Aloha, all! It's less than two weeks before this year's Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration promotion is over! Once March 31st comes to an end, you will no longer be able to order your FREE SET OF DESIGNER SERIES PAPERS with your $50 Stampin' Up! product purchase. That's how I was able to get my own set of this paper - I had to place a $50 … [Read more...] about Love The 2014 Sale-a-bration Papers!
Handmade Get Well Card
Aloha, all! "Geometrical," of course, is the name of one of Stampin' Up!'s newest stamp sets from the 2014 Occasions Catalog. I shared one of the stamps with you earlier in the week, and now I've got another card that I definitely had some fun making with another of the stamps! After Thank You … [Read more...] about More “Geometrical”!
Aloha, all! When I first made this card and wrote this blog post, I had conflicting feelings. First, I didn't at the time know anyone who needed a Get Well card. On the other hand, I really didn't want anyone I knew to NEED a Get Well card. But I made it anyway. Now, the day of this blog post, I hear that Stampin' Up!'s CEO, … [Read more...] about Get Well Soon, Shelli!
Aloha, all! As I wing my way to the Stampin' Up! Convention, it's time for the biweekly Stampin' Up! Only Challenge at the SUO Challenges Blog! The challenge this time is to make a Get Well Card. I always have a sampling of Get Well Cards in my stash because it seems that people do need them a bit more often than I think they should. … [Read more...] about Men Need Get Well Cards, Too!
Aloha, all! When I was first a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I just loved to look through the Stampin' Up! catalogs at all the lovely projects. It simply never occurred to me actually to copy them! Well, for one thing, I often didn't have the stamp sets or colors or embellishments they used. So, while I did learn a lot by looking at the … [Read more...] about A Project from Stampin’ Up!’s New Catalog!
Aloha, all! Usually when you see a greeting card here on my blog, you'll see a card that's 5-1/2" x 4-1/4", horizontal or vertical, with quite a bit of ink, at least a couple of layers of card stock and papers, and most of the time with more than one embellishment such as buttons or brads or bows. But every once in awhile, that … [Read more...] about Something a Bit Different
Aloha, all, and welcome to this month's "VC Rocks!" blog hop! VC Rocks is an online community that celebrates Stampin' Up!'s annual convention with a "Virtual Convention" that lasts all summer long. It's a fun group whose summer-long activities are starting to wind down. But not before we have one more blog hop, featuring … [Read more...] about Embellishing a Simple Layout
Aloha, all! As I continue to look through my growing stash of Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series - or Printed - Papers, I'm starting to realize that I'm already running out of my first purchase of some of the sets. In fact, I think I'm about to open my third pack of the set, Comfort Cafe. One reason is that I decided early on that this was a … [Read more...] about More Papers – In a Sketch Challenge!
Aloha, all! Create with Connie and Mary's weekly challenge for their New Catalog edition had me scratching my head for a bit. We were to use NEW Big Shot items in a FUN way! Well - Big Shot products are ALWAYS fun! So I interpreted this to mean I should do something that would be a bit on the unusual side. Now, I've … [Read more...] about Fun With a Flower Chain!
Aloha, all! When I first opened my pack of the brand new Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper, I wondered what the heck I was going to do with the sheet with the musical notes. After all, the theme of the paper seemed to be "nature," yet musical notes placed on a staff remind me of something a bit more formal than the great … [Read more...] about Naturally Musical!
Aloha, all! One of the new stamp sets that includes just sentiments is called Sassy Salutations. I wasn't quite sure how much I liked it when I saw it on paper in the new 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! Catalog. But now that I have it in my craft room, I'm finding that it's a lot more versatile that I imagined it to be. The font is a bit different … [Read more...] about Sassy Salutations!