Aloha, all! I have been SOOOO fortunate to have a really good friend visiting this month. Her house is in my former neighborhood where most of the homes were destroyed in the 2018 Kilauea Lava Eruption. Her house is still standing, but is not in the most wonderful shape after all that went on back then. What she loves most of all is her garden, and she returns several times a year to work on … [Read more...] about An Oldie but Goodie Technique: Stained Glass!
Aloha, all! I very much enjoy tasting different kinds of wines and wondering what gives each wine its distinctive flavor. If you ever read wine reviews, you'll frequently find comments that relate to a wine's "fruity" flavor. Then the reviewer will go on to name those fruits. My expertise stops at the "fruity" level as I rarely can name a specific fruit that I'm tasting. Today, though, as I … [Read more...] about Wine with a Dark Fruit Flavor!
Aloha, all! Once again it's time for the Stampin' Up! Only Challenge, the biweekly challenge for all lovers and users of Stampin' Up! paper crafting products. The new challenge is "Embossing of All Kinds." There are so many ways of embossing that we're really looking forward to seeing what people come up with for their challenge … [Read more...] about Embossing and More Embossing!
Aloha, all! As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I have quite a complete craft room, and I really don't need to be subscribing to Stampin' Up!'s Paper Pumpkin Monthly Kit. But, as I explained yesterday, I love getting a new stamp set and new papers in the mail every month - whether I need them or not! Unfortunately, what … [Read more...] about My Final Three Cards for August Paper Pumpkin!
Aloha, all! From the very beginning of my Stampin' Up! career, I have LOVED 2-Step Stamping! It's so much fun to take two (or more) different stamps and stamp one upon the other, using different colors, creating an image with beautiful color dimension to it! So you might imagine how much fun I'm having with the Stampin' Up! Stamp Set, … [Read more...] about December 9th – Love that Gold Foil!
Aloha, all! As you may recall, we're living with a lava flow pretty close to where we live. It's the main - only? - topic of conversation with a group of two or more people get together. Today at breakfast, a friend told me about a set of greeting cards that have photos of the lava on the front, with the words, "Let it flow, let it flow, … [Read more...] about December 6th – Let It Snow!
Aloha, all! Sometimes when I'm looking for inspiration I go through my magazines. But often I also flip through the Stampin' Up! Catalog to see what the Stampin' Up! Artists have come up with. This time my eyes landed on a project that included a technique I'd never tried before! The original of … [Read more...] about It’s Fun Copying the Stampin’ Up! Artists!
Aloha, all! I LOVE snowmen stamps (and snow women stamps, too!). Today's snow person seems to be of the snowman variety, and I think he's just cute as can be! Stampin' Up! has had several stamp sets that have allowed us to create and decorate our very own snowmen so that each one is different - as are … [Read more...] about Warm Wishes!
Aloha, all! The Stampin' Up! Only Challenge theme this time around is as the title of this blog post states - I'm supposed to have created a card or other project using my favorite December holiday colors! Every year I go through this same argument with myself: Is it Red/Green or Blue/Silver? If you look around at what I've been making over … [Read more...] about My Favorite Holiday Colors
Aloha, all! Stampin' Up!'s 2011 Summer Mini Catalog has more than just new stamps, punches and papers. It has new Embossing Powders - and they're in color! Finally we have some embossing powders that match some of Stampin' Up!'s great colors. The colors featured in the Summer Mini Catalog are Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo, and Wild … [Read more...] about Embossing with Color!
Aloha, all! Today is another challenge at the Diva Coffee Break Design Team website. This time it's a color challenge and, as you probably know by now, color really is challenging for me. Sure put Real Red and Garden Green together with a touch of More Mustard, hey, I can do that! Marina Mist and Peach Parfait with a touch of Daffodil Delight - … [Read more...] about Some More Challenging Colors