Aloha, all! Time for another Stampin' Up! Only challenge, and this time the theme is, "Sweet Treats." Our challenge is to make any kind of a project that displays or holds treats, or even a card with a treat type image, for all kinds of summertime celebrations. Of course there are weddings and graduations. Then there are showers, both wedding … [Read more...] about A Fun Birthday Party Favor!
Aloha, all! Cards are made and will be mailed this week - many not to reach their destination until a day or two after Christmas. There are a couple I haven't yet shared with you and I still have time for that! But today I just have to show off a couple of products that you'll be able to order after the first of the year as part of the Stampin' … [Read more...] about December 22nd – A Christmas Gift and a Sneak Peek!
Aloha, all! This weekend, our Duplicate Bridge club is being introduced to the new baby of one of our members. We're going to welcome Baby Luca with a gift from the club, including this fun pocket-sized Accordion Fold Album to use to show off baby pictures. You've seen me show off this album style on a couple of occasions. … [Read more...] about Welcome Baby Luca!
Aloha, all! What a week this past one was, and the coming week will be just about the same - packed with non-crafting activities! I was able to squeeze in enough time to make all the packets for my Stamp-A-Stack class on Saturday, and we all had a lot of crafting fun then. But that was about it until tonight. After a day out with my dh, I came home and … [Read more...] about A Little Bit of Fun
Aloha, all! Every Christmas season I read stories about children who make their own special Christmas gifts, among which are their own personal gift certificates that promise something special - like a night of babysitting, or taking a brother or sister's turn for doing the dishes. Great gifts and the cost in terms of money is so small. … [Read more...] about Countdown to Christmas! Day 11 – Give a Gift That Only You Can Give!
Aloha, all! OK, for at least a day or two, I'm back on track to my once a day blog posting! And for today, I have a brand new tutorial to share with you. This one is a set of instructions for one of the projects that I showed off on last month's Royal Blog Tour - it's a Slimmed Down Diagonal Double Pocket Card. You'll … [Read more...] about Countdown to Christmas! Day 8 – A New Take on an Old Fold
Aloha, all! As my children and niece and nephews have grown up, I've been sending fewer and fewer gifts and more and more checks and cash for special occasions - like Christmas, of course! And now I have grandchildren, all of whom live far away, and whose interests change quite a bit more often than I see them. So money works for them now, … [Read more...] about Countdown to Christmas! Day 5: Sending Money? Quick Card!
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! Early last month, I was featured in a blog tour sponsored by my Stampin' Up! Demonstrators group, SUDSOL (Simply Unique Demonstrators Sharing On.Line). The project on my blog for the tour was a Greeting Card with an Attached Bookmark. Just to remind you, here's one picture of the card I displayed on that … [Read more...] about Countdown to Christmas! Day 3: A Promised Tutorial
Aloha, all! Fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melissa Stout, has a great new take on making covers for Note Pads (or Jr. Legal Pads as they are sometimes called). I've been making covers for these note pads for years, and have shared some of them with you along the way. The basic tutorial is here on my blog. What Melissa has … [Read more...] about An Addition to My Note Pad Covers
Aloha, all! As you can probably tell, I tend towards the kinds of designs that have clean lines and some symmetry. I like to have neat edges and have papers and ribbons and such lying nice and flat on the card or scrapbook page. But I've noticed in many of my craft magazines as well as in Stampin' Up!'s publications and samples, the … [Read more...] about Learning the “Vintage” Look