Aloha, all! I have been SOOOO fortunate to have a really good friend visiting this month. Her house is in my former neighborhood where most of the homes were destroyed in the 2018 Kilauea Lava Eruption. Her house is still standing, but is not in the most wonderful shape after all that went on back then. What she loves most of all is her garden, and she returns several times a year to work on … [Read more...] about An Oldie but Goodie Technique: Stained Glass!
Handmade Get Well Card
Aloha, all! Last year when we lost our home to the Kilauea Volcano eruption, dozens and dozens of sister Stampin' Up! demonstrators sent me their handmade greeting cards. I had no idea that so many people cared about me and I loved each and every one of those cards. One card in particular that I shared on my blog last summer managed to get posted on Pinterest and several people have asked me … [Read more...] about A CASEd Fun Fold!
Aloha, all! Just before I left on my trip, I had to visit a friend who had been very ill, and was still recovering from some surgery. By the time I visited, she was doing a lot better. But I still wanted to give her some kind of a card that let her know I was thinking about her. I found the perfect sentiment in the Itty Bitty Greeting Stamp Set. Instead of saying, "Get Well Soon," it said, … [Read more...] about Hope You’re Feeling Better Soon!
Aloha, all! I have had my broken foot out of a boot for over a week, and I am moving around so much better than I have been for the past 3-1/2 months. Yay! It's also just about the New Year, with the Christmas Holiday season about over and all my Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog stamps and papers packed away. That means that my Stampin' Up! craft work is also now back to … [Read more...] about Getting Back to Normal!
Aloha, all! And welcome to the very first Color Fusers Blog Hop for 2017! This month we have four colors from which we had to choose at least 3 for creating our project. I really wanted to use all 4, but, with all the holiday busy-ness going on, I didn't have much crafting time, and so just settled for 3. The … [Read more...] about Color Fusers Blog Hop – January 2017!
Aloha, all! What a coincidence that the current Stampin' Up! Only Challenge (suochallenges.com) is to create a Get Well Card or Gift. As I'm recovering from my recent illness, I decided the best card for me to make was one that I would like to receive myself. And my favorite of all Get Well cards are those that make me laugh. Glancing through my moderate … [Read more...] about What a Stupid System!
Aloha, all! You know by now that I really enjoy just about everything that happens on the Create With Connie and Mary Blog. From their tutorial editions to their weekly challenges to their own personal designs on their own blogs, they are always such an inspiration to me! So when I was having a bit of creative block laset … [Read more...] about Some Inspiration from a Challenge!
Aloha, all! As I write this, I just about an hour ago received word that my younger sister had fallen and fractured a hip. She has a hard enough time of things without having this happen to her. She's nearly 6,000 miles away, so there's no way I can even jump on a plane and be there tonight to be with her. It's easily a 2-day trip for … [Read more...] about Get Well Wishes for my Sister!
Aloha, all! As I may have mentioned here or on Facebook, I'm traveling on the U. S. Mainland to visit some family and friends. So I'm not able to get my hands on the wonderful box of brand new Stampin' Up! products that I've ordered from the new 2014-2015 Stampin' Up! Catalog. Nonetheless, I still have a few papers that I was able to … [Read more...] about Get Well – With Some New Papers!
Aloha, all! Are many of you of an age when you remember the play/movie, "The King and I"? "Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera" was one of my favorite lines from that movie! But that's not what I'm covering today. No, I'm featuring one of the retiring sets of Designer Series Papers called … [Read more...] about Etcetera, Etcetera, Etcetera!
Aloha, all! Today is Friday and, as you might expect, it's time for the Sketch Frenzy Friday challenge! And, oh, did I love this week's challenge. All sketch challenges are good, but I looked at this one and thought, "I wish I'd come up with that one!" Actually, I just about copied the sketch exactly as it was posted; I just … [Read more...] about A Sketch Challenge Two-fer!