Aloha, all! Oh my! This time last year I had a big stash of little gifts to give to friends who stopped by! This year not so much. Where has the time gone! Not only am I behind on gifts (and cards!!!), but we are going on a bit of a Christmastime vacation this week and I'll be out of commission craft room-wise for most of this … [Read more...] about The “Last Minute” is Just Around the Corner!
handmade Christmas gifts
This post was originally part of a blog tour for the online Stampin' Up! Demonstrators group, SUDSOL. You may still participate in the tour using the links at the bottom of this post. Lots of great holiday projects - and you don't have to be Demonstrator to enjoy it! Aloha, all! There are so many wonderful products in this year's … [Read more...] about A Fun Way to Capture Letters to Santa
Aloha, all! Today is the last day I'll be posting a project from the Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Edition! But don't forget - you can still subscribe to this fabulous series of 6 WEEKS OF PROJECTS! I've been thinking that getting these projects all at once might be a lot of fun - and they're available to everyone who subscribes for ONE … [Read more...] about Another Fun Challenge for the Holidays!
Aloha, all! While I promised that I would post every day between December 1st and Christmas Day, I am about to be the recipient of a surprise gift from my dear husband, who is whisking me off to the island of Kaua'i tomorrow. I've known about this for over a week, but I really thought (in this busy season, no less!) that I'd have time to make projects … [Read more...] about Countdown to Christmas! Day 12 – A Quick Christmas Album!
Aloha, all! Back around Halloween, a lot of my fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators and I had a fun time making boxes to hold the purse-sized bottles of Bath and Body Works' seasonal hand sanitizers. Well, I just could not wait until I could get my hands on some Christmas versions. And I did - I ordered up 50 of the bottles, not having a clue about … [Read more...] about Countdown to Christmas! Day 4: A Stocking Stuffer
Aloha, all! That's "blue" as in that wonderful new Stampin' Up! color, Marina Mist, and the fantastic Designer Series Papers included with the Simply Scrappin' Kit, Christmas Cheer. NOTE: This post was originally part of the November 2010 SUDSOL blog tour. For more information about this online group for Stampin' Up! … [Read more...] about It’s a Blue (and Very Vanilla) Christmas!
Aloha, all! As some of you have already noticed, I've been trying to update my blog's tutorials to show off current Stampin' Up! products, including papers, stamps, embellishments, and even the tools that we have available. I had all good intentions of getting them ALL done by now. But November is right around the corner and I have hardly made a … [Read more...] about Quick and Easy Gift Card Holders!
Aloha, all! I just finished completing an order for a customer who wishes to give one-of-a-kind, handmade gifts, but just doesn't have the time to make them herself. She wanted to give the gift of a Stationery Set. I can't believe how much fun I had selecting the papers and the stamps that I would use. It took awhile because I had to consider some guidelines that the customer … [Read more...] about Stationery is a Great Holiday Gift!
Aloha, all! Gift Cards are a great way to give a gift to someone when you don't know specifically what he or she would like for a gift. Think iTunes gift cards when your taste runs to classical and his taste runs to heavy metal. Especially in this economy, when I need to buy a gift for someone who (1) wouldn't necessarily appreciate a set of hand made stationery and (2) is not someone I … [Read more...] about Christmas Gift Cards
Aloha, all! My favorite toy this weekend is the Sizzix Big Shot with the wonderful Serif Essentials alphabet (113464). The first project was to make 2008 decorations for the wreath that my son, Gus, and grandson, Quin, started decorating last year. For Quin's decoration, I used the large Q (I'm probably one of the very few people who may actually wear out the Q in the alphabet set!). … [Read more...] about Personalize Your Gifts With Sizzix!
Aloha, all! My Stamp Club had a great time last night with lots of Christmas projects. We had so many we wanted to do that we're going to have a follow-on meeting next week. I have just so many great ideas that I've picked up around my Stampin' Up! community, and I want to share them ALL!! Unfortunately, some will have to wait for another time. Sigh. Here is one project … [Read more...] about Punch Art Santa