Aloha, all! I stole today's post title from the stamp set of the same name - Just Buzzin' By. It's one of my favorites among the Stampin' Up! stamp sets that are retiring this month. As I'm packing my retiring sets away for sale later this summer, I'm trying to get one last inking of each favorite done. … [Read more...] about Just Buzzin’ By!
Aloha, all! As those of you on my newsletter list know, I've been hip deep in boxes in the Craft Room getting all my retired "stuff" ready for my New Catalog Open House a week from Saturday. But this morning, there was a Chat & Challenge on my SUDSOL (Stampin' Up! Demo) group, so I took a break to make a … [Read more...] about Taking a Break to Play!
Aloha, all! And a special "Thank You" to all of you who visited my blog during the 2010 Royal Blog Tour. I have to confess that I didn't make it to all of the blogs. But I'll be checking them out from time to time as the week goes on. While most of us will have new blog posts going up right after the tour, most of those wonderful … [Read more...] about What A Wonderful Blog Tour That Was!
Aloha, all! Now that we're getting so very close to Christmas, I was thinking that I'm about to say, "Goodbye," to all those wonderful products that I've been using the past few months for making Christmas cards and gifts. NOT!!! Here's just one example of a project I just made that's totally NOT Christmas, but makes use of not one, but TWO, of Stampin' Up!'s products featured as … [Read more...] about Use those Christmas Supplies all year long!
Aloha, all! Beginning today, I'm trying to get back to some basic stamping and card making. When the Fall/Winter Idea Book and Catalog first came out, I was really taken by the Eastern Eclectic theme of many of the stamps and papers. For a Christmas gift to a special friend this year, I made a set of stationery using one stamp set--Eastern Blooms (111626)--and my favorite Designer … [Read more...] about Back to Basics I
Aloha, all! I just finished completing an order for a customer who wishes to give one-of-a-kind, handmade gifts, but just doesn't have the time to make them herself. She wanted to give the gift of a Stationery Set. I can't believe how much fun I had selecting the papers and the stamps that I would use. It took awhile because I had to consider some guidelines that the customer … [Read more...] about Stationery is a Great Holiday Gift!
The last few days, I've been featuring cards that I've made as gift sets. One of the stamp sets that I used was Pocket Silhouettes (item number 111672, if you'd like to order online). Here is another card that I made using the same stamp set, but using different techniques. For this card, I stamped three of the flower images using Whisper White Craft Ink (101731) on Baja Breeze … [Read more...] about Pocket Silhouettes – So Versatile!