Aloha, all! With everything else that's been going on, I've been involved in getting ready for quite a few holiday parties sponsored by many organizations to which I belong. For the most part, given that we've been so focused on making our home livable, I've been able to beg out of doing too very much. But I jumped at the opportunity to make the table favors for one of the groups that was … [Read more...] about Curvy Keepsake Table Favors!
Handmade Christmas Ornaments
Aloha, all! In mid-October, once again our life was interrupted by constant moving of furniture back and forth. While I tried to weather through all that was going on, by the beginning of November, I realized that I needed to focus on where we lived and keeping it livable than on my crafting. If you can believe it, I managed to go to a Stampin' Up! event in mid-November without ANY swaps to … [Read more...] about Our Apartment Renovation is Finished!
Aloha, all! While I do enjoy making greeting cards with a Halloween theme, I'm not much for trick or treating. So when the SUO Challenge came around with the theme, "The Treat's the Thing," I wanted to do something other than a Trick or Treat project. In looking through all my Stampin' Up 2014 Holiday Catalog goodies - that … [Read more...] about Getting Started Early on Christmas Treats!
Aloha, all! Just after I posted about the Diagonal Double Pocket Card earlier in the week, I decided to make a few more to see just how quick and easy it was to make them. Today's card is one that I made in just 10 minutes! The first thing that made this so easy was that I'd just finished a couple of the … [Read more...] about Another QUICK Diagonal Double Pocket Card!
Aloha, all! Once again it's time for the Stampin' Up! Only Challenge over at the SUO Challenges Blog! The challenge this time around is for us to make a card that's folded in an unusual way - "usual" being a piece of paper or card stock folded in half. So, for "unusual," we had to do something other than the standard … [Read more...] about Peek-a-Boo Snowflake Card!
Aloha, all! We had a totally busy day in paradise today--starting with a visit from an electrician who fixed that smoke alarm that has been going off at 4 in the morning more than I'd care to have it go off (um, actually, one time would be more than I'd care; but I've been patient). I'm truly looking forward to a full night's sleep tonight! After a few other social engagements, I … [Read more...] about More Personalizing!
Aloha, all! I finally had some time to day to start decorating for Christmas! Of course, last week just after Thanksgiving, my grandson and his Grandpa Harry went out into the back garden to cut two Norfolk Pines to flank our home's front door. And there are more than a few Stampin' Up! handmade Christmas ornaments on them. But my real challenge was to figure out what to … [Read more...] about Decor Elements for Christmas
Aloha, all! Yesterday I showed you a picture of the ornament that grandson, Quin, made while he was visiting for Thanksgiving. He and his dad were here for only two days, but we packed a lot into them. Included in all the activity was not only making Quin's ornament, but taping it as an instructional video. I never knew my grandson was such a showman! As you can imagine, there … [Read more...] about Not Just for Grandmas!
Aloha, all! While my 8-year-old grandson, Quin, was visiting from the mainland for Thanksgiving, he learned how to use the Sizzix Big Shot from Stampin' Up! We started with the ornament that I featured in yesterday's blog post. After that, he could hardly wait to get his hands on the Big Shot again! I had some snowflakes lying on my display table, and those intrigued him the … [Read more...] about Quin Makes an Ornament
Aloha, all! Well, not much here in Hawai'i! But there are snowflakes all over Robin's Craft Room today! Here's just a small sample. And guess what?! They don't melt! The Green and Red snowflakes were made with the die-cut chipboard and Designer Series Paper featured in the Country Living Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit, currently on sale through Stampin' Up! (Item … [Read more...] about Snowflakes Everywhere!
Aloha, all! Throughout December I'll be featuring classes and workshops featuring handmade Christmas ornaments and gifts. Of course, I'll be working on Christmas cards (and the occasional greeting and gift for Hanukkah). But with economic times as they are this year, I'm really looking forward to the opportunity to show everyone how to make the most of Stampin' Up!'s products and … [Read more...] about More Christmas Ornament Fun!