenge by a member of one of my online groups. Michelle Gray … [Read more...] about Scary!
Today our grandson, Quintin Gaither, is 8 years old! Wow, where has the time gone?? I got to visit Quin last month, and even bought him a great birthday present from me and his Grandpa Harry. What is it? I can't tell right now because Quin's birthday party isn't until Saturday. So it will have to be a surprise until then. Of course, I made this card … [Read more...] about Happy 8th Birthday, Quin!
We all need a little R&R on occasion, and my FCE club is no exception. September 5th, Puna Wahine FCE Club will retreat with other local East Hawaii FCE clubs to Volcanoes National Park for a weekend of "R&R with Pampering." As part of the "pampering" group, I will be hosting a Greeting Card Make & Take on Saturday morning. These are two of the … [Read more...] about Family and Community Education (FCE) Weekend at KMC