Aloha, all! This is the second in a late February/early March series featuring the Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set and the Small Bloom Punch. Both of these are in this year's Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration Brochure. And you can get the Stamp Set FOR FREE with a $50 purchase from Stampin' Up!, and the Small Bloom Punch FOR FREE with a $100 purchase. Keeping It Clean and Simple! As with last … [Read more...] about Blooming Sale-a-Bration Cards – Part 2!
Handmade Thank You Card
Aloha, all! I was surprised last week when I received in the mail a lovely card from a woman in one of my clubs thanking me for the work I'd been doing for the club. In it, she included two gift cards to the grocery store where I do most of my shopping. I had bought Christmas candies for a project I did for the club, and I have no doubt that this is her way of repaying me for what I bought. So … [Read more...] about Thank You for Thinking of Me!
Aloha, all! With the small space in which I now have to work, I really do have to put things away as soon as I use them or my work table gets totally out of hand. So, yes, after I finished my last card, I did manage to put most stuff away to get ready for my next project - except that I didn't bother taking the Vases Builder Punch back to its designated spot because it's too far away. I would … [Read more...] about Old Habits Are Hard to Break!
Aloha, all! I'm not sure I've mentioned this much, but I'm actively putting together a new eBook with greeting card patterns. I'm aiming for a July 1, 2019, publication date, and that's not all that far away. So I've been scrambling recently to make cards in all the designs I'm going to include in the eBook. Today I'm going to share one with you as I've finally got all the measurements and … [Read more...] about A Fun Pocket Card!
Aloha, all! I have been crafting up a storm this past week since my fund-raising fair. Much of what I've been doing has been with my friend, Donna, who is visiting the island for a short time taking care of some business with her property here. But she let me know long before she landed on the shores of Hilo, Hawaii, that she definitely wanted some crafting time with me. Yay! So far we've had … [Read more...] about Focus on a Retiring Product!
Aloha, all! Yesterday I showed you a card that I made by cutting a frame out of a stamped piece of cardstock. Today I'm sharing the card that I made with the piece that I cut out of that frame. For this card, rather than making the rectangle the center image in this card, I turned the card, made with the Thick Whisper White Cardstock, into the landscape direction. Then I added a layer … [Read more...] about Using a Big Scrap for a Card!
Aloha, all! I am finally at the point with my crafting exercises that I have had the time to take some photographs and share with you what I've been doing the past few weeks. The first thing - and it should have been done sooner than this! - is to get some Thank You notes out to our friends and relatives who were our hosts and hostesses while we were traveling at the beginning of the … [Read more...] about Finally Catching Up!
Aloha, all! Once again I send out a big, "Thank You," to my sister Stampin' Up! Demonstrators for all the love and caring they've showered on me with the dozens of cards they've sent to help me out while I'm in crafting limbo. I still haven't figured out how to get my crafting supplies set up to get back into making my own cards. So the cards they've sent me are helping to show you - and me, it … [Read more...] about Thank You Again and Again!
Aloha, all! Over the last two days I've opened all of those envelopes that you saw in the photo I shared in my last post. I simply cannot believe the love and caring so many Stampin' Up! demonstrators have shown for me in the month since we lost our home to the lava flow in Leilani Estates, Hawai'i. I am overwhelmed with a sense of thankfulness to everyone who has reached out to me in this … [Read more...] about Thank You So Very Much!
Aloha, all! The lady we in our neighborhood know as "T" is one of my favorite people - because she brings all things Stampin' Up! to my door. Today, every time I heard a truck on our street, I went to look out to see if it was she. Finally, not much more than an hour ago, she arrived with my very first samples of Stampin' Up! products that will be in the next annual catalog. Now, I'm not … [Read more...] about Guess What My FedEx Lady Brought Today?!
Aloha, all! As the current challenge at the SUO Challenge Blog is a celebration of its 7th Anniversary, we've chosen the theme, "A Blast From The Past," to celebrate! What I did for my Design Team Entry in this challenge is to recreate the very first project that I made as a member of the Design Team back in … [Read more...] about Stampin’ Up! Only Challenges – A Blast From the Past!