Aloha, all! There has been SOOO much going on here on Hawaii's Big Island that I don't know where to start talking about it. So perhaps the solution is not to start at all, but just get on with my papercrafting life! We are in a temporary rental home while still trying to maintain our own home and garden in … [Read more...] about Boo! I’m BACK (finally)!
Handmade Halloween Cards
Aloha, all! After I presented a September class focused on making some cards that mimicked some pieced quilt designs, I decided to try to try some cards with a different take on paper piecing. I'm still not just where I want to be in understanding how to get the effect that I want. But I finally am feeling that I'm almost there - maybe just one … [Read more...] about A Bit of Trick or Treat Piecing!
Aloha, all! Can you believe that tomorrow is October already??!!! I can't either, except that I'm on my way to the United States mainland for my October trip there, so I guess I should find it easy to believe it's already here! And when it comes time to think about October, I think about some of the fun that I used … [Read more...] about Love Those Pumpkins!
Aloha, all! Halloween Happiness seemed to be the right title for this blog post as that's the name of the stamp set that I chose for today! The Stamp Set, Halloween Happiness, is really just one stamp in the "set." I love these single stamps because (1) they don't cost as much as sets with multiple stamps and (2) they're … [Read more...] about Halloween Happiness!
Aloha, all! If you haven't noticed that Stampin' Up! has two new "Flip Card" Sizzix Thinlets for sale, then you need to learn about them - and buy them! Wow, what fun I've had and I've only had mine for a day! I used to do Flip Cards by using my Stampin' Trimmer to cut a rectangle that flipped when the card was … [Read more...] about Oh, my! These Flip Cards are TOO Much Fun!
Aloha, all! Already it's time for another challenge from the SUO Challenge Design Team! For this challenge - to use some texture in our project - I decided to continue with something I've been trying to do a little bit at a time. I tried to get out of my straight-line layering box and be a bit looser with my creativity. I know the creativity is … [Read more...] about Halloween with a bit of Texture!
Aloha, all! Oh, my! Has it been ANOTHER WEEK!?! It has just flown by. I've been doing lots of Stampin' Up! "stuff," but none of it has managed to get here on my blog. I should just stop a bit each day and share what I'm working on, shouldn't I? I promise I'll try to be better at that - I'd like you to enjoy … [Read more...] about Almost October! And a Fun Card Tutorial!
Aloha, all! Those of you who read my blog posts regularly know that most of what I share with you are greeting cards made exclusively with Stampin' Up! products - stamp sets, inks, papers, embellishments - everything in the current Stampin' Up! catalogs! But today you might not recognize at least one of the items on the card as being in a … [Read more...] about Hybrid Trick or Treat?
Aloha, all! Not Divas Coffee Break Challenge - that's on Wednesdays! No, this challenge was one on my SUDSOL Stampin' Up! Demonstrators group where we were challenged to copy a sample from our Stampin' Up! Demonstrator's monthly magazine, Stampin' Success. The only problem was that the sample used one of the new Halloween stamp sets from … [Read more...] about A Halloween Challenge!
Aloha, all! If you've been keeping up with my blog the last month or so, you know that, not only is this my favorite Halloween Stamp Set, it's also my only Halloween Stamp Set! Of course, it's Halloween Hoot, and you last saw these little critters on my Halloween House. For this card, I really wanted to show off the … [Read more...] about Back to my Favorite Halloween Stamp Set
Aloha all, and especially those of you who have already purchased My Digital Studio! Last week saw the very first new downloads for My Digital Studio. There was so much in the original MDS package that I couldn't imagine what Stampin' Up! would come up with first. Well, first on my list was the Halloween stamps and papers! Now I know there are some of you who don't pay any … [Read more...] about New Downloads for My Digital Studio