Aloha, all! As I've mentioned before, I've named my place where I do my crafting, Robin's Craft Room. I started out with Robin Stamps, but then I realized that I do other crafts than stamp to make cards, scrapbook pages and gifts. I also crochet and do other kinds of needlework when the mood strikes me. But back in the 1990s and into the early part of the 21st century, most of my crafting … [Read more...] about Before I Was a Paper Crafter!
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! 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!
I love October and fall themes for crafting. But when I turn the calendar to November, I really start to get excited about my Holiday crafting! Stampin' Up! is making this so much easier this year with its wonderful Holiday Mini-Catalog. My absolute favorite is the collection of great holiday papers. Not only that, this year Stampin' Up! has included some papers with pieces … [Read more...] about It’s November!! Holiday Crafting is Upon Us!!!